New Reverend finishes!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dancehallclasher, Oct 14, 2001.

  1. as a member of club Reverend, i thought i'd alert you guys who aren't into the weird metal finishes: Joe just introduced some new, solid color metal finishes, and they are looking incredible, particularly on the basses! check this one out:

    i must admit, i feel the slightest twinge of regret buying mine before these beauts came out!
  2. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    !! Damn, that is nice. I have really enjoyed every Reverend I have played. And, they have all been beautiful, too. But, I have never liked the white pickups. I was disappointed when they got rid of the solid colored tops and went to just metal. I liked Dave Siff's bugeye top, but like the slid blue even more. This new colored metal top with the black pickguard gives me serious GAS for one of the Brad Houser model 5 strings. I'm having a 6 string fretless built, so it's not even an option right now.

    But, as a next bass, this new top option puts the Houser next in line over a Roscoe Beck 5 string.

    And, DHC, your Reverend is one of the nicer ones I've seen--never regret getting it. You'll be one of the few who have the original tops. And, besides, this gives you an excuse to buy a backup in a couple of years. ;)
  3. heh, well i did say "slight". i wouldn't trade my maple fingerboard for a snazzy finish.

    good point about the backup thing, though. :D
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000

    Well, DHC, what are your impressions of the bass now you've had it a while?
  5. ah, glad you asked. :)

    i'm home for fall break this weekend, was finally able to use it with my SWR. i really don't think i could be too much happier with the tone. i have it running through a Sansamp, and the tone is just so solid, for lack of a more descriptive word. it rocks HARD. i'm able to get mellow tones out of it too, but i don't need those too much right now.

    i was also able to A/B it with my washburn, and it's astounding. next to the reverend, the washburn's tone is like paper. i thought it was just fine before!

    just as importantly, it FEELS very solid, very quality. i don't think i could tell that it was a semi-hollow if i didn't know. neck feels very strong and comfortable, great fit, the stock tuners are better than i expected.

    P.S. the hardshell case kicks ass, too!
  6. Man, those new solid color over metal finishes are awesome!! Givin' me G.A.S. for sure. My blue one with the white pickups still rules, but that green one posted above is beautiful. The black pickups are much cooler. I'm glad they are doing these new finishes.. best of both worlds.
  7. petch

    petch Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Medina, Ohio
    My Rumblefish is a four string black #808 with a maple fingerboard. I love it! I must admit that those new finishes are WAY cool. Maybe I need a five string...
  8. RS


    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    I like the older solid finish colors, though those metal color finish are nice. I wish they had more color options though. Some darker colors maybe.