Hear the Limited Edition Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass

Ed Friedland introduces the Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass in Alpine White.
By ED Friedland ,

The Jack Casady bass has been a part of the Epiphone lineup for many years, but the new 2014 Limited Edition looks super sexy in Alpine White. Thankfully, only the color has changed because the JC has established itself as one of the most popular semi-hollow basses on the market. Jack Casady is a true giant of the bass, a legendary player that guided the Jefferson Airplane in their flight through rock history, took off with Jefferson Starship, anchored the electric/acoustic folk-rock juggernaut Hot Tuna since their inception in 1969, recorded “Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) with Jimi Hendrix, and continues to teach, tour, and record. During the heady years of the late-'60s—early '70s, Casady not only took a lead role in the musical revolution of the electric bass—along with Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, he spearheaded many of the technological advances of the instrument, working with the wizards of the nascent Alembic company to help develop onboard active electronics, and better amplification. The Jack Casady signature model is based on the old Gibson Les Paul Signature bass, but significant work went into redesigning the pickup. The end result is hollowbody tone that can sit comfortably in an acoustic track, or spray fire like Godzilla in a hard rock context. The Epiphone Jack Casady bass is a new classic, and the Alpine White finish makes it a real head-turner.