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I have used many basses over the years... When I first saw the ATK, I was curious about the somewhat unique design... Eventually I bought one.. & it quickly became my 'go to' bass!.. great pup configuration, well built (proudly made in Indonesia...as it states on the back of the headstock) ... probably my favourite bass for live playing... Anyone else feel the magic of ATK? 




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I love ATK's! I have owned two 1996 MIJ ATK300's and still own the 1998 MIJ ATK305 in the background.


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I had MIM Fender Jazz 5-string which I wasn't getting on with, so I traded it for an ATK305 and it's now my go-to bass at the moment for a lot of things. Super versatile, the active EQ is really quite powerful! 

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