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bassthang
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Post Number: 5
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Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - 11:46 am:   Edit Post

Hope this is the right forum to post this.
A new interview in which he discusses his basses and amps.

http://www.flyguitars.com/interviews/jackCasadyIntro.php
adriaan
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Post Number: 2759
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - 12:14 pm:   Edit Post

Nice interview, and nice pics!

More about his association with Alembic in the Guild Basses and Alembic & Modulus sections.
jazzyvee
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Post Number: 2312
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - 1:47 pm:   Edit Post

That was a good read.

Jazzyvee
benson_murrensun
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Post Number: 408
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 10:42 am:   Edit Post

A VERY good read; thanks for posting the link, Tommy. I'm a big fan of Jack. I have taken a number of seminars from him at Fur Peace and can say that he is a great teacher because his level of commitment to helping students improve is HUGE. The guy really cares.
davehouck
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Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, February 04, 2011 - 8:03 pm:   Edit Post

Cool interview; thanks! Love the big pick of Jack with #1.
sonicus
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Post Number: 1596
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, February 05, 2011 - 12:10 pm:   Edit Post

Mr. Jack Casady made sounds with #1 that are still an inspiration for me to this day. From a personnel perspective it was my big favorite of all his Bass Sounds . Mr. Casady was ONE of my first major influences on the Electric Bass . I think it would be AWESOME to see him play a NEW Series II Bass in a public performance . YES ! that would be quite EXCELLENT !
artswork99
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Post Number: 1404
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Saturday, February 05, 2011 - 7:33 pm:   Edit Post

I enjoyed the article too. Especially the Alembic portion ;)
dadabass2001
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Post Number: 1538
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, February 06, 2011 - 6:52 am:   Edit Post

Thanks for the link. I read it front to back and loved it all. What a creative period for musical invention.
Mike
serialnumber12
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Post Number: 865
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Sunday, February 06, 2011 - 7:48 am:   Edit Post

During the alembic portion there's NO MENTION of Ron Wickersham.......only rick turner.
mike1762
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Post Number: 749
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Sunday, February 06, 2011 - 9:26 am:   Edit Post

He kind-of implied that #1 was a "science project" (to determine optimal PUP location) that took on a life of its own. Did he ever use any other Alembics... or just #1??? I'd love to see a recent pic of #1: who's got it???
serialnumber12
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Post Number: 866
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Sunday, February 06, 2011 - 10:18 am:   Edit Post

He never owned any other alembics & sold #1 out of a moment of not thinking clearly......someone here in the club owns #1 but wishes to remain anonymus
pas
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Post Number: 256
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Sunday, February 06, 2011 - 10:27 am:   Edit Post

I think Jack might still like to have #1 as a piece of his personal history, but I don't think it would get played at all. It should also be noted that according to Jack, #1 was dropped on a concrete floor and sent back to Alembic for repair of body cracks. He said that the bass never sounded the same after it sustained the body damage.
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 1597
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Sunday, February 06, 2011 - 11:24 am:   Edit Post

I found this link on the web a few years ago regarding ALEMBIC 72-01

I also remember that about in the early 1990's it was for sale again and I vaguely remember having a phone conversation with a fellow who had an ad in the "San Francisco Advertiser " , about buying it, and I decided at the time not to for some reason, I think he said it needed some work done ; perhaps my funds were too low at the time to take on the project. As far as I have been told by others who seem to have some information on it the top was changed and now just has Series I electronics. Definitely do check out this link!

http://www.rawbw.com/%7Ebobh/bass.html
bpeder
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 8-2008
Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 9:23 am:   Edit Post

Farm out! Right Arm! Outta State! Great article. I like his take on tone and where it falls in the mix as well as where bass lines should sit in general. Interesting input from sonicus too. I can't imagine walking into a music store and seeing that bass for sale... There sure are some legendary instruments out there MIA. I wonder if Jamerson's P will ever show up? Or Jaco's J. Man, we need a thread for this topic...
pasewark
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Post Number: 72
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 4:59 pm:   Edit Post

I'd love to know what mods were done to his Guild #1 and Guild #2. The link in the article to Hesitation Blues on YouTube is great. Funny thing is I just posted that this morning to my Facebook page. Go figure.
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 1693
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 5:52 pm:   Edit Post

I don't really know for sure but I might speculate the Darlington Pair -Emitter mod on the Guild/ Hagstrom pickups ,perhaps also added magnet material ?Filters in the Bass as well . I think that if you have an ALEMBIC SF-2 and either the old stock Guild / Hagstroms or Dark Star pickups you might get a sound you might like. My old Guild/ Hagstrom pickups were modified with added magnet material . I sold those pickups in 1975. Casady.Guild.Alembic .mod
pasewark
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Post Number: 74
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Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 5:59 pm:   Edit Post

Actually I'm using a Guild/Dark Stars with a SF2. I get a really good sound although I would like to get a little more power out of the D & G strings. I thought I might try a stratoblaster to see if that would give me that little extra punch I'm looking for.
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 1694
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 6:09 pm:   Edit Post

Yes , perhaps. Also raising the pole piece screw adjustment on the pickups , you were able do do that on the OLD Guild pickups , can you do that on yours? Also perhaps if you wire the Bass Stereo you could dial in the bridge pickup with added FILTER GAIN with the SF-2 ! Just some thoughts _____
hydrargyrum
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Post Number: 930
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Friday, March 18, 2011 - 9:00 am:   Edit Post

The current issue of Premier Guitar has interviews with both Jack and Jorma, if anyone is interested. The entire current issue is available for free electronically on their website.

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