Guitar Talk with Reverend Guitars CEO Ken Haas – S1E2



“And everything that has breath will praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!” – Psalm 150:6

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GOD

To kick things off on this episode, Chris shares a very personal story to focus on the power God imbues upon spiritually-centered music.  In our moments of need, and in His timing, He is always there for us…it’s what a perfect and loving father does for his children.  Be encouraged to check out, meditate on, and be encouraged by Philippians 4:19 – “And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

The bottom line: don’t get caught up in the notes, the beats and the voices as you prepare to serve musically…get caught up in the glory of God.

GUITARS

Reverend Guitars CEO Ken Haas then came on to get into the nitty gritty of one of Chris’ favorite brands (he has two of them…and may have his eye on several more).  This interview is most definitely a must-listen, because Ken talks about a lot more than just Reverend Guitars.  Sure we dig deep into the history of the Reverend story, talk about the movement into korina bodies, proprietary pickups, and the “magic-in-a-knob” bass contour control, but that’s only the beginning.

Ken is much more than a number-crunching businessman; he’s a bonified, certified guitar nerd (meant in the most endearing terms possible), and he knows A LOT about guitar building, tone chasing, and playing styles.  His insight into pickup selection alone is worth the price of admission on this episode.  That’s really good value, since the podcast is free. 🙂

As mentioned earlier, Chris is a huge fan, and owns two already – a 20th Anniversary Double Agent OG (P90 and Railhammer HB-equipped w/hardtail) and a 2019 Limited Edition Sensei (RevTrons w/Bigsby) – and has his eyes on several others scattered across Reverb.  However, Ken mentioned that Reverend has some special goodies in store for their upcoming 25th Anniversary, so maybe 2022 is the year for the next addition to the Wayne Manor collection.

If you can’t wait, check out Reverend’s website for details: https://www.reverendguitars.com/

For some great sounds and a lot of fun, subscribe to Reverend’s YouTube account, too: https://www.youtube.com/user/reverendguitars

GEAR

It’s pretty easy to go with the names you know when it comes to gear, mainly because you don’t want to take the chance on some unknown brand or a new-fangled gizmo or gadget and wind up blowing your cash.  There are times, however, when you need to take the plunge, because that name brand gear is out of your price range.

This is where Chris found himself when considering the jump BACK into wireless (listen in to find out why he jumped…just before he suffered a chemical burn).  After a bunch of comparison shopping, review watching and reading, Chris settled on the Lekato Wireless System – yeah, he hadn’t heard of that brand, either.

Why Lekato? Three reasons:

  1. The 5.8gHz transmission band, which means you don’t have to deal with interference from wireless routers, cell phones, lights, etc. (NOTE: Chris mistakenly reference Hz instead of gHz in his review…but since Lekato makes that mistake, too…we’re good with it)
  2. The ease of use – no power supplies to plug in, no big receiver boxes to make room for, and no host of dials to tweak (or get tweaked when you’re not around)
  3. The price…OHHHHHH the price.

Listen in to get all the details, how Chris has used it since he bought the system, the good and the not-so-good about it, and the bottom line recommendation.  Is the Lekato Wireless System for you?

If you want to check it out for yourself, here you go (please note this is NOT an affiliate link): https://www.amazon.com/LEKATO-Transmitter-Transmission-Frequency-Rechargeable/dp/B07TYRQ222