NBD Reverend Dub King

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by chuck norriss, Dec 13, 2012.


  1. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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  2. sludgelord3000

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    I gots one. Fun bass. A lot of tonal possibilities.
  3. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    Feels fun. I haven't plugged in yet. I'm still at work.
  4. Gorn Captain

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    Isn't that the worst? I always have new basses shipped to my job cuz they usually have to be signed for. More than once I've just gone home minutes after the bass arrived.
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  6. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

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    Oh lordy, that's beautiful. That color reminds me of the wonderful orange color that Gretsch uses, too.
  7. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    Yeah it ****ing sucks donkey dicks.
  8. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    Thanks. Well you know how I feel about the g5123b. This was an alternative acquired in a trade.
  9. CrewsControl

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    I've been tempted many times by the (never sold) Tobacco Burst Dub King hanging on the wall at True Tone in Santa Monica. Haven't given in yet.

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  10. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    The neck is very nice however more square than what I'm used to. Reminds me of a Les Paul neck. Short scale & lightweight. I'll get acclimated to it I'm sure. Stoked.
  11. phillybass101

    phillybass101 Supporting Member

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    Congrats on a nice and unique axe. I wonder what it sounds like.
  12. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    Do it!
  13. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    Thanks. It's cool.
  14. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist Gold Supporting Member

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    holding out for a nuclear green one, congrats
  15. P. Aaron

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    Well that's cool! Congrats!
  16. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    Looks interesting. Enjoy!
  17. woodyng

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    Wow,that a beaut,congrats! It seems like there is a lot of open real estate behind the bridge. Hollow body and set neck,love to hear this one with some good flats on....
  18. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    It's like a P pickup in the front & a beast humbucker in the back. LIke a mullet. The short scale was odd at first--I was overstepping postiions, especially near 12th<, but I'll adjust.
    Everyone's right; it's fun to play, & light enough, & guitar-sized. So far, I like 32" scale best (Gretsch) & 35" (Ibanez) least, but whatever. As a matter of jumping in without hands-on research etc I'm pleased & without regret. I'm digging what Reverend is doing with their other models too.
    Dub King specs et al http://www.reverendguitars.com/reverend/guitars/bass_series/dub_king.html
    http://www.reverendguitars.com/reverend/guitars/bass_series_bolt_on.html
    http://www.reverendguitars.com/reverend/guitars/bass_series_set_neck.html
  19. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    Mine has hofner flats on it what I was told. The bass is smaller so it's not too much land back there. Like a telecaster I suppose.
  20. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    Update -- I can get close to a Precision using the neck pickup (it is similar to a P pickup). The bridge pup by itself is a mean animal with sharp teeth. Right hand playing next to the bridge causes the entire guitar to respond; it turns into a nasally geddy lee. If I don't roll off the tone the bridge pup alone hurts my ears. Setting both pups on (fader in neutral position) and the tone rolled back 50% seems like the sweet spot. I would prefer if the knobs had numbers or a clearer jndication of what level, & a 3-way telecaster switch would've been cool, & less tedious than a pan knob.
    The short scale is not conducive to slapping and the sustain is short on the E. it might be due to the flatwounds. Overall a very sensitive responsive instrument, excellent build quality, great pickups--you'd swear they are active. It sounds better at reasonable volumes but can handle mind-numbing loud. Feedback on the semi hollow body occurs if you're too close facing the speakers, naturally.
    Not heavy--jammed with friends for about 2-1/2 hours it didn't get burdensome.
    Now to practice
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