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New 30" scale Reverend bass in the works? Fact or fiction?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by quadrogong, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. quadrogong


    Jul 6, 2006
    I've heard buzz that Reverend was planning to make basses again,
    Something about a 30" scale hollow-body,
    Can't find anything on their discussion board or site,

    I'm actually planning on buying a short scale bass tomorrow,
    I'd love to know if this is true before I buy
  2. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Joe Naylor is a member here so maybe he'll chime in. Or, send him a PM and ask him to respond here. :)

    My tastes are a bit odd...but I'd love a 30" scale 6 string!
  3. thomashawk


    Jun 29, 2010
    New York, NY
    I can't answer your question, but I am interested to know which short-scale you are looking to get and why.

  4. Low-Bottom-E


    Jul 17, 2010

    Did you look under the BASS section, on the discussion board? There's a fair amount...Ken Haas, probably the #2 guy next to Joe Naylor, has more than verified it...I've talked to him several times on the phone and got 1st dibs on the prototype, (Joe Naylor/owner get's the pick of the litter, of course...).
  5. quadrogong


    Jul 6, 2006
    Very interesting, thanks!
    I'm getting an ibanez Mikro, my wife's fifth anniversary gift.
    As for "why"?..
    I already own the full sized version, the Ibanez GSR-200, and it's got the most beautiful,pure, woodsy, tone ever.
    I found it in the trash one day (really)
    I never expected to like it,

    but the passive tone from those cheap, Ibanez pu's is wonderful,

    I'm also digging the 28.6" scale. I like the guitar sized gigbag,
    my Roscoe weighs a ton in it's Mono gigbag with cables, tuner etc
    I wanted something stealthy and light.
  6. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    Yep. It's in the works. I'm a little bummed at the 30" scale, but if it has anything like the playability and tone of the original Rumblefish, I'm all over it.
  7. I sold my Rumblefish because it was such a damned uncomfortable neck diver. I'll have to check out the new short scale.
  8. Low-Bottom-E


    Jul 17, 2010
    As a regular in Reverendland, that's not an issue I've heard very often...:meh:

  9. A lightweight body and a Fenderish headstock often = neck dive.
  10. Low-Bottom-E


    Jul 17, 2010
    Just one of the many reasons why I like my Jerry Jones Longhorn...
  11. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    From the Reverend basses forum: "upright sounding 30"

    That sound good to me. I wonder if it's piezo capable?

    Never had a problem with my Rev diving, but I often had issues with Fenders doing so.
  12. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Make it like the Club King.
    Gold top.
    P90 pickups.

    Short scale?...I guess I could, if it rawks.
  13. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    That's why Revs have a weight under the bridge to counter the headstock weight. Neck dive has never been an issue for me, and I've owned five of 'em.
  14. Low-Bottom-E


    Jul 17, 2010
    Yah, a Club Kang or a Hinson body, with a Darkstar(s)...thank you very much!
    It's a Rev, so you know it'll RAWK!!!
  15. Im incredibly interested. I want a Reverend, they're probably one of the coolest looking basses in my opinion.
  16. No dive probs here either.

    I thought the chunk-o-steel was a "tonebar", smelted from a nickel-iron meteorite brought back from Mars. No?
  17. I'm hoping it will have a signature sound, something compelling and different. That's a tall order, I know.

    Have to admit, them going for an "upright sound" is intriguing. Keeping ears open.
  18. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    That's exactly right.
    It runs the length of the Mahogany center block.
    I believe the Mahogany was imported from the Alfa Centaury quadrant.

  19. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    If it comes out sounding like a Rob Allen Mouse, I'm all in.

  20. I don't find your taste to be odd! A new short-scale six-string bass option is always welcome for those of us who love them!

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