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Bugera VS Hartke

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Triclops, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. Bugera

  2. Hartke

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  1. Triclops

    Triclops Guest

    Jan 14, 2006
    who rules the alumicone market?
  2. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Too bad there isn't a choice for "harsh sounding doo doo no matter what name you put on it".
  3. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Never tried bugera, but hartke seems more prevalent. I happen to like them. I actually play a GK with a hartke 410, and it's not harsh at all.
  4. 8mmOD


    Mar 20, 2005
    I endorse & use Tech 21 pedals, Eminence loaded cabs, EMG pickups, Jim Dunlop picks & Ernie Ball Strings, BC Rich Basses.
    I thought the aluminum cone Bugera was Behringer's copy of the Hartke speaker? If something rules the market, Behringer is sure to copy it. :bag:
  5. Bugera is Berhinger's in-house brand, right? I can't find a separate website for them.

    --argh beat to the punch--
  6. Don't like either.
  7. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2005
    Stu Hamm uses Hartke and they're the ones who got the whole aluminum cone thing started, and besides, Bugera sounds too much like beluga to me!
  8. Triclops

    Triclops Guest

    Jan 14, 2006
    fresh from namm:beluga speakers!
  9. copy vs. original?? :rollno:

  10. My "Bugera" speakers in my old Behringer cab fractured all around the outside and seperated from the cones after oh, 2 band practices? Just as well though because it sounded harsh and tinny for a bass cab. Behringer & Bugera = cheap, unreliable, nasty sounding gear.

    I quite like the sound of the Hartke cabs for funk work, but again they sound a bit clinical compared to paper cones.
  11. srxplayer


    May 19, 2004
    Highland, CA
    Don't like either one. But I guess Hartke since they were the original.
  12. ibz


    Apr 14, 2005
    Columbus, OH

    Alumabass Bullfrog Cabs.

    Sounds weird, but beats either out in my book.

  13. leeothelyon


    Apr 4, 2006
    Hartke ALI CONES
    A nice percussive sound with lots of depth and warmth as well
  14. RudeMood

    RudeMood Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2004
    Austin, TX

    I had a similar rig for a while, but had trouble with the GK head; it lost it's mind and the volume would fluctuate on its own... never figured it out even after sending it back to GK.
    The Hartke/GK sound was good though.
  15. dood


    Dec 9, 2004
    yup, I loved my Hartke 4.5Xls .. and they sound awesome with a dirty great SVT plugged into em too!!!
  16. spectorbass83


    Jun 6, 2005
    I've only had the chance to play through the Bugera's in a behringer set up so I cannot comment on the Hartke's, but I imagine they are equally as crappy and have no warmth.
  17. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    Of course that's the ONLY way you can find Bugera speakers, since the company doesn't exist. Its just a name made-up by Behringer for its own speakers. Behringer = experts in duping the market . . . in so many ways.
  18. I DI out of my SVT-3 and mic my 410XL and blend at the board. I can tell you there is nothing harsh about my tone at all at the front of house. Besides, the brightness of the Hartke makes for an excellent backline that will cut through anything as a stage monitor.

    I've used several different higher-end cabs in the past, and as long as I continue to blend with a DI (to get a good, solid low end), I will never choose another cab.

    Of course, Hartke's electronics suck (IMO), but that's a different story.
  19. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    took the words right out of my mouth... :smug:
  20. edbass


    Nov 8, 2004
    I like the Hartke XL's. They do have a distinctive sound, but not really "harsh", more like "bright and clean". If they are harsh, it may be that you have to EQ differently than with paper cones, or you're using a less than stellar amp.
    I'm especially fond of the way they add a percussive brightness to an all tube amp rig.

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