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Hartke B120's

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Piezoman, Nov 29, 2002.


  1. Piezoman

    Piezoman

    Nov 29, 2002
    Bronx, New York
    Has anyone of you hardcore bassists used a hartke b120 combo in your carrer? If possible, can you give a little extended review of it for me. I am a begginer but I have good stuff. Ibanez EDA905.

    But I need a stronger amp. I have seen this one sounds strong and is cheap. I have a hartke but its only 30 watts. Is the B120 any good?
     
  2. Piezoman

    Piezoman

    Nov 29, 2002
    Bronx, New York
    Anyone own or tried this? Come On Reply.
     
  3. ESP-LTD

    ESP-LTD

    Sep 9, 2001
    Idaho
    You might get more replies if your thread was named "Hartke B120 Opinion" or something descriptive. Calling it "Amps" in a forum which is about Amps will probably not get a lot of readers.

    I tried one at a store and it seemed decent for the money. I ended up with a Peavey Minx for about $225 new. I don't recall anything bad about the Hartke; I just had plenty of Peavey's and new them to be reliable.
     
  4. Piezoman

    Piezoman

    Nov 29, 2002
    Bronx, New York
    You're right, I was not sure what I was doing, I though I had to type in where I wanted it to go.
     
  5. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    no worries.

    merged the threads.
     
  6. rockbassist1087

    rockbassist1087 Guest

    Nov 29, 2002
    Long Island, NY
    Never tried that model, but I have tried hartke heads before and one of there 1x15 combos. I didn't like them at all. It took me awhile to find a sound that I half liked. They had too many highs and not enough booming lows which I prefer. You might want to check out Ampeg, SWR, or gallien kruegers as well as the hartkes.
     
  7. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    PDX
    I tried out a bass through one of the B120's once... it had a shape circuit (kind of like a notch filter) like the one on the Kickbacks, except it couldn't be turned off! I wasn't impressed with that.

    There are lots of good bang-for-your-buck amps out there, especially on the used market. What's your price range?
     
  8. Bongolation

    Bongolation

    Nov 9, 2001
    California
    No Bogus Endorsements
    I'm hearing a lot of complaints about Hartke driver failure. It's the first thing that ran through my mind when I saw them, too: "Aluminum cones? Haven't these people ever heard of metal fatigue?"

    These don't have great reputations among those who actually run their amps pretty seriously.