ATK205

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Feb 9, 2014.


  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

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    I see these are selling for $449 on Musicians Friend, which is about what the old ATK305 sold for. Does anyone know if the quality is similar? The features look the same in the Ibanez catalog.
     
  2. Bongolation

    Bongolation

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    This one has an entirely different pickup from the original ATK 3-coils. There were several different ATK pickups. The current ones are just humbuckers.

    The 305s were Indonesian, these I think are Chinese. Not positive.

    Thing looks like it must weigh fifteen pounds. Good luck.
     
  3. Wallace320

    Wallace320

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    Milan, Italy
    They're made in PRC and in ordinary ash, unlike Premium's 805 and Prestige's 1205, which stay thick and massive yet lighter

    Yeah again: just double buckers here
    CAPs are supposedly much like AlNiCo humbuckers: solid, reliable and effective, but the switch only switches (sorry) from front to both to rear doublecoils

    Former Indo TripleCoils selected switch from:
    - front position (front and center coils in serial mode with rolled off tone)
    - center position (front and center coils in serial mode with all open tone)
    - rear position (front and rear coils in parallel mode)

    Cheers,
    Wallace
     

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