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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

    quadrogong

    Jul 6, 2006
    NYC
    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

    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.

    Thanks.
     
  4. Low-Bottom-E

    Low-Bottom-E

    Jul 17, 2010
    Raincouver
    F*A*C*T...

    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

    quadrogong

    Jul 6, 2006
    NYC
    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

    Low-Bottom-E

    Jul 17, 2010
    Raincouver
    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

    Low-Bottom-E

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

    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

    Low-Bottom-E

    Jul 17, 2010
    Raincouver
    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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