I have a 95 ATK 300 (MIK) and it is a spectacular bass. It plays nice, it sounds great, I always get complements from other musicians on it's tone and playability, so this is in no way a slam on the instrument - Here's my issue. I have always played P basses. They are comfortable for me to play and I am comfortable playing them. I use Labella strings and the two are simply a match made in heaven. I strung up my ATK with a set, rolled the highs off, popped the selector up to the neck (vintage single coil) position and loved it, but with these settings the pickup selector kind of sounds the same everywhere. Everything set flat with the Labellas, still really no change in the pickup selection. So I pop out a set of nickle rounds, string it up, and boom, the thing comes to life. Very active EQ, pup selector makes a difference, it goes from bright to boomy, funky to full and warm. One major issue - I don't like rounds, i don't slap a lot, and I like my P bass and flats. Thats the tone I like and that's what works for my current gig (or maybe this is my current gig, because it's what works for me). It seems a shame to make this very nice bass be something that it doesn't want to be and even then, still sit behind two P basses that get more action. Any style of music can be played with any bass, i get that, but should a bass be limited by it's player. Maybe it's time to move it along.