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

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

Reverend Basshouser Fatfish 32
The Reverend Basshouser Fatfish 32 in Korina Burst

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.

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.

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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.

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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