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#1 paul_5

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:50 PM

Just got an email to say that PMT are having a sale of Hartke gear and thought it might be of interest to somebody on here.

https://www.pmtonlin...k/brands/hartke
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:33 PM

If I was gigging I'd easy get that LH500.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:41 PM

Thanks for the heads up Paul. Been looking at one of those LH500`s for a few weeks and at £200 it would be silly not to :D

Like the idea of the simple eq.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:45 PM

Slightly galling to get an email because I bought all my Hartke gear from them about 6 months ago! However a 1x15 XL cab for 150 quid is a total bargain. Pretty tempted. £200 for an LH500 is just stupid cheap - even with the annoying effects loop. Almost worth buying a second one and going stereo, but my back won't take it.
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:56 PM

Change of UK distributor I think. Knocking out all their old stock at cheap prices to clear the shelves.
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:07 PM

Some real bargains there!

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:48 PM

Wow lh500 and 410 with paper cone speakers
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:00 AM

Keep checking these. Is Hartke a good brand?
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:10 AM

View PostSH73, on 19 May 2017 - 08:00 AM, said:

Keep checking these. Is Hartke a good brand?

I'd say out of the sale, the LH500 is a steal!

They make solid bass gear IMO...and the LH500 is a great amp. I used one for backline for a small your and it sounded great.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:02 AM

View PostMusicman20, on 19 May 2017 - 09:10 AM, said:



I'd say out of the sale, the LH500 is a steal!

They make solid bass gear IMO...and the LH500 is a great amp. I used one for backline for a small your and it sounded great.

Do you think that if paired up with Hartke vx410 it would make a good rig?
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Steve Harris signature P-bass, Royal Blue MIJ, fitted with SPB-4
Squier C vibe jazz bass, white with tortoise pickguard and Seymour Duncan pickups, rosewood neck
Squier Matt Freeman, vintage white with maple neck

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Epiphone Les Paul gold top
A rebuild in progress

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Hartke DI pedal
TC spectracom

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:08 AM

View PostSH73, on 19 May 2017 - 10:02 AM, said:

Do you think that if paired up with Hartke vx410 it would make a good rig?

Oh yes!

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:11 AM

View Postfretmeister, on 19 May 2017 - 10:08 AM, said:



Oh yes!

Like these simple answers. I'm really GAS ing fir it. 360 for the lot sounds like a bargain to me.
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Steve Harris signature P-bass, Royal Blue MIJ, fitted with SPB-4
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Epiphone Les Paul gold top
A rebuild in progress

Fender Rumble 100w
Hartke DI pedal
TC spectracom

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DS-1
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 11:08 AM

For that price, YES!

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 12:18 PM

Definitely - do it! The LH500 is fecking superb.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:36 PM

Thanks for posting that I popped down and tried out and bought the Hartke HK-TX600 600W Lightweight Bass Amp Head which will be my lightweight backup head. Then on the way home I called a mate who runs a rehearsal studio and I sold him my Peavey tour450 head so this new amp will only need to find a few quid from my back pocket. :-)

I thought it sounded good with my bass and even though there are not a lot of tone controls on it, my bass doesn't need it so it should be fine. I think it has some fixed predesigned tone as some sounds I can get easily from my bass using my main bass rig just were not even coming through on this amp.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:55 PM

View PostMerton, on 19 May 2017 - 12:18 PM, said:

Definitely - do it! The LH500 is fecking superb.

Mine turned up today. Looks better in the flesh than the pics. Haven`t had a chance to plug it in but it looks and feels like a good bit of kit. And a steal at £200.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:00 PM

Thanks for alerting me to this. I have a TX600 on order. I have read that it isn't all that powerful - but for me that isn't an issue. And at that price I didn't really have to think about it for long. :)

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:06 PM

Be sure to check warranties are valid on all the sale stuff. Especially the heads. . .
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:32 PM

The Hartke products are listed on standard PMT pages with minimum 2 yrs warranty quoted.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:44 PM

Only prob with the LH500 (and I have one) is the DI tap is pre-effects loop. I assume it's a money saving decision, but it does restrict the usefulness of the loop. Sound wise I'm totally happy though and at 200 quid, it's a total bargain. I don't care about fancy tone controls. I run it flat. I just wish I had somewhere to store a 1x15 XL cab since they are practically giving them away.

Edited by radiophonic, 19 May 2017 - 08:45 PM.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:59 PM

From an old BC thread on the 3 band EQ of the LH series amps:

"Remember that the LH-1000 has a "tone stack" EQ and the flat reference setting is bass 3, mids 10, treble 0. Setting all the controls at noon will give you a scooped midrange sound. Read the manual and you will get the idea. There are only three knobs so set them where they sound good for you and your bass!"
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:52 PM

I miss my LH500. Great sound and so much power.
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:00 AM

On the EQ treble is at 3 not zero for the 'flat' sound.

I had an LH1000, good reliable amp

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 11:16 AM

Cough. 4x10 and 2x10 Hydrives on sale in the For Sale section. Cough.
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 01:27 PM



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:00 PM

I bought the 5210 combo for 320, everywhere else is selling them for 865!! Tone heaven! Well chuffed with it.
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 03:48 AM

love my 210XL cabs :)
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Posted 22 May 2017 - 12:46 PM

TX600 arrived today - that was quick service. The EQ is going to take a bit of deciphering when the text and specification do not agree (for the Shape). As a spare/practice head that is a terrific price though.

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:16 PM

Vx410 cab sold out😯 i hesitated. Thomamn sells them for 222
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Steve Harris signature P-bass, Royal Blue MIJ, fitted with SPB-4
Squier C vibe jazz bass, white with tortoise pickguard and Seymour Duncan pickups, rosewood neck
Squier Matt Freeman, vintage white with maple neck

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Epiphone Les Paul gold top
A rebuild in progress

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 10:25 AM

I've just spent most of the morning with my Alembic series I 5 strin bass trying this TX600 out with my various mesa powerhouse cabs 2x10, 1x15 and 4x10 in combinations of singly and paired up. Whilst it doesn't sound bad the bottom end I think is nice and clean and heavy even on the bottom end of the low B string. However i'm not warming to the scooped sound I hear from the mid range controls as it's not a sound I tend to use and the high end is quite edgy/distorted and harsh at times which isn't something I'm used to hearing.
Interesting the comments I've read about it not seeming loud enough to substantiate it's rating of 600w @ 4ohms and 450w into an 8ohm cab.
Compared to my Peavey tour 450, the peavey is much louder and fuller sounding with one 4x10 cab than the TX600 did with the 4x10 alone or with either of the other two cabs.
It definitely to me sounds like the voicing of the Tx600 is scooped by design though I accept it could also be that my ears are not perfect.

I'm planning to return it.
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