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N.A.D. Hartke content

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by AdamR, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. AdamR


    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    The quest for "that tone" continues. Today I picked this bad boy up, Hartke Kilo from another member. Sounds amazing so far. I really like the on board compressor and the overdrive sounds very usable.

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  2. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Product Development Specialist for Bergantino Audio Systems
    Yo Adam, let me know what you think. I'm gassing for a Kilo bad!
  3. AdamR


    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    Will do. I wanted to try something outside of the GK tone for a change. Im not getting rid of my 800RB though!
  4. shoot-r


    May 26, 2007

    I'm keepin' my G.K. MB2-500.

    But, recently I tried out a Hartke LH500 to replace my burnt-out Amp*g PF-500.......

    WOW!!!!!!! :eek:

    I can't believe there's not more players checking out the newer Hartke heads.
  5. AdamR


    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    Got to give it a work out at practice last night. Using just one of the 500 watt amps at 4ohms so it wasnt putting out any were near full power, (500 watts at 2ohms or 1000 st 4ohms bridged)

    Great tone, gets nice and gritty.
  6. Crystalman85


    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    Congrads on your purchase, AdamR. I too own a hartke bass head. I own a hartke lh500 and I think it's a pretty cool bass amp. it sounded great with my gk neo 4x10 bass cab. I have taken a shine to this amp for it's warm beefy sounds. it also sounded pretty cool with my effects. I also own a fender rumble 150 bass combo amp and I think that combo amp sounded pretty cool too.
  7. Crystalman85


    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    Same here. I've been a gk player for many years and I wanted to try something different for once. so I've purchased a hartke lh500 to go with my gk neo 4x10. I bought the hartke lh500 because I wanted to try it out and I can honestly say I do like what I hear. since I bought this bass head, I've taken a real shine to hybrid bass heads. it combines the warm lows of tubes with the clarity of solid-states. even though I still like solid-state amps and I still like gk amps, I've taken a real shine to the hartke lh500. I've been thinking about purchasing a gk mb500 fusion as a back-up.
  8. bassinflorida

    bassinflorida turn that dang thing down

    Jan 27, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    Bought new one about 6 months ago. I have done 6 4 hr gigs thru bridged mode through Ampeg 8x10. Gets a little warm but at that much load it is to be expected. It does crank. Mostly clean tunes.
  9. AdamR


    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    I cant run mine in bridged. Theres something wrong with the left amp channel so it cuts out. I need to have that repaired. Ive switched from the Ampeg 810 to a Hydrive 810. Very tight and punchy
  10. Flatbass


    Mar 13, 2004
    How do the Hydrive 810 and the Ampeg 8x10 compare? Why'd you make the switch?
  11. AdamR


    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    My Ampeg was OSB, it weighed a ton and the bottom around the wheels was starting to swell. The Hartke is a bit smaller in size and has to be a good 30lbs lighter then the Ampeg.

    Tone wise the Hartke is brighter and tighter and very clear sounding. The Ampeg was darker and grittier.

    The one thing I dont like about the Hydrive is the tolex. After 1 gig it already has a number of tears in it and it was covered during transport with a padded DF2 cover

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