Hartke-Build Jaco's Cab? In Bass Player Magazine

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by modulusbassist, Dec 11, 2001.

  1. Have any of you seen Hartke's ad in Bass Player magazine and there's a picture of "supposedly" Jaco cabinets that was made by Hartke?

    How come I could never locate one that cabinet that Hartke always advertise in Bass Player magazine. It sure looks sweet though.

    Anybody had any experience or know what the hell I'm talking about?

  2. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
  3. I don't think that's the one, if you look in Bass Player magazine ad for Hartke, it looks kind of different. I think it uses more than 4 drivers, more like 6 I think, and it's not the 8 x 10 either.
  4. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Nope, that's it. :)

    I recall that cab specifically, I was looking at it for a week, thinking "What a funny design... I wonder how Jaco sounded live, with it?"

    From what I gather, though, it's about the size of an 8x10, though. :)
  5. Matthias


    May 30, 2000
    Vienna, Austria
    As far as I know, the H4200 (on CrawlingEye's photo) is brand new - introduced by Hartke this year ...
    But I may be wrong
  6. lowfreqguy


    Oct 18, 2000
    Baltimore, MD
    I also believe the 4200 is a brand new design. Larry Hartke built an 8x10 for Jaco in the old days.
  7. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    This is correct. The first cabinet that Larry Hartke built was an 8x10" cab for Jaco.

    The 4200 is a brand new design.
  8. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Central Texas
    Funny this came up...

    I recently picked up a 1989 or 1990 back issue of BP for one particular article, and saw it had a piece on Hartke. They made prominent mention of Jaco's cab in the article, too.
  9. Rock City

    Rock City

    Apr 8, 2001
    Larry Hartke didn't build that cab. That was an early seventies SVT cabinet that he LOADED with his aluminum drivers. Jaco would have sounded great through anything!
  10. Gibsongeek, that's the one I'm talking about, Hartke should have a special edition made.
  11. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Maybe I read the article wrong, and they were showing their new cab, while mentioned Jaco seperately?

    Hmm... :confused:
  12. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Well, the ad was kind of confusing. It showed where Hartke started (with Jaco's cabinet), and the future of Hartke (the 4200). Same ad, different cabs.
  13. Geek touched on what cracks me up totally about all this replica crap - they're just tools that can sound like crap in the hands of fools.

    If anything, the technology is outdated and any "vibe" this stuff has at all is what the player gives to it.

    But, P.T. Barnum knew what he was talking about...... ;)
  14. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    rickbass1, I have to disagree.
    The fact that Jaco owned it could infact make someone play better.

    If you're more confident, because you're playing a certain instrument, or whatever, then you'll play better.

    It's just like carrying around a lucky rabbits foot. :)
  15. Crawling - I was referring to the unit Hartke released this year which was based on Jaco's cab, (note use of word "replica").

    Aside from that, the only elements that reliably make one play better, IME, are practice, experience, good gear, and the player's skill. Playing some legendary gear may make the player pay more attention to getting it perfect but if they don't have the ability, forget it.

    The player may feel inspired but if they don't have the goods to begin with, I doubt much is going to happen.

    Otherwise, I might start carrying a rabbit's foot when I play.
  16. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    When did jaco get this cab? It was just an endorsement, right? Because out of all the photos /videos i've seen of jaco w/ an amp consisted of one or two Acoustic stacks.
  17. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    rickbass1, I think you missed my point completely.
    I'm trying to say:
    If someone feels more confident with a certain instrument, for whatever reason, they'll play better.
    Skills and experience are nothing without confidence. :)

    It infact would be superficial, and false confidence, but if it makes them play better, more power to them! :)
  18. Didn't miss the point, I don't think, Crawling...just that I'm 180 degrees the other way.

    If I have skill and experience, the confidence is there naturally.

    But if I'm a hack, even the best Alembic won't let me fool anyone.
  19. pedro


    Apr 5, 2000
    Madison, WI.
    [I wonder how Jaco sounded live, with it?"

    I doubt he used it much. Jaco was pretty consistent in his use of Acoustic, and though I've seen the occasional Peavey, I think it was mostly a case of having to do a concert where it was impractical to bring his own gear. Even in his later years, guys I know who saw him regularly at clubs in NYC insist he consistently used his Acoustic amp.