Discontinued - Reverend Mercalli 5 Midnight Black - MRC5
A bass with rich, big sound is one thing... Add clarity and that elusive vintage warmth and you get the Mercalli 5 with its 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.
Reverend Guitars use proprietary custom pickups which are specifically designed for each position for balanced volume and tone when switching. These have some seriously rich low end power.
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.
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!
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
Reverend's 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.
- BODY korina solidbody.
- NECK PROFILE medium oval.
- NUT 47 mm width, graphite.
- PICKUPS Thick Brick 5 bridge, Split Brick 5 neck.
- FINGERBOARD Rosewood (or similar) 12" radius.
- CONTROLS volume, tone, pickup pan.
- BRIDGE string-thru-body or top-load, 3/4" spacing.
- FRETS 22 medium jumbo.
- STRINGS 45-125.
- NECK 5-piece maple/walnut, satin amber finish.
- TRUSS ROD dual action, headstock access.
- CASE Bass Two-Toned Teardrop (Available Separately).
- SCALE 34".
- TUNERS Hipshot Ultralight.