JACK CASADY GOLD TOP SHOWTIME BASS
An Extraordinary ONE OF A KIND PIECE OF ART
BY THE ARTIST-el daga.
Un lugar de mi propio!
A place of my own. I am happy for your visit to my presentation of my art.
And thank you to my friends at tuneyoursound.com for helping me get started with my own ebay home so that I can share my el arte de la guitarra with you.
And now onto the REFLECTIONS, INTROSPECTIONS, AND MANIFESTATIONS OF THE ARTIST EYE MIND.
ANOTHER DAY. ANOTHER CREATION. Furtherance to the music and the art that makes it live for all of us.
Gracias por siempre, El Daga.
A DESCRIPTION OF THIS el arte de la guitarra
ABOUT "JACK CASADY SHOWTIME BASS"-my tribute to Jack Casady.
-NOTE_this piece of interpretative art began as a NEW OLD STOCK GIBSON EPIPHONE JACK CASDAY SIGNATURE MODEL, SN: 1008317 (made in Korea in 2000, #8317). It comes with OHSC. This taken from online sources for this guitar:
JACK CASADY EPIPHONE BASS: 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. “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
Nut Width: 1.625″
Neck: Set, Mahogany
Top- Laminated Maple
Finish- Metallic Gold (MG)
34" Scale Length
1.625" Nut Width
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.
From the words of eld about this guitar:
"For me images are my language. I see them and hear them at the same time. It is an automatic association. I heard the image of Jack Casady as soon as I first saw a photo of him playing this bass. Headband, sunglasses, downturn of his face, and that incredible thumb. It sounded like the Thunder God Jupiter but had the beauty of a golden idol. If ever a guitar was destined to be played by a player, this was the time.
In my mind, I saw Jack Casady morphing from his role as a member of a band to the star of an universe. That's why I chose the image used on the front of this guitar. This is the real Jack Casady-the upfront star. And on the back, I chose those images that show Jack as a member of a group-Jefferson Airplane-that gave rise to his development as a 'star'.
This is another piece of my performance art. It is a combination of collage along with light reflection. You can show this art by playing it.
I sign, and number, each of my creations and I can absolutely guarantee you that no two pieces are the same. Each is unique and one of a kind-as a piece of art should be. A gig bag with my own signature is included with this piece.
Please email me with questions and please look at my other art pieces.
ART, THE GUITAR, AND THE CREATION DONE. THE el daga (eld) Story.
"A simple, yet complete definition of art" says el daga, an artist who is a true gospeler of "escultra social"-social sculpture- as a term derived from the German conceptual artist Joseph Beuys, who proposed that sculpture, if made from everyday materials and displayed in a "real world" setting, has the potential to affect society most broadly. His concentration is on form and content.
eld's work focus on the themes of the transformation of everyday materials, social engagement with the public, and the impact of music, popular media and performance.
Most recently, eld has approached the concept of performative art by looking at the combination of art form (as object) that transforms into performance art (content) by use of light and sound with interaction of performance artist. He has adopted the locution "Ephemeral Performative Art" to provide ascription to this current body of work.
Eld is serving as the protagonist for this new and refreshing art form. His initial work began as an exploration into what percipients respond to while experiencing a live concert of musicians playing traditional musical instruments. Beyond feeling the throbbing of the musical sounds and hearing the musicality of the performance, Eld quickly recognized the underutilization of the basic principle of sensory stimulation in regard to the performative actions of the artist. Traditionally the use, and overuse, of lighting and visual effects have become more distractive than contributory to the total pleasurable and meaningful sensory experience of the viewer.
Having worked as a visual artist and played guitar, Eld immediately combined the impacts of light and musical instrument to produce truly unique and defining pieces of performative art. By adhering to his basic philosophy of "escultra social"-social sculpture, he gathered a wide variety of used electric and acoustic guitars and combined them with other commonly available everyday materials to produce his "Ephemeral Performative Art" pieces. He soon coined the monkier "El Reflecto" to describe his first pieces that utilize highly light reflective material on guitars to make them interact individually and specifically to all light sources. With an "El Reflecto" guitar, the performing artist now becomes an art object him/herself by allowing the guitar to respond and react to all light sources or as he describes it "the guitar receives and transmits light as it becomes an integral part of the performance". Not only is this art form revolutionary, it is also totally complementary to any artist performance. Eld has also extended his artistic liberty to the creation of other pieces that combine the complimentary (wood and leather) and contrarian (metal and wood) in single instruments which assume personalities of their own as well as the use of collaging to "recreate" art. Many of these pieces are collaged with images taken from his past experiences and current life events.
Eld creates each, and every, piece of his performative art completely from his mindset at the time it is sculpted. Mostly he will reinterpret existing instruments into a new personality piece.
el daga says: "I describe my work as 'interpretive' as well as 'creative', perhaps aptly described as 'recreative' wherein I take an existing work of art and 'recreate it'."
"Many times I look at an artist's work and 'listen to it'. Sometimes it is the sound of music (in all of its many forms) and other times it is simply noise. In my new work with musical instruments I have matched artists and, or, specific pieces of art with musical instruments that convey to me the 'music of the art'.
el daga's Background-in his words:
"Born and lived in Mexico City where I practiced my art while also undertaking the work of a simple laborer interacting with materials and their daily use. It was during that time that I began to see every object before my eyes as art and my work in combining different elements and components as being that which entitled me to the appellation 'ARTISTA'
In 1990 I moved into my nightmare-South Central in 1990.
I was there in 1992 when the streets exploded and anger tore at the sky. Nights-days-and the deviland became my home behind a locked and bound door. My torment became manifest in my work. Once the skies cleared and chaos became organized, I took those children of my anguish into the street and burned them at midnight as exculpation of my self-condemnation of my failure as an artist to bring curative restoration to the human spirit.
As the fire died and the ashes of my malcontent soul were washed away by a cleansing rain, I turned and walked away with only my hands in my pockets.
My venery of self meaning led me across the US and produced a lifetime of regret and hope in only a few months. Arriving on the east coast, I made a new life in the seclusion of the rural south again undertaking the restorative art of the labor of my hands to produce the components of everyday life which then led me to my current dedication to 'escultra social'.
I hope you enjoy my work. Each piece is a solitary creation. "
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
THIS IS A PIECE OF ART AND WILL HAVE THE BUMPS, BUBBLES, ROUGH EDGES ET AL THAT COME FROM THE HANDS OF ITS MAKER. NO GUARANTEE AGAINST THOSE. THEY ARE PART OF THE ART.
BUYER HAS 48 HOURS TO HAVE THE INSTRUMENT INSPECTED BY A PROFESSIONAL GUITAR REPAIR PERSON OR LUTHIER. IF ANY DEFECTS ARE FOUND IN THE MECHANICAL OR ELECTRICAL CONDITION OF THE INSTRUMENT (NOT DISCLOSED IN THE AUCTION AD), BUYER WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHIP THE INSTRUMENT BACK TO US BY EXPRESS SHIPMENT USING THE ORIGINAL PACKING MATERIALS AND ANY ADDITIONAL PACKAGING TO INSURE ITS SAFE RETURN. IT MUST BE FULLY INSURED. BUYER PAYS ALL COST TO SHIP THE INSTRUMENT BACK TO US. WE WILL REPAIR THE INSTRUMENT WITHIN TEN DAYS OF RETURN RECEIPT AND SHIP IT BACK TO THE BUYER AT OUR EXPENSE. THIS ASSURANCE DOES NOT APPLY TO KNOBS, STRINGS, HARDWARE DISCOLORATION, STRAPS. CASES, OR ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE THAT MAY OCCUR AFTER RECEIPT BY BUYER. ALL INSTRUMENTS ARE FULLY PHOTOGRAPHED PRIOR TO SHIPMENT. IT IS THE BUYER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO NOTIFY SELLER IMMEDIATELY IF THE INSTRUMENT HAS INCURRED ANY DAMAGE DURING SHIPMENT. IN THE EVENT OF SUCH DAMAGE, PLEASE RETAIN ALL SHIPPING MATERIALS FOR INSPECTION.
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