#1

A sexy view of the bass + couch coverings.


Another sexy bass pic, with my dad's car/driveway in view. (Yes, thats a giant backgammon board)

Anyways. I a few pros and cons so far.

Active electronics sound good, but I hate having to remember batteries.
I love having a mid EQ, I hate only having treble/bass, or worse, "tone" knobs.
Very nice neck, not a fat one, but substantial enough to feel good. Not to thin either.
Sexy, this bass is sooooo sexy. If it were a woman (A mod I'll work on) I'd totally be doing it.

Now some cons

This thing is freaking heavy as hell. I read reviews saying it was heavy, but daaaamn.
Very bright, I like bright basses, but this one is a little too bright. Fixable with EQ though.
The string saddles need to be set up better, theres a few "dead" frets and plenty of buzzing on the G and higher up on the D and A.]

Overall, for 200$ and an hour of driving, it kicks ass. I have a gig tomorrow, so wish me luck!
#2
goddamn i want an ATK so bad. ATKs are the few basses with maple fretboards I dig..
My Rig:
Yamaha RBX 375 bass
Peavey Millenium BXP bass (won at Summer Slaughter 2010, signed by all the bands)
Eden Nemesis NC410 320w combo amp
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#3
Very nice bass, I'm after a StingRay but god, they're so expensive. Would this be a decent cheaper alternative, TS?

I'm just after a nice punchy mid-heavy tone.
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#5
i play guitar and never even picked up a bass but this is cool....you dont need luck just go out there and rock out
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i play guitar and never even picked up a bass but this is cool....you dont need luck just go out there and rock out

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+1, damn guitards 0_o

Good choice on the ATK. I got one this summer. I loved the bright tone but hated the Elixirs so I changed then to power slinkies... ...which ruined the bright tone. This is a seriously good instrument though, rivals instruments worth 3x the price (6x in your case you jammy sod).
#8
ATM its strung with DRs. Also, I just need to take a moment to facepalm, the guy restrung it today before I got there, thats why its so bright... I was thinking it was the bass... Itsj ust got new strings lol.
#9
Quote by Bullet-Rule
Very nice bass, I'm after a StingRay but god, they're so expensive. Would this be a decent cheaper alternative, TS?

I'm just after a nice punchy mid-heavy tone.


TS kinda already answered that but I'm going to second it. The ATK is one of the best Stingray alternatives out there.
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#10
Okay, so after an hour of widdling around, I have another con. I can't seem to get a good rhythm/lead sound at the same time. Like, I can mess around with the pups and EQ and get a ****ing awesome lead tone, it cuts through the two guitar rage of my band, as I just got back from practice, thats where I tested BTW. But I can't find a really good medium between a great ballsy rhythm tone and a cutting middy lead tone. Also this thing screams with a fuzz pedal! My crappy one didn't do it justice, I borrowed my guitarist's Zvex and cut loose with some epic Muse bass.

So, what this means, is I now find my self adjusting EQs in between songs more, on my other bass, a Squier, I could get a tone that sounded good for both rhythm and lead, but great at neither. So now I'm able to get some amazing tones, but I still haven't found a good medium. So the bass is versatile, but hard to find a medium on. However I'm going to go play it some more and experiment with my EQ/OD pedals. TO maybe find a nice OD tone. For subtle stuff, unlike the un-subtle fuzz pedal I tried.
#11
Yeah, a quality pedal will do you wonders.

www.bassfuzz.com <--- great site with TONS of reviews on OD pedals and various other types of pedals.
My Rig:
Yamaha RBX 375 bass
Peavey Millenium BXP bass (won at Summer Slaughter 2010, signed by all the bands)
Eden Nemesis NC410 320w combo amp
Check out Tyrannicide, my death/thrash metal band:
http://www.myspace.com/tyrannicidemetal
#13
Quote by MadAudioMan
Okay, so after an hour of widdling around, I have another con. I can't seem to get a good rhythm/lead sound at the same time. Like, I can mess around with the pups and EQ and get a ****ing awesome lead tone, it cuts through the two guitar rage of my band, as I just got back from practice, thats where I tested BTW. But I can't find a really good medium between a great ballsy rhythm tone and a cutting middy lead tone.


I don't know how many bands that Dano EQ pedal has, but here's what I think. I'd boost low mids and high mids, low mids a little more so. Then boost the bass slightly. Leave mid mids and treble flat.

Also, if you ever go pro, I'd bi-amp. Thats the easiest way to get the tone you're looking for
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#14
my god that is awesome. i want couch covers just like that.

but seriously looks good and quite a bargain at $200
#15
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as I just got back from practice, thats where I tested BTW.

I hope you didn't mean you were testing it behind the wheel of a car...
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t-bird is muddy inversatile, and reminds me of emo chicks.

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