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Reverend Mike Watt Wattplower Electric Bass Guitar
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It all started for Mike Watt in San Pedro, California. That’s where he met D. Boon and George Hurley – who would later form The Minutemen – a band th...Click To Read More About This Product
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Signature looks and short-scale playability.
It all started for Mike Watt in San Pedro, California. That’s where he met D. Boon and George Hurley – who would later form The Minutemen – a band that would inspire legions. Watt went on to form fIREHOSE and to play bass for punk royalty, The Stooges, as well as hundreds of solo projects with musicians around the world.
The Reverend Mike Watt Signature Wattplower is the result of a four-year exploratory between Watt and Reverend to produce a bass guitar with the perfect balance of sonic explosiveness, supreme playability, and ultimately looks uniquely Watt. The 30” scale and size along with touches like the Luminlay dots on the side of the neck are perfect for any player used to dark stages and long sets. The bridge is Hipshot A Style Brass for great intonation and lots of sustain. And, because it’s Watt, there’s an anchor inlay at the first fret and “Wattplower” on the seventeenth. This one is worth the wait.
Reverend 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.
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.
The Anchor Inlay at the first fret is a tribute to Mike Watt's father, who was a sailor in the Navy.
Luminlay side dots
Mike Watt wanted high visibility side dots. These glow-in-the-dark dots by Luminlay emit a soft yet bright green light, making neck navigation on a dark stage easy! For extra brightness, charge the luminescent dots with a small LED flashlight.
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.
Hipshot a style bridge
This adjustable spacing bridge allows for more sustain and has a string thru or top-load option. Coupled with a Brass bridge spacer, the sustain on this bass is wicked.
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.
Top hat knobs
These vintage volume and tone knobs have the numbers right on them, with an extra triangle pointer, so you can see where your settings are all the time.
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.
Custom round jack plate
Mike Watt prefers front mounted jack plates. But Reverend knew a standard issue jack plate wouldn’t survive. That’s why they designed this custom jack plate, featuring thick steel and an oversize diameter, that won’t bend, crack or fail in the heat of battle.
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: 3-piece korina
- Neck joint: Bolt-on
- Scale length: 30"
- Truss rod: Yes
- Finish: Satin amber
- Active or passive: Passive
- Configuration: S
- Neck: Not applicable
- Middle: Split single coil
- Bridge: Not applicable
- Brand: Reverend
- Series or parallel: Series
- Active preamp: Not applicable
- Special electronics: Not applicable
- Material: Blackwood Tek
- Radius: 12"
- Fret size: Medium-jumbo
- Number of frets: 21
- Inlays: Dot
- Nut material: Graphite
- Nut width: 1.65 in. (42mm)
- Style: Double cutaway
- Construction: Solidbody
- Body wood: Korina
- Top wood: Not applicable
- Body finish: Gloss
- Orientation: Right-handed
- Control layout: Volume, tone
- Pickup switch: No
- Coil tap or split: Not applicable
- Tone switching: No
- Special switching: No
- Bridge type: Fixed
- Bridge design: 4-Saddle
- Tailpiece: Not applicable
- Tuning machines: Open-geared
- Color: Chrome
- Number of strings: 4
- Pickguard: No
- Special features: Not applicable
- Case: Hardshell case
- Accessories: Info not available
- Country of origin: South Korea
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