GK 800rb vs. Hartke 5000

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by srbguitar, Sep 10, 2002.

  1. srbguitar

    srbguitar Guest

    Jul 19, 2002
    Fremont CA
    1.) what is the sound and volume diffrence between the 800RB and the Hartke 5000?

    2.) also does any one know of a bass store in the Fremont, CA area that is not GC that i can check out the hartke head?

    Thanks for the help.
  2. srbguitar

    srbguitar Guest

    Jul 19, 2002
    Fremont CA
    Also would the 100 watt amp on the GK be enough to power an Avatar 410 at 8 ohms, over a 2 15 at 4 ohms with 300 watts.
  3. tripwamsley


    Jan 31, 2002
    Sulphur La,
    Hello there! My name is Trip and I happen to work for GK. You can use the 215 with the 300 watt side and maybe a 210 at 8 for the 100 watt end. That would kill. I have no idea about the sound of the Harke 5000. I used to have a 3500. When it worked it sounded deep and fat. For me the Harke was unreliable. I eventually sold it in 1995 and the guy who bought has not had ONE single problem to this day. Weird huh? I guess the amp hated me or something. I have no idea about any Harke dealers in your area though. One last note. The tone of the 800 compared with a Hartke 3500 is a bit more "hi-fi." Hope this helps. Always go with what you like best.:)
  4. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    I cannot speak to the 800, but I have a 5000 for about 3 months and am happy with it so far. In Bi-amp mode, you would be able to send 250 watts to the 4ohm 2X15, and 170 watts to the 8ohm 4X10. Dunno who carries it in CA, tho.