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Ibanez ATK800

4/5, 4 from 1 review
Ibanez Premium instrument, with 4 strings, versatile passive pickups and a powerful active EQ.
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Recent Reviews

  1. katalyzt13
    Versatile EQ and Pickups
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed May 17, 2015
    Tone:
    4/5,
    Build Quality:
    5/5,
    Feel:
    4/5,
    Value:
    3/5,
    Pros
    • + Versatile EQ Versatile Pickups Overall Well-Crafted Balanced Body & Neck
    Cons
    • - Thick Neck for an Ibanez
    I received my ATK800e from a fellow TBer, and was fairly impressed with it, especially with the tonal variety you can achieve with the active 3 band EQ and the selector for the CAP double humbucker. The neck is a little heftier than what you would expect from Ibanez, especially if you're more familiar with their SoundGear instruments. I was used to thinner necks, but I got used to it fast, and I think it may have helped change my preference on necks - it just took a small tweak to how I handle and play an instrument.

    In the spirit of full disclosure, I'm effectively still a novice with bass guitar, though I came over from guitar and I feel like I have a good handle of what I am looking for in an instrument. What the ATK800 provides is an instrument that isn't really confined to any specific genre - but in actuality can excel in any genre that I've tried to play with it so far, which basically ranges from jazz and outlaw country to post-hardcore and modern metal.

    The construction is pretty much immaculate, as is the balance. I would put this up against most American made Fenders that I've handled as far as tone and handling - though my experience is confined to a few instruments I've played in a local music shop, and my friends American P bass.
    Price Paid:
    Trade

Bass Details

  1. No. of Frets:
    22
    Construction:
    Bolt-On
    Scale Length:
    No. of Strings:
    4
    Body Material:
    Ash
    Neck Material:
    3 piece Maple
    Body Finish:
    Walnut Flat Stain
    Nut Width:
    42 mm
    Fingerboard Material:
    Maple with black dots
    Bridge:
    Ibanez ATK4 bridge (19mm string spacing)
    Pickups:
    Ibanez CAP Sonic Arch4 neck pickup, Ibanez CAP Double Humbucker bridge pickup
    Other Hardware:
    Graph Tech® BLACK TUSQ XL® nut, Hipshot Machineheads
    EQ / Controls:
    Active 3 band EQ
    Price:
    $749 Street, $1033 MSRP

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