Reverend?!

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  1. imonabuss

    imonabuss Supporting Member

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    I spent an hour and a half tonight at a local shop that has recently opened and has a wide range of guitars in stock (no boutique ones though). I decided I would try a range of guitars under $1000. The shocking winner to me was... a Reverend Warhawk 390! This was not a little better than the rest, but completely out of their league. How can this be? Was I in post work shock and not rational?
     
  2. XKnight

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    Reverend makes great guitars, especially in the under $1000 range.
     
  3. nmiller

    nmiller Drowning in lap steels Silver Supporting Member

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    Nope, it wasn't shock, they really are great guitars. Judging by these threads, I'd say more than a few people around here agree with you. I used to have a Warhawk 290 myself, and I can't say enough good things about it.
     
  4. dead mike

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    no guitar has ever grabbed me like a reverend. i went from 1 to 5 in about a year, awesome guitar
     
  5. ghost

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    i'm also innerested in the reverends...but alot of rev-heads have told me to go used and look for the usa-made gits...the ones at the store today would be imports, correct- anyone here have experiece specifically with the imports? :munch
     
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    Great guitars. The USA ones are collectible, but I prefer the semi-hollow MIKs, like the Club King 290. Stellar quality all down the line.
     
  7. imonabuss

    imonabuss Supporting Member

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    I guess the one I played today was an import because it was brand new and from what I've read Reverend stopped US guitars in 2006 or so. So I played it against a couple of US guitars from other brands, and it was much better.
     
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    anyone have soundclips? the ones on the reverend site didn't really impress me much.
     
  9. mojocaster.com

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    Count me as a huge fan of Reverend guitars, both the MIA and MIK series. I have never played a bad reverend guitar. They are always well designed, finely crated, and very different than anything else. They also have great neck carves and fine accessories.

    They are, simply-put, giggable guitars right out of the box.

    Highly recommended.
     
  10. ghoti

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    I also played a Warhawk 390 a couple days ago, and it was the nicest sounding thing in the store (IMO).

    The only thing I didn't like about the Reverends were the necks were pretty narrow (not as bad as some, just narrower than I like).
     
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    Amazing axes for the money. Still loving my Charger 290!
     
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    Just got my mitts on a Ron Asheton model flying V. Very impressive for the ridiculously low price I got it for. The stock P-90's sound great, though the bridge pickup is seriously microphonic.
     
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    I've got a US rev and a buddy of mine has a MIK rev. I think the US models will become even more collectible over time, but the MIK revs are right up there as far as playability and feel.
     
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    I have a Warhawk with two humbuckers. Good guitar, but the neck feels a little strange in my hand at first after a strat. It goes away quickly enough.
     
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    I have a Flatroc and a Volcano...both amazing guitars!

    Check YouTube for Clips...there are really nice one to every model!
     
  16. GovernorSilver

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    Mine ain't gonna impress you either. :rotflmao

    It does however feature the bridge and neck pickups for the solos (two tracks mixed together). The bridge-middle and neck-middle combos with the Bass Contour turned all the way for more Strat-like tones are used for the rhythm parts. It's "In Walked Bud Improv".

    Guitar is Jetstream 390 with Wilkinson trem (before Reverend stopped using Wilkinsons).

    Narrowness of neck is something I never noticed - doesn't seem noticeably narrower than necks of other guitars I've tried, except a classical guitar and the Carvin Holdsworth Fatboy.
     
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    I have the Jetstream 390. Its not here to replace Strats or Teles. But it is an awesome guitar with its own sound and feel.
     
  18. 6stringgrind

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    Warhawk II HB user here. I love mine. It blows my mind that I got this guitar for $400. I'm definitely a Reverend fan now. I think I need eleven or twelve more.:crazy
     

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