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Ibanez ATK300 Electric Bass

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The Ibanez ATK300 electric bass has all of the attack and power of it's big brother, the ATK700, but with a more affordable price. It features a ligh...Click To Read More About This Product

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An affordable bass with ATK attack and power!

The Ibanez ATK300 electric bass has all of the attack and power of it's big brother, the ATK700, but with a more affordable price. It features a light ash body and a super-powerful ATK triple coil pickup with versatile 3-way tone character switch. Pickup placement and controls accommodate all popping and slapping techniques. Blues. Rock. Country. Whatever style you play, the ATK300 bass guitar will handle them all and more.

FEATURES
  • Light ash body
  • 3-piece ATK4 neck
  • ATK4 neck type
  • Medium frets
  • Maple fretboard w/round edge treatment
  • Black dot inlay
  • ATK triple coil pickup
  • ATK4 bridge
  • ATK 3-band EQ with tone character switch
  • Chrome hardware
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4.9

(based on 29 reviews)

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

OUT OF THIS WORLD SOUND FOR A BASS AT ANY PRICE

By You're killing me, Larry!

from Los Angeles, CA

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Having owned or still owing higher end USA basses (Fender Jazz, Precision, Lakland, MusicMan), I wanted to find myself a cheap "beater" that I could take to gigs and not worry about having it be damaged or stolen. Based on all the positive reviews from others, I figured I couldn't go wrong. As soon as I picked up this thing and played the first note- unplugged, I knew I was getting more than a cheap bass here. When I plugged it in---WOW!!!!!!!!! Serious tone here, piano like clarity and beautiful overtones. This is Ibanez's "ENTRY" level?? Holy you-know-what! It was so easy to dial in the desired tone. And, it came equipped with a beautiful set of ELIXIR roundwounds. There's anothers thirty bucks I won't have to shell out for a while. Not what I expected for a "Made in Indonesia" product. My bandmates asked me to keep this one on instead of my MusicMan Bongo for the practice. My only beef (whiny little me!) is that the neck is super chunky. I got used to it in a couple of hours but if you have small hands, you better think about it first. Maybe that fatness adds to the tone's fatness. There's a 3 way switch that allows you to add brightness or attack (phasing, I believe). Useful as all heck. I leave it in the bright position and it has a nice "Marcus Miller" fat sound right there. So far, it shuts down my P and J basses and gives the MusicMan (at 5 times the cost) the shivers. I don't care that it was so cheap- I'll never consider this my "beater". YOU WON'T GO WRONG.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Versatile and tone to spare

By Eric-I2F-2

from kent, ohio

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I switched from a Fender standard Jazz to this. Though nothing sounds quite like the Fender Jazz, this can come very close - and then it can sound like a Rickenbacker, a Stingray, a Fender Precision, etc...and this plays way better.I have this string up 120, 95, 75, 55 and tuned DGCF. The lows just rumble. It's unbelievable. The active electronics and coil selecting allow for a huge variety of tones without even looking at your amp. I have an ATK300 in natural finish and pictures do it no justice. No other bass in it's price range can compete. This bass transcends genres, playing styles and ability levels. It is a must have.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

DAMN!!!!

By cobb3355

from South Texas

I was a little hesitant to buy this bass because i'd never played one or even seen one around here. I did meticulous research on the bass and all signs pointed me to buy it. I knew this bass was going to be versatile but it exceeded my expectations. Its all thanks to the pickup switch and the eq. i can easily dial in MM, Jazz, & even decent P sounds. it has loads of sustain. the neck is comfortable to me. it feels like a MM neck. i expected it to weigh a ton but mine is actually pretty light. its lighter than my Jazz bass. its just a very well made bass. if you are considering buying one, DO IT! you will not regret it!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Closest to Fender you'll ever get.

By Chocolatebassdude

from Champaign IL

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This thing has almost exactly got that signature Fender tone without buying one. This thing is solid, like a brick, with great tone and feel. The action is really low, not so low that it's got fret buzz, but great for funk, and slap. The 3 way switch is awsome for switching tones during a sone, or just getting the tone just right. The 3 band eq is good, but the bass and middle controls are a little touchy. Other than that, the pickup placement is good for playing all styles. It comes with coated strings for a notice, and it has a REALLY wide neck, that is fast, and grippy so you don't slip. It's just awsome.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ibanez ARK 300 AM `94

By sninja89

from Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

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Now it`s an 18 years old bass, made in Korea in 94, April, and all exept strings and battery is ORIGINAL! This thing is built like a tank! Neck is quite fat, but profile is easy to play on, it feels more like a Stingray`s neck. All I`ve done is a fretwork, done by my local luthier, and action is VERY low without noticible fret buzzing. Pickup and preamp is amazing piece of engineering! I can trail the sound of MM or JB easly, and it`ll be even more versatile thanks to 3 band boost/cut preamp! Massive bridge have strung-through-the-body option and it have a massive attack and one of the longest sustain I`ve ever seen on a bass guitar! I`d never sell this thing! For it`s price, it`s just a beast! You can`t go wrong with this instrument for sure!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

very nice

By Rob T-PVjk7

from NYC

I bought this bass partially because of the reviews I read online - for some reason it?s impossible to find in retail shops(in NYC).Simply put - it?s blown me away. The low price tag almost discouraged me but I?m glad it didn?t.The neck is huge and the body is heavy, but if you?re a big person like me, you may prefer that to all these tiny jelly-bean style basses that are out there today.The sound and playability are very similar to the Stingray but I actually prefer the look and feel. (Not to mention I could buy four of these for the price of a new Stingray).Trust me - this bass is excellent at any price.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Jack-Of-All-Trades Bass

By LoTone

from Montreal, QC

You can summon almost every sound you might want with this bass. With the triple-coil, you can make it sound like a Fender, a Rickenbacker, a Stingray and other basses. The neck is more comfortable than I was expecting. Several reviewers mention the neck being big. Well, it is exactly as wide as a Fender Precision neck but it feels, in my hands, like the neck is slimmer. I also own a Fender Precision and the Fender's baseball bat neck feels more awkward since I have the ATK. I have the red sparkle model and it is a beauty! This bass is definitely a keeper.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass At A Great Price

By SpaceForThePoppa

from Jersey Shore

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I've played guitar over 30 years, and decided to start playing bass a few months ago. I originally got a low end Yamaha - a nice starter that I quickly out grew.I began a quest for a replacement - better action, more sounds, better quality all around. I was looking for something in the $500-750 range. I found this one hidden in the corner of a local music store. After playing at least another 5-10 basses, I grabbed it. I am a long time Ibanez fan, and I did try other Ibanez' and SR's, along with Fenders, etc ...As far as I can tell, nothing under $1000 can touch this thing. The active EQ is great; the sound is awesome - even when it is unplugged, which is the true test of the materials used in construction. Right out of the box, the only thing I had to do was tune it up. It is strung up with Elixer strings, not some junky low-end stuff. My score - 5 across the board. You get way more value for the money. All in all, you really can't go wrong with this bass - Ibanez quality, at a great price. You will not be disappointed.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME BASS

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

The Ibanez ATK300 is a sweet bass! I was looking for a bass that gave a Fender like sound but, didn't cost like a Fender. And this bass is that. This bass delivers a nice sound but doesn't break the bank.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Monster Awakened!!!

By Some Guy-zx3e.

from Belleville, NJ

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I used to own this bass back before Ibanez discontinued it. It was pretty much the same bass back then as it is now. I no longer own it (very regretably) but I can tell you that it is one nasty bass. It offers a very wide range of tones for a single-pickup bass...largely due to the tone switch and 3-band EQ at your disposal. It is also nice to have a string-thru-body option for more tension and sustain...especially for those who will wanna drop-tune it. This is truly a great instrument and one that Ibanez was smart to bring back. It was always my favorite model from Ibanez and I plan on buying this bass again very soon since I was dumb enough to sell my old one.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MAXIMUM TONAL CONTROL!!

By Tyy

from Melbourne, Australia

I just got this bass from my local music shop and wow!! Plugged it into a cheap ashdown and its sounds amazing!! You have all the tonal control you could want from this one bass. With the coil switch you can choose a bright to a more p bass sound and then you can even shape that tone with the 3 band eq. I recommend this bass for anyone, beginner to even advanced players, and because of the low price, you can't beat it!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My favorite!!!

By Chippy 366

from WV

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My first bass was a TR series ibanez back in the "80's and I HATED it. Neck issues galore. I switched to fender. in '95 a friend of mine bought an ATK. I fell in love, but was broke. When I get to the point I could afford one, They were GONE!!!! Discontinued. DRAT! So when they came back a feww years back, I had to have one. I got a 700 series, and the Fenders are all but retired. Highs, lows, they're all here! And what a comfy neck! And for the money, beats the snot out of a Stingray. (I own one of those also) Do yourself a favor and buy one!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing bass! Go get one now!

By SILVERCADEdotcom

from Oshawa, ON

So I needed a new bass to add to my arsenal. I went into my local guitar shop and spent an hour playing basses with my exact set-up, and NOTHING came close to this bass! The sound, the feel, the look, the price, all came packaged into this bass. I was originally looking to get a bass and pick up the new Tech21 Bass VT pedal, but was AMAZED when I realized I could dial in most of the settings I wanted out of the Bass VT into this bass with the active pickup!Definitely a must for any hard rockin' bass player who wants that heavy SVT style sound without having to play through an 8x10.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Phenomenal Bass!

By CeaRobinson

from Las Vegas, NV

I was looking through the Ibanez Basses. Now I am an Ibanez fan, I've had my SR405 for 3 years now, but I keep a completely open mind when it comes to trying basses, I don't let the brand influence me. As I was looking through I saw this gem tucked away in the top corner wall mount.I pulled it down and plugged it into a replica of my amp (a Fender Rumble 100) and went to town. This bass is one of the most tone diverse basses I have ever played on. The 3 band EQ is amazing and very responsive and the little switch that you see in the bottom left corner of the bass (right corner if you're playing it) splits the coils and sends more power to certain ones to get a different sound. You can get a very Vintage Rick sound on the Traditional setting, the Bright setting is phenomenal for slap or if you would just like a very bright tone (and when I say bright, I mean this thing illuminates!), and with the Attack setting you can unleash a barrage of notes and riffs with a tone that would inspire a deaf man to pick up the bass Guitar. The sound of this bass just floored me and the playability was astounding! If you want a smooth ride, this bass puts Cadillac to shame. This thing is quite the bang for its buck. I would say if you're looking for a new bass but don't want to drop a couple grand, pick this up. You will not be disappointed. By the way, the picture does this bass no justice, it is an eye popper for sure. I'm getting it as soon as I get the extra 500 dollars!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Value!

By BillisCool-_hy9m

from Buffalo, NY

The ATK300 is an amazing bass! I play primarily blues and funky stuff (around 100 shows a year) and this bass fits just right. Not only can it pull of a P bass sound (I also own an MIA P bass), but it can do the MM sound too! With the string through bridge and tilted headstock, the string tension is great, even when tuned to Eb! Great for fingerstyle and even better for slapping! Even volume across all the strings and a really tight and clear sound! IMO this bass won't disappoint!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I've missed Ibanez

By Josh The Bassist

from Greensboro, NC

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I own the ATK700 4-string that MF just had on a clearance sale, and it is AWESOME!! The ATK700 is simply this bass without a pickguard with a dark blue dyed figured maple top (the moon blue is a gorgeous finish). Its prettier, but essentially its the same bass.Back to the title line, I used to own an Ibanez SR406 6-string that I had to sell because bill collectors were calling. Reluctantly, I got rid of it, and didn't realize how much I have missed Ibanez until receiving the 700. I jumped on the "Ibanez is only for rock and metal" band wagon, but this bass changed my mind about that. This bass arrived set up, which is unusual. I didn't have to adjust action or intonation; all that was needed was a slight adjustment of the truss rod (but that is with most new basses). Since ATK is an abbreviation for "attack," you can expect a bright tone with a fast attack. The bass is heavy, but the tone is worth the weight. Tight lows, shimmering and crisp highs, smooth mids. The EQ filters on the pre are actually set correctly, so this 3-band doesn't sound like a stock pre... In fact, the pre works as well (if not better) than the pre in my Traben Chaos Obsession 5-string. This bass tracks very well in the studio and sounds great live. It does kind of knock off a MusicMan, but think about it: you can get MM feel and tone from a similar bass for HUNDREDS less than a MM... It might just be me, but its a no brainer! The only thing lacking in my opinion is a pickup at the neck, but as much as I love the tone coming from the triple coil, I may not even do that.Great fingerstyle or pick tone, excellent slap tone, plays great, good for many different styles of music (not just rock and metal), and affordable. I use this bass for country, pop, funk, and jazz sessions. It is not my main bass, but it is my 2nd, and I take it to every session that I record. Do yourself a favor and buy this bass.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Heavy Metal

By STL bassist

from St. Louis, MO

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This bass is one of the coolest looking basses I have ever seen, and it sounds awesome, but when I stood up with the bass, it felt like I was playing a lead pipe. The metal plate surrounding the triple-coil, (Triple-coil Sweet) pickup makes the instrument intensely heavy.Bottom-line is; if you don't mind the weight, this bass is an amazing alternative to a fender. The one I played was selling for 500 at a local music store, so it sells for less than most Fenders, other than the standard series.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

simply awsome

By Lycanbreed

from Skowhegan Me

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I'm a beginner ready to move up fromthe bass I have. I went to local store and saw this kick a@* looking bass hanging on the wall(in red). The pictures don't do this thing justice. They hooked this thing up to a Line6 2-10 combo and man did this thing sound sweeeet! Even with everything set flat. I didn't have a lot time to tweak it, but you can tell this machine is capabile of a lot. Anybody thats like me, and ready for that next step in sound and quality THIS IS IT!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Watch Out!

By Bass Dude Who's Awesome

from Princeton, NJ

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If you're about to buy this bass I would try it out in a store first. When I got mine I tried it out in the store and it sounded fine. When I got home I tried it out for a little bit and then the bass would silence on and off. It was definitely the bass. I found out that one of the wires was lose from the soldering thing. Once I had that fixed a couple of days later there was a buzzing sound. I found out that it was the truss rod that was doing that. I returned the bass a couple of days after that. The neck is very playable, and the bass has a great sound, but just watch out for those little problems.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

amazing

By the skin man

from orono

This bass is amazing, it delievers so much tone for such a small price, its so fun to play, and the low end is devistating!

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