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Reverend RUMBLEFISH

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by emielow, Nov 20, 2005.


  1. emielow

    emielow

    Jan 18, 2004
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    i played it last week, in a guitarstore, unplugged, and it played very fast en sounded very good 'acoustic'

    does anybody has experience with this bass, and PICTURES, it was one with steel plates on the front and back, and two J-pickups (white/yellow)

    i like this bass
     
  2. watspan

    watspan Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2002
    madison, wi
    buy it! I have three. sounds like a special order if it has the alumuinum finish. Great playing and great sounding bass. try it amplified and you'll dig the sound. they're out of production so they'll stay rare.
     
  3. +1
    Don't let this one be the Fish that got away. I promise, you will not regret it. Best playing and sounding basses I've ever owned.
     
  4. emielow

    emielow

    Jan 18, 2004
    is it good for slapping also? my jazzbass is very good for slapping, the reverend i don't know, it feeled a little :confused: for slapping, but fingerstyle i guess is very fast
     
  5. emielow

    emielow

    Jan 18, 2004
    pics, or soundclips maybe?
     
  6. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    Just keep in mind that Reverends aren't made anymore. Don't sit on it too long or someone else might nab it.
     
  7. Max

    Max Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2000
    Bakersfield, CA
    I bought one, sold it to a fellower T'Ber and regretted it. I ordered one of the last of the blemished ones Reverend was selling and get it this week. In that very color combination in your picture. I won't let this one go.
     
  8. brooklynbassguy

    brooklynbassguy Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2004
    maplewood, nj, usa
    I just got a PJ fish from a fellow TBer(God Bless You Larch!) and it's the bomb. If you don't reel in that fish, tell me where it is...
     
  9. I got one from their site recently, my first and not last fish. I am impressed...have no camera or sound clips.
     
  10. I will get pics of mine, but I've got a P-J style and it is loaded with this aluminum brush finish....

    Mine has some rough belt buckle marks, but she is my main axe. I love her.
     
  11. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Reverends are fine, fine basses. I have both a 5L, and a Brad Houser 5. They throw done some fine fine fat tones. I'm not a slapper at all, so I can't speak to that issue. But I think with stainless rounds on there, it'd be a fine slapper...
    What I can say is that I can't imagine not having one.
    Fine feel, light, responsive, tone for days, and the semi-hollowbody design give the Reverend a nice warm roundness that I really dig.
     
  12. petch

    petch Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Medina, Ohio
    By all means buy the 'fish and get ready to rumble! Everyone throws around the term "piano-like tone" but these basses actually have it. Awesome sustain and tone, fast comfy neck. Don't miss your chance to be a believer... :smug:
     
  13. I like mine so much that I just bought this sight unseen. I trust Joe to make a kickass instrument.
     
  14. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Ack! That's a Guitar!
    Probably a damn fine one too.
     
  15. Well thank god they don't make basses anymore, because I'd probably keep buying them whether I needed them or not. Now a decent guitar, THAT I need.
     
  16. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I've never heard a Rev guit, but if they're anything like the basses, they're just plain magic. I like the look of the (P90?) style pups on there. That ought to be a nice piece. I *have* heard some of Rev's amplifiers, and they're really sweet...
     
  17. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    Here's a shot of Ian (dancehallcrasher) holding his Reverend along with jive1's 4-94 at the DC GTG this summer. I've only played one or two Rumblefishes, but they both played great and sounded fantastic. I'd definitely recommend picking one up. Not sure about slapping, just because I've not tried, but they've got a killer sound overall.
     
  18. Back in '99, when Reverend still had a dealer network, I dragged the guitar player in my band down to a store to try a Reverend guitar. He could not put it down. It had about a million different tones.. Strat, Tele, Les Paul, PRS, you name it. He kept saying "Wow.. wow." In the end, he said it was too light.. he was used to Les Pauls at that point. But, I can tell you, that Reverend guitar sounded amazing.
    Dancehallclasher.. that guitar you bought is smokin'!
     
  19. How did he fall asleep like that? :p :bag: :ninja:
     
  20. Max

    Max Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2000
    Bakersfield, CA
    Dancehallclasher's all growed up.


    My fish with a fretboard repair and a tiny blue speck on the back of the neck gets here today.