NGD - My 2nd Reverend: Jetstream 390

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by zeoy, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. zeoy

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    A couple of years after my 1st Reverend (a PA-1, see here https://www.tdpri.com/threads/ngd-reverend-pa-1-hb-custom.788908/) I got my second one. A beautiful black Jetstream 390 with a roasted maple neck.

    The construction of the guitar is impressive (neck, neck pocket fit, nut, fretwork, binding, contours, fit and finish are all perfect) and 3 P-90s with a five way switch plus the bass contour knob allow for many great sounds. Works great for clean and distorted sounds. Tremolo feels great and tuning stability is excellent. I'm easily at well below 1.5 mm at the 12 fret without any buzzing. At 7.9 lbs is not light but doesn't feel heavy and it's very well balanced. It could do with a better quality tortoise pickguard (practically my only complain).

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    Congrats!

    Good to see you on the "other" site too.

    Sent from my REVVLPLUS C3701A using Tapatalk
     
  3. brookdalebill

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    Cool, enjoy them!
     
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    Thats a really cool guitar! 3 -p90’s !!
     
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    I had one of the early 390s. Black like yours, but chambered body, thin spruce top. Traded it for an amp I just had to have and have missed it ever since. Feeling better though, since bringing home a Double Agent 20th Anniversary. These two models are IMO the best from Reverend.
    MD
     
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    Very slick...I like that guitar!
     
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    Very nice. I've had mine now for a few years. Very well made and a very comfortable neck. (I'm not totally sold on the P90s, but that's just me. I'm a humbucker guy at heart. I get around that by predominantly using positions 2 & 4 for a faux humbucker effect.)
     
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    Those are very nice; congrats!
     
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    :cool::cool::cool:
     
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    So much P90!! Congrats!
     
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    I'm a big fan of Reverends in general and have been eye'ing one of their 390s for some time.

    Congrats and happy NGD!
     
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    Love Reverends. Used to have 2 or 3, but now have none following the winnowing.

    Great looking guitar. Reverends are great.
     
  13. zeoy

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    Thanks from the other side too ;)

    Can't wait to gig it!

    You loose the sweet bridge + neck combo with 3 P90s (I'll probably fix it with a push-pull pot) but you gain 2 Strat-like sounds (B+M, M+N). Very cool indeed.

    Oh, the 20th Ani. I was obsessed with that one but I didn't pull the trigger at the right time and now they're all gone. Enjoy!

    Yes, it's pretty slick. Except for the faux tortoise pickguard. The tinkerer in me is browsing the Internet for alternative pickguard sheets.

    Do you have the ceramic or alnico version of the P90s? If the hum bothers you have a look at the Mojotone P90 offerings. They sound very authentic in the demos I saw.

    Thanks!

    Cool!

    Yeah, lot's of P90s and lot's of sounds.

    People tend to say good things about Reverend's P90s and 3 of them is better than two!

    Lot's of great new models and colors whenever you're ready ;)


    Forgot to mention how impressive is the clean up of those P90s (in combination with bass roll-off). You can play clean by rolling down the volume even with high gain pedals. Very versatile.
     
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    Beauty! And I like the tort guard with black!
     
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    [QUOTE="Do you have the ceramic or alnico version of the P90s? If the hum bothers you have a look at the Mojotone P90 offerings. They sound very authentic in the demos I saw.[/QUOTE]

    Not sure of the pickup type. It's the older model with a TOM and stop tailpiece.

    I can live with the hum, since all I need do is turn slightly and it's gone. It really isn't that bad. My complaint with single coils in general, whether P90s or Fender single coils, is the tone, which I find (and this is just me) to be thin, harsh and one dimensional. It took me several guitars and a lot of years to figure out that I just love the sound of humbuckers. Single coils, not so much.
     
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    Congratulations and hngd.
     
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    Dang, that's purdy!
     
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    Sweeeeeet! Love the Revs and that one looks hot!
     
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    -3 P90s
    -Black/tort
    What’s NOT to love! Congratulations!
     
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    Congrats!! Reverends are GREAT guitars, eh?
    I have a Slingshot Custom (early USA composite semi-hollow with 3-90s) that plays like a dream. P-90 heaven, especially if you add switching to bring in neck/bridge, and all 3 together!
     
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