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Artist Vintage-Hybrid Natural 5 String Active/Passive 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:

Brand: Artist

Model: VHYB5

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

Hardware: Chrome

Machine heads: Vintage P-style Bass open-geared.

Neck Profile:

  • Scale: 34
  • Nut Width: 45mm
  • 1st fret Thickness: 20mm
  • Neck Shape: Modern D
  • Radius: 1334” (350mm)

Optional Hardcases: REBC300RC, REBC350FTB



Reviews (9)

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Vintage-Hybrid Natural 5 String

By: on 16 March 2023
so I had tried out a spector 5 string performer and an ibanez 5 string but didn't really like the feel or look of them. I took a bit of a gamble on getting this one as i've bought a number of basses and guitars off Artist previously and they've all been great. When the vintage arrived I tuned it up and it was ready to go, i've done 2 open mics with it and it's been great. The neck width isn't too wide but it still allows for adequate string spacing, the weight is perfect and the bare wood body is delicious. I got it in order to play multiple tunings and while my guitarist colleague carries his 4 differently tuned guitars around i am able to rock up with my five string and not change anything out of standard! the B string is HEARTY and just about vapourises my band mates. Love it. My 4 strings will be gathering dust now

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Worth the price

By: on 24 September 2020
Wicked bass! If youre still on the fence about it, just buy it!

My favourite bass!

By: on 11 August 2020
I 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!


By: on 1 April 2020
This 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 bass

By: on 6 July 2019
A 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 Bass

By: on 8 March 2019
I thought I’d try a 5 string bass. What I didn’t expect was this beautiful instrument. Beautiful understated gloss finish over a natural wood colour. Amazing.

5 string base

By: on 4 July 2018
Hi 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


By: on 25 April 2018
Extremely 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

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