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Everything About the Epi Casady

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tplyons, Nov 25, 2005.


  1. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Looking at picking one of these up sooner or later, I like the specs, the nut width, scale length, all passive and I like the varitone switch.

    Just a few questions...
    1. Controls are volume and what? The Varitone seems like it would take the place of the volume knob.
    2. How much does she weigh? Neck divey or what?
    3. How hot is the pickup?

    Any other overall things to tell me? I realized I don't have a hollowbody and have always loved playing hollowbody guitars like an ES335 over an SG, love the warmth.
     
  2. justBrian

    justBrian

    Apr 19, 2002
    Kansas City, MO
    Hi Tim,
    I've only had my Casady for a month or two but totally love it. Let's see if this is what you need:

    1. Controls are volume and what? The Varitone seems like it would take the place of the volume knob.
    The controls are volume and tone. THe Varitone controls the output impedance (I think), so that the higher the impedance, the lower the pickup output. So in position one, it sounds more natural and woody. Position 2-- higher output for crunchier sound. And position 3, higher output for solos or whatever.

    2. How much does she weigh? Neck divey or what?
    Not heavy at all-- but I've never weighed it. And yes, the neck does dive, but a wide leather strap helps with that.

    3. How hot is the pickup?
    The hotness depends on your varitone selection. Into my B15, it sounds great and will overdrive the harder I play-- you know what I mean? More dig=more overdrive especially in position 3.

    After many years of lusting after one of these, I finally got one. It's not hte most expensive bass I've owned, but it's one that I love to play. The only bad thing is I've started wearing my belt off to the side like Peter Tork. ;)
     
  3. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Don't worry, me too. Looks a bit goofy, but it gets people talking, and a few actually know why :hyper:

    Now if I could get the green together for a black one.
     
  4. tiredman9

    tiredman9

    Aug 15, 2005
    New York
    Sorry to drag this post off topic...but has anyone converted a casady to fretless....and has a soundclip *fat chance i know*

    I too want an epi jack casady. I love its tone and the hollowbody vibe, im gonna half to go used though...my wallet is about as fat as jessica simpson.

    I also would love to wire it so that it has two outputs, one high impedance and one low impedance like the old Gibson LP Sig series basses.

    I tried one with roundwounds and the tone was amazingly mellow so ive got to try one with flats.