NAMM 2019: Reverend unveils signature Brad Houser bass, updates bass range

Check out this semi-hollow piece for the acclaimed bassist.

Reverend has pulled the curtains back on its 2019 bass range. Standing out from the pack is the Basshouser Fatfish 32, a stunning new signature model for Brad Houser of Edie Brickell & New Bohemians. Other notable additions include the new Triad and Raymond models, as well an updated version of the Decision. Here are the details:

Reverend Basshouser Fatfish 32

Reverend Basshouser fatfish 32 Midnight black
The Reverend Basshouser Fatfish 32 in Midnight Black

The Basshouser Fatfish 32 is Houser’s second Reverend signature bass. It features a semi-hollow construction, a maple back for clarity and punch, as well as a raised center ridge that contributes to a resonant midrange.

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As for electronics, the four-string is loaded with a P-Blade pickup at the bridge and a brand-new Jazz Bomb pickup at the neck that’s touted as hum-free. The former is voiced for a tight and snarling tone, while the latter features steel rails that contribute to a rich and focused output.

Rounding out the bass’s look is a stylish reverse headstock and neat block inlays adorning the pau ferro fretboard.

Available in Midnight Black and Korina Burst finishes. Lists at $1,679.

Reverend Triad

The Reverend Triad in Metallic Alpine
The Reverend Triad in Metallic Alpine

This bass is built for versatility, with its trio of Jazz Bomb pickups and a five-way pup switch. Needless to say, you’ll be able to come up with a wide range of tones from this configuration.

The Triad comes decked out in a variety of finishes and fretboard options. It’s available in a Metallic Alpine or Burnt Brick finish that’s complemented by a roasted maple fretboard and funky black block inlays. The Purple Burst version, on the other hand, features a pau ferro fretboard adorned with pearloid block inlays.

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Lists at $1,199.

Reverend Raymond

The Reverend Raymond bass in Midnight Black
The Reverend Raymond in Midnight Black

This four-string is described as a veritable “slap machine”. Its tone is derived from a Thick Brick bridge pickup and the new Jazz Bomb neck pickup. The former’s open, wide tone blends with the latter’s focused tone for a unique percussive character.

Available in Venetian Gold, Chronic Blue, and Midnight Black finishes. Lists for $1,199.

Reverend Decision

Reverend Decision in Burnt Brick
The Reverend Decision in Burnt Brick

This model has been updated with a new pickup configuration: a P-Blade at the bridge and a Jazz Bomb at the neck, similar to the Basshouser Fatfish 32.

Available in Burnt Brick, Chronic Blue, and Oceanside Green finishes. Lists at $1,199.

As on all of Reverend’s bass models, each of these guitars features a Boneite nut, five-piece neck and Hipshot Ultralight tuners. They also have a lockdown bridge and six-bolt neck plate for added sustain.

More information at reverendguitars.com.

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