Big and deep is one thing. Add clarity and that elusive vintage warmthâ€¦ meet the Mercalli 5. Reverend pulled it off by using a five-piece neck, lock down bridge, and innovative passive pickups. This earthshaker delivers strong fundamental notes on the low B with sustain and punch youâ€™d expect from basses costing many times as much. This 5-string electric bass comes in Midnight Black.
Reverend Guitars Mercalli 5 Features:
Heavy Duty Tuners: These open-back 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 thatâ€™s more comfortable to play. Your bass is more defined and enhanced with the Hipshot Ultralites.
Custom Pickups: They design 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.
Lock Down Bridge: This bridge features allen bolts that lock each saddle down to the massive base plate. This locks the bridge into one solid unit which enhances clarity and attack, and produces bell-like sustain. This versatile bridge can also be strung string-thru-body or top-load.
Korina Body: 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 lively, responsive instruments that are rich in harmonics.
Six-Bolt Neck Plate: Two extra bolts increase mounting pressure of the neck by fifty percent. This makes a stronger neck connection, which improves sustain, tuning stability, and neck alignment. And for convenience, the two small screws hold the plate in place when removing the neck.
Pickup Pan Control: This control allows you to blend the two pickups with one knob. Roll in the bridge pickup for more mid range punch, or bring up the neck pickup for more low thump and open highs. Dialing in the perfect tone has never been easier!