Reverend Brad Houser 5

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  1. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    Last thread I could find on these was dated 2009, so,
    just a new one to show support for a rare, cool bass. Only 79 were made.

    I've had three of these, and they're neat, and unique.
    Semi hollow body, mahogany core with a steel sustain bar in the middle of that.
    Double J pups, coil tap for each one that give you single coil, dual parallel, dual series.

    Big fat, supportive, organic tone.

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  2. josiah goldfish

    josiah goldfish

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    Well that's... Interesting.
    They're cool, me want :D
  3. funk generator

    funk generator Supporting Member

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    that is a good looking bass!
  4. RedMoses

    RedMoses Supporting Member

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    Love the Reverend, was looking to get one a few years back but couldnt find any, rare indeed, they started making them again but its not the same...
  5. cybersnyder

    cybersnyder Always groove.... Gold Supporting Member

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    I could kick myself for never pulling the trigger when I had a chance.
  6. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    bump, because.......
  7. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

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    :cool:

    As you say, these were very cool basses.
    Loved there tone, great necks.
  8. bovinehost

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    I had a Brad Houser Rev, too, in that crazy swirly finish and I loved it. BIG tone. FAT tone. A wonderful bass.

    A fellow I knew from another bass forum bugged the crap out of me to sell it to him. (I found it on eBay with a BIN of 700.) He really needed it. It was killing him. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, he emailed me once a week for months.

    So finally I thought "WTH" and sold it to him for what I paid because what else do you do?

    A year later, he asked me if I'd be interested in having it back. Well, YEAH.

    He said, "How about a thousand?"

    I can't tell you how angry I was about that price bump.

    I told him to keep it.

    (In retrospect, I should have given him the 1K but it just got under my skin.)

    http://www.bovinehost.com/currentbasses/houserfish.html


    Man, I'm an idiot.
  9. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    Bovine:
    My lava swirl used to be yours, apparently.
  10. ElMon

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    The plot thickens! Always have wanted to own/try one of these basses. I like big, and I really like fat. It should work out for me famously.
  11. fuzzychaos

    fuzzychaos Supporting Member

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    wow, that is funky. I seem to be drawn more and more to Reverend.
  12. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    @ ElMon

    They are that.
    Thru the M9/MBFusion, I can add enough sheen to keep me happy,
    while maintaining a Great Huge Organic Presence That Cain't Be beat with A Stick.
  13. bovinehost

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    Now I'll have another helping of depression.

    In any case, you certainly know what a great bass I had.

    *sniff*

    I do have a Fish 5L on hand, though, so all is not lost.

    But still.
  14. Low-Bottom-E

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    I traded my BH5 away...it was an ultra rare, Space Race Silver, (1 of only 3 & the only one with a black, phenolic back). Easily, one of the best/coolest instruments I've owned...Why did I trade it, anyway?
  15. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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  16. bovinehost

    bovinehost

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    On a more positive note (at least from my POV), I am back in the Fish club as of last night with the arrival of a black 5L with maple board.

    Gotta fool with it tonight over martinis.
  17. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    Welcome back!
  18. Templar

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    Yeah they're unique on many levels, all of them good. I've GAS'd away quite a few basses that I should have kept, but this one has bookoo staying power. It aint goin' nowhere soon.

    Here's mine

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  19. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

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    Anyone remember the Engine Turned BH5 that went unsold on ebay? He had a BIN of $650....no takers. Relisted it at $600...no takers. Pretty sure it'd sell today, and not for $650!
  20. Joelc73

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    I love my BH5. I broke it out the other day for the first time in ages. It rocked.

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