Ibanez ATK300RM Bass Black Pewter 2008
Ibanez ATK300RM, black pewter, made in Indo 2008. I've long been fond of the ATK series basses, they sound huge. There's some obvious nods to the Musicman Stingray in the aesthetic, but these have a certain thing going on that's all their own. The Triple Coil pickup comes with a three way tone switch with single coil, all three and an out-of-phase snappy tone; all options fun and totally usable in different situations. The three band EQ adds a whole lot of gas to the tank: this will do tasty, rounded vintage P-style tones or nasty, all-out head thumping nastiness. The 'RM' on the end of the model number denotes some limited edition appointments over the standard model: a rosewood board, black sparkle finish and a chrome mirror guard. Oh boy, this looks seriously awesome. Being an ash body, a lot of ATK basses are very heavy, but this one clocks in at a very reasonable gig friendly 4.2kg. There's so much to like here, grab yourself a 'sleeper' belter!
Model: Ibanez ATK300RM
Made: Indonesia, 2008 (serial I081166264)
Finish: black pewter (gloss black, fine silver sparkle)
Body: lightweight ash
Neck: 3-pice maple with rosewood board, 12" radius, 34" scale
Pickup: Ibanez Triple Coil pickup
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, just a few minor dimples on the back. The back has a fair few light scuffs and surface scratches, no major marks. The sides have a few minor marks: scuffs on the top horn, shoulder and near the jack. The front is nice and tidy, just some light scuffs near the knobs and play wear on the guard and top horn. Overall: very good condition.
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets look good, minor wear only, 8/10 for life left. Set up with fresh 45/105 Moonshiners strings.