Newly upgraded, the Reverend Flatroc is here presented with a Roasted Maple neck / fretboard and pearloid pickguard. This new Flatroc model has been fitted with two of Reverend’s completely redesigned Retroblast pickups – the mini-humbucker, perfected! It also now comes fitted with a Bigsby B-50 vibrato, modded with Reverend’s own soft-touch spring and roller-bridge for supremely smooth action.
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REVEREND FLATROC BIGSBY WITH TWIN RETROBLAST MINI HUMBUCKER PICKUPS
The Flatroc has always boasted two of Reverend’s mini-humbucker pickups, originally Revtrons, but now upgraded to the latest Retroblast models. Comprehensively designed to mitigate against the worst features of mini-humbuckers, these pickups nevertheless maintain the characteristics which have endeared their ilk to guitarists over the years. Retroblast pickups are neither under-powered or harsh – but have the midrange punch, chimey highs, and string-to-string definition for which mini-humbuckers are revered. Whether you’re looking for retro rock tones or that classic crunch, these are the pickups for you!
This being a Reverend, that’s only the start! Reverend’s bass contour control has also been added, transforming the sound with the roll of a knob. Rolled right back it re-voices the pickups giving you some classic and vintage twang – it can make a humbucker sound like a single coil. With the Reverend Flatroc Bigsby you get a guitar with bags of character and tonal possibilities.
SOLID KORINA BODY, ROASTED MAPLE NECK AND TOP QUALITY COMPONENTS
The super cool contoured body of the Reverend Flatroc is made from solid Korina. This wood offers many of the same properties as Mahogany but with more consistency and lighter weight. Solid Korina resonates well and makes for a real lively and responsive instrument. The Reverend Flatroc also features a Roasted Maple neck, a feature pioneered by Reverend at this price point. The medium oval profile is very comfortable. It features a twelve inch radius Roasted Maple fretboard and medium jumbo frets. Roasted Maple is normally used on custom shop and high-end boutique built guitars. This is the smoothest, silkiest neck you will ever feel. Trust us! The Roasted Maple that Reverend have used has been kiln dried to remove most of the moisture. This results in a neck resistant to temperature and humidity. The advantages also include stability and increased resonance.
TRICKED OUT BIGSBY B-50 VIBRATO
Reverend have also now fitted a Bigsby B-50 trem system, but not without some modifications of their own. Reverend’s secret weapon for Bigsby’s is their soft-touch spring, which transforms the feel for a much more intuitive “broken in” action. This is combined with Reverend’s own roller bridge and Boneite nut, resulting in a supremely smooth vibrato which would be almost unrecognizable to Bigsby users of old. Reverend’s pin lock tuners are also an integral part of the picture, providing a highly stable foundation which allows the vibrato to be operated without fear of nasty string slippages.
Another new Reverend innovation can be found on the headstock; the triple string tree. This new string tree gives the E, B and G strings the perfect break angle over the nut. Pair all of this with upgraded pots, capacitors and a very satisfying ‘clunk’ from the new Pure Tone multi-contact jack socket and you’ve got a tour-grade guitar ready for the stage or studio night after night.