Jack Casady bass body question

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  1. awfulguitarnois


    Jan 22, 2014
    I see this bass referred to as semi-hollow, but I watched a video in which it was said that it was hollow with a post under the bridge. If anyone could answer whether it has a center block that runs the length of the body vs a post under the bridge, I would sincerely appreciate it. I'm asking because 1) there isn't one I can find to check myself, 2) I couldn't find the definitive answer on here via search, and 3) to my ears certer block vs bridge post makes a big difference in sound.

    Thanks for any insights!
  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    The answer is yes, both, kind of. There is a center block running from the neck to the bridge, but most of the top does not touch it, the only connection between the top and the center "spine" block is the bridge block right under the bridge. The "spine" block runs along the back free of the top except for that one spot. Ingenious, best of both worlds (sustain plus free top vibration).
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  3. awfulguitarnois


    Jan 22, 2014
    Thanks very much! This is exactly what I wanted to know.
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  4. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I saw him play one a while back. That sucker sounds good live in his hands. That's for sure. It would do anything from boomy thud to cutting edgy and all points in between. It was much more versatile than I would have though in a hollow body.

    Of course, it was in HIS hands, so...... There's that. :D
  5. awfulguitarnois


    Jan 22, 2014
    The intention is to use it live, as an offset to my P. I used to own a gretsch 5440LSB, and it sounded awesome, but was just too big. So I'm also debating about the 5440 short scale.

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