The Reverend Bob Balch Signature is here presented in a special Venetian Gold, and Violin Brown finish in celebration of Balch’s 30th Anniversary as guitarist for Fu Manchu. Perfect for cranking up the fuzz, the Reverend Bob Balch is fitted with twin hot-rodded Railhammer Bob Balch signature pickups. Don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s a one-trick pony though: bass contour control allows you to shape-shift into almost any musical genre with outrageous ease. Top quality components and a highly resonant chambered Korina body make this guitar worthy of any stage or studio.
The Reverend Bob Balch Signature 30th Anniversary is now available from Merchant City Music, online and in our Los Angeles store. We are both Los Angeles’ longest-established guitar specialist, and among the world’s largest Reverend dealers. As such, we keep an unbeatable range in stock at all times, each rigorously checked over and professionally set up before dispatch. We ship fast to our customers in the US, Europe and Worldwide.
REVEREND BOB BALCH SIGNATURE – 30TH ANNIVERSARY MODEL IN VENETIAN GOLD
Credited with being among the world’s most enduring and influential Stoner Rock bands, Fu Manch has left an indelible mark on this fuzz-fueled genre. Bob Balch’s contribution to the Fu Manchu legacy has spanned 30 years, giving rise to this special Venetian Gold Bob Balch Signature Reverend guitar. Powered by twin Railhammer Bob Balch pickups, this guitar looks and sounds a million dollars.
KORINA BODY AND NECK, WITH RAILHAMMER PICKUPS
As with all Reverend guitars, the 30th Anniversary Bob Balch Signature model starts with the solid foundation of a Korina body. This lightweight and resonant wood has the added benefit of being highly consistent, making it the perfect basis for producing a world-beating range of guitars. Increasing its resonance in this application is a strategically positioned chamber underneath the pickguard. To this is added a three-piece Korina set neck, resulting in one seamless length of Korina from headstock to tailpiece – the ultimate musical foundation.
Mounted to the body are two Railhammer Bob Balch signature pickups, designed by Reverend’s technical mastermind, Joe Naylor. Oversized poles under the treble strings and rails under the bass strings result in optimal tonal response across the frequency spectrum. For Bob Balch’s signature humbucker set, each pickup was optimised for its position. Both have brass covers, resulting in round tones with fat lower mids. Not only do these pickups sound awesome through a fuzz pedal, they equally produce addictively warm and smooth clean tone. Add in Reverend’s unique bass contour control, which passively rolls off the bass frequencies for more sparkle and twang, and you have a truly versatile tone machine.
ROAD-READY HARDWARE AND COMPONENTS
As with all Reverend guitars, the 30th Anniversary Bob Balch Signature in Venetian Gold features top-quality hardware and components – necessary, as all off-the-shelf Reverend Artist models are identical to the guitars used on stage by the artists themselves. From the steel 4-screw jack plate with dual-contact Pure Tone jack socket, to the rock solid Pin Lock tuners, through the 10% pots and caps, everything has been designed to perform flawlessly, night after night.
Whether you’re looking to produce fuzzilicious Stoner Rock or smooth and warm jazz, you can’t go wrong with the Reverend Bob Balch Signature 30th Anniversary Venetian Gold. Not something you can say for many guitars!