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Ibanez - ATK 305 or SRX 505?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by I am Domokun, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. Title says it all, really.

    I can get the ATK for €200 cheaper, and with a gigbag.

    It'll be for heavy & soft rock, grunge, some metal and stuff. I hear that the ATK sounds really like a Musicman, like what the Tool bassist uses, and I love his tone, and the Kyuss bassist used an ATK, I love his sound too.

    I've not played either of them, and my local music store is **** and doesn't have any good basses.

    So, suggestions?
  2. lowmid


    Feb 2, 2005
    get that atk, you'll get a piece of japanese music craft history, and they rule, words from an atk user

    may I advise you to install the atk pickup from these guys??? www.bassculture.de
  3. Justin Chancellor used to use a Stingray. Now he uses WAL basses. He recorded the Songs H. and 46&2 with a Stingray. Also, he only played on the AEnima and Lateralus albums.

    And I'd go with the ATK any day. The SRX is more for metal and hardcore. Its a good sounding bass yes, but the ATK is a better buy.

    The ATK 305 is Korean made, but they are amazing basses! ive got the 400, which is the same but has a J neck pup, and is obviously 4 string, its a great bass, seriously, god knows why they discontinued the ATK series!

    + Greg K from The Offspring uses them :)

    However, i must reiterate, ATK hands down!
  5. How do I do that? And more importantly, how much does it cost and how do I order? Thanks for the advice, I was leaning towards the ATK anyways.

    :edit: Whoah, I was referring to the 2nd post there.
  6. Nah, ATK's are ace for hardcore . . . real hardcore that is :p
  7. Hehehe, I was referring to the crap thats out now... :p
  8. Nah, thats "post-hard-modernest-emo-im-going-to-slit-my-wrists-with-my-flick-core" ;)
  9. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    ATK, no contest.
  10. A



    trust me.
  11. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
  12. God i wish the guy made a poll of this :p
  13. ATK
  14. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    While I like the SRX505 I would have to say the ATK is the better deal. ATK.
  15. I'm picking up a vibe here...
    I think I'll go with the ATK, I've nearly got enough cash now!

    Just one question: Having only ever played my crappy cheapo Harley Benton bass, how much better will this sound/play?
  16. The ATK will sound almost like a MM stingray :)
  17. I don't know how that sounds :)
    But I'll be playing it through an Ashdown MAG300 combo, will it sound good? That's all I want to know :)
  18. Basstyra

    Basstyra Commercial User

    Apr 3, 2005
    CTO @ Two notes Audio Engineering
    A T K

  19. ATK's always sound good

    Dont know if its the best example (tho i love em), Greg from the Offspring uses an ATK most of the time live and on record, so, if you've heard any of thier stuff, the bass can sound like that
  20. Well, I got the ATK...
    What will this do for me?