- Jan 8, 2010
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- Kings Park NY
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I guess I missed this post the other day @fronobulax. Here's the beauty of the Casady Bass. Yes, it is a 34" scale bass, but that's only because of the bridge placement, as you can see in the photo below of mine next to Greenie. In practice, it plays like a short scale, but has the tone of a long scale; best of both worlds! And much as I liked it stock, it's really noticeably better with the Hipshot mods, and the added mass of the bridge combined with the reduced weight of the tuners makes in much more ergonomic. The added mass of the bridge also improves the already excellent tone, which is quite likely the best of any of my basses. Jack might not need to worry that much about that incremental increase in tone, and he travels with that monster Aguilar stack, and probably a roadie to move it! The main thing you would have to get used to is the neck profile, as it's much fuller than Starfires and Pilots. It also has very little radius on the fretboard.To continue the veer, I have seen a couple of places that say Jack gets one or two new Signature basses per year and that he uses them on stage unmodified. No lighter weight tuners or different quality pots - pretty much stock, out of the carton. As a consumer it says a lot to me that the Famous Artist regularly uses their Signature model and that it is used stock, just like one I could buy.
It is a 34" scale which is why I don't have one. But as I get older and my judgement gets clouded and less rational I think I want a blue bass and can imagine searching for the less common blue JC Sig instead of waiting for a blue Newark Street Starfire II bass.
No hurry! That bass is living with my girlfriend at the present time, anyway. I'm trying to make a bass player out of her, but it's a bit of an uphill climb!