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About This Artist Vintage Hybrid, a P-J styled Bass

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 white 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

Model: Vintage Hybrid

Neck Construction: Bolt-on

Body: Poplar, white gloss finish, 4cm Body Thickness

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)

Optional Hardcases: REBC300RC, REBC350FTB

Optional Bags: HGBAGEBASS, BAGEB

(12476)

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Reviews (17)

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White vintage bass

By: on 30 July 2021
Excellent product again from Artist Guitars. This bass is my 8th purchase from Artist Guitars and they have not let me down, beautiful metallic white vintage bass guitar, Excellent quality and perfect sound, Thanks to all at Artist Guitars

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for your feedback and continued support for us. This is highly appreciated. We're always happy to be of service to you. Feel free to contact us anytime you have questions.

Very Impressed

By: on 27 July 2021
Thanks Artist Guitars, This is my second purchase very impressed with the quality and the price. This is my first Bass Guitar, Your products were recommended by a person who's opinion I trust, my cousin a professional musician and fanatical guitar collector. He said, "This company has good quality instruments and affordable, hell If it doesn't work out I buy them off you, the build quality is great and the price you can't go wrong. " I was very impressed from the first impression out of the box, they look great and the action is well set up very playable . Excellent service fast delivery no hassles. I'm enjoying my guitar and bass journey so far. I'm looking forward to my next purchase in future Thanks for the follow up email.

Artist Guitars Response
We are so stoked to hear back from you and that you are happy with our products and services. We really appreciate your support and please extend our thanks to your cousin for recommending us to you.

Mike

By: on 16 May 2021
Great service, very good instrument. Low action,sounds great. Would I purchase more in the future...absolutely!

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for the support Mike! WE really appreciate this feedback!

Solid quality P-J bass at this price point

By: on 10 March 2021
This is the second bass I've purchased from AG, and the 4th instrument. As usual, the turnaround on order to shipment and delivery went without a hitch. Regarding the Vintage Hybrid P-J itself, this is an inexpensive but quality instrument for beginner-intermediate musicians playing the bass. At around half the price of the entry-level name-brand models, you won't get a better deal on a budget. Tone is the main thing I was concerned about when purchasing the P-J, wanting that warmer low-end that a typical P-bass would offer with decent mid-range. The P-J has both split-coil 'Precision' style pick-ups, plus a J-style bridge pick-up, with a 9-volt battery for the active boost. The passive tone setting is OK, it is definitely quieter than I would have thought, compared to the JB2 which has a strong passive presence. The active setting is in my view definitely needed to get clear and clean gain, although leaving the dial to mid-level produces a cleaner tone than turned all the way up. The tone controls for blending the pickups works well, no issues with this. Combined with the bass and treble controls, everything does what it needs to do, with the ability to get near to the right balance between the two. Again, compared to a name-brand entry-level bass, you really cannot tell the difference by ear. In terms of the look and feel, the white gloss finish looks very sharp, and there were no observable marks or defects. Construction and joinery feel and look solid. The neck and frets play very cleanly, I didn't notice any marks, scuffs or rough edges. There's been some comment about the width of the neck, personally I haven't found this to be an issue. I find it more comfortable to play than the JB2 which has a narrower neck from the 5th to 1st fret. Children or those with smaller stature would find a bass a challenge to play, and at full-scale length with medium-jumbo frets, maybe this isn't the best option. The weight of the P-J is really well balanced, feeling comfortable for extended practice sessions. Tuning is easy, the strings hold their correct pitch once set. The bridge and truss rod positions were fine, I didn't get any fret buzz or find it difficult to hold down against the frets. The only thing that I was not entirely happy about is the quality of the tone knobs and the pick guard - compared to the JB2 model, these fittings feel and look cheap. I guess you have to make some trade-offs to get an instrument down to an achievable cost. Time will tell how durable they are. There's also no manual, it really would be nice to have even a link or QR code to a manual. I resorted to taking a screen shot off the product page. Straight-to-right-angle 3ft lead, .71mm pick and hex key included.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for the details review and feedback. I have sent you an email to address the feedback you had with the knobs, pickguard and manual. Please feel free to reach out if you have any further questions or concerns. Cheers!

Looks great, sounds good. Neck like a RL forward.

By: on 24 November 2020
I bought this bass for my son to learn on. My basses are from the 70’s and I wanted him to have an instrument to treat as his own. This Artist bass is really good value. Options for both passive and active circuitry are a good idea. The action is passable and the tone is good. My beef is with the thickness of the neck. It is much thicker than my Jazz or P bass, which does not help a beginner player get a relaxed feel for the instrument. At the nut, my P bass is 38mm across. This bass is a massive 42mm! Is that a neck from a 5string? Too tough for young hands.