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 scratch plate, matte finish natural Canadian Maple neck and headstock, 20 fret Eco-Rosewood fret-board with dot inlay's 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 a 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.

 

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)

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Post lockdown review update

By: Andrew on 26 May 2020
I found the bass was pretty quiet with the factory strings. Fitting a set of regular gauge flats (GHS Precision) has really brought the pickups to life and made it an absolute pleasure to play.
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Wow!

12 May 2020
Wow! i'm blown away by the quality and finish of this bass. The fingerboard is better finished than my $1500 'Made in Mexico' Fender P Bass! Amazing to play and looks stunning. I've put on Flatwoud strings (for playing in my Jazz Ensemble) and again Wow! the sound of this thing is awesome. My Heavy Rock Band is going back in the Studio i'll be using 'The Artist' and my Fender. Awesome Product + Awesome Price + Awesome Service = Awesome Trade and i'm not getting paid to say so.
(5)

Excellent Product

By: Mike Mullane on 12 May 2020
Lovely tones on this guitar, perfect feel if fitted with flatwound strings
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Pleasant bass at a good price

By: Andrew on 28 April 2020
Despite its macho looking appearance and size, this bass has a soft melodic voice to it. Its pleasant to play and the P pickup especially has an authentic sound when played against tracks recorded with a P Bass. The J can provide a good horn type sound and has a bright thin nature, being quite close to the bridge. There are plenty of tone options but overall the bass is quiet particularly in passive mode. The neck is a P-Bass style, meaning that it is quite wide around the 12th fret area. On the artist blurb, the nut is described as bone, but it is plastic as per the specs. My bass needed a good set up - the intonation was 50 cents out at the 12th fret. If you aren't confident to adjust neck relief, intonation, pickup height and action, consider a visit to your local guitar tech. The fretboard is pretty even and accurate, but fretless bass does depend on being setup right. The factory strings seem very light and bend out of tone rather easily, but must wait for end of lockdown to try something different. This bass is built well enough and although the hardware is designed to a budget, I wouldn't hesitate to play it in public. There aren't too many options for a budget fretless and this one does a solid job. If there is a re-design, I would vote for a slimmer J-style neck.
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impressed for the price

By: Derek on 5 December 2019
When I purchased this puppy it was on sale so I only paid 249NZD for it. For the price I am shocked at the quality, it should be a complete pile of garbage but in fact it is pretty awesome. Plays great right out of the box, the action is set up pretty well and the intonation throughout the neck is spot on. Crazy value. I love it thanks.
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