Hartke LH 1000

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by NOVAX, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. NOVAX


    Feb 7, 2009
    I seem to be gassing for one of these. How do they stack up?
    The control layout is brutally simple, that doesnt bother me.
    Does it have any tone? Is it glassy? grindy? gooey? godawful?
    Samash dropped the price to 499+tax, and with the 100 dollar
    coupon, thats a thousand watts of juice, and a tube front end
    for just under $440. If the head gets nods here, and my own
    listening test is positive, then my finger is getting itchy.
    Any thoughts?
  2. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    There's a large thread on these already. Search for LH500.

    Lots of good things said about these amps.

  3. Its a great head...you can get a lot of info from the LH500 thread here:
    I gig with my LH1000 nearly every weekend...great simple amp with lots of juice...not gooey or grindy though...pretty clean with a touch of tubey warmth.
  4. bugbass


    Apr 8, 2004
    Played one gig with it, sounds good IMO. A little on the warm side, pretty loud, I liked it!
  5. rpsands


    Jul 6, 2007
    Mind sharing where you found a 100.00 coupon? :)
  6. NOVAX


    Feb 7, 2009
    It's in the circular with Billy Gibbons on the cover. 1 for $100 on a purchase of $499 or more and 1 for $50 off of $350, and Hartke is NOT on the finely printed exclusion list at the bottom, though just about every other cool brand is. Anyway I'll search it up eventually but I just thought I'd get some first impressions by spouting the question right from my mouth, thanks for the input. Warm and loud that's what I wanted to hear.
    Oh man, just by virtue of no initial bad reviews my trigger finger is itching...
  7. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    Found the circular online. What page in the circular?
  8. NOVAX


    Feb 7, 2009
    Oh sorry the hard copy, it's a cardboard pullout amongst the glossy pages.
    It might be in the mailer version only.
  9. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    That doesn't help then.
  10. Jazzdogg

    Jazzdogg Less barking, more wagging!

    Jul 29, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    The Hartke LH1000 Hydrive 410 cabinet were reviewed in BassGear magazine, issue #3, page 62.
  11. Billnc


    Aug 6, 2009
    Charlotte NC
    got one of the first LH1000's along with the Hydrive 410. Loud, clear (bridged) and suitable for a wide variety of music I think. I turn the horn off. Seen lots of gigs and no problems.
  12. thesmallprint


    Jan 4, 2005
    Hard to beat for the price. Watch for the mid scoop though.
  13. I have one and I really like it. Plenty loud and good sound. The controls are very simple to get a good tone I pretty much set it Bass 5 Mid 10 and Treble 3-5. I do the rest on the basses I have and it sounds great.
  14. MingusBass

    MingusBass Commercial User

    Sep 27, 2004
    Fort Wayne,Indiana
    As long as you understand how the EQ works there is no reason to worry about having a mid scoop unless you want it to scoop. :)
  15. basssoundbass


    Jul 19, 2009
    What sort of sound is mid scoop ? It's just that I am relatively new to the forum and have seen this term used previously.

    By the way I have the LH500 and am delighted with the sound I can get from it, quite easy to get the sound I want.

    Can anyone describe mid scoop sound
  16. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    Lows and highs with the mids scooped out (not there).
  17. A mid scooped sound is usually very hifi (clean and clear), and is the one that sounds best when you're slapping away in your bedroom (pardon the phrase). However, once the rest of the band joins in, unless you have several kilowatts behind you, a heavily mid scooped sound won't be heard in the mix, so you'll need to dial most if not all the mids back in.
  18. thesmallprint


    Jan 4, 2005
    That's generally where I set my EQ

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