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Reverend Mercalli 5 FM Electric Bass, 5-String, Turquoise

The Reverend Mercalli 5-string bass sports a korina body and innovative Brick 5 pickups, which provide clear and punchy tone even in the lowest registers. Rate and review this product
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Reverend Mercalli 5 FM Turquoise

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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Korina body Very warm, lively, and balanced tonewood
Maple and walnut neck Full, balanced tone and good sustain
Satin-finished neck Fast, smooth and easy playing feel
Top-load/string-thru high-mass bridge Improved tuning stability and sustain

Product Description

Big and deep is one thing. Add clarity and that elusive vintage warmth and you get the Reverend Mercalli 5 FM. Reverend pulled it off by using a 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 several times as much.

Custom Pickups

Reverend design their own custom pickups to achieve the best tonal match with their instruments. Reverend pickups are also specifically designed for each position, for balanced volume and tone when switching.

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.

Korina Body

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.

Six-Bolt Neck Plate

Two extra bolts increase mounting pressure of the neck by 50 percent. This makes a stronger neck connection, which improves sustain, tuning stability, and neck alignment. And for convenience, two small screws hold the plate in place when removing the neck.

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!

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Reverend Guitars products.
- Body: Korina Solidbody
- Neck Profile: Medium Oval
- Nut: 47 Mm Width, Graphite
- Pickups: Thick Brick 5 Bridge, Split Brick 5 Neck
- Fingerboard: Rosewood, 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: B-Case (Not Included)
- Scale: 34"
- Tuners: Open Gear, 1/2" Diameter Shaft
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Turquoise
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 17 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MRC5FM TQ
Violinburst
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 17 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MRC5FM VB
zZounds Expert Review
When I pick up a five-string, my go-to licks are seldom going to be lightning-fast funk slaps like zZounds' resident bass expert, Martin; I'm looking for some clank and grit. The rockers out there with the heavier jams will really dig this Mercalli five-string, with its raw and aggressive "Split Brick" ceramic pickups and maple and walnut neck. The super balanced frequency response across the strings renews my faith in five-strings by tightening up that floppy B that can sometimes be a dealbreaker and gives an even voice to the rest of the strings in the mix. Put some growl in the woofers and really move some air with this bass. The Reverend Mercalli 5 FM Electric Bass looks just as great as it sounds!

- Bert, zZounds Guitar Expert



I had the pleasure of getting my hands on the Reverend Mercalli 5 FM bass. The first thing I noticed was how comfortable it was -- it was one of the easiest-playing 5-strings I've plucked. I found the low B string specifically impressive: it had the perfect amount of tension to keep the low string from flopping around, but not too much as to be make it difficult to play. Another thing I noticed was how much this bass resonates, with its korina wood body and high-mass bridge transferring vibration very well. Once plugged in, this bass sounded great and dialing in my tone was super-easy. The sound and feel of the Reverend Mercalli 5 FM cannot be beat at its price.

- Martin, Bass Specialist, zZounds Guitar Expert Team

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