Artist VHYB5 Vintage Hybrid 5 String Active/Passive Bass Guitar
About This Artist VHYB5 Vintage Hybrid V 5 String 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 scratchplate, matte finish natural Canadian Maple neck and headstock, 20 frets, Eco-Rosewood fretboard 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 V 5 string 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:
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
Machine heads: Vintage P-style Bass open-geared.
- Scale: 34"""" (864mm)
- Nut Width: 45mm
- 1st fret Thickness: 20mm
- Neck Shape: Modern D
- Radius: 14"""" (350mm)
Optional Hardcases: REBC300RC, REBC350FTB
Optional Bags: HGBAGEBASS, BAGEB
Worth the priceBy: Damian on 24 September 2020Wicked bass! If youre still on the fence about it, just buy it!
My favourite bass!By: Fin on 11 August 2020I got this bass a few years ago as a Christmas present, and I can say after all that time this has become my favourite bass. I've played thunderbirds, jazz basses, fretlesses, you name it, but this bass, the AVHYB5 is by far my favourite! It really does earn the 5 stars I'm giving it!
Unbelievable..By: Julian on 1 April 2020This beauty arrived on the first day of lockdown, what perfect timing! It's even better than I had hoped, beautifully built, amazingly playable, fantastic vsrsatile tones. It's honestly the best bass I have ever played.. The Warwick is going into mothballs.
P-J style 5 string bassBy: Jay on 6 July 2019A 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 BassBy: Ian on 8 March 2019I thought Iâ€™d try a 5 string bass. What I didnâ€™t expect was this beautiful instrument. Beautiful understated gloss finish over a natural wood colour. Amazing.
5 string baseBy: Darryl Weckert on 4 July 2018Hi 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
VHYB5By: Johnathon foster on 25 April 2018Extremely 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