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Artist VHYB5 Vintage Hybrid V 5 String P-J Style Bass Guitar

Artist VHYB5 Vintage Hybrid V 5 String P-J Style Bass Guitar

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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



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.
By: Artist Guitars
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
By: Artist Guitars
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
By: Artist Guitars
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!

I love it

By: on 1 June 2021
I recently recieved this beautiful beast of a bass and I love it, it has awesome tonal abilitys and is great for any genre of bass playing
By: Artist Guitars
Thanks so much for the review and we're glad to hear that you're happy with your bass guitar.

I love it

By: on 30 May 2021
I recently recieved this beautiful beast of a bass and I love it, it has awesome tonal abilitys and is great for any genre of bass playing
By: Artist Guitars
Thank you so much for the support Angus. We are stoked to hear that you are happy with the bass!

Review Artist VHYB5 Vintage Hybrid V 5 String P-J

By: on 22 May 2021
I have wanted a 5-string bass for a while so I looked around a bit and found your webpage, saw the bass and thought it looks and sounds great and at a silly price. When it arrived I was very impressed by the quality of this, amazing. Even more amazing was the reaction of my wife when I unboxed it: She was a tad dubious about a bass for $300. She was astounded at the quaility. Then I plugged it into a GK and wow, the thing sounds awesome. Well done, what a ripper of a bass!!!!!!
By: Artist Guitars
Thank you kindly for your awesome feedback. This is highly appreciated. We are very happy that you are satisfied with the bass guitar. Cheers!

Great bass

By: on 15 April 2021
I have been shopping at Artist Guitars for about 5 years and the quality has always been improving. This bass looks amazing and sounds great, it’s comfortable and it came on time. Great job
By: Artist Guitars
Thank you for the kind words and for the review. We are glad you liked your bass guitar. Cheers!

Spectacularly good for the price

By: on 9 February 2021
Just received my VHYB5 bass (a day early). Beautifully finished and weighted. The finish is as good as on any other name brand bass I,ve ever seen. It feels and plays just like a Fender. I haven’t had a chance to plug it in yet but I’m expecting it to sound excellent. The only thing I’ll mention is when de-tuning, there is a little lag in the machine heads (tuning down requires more turns than when tuning up). However, this may simply be a matter of a small adjustment but even if that’s just the way it is, it’s a tiny matter and in no way .detracts from the overall quality of the bass. $300 for ANY 5 string is good but this bass is VERY good quality for the price. Well done to all at Artist Guitars.
By: Artist Guitars
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review Michael. I am stoked to hear that you like the bass!

Sweet Bass

By: on 5 January 2021
Just recieved my bass today. I've checked this thing over a thousand times and can't find one flaw. The neck is straight as a board (my preference). A quick tune up and play my heart happy. Only thing I'm gonna do asap is install my preferred strings and lower the action a bit. Awesome bass here. Awesome quality! I'm stoked over the overall tone the PJ setup puts out.

Built tough

By: on 5 November 2020
This Bass exceeded my expectations. Its built strong and can take a beating. The sound is fantastic and the P-J pick up know is very useful. Highly recommended.

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