Upgrade Epi Jack Casady Pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Dalton Akins, Aug 4, 2021.


  1. Dalton Akins

    Dalton Akins

    Aug 4, 2021
    I'm wanting to upgrade my Jack Casady pickup to something with a little more punch. Even with power slinky strings the tone is very round and muddy.
    Anyone ever upgraded and/or have any suggestions?
     
  2. bholder

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  3. sunbeast

    sunbeast Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Huh- is this with all the stock Casady Bass electronics in working order as well? I find that in all the positions of the switch that I have plenty of punch. The middle and 500ohm transformer switch positions my Casady Bass are particularly raw (rocking) punchy (though the 500 position can be pretty saturated/compressed and a bit darker or mid-forward depending on strings and pickup height, it is punchy like a Thunderbird to my ears). I guess I can’t imagine an upgrade to what’s already in those basses, which are three distinct and powerful voices IMO. The company above is the only one I’m aware of that makes a drop-in replacement (size-wise), but keep in mind you’ll also want to swap out the pots with a more standard arrangement (probably 500K volume and tone) and the transformer also likely won’t be useful with a standard impedance humbucker like that. You’ll be neutering what really makes the Casady Bass special/unique IMO
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2021
  4. If you do decide to replace the stock electronics you could probably get a couple of bucks from the old stuff. I wouldn’t mind having one of the wire harnesses to play with.
     
  5. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
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    Yeah, if replacing a black pickup, I'd love to have the old one for my project.
     
  6. sunbeast

    sunbeast Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Same haha!
     
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