HyDrive 210C review by Hartke

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 8.3 (6 votes)
Hartke: HyDrive 210C

Price paid: $ 629

Purchased from: Zzounds.com

Sound — 10
I play a jazz, rock, funk and r&b. This amp with its features can let you dial into any sound you desire. It makes my Ibanez SR305 sound better due to the Shape control and 7-band eq. The overdrive section can give you a clean boost or you can get down to the grit. The possibilities are endless with this amp.

Overall Impression — 10
Lets face it, you get what you pay for now days. This amp is worth EVERy penny and MORE! It gets the job done live. Hartke is trusted by the best bass virtuosos around the world. So if you want to play and perform your best, shouldn't you own one of the best bass amps by the best company? Go to a music store and try one out for your self. You will be amazed.

Reliability & Durability — 10
It has a nice black textured vinyl covering with metal corners and a nice, sturdy grill that can withstand abuse. It weighs around 71 pounds which isn't that bad. The over all construction of this amp is strong. And when in limited space the tilt back feature comes in very handy!

Features — 10
The Hartke HyDrive 210C is a 250-watt combo amp that packs some serious THUMP. It sports Hartke's aluminum/paper cones with a 1 inch tweeter, world famous Shape eq, compressor, 7-band eq and an overdrive section. The pair of 10 inch speakers deliver punch, clarity and warmth. And this model (as well as the other HyDrive combos) tilts back!

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    71 lbs. I included it in the Reliability and Durability section. The back also consists of an effects in/out, ground lift switch, pre-post switch, horn switch and footswitch input for the shape and overdrive sections. This amp is awesome!