Big, deep and punchy with excellent clarity is the calling card of the Mercalli. The innovative passive pickups have that vintage warmth, while the five-piece neck and lock down bridge deliver modern punch and sustain!
- Body: Korina Solidbody
- Pickups: Thick Bridge Bridge, Split Brick Neck
- Bridge: String-thru-body or Top-load, 3/4" spacing
- Neck: 5-Piece Maple/Walnut, Satin Amber Finish
- Scale: 34"
- Neck Profil: Medium Oval
- Fingerboard: Pau Ferro or Roasted Maple - 12" Radius
- Frets: 21 - 0.110"W x 0.050"H
- Truss Rod: Dual Action - Headstock Access
- Tuners: Hipshot Ultralight, 1/2" Dia. Shaft
- Nut: 42mm Width - Boneite
- Controls: Volume, Tone, Pickup Pan
- Strings: 45-105
Case not included.
Reverend designs their own proprietary custom pickups, to achieve the best tonal match with their instruments. Reverend pickups are also specifically designed for each position, for balanced volume and tone when switching.
FIVE-PIECE ROASTED MAPLE NECK
Roasted Maple is heat treated at over 300ºF to remove sugars, moisture, and impurities. This maple is lighter, more stable, and has a beautiful caramel color. Combined with the five-piece construction, the result is a neck that requires less seasonal adjustment, and boasts a rich vintage look!
Korina (aka White Limba) is a medium-light weight wood, highly prized for consistency and tonal qualities. Often found in boutique and vintage instruments, all Reverends feature Korina bodies. A highly resonant wood, Korina is a key factor to producing these lively, responsive instruments that are rich in harmonics.
HIPSHOT ULTRALIGHT TUNERS
These tuners have a housing made of aircraft grade aluminum that makes them extra-light. The difference in weight can be as much as 2-3oz less in the headstock, which means a more balanced bass that's more comfortable to play. And the tone is great! Your bass is more defined and enhanced with the Hipshot Ultralites.
HIGH MASS BRIDGE
Reverend's bridge features heavy duty saddles in combination with a massive base plate. This substantial mass of metal enhances clarity and attack, and produces bell-like sustain. It's also a versatile bridge that can be strung string-through-body or top-load.
Every Reverend is hand initialed and serial numbered on the back of the headstock by one of their highly skilled technicians who sets up, inspects, and tests every instrument.
PICKUP PAN CONTROL
This control allows you to blend the two pickups with one knob. Roll in the bridge for more midrange punch, or bring up the neck pickup for more low thump and open highs. Dialing in the perfect tone has never been easier!
CUSTOM DOME KNOBS
Reverend's proprietary knobs feature a lower profile which is less likely to be accidentally hit by the player's hand, and the white dot lets you easily see where your knob rotation is set.
Reverend uses "Boneite," a synthetic bone nut that is more consistent than natural bone, on all Reverend instruments. It reduces friction, allowing the strings to slide through the nut slots smoothly, improving tuning stability.
3 STRING TREE
All Bolt-On series basses use a wide string tree that holds down three strings, instead of just two. This eliminates string buzz in the nut slot, which is a common problem with standard string trees.
DUAL-ACTION TRUSS ROD
Reverend's dual action rod adjusts in both directions, allowing back bow or forward bow. This assures correct adjustment range is possible regardless of string tension, extreme climate conditions, or the effects of long term aging. It's also located at the headstock for easy access.
SIX-BOLT NECK PLATE
Two extra bolts increase mounting pressure of the neck by 50%. This makes a stronger neck connection, which improves sustain, tuning stability, and neck alignment.
10% POLY CAPS
Reverend uses caps with a +-10% rating, while a typical cap is +-20%. These caps are made to tighter specifications, so they’re more consistent. Made of polyester, they’re also longer lasting, and less affected by temperature than cheaper ceramic caps. Typically used in expensive boutique guitars.
CUSTOM JACK PLATE
Reverend's proprietary jack plate features four mounting screws, instead of two. The extra screws prevent the plate from tearing out of the body. Made of steel for durability, the laser etched logo adds an extra touch of class!
PURE TONE JACK
All Reverends use an upgraded jack by Pure Tone Technologies. A standard jack has single contacts, but the Pure Tone jack has dual contacts for improved grip, audio signal and reliability. The most dependable guitar jack available.
Reverend uses Alpha control pots with a +-10% rating. While a typical pot is +-20%, these pots are built to tighter specifications, making them more consistent. Typically used in expensive boutique guitars, but standard issue in all Reverends.