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Anyone have some knowledge bout the reverend basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by punkbassist, Dec 3, 2001.


  1. punkbassist

    punkbassist Guest

    Dec 3, 2001
    New Jersey
    Well my older brother owns a reverend rumble fish 5 string by reverend. It is nice, and very light. I like the bridge on it, i know that the rumblefish is 100% passive. For people that know reverend him self marks on the headstock which number bass it is my bro's is one of the first 100 basses made. The new ones with the steel body i have played before, must i say if you can find one with out the steel finish its lighter.
     
  2. Yeah, I like the Reverends. To answer your question, I'm not sure if I have knowledge about them or not. Are you speaking in the sense of "gnosis," as in a secret personal divine revelation?
     
  3. punkbassist

    punkbassist Guest

    Dec 3, 2001
    New Jersey
    im just asking whether you know any more about reverends then i put down because they give me some interest because of their retro look and i thinking of a new bass possibly a reverend 5 string or a danelectro rumor bass.
     
  4. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    *chants "D-H-C! D-H-C! D-H-C!"*


    ...;)
     
  5. Hey punkbassist,
    Welcome aboard! Reverends are great basses. I've played one as my main bass for almost 3 years. You seem to have a good bit of knowledge about them already. I say, go get one! They are far, far better instruments than Danelectros.. in fact, IME, they're far better instruments than a lot of more expensive brands. Good luck and let us know what you end up doing.
     
  6. i have a reverend rumblefish XL4, which is, coincidentally, also by reverend. :p

    seriously though, do you want to know anything specifically? i can tell you that it is very versatile, and the playability and sound, to me, are far better than anything in or a good bit above its price range. the one thing i do not like is that it is not great for playing with a pick, because there is no bevel on the upper body. but i find it hard to pick on J-style basses anyway, because the pickups get in the way.

    you should take your brother's bass to your local music store and compare it with other basses there to see how you like the feel and sound.

    by the way, there is no person called "reverend," the company is owned by Joe Naylor.
     
  7. punkbassist

    punkbassist Guest

    Dec 3, 2001
    New Jersey
    i always thought his name was reverend, I was considering a danelectro rumor bass because of the built in chorus. I like the reverend because i have found it to be the best sounding hollow body bass i have heard.
     
  8. punkbassist

    punkbassist Guest

    Dec 3, 2001
    New Jersey
    im going with him to a store called guitar villa in nazereth pa. They have a rickenbacker 5 string there, I dont like the rickenbackers that much because of how they have that cover as part of the pick up and that is usually the area i rest my finger( dont we all cept musicman owners?)
     
  9. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight

    Dec 25, 2000
    I was thining of buying a Rumor once, but opted not to. I wouldn't expect a killer bass for the price, but damn they are cool looking. I still wouldn't mind buying one if I had spare change just laying around.
     
  10. petch

    petch Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Medina, Ohio
    Let's get ready to RRRRRUUUMBLE! These are terrific basses. Great neck, wide range of tones, fine workmanship. As dancehallclasher says, they are a bit awkward with a pick-(not that I haven't done it!) The sound and the look are awesome.
     
  11. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    And thumb floaters.;)
     
  12. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania

    Actually, you probably live near me.
    I live in Easton, and make trips to GV weekly.

    Just figured I'd add to this.
    The owner used to write for BP magazine, by the way. They're a great store. Although, sometimes their prices can be high.
     
  13. punkbassist

    punkbassist Guest

    Dec 3, 2001
    New Jersey
    yeah the place had nice stuff, i like how the musicman sterlings they have are like 1150. Sometimes the guy there can be a jerk, I was with my friend in there one time he was looking for a amp to his gigging on, the guy was trying to sell him a crate amp and he was there to look at a ampeg. Also the guy wouldn't let him play his own bass, the guy had to show him how he does it and how he makes the crate amp great. have you seen the 79 musicman they have in there?
     
  14. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania

    Yeah, some guys can be asses.
    Was it the short guy who tries to act tough?
    My friend Doug and I were joking about beating him up the one day... :D :eek:

    I've played the '79 MM. It's alright.
    I like my MM better (then again, mine's a sterling)
    The guys generally let me do whatever there, since I've bought some stuff from there.

    I'd love to bitch out that one disgruntled short guy, who has blonde hair though (the one I was talking about before). He barely let me turn on the one head, the one time. I had it on like a hair above 0.

    Jason and the other few guys are really cool.
    I stopped in the other night to pick up the recent BP, and the one new guy was being really nice.

    That guy I was talking about a few paragraphs above, he tried telling my friend Doug that you have to be a pro to work there. I really think he should get fired... I overheard him talking about how he wants to quit, but they won't let him, or something? I wish he would, he ruins the store.

    As I said, some of the stuff's overpriced, but some's priced well.

    Next time you go, try the Rob Allen MB-2, it's so nice. I can't help but picking it up every time I go in there...

    *insert drool, here*


    Are you in a band by any chance?
    I'd be interested in seeing someone from TB's band play, other than the people I knew before I joined. :)


    Perhaps there infact should be a local TB get together. :)
     
  15. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    How do those play anyway? I've been looking into them for awhile, but I'm here in Texas, and there are none in the stores. :(
     
  16. punkbassist

    punkbassist Guest

    Dec 3, 2001
    New Jersey
    the owner jim was trying to sell my friend the crate. I was playing the teal with pearloid pickgaurd sterling from there. i was there in early august last time. It was there i wanted it but i didn't have enough money. I almost bought a dean 12 string that day.
     
  17. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania

    That teal one's been there forever.
    That was the first Sterling I played, infact.
    It's a nice bass. However, I don't think it holds a candle to mine (yes, in production basses, there's a difference in two basses of the same model).

    If the guys start crawling up your *** about trying stuff, just tell them you're just trying to generally try some stuff out on your own.

    Generally, I've had the reverse problem, the guy doesn't plug me into the cheapest amp in the store, more the most expensive (which is generally the one I dislike the most, considering the only amp I like in that store is the G-K 800RB).

    As I've said, the people in the store are jerks, but the store itself is a good store. :)
     
  18. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania

    I swear they play themselves.
    If I were missing fingers on my right hand, I wouldn't be worried about hitting the strings. :)

    Hunt one down, they're INCREDIBLE basses.
    It's almost even loud enough to be considered an acoustic bass. I was almost embarrassed, when I first picked it up off the rack. I just held the neck, plucked the one string, and the improperly intonated note came out quite loudly.

    It's kind of odd, they're really growly, but have some sort of character to them, that I can't really put my finger on... They're really clear, though.

    Whatever it is, I absolutely love the tone. :)
    I'd love to add a fretless to my family, especially one of those. :)
     
  19. punkbassist

    punkbassist Guest

    Dec 3, 2001
    New Jersey
    man i said to my self that bass has punk written all over it i hope it still stays there for when im gonna buy another 4 string right now i need a 5 string
     
  20. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    It's really nice in color...
    Has a good tone, too. :)

    You could consider a 'ray 5. I don't know if they currently have one?

    I think they might've, last time I was there, I really didn't look at the basses too much.