"I am honored to be a long time Hartke player. Their aluminum cone speakers and 3500 amps are what I need to perform night after night. From my jazz gigs to the classic sound of Cream. Hartke is my sound," says Jack Bruce, on [Hartke's](http://www.samsontech.com/artists/jack-bruce/) website.more
"I'm using Epiphone guitars because I'm an Epiphone endorsee. I use the Epiphone SG-400 and I convert that into a two string. I have a Hartke amp, a 3500 which has a really snappy, upfront, punchy sound and distorts nicely. It has a nice gain structure in it and a multi-band EQ which I love too. I also have a deal with them too so most of my stuff comes from those two companies. Andrew our guitar player has a Gibson endorsement so uses those guitars and a whole array of funky old pedals something I don't use at all."more
They sound like complete crap. The compressor (one knob) just reduces the volume a little. It has a SS and tube pre that can be blended but they don’t sound much different. I even bought a new 12AX7 tube. Only get this if it’s less than $100 and you have a sansamp or a Darkglass D.I. Because it’s gonna sound like shit.