Hartke vs TC Electronics for Church/Gospel?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bigft14CM, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. bigft14CM


    Jul 14, 2013
    Hello All,
    I'm a long time lurker first time poster. I currently have a Hartke 410tp and Hydrive 115 I'm running off of a Hartke HA2500. I play mostly in church and church related events.

    I like the punchy sound from the my setup and the brightness... however it sounds kind of muddy and gets easily lost in the mix. Also I feel that I'm a bit under powered some of the time.

    So what I'd like to do is buy the TC Electronics RH750 and two RS212's. My question is, how would these sound playing gospel/bluesy/funk type music and how is their tone compared to the Hartke stuff?

    Also I know people arround here typically dont like mixing speaker cabs of diffrent sizes, but I could mAAAAAAAAAAAybe be talked into a RS210 and RS212 rig.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. RH750 and RS212 isn't particularly "bright."

    I'd think your first move would probably be to work with the EQ on what you have. You're running 4 ohms and plenty of speakers. It seems you should be able to be heard.
  3. I play a TC amp (Classic450) for church sometimes. Doesn't have the para eq, but is still very useable.

    If you want a clear, deep and spanky slap tone - I don't really think the TC amp lineup will get you ALL the way there. They will get you most of the way.

    The reason my ZOOM B3 actually gets most of my playtime for Gospel is it's ability to switch from a vintage vibe (for more bluesy/greasy tones) to true spakling modernity (which I cant really get from the TC preamp)

    I like TC amps. I also like the tones I have heard from Hartke setups.

    I would personally look at changing to a totally new (to you) brand/type of strings. Cheapest way (after knob turning on your amp has been done) to change your tone.

  4. Jayb81


    Aug 1, 2013
    Does it have a Direct Out on the back of the unit? It seems the newer models don't have it anymore... which is disappointing. :crying: