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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Raman, Apr 28, 2021.
My Jackbass when there's no one home.
May not be a popular opinion but Gibson/Epiphone do sunburst better than Fender.
She's a beauty!
I don't necessarily think the Casady is the prettiest instrument. The most common "gold with a yellowish-beige pup" color scheme also really doesn't do it for me.
But yours is gorgeous.
Thank you, Raman.
Mine is sunburst, obviously, and from what I understand, these were only made in the first few batches. Mine was made in 1999.
A short story.
In the year, 2000, I used to frequent another, much smaller bass site.
I began enquiring about the Jack Casady bass, as I had always loved the look of a hollow body bass.
A member at this other site suggested that I come over to Talkbass, and I did. This was, November 2000. I'm sorry, but I've forgotten his name.
The rest is history.
I couldn't find a Jackbass to try in person, so I ordered one online without ever having seen or played one in real life.
One of the best purchases I've made in my life.
And, the cherry on the top was Talkbass.
The JC Sig. is a great bass! Serious tone machine. The Electar pickup is a very powerful and a beautiful sounding pickup.
Varitone had appeared on various Gibson basses since 1961, not always performing the same function. The bass that you're interested in is effectively a replica of the short-lived Gibson Les Paul Signature Bass.
My take on JC is that it's an interesting instrument that could wear many hats, but I'm not happy with its ergonomics. Whether that aspect would be a problem for you is impossible for me to say but I'd highly recommend trying before buying...
You sum it all up beautifully.
It's interesting how many professional musicians have used this bass in live performances.
I bought my first one, a sunburst, when they came out in '98. Eventually sold it for no real reason but then bought and sold others (another sunburst, a silverburst, white, black, 20th and blue royale). Wonderful basses, remarkable tone. If you want more high end, just use roundwounds and work with your EQ. Of the three I have now, the 20th anniversary model has Dean Markley rounds and the other two TI Jazz Flats.
Buying a good strap eliminates the neck dive. (That solved the neck dive on my Gibson EB-4L, too.)
Very nice. I wouldn't know which to choose!
He's a smaller guy, so he makes a starfire look pretty huge. The Epiphone is a bigger bass, especially when it comes to scale length.
I was in a hunt for a good semi hollow bass and for years I've played a Eastwood Classic 4. It's a great (medium scale) bass but the more gigs where coming in the less I was getting used to the medium scale.
Said that I didn't want to spend a fortune on that kind of bass so I began researching for options.
The Casady was basically in everyone's top 3 list therefor I decided to give him a shot.
Man.. what a bass.. and for that price ? Incredible.
It's surely a keeper and you won't be disappointed at all.
My 2 cents is that is worth every dollar. Great sounding, well balanced, 3 toggle switch that's giving you, surprisingly, lots of tonal options + if you mind about that, it's a normal 34" scale so it's like playing a "normal bass".
If you only want that pbass tone then sure get pbass but pbass can’t cover the ground of a jc.
Jack is not a big guy by any stretch of the imagination....
YMMV, but gigs where I was playing the Casady, I wish I had my precision
One of my favorite basses. I made the following changes… replaced the original bridge with a Hipshot… removed the pick guard… moved the upper strap button to the upper horn which solved the neck dive issue
Small guy, monster sound !
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