NBD: More bulkier than what I'm used to

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  1. Bloody_Inferno

    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    Being a guitarist, I've always gravitated to Ibby SRs. I've played many various basses but I always come back to SRs just for comfort and convenience. Having said that, I've always been intrigued by the ATK series. And while I actually planned for an SRH505 Fretless as my next bass, the opportunity to grab a used ATK305 dirt cheap was too good to pass up.

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    So here we are. :) And the obligatory crappy short clip that comes with it.

    First off, this bass is HEAVY. I haven't played this weighty since my friend's US Jazz Bass and a few Precisions. And the neck is chunkier than what I'm used to as well. Overall it puts up a fight compared to my more comfy SR zone, but I quite like that. Namely because the sound more than makes up for it. It's thick and huge. While my vid doesn't really capture the essence of the tone, I just plugged clean and dry into my Microtubes 900 and I was in 70s funk territory. Hitting with a pick got me close to Phil Lynott meets The Stranglers grit that I'm so fond of. I've heard that for the price these went for, they're referred to some circles as Musicman Stingray killers... perhaps too farfetched a call, but I'm not complaining.

    This is a great bass and it'll be a great studio tool.
     
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    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    Thanks! Not sure what year this model was made, but it's made in Indonesia.

    Cool bass you've got there. I'd love a maple board SR myself but I can't seem to find any of those in the wild. But this will do nicely.
     
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    cardinal SS.org Regular

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    That's cool. I've always liked the looks of those.
     
  5. Bloody_Inferno

    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    Thanks! :cheers: Funny because there was a 4 string version also available at the pawn shop where I got it.

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    Since I recently joined a punk rock band playing bass, I had an excuse to get both. But then I remembered my car insurance bill was due and I've already committed to 5 strings and want that new SR fretless so... :lol:
     
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    Unngh, I've always loved these things, nice choice
     
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    GenghisCoyne im here to party

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    i played that same bass in a guitar center yesterday. the tonal range is killer. happy nbd
     
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    HNBD! What is the pickup in this bass, a standard music man kind of thing or something less straightforward?
     
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    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    Cheers everyone. :cheers: I'll be finally trying this out in a full band environment tomorrow. Can't wait to see how it goes with my rig.

    It's an original Ibanez triple coil pickup. The 3 way switch allows for straight single coil, single coil with a high cut filter, and humbucking mode.
     
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    I've always liked the kinda MM look these have, hows the neck profile more of a MM/P Bass kinda thing?
     
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    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    Yeah, it's closer to a P Bass/Stingray profile. Rounder than all my SRs but still comfy to play.
     

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