Superior Construction, Charming Aesthetic and Versatile Tone Make This a Beguiling Option for Bassists of Any Style
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It all started for Mike Watt in San Pedro, California. That’s where he met D. Boon and George Hurley – who would later form The Minutemen – a band that would inspire legions. Watt went on to form fIREHOSE and to play bass for punk royalty, The Stooges, as well as hundreds of solo projects with musicians around the world. The Reverend Mike Watt Signature Wattplower is the result of a four-year exploration between Watt and Reverend to produce a bass guitar with the perfect balance of sonic explosiveness, supreme playability, and looks that can only be described as “uniquely Watt.”
The Left Handed Mike Watt Wattplower Electric bass is comprised of a lightweight Korina body, a 5-piece Korina and walnut neck and headstock crowned with Hipshot Ultralite tuning machines constructed of aeronautics grade aluminum making them exceptionally light. The 30” scale and size, along with touches like the Luminlay dots on the side of the neck, make it perfect for any player used to dark stages and long sets. The bridge is Hipshot A Style Brass for great intonation and lots of sustain. The 21-fret rosewood fretboard features several custom decorative inlays including a ship-anchor inlay on the first fret (a tribute to Watt’s father who was a Navy sailor), and a “Wattplower” inlay on the 17th fret.
- Construction: Set-Neck
- Body: Korina
- Neck: Five-piece korina/walnut
- Neck width at nut: 42mm
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard radius: 12"
- Frets: 21
- Scale length: 30"
- Tuners: Hipshot Ultralite
- Bridge: Hipshot A-style w/string-through-body option
- Pickup: P-blade
- Controls: Volume, tone
An Assertive Bass With Full-throttle Sound, Also Capable of Delicate and Syrupy Funk Tones
The size and simplicity of the Mike Watt Wattplower signature bass, coupled with its easy playability and strong and focused tone, make it nothing short of a grin-inducing joy! The Left Handed Wattplower Mike Watt Signature series is the result of a 4 year long exploration of tone by Reverend guitar and Mike Watt himself. The end product is an instrument with the perfect balance between great playability, unique looks, and killer sound.