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 P-J Style 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 scratch plate, matte finish natural Canadian Maple neck and headstock, 20 fret Eco-Rosewood fret-board with dot inlays and an ABS 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 a 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.


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 : 42mm
  • 1st fret Thickness : 20mm
  • Neck Shape : Modern D
  • Radius : 14' (350mm)


5 String Bass

By: on 7 March 2019
I thought I’d try a 5 string bass. What I didn’t expect was this beautiful instrument. Beautiful understated gloss finish over a natural wood colour. Amazing.


By: on 4 February 2019
Insane. Best feeling, sounding and presented bass you could ever imagine in this price point. I've only had it 30 minutes and have already put my 57 reissue MIJ Fender P up for sale so I can buy another Artist 4 String. Only had the chance to play through my Ampeg B108 so far but that sounds very promising, I already can't wait to play it through my Darkglass Microtubes 500. Do recommend/10

5 string base

By: on 4 July 2018
Hi there I recently acquired a artist 5 string base. have only ever played a 4 string for the last 30 odd years. anyway I love the sound of it plays like a dream after a few tweaks and setting up. The price was great as well It is really good to see an Australian company produce good stuff like this. the electronics are excellent with the base. treble. balance and volume. I will be telling a lot of people about this produce. very happy

Adore this bass. My new favourite.

By: on 17 June 2018
Love this bass! looks great, feels good to play for a 5 string. Good with fingers and a solid pick tone as well. A tad tricky for slap only downside, but a small one at that.


By: on 24 April 2018
Extremely well put together bass.. after a few setup tweaks for personal preference it plays and sounds fantastic.. the active electronics respond very well to minor adjustments. Fret work is very good and the bass is very sturdy. Definitely worth the money and will go on to be very loved. Great instrument

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