Atak 10 Review

manufacturer: Quest date: 10/05/2005 category: Electric Guitars
This guitar has 22 frets with a slightly longer neck. The paint job on it is pure white on it. The body shape is like a Strat with 2 horns. The bridge is pretty plane with a whammy bar, but the guy who first owned this guitar lost the tremolo arm. It has one tone control and one volume contrtol with a 5-way pick-up selector. 3 pickups: one humbucker and 2 single coils.
 Sound: 8
 Overall Impression: 9
 Reliability & Durability: 9
 Action, Fit & Finish: 10
 Features: 9
 Overall rating:
 6.5 
 Reviewer rating:
 9 
 Users rating:
 4 
 Votes:
 4 
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overall: 9
Atak 10 Reviewed by: unregistered, on october 05, 2005
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Features: I'm pretty sure this guitar was made in the late '80s or early '90s, and I think it was made in Taiwan. This guitar has 22 frets with a slightly longer neck. The paint job on it is pure white on it. The body shape is like a Strat with 2 horns (one longer than the other). The bridge is pretty plane with a whammy bar, but the guy who first owned this guitar lost the tremolo arm. It has one tone control and one volume contrtol with a 5-way pick-up selector. 3 pickups: one humbucker and 2 single coils. The guitar doesen't have locking strings, but the tuning pegs are black. I got it with a black go bag case, and a Peavy Rage 158 amp. // 9

Sound: I mostly play stuff like Motley Crue and Metallica, and a little blues, but this guitar is great for all kinds of music. I normally use it with a Jim Dunlop Jimi Hendrix pedal. It is a very loud guitar, especially when on the humbucker, and it makes an awesome woman tone that wouldn't sound out of place in a Slash solo. It has 5 very distinct sounds, and great harmonics and bridge muted notes, although it has some feedback and slightly muffled chords on the lead channel. // 8

Action, Fit & Finish: This guitar has a kewl looking Strat-like shape, and it is very tough. The pickups are really well adjusted, too, with 5 very distinct sounds. The paint is pretty tough, too, with a pure white finish, although it does have 4 or 5 chips in it, but it's like 20 years old, and a slightly noisy pickup selector. // 10

Reliability & Durability: This guitar would be perfect for live playing, especially since its so tough. This guitar has survived being smashed, falling down the stairs and falling over an a regular basis. The hardware should last long, too, and has like super strong strap buttons. I would definitely use it live, and it has a really full sound wich makes it sound great without backup. The finish is also pretty tough, I haven't put any chips in it except one. // 9

Overall Impression: It's a perfect match for the Crue and everything like that that I'd play. I have been playing for about a year and a half, and also have a First Act acoustic guitar, Jimi Hendrix pedal, and Peavy Rage 158 amp. If it were stolen, I'd hunt down the little sob who stole it, kill him or her, and take it back. I love almost everything about this guitar except 2 things; noisy pick-up selector, and some feedback. My absolute favourite feature about this guitar is the whammy bar, wichis lots of fun to play with. The two things I wish this guitar had was golden metal covered pickups and a tremolo arm. Otherwise, this guitar rulz. So don't go out and spend thousands of dollars on a Strat or a Les Paul, spend $200 on on of these! // 9

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