Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass (Metallic Gold) Reviews4.8/5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
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February 19, 2013Music Background:
Epiphone Jack CasadyWell made - top of Epiphone's quality line IMO. Good range of tones and comfortable to play sitting or standing. The stock Dean Markley Blue Steel strings work well to bring out growly mids and bite; fitting flats (I use Labella Deep Talkin') gives more fundamental tones and thump. Then again, a change of string type can do more to adjust your tone than thousands spent on amps.
A very good value bass; the only possible downside is the body size for some: it is essentially the same size as a Gibson ES 335 which smaller players can find awkward. Watch the bridge studs too; I've heard they can work loose but gluing them in place readily solves the problem it seems. Tuners and other hardware work flawlessly and the factory set up was fine - only usual minor tweaks needed.
from CA USA
May 10, 2011Music Background:
Jack Casady Signature Bass great in the studioI have one of the first JCB's made. It's a modern take on the Gibson Les Paul Sig Bass. The great Gibson design makes this new Epi version the best electric hollowbody bass available. A unique and great sounding bass that sounds incredible with the LaBella flatwounds 760fl set. Set the varitone switch on the lowest setting 50ohms, then roll the tone knob back about halfway for a sweet organic ballad tone. Advance the varitone for more aggressive, meatier tones. A killer studio bass.
from Western USA
December 8, 2010Music Background:
Jack Casady bass is one of the best basses availableThis is one of the best buys in the bass world. Priced for the masses, but sounds as good or better than any pro bass available. Has its own round, organic sound, but can do rock, too. I use 760FL La Bella flatwounds on mine and it just kills! A recording monster, too.
from Huntsville, AL
January 5, 2012Music Background:
Vox & Bass (Hobbyist)
Great bass at a great priceFirst thing I had to do was to tighten everything! After that, it was good to go, although I did change the action, strings and intonation. I thought it sounded better with heavy strings (.105 - .050). Has a great woody tone (I didn't really know what that meant before this bass!) Thumpy but not muddy. Perfect for the music I like: '60's, '70's and Country.
Darrell R Taylor
from Birmingham, AL USA
May 15, 2010Music Background:
Lifelong Bass Guitarist
Fantastic BassI love this bass. In a field full of solid bodies that sound very similar comes this unique guitar. The responsiveness to touch and technique is very intimate. Position of the plucking hand really shines through on this one.Playing around with the varitone and tone control yields a number of useful tones: Don't let one pickup make you think it is a one trick pony.
The 34" scale keeps it from being muddy. There are not many full scale hollow body bass guitars around.
Build quality is very good. My only complaint is the large body. This does contribute to the great sound though. It is not heavy, at least.
The gold color is beautiful. You get noticed.
If you want to get out of the pack ( both sound and looks) this is your ticket!
4-string Semi-acoustic Electric Bass with Maple Body, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 1 x Humbucker, and VariTone Control - Classic Metallic Gold