Epiphone Jack Casady Artist Series Signature Bass - Metallic Gold

4-string Semi-acoustic Electric Bass with Maple Body, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 1 Humbucking Pickup, and VariTone Control - Classic Metallic Gold
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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 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 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

Body Shape Jack Casady
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color Classic Metallic Gold
Body Material Laminated Maple
Body Finish Polyurethane
Neck Material Mahogany, Set
Neck Shape Rounded
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Trapezoid
Number of Frets 21
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.625"
Bridge/Tailpiece 3-point Bridge
Tuners Traditional
Number of Pickups 1
Middle Pickup JCB-1 Low-impedance Humbucker
Controls 1 x Master Volume, 1 x Master Tone, 1 x 3-Position Tone Switch
Strings (.045-.105)
Manufacturer Part Number EBJCMGCH1

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Love this bass

This is the first bass I have every bought and oh my! I love it! The neck is chubby but feels awesome and nothing feels wrong with the neck
Music background: College student BS in audio production
5/5

Epiphone Jack Casady

Well 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.
Music background: Pro Musician
5/5

Jack Casady Signature Bass great in the studio

I 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.
Music background: Pro
5/5

Jack Casady bass is one of the best basses available

This 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.
Music background: Pro Musician
4.5/5

Casady Impedance Switch Purpose

Lots of Misinformation everywhere about this switch and what it does. The impedance switch on the Casady is NOT a VariTone circuit. A real VariTone has selective frequency cuts and shifts your tone tremendously. The Casady impedance switch has NO change to your tone while it allows you to pick three radically different volume levels for the same tone with no loss of highs or detail or tone.Compare that with regular volume controls which typically kill your tone when you turn down. This switch does NOT kill tone. You can set the low volume (50) to match your stage amp for a clean tone and then use the two louder settings for more punch for solos.Or you can set the loudest setting as your "normal sound" and dial it back WITH NO LOSS OF TONE by using the lower switch positions. Your choice.This bass, in other words, has a tremendous dynamic range!Set it up with favorite strings and get your best bass sound---then use that tone at ALL different volume levels. Louder for solos and less for background backup.The bass by itself has a distinctive classy tone and this switch allows you to do the most possible with dynamic attack!!! Just like Jack.And the fact that all this control is at your fingertips means you can get sounds normally only possible in the studio---but LIVE through your amp on stage!
Music background: Played concerts in the 60s
See also: Epiphone, Epiphone 4-string Bass Guitars