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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



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.

best value you'll get out of a bass in the sub $10

By: on 25 August 2020
I own a 4 string Fender Player P Bass and Fender Vintera J Bass. I wanted to try out and practice on a 5 string bass, so I bought this model from Artist. For $300, this 5 string is a steal in terms of tonality, playability, and design. I could not believe how well this thing handled and sounded, so I went to a retailer music store and checked out the Sterling Music Man Ray 5. With just ONE humbucking pickup, it came around three times the price of this model. And man, I just keep thinking how much better it felt and sounded on the Artist PJ Bass. Seriously, you're not going to be disappointed AT ALL for the price this bass is selling at. The only Cons I do see with this Bass is: - Heavy. My shoulder was dying for the rest of the day from just a 2 hour session where I was standing the entire time. Use it while sitting and problem solved. - The B string is a little flabby, but manageable. - I had to adjust the action when it came out of the box. You will get a lot of buzzing if you do not know how to setup the bass to your own playability. Easy fix though, go YouTube and watch the tutorial. It's simple. I highly recommend this bass for anyone, whether you are a learner or a seasoned bassist. You will understand how greatly those big retailers and famous branded manufacturers are price hiking their instruments.

Learning The 5 String Bass

By: on 7 August 2020
In this money hungry world, where even the entry-level big name brands are out of the question for people like me on a very low income, the prices of Artist Guitars are an encouraging reminder that the pursuit of learning a musical instrument is accessible and affordable and that it is still possible to get well-made instruments for a good price. The free postage and returns are an extra bonus and reinforce to me that Artist Guitars stand by their products. All these things mean that I can realistically learn to play multiple instruments and not break the bank. I support Artist Guitars. In my opinion, they are the best value for money online instrument retailers on the market today. Recently I decided to learn bass guitar and decided on the 5 string bass. The Artist VHYB5 Vintage Hybrid V 5 String P-J Style 5 String Bass Guitar is awesome !!! It's well made; even heavy-duty. It's a joy to learn on and I'm amazed with its resonance and long sustain. It's also a work of art. In my opinion, this is a no-risk purchase. For me it was one of the best purchases I've ever made.

Awesome product

By: on 31 July 2020
I love this guitar this is the second one I bought artist guitar are awesome great price awesome sound would definitely recommend

5 string bass guitar

By: on 31 July 2020
5 string bass guitar is AWESOM ,thank you ARTIST

I am not a bass guitarist

By: on 26 July 2020
Wow I am not a bass guitar, but I wanted to add a bass to my studio set up , so I purchased this vintage 5 string Artist bass guitar with active pick ups. It is brilliant , straight out of the box , It played and sounded great. Now I am not a bass guitarist , so take the word of my bands bass guitarist. He has a $1500 bass and I took my bass to rehearsals, just to show the guys , he plugged it in and wow , he not only loved it but the rest of the band said it sounded better than his bass.The words I think were it lifted the sound.The playability right out of the box was impressive, as was the finish.Thanks Artist great work , I might add the customer service was and has always been really good, the bass was on back order and Artist kept up to date all the way, well done , I will buy again.

All Rounded..

By: on 26 May 2020
After years on the 4 strings,I try the 5 .. good bass in the classic body shape … P/U's got good range... neck smooth.. great for all playing all range of music styles...

Great bass, lots of fun to play

By: on 18 February 2020
I'm not a bass player but I've got a few different guitars at home including a 7 string so I wanted a 5 string bass to go along with anything I may try to (badly) record at home. I did some looking around at the second hand market, and even for this price most of those were either beginner bases or were pretty beat up. I found another bass very similar to this being sold overseas that I could have had shipped here, with the key difference being the passive/active push-pull feature in Artist's version which was very attractive, and more importantly the service with Artist has been excellent and shipping times are amazing. So I opted for this bass, which arrived super quick as I assumed it would - straight out of the box it played and sounded awesome! I've owned a couple of affordable Ibanez and Yamaha basses in the past and they are nowhere near as good as this. I was also surprised at the quality of the instrument for how cheap it is. No sharp fret ends, smooth neck, easy to play. I really love this! Thanks Artist guitars for the great guitar and great service as well. I hope to see the lineup of guitars increase over time

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