Read Sweetwater customer reviews for Hartke VX 4×10″ Watt Bass Combo. Rated / 5 by 6 customers!. I saw this on Musiccom It says its a Hartke mounted in the hartke VX cab. Does any one own this or has tried it? i am very very curious, I. I already owned and used a Hartke B (which is another review in itself, as it is an extremely cost effective and effecient amp, so I was familiar with the brand.
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Our members also liked: Sort by most recent most useful. I already owned and used a Hartke B which is another review in bartke, as it is an extremely cost effective and effecient amp, so I was familiar with the brand and quality. I purchased the unit at Damm Music, in Wichita, Ks. So, I prefer giving my business to harttke home-owned store, and they were new in the town and needed the biz, so they ordered it for me.
I found it to be a deal in that I didn’t have to pay shipping for it and it is one heavy dude, being about or so. I wanted a combo amp, due to the portability of one compared with the rack-mount and cabinet concept. Having owned both, I was looking for easy this time, with an vx350 which could render the “goods” as a bartke amp. This amp is a “combo” amp, in that it is a single unit,approximately 16″ x26 “x33”.
The power section is controlled by a master volume, so one can achieve a full tube preamp and power output, or mix them any way they choose. It offers a multitude of sounds and tones, via a 10 band graphic EQ, lit by Hartoe which can be placed in or out of the mix,as well as a bass and a treble contour control ie. I prefer to run the tube I believe it is a 12AX7 preamp full-on and adjust the volume with the master.
Rating and Reviews: Hartke VX3500 Bass Amp
Sounds like a tube amp Ampeg and performs like a tube amp. One can get about any type of amplification wanted, from extremely bright, punchy tones to the “ooomph” of a 2×15 cabinet.
The speakers are Hartke’s 10″ paper cone type. Not the aluminum drivers they are known for, and this probably helps keep the cost down, as well as giving it haartke bit more warmth. It has four drivers with a piezo horn mounted center off them. At watts, this baby will crank it out. It is an impressive looking amp, with most functions EQ, compressor, etc.
Of course, with such a concept, one would have to rely on presets at the amp itself, but the ease with which it could be achieed would be nice.
Hargke weight is a bummer, I must admit, but it is equpipped with good side mount recessed handles needed, believe me! It has casters which are integral, making it much easier to move around stage or home. The unit seems to be extemely road worthy. The fact that it is a combo picture a 4×10 cabinet with a head mounted above it which is integral in the cab. The unit is covered in black carpet, with a steel mesh grill.
The speaker frames are a dull silver, as is the horn, giving it an agressive look. It looks as good as it sounds. Having owned many amps and basses in the past, from Kustoms circa 70’s to GK’s mid 80’sI find hagtke amp to exceed the requirements for most bass players. It would be strong enough for stage in mid-size venues, and more than adequate in clubs and bars.
Bang-for-buck, you can’t beat it. It has features and tones which are comparable to much higher priced amps and cabs. Given the fact that it is a combo amp, making transport much easier for the working bass player, it is a great value. You like it loud, this baby can provide it. You want flexibility and portability, as well as great sound, it can provide it. For the cost, I feel it truly cannot be beat.
This review was originally published on http: Did you find this review helpful? The preamp section is mixed, with the possibility of combining the two floors, is the hartkd output transistor. The amp delivers Watts, which is ample for many rooms.
The preamp section offers two gain settings, has a lamp, a transistor, the two are used simultaneously. Next is a compressor which is set via a single knob. The most interesting part of the amp is a vx3500 band equalizer. A section outline, an EQ simplest way to quickly adjust the bass and treble at Hz to 10K yes it had its effect on low.
Finally, the master volume.
Hartke VX Watt 4×10″ Bass Combo Amp- SoundSelect
The connection is made by jack at the front, with separate entrance Active and passive. And of course the HP port to disconnect the HP integrated. Level speakers, we have 4 classic Boomers cardboard not aluminumand a titanium tweeter.
The manual is not important, but it is quite full. Basic sound Hartke is obtained. Accurate enough, rather metal but less than the body with aluminum cone but also very flexible. Depending on whether one uses rather the preamp tube or transistor, we get a thicker sound a stink with the lamp over medium Netherlands or more neutral with the transistor.
Personally I put the lamp Midi preamp and preamp transistor 9H and I like the rendering. With the compressor can cut corners, as for a game that very irregular with a pick to get a good sustain on fingerstyle.
The LED is not accurate to say the action of the compressor, it is only necessary to rely on the ears. The ten-band equalizer is the best section of this amp, with well-chosen frequencies that can really shape the sound. Then simply complete the EQ contour, and we get what we want.
It is in top form on the nervous rock, punk, stoner, etc. I use it mainly with a Rickenbacker and an overdrive pedal Mojo.
This set works well and gives a very low present and alive. I remake that choice without hesitation, my bass too.
I have tried many other bass amp models, but I never get the sound I want. Or spending a lot of time on set. Its only flaw is its DI output, a few feeble and strangely does not provide a easy to mix or add sound.