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that hi-fi sound....

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by squire_pwr, Jun 27, 2003.


  1. squire_pwr

    squire_pwr

    Apr 15, 2003
    San Diego, CA.
    ...sounds sooo good. BUT:

    Does the Hartke 3500 or 4000 make that hi-fi sound so many bassist pursue??

    I know Hartke's are loud... but what kind of sound are they throwing out? Thanks a bunch!!
     
  2. Depends on what bass you have. My Peavey Cirrus5
    gives me a Hi-Fi sound on my 3500. My Marcus Miller-Fender, is more Vintage like. But I don´t know if my Hi-Fi sound defination is the same as yours!
     
  3. squire_pwr

    squire_pwr

    Apr 15, 2003
    San Diego, CA.
    I mean a very clear and crisp sound, like an SWR or GK. Not mushy like an Ampeg (not to bash Ampeg though).

    How do you think a Squire P would sound through the 3500?
     
  4. the only experience i have with a GK is the 150 combo it sounded alot like my hartke rig (3500 and 410 XL) not as "big" but I can´t get the tone i got from the SWR redhead I tried last week. It might be hard to get a Hi-Fi tone with a p-bass. Try one and see if you like it. Hope you like it. it´s a good amp and you don´t need to eat noodles for a year.
     
  5. rok51

    rok51

    Sep 2, 2002
    Crawfordville, FL
    Bottom line: YOU must audition and compare various amp and speaker combinatios to get the sound that is 'in your head'. Labels, such as 'hi-fi' sound, warmth, 'tubiness', etc. are meaningless unless you , personally, commit to 'your' sound. Once you have, the rest becomes easier. Trust yourself. Musical nirvana is not a popularity contest...it's about what YOU feel. Take the path less travelled. You may become the next 'gold standard'.

    Kim
     
  6. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    holy crap, that was deep. And so true. EVERYONE, this man has said something profound! I wish I could remember that. I always get all gear hungry when I hear words like "tone", "tube", or "Fender". :D
     
  7. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    by the way, it's Squier, not "Squire". Sorry, that just bothers me. Read the label folks.
     
  8. I like mushy Ampeg, it sounds like butter...mushy
     
  9. squire_pwr

    squire_pwr

    Apr 15, 2003
    San Diego, CA.
    Very true. I actually was trying to refer to a sound I really enjoy, but I guess it's hard to describe it and "hi-fi" was clearly one of the worst choices to choose from. Unfortunately, I don't think there are any major Hartke dealers around where I live, but I was able to play through some smaller Hartke combo's, which sound similar to SWR or GK, with a clear, clean tone, but a bit thicker and I added a bit of treble to get a nice prestine(sp?) sound. Still quite nice though.

    slight side note, tmo33, I do apologize for completely not knowing the brand name of my own bass. I must have a lazy eye or something, but I swear, every time I looked at it, it was "Squire" until you pointed it out. Wierd. It's that cursive stuff!! More like a conspiracy if you ask me!! :p