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Hartke vx3500 combo and such amps

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by AmazingGracePlayer, Dec 10, 2006.


  1. Hey everyone, I'm lookin' to buy a new combo amp for Christmas. Hartke vx3500 combo amp seemed very appealing. Are there any other combo amps around 700-800 dollars that's better than Hartke? And to those who have used it, how good is it?

    Well, here are all the ones I thought had a reasonable price 700-ish.
    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Nemesis-NC212-2x12-350W-Bass-Combo?sku=485278
    http://www.zzounds.com/item--HTKVX3500
    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/GallienKrueger-400RB210-Bass-Combo-Amp?sku=482591

    Which would be my best choice?
     
  2. Roundwound

    Roundwound

    May 13, 2004
    Peoria, IL
    I've owned both, but not the actual combo version. I gigged with the 4x10 as a standalone ONCE and had lots of trouble with the lows. The lows really fell out when I played a G on the E string on downward. After that, I always used the Hartke 15" cab in addition to the 4x10 at gigs and never had additional range problems. Bottom line is the tuning of the 4x10 isn't what I would call "full range."

    Although I use a component set-up these days, I have read a lot of good reviews on the combos that Carvin is putting out lately:

    Check out the BRX 212 on this page:
    http://www.carvin.com/products/group.php?CID=BRX

    There are more combos on this page:
    http://www.carvin.com/products/group.php?CID=BR
    The BR615 and the BR610 have 600W output.
     
  3. Aside from the Carvins, would you suggest the Hartke over the Nemesis?
     
  4. Roundwound

    Roundwound

    May 13, 2004
    Peoria, IL
    You will find the Hartke amp head itself has more features than the Nemesis. I believe the Nemesis only comes in 1x15 and 2x10 combos, so you'll have more speakers with the Hartke combo. The Nemesis will have an advantage with size, portability, and price, but there are always trade-offs. Box-to-box, the Hartke wins this contest in my opinion.
     

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