Ibanez has given its Premium treatment to their ATK model, resulting in the ATK800E and the ATK805E. Beyond being built at their Premium Factory to premium quality standards, the company’s bass designers spent a lot of time researching and developing the pickup configuration, which includes a CAP double humbucker in the bridge position and an Ibanez proprietary CAP Sonic Arch neck pickup.
For further tonal tweaking, the pickups are then matched with a specially made ATK-N3 3-band EQ. The controls include Volume, Balance, Bass, Mids, and Treble knobs as well as a pickup coil selector switch. The combination allows for pretty drastic versatility that Ibanez showcases with a series of samples on their website.
The ATK’s signature massive bridge is designed enhance sustain by optimizing the string vibration’s transfer to the ash body. The tuners are light weight Hipshot machine heads.
The Ibanez ATK Premium series basses are available now with street prices of $749.99 and $799.99 for the 4 and 5-string versions, respectively. For more info, check out the Ibanez website.
Ibanez ATK Premium Series Bass Specs:
- Walnut Flat finish
- 3 piece Maple ATK4 neck
- Ash body
- Medium frets
- Maple fretboard
- Black dot inlay
- ATK bridge
- CAP Sonic Arch neck pickup
- CAP Double Humbucker bridge pickup
- Gig bag included