Reverend T-style

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by jbensaab, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. jbensaab

    jbensaab TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    I just got this one a few minutes ago, a Reverend "Greg Koch" Gristlemaster. Really cool! Roasted Maple neck, Fishman Gristle-tone pick-ups, Wilkenson brass bridge, great action.

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    Nice
     
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    I own a few Revs, and they are superb guitars.

    The Gristlemaster looks like a Tele, but it has a larger body than a Tele. The reason is because Greg is a sasquatch (6'8" tall) and a typical Tele hanging on him looks like a ukulele. So he worked with Reverend to scale up the size to make him look a bit less of a clown...which is VERY hard to do :) If you have a Tele, put one atop the other and you'll see there's quite a difference. I guess if you're normal-sized and have a beer gut, that guitar will make your gut look smaller. Same concept as great big huge women that have giant hair.

    Read up on those Fishman pickups; they are not made like any other pickup. Instead of a coil of wire, the sense coil is printed on PCB material and multiple layers are stacked up. Extremely cutting edge stuff. The USB-rechargable power for the circuit will run hundreds of hours on a single charge.

    I have one of the Rev prototypes of the Rick Vito sig model, and it is a peach of a tonestick. This:
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    I really like the look of the Eastsiders but I rarely ever see them pop up used, which I suppose is a good sign.
     
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    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Stealing this.
     
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    It's a great looking guitar and plays superbly, I've got to wait to get it plugged in at home to see how it sounds. Fairly light too!
     
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    And with the potential of being like a loud leaf blower...

    Tinnitus on a stick

    :)

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    whoanelly15 Tele-Holic

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    These are so cool. I really want to play one. And you chose the right color too. Congrats!
     
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    Wow! I plugged in to my little Gibson GA-5 and holy moly, those Fishman's have some sturdy midrange and growly break-up, not to mention the jangley trebley bridge pick-up. Overall I'm very impressed with the total sound that can be had out of this guitar.
     
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    How do you like the blower switch? Tap it for that extra "SHWONG!"

    The level of breakup it provides is adjustable via a teensy trim pot.
     
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    Nice! (I miss my Reverend...)
     
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    jbensaab TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    It's pretty nice having that right on the guitar, without having to hit a pedal or something. It is subtle, but effective.
     
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    I did have to do an intonation adjustment on the low E-A strings, but now it's fine.
     
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    I didn't know there was a trimmer for that switch.
     
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    Hows the neck on these? They look awesome, but I here they are thin?

    Congrats!
     
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    It is pretty thin, about 13/16" but it feels just right to me. its a little wider than normal though.
     
  17. John C

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    While most have the typical Reverend neck I saw a couple special editions that Wildwood Guitars got spec'ed with somewhat thicker necks. It appears they sell out quickly as there isn't one on their website for me to give you the measurements (Wildwood does measure the neck on every guitar they get in).
     
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    Greg Koch was on TPS last week and talked about this guitar in detail along with his whole rig. He had his whole band on the show and they played a 30- minute set to close out the show.

    Other than maybe the show where Ed O’Brien came on this was by far the best (and funniest) TPS show.

    Fishman is in my neck of the woods. They came to the school I used to take lessons at and demoed the Fluence pickups. Great stuff but they didn’t bring a Tele and the Reverend model was not out yet.
     
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    GK being such a huge guy,

    I'm surprised he doesn't prefer a lil' bigger neck.

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    Okay - not trying to spam as I have no affiliation with Wildwood, but I do check their "New Arrivals" page daily. Today they have 3 of the Gristlemasters in with the "Custom Fat Neck Profile"; they are roughly .93" at the first fret and 1.00" at the 12th fret for those of you who prefer a fat neck to their typical modern C-style neck.
     
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