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 exploratory between Watt and Reverend to produce a bass guitar with the perfect balance of sonic explosiveness, supreme playability, and ultimately looks uniquely Watt. The 30” scale and size along with touches like the Luminlay dots on the side of the neck are 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. And, because it’s Watt, there’s an anchor inlay at the first fret and “Wattplower” on the seventeenth. This one is worth the wait.
Model: Mike Watt Wattplower Bass
Body Wood: Korina
Pickguard: Three ply black/white/black
Neck Wood: Five-piece korina/walnut
Neck Profile: Medium oval
Fretboard Radius: 12"
Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
Nut Width: 42mm
Inlay: Pearloid with anchor
Bridge: Hipshot A style
Controls: Volume and tone
Tuners: Hipshot Ultralight 1/2" diameter shaft
Case: Reverend two tone teardrop premium case