"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
Its better than my old mesa amps and it £400 its a mega deal these were developed for jack bruce and jaco pastorious the latter never using them but they nail an awesome sort of marshall super bass sound they are great
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.
I'm a big fan of the graphic EQ it allows you to do to dial in your tone. Cool lights on it as well. The tube and solid state pre-amp section works well, whether you blend them or isolate them.
Pros- Great hybrid amp, graphic EQ
Cons- Maybe not as powerful as other bass amps out in the marketplace these days as in wattage.