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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
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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.

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