BOB BALCH SIGNATURE
The Reverend BOB BALCH SIGNATURE has been designed in collaboration with Bob Balch, riffmeister with stoner rock/fuzz metal progenitors Fu Manchu. The understated elegance belies the hot rod nature of this rock machine, which is based on our acclaimed Sensei platform. Unique features include: beveled body edges, satin finish, and a strategic tone chamber under the pickguard for increased resonance. Railhammer Bob Balch Signature pickups complete the package, featuring ceramic magnets and brass covers/baseplates for a thick tone with enhanced midrange clarity that can handle everything from fuzz riffs to jazz comping.
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 our lively, responsive instruments that are rich in harmonics.
This passive bass roll-off is great for tightening up the low end, or re-voicing the pickups. It can make a humbucker sound like a single-coil, or give a P-90 that classic twang. Variable pickup voicing at your fingertips!
A thumbwheel under the tuner pushes a steel pin up through the post, locking the string in place for exceptional tuning stability and super-fast string changes. Also, the posts are custom height, eliminating the need for a second string tree.
DUAL-ACTION TRUSS ROD
Our dual action rod adjusts in both directions, allowing back bow or forward bow. This assures correct adjustment range is possible regardless of string tension, extreme climate conditions, or the effects of long term aging. It’s also located at the headstock for easy access.
We use a graphite impregnated nut on all Reverend instruments. Graphite reduces friction, allowing the strings to easily slide through the nut slots, improving tuning stability.
BODY korina solidbody.
NECK PROFILE medium oval.
NUT 1-11/16″ (43mm) width, graphite.
PICKUPS Revtron bridge, Revtron neck.
FINGERBOARD rosewood or maple, 12″ radius.
CONTROLS volume, tone, bass contour, 3-way.
BRIDGE tuneomatic with stop tail.
FRETS 22 medium jumbo.
NECK maple, satin amber finish.
TRUSS ROD dual action, headstock access.
CASE Two-Toned Teardrop (Available Separately).
TUNERS Reverend pin-lock.
Custom Railhammer Bob Balch Signature pickups