Epiphone Jack Casady Artist Series Signature Bass - Ebony

4-string Semi-acoustic Electric Bass with Maple Body, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 1 x Humbucker, and VariTone Control - Ebony
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Get Massive Tone from this Semi-acoustic Bass!

The Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass lets you explore new sounds and add acoustic dimension to your music. Developed and designed in partnership with Jack Casady, bass player for such groundbreaking bands as Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, this semi-acoustic-electric bass gives you a great mix of clarity, punch, and bite. A hollow cavity gives the Jack Casady Signature Bass a natural woody voice, and a special active pickup with a VariTone control lets you dial in a huge range of tones. Get ready to discover tons of great new sounds with your Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass!

Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass Semi-hollowbody Electric Bass at a Glance:
  • Semi-hollow maple body provides bright attack and resonant acoustic thump
  • Specially designed pickup captures natural bass tone with extra clarity
  • VariTone control makes dialing in the perfect bass sound as simple as turning a knob
Semi-hollow maple body provides bright attack and resonant acoustic thump

Here's something we don't see every day at Sweetwater: a semi-acoustic bass. What's more, the Jack Casady Signature Bass features a maple back and sides, whose bright and naturally resonant tone compliments the woody thump of its 34"-scale bass setup. Even without its killer electronics, all you have to do is listen to the acoustic sound of the Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass to know this is a very special instrument.

Specially designed pickup captures natural bass tone with extra clarity

To capture the full range of the Jack Casady Signature Bass's acoustic bass sound, Epiphone outfitted it with a specially designed low-impedance, low-output humbucker. Not only does this humbucker capture the Jack Casady Signature Bass's thump and growl beautifully, it also gives your sound the kind of clarity you don't typically get from active bass pickups.

VariTone control makes dialing in the perfect bass sound as simple as turning a knob

Epiphone's VariTone circuitry is a truly unique beast, and it's part of what makes the Jack Casady Signature Bass such a fun and distinctive instrument to play. The VariTone control lets you dial in the impedance of its active humbucking pickup from around 50 ohms to around 500 ohms, which seriously affects your sound. As you turn the Jack Casady Signature Bass's VariTone control, you shift its tone from even dynamics and full tone to a punchier response with a narrower sound and plenty of bite. This gives you an absolutely massive sonic palette to play with!

Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass Semi-hollowbody Electric Bass Features:
  • An original bass that gives you a wide range of amazing acoustic and electric tones
  • The signature bass of one of rock's most influential bass players
  • Semi-acoustic laminate maple body adds bite and woody quality to your sound
  • Special low-impedance, low-output humbucker captures full-bodied tone with excellent clarity and definition
  • VariTone impedance shifting circuit lets you dial in a broad spectrum of excellent bass sound
The Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass gives you wonderful sound, feel, and looks to match!

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Tech Specs

Number of Strings 4
Body Style Double Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Ebony
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Trapezoid
Neck Shape Rounded
Number of Frets 21
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.625"
Strings (.045-.103)
Manufacturer Part Number EBJCEBCH1

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Jack Casady Artist Signature bass

I was surprise at how fast it got to my house open the box it was packed real good I tuned it up wow grate tone tried all settings nice tones good for all styles of music Kent Sallaz was real helpful with hisknowledge, it is a nice looking Guitar and plays real well.
Music background: I have played and bend around music for over 30 years
5/5

Very Versatile and Elegant

I got this bass because I needed a backup for my Fender Jazz and I wanted to be able to get a more acoustic tone while I was at it. Really cool thing about this axe is that with the tone selection knob, you have quite literally 3 entirely uniques bass sounds, not to mention AWESOME acoustic tone. Everyone always goes on about this bass needing flat wound strings, so I ordered some with it, but I have yet to put them on because the bass sounds so great right out of the box. I'm sure I'll get around to it, but it is not the make or break item others describe it to be. The only thing I didn't like was that when the bass arrived the pick up tone selector switch and the line out jack were both loose. I guess the inspector missed those items, but I still give this 5 stars because this thing sounds soooo good. Very easy to play and overall a truly good instrument with great build quality. As an added bonus it looks cool too. I would get the hard case if I was you, it does provide good protection. Oh yeah, people also whine about the bass being so called neck heavy. It is a hollow body so there is a bit of truth to that, but as usual very overexagerated. A bit wider strap takes care of it just fine. Buy it you won't regret it. This bass can do anything you need it to do if you can provide the chops to pull it off.
Music background: 22 years playing bass 11 years as a pro.
5/5

Jack Casady Bass

The Jack Casady Bass exceeded my expectations!!! Great tone and bottom end. It's unlike any bass I've ever played.
Music background: hobbyist
4.5/5

Tone Machine

First off this bass just looks cool, it's unique. The tone is where it really shines, the three different settings allow for substantial tone changes on the fly. This may be a hollow body but make no mistake it can freaking rock. Great throaty tone, if that makes since. Some say it has a really beefy neck but I didn't find it anything out of the norm and I have small hands. Yet another great purchase from the good people at Sweetwater.
Music background: I'm in a band man
4.5/5

Jack in Black!

Very nice! I found the acoustic tone to be trebly and rattley (all the pickguard, pickup bezels, etc) but plugged in (as it should be) it sounds great. For a single pickup bass it has a nice range of sounds thanks to the Varitone switch. Build quality is top notch, feels more like one of my early 70s Gibsons. The stock strings have to go. Don’t even tune it up, just cut ‘em off and start over. I put Thomastik-Infeld flats on it and wow! I imagine it would be nice with D’Addario Chromes, even Fender 9050s too. For the price, it would be nice if it came with a case but it is a $120 option. Oh well, it’ll fit in my double gig bag. I love the black finish instead of gold, but that is a personal choice.
Music background: 40 years semi pro bassist
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