hartke vs swr

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by fenderbluesdude, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. hartke 4.5xl with ha5000

    8 vote(s)
  2. swr eworkingmans 40004 with 4x10t

    3 vote(s)
  1. which has better tone and is louder.

    hartke 4.5xl and ha5000

    swr workingmans 40004 and 4x10t
  2. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Is it important to you that the brands match? I'd actually vote for a Hartke head and the WM 4x10t...

    Keep in mind that the HA5000 is a dual power amp head so you need two cabinets to reap the benefits of having two power amps (and it can't be bridged). The 3500 or 5500 would be higher power single power amp heads.

    I much prefer the tone of the Workingman's 4x10t to a Hartke 4.5XL. I've played a shared rig gig with a Workingman head/dual 4x10 stack and it sounded great. I've owned a 4.5XL and liked it at first be became less appreciative of its slightly tin can tone after a while.

    Workingman heads sound good but I'm quite happy with my HA5000 (powering a 2x10 and a 1x15) right now.

    I think you'd do well with either head and the WM410T. I'm not sure how much the SWR cabinet weighs, but the Hartke 4.5XL is something like 95 lbs (and feels like it).