SWR 8X8 or Hartke 4x10

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by skieresz, Feb 13, 2004.

  1. skieresz


    Nov 30, 2002
    I am running a p-bass with dimarzio pickups through a GK800 head. I am looking for a cab that offers lots of mids and is as punchy as possible. At this point I am considering an SWR Henry 8x8 or a Hartke XL 4x10. Any ideas or input? Should I be looking at another cab(s)? I was using an Ampeg 410hlf and found it much to round and warm for the project I'm in. Thanks.
  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    WEll, if you want a lot of punch and mids, the 8x8 would be a good choice. But you may still want to try the 410. They are punchy too, but I think you might want to use some fatter low end later.
  3. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Wrong forum - moved.
  4. ostrzoskrzydly


    Jul 1, 2003
    8x8, no contest
    A whole different class of product.
  5. FYI - the henry 8x8 has the lowest freq. resp. of any other four or eight speaker cab.
  6. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003
    For an amp that puts out 350 watts @ 4 ohms?

    Henry 8x8.
  7. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    What he said!
  8. VS


    Jun 6, 2002
    Mountain City, Tennessee
    Discounted Gear: Peavey
    Wrong. Hartke cabs go down to 30hz,SWR only goes down to 35,ASIDE from Big Ben 1x18 that goes to 25hz. -Luke
  9. I have never really been a Hartke fan,
    and a test drive only confirmed my prior feelings.

    I played through 4x10 and 1x15 (XL series) cabs, but they
    just sounded a bit unpolished or amateurish compared to the SWRs.

    Pretty blah and stale all the way around (lows, mids, highs).
  10. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    I have a feeling that Hartke's 30hZ rating is like most companies "useable low end-" i.e, -10db. The Henry is -6db at 35, I think.