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, ABS Nut

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

Controls : 1x Push/Pull Volume for Active/Passive, 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)


All Rounded..

By: BVS 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: Zal 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

Artist VHYB5 Vintage Hybrid V 5 String P-J Style B

By: Craig Debus on 18 October 2019
I received my Artist VHYB5 Vintage Hybrid V 5 String P-J Style Bass Guitar within 2 days after preorder restock. I'm very happy with this Bass, fantastic straight out of the box, but I did lower the action a little and had to intonated the G string a touch, other that its all good. Its sounds great, the active pick ups are great, the volume push pull knob allows switch between active and passive mode. I love the look and finish of the Bass..!!

P-J style 5 string bass

By: Jay on 5 July 2019
A high quality bass that is a joy to play. Out of the box minimal set up was needed. The nut height and action was perfect for me, just a tweak of the intonation and it was ready to play. Didn't find a flaw anywhere, extremely well finished. It has a great variety of tones and easily handles several genres I play. I really like the round wound strings it shipped with, which are also made by Artist, I'll be ordering these. Fantastic bass, highly recommend it.

5 String Bass

By: Ian 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.

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