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New Amp Day!!!

So, today I went looking for a new amp for bass and came home really happy. My Behringer BXL450 wasn't cutting it, as I only planned to use it for a couple months, but have had it for over a year and a half now.

So, I went to Sam Ash and wanted something that would keep up with my band at a reasonable price (bass isn't my main instrument).

All the Hartke's were being sold at cost, because they had a new shipment of newer models coming in. I decided on the HA2500 and a Hartke 4x10 cab as well.

I'm really happy with it, it's a big upgrade from my old amp. . I was just spreading my joy and wondering what you guys thought of it? I don't have much of a idea for bass tone.
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#2
CONGRATS!!!!! I havent celebrated a new amp day in... well, never but your new hartke is definitly a big upgrade and if I may ask how much dld the cab and head cost?
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CONGRATS!!!!! I havent celebrated a new amp day in... well, never but your new hartke is definitly a big upgrade and if I may ask how much dld the cab and head cost?

It was $500 all together.
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Very nice!
What's the wattage?
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Very nice!
What's the wattage?

250 watts. If you guys want I can take pics. I wouldn't call it sexy, but it's pretty clean looking.

Can anyone suggest some settings. Right now I have the EQ in a smiley face.
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Congrats on the Cab, I hate hartke heads tho, no matter what you do they have a high end sound that you can't get rid of. Hope it works out for you tho, great buy at 500 too.
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hope you enjoy that rig. i'm getting it's bigger brother the HA5500, when i have some money. the hartke ha series are criminally overlooked they are fantastic amps, versatile, reliable and damn loud. even stu hamm uses one and his tone is orgasmic
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hope you enjoy that rig. i'm getting it's bigger brother the HA5500, when i have some money. the hartke ha series are criminally overlooked they are fantastic amps, versatile, reliable and damn loud. even stu hamm uses one and his tone is orgasmic

It seems like it was a steal to me.
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I've got a HA5500 and love it, those are terribly underrated heads.

I use all tube pre-amp, no SS, bass at 3 and treble at 10, and a little bit of compression.

The Fitz has a blog on using EQ I would suggest you read. he explains how each frequency effects the sound and you can really do a lot with it. Mine is kind of everywhere.

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I've got a HA5500 and love it, those are terribly underrated heads.

I use all tube pre-amp, no SS, bass at 3 and treble at 10, and a little bit of compression.

The Fitz has a blog on using EQ I would suggest you read. he explains how each frequency effects the sound and you can really do a lot with it. Mine is kind of everywhere.


I was actually planning on reading his blog tomorrow and really working with it. I picked up a new guitar today as well, so I've been busy playing that.
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