Good day to all.... It occured to me that this might be a good time to revisit the issue of the Hartke givaways. I figure that most of us have had a chance to put 'em on and have an opinion. I've now played 2 gigs and 2 rehearsals with them and can now say with absolute certainty.......... I paid too much. These things are horrible!! I knew that they were going to be a step down (I'm a DR guy) but I thought they would at least be able bridge the gap to the next set of DR's. Nope. Hopefully this will be a good lesson for manufacturers: if you're looking to branch into a new product market do your homework. If you can't bring something new to the market just do what you do and do it well. What do ya'll think?? Fo'