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Reverend Guitars P-90 loaded Reeves Gabrels Dirtbike Royale

Reverend Guitars P-90 loaded Reeves Gabrels Dirtbike Royale  ·  Source: Reverend Guitars

Reverend Guitars has a new Reeves Gabrels Dirtbike Royale model out. This is the fourth version in the lineup for the guitarist, and comes loaded with Mojotone P90 pickups. And, it comes in a luscious Royale Red finish!

Reverend Guitars Reeves Gabrels Dirtbike Royale

Reeves Gabrels is an amazing guitar player all-round, who currently plays in The Cure. Though I will always remember him fondly for his stints with David Bowie and Tin Machine, which is where I first heard him play. His latest signature model from Reverend Guitars is almost the total antithesis of his popular RG-SUS sustainer version and offers a more traditional playing experience.

Reverend Guitars Reeves Gabrels Dirtbike Royale

Reverend Guitars Reeves Gabrels Dirtbike Royale

Mojotone P90 pickups

The guitar features a pair of hum-cancelling passive Mojotone P-90 Quiet Coil pickups. These pickups are a bit of a departure for him, as his previous Dirtbike Royale had a pair of Railhammer humbuckers instead. In the bridge position, you get the more aggressively-voiced Hot Quiet Coil P90, whilst the neck position has a Mojotone ’56 Quiet Coil Soapbar, a more vintage-style voiced pickup. Plus, you have the Reverend passive bass roll-off for either tightening up the low-end or, you can use it to re-voice the pickups, for some added twang. There’s also a handy treble bleed circuit on the volume knob.

Reverend Guitars P90 loaded Reeves Gabrels Dirtbike Royale

Reverend Guitars P90 loaded Reeves Gabrels Dirtbike Royale

Korina

Construction of this model is based around Reverend’s tried and tested Korina body, with a bolt-on 24.75″ scale-length neck, and an ebony fretboard. There are also some subtle, but well-worth-having, upgrades. These include a Boneite nut, a Puretone jack plug, 10% poly capacitors and a dual-action truss rod.

Reeves Gabrels Dirtbike Royale with Mojotone P90s

Loaded with Mojotone P90s

Hardtail

The hardware consists of a Wilkinson GTB wraparound bridge which, again, is another departure from Reeves’ previous incarnation of the Dirtbike Royale, which had a tremolo system. You also have a set of pin locking tuners, ensuring solid tuning on this guitar.

Overall, I think this is one sweet guitar. I’m looking forward to hearing what players think of this hardtail P-90 loaded edition.

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by Jef

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