Reverend Mercalli 5 5-string Bass Guitar - Periwinkle Burst | Palen Music Bass Guitar $1,299.00 Reverend

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Reverend Mercalli 5 5-string Bass Guitar - Periwinkle Burst

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Reverend Mercalli 5 5-string Bass Guitar - Periwinkle Burst - Plek'd

Big and deep is one thing. Add clarity and that elusive vintage warmth… meet the Mercalli 5. We pulled it off by using a five-piece neck, lock down bridge, and innovative passive pickups. This earthshaker delivers strong fundamental notes on the low B with sustain and punch you’d expect from basses costing many times as much.

Custom Pickups

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 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.

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.

Plek'd at Palen

Palen Music Center is proud to announce that this instrument has been Plek'd at no additional cost to you! This state-of-the-art machine uses cutting edge tech to analyze the instrument and provide our expert luthiers with the information and tools to provide the best setup imaginable. Please feel free to consult our knowledgable sales staff for further details on this amazing service.

Why Buy A Guitar From Palen Music Center?

Palen Music Center has a wide range of unique guitars to enhance the sound of your music! We have been trusted by musicians across the country since 1963 and are constantly working to provide the best value for our customers. With the addition of our new PLEK machine and our longtime veteran luthiers, we are pleased to provide top-quality guitar repair.


  • Plek'd at Palen
  • Deep, powerful tones with amazing clarity in seismic proportions
  • A solid korina body produces a rich, clear, and deep tone that is full-bodied
  • The Thick Brick 5 and Split Brick 5 pickups are powerful
  • With the pickup pan control, the two pickups produce a lot of amazing tones
  • Stability and less seasonal adjustments are provided by the 5-piece roasted maple neck
  • Flexible high-mass bridge improves sustain, attack, and clarity
  • Further chances to customize tone and feel are provided by string-through or top-load bridges
  • Pure Tone jack for a better audio signal


  • BODYKorina Solidbody
  • PICKUPSThick Brick 5 Bridge, Split Brick 5 Neck
  • BRIDGEString-thru-body or Top-load, 3/4" spacing
  • NECK5-Piece Maple/Walnut, Satin Amber Finish
  • SCALE34"
  • NECK PROFILEMedium Oval
  • FINGERBOARDRosewood - 12" Radius
  • FRETS21 - 0.110"W x 0.050"H
  • TRUSS RODDual Action, Headstock Access
  • TUNERSHipshot Ultralight, 1/2" Dia. Shaft
  • NUT47mm width, Boneite
  • CONTROLSVolume, Tone, Pickup Pan
  • STRINGS45-125
  • CASEBass Two-Toned Teardrop (Available Separately)

The instrument pictured is the exact instrument you’ll receive. All fretted instruments receive a free complimentary professional setup.

Please feel free to reach out to our knowledgeable sales staff with any additional questions!