NBD -- Reverend Triad

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by comatosedragon, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. comatosedragon

    comatosedragon Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2014
    Rockingham VA {616}
    I posted about this over in The Reverend Club (part 8) thread.
    My Purple Burst Reverend Triad. This thing is BEAUTIFUL, and is well balanced and ergonomically adjusted that it almost plays itself. Weighs about 8lbs 4oz. Here are some features common to all newer Reverend Basses; for those not in the know:

    *5 Piece Roasted Maple/Walnut Neck (mine has Pau Ferro Fretboard)
    *42mm nut, 12" radius -- Neck is "wide" side to side, but "narrow" front to back. ("medium oval")
    *Korina Solidbody -- great for resonance, and helps keeps the weight around 8lbs!
    *Hipshot Ultralights, Hi-Mass bridge, Highest Quality Pots, Caps, and Jack.....

    check the Reverend site to learn more about the high quality builds:
    Triad Bass

    seriously, Reverends just scream "Quality". This is the nicest production bass I have ever held in my hands, and it is hard for me describe how high-quality this is. Those who know, know.

    I still have not found 'that tone' for me yet, but I have only had this a very short time (less than a day); and there a major other contributing factor is my amp. I only have a Peavey Max 115 Combo Amp to play through, and the Passive input jack is broken, so I have to play through the Active input. Makes EQing a little bit more difficult, but I just need some more play time with it to feel more comfortable with the tones. I will say that the 5 way selector switch is a little bit more than subtle than I would have thought, but I may (at some point) upgrade to a 7 way to make use of the two unused positions.

    Bottom Line : I LOVE Reverend. I will be buying a Reverend Mercalli and a Reverend Decision, and then my GAS shall be cured.
  2. I love this bass. Can't find one in purple in the UK, which is good for my wallet. The alpine green is nice too, but damn, that purpleburst..
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  3. comatosedragon

    comatosedragon Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2014
    Rockingham VA {616}
    Yeah, took me a while to track down a purple. Reverend says it is their fastest seller!
  4. I'm not surprised! Sub-£800 for unique body shapes, colourways, roasted maple, ultralites, interesting pickup combinations etc etc.. I'd hope they'd be flying off the shelves

    Enjoy the new bass!
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  5. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    you have a beautiful ax there! and i'm sure you'll find some sounds you can work into some great music. congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
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  6. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    I wonder why no Blackwood Tek.
  7. comatosedragon

    comatosedragon Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2014
    Rockingham VA {616}
    As far as I know, all the bolt-on models (2019+) have roasted maple or pau ferro boards, while many of the neck thru models (thundergun, dub king etc) have the Blackwood Tek boards. I don't know the reason why, but I love my Pau Ferro board. It mates with the purple burst wonderfully IMHO.
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  8. Ooooh. The Purple One!
    I love it.
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  9. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass Inactive

    Apr 9, 2009
    All the colors are cool!
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