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Hartke? I think,

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by joeinalabama, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. joeinalabama


    Feb 11, 2016
    Not sure if it was Hartke but about 5or 6 years ago I seen a small enclosure sitting on top of a full stack it was about 4 or 5 speakers maybe 3 inches in diameter in and enclosure. I asked the guy who had it and he said it added some highs to his sound. I have looked everywhere online and cant find this little contraption. Not for sure if it was Hartke but does anyone know about this and maybe a model number?
  2. 4StringsEnough


    Mar 9, 2008
    Trace Elliot Bright Box?
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  3. The Chuck

    The Chuck

    Dec 11, 2013
    Wilmington, NC
    I think it was called the "Bright Bar" - I forget the model number
  4. sevenyearsdown

    sevenyearsdown Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Sanborn, NY
    Phil Jones Bass?
  5. joeinalabama


    Feb 11, 2016
    Damn that was quick ...Thank guys
  6. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope

    Dec 12, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    It's a Trace Elliot 4052h "Bright Box." I've got one. My main rig is a Trace Elliot AH500X dual mono head driving the low end of my sound a Trace 1548 2x15 and a Trace 1048 4x10.

    I use my Trace 4052h for the high end, and drive it separately with a Trace AH200 head so I can adjust the tone and volume of my high end independently of the low end.

    Works great.

    Trace made a similar cab with a single horn in it that is like a bright Box, except the Bright Box has 4 5" speakers and no horn.
  7. The Chuck

    The Chuck

    Dec 11, 2013
    Wilmington, NC
    I am pretty sure that Hartke made one too.
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  8. Hartke Made one too. Flatish, with 4 5" speakers.
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  9. ricguy

    ricguy Supporting Member

    Jul 22, 2006
    Syracuse, NY
    It was a Hartke 405XL you saw. It was discontinued long ago.

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  10. BasturdBlaster


    Feb 19, 2012
    Crandon WI
    That would be cool with a GK RB series head!
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  11. The Chuck

    The Chuck

    Dec 11, 2013
    Wilmington, NC
    I'd love to get my hands on one of those 2.5XL (discontinued) cabs in good condition!
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  12. joeinalabama


    Feb 11, 2016
    damn thats it thanks guys. not finding one of them anywhere
  13. cchorney

    cchorney Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2010
    Meriden, CT
    Sorry to wake this zombie thread, but there's one for sale here

    Bass equipment for sale

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  14. The Chuck

    The Chuck

    Dec 11, 2013
    Wilmington, NC
    Thanks but I meant the 2.5 XL not the 405 module you have pictured here.
  15. Razman

    Razman Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2005
    Orange Park, FL
    Only a little over a year old - I don't think it has reached zombie status yet.

    A local indie shop had two if these for sale - he sold them, but wanted too much for them IMO. Had I needed them they may have worked well with a GK 800rb (I like running the 100w section full-range into a separate cab). I have different plans now.

    On the subject of Hartke cabs, there is a 215 for sale local to me, and I see 4.5 XL's pop up occasionally. I play through 4.0 XL's at my church. I like them, but don't like the fact that re-cone kits are not available for them. That essentially negates the desire for personal ownership, but they are good cabs IMO.


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