Electronics & Hardware

This is your guide to the standard electronics and hardware available for all Reiver Guitars.

Pickups

1X, 2X and 4X refers to the number of magnets. More magnets means more output power and attack. When used as a matched pair the bridge pickup will have additional magnets compared to the neck pickup.
Alnico magnets available 5/3/2.

Modern Series

Ceramic based pickups

M.A.D.

Mutually Assured Destruction the nuclear option in the pickup line up. Designed specifically for high gain applications producing a very clear and focused distortion. Excellent definition over the entire board very responsive to player dynamics and still retaining superb musicality.

Two versions the bridge pickup as 4X magnets to increase the power and attack the neck pickup has 2X magnets.

Models available:

  • M.A.D. CER 2X-  24K  (NECK)
  • M.A.D. CER 4X –  24K   (BRIDGE)

IGNEOUS

The name gives the game away it is all about ROCK.

Igneuous 1 is the heavy rock pickup with clarity and attack right across the board. Neck pickup with 2X magnates and the bridge with 4X has more attack and power.

Igneous II a modern rock pickup with a full sound and accentuated highs. Neck pickup as standard with the bridge 2X for more attack and power.

Models available:

  • IGNEOUS I CER 2X -17.8K – Heavy rock sound with clarity and highs (NECK)
  • IGNEOUS I CER 4X –  17.8K As above with more attack and power (BRIDGE)
  • IGNEOUS II CER 1X 7KT – 12K- Full sound with clarity accentuated highs (NECK)
  • IGNEOUS II CER 2X – 12K As above with more attack and power (BRIDGE)

RUNE II

Full deep bottom end with warm mids and a smooth top end. 

Models available:

    • RUNE II AL V 12.6K – Fat sound all round with highs not so prominent (NECK)
    • RUNE II AL V X2 12.6K – Fattest sound with less highs great bottom end (BRIDGE)

      RAZOR

      Focused upper mids and with a clear high end this pickup is made to cut through in any mix.. Great attack and clarity and very expressive with pick attack and cleans up when volume pot is rolled down. Available in a bridge and neck version. Bridge version has 2X magnets for more power and attack

      Models available:

      • RAZOR CER 1X  – 8K  (NECK)
      • RAZOR CER 2X .-8K (BRIDGE)

        Classic Series

        Vintage Alnico based pickups

        JERICHO

        Description coming soon.

        Models available:

        • JERICHO AL V 8K – Horn like sound with great mids (NECK)
        • JERICHO AL V 8.5K – As above with more (BRIDGE)

        RUNE II

        Full deep bottom end with warm mids and a smooth top end. Personally my favourite pickup.

        Models available:

        • RUNE II AL V 12.6K – Fat sound all round with highs not so prominent (NECK)
        • RUNE II AL V X2 12.6K – Fattest sound with less highs great bottom end (BRIDGE)

        P-91

        Think P-90 on steroids, yes the P-91 goes up to eleven. Comes with a coil tap which reduces the number of winding on the pickup  and gives you the classic DeArmond sound.

        Models available:

        • P-91 AL V  8.5K – 14.2KT (NECK)
        • P-91 AL V REV 8.5K -14.2K (BRIDGE)

        Electronics

        Common to both Kompact and Reiver models
        All guitars are fitted with a battery box. If a passive only guitar is ordered the battery box is left empty and unattached.

        Active

        Volume, Tone with push/pull active/passive and selector switch.
        East Tone Lifter activated via tone control push/pull. 

        When activated via the push/pull on the tone control with the upper ring in the stack in the center detente there is a slight gain boost with a flat responce.

        When the upper ring is rotated clockwise from the center detente  the lower ring acts as a mid control. The lower ring sets the frequency with the upper ring controling the boost.

        When the upper ring is turned anti clockwise the lower ring is a bass/treble. The lower ring sets the frequency with the upper ring controling the boost

        Passive

        Volume, Tone and selector switch.
        Custom made wiring loom featuring plug in tone caps (3 supplied with the guitar).
        Two different 5 way switches available

        Switching

        Choice of 3 and 5 way switching available depending on pickup choice.

        Hardware

        Kompact Headless 6/7 string

        • Hipshot Bridge/Tuning Unit
        • Hipshot Headpiece
        • Dunlop Dual Design Straplocks
        • Newtone Strings

        Reiver 6 String

        • Fixed Hipshot or Gotoh/Wilkinson VS100 Tremolo bridge
        • Custom made string retainer
        • Hipshot Tru-Grip locking tuners
        • Dunlop Dual Design Straplocks
        • Newtone Strings