Here's What Reverend Say About the Mercalli 4 Bass
Big, deep and punchy with excellent clarity is the calling card of the Mercalli. The innovative passive pickups have that vintage warmth, while the five-piece neck and lock down bridge deliver modern punch and sustain!
We design our own proprietary custom pickups, to achieve the best tonal match with our instruments. Reverend pickups are also specifically designed for each position, for balanced volume and tone when switching.
Five-Piece Roasted Maple Neck
Roasted Maple is heat treated at over 300° F to remove sugars, moisture, and impurities. This maple is lighter, more stable, and has a beautiful caramel color. Combined with our five-piece construction, the result is a neck that requires less seasonal adjustment, and boasts a rich vintage look!
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.
Hipshot Ultralight Tuners
These tuners have a housing made of aircraft grade aluminum that makes them extra-light. The difference in weight can be as much as 2-3oz less in the headstock, which means a more balanced bass that’s more comfortable to play. And the tone is great! Your bass is more defined and enhanced with the Hipshot Ultralites.
High Mass Bridge
Our bridge features heavy duty saddles in combination with a massive base plate. This substantial mass of metal enhances clarity and attack, and produces bell-like sustain. It's also a versatile bridge, that can be strung string-thru-body or top-load.
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!
We use "Boneite," a synthetic bone nut, that is more consistent than natural bone, on all Reverend instruments. It reduces friction, allowing the strings to slide through the nut slots smoothly, improving tuning stability.
- Body: Korina Solidbody
- Pickups: Thick Brick Bridge, Split Brick Neck
- Bridge: String-thru-body or Top-load, 3/4" spacing
- Neck: 5-Piece Maple/Walnut, Satin Amber Finish
- Scale: 34"
- Neck Profile: Medium Oval
- Fingerboard: Pau Ferro 12" Radius
- Frets: 21 Frets
- Truss Rod: Dual Action, Headstock Access
- Tuners: Hipshot Ultralight, 1/2" Dia. Shaft
- Nut: 42mm width, Boneite
- Controls: Volume, Tone, Pickup Pan
- Strings: 45-100