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Hartke 4x10 cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Lfsbera, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. Lfsbera


    Jan 4, 2015
    Hi folks!

    I´m thinking about letting my old Hartke 4x10 cab go. I like how it sounds with my Mesa D800+, but it is too heavy!

    Any suggestion for another cab, reliable as the Hartke but lighter?

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  2. Hartke Hydrive 410? :D
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  3. Bodeanly

    Bodeanly Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2015
    Used GK 410 NEO. Holy crap. Good stuff.
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  4. Lfsbera


    Jan 4, 2015
    Thank you!

    But they weight almost the same (63lbs) as my 410TP (65lb)...
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  5. The Chuck

    The Chuck

    Dec 11, 2013
    Wilmington, NC
    Check out the new Fender Rumble cabs.
  6. Lfsbera


    Jan 4, 2015
    Weight is the main factor for me. I don´t mind if it has only one speaker (10´ or 12´)
  7. Ah! Didn't realize you had a Transporter. Yeah that wont do much for you.
    If you like the Hartke sound they do make a 2x10 Hydrive as well as a 1x12.
    GK's 2x12 Neo is great even sounding cab and quite light for what it is?
    Good luck in your tone quest!
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  8. Lfsbera


    Jan 4, 2015
    I live in Brazil, and most is hard to find here. But there´s a store near me that has the Fender Rumble, and they weight a lot less than the Hartke. Guess I´ll bring my D800 to the store and check the cabs out! Thanks!!
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  9. Lfsbera


    Jan 4, 2015
    I can find some Orange and MarkBass cabs here in Brazil, also... Are they good (generally speaking)?
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  10. Al Kraft

    Al Kraft Supporting Member

    May 2, 2016
    Northern Virginia
    While I don't own one, I've heard and got a chance to play on a Markbass 104HR and it sounded pretty good to me. I think the weight was a little under 50 pounds. In general the Markbass stuff seems to be pretty solid and has a loyal following.

    It's a little pricey and tone-wise there are brands I like better, but I think it's fine gear.
  11. C_Becker


    Mar 30, 2017
    Not sure about bass cabs, but Orange guitar cabs are awesome, some of the best cabs around. They are very heavy though.

    I'm guessing the bass cabs are equally awesome.
  12. Nev375


    Nov 2, 2010
    I replaced mine with a pair of hydrive 112s.
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  13. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Sussex County, NJ
    no endorsements yet...Are you listening Spector, DR, GK, Line6?
    ^^^This. GK all day, every day.
    Rock on.
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  14. nilorius


    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    I would advise you not to look at Hartke cabs, because they do too much vibration to the floor. Take Aguilar, more cheaper TC electronic.
  15. I still use a Hartke 410TP and they are relatively lightweight for a 410. I think they are closer to 50 pounds than 65 pounds. I can can carry mine with no problem and I am 64.
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  16. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Exactly what I was going to suggest. LOVE my GK Neo 410. And I went from a Hartke Hydrive to the GK Neo. I like the Neo quite a bit more. But they both have some of the same qualities. The Neo is a bit lighter though.
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  17. If you like the cab? Wheels and a piece of plywood for a roller cart is cheaper than a new cab. I use a really nice hand cart fer mine. I use a heavier 410 regularly. Wheels are your friend.
  18. Turbo Sparky

    Turbo Sparky Supporting Member

    May 14, 2018
    South Eastern U.S.
    You opened up a can of worms...
    There are a ton of "light weight" cabs out there. Some are light, some are not. Some sound okay, some do not.
    I have/play a D800+ and love it...especially through either my Barefaced Supertwin (212) or my Barefaced 610. Relatively speaking, Barefaced is towards the upper end of cab prices, but most certainly worth every cent.
    Best review of Barefaced cabs is by "Guitar Interactive" on YT.
    Owned GK neo410, but found it sharted out when it had to push rich, low frequencies. Not to mention the size etc.
    Barefaced 610 is about 65lbs, and the Supertwin, with a METAL grill is about 35lbs...both with roller-blade style wheels, three handles, and impeccable customer service. Real deal players company IMO.
    Both are 1200W 4 Ohm cabs, max wattage when using 4 Ohm amps. They sound INCREDIBLE when D800+ is in 2 Ohm load!
    Happy hunting, good luck.
  19. trailer

    trailer Thumper Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2008
    Guntersville, Al.
    Wheels are your friend indeed!
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  20. Alik


    Apr 13, 2013
    El Paso, TX
    I own a Hartke 410XL, 80+ lbs. Also a 4.5XL - 92 lbs, both only used for open space events. My back was not happy until I got an HD210 with neo drivers and tweeter at only 36 lbs. Now rehearsal is fast and easy loading/unloading. Yep, it's a sealed cab but it gives great sound, imo.
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