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Official ATK Club (Part 4)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Sep 6, 2012.


  1. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
  2. ubnomnar

    ubnomnar Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    So Cal
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  4. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Disclosures:
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I'll be picking up my new to me blue USATK on my way through Dallas next month. Can't wait!
     
  5. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 EBMM Nut

    Jul 5, 2010
    Santa Barbara, CA
    I'm guessing those Premium ATK's are fresh out the oven? I've never heard of them up until now.
     
  6. Itzayana

    Itzayana

    Aug 15, 2012
    Oakland Ca
    For my taste, I think that this bass would look way better without the pickguard.
     
  7. Bobster

    Bobster

    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Maybe a clear pickguard instead?
     
  8. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 EBMM Nut

    Jul 5, 2010
    Santa Barbara, CA
    I actually thought it was a clear pickguard.
     
  9. ubnomnar

    ubnomnar Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    So Cal
    They come with a rosewood pickguard.
     
  10. Might be a weird idea, but what would it look like if you just took the Guard off and put the screws back in place where it would be with the guard still on. Might be interesting........could also be pretty stupid haha.
     
  11. WaskoDS

    WaskoDS

    Nov 22, 2009
    Allentown, PA
    I think the rosewood pickguard would look a lot better if the stain on the ash were lighter in color or nonexistent. A 5-er is very tempting, though, provided I never run into a used 305.
     
  12. ubnomnar

    ubnomnar Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    So Cal
    The ATK Premium has some sweet upgrades over the older ATK 300/305's... premium fretwork, premium active EQ (same one as in the Prestige ATK1200), premium lightweight tuners, and overall fit/finish should be a higher level, too.

    I'm not a huge fan of brown... but I'll probably buy the first "used" one I can get for under $500 :bassist:
     
  13. PluckyThump

    PluckyThump Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    The Hammer
    Interesting, they put the single coil pup a little farther from the neck than on the older 750 series. I like the blend instead of the 5-way, something different. The Hipshot ultralights are a nice touch. Count me as another that doesn't like brown. Hopefully it will come in at least a couple other colors.
     
  14. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 EBMM Nut

    Jul 5, 2010
    Santa Barbara, CA
    I actually really like how it looks! Really eager to try it out...just wondering about the price point..
     
  15. ubnomnar

    ubnomnar Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    So Cal
  16. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 EBMM Nut

    Jul 5, 2010
    Santa Barbara, CA
    I guess I didn't search well enough! Well, that seems reasonable enough to give it a whirl, really!
     
  17. Hi everybody! Here`s my Ibanez ATK300AM Made in Korea (April 1994)
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  18. ubnomnar

    ubnomnar Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    So Cal
    Funk Factor... How did the "blend" work on the ATK800?
     
  19. The blend worked the same on both models....not much blending at all.
    Pretty much just offers two more pickup configs than the 5 way.
    Maybe some different pots would solve that, but there was no noticeable difference until it was almost at the center detente
     
  20. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Disclosures:
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I'm going to address the elephant in the room: that walnut finish looks like my parent's wall panelling from the 70s. No sir, I do not like it.

    I'll stick with my faded blue USATK, thank you very much. Or at least I will, once I pick it up in Dallas next month.

    [​IMG]
     
  21. Itzayana

    Itzayana

    Aug 15, 2012
    Oakland Ca
    The screws might look a bit odd by themselves but in my opinion it would certainly look better than the mismatched pickguard Ibanez put on there.
     



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