Bass Guitar ?Hartke

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Cogno, Oct 10, 2001.

  1. Cogno

    Cogno Guest

    Jun 11, 2001
    Has anyone had any experience with the new Hartke Bass guitars? Are thay american made? What are they made of? Quality?
  2. Cogno

    Cogno Guest

    Jun 11, 2001
    I guess no one knows anything about them.
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
  4. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    There are two basic styles, XL-4 made in the US with aluminum neck (these are built in NJ by Vaccarro) and Korean made with wood necks.

    Personally I think the US made ones (something like $2000 list!!!) exist just to make Hartke basses seem legit since the only ones I see in the stores are the Korean ones.
  5. ARGH :mad:

    what difference does it make if it is or is not made in the USA ? as long as the bass whoops butt, who gives a rats poop where it's made ?
  6. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    me. i always consider where a bass is made. this doesn't mean that i play only a bass made in usa, but when i have to pay money to have a new bass be sure that i check well where it's in italy it's not possible to try a bass before buy, shops carry a limited part of what's really available. our shops are full of ibanez, warwick... so i have to order a bass and if i don't like it and i want to resale i have to pay high attention to the resale value too. and the resale value is higly influenced by where a bass is made.
  7. So if a bass is made on American soil, it automaticly means it's better ?? what kind of nonsence is that ?
  8. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    i didn't say that. read once again, please...:rolleyes:
  9. Very true a great bass does not need to be made in the U.S.A., I would avoid basses made in The Netherlands or Italy thou.

  10. You should try a " Rikkers " or " Ellio Martina " bass.. Made in Holland, and they rock
  11. Berme


    May 11, 2001
    I guess one of the main reasons of prefering to buy US made mass production basses is the different manufacturing process done in both countries, US and Korea, for example. There´s no need to say it has nothing to do with the ability, talent, or efficiency building basses of both countries workers.
  12. fretter


    May 24, 2012
    um, 10 years later...thanks Brian, that answers my question, too. I was checking out a Hartke bass with a wood neck on Ebay. I also like to know where an instrument was made before I buy it, regardless of the reason.