Neck Joint Bolt on
Body Wood Light Ash
Neck Wood 3pc ATK5 Neck
Machine Heads Ibanez
Bridge ATK 5 bridge
Case Included No
Body Color Black Sparkle
# of strings 5
Other Features Black Dot Inlay
This bass is Ibanez's answer to the MusicMan Stingray basses. It features bolt-on maple neck construction, a substantial bridge, and a big bass humbucker. The body is made of ash, for a classic Fender tone (and lighter weight). One thing I really liked in this instrument is the low B - it was very tight, not floppy like many 5-string basses are. Playability on this neck is really nice - the neck is weighty, and on the thicker side, but the fretboard radius is highly playable, and the fretwork is especially good for the price range. And for workmanship - the fit and finish are what I've come to expect from Ibanez guitars - that is to say, great!
This ATK bass works well for all genres. Classic rock, funk, jazz, metal, country, pop, reggae, dancehall, rockabilly, disco... the bass would sound good in any context. The pickup sounds very full, yet with a minimum of line or humming noise, and the built in equalizer circuit gives the bass plenty of range and versatility when carving out one's tone.
This bass is a great instrument. It tends to balance a bit neck heavy on the strap, but it's not too bad. Playability-wise, this can do any technique well, so it gets high marks from me on that. And sonically, this bass is a great choice, no matter on stage or in the studio, and no matter what style. It doesn't hurt that this bass is a very good-looking instrument! I'll give this a 9 overall.
Pure Japan in 1998 there were no masses.
Irreproachable finish, natural wood (ash / swamp ash) varnished. Varnishes neck and body are very soft. Meca Grover large drum (like 1664) spcifiquement massive bridge with string-through possibility or not, as desired.
Note that the body is made of two pieces and not 3 as sries rcentes.
The look: Who cares.
Weight: 5.4kg Weakness
Quick Start, perfect balance, excellent craftsmanship handle and easy to play. The pots are very accessible, the micro switch is a bit small. The jack is of type foureau, excellent.
It's a simple bass.
Killer! You prfrez "Tanne"?
It has everything you want, excellent efficiency correctors, as the soft knee potato refrain especially when one attacks the appropriate powers, lava. Everyone compares MM, yeah a death growls whatever the position of the switch and it is an incredible clarity. I have 6 bass-known brands (Vigier 4 strings, Fender 4-string I have 3 Warwick 5) and I had a dozen others in my life (MM included) is that there is more surprising. This is Eric CZAR put me chip ear ...
The icing on the cake, no breath Pramp center position.
I do not know the new, more lgres sries it seems but I only read positive comments (the bodies are in 3 pieces). The Pramp is different too.
In any case if you come across jap watch, do not hesitate, you'll get your money it is still sometimes find (rarely) on ebay for 400. I hardly ever use that same machine for slap (in preferring when even a 4 string for this style). I also use from time to time a German FNA 5 (same gender only 1 PU in the sweet pot), see nothing of his point of view and yet the price is not the same.
Trsrgulirement I use it for 1 year.
Pure Japan in 1998 there has been no mass.
Flawless finish, natural wood (ash / swamp ash) varnished. Varnishes neck and body are very soft. Meca Grover big drum (like 1664), specifically solid bridge with string through option or not, as desired.
Note that the body is made of two parts and not 3 as the recent series. And the handle is a 5 room and not 3 as today.
Spread Strings: 17mm, attention to U.S. purist!
The look: The cup body strangely resembles some Lakland ...
Weight: 5.4 kg Weakness
Quick Start, perfect balance, excellent workmanship and easy to play neck. The knobs are very accessible, the micro switch is a bit small. The jack is type foureau, excellent.
This is a simple low.
There is everything you want, excellent efficiency correctors, for the soft potato knee refrain especially when you attack the proper powers that lava. Everyone compared to MM, yeah it growls at death regardless of the position of the switch and it is a mind blowing clarity. The possibility of having 2 single coil positions is welcome I have 6 bass known brands (Vigier 4 strings, Fender 4-string I 3, Warwick 5) and I had a dozen others in my life (including MM) is that there are more surprising. This is Eric CZAR who put a flea in his ear ...
Icing on the cake, no breath preamp center position.
I do not know the new lighter series but it seems I only read positive comments (the bodies are in 3 parts). The preamp is different too.
In any case if you come across jap watches, do not hesitate you'll get your money you still can not find (rarely) on ebay for 400 €.
I regularly use it for 4 years I shared with a stingray 5 Ernie Ball.
I do not hesitate to say that it is a professional bass.
rather rounded neck 22 frets
a micro bridge position
volume / bass / mid / treble
a pattern selector positions windings 3
the handle is nice although I normally prefer thick asses flat sleeves but this low I feel no difficulties.
No problem to access the treble.
the sound is easy to get but it is rather typical.
"I regret not to have to date found low 6cordes with this sound!"
this totally suitable for the low I'm looking for slap
and I love his fingers grain
this is a very dynamic instrument in severe acute mind
one can to Marcus Miller, it shines!
But the mids are balanced and can get sound with grain in the lower medium.
I play on a Markbass TA 503 amp connected to a speaker of the same brand 210HF
I use it for 14 years
My birthday gifts for my 18 "THANK YOU MOM"
at the time I had to try in store and I was completely on the wane, but I did not try a lot of bass.
it was a lightning strike.
I love the sound
Aesthetics massive asses but not heavy + the new series (which I do not like the sound the way).
the user settings.
What I think is a sin is precisely that it is very typical
both aesthetically and in its sound that I chose for her I think it's better to try it before you buy it because it is not the queen of versatility.
it was an expensive instrument asses in 1999
5500 or 6000 francs, but apart from normal maintenance
(Planimetry settings ect ...) it does not move for 14 years.
if I had more I find an opportunity as soon as possible
So yes I do it again this choice.