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Gimme a sense of the ATK 5 wire.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nightsblood, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Ive got my gigging rid set up and done, but its a metal rig and I cant groove much on it so, I need a bass to noodle around on here at the house to keep my funky side alive....or it will die!

    Anyway, Im looking at either a Squire Active Jazz V (very popular here) or an ATK 5. Ive played the Squire and really like it although the string spacing is pretty tight. Ive never played an ATK but I hear their necks are a bit beefier that the Soundgears, which is good. I hate Soundgears.

    So, whats the feel and string spacing on the ATK comparable to? Ive played several 5 strings so feel free to compare it to others.
  2. The spacing on the ATK is too tight for me - I think it's 17.0mm - and although it's a great bass tonewise and very versatile, the spacing is something you have to take into account. I like mine too much to get rid of it, but I can't play it!
  3. Thats actually fine for me. Im used to Spector spacing which is 17mm. I cant find a spacing for the Squire. Someone on heres bound to know.

    Decisions, decisions.
  4. rx jr.

    rx jr.

    May 10, 2004
    weird, the spacing on the squier active deluxe jazz V is pretty wide...
  5. bleeding


    Jan 10, 2007
    Ya I thought the spacing on the squier was pretty wide too...and it sounds great

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