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MarkBass or Hartke?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by mikeguyfriend, Dec 10, 2017.


  1. mikeguyfriend

    mikeguyfriend

    Apr 27, 2014
    Northeast
  2. Given those two choices...Hartke!

    Never been able to get a sound I like out of any Markbass product...
     
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  3. I really like Hartke, but I never liked how much they weighed. This new line of theirs is lighter, but I have no experience with them, so I am interested in your review (if you choose Hartke). I have Markbass combos & cabs and I really like these. The sound is neutral, but if you mess with the VLE & VPF knobs, it adds more color. I don't really use them, but I do use a Fulltone OCD (Overdrive) that colors the sound and gives me what I am looking for. I really like that Markbass is a "blank canvas" in regards to sound, but some people don't. TRY BEFORE YOU BUY! It is the mantra of all wise musicians.
     
  4. Nev375

    Nev375

    Nov 2, 2010
    Missouri
    I use Hartke and I like it.

    Besides aluminum is a neutral color. It will coordinate with anything.
    Yellow, not so much.
     
  5. mojomike001

    mojomike001

    Mar 28, 2013
    South Florida
    I’ve always heard that Hartke speakers blow out easily, but I have no first-hand experience with them.
     
  6. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    I like the Hydrive cab and the weight but I would be wary of the class D amp they are using.
     
  7. twbassman

    twbassman

    Jul 16, 2010
    Cincinnati, OH
    An older thread. I have played both extensively. I switched to MarkBass. Better tone, lighter, I like the yellow color. For me, this is a loud amp. Yet, it is clear. Settings are everything.
     

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