Hartke combos: a used 2115 (200w) OR a new Kickback15 (120w)???

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by walt, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. Which one is the best buy (*pics below): an used 2115 (200w) or a new Kickback15 (120w)??? :eyebrow:

    The first one would cost a little bit more. 2115´s pro: more wattage. Kickback pro (?): you can use it on that "kickback" position. The wattage difference would make any real difference?

    Use: rehearsal, small gigs. I play blues. I´m from Brazil. Thanx!

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  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I don't find the rockback to be that useful, go for more power.

    However, this would do better in the Amps forum/
  3. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    More power = more better.

    And wrong forum.
  4. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
  5. bonscottvocals


    Feb 10, 2005
    Upstate NY
    Kickback is very useful, as you'll hear it better on stage. The audience will get it regardless. Does the kickback have a DI out? If so, you can always run to the PA, and 80 more watts is not that big a deal. When you're under 500 watts, you're not talking a great deal of vol difference between the two. Compare and see what you think.

    I think I'd go with the 200 watt because of the wider array of eq control.
  6. It seems that the Kickback 15 DOES have a DI out with a XLR connector an the 2115 does NOT... what do you say?

    HARTKE 2115

    ·Specially Designed Hartke XL 15" Bass Driver In A Rugged, Dual-Ported Cabinet
    ·2000 amp provides 200 Watts @ 4 Ohms
    ·Selectable Tube & Solid-State Preamps
    ·Rotary Bass & Treble Contour Controls
    ·10-Band Graphic Eq
    ·Adjustable Compression
    ·Effects Send & Return
    ·Frequency Response: 40 Hz To 2.5 kHz
    ·Voice Coil: 2"
    ·Magnet Weight: 60 Oz.
    ·Dimensions: 23"(H) X 20.5"(W) X 16"(D)
    ·Weight: 70 lb.


    ·Revolutionary "Two-Way" (Upright & Tilt-Back) Cabinet Design For Performance, Practice And Monitoring
    ·Custom Hartke 15" Aluminum-Cone Driver
    ·120 Watts @ 8 Ohms
    ·Unique "Shape" Control For Accurate Tone-Shaping
    ·3-Band EQ
    ·Passive/Active Input Jack
    ·Balanced XLR Out
    ·Dimensions: 21.75"(H) X 18"(W) X 16.75"(D)
    ·Weight: 47 lb.
  7. andruca


    Mar 31, 2004
    Madrid (Spain)
    The amp heads on these differ a lot. I say go for the 2115 (and upgrade it with a compression driver -with a 2.2uF cap-). It will absolutely rock!