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ATK 305 Neck Pocket Fitment

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by srxplayer, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. srxplayer

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    I have an ATK 305 that I bought a couple of years ago and I have always thought the neck fitment at the body is weird. The heal is not flush with the body. Since this is the only 5 string ATK I have ever seen or played I had nothing to compare it to. It doesn't effect playability, tuning or intonation. I recently saw a picture of a new 805 and the body and neck are flush. Just wondering if other ATK 305 owners have the same neck fitment on their basses. Is this normal?
  2. srxplayer

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    Here a re a couple of pictures from the rear of my ATK 305.
  3. srxplayer

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    Seriously?? Nothing on this?

    The pictures I was trying to upload won't post. I think I'm over my quota.

    Anyway does anyone have the same weird fitment on their ATK's?

    Bueler...Bueler....
  4. KeithPas

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    I have one that I got in a trade recently and I did not notice anything out of the oridinary and I have owned at least 50 different 5 strings. It may not be comfrtable for you; that is only something you could know but there is nothing that affects funtionality. I actually love this bass
  5. danomite64

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    Considering what the word 'fitment' means, I'd say you're going to have a difficult time getting an answer to your question, as most bass players don't put furniture on their bass.
  6. srxplayer

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    Okay here is the picture.

    And I stand corrected on my description. The picture should explain what I mean. The offset seems weird. Just wondering if other ATK 305's are built like this.
  7. danomite64

    danomite64 Supporting Member

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    That looks like the neck join on my eighteen year old ATK 300; except the heel of my neck has a softer transition line. They probably make it that way for better access to the higher frets.
  8. KeithPas

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    Not sure if this is true but I have heard that the offset makes the neck joint more stable. It definitely improves access to the upper frets
  9. srxplayer

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    Thank's for the info guys.

    It's never bothered me as far as playing the bass. Everything works as it should and I guess it does help reach the higher frets. I just never go there on this bass. I just noticed the difference compared to the pictures on the new 805. There is a slight offset in the 805 as well but it's not as dramatic. Not that it matters. This bass isn't going anywhere. Even if I pick up an 805.
  10. Bongolation

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    My ATK 700 & 750 are screwier than this, as I recall.

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