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Artist Vintage-Hybrid Royal Sparkle Active/Passive Bass Guitar

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

It comes with a Retro Sparkle Gloss finished Poplar body, black 3-ply scratchplate, matte finish natural Canadian Maple neck and headstock, 20 frets Eco-Rosewood fretboard 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 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


Construction: Bolt-on


  • Body: Poplar
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Eco-Rosewood


  • Material: ABS Plastic
  • Width: 42 mm / 158

Neck Profile:

  • Scale Length: 34” / 864 mm
  • Fingerboard Radius: 1334" / 350mm
  • Shape: Modern D
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Inlays: Dots


  • Neck: PBAO P-Bass Active Pickup
  • Bridge: JBAO J-Bass Active Pickup

Controls: 1 x Push/Pull Volume Knob for Active/Passive Mode, 1 x Blend Knob, 2 x EQ knobs

Machine Heads: Vintage P-style Bass open-geared

Finish: Retro Sparkle


Reviews (1)

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Visually and audibly striking

By: on 11 January 2022
I originally purchased this guitar to get back into playing bass, but I'll definitely be keeping it no matter what I grab next. Value for money has been insane, as it feels hundreds of dollars more expensive than it is. Very good that we live in an era where you can grab good quality gear at a cheap price, it really makes being a musician a more attainable goal for a lot of people. The tone you can pull out of this thing is amazing, so much variety. I've swapped the strings out for some lighter gauge ones and it can get some great bright jazzy tones, but also be used for that lower-key rock sound with the right use of the knobs. The active/passive switch is great too, allowing even more range. It's almost like having two bass guitars in one. The finish on this is a limited run, and has an almost glam-rock look to it. It's definitely been a conversation starter and I've had a few people point out the finish makes the guitar look a lot more expensive than they'd expect it to be. So if you like showing off, this one is a good option. All up, very happy with the purchase. Will be coming back for a 6 string guitar in the future.

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