The latest Reverend Basshouser Fatfish 32 – here presented in Midnight Black with Maple fretboard – is fitted with a P-Blade bridge pickup and Thick Brick neck pickup for formidably fat tone. Built for Brad Houser, bassist for projects such as Edie Brickell and New Bohemians Critter’s Buggin’ The Dead Kenny G’s, the Basshouser Fatfish 32 has a reverse headstock, medium scale length and non-roasted maple neck, to the artist’s specs. A huge array of tones is on tap thanks to the pickup pan control.
The Reverend Basshouser Fatfish 32 in Midnight Black is now available from Je Matt Guitar, online and in our Los Angeles store. We are Los Angeles’ longest-established guitar specialist, and among the world’s largest Reverend specialists. We ship fast to our customers in the US, Europe and beyond. Every instrument we sell is subjected to a rigorous check over and professional set up, ensuring you receive the best possible example.
REVEREND BASSHOUSER FATFISH 32 IN MIDNIGHT BLACK
The Reverend Basshouser Fatfish 32 in Black has a unique semi-hollow body construction, comprising a raised center block and maple back. The maple increases clarity and punch, while the raised Korina center contributes the outstanding resonance for which Reverend’s signature tonewood is renowned. The non-roasted 5-piece maple / walnut neck is set into the body for improved resonance. It feels simply sublime, and comes both bound in black and engraved with black block inlays.
In terms of pickups, the Basshouser Fatfish 32 is fitted with Reverend’s outstanding P Blade in the bridge and Thick Brick in the neck. The P-Blade Bridge Pickup captures the classic P-bass character, but with increased volume, sustain, clarity, and extended low end response. Warm and thick with strong mids, the Thick Brick Neck Pickup has output and punch like an active pickup, but sounds more organic. Harnessing these two pickup powerhouses is Reverend’s pan control, which allows just the right amount of each pickup to be dialed in.
THE BASSHOUSER FATFISH 32 FEATURES SUPERIOR HARDWARE
Reverend’s outstanding hardware is also present and correct on the Fatfish 32 in Midnight Black. The High Mass bridge features heavy duty saddles in combination with a massive base plate. This substantial mass of metal enhances clarity and attack, and produces bell-like sustain. It’s also a versatile bridge, that can be strung string-thru-body or top-load. Hipshot Ultralight 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.
The superior hardware continues below the surface: an upgraded jack by Pure Tone Technologies is fitted, coming with dual contacts for improved grip, audio signal and reliability. Reverend also use use Alpha control pots with a +-10% rating, making them tighter and more consistent than a standard pot. Similarly, +-10% caps are used. These caps are more consistent, longer lasting, and less affected by temperature than cheaper ceramic caps.
With the Basshouser Fatfish 32 in Midnight Black, Reverend has once again made a road-ready bass with truly addictive tone and playability.