Here it is… the Jack Casady Special. This hollow body electric bass features a single Humbucker pickup that packs a whollop. Specifically released to the public by Epiphone in 1998 with critical acclaim.
Available in Black and Gold.
“Epiphone and I designed this bass to my exact specifications, certainly a dream come true. I feel we really created a comfortable bass that carries a great, warm tone, and is a lot of fun to play! And it also looks great.” – Jack Casady
- Pickups: JCB-1 Low Impedance Humbucker
- Hardware: Chrome
- Scale: 34″
- Nut Width: 1.625″
- Neck: Set, Mahogany
- Fingerboard-Inlay: Rosewood-Trapezoid
- Binding: Body
- Top- Laminated Maple
- Finishes- Ebony (EB), Metallic Gold (MG)
Here is my setup for my JC Epiphone basses: However, please note: This is a general setup that may vary somewhat from bass to bass. There may be slight variations on the instrument itself, and of course different string gauge setups.
- THREE POINT TAILPIECE ASSEMBLY: Front Pole: 4/16″, measuring from wood top surface to bottom of screwcap. Left Rear Pole: 1/2″; Right Rear Pole: 7/16″. There should be a slight “rake” with Front Pole up a bit. Left Rear Pole (the low E string side) will be slightly higher in position than the Right Rear Pole, (the G string side).
- STRING HEIGHT. Low E string, or 4th string: 4/16″, or 1/8″: Measured at 12th Fret. Again this may change slightly from bass to bass. High G string, or 1st string: 5/32″.
- ACTION/NECK SETTING: Please be sure and use the ‘metric” hex wrench supplied with instrument: I keep the neck flat. After removal of the “Truss Rod Nut Cover,” insert hex wrench, and to add Relief to the neck, turn clock wise, or to the right, looking down at the body, from the top of the neck. You will be adding “tension”. and thus raising the center of the neck to meet the strings. If you need more space between the strings: Turn counterclockwise, and release the tension, thus increasing the distance between the strings and the neck. As I said before. My preference is to keep the neck FLAT. You should check this neck setup from time to time do to seasonal changes effecting your bass.
- PREFERRED STRINGS: I use Dean Markley “Blue Steel” strings, round wound. Medium Light. Gauges: E-105; A-80; D-65; G-45.
Remember, that my setup may not be right for you, or your playing style. Do not be afraid to experiment with your own setup so you can get the most out of your instrument. Listen carefully to the tone and make sure there are no excessive string buzzing.
Good luck, and enjoy.