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Reverend Bass- Looking for Brad Houser 5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tdbradley, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. tdbradley

    tdbradley Terry "T-Bone" Bradley

    Mar 23, 2003
    Dearborn, MI USA 48124
    Anyone thinking about selling a Reverend Brad Houser 5-String?

    I want to buy a Brad Houser 5 string. But I do want to compare it to a Reverend Rumblefish.
    Want do you think the difference is between the two in sound?

    Terry Bradley
  2. SMG

    SMG Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    metro Detroit
    I have a Rumblefish 4 and a Brad Houser. Here are few quick comparisons...

    The Fish has a really mellow J type sound. By mellow, I mean it sounds like an old J that has been played and played and played and just keeps sounding better and better.

    On the other hand, the Houser has a more aggressive sound. It is true, that with the mini-switches one can switch each pickup to single coil and get pretty much a the same J sound as a Fish. The difference is when the pickups are in humbucking mode, either series or parallel. Both are more powerfull that the single coil mode and quite a bit deeper (though, do not think EB-O sound...more like the Schaller "Double J's" that Kramer used to use.)
  3. 6-3-2


    Sep 20, 2003
    I recently went a to guitar show in Dearborn(near Detroit), and of coarse Reverend was there, and i spent quite some time on a Brad Houser 5. Personally i think it's perfect. I would have bought it, if it were a 4 string. It's got a really tight solid tone. I really couldn't stop playing it, it just sounded so good. It was $800 at the show, you could probably get one at the website, www.reverenddirect.com
  4. jeflepard


    Nov 11, 2003
    USA Atlanta, Ga
    Last week I had the opportunity to play a Mike Lull MV5, Sadowsky Vintage 5 with a PJ pickups and a Reverend Brad Houser 5. They were all great but the Reverend blew me away. This is the most bang for the buck!!! My Fender RB 5 is for sale because I want a Reverend BH 5. The tone and the neck were awesome.

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