SO I got a new guitar today The first of two this month....Ill share #2 when it gets here.
Just a few quick impressions of this Reverend 15th Anniversary Flatroc:
It is DIFFERENT to play. I'm not used to the string spacing at all, and I struggle with some of the stuff you guys have heard me pull off on my Suhr. Not a bad thing, just something to get used to. The setup is immaculate.
I honestly wouldn't have thought this was an import guitar if you just put it in my hands blind. While not the same thing as my either of my Suhrs the guitar I feel is at least on par and probably superior to an American made Fender or Gibson product of twice the street price.
I've played student guitars with Bigsbys and some old stuff with Bigsbys but this one actually feels good and solid and stayed in tune far beyond where it should have" alt="" />
The Bass contour knob is really useful. I'm not a big fan of most tone controls on guitars and try to get more of my tonal variance from pick hand placement, pickup selection and volume control adjustments but the bass contour works really well and sounds good all the way through the throw of the knob in any pickup selection. I forgot about the regular tone control to be honest " alt="" />
Pickups sound great. WHile not the tones I would usually dial in for a cover gig I was able to get a lot of my "later in the night" sounds with pedals and a little tweaking. Its more a matter of finding the sounds in the guitar, which I haven't had time to do yet.
The only Reverends I've played to this point have been at NAMM and I wasn't in love with the guitars I tried, but that is a horrible environment to try an instrument. This guitar works really well with my Suhr amp and takes pedals really well...I'm not sure how much of the video I shot doesn't suck so I might do another one once I see what I have but I'll post something today " alt="" />