New 800 series ATK available in US.

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  1. Funk Factor

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    I work at a local music store and we got some info on new goodies available to the US market.
    The 800 series Premium ATK's will be available in 4 and 5 string.
    The 805 is decked out with a single coil neck position pickup!!


    Just when I thought I had enough ATK's :bassist:
  2. Justin Tuskey

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! any pics?
  3. Funk Factor

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    I forgot to bring the pamphlet home, Justin.... I'll do so tomorrow so I can scan it....They're pretty damned sweet, brother
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  6. Justin Tuskey

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    are you freaking kidding me! I just did this excat finish to my buddies unicorn fart dust black sparkle ATK305. took me months to strip the thickest finish in the history of man. then stained it and finished it with tru-oil, leaving all the wood grain open. its gorgeous, but if I would have known these were coming......haha
  7. ODDBALL

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    Oh my lord! I need one in a five... :bassist:

    How much are they and where can I find one?

    Shaun
  8. ArvindJayaram

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    Are you sure these are coming in a 5-string? Couldn't find any information about it. As far as I know, the new ATKs only come with four strings. Would be good if they came out with a 5 though.

    - Jimmy
  9. stix_clgi

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    I sold my old ATK305 a while ago, and have regretted it ever since. If they come out with a 5 banger I'll definitely by interested in purchasing one. :bassist:
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  11. Bobster

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    Here are the translated 5-string specs:


    - Reservations will be released in early September! Ibanez "Premium" ATK Series 5-strings model high playability and ease of play. Originality and the height of the hardware performance provides. It is an essential element for guitar / bass Ibanez is high performance. Emergency did not know if the so-called luxury goods and custom models, without having to choose them, or you will not be able to deliver to guitarist / bassist of many more, the high-performance and reliable model. Can produce with electrical and hardware material is crafted in the selection, design and craftsmanship that is attention to detail is alive across, at a high level, such items is whether it would be possible. To the proposition that, as the potential to overturn the existing image of, "better-than-expected high-performance model" so to speak, Performance Beyond Expectation, Ibanez "Premium" series. ※ is a sample image. Please note the eyes and heather shades are different for each one. Body: Ash body Neck: 3pc ATK5 HP Neck Fingerboard: Maple Fingerboard Bridge: ATK5 bridge (18mm string spacing) Neck PU: CAP-SAH5 Bridge PU: CAP-DH5 Chrome: HW color with Gigukesu ◆ Color: -WNF (Walnut Flat)

    Not sure they will be importing any to the US.
  12. Jamie_Funk

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    The one spec that caught my eye is 18mm string spacing - I was OK with the 17mm on my old ATK305, but 18 would be much nicer for me.

    J
  13. Funk Factor

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    Available in 4 and 5 string in September for the US market
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    Any street price?
  15. Funk Factor

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    Whoop

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    MAP Price for the 4 is 749.99 and 799.99 for the 5
  17. phillybass101

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    I converted yen to dollars and it came out to $951. who knows what US street price will be.
  18. mmbongo

    mmbongo I like turtles. Supporting Member

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    Only 14 pounds! Can't wait!



    Just kidding. ATK's are not light, though :)
  19. jlepre

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    10 pounds?
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    That seems nice!
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