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NAD - Hartke

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by PipeRain, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. PipeRain

    PipeRain Operator Of Pointy Basses

    Dec 4, 2012
    Picked this up a couple weeks ago, pretty much on a lark. Travelled from Oregon down to Monterrey with the fiance so she could visit her daughter and pick up a bunch of orchids from a greenhouse that specializes in her rather unique orchids and is closing down. I have been wanting a 4.5XL for a while and decided to spend some time trolling Craigslist to see if any were around (I haven't seen one in Oregon for months) and what they were going for. Saw an ad for an LH1000 and a 4.5XL in Vallejo for $300. Guy said he would separate the cab for $100 and the amp, a pretty nice 6U rack and Furman for $200. On the way home we hopped off the freeway and I picked up the cab, unlaoded several flats of orchids, loaded up the cab and stacked orchids on it. We grabbed some coffee and I decided to call the guy back and see if he would take $150 for the loaded rack and he agreed. We went back, unlaoded the luggage, loaded the rack, piled the luggage back on and came home.

    And there it is, my $250 LH100 and 4.5XL. It's the first "Real" bass amp I've ever had so it's kinda like stepping onto a fast moving train from the platform but I'm liking it so far. The neighbors think it sounds pretty good.

  2. Congratulations! I've been playing Hartke gear for 20 years, and it's never let me down. I have an LH500, but I sorta wish I'd gone for the 1000....
  3. tubatodd

    tubatodd Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2004
    Birmingham, AL
    At present, I have NO need for a rig that size...............but.....I'm envious. Very nice!
  4. steelbed45

    steelbed45 TRemington Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2011
    Nolanville, TX
    Looks great - congratulations!
  5. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    Me either, but it's tall enough that the cats can look out the living room window, and it still sounds good on '1' ...
  6. 100 for that cabinet is a great deal! It's a heavy SOB but it sounds really good.
  7. Tbone76


    Aug 24, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    Great grab! I have the LH500 and love the tone, and I've heard great things about the 1000, too. It has upgraded features from the 500, and that's an awesome price. Congrats!
  8. jjk2007


    Apr 16, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Endorsing Artist: DNA Bass Systems
    Nice. What a steal for that setup! Enjoy.
  9. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Wow what a great price congrats looks like a sweet rig.
  10. jeff7bass


    Apr 9, 2009
    Superior deal on that rig, congrats!

  11. PipeRain

    PipeRain Operator Of Pointy Basses

    Dec 4, 2012
    Thank you gentlemen! Yeah, it's kind of a beast and WAY more amp than I need, but for $50 more than I paid for my Behringer BX1200 several years ago, how could I go wrong? Besides, headroom is a good thing, right?
  12. AdamR

    AdamR Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    Endorsing Artist: VF Cables, Dirtbag Clothing
    Nice score. No such thing is as to big of a rig. I run a Kilo and Hydrive 810
  13. PipeRain

    PipeRain Operator Of Pointy Basses

    Dec 4, 2012
    I'd live to run a HyDrive cab, even a 410, but unless I find one for a steal-deal like the 4.5XL, it's gonna be a while....