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Another "Help me decide" thread: ATK vs. BTB

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tonedeaf, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. tonedeaf

    tonedeaf Supporting Member

    I am GASing for two basses up for grabs in the classifieds right now. One is an Ibanez ATK300, and the other is an Ibanez BTB500. I've never played a BTB before, but I have heard them and like their sound and looks. I just sold an ATK100 that I liked a lot and have heard nothing but good things about the 300 model.

    Which one would you buy and why? They are the same price, and I can only afford one of them right now.
  2. Personally I like the ATK much better than the BTB. Part of that is looks though, the ATK just has a classic vibe to it while the BTB is just a tad too over the top for my tastes.
    Also, I think the ATK sounds better.
  3. Never played an ATK, but as a BTB owner, I would obviously reccomend it, but only one of the upper end ones, the Bartolinis are a must. Just depends if you're going for a classic bass, or a modern bass. Either would be a fine buy.