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I just got a USA ATK!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Luis Fabara, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Some years ago I had an ATK300 wich I believe was an incredible bass.

    Served me well for years, but sold it when I moved to 6 strings.

    I regret it.... So I was looking to have an ATK back.

    I finally scored a USA Made ATK 4 String!! from a fellow talkbass member (fourstring44) on Ebay.

    here are the pics:



    I gotta stop now. Im still expecting to receive my Ibanez SR506 (still paying it) , and I got this ATK too.

    Somebody´s gotta stop my G.A.S. ...
  2. very nice!
    i am still going to own an ATK 405 within the next 50 years...
  3. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    Awesome. Wanna get me a white one someday.
  4. very nice!

    I almost pulled the trigger on an ATK300 a few months back...it sold on ebay in Australia for $385 AU...I'm STILL kicking myself...

    Enjoy it...she's a beut, mate
  5. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Welcome back to the ATK Society!!! She´s a beauty!!!
  6. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    Nice. What's the "tension free" neck like?
  7. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    I dont know yet!!
    I can speak for the ATK300, having played 5 and owned one...
    But the USATK is all new to me, and will have to wait a couple of weeks before it gets here!
  8. Does ATK stand for something?

    ...just wondering. ;)

    Cool Bass.
  9. deftim69


    Jun 11, 2003
    How do you like the tension free neck? I had a Treker which has the same neck build as yours and just thought it never felt right.
    Good score though.
  10. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Very nice, Luis. :)
  11. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I am not a fan of Ibanez. But........

    But I've always liked the whole ATK series. The Made in USA ones are exceptional instruments by any standards. Congratulations and enjoy!

    I like the old 80s "Sting" Musicians also.
  12. Mr_Dave


    Mar 11, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Employee - Basscentre Melbourne
    man that bass is cool! i actually like the double and triple fingerboard dots!

    i used to have a cream atk300 korean, this makes me wish again i didn't sell it :D
  13. Beautiful bass! Nice color and the pearloid pickguard combines really well with it!

    [spam] ps my atk305 is still for sale [/spam] :bag:
  14. fozzy


    Jun 21, 2001
    Riga, Latvia, EU
    I want ATK really bad ... :bawl:
  15. Nice! whats the big difference between the USA models and the Korean ones? (other than the obvious finish, PG, neck inlays)

    Can i join, i've got a blue ATK400 en-route :D
  16. I believe ATK stands for Attack. I think when they were in production they were from the Attack series.

    Enjoy! She looks awesome. Love the finish!!
  17. Hemitom


    Oct 12, 2005
    Congrats on your ATK !
    Here's a pic of mine that I just got 2 weeks ago to keep my ATK300 company.Pearloid PG was badly warped so I'm having a b/w/b one copied from my ATK300.
  18. Nice. I was watching that one on ebay as well - almost put in my bid but ended up getting an Epifani instead :D
  19. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    I just received mine...
    And I can say that altought it shares the tone pickup and electronics.. and some looks to the original ATk300... it is a different Animal..

    It is more refined.. has a sleeker body, and plays... god.. it plays like any great bass.. feels extremely solid... and sounds.. BOOOM!
  20. mgood


    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    Another bassist who is a good friend of mine has two. I've played one of his. I was very impressed. He and I have pretty much oposite tastes in basses. But neither of us like Ibanez basses generally. But both of us love that bass.