Hartke 410XL vs TP

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by levee, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. levee


    Jan 22, 2005
    Hello everyone.
    I've been considering buying a Hartke 410 recently and I don't know whether to get me an XL or TP. Has anybody tried to compare them? Is there much difference in sound, I mean could you tell one from another in a blindfold test? I would be grateful for any comments on this.

    I plan to use it with both stand-up bass and bassguitar, mostly jazz, pop, funky...
    I don't play 5-string bass.
    Price doesn't matter to me.

    Thanks for your ideas
    Good tones to you!
  2. dalley


    Jul 6, 2005
    The XL's better quality speakers can handle more power (400 watts I think vs. 240 for the TP) and the cab itself is much more solidly built. I have owned both cabs and I liked both of them actually. I think the 410TP is a great cab for the money. Tonewise, I couldnt tell much of a difference between the two. If price is not an issue check out the 4.5XL ...
  3. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    I can tell the difference in tone when blindfolded, when just one note is played. Of course, YMMV . . .

    TP series has cheaper speakers, smaller magnets, lower power handling, lower quality/more resonant wood for the cabinet. It is lighter, however . . .
  4. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    I also can tell, the XL is more focused and fatter sounding. That's partly because of better drivers, partly because it's a more rigid cabinet.

    The 410XL is worth the extra dough esp. for high volume applications.
  5. Aj*


    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    If the price difference is not a concern, get the XL. The weight difference with the TP is a kind of moot point, neither of them are exactly featherweights. I'd say I prefer the XL for sure, I didn't have the money though.