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Artist Vintage Hybrid White Bass Guitar

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, 3-ply black scratchplate, matte finish natural Canadian Maple neck and headstock, 20 frets on an Eco-Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays, an ABS nut and open-geared chrome tuners.

With a newly designed active preamp circuit that can deliver exhilarating active and passive tones, our Artist Vintage Hybrid Bass is great for both a classic vintage sound and keeping up with the demands of the modern bassist. The Vintage Hybrid P-J bass features passive P-style and J-style pickups, with an added EQ control from the active preamp. The cut/boost controls for both treble and bass make this an incredibly versatile bass guitar. There is a 9V battery chamber on the rear of the body 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 control

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: 1334” (350mm)

Optional Hardcases: REBC300RC, REBC350FTB



Reviews (9)

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Great Bass

By: on 23 April 2023
Went well beyond my expectations. The pre amp is great and the bass is very easy to set up and you get great sound options wth the PJ style. Quick to arrive and sounds great. No need for manuals etc.... it is very intuitive.

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for your review! Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

Vintage Hybrid P-J styled Bass

By: on 23 May 2022
I was thoroughly impressed with Artist Guitar's customer service - the first guitar had a few problems, but they sent me another one right away! This one had no problems and plays very well. The guitar needed some adjustment with the action, but all new guitars will need this anyway :) I definitely will be buying from artist again!

Artist Guitars Response
We are glad to hear that you are happy with our product. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us and for the support


By: on 10 May 2022
Absolutely blown away by the finishing quality of this bass. I bought it as my first bass, just to play around with. I normally play guitar as my main instrument and have a few, but the quality on the finishing is, I hate to say it, better than my guitars costing well over $1,000. The neck is wonderful, a really nice finish on the wood, the fretboard is clean and smooth with no sharp edges. Plus it sounds great!

Artist Guitars Response
Hi! Thank you so much for the review. We truly appreciate the kind words. We're glad to know that this exceeded your expectations. If you need anything, please don't hesitate to contact us. Cheers!

Artist P-J Hybrid Bass

By: on 1 October 2020
Wanted a bass for some recording projects (I'm a guitarist) but didn't want to spend a bunch. Took a punt on this bass after seeing a bunch of reviews about it, and Artist Guitars products in general. All I can say is Wow! It just needed a tune up and to fit a battery and I was laying down tracks immediately. Great feel, resonant body and the sound is awesome! I honestly can't believe the quality you get for $NZ300 delivered! Everything from the included accessories (battery, cable, allen key kit) to the way it was packed, to the bass itself. Rolled edges on the fretboard, the best feeling output socket and everything worked as it should.

Great Bass

By: on 10 August 2018
Very pleased with the guitar, sounds, looks and plays beautifully. Disappointed that there was no manual provided or even a basic guide. I have been playing in bands for over 50 years and have always had a guide or manual in every new guitar or amp that I have purchased. This bass has no guide to what the switch and the four knobs do. I had to contact Artist and find out, obviously I was regarded as an idiot for asking such stupid questions as everyone knows what they do, I felt sarcasm and started to feel embarrassed so I finished the discussion. I purchased an amp the next day from another supplier and it arrived in 28 hours with included manual from Sydney, my bass took 7 days to arrive. Excellent Bass, but delivery very slow, no manual or basic guide, and sarcasm is not customer service

Great Value

By: on 17 June 2018
I am a professional guitarist who does the odd bass gig on the side. I needed a bass but I didn't have the funds for a Fender. I bought this bass thinking that as long as it is playable I could always update the electronics and get something that sounds ok.No need! I am delighted! This instrument plays well straight out of the box. All it needs are some decent strings. It sounds great.In time I will update the parts that I think might let me down: the tuners look a bit flimsy, as does the bridge. These parts are subjected to a lot of pressure on a bass. A set of strap locks and away we go.I am so astounded by the quality of this bass I will probably buy another pretty soon.

Value for Money

By: on 2 February 2018
I received my bass a day earlier than expected, so I was over the moon, what outstanding service. The bass arrived in excellent condition. I am a beginner bass player so I feel this bass is diffidently value for money. I highly recommend the Vintage Hybrid P-J Bass. Thanks Artist Guitars

Fantastic value

By: on 4 August 2017
I'm a guitarist and bought this bass for home recording and I couldn't be happier. The quality is astounding for the price. I can't compare it to other bass guitars, as it's my first one, but it certainly ticks all the boxes for me and more. Highly recommended.

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