Lakland Skyline 44-01 vs ATK 300

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by q1014, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. q1014


    Aug 17, 2007
    im wondering what your guys opinions on these basses are im looking for a more aggressive tone since i already have two jazzes. i just wanna know what has more of an agressive sound it has to have good finger style tone slap tone and picktone.
  2. dinghy


    May 27, 2007
    Saratoga, CA
    Can't beat the ATK for aggressiveness. It's called the ATK, what do you think that stands for?
  3. superfunk47


    Sep 9, 2007
    For aggressive, I'd go with an ATK **OR** an L-2000. Those things don't play nice with other little kids ;). As much as I love Laklands, it can be beat for aggressiveness. Seriously though, I'd check out the ATK and the L-2000, and decide which you like better. Both are made for baaad, mean, nasty, bully aggressive tone.
  4. paganjack


    Dec 25, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    the ATK can sound dirt nasty if you want it to. its pretty awesome for slap too IMO. the 3-way pickup selector and the active EQ makes it an extraordinarily versatile bass.
  5. ive had both go for the lakland.much better quality
  6. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    Ass Kicking Tone; they got the letters out of order.
  7. q1014


    Aug 17, 2007
    Wow seems like a lot of feedback for the ATK ive been thinking about if i got an ATK about getting an ATK 300 and adding a J pickup in the sweet spot and having a 3 way switch to change pickups
  8. dinghy


    May 27, 2007
    Saratoga, CA
    That would be an ATK750. It already exists in mass production form. I want one more than I want my kidneys.
  9. q1014


    Aug 17, 2007
    ya but the only problem i have with thatis the tone charcter switch witch th 750 doesnthave
  10. dinghy


    May 27, 2007
    Saratoga, CA

    That's what the 5 way tone character switch does on the 750
  11. q1014


    Aug 17, 2007
    o thank you i thought it was a 3 way just pickup selecting
  12. The ATK300 is 3 way, since theres no neck pickup.
  13. You want fries with that?

    Seriously, ATK. Lakland, while fantastic basses, are the anti-aggressive.
  14. What basses would you classify as aggressive.:confused:
  15. I mean the Lakland has a reputation of being a bit more mellow, and in the case of the 44-01, sort of dark sounding but not necessarily aggressive.
  16. q1014


    Aug 17, 2007
  17. I have an ATK 305 that I've compared side by side with my SR-5 H, SR-5 HH, and 96 P-bass. With the ATK selector set to ATTACK (towards the bridge) the tone is very close to the SR-5s with the selector switch set to BRIDGE PUP SERIES. With the ATK selector set to BRIGHT the tone is close to the SR-5 H set to Parallel (modern glassy slap tone). And with the ATK set to TRAD (traditional) The tone is similar to the SR-5 H set to single coil. You can really fine tune things with the 3 band EQ. For instance, with the switch set to TRAD and the treble rolled off you can get a pretty convincing P-bass tone. With the same switch and treb setting, boost the mids and it's a bit more J-bass like. But, back to the OP, the ATK the selector set to ATACK and the mids boosted a touch is about aggressive and anyone could possibly stand. That tone would cut through a jet engine at take off.
  18. You're right about the -01 series, but you can get some fairly bone-crunching tones from the -02 and -94 series with the Lakland electronics, though this might not have been true of the barts-equipped ones.

    Unfortunately, Lakland change pickups like they change their socks, so I can't speak of the Chi-sonics that will be standard from here on in.
  19. Bobster


    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Concerning 01 series Laklands, the Korean MK1 Barts and preamp aren't likely to change.

    As I understand it, Chi-Sonics are going to remain an option in the other models (not -01), along with their other Lakland branded pickups.

    Most 01 owners (myself included) would say this model has a more aggressive "in your face", "dirty" tone, unlike anything else in the Lakland family.

    Honestly, it's not for everyone, but it's definitely aggressive.

    In my opinion, if there's a Lakland bass that's similiar in tone to the ATK, this is it.

  20. q1014


    Aug 17, 2007
    anymore opinions