Bass of the Week: Reverend Decision

Reverend Decision Bass - Party Red finish

Mixing retro and modern, Reverend’s Decision bass is their take on the “P/J” style, with the company’s Split Brick pickup in the neck position and their J-Rails in the bridge position. The pickups are blended with a Pan knob, which Reverend says let you go from “funk to thump and all points in between.”

The Decision is built with a korina body and comes in Party Red or Black finishes. On both models, the back and sides are black with cream binding for a classic touch.

The bass has a 34″ scale and bolt-on construction, with a six-bolt plate to keep the neck secure in its pocket and improve sustain.

The neck is a 5-piece laminate with maple and walnut, which is all finished with an amber satin finish while the fingerboard is bound rosewood with a 12″ radius. For hardware, Reverend included a string-thru-body bridge with locking saddles and open gear tuners.

The Reverend Decision carries a street price of about $899. For more info, visit the Reverend site.

If you want to see the Reverend in action, check out yesterday’s featured video of Meshell Ndegeocello.

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Reverend Decision Specs:

  • Body: Korina
  • Construction: Bolt-on (six-bolt plate)
  • Scale: 34”
  • Colors: Party Red, Black (Black Back and Sides with Cream Binding)
  • Pickups: Reverend J-Rails (bridge), Reverend Split Brick (neck)
  • Neck: Five-piece Maple/Walnut
  • Neck finish: Amber Satin Finish
  • Truss Rod: Dual Action, Access at Headstock
  • Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood, 12” radius
  • Frets: Medium Jumbo
  • Neck Profile: Medium Oval
  • Nut: Graphite, 1-21/32” (42 mm) width
  • Tuners: Open Gear, 1/2” dia. shaft
  • Bridge: String-thru-body, Locking Saddles (3/4” spacing)
  • Controls: Volume, Tone, Pickup Pan Knob

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  1. The best of Basses its the Rickenbacker 4001 or 4003 and i say Ponit !!!!! or my Fender American Deluxe V NT

    • Well ,thats a opinion. I like Ken Smiths ,Alembic’s ,Ken Lawrence,Hamer ,Fender ,Sadowsky and lakland ,Mike Lull,and Rickenbackers . All tools of Tone. Oh and Hamer 12 strings

  2. what a piece of shit.

  3. Zsolt I agree a little while the black is nice to see a matching headstock, but why doesn’t the red body have a matching red head stock? Unfookinbelievable! 6 bolt neck plate….a little overkill for a 21 fret bass and not even active electronics? Call if what you want, still doesn’t even come close the older style fender jag or jap pj basses that have been since discontinued.

  4. Do not judge until you have played/heard one, they blew me away.