Reverend Reeves Gabrels?

drmordo

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Anyone played one of these. I just learned about them and am kind of GAS-ing.

https://reverendguitars.com/guitars/reeves-gabrels-signature/

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Anyone played one of these. I just learned about them and am kind of GAS-ing.

https://reverendguitars.com/guitars/reeves-gabrels-signature/

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I got one of these. P90s rock.

 

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I got one of these. P90s rock.


How is the neck on it?
Do you like the Bass Contour control?
 

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How is the neck on it?
Do you like the Bass Contour control?
The neck on mine (with a pau ferro fretboard) is excellent. Very comfortable.
The bass contour control really makes the guitar something special. With it "full on" you've got the typical p90 near-humbucker-but better (IMO) "chug" and if you roll off the bass you can get near-Tele-single-coil sounds.
It's a very versatile guitar and very well made.
 

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I haven't played that one but have a Reverend DAW and love the bass contour. Really gives a lot of versatility. And Friday I ordered a Flatroc from Wildwood - should arrived in a couple of days. Build quality of Revs is great and lots of common sense stuff. I really like the neck. Great feel.
 

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I kind of like this concept. Telecaster meets Jazzmaster meets Stratocaster.

I've not played the Gabrels model but I've played a few Reverends with that body style and it is very comfortable. It's kind of like an EBMM or a Wolfgang where everything is slightly shifted to the right.
 

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The bass contour control is great. One came stock on my Reverend Tricky Gomez and I put one in my Strat (it takes up one tone control spot, so it now has a master bass cut and master treble cut). Like any tone control you can change pots and caps to taste. The cap will define the cutoff point as in a "normal" tone control. A 500k pot (which my Reverend came with) will bring on a more sudden cutoff as you turn down, while a 1meg will be more gradual.

Regardless, bass cut controls are dead useful on any guitar that has any kind of "thickness" to its sound. It provides a different way to clean up your tone without as obvious a drop in volume. And it's fun to fine-tune the bass and treble cuts to play with the balance between low end, high end and the undisturbed middle.

No comment on the particular model as I haven't played one, but I've never heard or read the phrase "Reverends suck", so there's that. I do love mine.

I see you're in Tampa. Weren't you in Miami before? I'm in Miami, so if you're ever here and want to try out a guitar with a bass cut control I'd be happy to meet you at a store so you can try it out.
 

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I have the Reverend Reeves Gabrels Dirtbike and it’s a fantastic guitar. With the bass contour it’s the most versatile single pickup guitar I’ve ever owned. I have 4 Reverends and they are all well made, great sounding guitars.
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drmordo

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The bass contour control is great. One came stock on my Reverend Tricky Gomez and I put one in my Strat (it takes up one tone control spot, so it now has a master bass cut and master treble cut). Like any tone control you can change pots and caps to taste. The cap will define the cutoff point as in a "normal" tone control. A 500k pot (which my Reverend came with) will bring on a more sudden cutoff as you turn down, while a 1meg will be more gradual.

Regardless, bass cut controls are dead useful on any guitar that has any kind of "thickness" to its sound. It provides a different way to clean up your tone without as obvious a drop in volume. And it's fun to fine-tune the bass and treble cuts to play with the balance between low end, high end and the undisturbed middle.

No comment on the particular model as I haven't played one, but I've never heard or read the phrase "Reverends suck", so there's that. I do love mine.

I see you're in Tampa. Weren't you in Miami before? I'm in Miami, so if you're ever here and want to try out a guitar with a bass cut control I'd be happy to meet you at a store so you can try it out.

I was in Miami for almost 7 years, but am now in Tampa.

Thanks to you all for the info, I have a couple of guitars on my GAS radar, we'll see what happens.
 




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