Need advice: cab(s) to go with Hartke 7000

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by klocwerk, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. klocwerk


    May 19, 2005
    Somerville, MA
    Long story short:
    Started playing in a band again after a long time off. Currently playing through a Peavy TKO 1x15 combo which just bearly pushes the volume I need and sounds like crap doing it.
    Blusey/rock/jamband sound, I like it bass heavy, very little slap. Basses listed in sig.

    So I found a great deal locally on a used Hartke 7000 which I'm 99% picking up on friday, and I'm going to need some cabs to run it though.
    2 amps in there, each 350w@4ohm or 250w@8ohm, not bridgable.

    Now we're just a local band getting started, not playing stadiums or anything. I'm thinking of getting a 2x10 for now, and later adding a 1x15 when I can afford it. Cost is a major factor! I'm nigh upon broke!

    my question(s) to you:
    what's an affordable 2x10 that'll take 350w@8ohms or 250w@8ohm that rocks?
    Should I really just get a 4x10? the amp is not bridgable, so I'd want a 4x10 that I could run two inputs into if possible to get the most out of it until i could add a second cab. Lugging around a 4x10 doesn't sound like a picnic to me though...
    Should I consider a 2x12 instead, something like the Nemesis NSP212?

    help! :confused:
  2. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    When I had a Hartke HA7000, I used a 1x15 and 4x10 setup for big outings and a 1x15 and 2x10 for smaller. The cool part about that head is that it has a built in, adjustable crossover so you can send the lows to a big, speakered cab like a 1x15 and the higher frequecies to a 2x10. I used Avatar speakers with the Hartke and it was a great combination, but honestly was not the tone that I was looking for. The best that I could do with it was running the tube pre way up (little to no SS pre) and EQ more or less flat with a slight boost in the mids. Good luck!
  3. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    BTW, it's two 350 watt amps (not 250, that would be the HA5000.
  4. klocwerk


    May 19, 2005
    Somerville, MA
    Yeah, I know. 350 @ 4ohms, but 250 @ 8ohms.

    how was the sound if you just ran it through the 2x10?
  5. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Honestly never ran just 1 cab. Always ran 2 with that head.