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NBD Reverend Dub King

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

  1. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
  2. sludgelord3000

    sludgelord3000 Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    I gots one. Fun bass. A lot of tonal possibilities.
  3. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Feels fun. I haven't plugged in yet. I'm still at work.
  4. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    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.
  5. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

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

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Yeah it ****ing sucks donkey dicks.
  7. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Thanks. Well you know how I feel about the g5123b. This was an alternative acquired in a trade.
  8. 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.

  9. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    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.
  10. phillybass101

    phillybass101 Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2011
    Artist, Trickfish Amplification Bartolini Emerging Artist, MTD Kingston Emerging Artist. Artist, Tsunami Cables
    Congrats on a nice and unique axe. I wonder what it sounds like.
  11. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Do it!
  12. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Thanks. It's cool.
  13. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    holding out for a nuclear green one, congrats
  14. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

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

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Looks interesting. Enjoy!
  16. woodyng


    Dec 19, 2007
    Oregon coast
    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....
  17. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    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
  18. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    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.
  19. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    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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