Signature Series
Bob Balch Signature
Finishes

Description

Bob Balch began playing guitar for Fu Manchu, Southern California’s most fuzzilicious band, in 1996. Of course, he needed a hot-rodded rock machine for the adventure. The understated elegance of the Bob Balch Signature model is based on our acclaimed Sensei platform. Unique features include beveled body edges, glossy finish, and a strategic chamber under the pickguard for increased resonance. Railhammer Bob Balch Signature pickups complete the package, for a thick tone with enhanced midrange clarity that can handle everything you could throw at it.

Specs

Body Korina Solidbody
Pickups Bob Balch Bridge, Bob Balch Neck
Bridge TOM with Stop Tail
Neck Three-Piece Korina
Scale 24 3/4"
Neck Profile Medium Oval
Fingerboard Pau Ferro - 12" Radius
Frets 22 - 0.110"W x 0.050"H
Truss Rod Dual Action - Headstock Access
Tuners Reverend Pin-Lock
Nut 43mm Width - Boneite
Controls Volume, Tone, Bass Contour, 3-way.
Strings 10-46
Case Two-Toned Teardrop (Available Separately)
List Price $1319

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Features

Railhammer Pickups

Rails under the wound strings for tight lows. Poles under the plain strings for fat highs. This revolutionary design from Reverend founder Joe Naylor delivers exceptional clarity and punch, that will get you heard loud and clear!

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 our lively, responsive instruments that are rich in harmonics.

Bass Contour

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!

Pin-Lock Tuners

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.

Initialed Headstock

Every Reverend is hand initialed and serial numbered on the back of the headstock by one of our highly skilled technicians who sets up, inspects, and tests every instrument.

Custom Dome Knobs

Our proprietary knobs feature a lower profile which is less likely to be accidentally hit by the player's hand, and the white dot lets you easily see where your knob rotation is set.

Boneite Nut

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.

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.

Custom Jack Plate

Our proprietary jack plate features four mounting screws, instead of two. The extra screws prevent the plate from tearing out of the body. Made of steel for durability, the laser etched logo adds an extra touch of class!

Pure Tone Jack

All Reverends use an upgraded jack by Pure Tone Technologies. A standard jack has single contacts, but the Pure Tone jack has dual contacts for improved grip, audio signal and reliability. The most dependable guitar jack available.

Treble Bleed Circuit

All Reverend guitars have a treble bleed circuit, preserving the treble when you roll back the volume control. When you roll back a standard volume control, the tone loses treble and becomes dull sounding. Now you can turn down and still sound great!

10% Pots

We use Alpha control pots with a +-10% rating. While a typical pot is +-20%, our pots are built to tighter specifications, making them more consistent. Typically used in expensive boutique guitars, but standard issue in all Reverends.

10% Poly Caps

We use caps with a +-10% rating, while a typical cap is +-20%. Our caps are made to tighter specifications, so they’re more consistent. Made of polyester, they’re also longer lasting, and less affected by temperature than cheaper ceramic caps. Typically used in expensive boutique guitars.

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