Earlier in the year we let you know about the new RETROMATIC B1 & B2 Bass which was in the final stages of development and soon to be released. Well, we are very pleased to announce that the first models have arrived in the UK and will be exhibited at NAMM in January 2014.
The RETROMATIC B1 & B2 bass is a fitting progression to the success of the RETROMATIC P1, P2, P3 guitar on entering the market.
These bold new design’s consist of the same body dimensions as the ‘P’ Series guitars. The B1 & B2 full scale neck feels perfectly balanced on the 375mm x 44mm chambered centre block body. The 864mm scale neck is 43mm wide at the bone nut, 57mm at the end fret and consists of 20 frets. A maple neck and rosewood fret board are complemented with angled Mother of Pearl inlay. The laminated maple archtop contoured body style comes in a variety of finishes, including natural, teal green, honey sunburst, ivory, black, gold, and candy apple red. These choices are then crowned with a combination of black and aged white/ black binding and nickel hardware.
Once again, from Monty’s, the pickups are designed by Matt Gleeson. Matt has ‘raised the bar’ and created some extraordinary sounding tones for this very special bass guitar. The B1 model consists of a single bridge Humbucker wound at 8.7k and the B2 comes with an additional neck Humbucker wound at 7.85k. But it doesn’t stop there! As with the ‘P’ Series guitars, we have included a wonderful 6 way varitone switch. This innovation opens up endless options, from creamy vintage blues, to smooth jazz and funk, to the raunchiest sounding rock, all adding a fresh luster to the sound. These variations make it bright and dynamic, as a result of the ‘openness’ of this single ‘F’ hole, chambered hollowbody.
The B1 & B2, topped with the stylish and distinctive RETROMATIC headstock, also share the RETROMATIC truss-rod cover, and pick guard design, making the same bold, confident, statement from Peerless, shared with the ‘P’ series guitars and most recently, the RETROMATIC 131.
Experience the innovative RETROMATIC B1 & B2 bass along with our Classic models and Archtop guitars at NAMM 23rd – 26th January 2014, Stand 2784, Hall D!