PRESS RELEASE: Epiphone continues its fan-inspired monthly giveaways for 2014. And during the month of February, Epiphone is offering fans a chance to win a signed Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass in stunning Silverburst finish. Designed in close collaboration with Casady, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a recipient of Bass Player’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Jack Casady Signature Bass is considered by both fans and professionals to be one of the greatest electric basses ever made. The Jack Casady Signature Bass has been seen on stage with Sir Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, Britpop legends The Stone Roses, and of course, Jack Casady himself both solo and with Hot Tuna.
“Throughout my many years working with Epiphone artists, our association with Jack and the creation of his Signature Bass has to be a highlight,” said Epiphone President Jim Rosenberg. “Jack is one of the most influential rock bassists of all time, and his Epiphone bass is cutting edge, just like his musicianship. I contend it’s the best electric bass you can buy, new or vintage.”
Jack Casady, a native of Washington D.C., moved to San Francisco in the mid 1960s and helped form Jefferson Airplane. Casady quickly became noticed by colleagues on both sides of the Atlantic as a superb bassist with an original style that could propel bands in new directions. For decades, fans have included guitar greats Danny Gatton, Jimi Hendrix, Gov’t Mule, Warren Zevon, and Eric Clapton.
The Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass is the result of Casady’s long search for a tone and flexibility unavailable in electric basses. During his time with the Jefferson Airplane and in the early days of forming Hot Tuna, Casady’s quest intensified and eventually brought him to Epiphone.
“When I first started playing, I ran across a short scale semi-hollow bass. I really enjoyed the semi-hollow nature of that bass and over the years tried to capture that characteristic,” said Casady. “Epiphone’s Jim Rosenberg was very interested in helping me and allowed me to re-make the instrument. When it clicked in right, it was great. Every year I get two new instruments that I take out on the road; no ringers. I have none that are set up a special way, and they are great.”
The Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass features a unique hollowbody design with a Maple top and body, a Mahogany hand-set neck, and a unique 34” scale. Casady also helped design his bass’ unique low impedance JCB-1 Humbucker pickup and 3-position tone control.
The winner of the Epiphone February 2014 Giveaway will receive a signed Jack Casady Signature Bass with a Silverburst color finish. As with all Epiphones, the Jack Casady Signature Bass comes with Epiphone’s Limited Lifetime Guarantee and will include a hard case.
Visit www.Epiphone.com today to learn more about Epiphone’s February Jack Casady Signature Bass giveaway. Winners will be announced March 3, 2014.
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Epiphone Interview with Jack Casady: http://www.epiphone.com/News-Features/News/2006/Jack-Casady–The-Interview.aspx
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