Tried an Atelier Z, 60's pu spacing, 70's jazz sounding...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by black.rose1402, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. black.rose1402


    Jan 10, 2007
    I tried an Atelier Z m245, it had a 60's string spacing, but sounded like a 70's jazz, kind of Marcus miller vibe...

    I know the woods are the same, but the pu spacing being different , it should be different, how is it possible??

    Atelier Z owners what do you think?
  2. black.rose1402


    Jan 10, 2007
  3. black.rose1402


    Jan 10, 2007
    is it only because of woods?
  4. Pierre Ganseman

    Pierre Ganseman Commercial User

    Jun 28, 2017
    Pro bass dealer based in europe(
    Hi ,

    I deal Atelier Z basses professionally. I have found you need to change woods to get a proper different sound.

    M245 Standard , will have a very very similar sound wether its 60 or 70's.

    give a listen to this, the 5 string has 60's spacing and Ebony Fingerboard , the 245 is 100% standard pure marcus miller.

    The 5 sounds much "smoother" :) (pre amp is different too , would have to check that over)
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