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NBD! Peerless Retromatic B2 Semi-Hollow Body Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassGeekJack, Apr 27, 2019.


  1. Came across this at the local Sam Ash (the used selection there is always on point) and fell in love instantly. Plugged in and loved it even more. Coolest looking bass I've owned, and my first hollow body to boot. Especially pretty with it's bass buddies. Versatile, two pickups and a 6-way "tone selector," which goes from sharper to mellower sounds. Hard to find much information on this bass, if anyone has some fun facts, I'd love to hear them!

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    Last edited: Apr 27, 2019
  2. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    Great looking hollow body!
     
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  3. Bluesman88

    Bluesman88

    Nov 15, 2016
    Philadelphia
    Wow. Love those inlays!
     
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  4. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Nice! Peerless - same folks who make the JC copy?
     
  5. I believe so
     
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  6. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    This one has a Duesenberg vibe to it, not sure who's copying who.
     
  7. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Great vintage mojo! Enjoy! :bassist:
     
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  8. J_Bass

    J_Bass

    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    Very nice!
     
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  9. Never heard about these before. That's such a beautiful hollowbody bass! Congrats!
     
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  10. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    Is it a true hollow body or semi-hollow body? With that tailpiece it looks more like a semi-hollow body.

    Whichever it is it’s a beauty!
     
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  11. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Yeah, has to be some sort of semi-hollow. Looks almost like they slapped a Duesenberg pickguard on an Ibby AGB.
     
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  12. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    Oh I wouldn’t go that far. Definitely some similar mojo but if you had them side by side (all three) you’d notice as many differences as similarities.

    There was a Peerless LP style bass with amber flame maple top with gold hardware that I was G.A.S.ing over a while ago.

    I’m a real sucker for archtops. To me they’re works of art regardless how expensive or inexpensive they are.

    I’d like to hear more about this one from the OP.
     
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  13. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    Tell us more please
    After all this is TB
    Land of gear heads
     
  14. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    You need to show this off at the hollow body bass club and the show us your black basses club too!!!!
     
  15. Skillet

    Skillet Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    Louisiana
    Peerless (Korean brand) also make this model:
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    and this:
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  16. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    By the way...that is some wild a$$ looking tort on that P bass!
    Is that original?
     
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  17. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    There’s an amber flame maple version of that second one that I missed out on...previous year model

    They make some nice geeer-tars too. You know....them thar other stringed instruments...
     
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  18. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    That is really nice congrats
     
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  19. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    très bien et très beau!
     
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