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Artist Vintage Hybrid Fretless 4 string Bass - Passive/Active Preamp

Artist Vintage Hybrid Fretless 4 string Bass - Passive/Active Preamp

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About This Artist Vintage Hybrid Fretless 4 string Bass - Passive/Active Preamp  

The Artist Vintage Hybrid Bass is an innovation model that blends the traditional features and now having its fretless version. Get to play the unique sound and tone that can only come from a Fretless bass.

It comes with a white gloss finished Ash body, red 3-ply scratchplate, matte finish natural Canadian Maple neck and headstock, 20 fret Eco-Rosewood fret-board 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 Bass can deliver both a classic vintage sound with modernity that modern bassist's demand... passive 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: Vintage Hybrid Fretless

Neck Construction: Bolt-on

Body: Ash, white gloss finish

Neck: Canadian Maple, natural matte finish

Fingerboard: Eco-Rosewood, 20 Fret, Bone Nut

Pickups: Neck Split Single Coil Alnico V Magnet, Single Coil Bridge Alnico V Magnet

Controls : 1x Volume, 2x Active Tones (bass & treble cut/boost) ,1x Balance

Hardware: Chrome

Machine heads: Vintage Bass open-geared.

Neck Profile:

  • Scale: 34"  (864mm)
  • Nut Width: 42mm
  • 1st fret Thickness: 20mm
  • Neck Shape: Modern D
  • Radius: 14" (350mm)

Optional Hardcases: REBC300RC, REBC350FTB



cheap gimmick?

By: on 9 October 2021
absolutely not. for the price it's hard to say whether it'll be worth the money but artist guitars have punched way beyond their weight. this bass has the feel of a more expensive instrument for half the cost. the neck feels great and the active electronics give numerous tonal possibilities. only downside is i have to work on my intonation ;-)
By: Artist Guitars
Thank you so much for taking the time to share this feedback. We really appreciate the support!


By: on 1 September 2021
Simple design, great, light and amazing for slides! The best fretless bass I’ve ever tried. Would recommend!
By: Artist Guitars
Thank you for being an awesome customer and giving an awesome review

Nice Bass

By: on 13 March 2021
The fit and finish of this bass is of a high standard. I have a number of basses that cost many times what this one does and the finish is right up there. After doing a basic setup to suit your preferences the playability of this bass is excellent and it produces plenty of that classic ‘mwah’ fretless sound. Shortly after receiving this bass I replaced the factory strings with some La Bella nylon tapewounds and this bass is really sounding great and sits nicely in a mix. I highly recommend it if you are interested in trying a fretless. The electronics in this bass offer plenty of tonal variation with virtually no hum. Overall an excellent bass for the price and thanks to Artist Guitars for doing something a little different & offering up a fretless version.
By: Artist Guitars
Thank you so much for such an awesome review. This is highly appreciated. We are happy that you are enjoying the bass guitar. Rock on!

Very very good bass for its price

By: on 19 October 2020
I had been watching this for a while, and when Artist had this on sale I pounced. I cannot see how you can get a better tone out of something this price, and I would probably expect to pay 2-3x for something of this quality. I cannot emphasise enough the quality, it is is a gig quality instrument.

My Fretless Bass Guitar

By: on 15 July 2020
I am very pleased that I bought this guitar. The construction is strong and stylish and the woods used in its manufacturer are excellent. It took me a while to get used to how the four knobs work (I have only played acoustic instruments)) but a quick trip back to the shop sorted this out. I am sure that some documentation on the electrics would be a good idea. Meanwhile, I am enjoying learning to play this quality instrument which cost much less than I was expecting to pay. I'm very pleased with my Artist Fretless Bass.

Artist Fretless Bass VHYBF

By: on 6 February 2020
Same attention to detail & friendly playability as the Vintage Hybrid but fretless. Great feel & balance with tone that only a fretless can give. For the price, it's an absolute steal. **Gerry from Port Kembla**


By: on 28 August 2019
Beautiful feel! sound is great. great range in tone.

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