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Hartke 3500 Settings

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BassistSteve, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. BassistSteve


    May 22, 2005
    I recently got a cab to fit my Hartke and have tried out a few different settings.

    I would like to know some of your preferred settings.
  2. BassistSteve


    May 22, 2005
  3. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    On my HA5000 (same preamp...the circuit board has jumper positions for HA3500, HA5000 and HA7000, I plug into the active input, have the tube and solid state preamps equal, the EQ off (although I have curve set for my fretless that has the 1K Hz area boosted and the high end cut way back), the Low and Hi contour boosted slightly and the Master volume adjusted to taste... I don't use the compressor either...

    Cabinets are Avatar B210s and EV TL606 cabinets with EVM 15s.

    Bass is Hoyt/Warmoth 5 string J bass (35 in. scale) with EMGs with bass and treble set flat.

    The overall tone is full and bright without being overly so.
  4. Micolao


    Sep 7, 2005
    Any other one?
    This is the curve response of the 2 pre of an Hartke 3500 direct into the soundboard:

  5. I run the tube preamp 3/4 way up, scoop the mids high and turn the volume up! Classic hard rock , so I need to cut through my twangers high gain addiction!~
    Gear..Hambone custom walnut 4 ..bart pups.j-rtro preamp flat. Avatar410 cab
  6. Woohoo! 11 years later! Micolao I found the picture of the Hartke preamp EQ curves to be really useful. My other main amp is an SVT CL and I like to boost 220Hz for a nice thud on the front end of the notes, combined with what I think is a cut somewhere around 800Hz in the CL's "natural" preamp voicing. To approximate this on my HA3500 I like to run both preamps at about the same volume (the solid state perhaps 1 or 2 notches louder) and boost 250Hz about 5 or 6dB and cut 1kHz 6-9dB on the graphic. Oh and I also cut the High EQ about 5 or 6dB to darken the sound a touch. This gives me a nice thud and attack without the sometimes overly complex mids of the Hartke. Also works great with various dirt pedals and effects.

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