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About This Artist VHYB5 Vintage Hybrid V 5 String Bass Guitar

The Artist Vintage Hybrid V 5 string Bass is an innovation model that blends the traditional P-style Bass and J-style Bass features.

It comes with a gloss finished Ash body, black 3-ply scratchplate, matte finish natural Canadian Maple neck and headstock, 20 frets, Eco-Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays and a Bone nut. It also has open-geared chrome tuners.

With a newly designed active preamp circuit that delivers deeply exhilarating active and passive tones, our Artist Vintage Hybrid V 5 string Bass can deliver both a classic vintage sound with modernity that modern bassist's demand. Passive P style and J style pickups with the added EQ control from the active preamp plus cut/boost bass and treble controls. There is also a separate battery chamber for easy battery replacement.

The Tech Features:

Brand: Artist

Model: VHYB5

Neck Construction: Bolt-on

Body: Ash, gloss finish

Neck: Canadian Maple, natural matte finish

Fingerboard: Eco-Rosewood, 20 Fret, Bone Nut

Pickups: P-Bass Neck Alnico V Magnet, J-Bass Bridge Alnico V Magnet

Controls: 1x Volume, 2x Active Tones (bass & treble cut/boost) ,1x Balance

Hardware: Chrome

Machine heads: Vintage P-style Bass open-geared.

Neck Profile:

  • Scale: 34"  (864mm)
  • Nut Width: 45mm
  • 1st fret Thickness: 20mm
  • Neck Shape: Modern D
  • Radius: 14" (350mm)

Optional Hardcases: REBC300RC, REBC350FTB



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Blown Away

By: on 13 October 2021
I went into purchasing this bass optimistic but not expecting the world. A guitar player of about 14 years, I needed my own bass for some home recording but didn't want to shell out over a grand for something I wouldn't be using outside of my computer desk, at the same time needing a certain level of quality. Can confidently say that it went far beyond my expectations. Great set up out of the box and ready to go, plays great. Tuning stability and intonation spot on, the fretwork is greatly done. Could summarise by saying that everything you expect to be an issue with an affordable instrument is not an issue with Artist Guitars. Honestly, the only somewhat negative I have is that it's a pretty heavy instrument. I'm used to light electric guitars though so that certainly has something to do with it. It's absolutely given me confidence and trust in their dedication to affordability and quality, and I have no doubt I'll be purchasing another Artist instrument in the near future. Add that with the quick turn around with shipping, and I would (and have already) recommended Artist to friends. Cheers you mob!

Artist Guitars Response
It is our pleasure and thank you so much for leaving us this feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Best bang for the buck bass!

By: on 14 September 2021
The VHYB5 has exceeded all my expectations. Given the price, I was not expecting such amazing quality both in build, tone and overall feel. Just to preface, I am a guitar player and not used to the heavy gauges of bass strings, yet with the products set up from the factory and tuning it up myself, this bass plays so easy. Your hand just glides on the neck and the frets are filed down perfectly to avoid any cuts from fret sprouts. The action they provide is also comfortable to play with from the get go. Moreover, the tone from the pickups are great! With the option to play both in active of passive, as well as fine control of the EQ, this bass deems to be a pretty versatile instrument. If you are considering purchasing this bass, get it! I originally intended to only use this bass to record simple bass-lines for my tracks as I was growing tired of programming them into my sessions. But now, with the bass in my hands, I catch myself grabbing it almost as often as I do my guitar to just jam out. The team over at Artists Guitars have outdone themselves here. Although this may not be an American made Fender or Music Man, this bass is the perfect bass for beginners and intermediate players or for those that want a 5 string to add to their collection. You could probably even get it to the level of the Fenders or Music Mans with some modding, but that's up to you ;) TL;DR - This bass is amazing, get one for yourself!

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this feedback! We really appreciate your support!

Way better than I expected

By: on 23 July 2021
I am mainly a guitarist and owned quite a few high-end MIA instruments in the past. I've gotta say I am really impressed with this bass! The fret work is excellent and the neck is silky smooth. I was able to set the action very low without buzz. The stock hardware are mediocre, but this is expected at this price. The bass is also balanced quite well, no neck-dive even after I routed the body to remove some weight. I don't think you can buy a better Fiver at this price brand new.

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks a lot for your feedback. This means a lot to us. We're always here if you need assistance so feel free to contact us anytime. Cheers!

Very good

By: on 19 June 2021
Good value

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you very much for your feedback on the guitar. This means a lot to us.

5 of the Best!

By: on 15 June 2021
Ordered this 5 string bass, specifically to get the hybrid P-J settings. No disappointed, it is a beautiful east, flexible in sound and a joy to play. Never had a 5 string before, so the extra string does my head in at times, but it is a wonderful bass. Recommended whole heartedly

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you very much for your freedback on the Hardcase. This really means a lot to us. We look forward to more business with you in the future. Cheers!