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Reverend Mercalli 5 FM 5-string Electric Bass Guitar
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Big and deep is one thing. Add clarity and that elusive vintage warmth… meet the Mercalli 5. Reverend pulled it off by using a five-piece neck, lock ...Click To Read More About This Product
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Packed with innovative features and topped with flame maple.
Big and deep is one thing. Add clarity and that elusive vintage warmth… 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 you’d expect from basses costing many times as much.
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.
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.
Lock down bridge
The 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.
Every Reverend is hand initialed on the back of the headstock by Zack Green, a highly skilled technician 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 pickup 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
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 use "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
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 fifty percent. This makes a stronger neck connection, which improves sustain, tuning stability, and neck alignment.
Custom jack plate
A 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. The Pure Tone jack has dual contacts for improved grip, audio signal and reliability. The most dependable guitar jack available!
Reverend use Alpha control pots with a +-10% rating, tighter and more consistent than a standard pot. Typically used in expensive boutique guitars, but standard issue in all Reverends.
10% poly caps
Reverend use caps with a +-10% rating. 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.
- Shape: Medium oval
- Wood: Roasted maple
- Neck joint: 6-Bolt
- Scale length: 34"
- Truss rod: Yes
- Finish: Satin amber
- Active or passive: Passive
- Configuration: HS
- Neck: Not applicable
- Middle: Split single coil
- Bridge: Humbucker
- Brand: Reverend
- Series or parallel: Series
- Active preamp: Not applicable
- Special electronics: Not applicable
- Material: Rosewood
- Radius: 12"
- Fret size: Medium-jumbo
- Number of frets: 22
- Inlays: Dot
- Nut material: Boneite
- Nut width: 1.85 in. (47mm)
- Neck width at 12 fret: .9"
- Style: Double cutaway
- Construction: Solidbody
- Body wood: Korina
- Top wood: Flame maple
- Body finish: Gloss
- Orientation: Right-handed
- Control layout: Volume, tone, PU pan
- Pickup switch: No
- Coil tap or split: Not applicable
- Tone switching: No
- Special switching: No
- Bridge type: Fixed
- Bridge design: 5-Saddle vintage style
- Tailpiece: Not applicable
- Tuning machines: Hipshot open-geared
- Color: Chrome
- Number of strings: 5
- Pickguard: No
- Special features: Not applicable
- Case: Sold separately
- Accessories: Info not available
- Country of origin: South Korea
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Musician's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear
*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions (Opens in new window) for program details
Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.