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Reverend Tricky Gomez 290 - Satin Coffee Burst
With the Tricky Gomez 290, Reverend took the Manta Ray platform, tricked it out for an offbeat sixties look, added modern features and gave it their famous build quality. The result is a highly resonant semi-hollow body with P90 pickups that’s rich in harmonics with a punchy tone. A Bigsby tremolo completes the retro theme and the roller bridge and Pin-Lock tuners keep it in tune. Perfect for the player who wants the raw tone and vibe of a vintage pawnshop prize, but who needs a reliable and stable instrument.
9A5 BRIDGE PICKUP
Raw, classic tone, but wound slightly hotter and thicker sounding than a vintage P90, making it perfect for the bridge position. 43 gauge wire, alnico 5 magnets, 13K ohms.
9A5 NECK PICKUP
Slightly cleaner than a vintage P90 with clear, open tone. Middle pickup is RWRP for hum-cancelling when used with bridge or neck pickups. 42 gauge wire, alnico 5 magnets, 7.5K ohms.
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.
Every Reverend is hand initialed on the back of the headstock by Zack Green, Reverend's highly skilled technician who sets up, inspects and tests every instrument.
BIGSBY WITH SOFT TOUCH SPRING & ROLLER BRIDGE
Reverend's Bigsby tremolo system feels great and stays in tune all night long! Reverend installed a custom Soft Touch spring into all of their Bigsbys for easy, smooth action. Reverend's roller bridge works with their Pin-Lock tuners and Boneite nut to create a system that strings glide through every time.
CUSTOM DOME KNOBS
Reverend's proprietary knobs feature a lower profile which is less likely to be accidentally hit by the players hand and the white dot lets you easily see where your knob rotation is set.
Reverend uses "Boneite", a synthetic bone nut that is more consistent than natural bone, on all of their instruments. Boneite reduces friction, allowing the strings to slide through the nut slots smoothly, improving tuning stability.
DUAL-ACTION TRUSS ROD
Reverend's 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 acess.
CUSTOM JACK PLATE
Reverend's 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.
Reverend uses Alpha control pots with a +-10% rating. While a typical pot is +-20%, Reverend's 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
Reverend uses caps with a +-10% rating, while a typical cap is +-20%. Reverend's 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.