HD Series Combo
The all-new HD Series Bass Combos pack Hartke’s revolutionary HyDrive speakers in four sleek models ideal for bedroom practice/jam sessions and small rehearsal spaces/performance venues, and capable of greatly enriching your low-end tone. The HD combos also maintain Hartke’s commitment to producing high quality bass amplification with exceptional durability.
The all-new HD25 and HD50
The all-new HD25 and HD50 Bass Combos pack Hartke’s revolutionary HyDrive speakers into two sleek models ideal for bedroom practice/jam sessions and small rehearsal spaces, and capable of greatly enriching your low-end tone. The HD combos also maintain Hartke’s commitment to producing high quality bass amplification with exceptional durability.
Kilo Bass Amplifier
Hartke’s Kilo Bass Amplifier raises the standard for bass amplification. Not only does it pack more than enough power to drive any cabinet, it provides optimal tone control and a robust design for life on the road. Given its amazing feature set, Kilo is the bass head that discerning players demand.
Hartke Releases New 6-Part Artist Video Series
Recently, Hartke artist Billy Sheehan visited Samson/Hartke headquarters in Hauppauge, NY. While there, he recorded a 6-part series of videos demonstrating how and why he uses Hartke LH1000/HA5500 Bass Amplifiers and AK410/AK115 Bass Cabinets live and in the studio. All six videos are now available to watch via Billy’s Artist Page, the Samson/Hartke YouTube channel or by clicking the individual video links as follows:
Pantera / Kill Devil Hill Bassist Rex Brown Joins Hartke
Hartke is pleased to announce the addition of famed bassist Rex Brown to their already impressive roster of artists. Rex is best known as one half of the driving rhythm section of legendary metal band Pantera and is currently further developing his signature sound with his new band Kill Devil Hill. Kill Devil Hill will be releasing their next album this Fall on Century Media Records. Rex joins a stable of Hartke players including Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Victor Wooten (Solo Artist / S.M.V. / Béla Fleck & the Flecktones), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs / Mr. Big), Jack Bruce (Cream), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Frank Bello (Anthrax) and Will Lee (Late Show with David Letterman) to name a few.
Bass Legend Geezer Butler Joins the Hartke Family
Hartke is pleased to announce the addition of legendary bassist Geezer Butler to its family of artists. Best known as the co-founder of the iconic band Black Sabbath, Butler has been a mainstay in the hard rock community for over 40 years. A prolific songwriter, Butler is credited with being the first bassist to experiment with alternate tunings, wrote most of Black Sabbath’s famous lyrics and was influential in creating the band’s now famous sound. He has also served as a major influence playing with Heaven and Hell, and his own project, GZR. Geezer joins a stable of Hartke players including Victor Wooten, Billy Sheehan, Jack Bruce (Cream), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Frank Bello (Anthrax) and Will Lee (Late Show with David Letterman) to name a few. Click here for more info
Hartke Welcomes Marco Mendoza
Hartke is pleased to announce the addition of rock bassist Marco Mendoza to our family of artists. Mendoza has been a mainstay in the rock community for over 20 years, best known for his work with popular rock band Thin Lizzy. He has also worked with Blue Murder, Whitesnake, Ted Nugent, Neal Schon and Soul SirkUS.
“We are thrilled to welcome Marco to the Hartke family,” says Mark Menghi, Hartke’s Director of Marketing. “He is a master of many different musical genres and is embraced by audiences everywhere.”
“Hartke’s LH1000 amplifiers and HyDrive 810 cabinets are perfect for what I play,” says Mendoza. “The added power and versatile tone they offer allow me to explore all the different styles of music I love.”
Thin Lizzy will be touring throughout 2011, during which Mendoza will present an extensive Hartke dealer clinic tour. For more information on Mendoza, visit www.marcomendoza.com, or go to www.thinlizzyband.com to see the band live on tour and hear that classic Hartke bass sound.
The Hartke Full Line Catalogue is now available as a “virtual catalogue” on the internet. This digital format simulates the ease of reading a printed catalogue, allowing you to virtually flip pages, and view product groups by scanning the table of content. You will benefit from the thumbnail view, where you can select and print individual pages for instant sales materials for specific products or product groups. To take advantage of this “virtual catalog” please go here or if you would prefer to download the entire catalogue click on the image below
Hartke revolutionized the sound of electric bass when they introduced their aluminum speaker cones into the world of bass amplification. The first Hartke bass cabinet was built for bass legend Jaco Pastorius in 1984. Before long Hartke was seen on almost every professional stage. Everybody was playing through Hartke amplifiers and speaker cabinets, Jack Bruce (Cream), Tom Hamilton (Aerosmith), Garry Tallent (E-Street Band), Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani)and many other well known artists.
Hartke aluminum cone speakers produce a wider frequency range producing more lows and more highs than paper cone speakers. Aluminum has a faster transient response than paper producing a quicker clearer tone.
They have been responsible for many innovations in the MI industry in addition to their aluminum cones speakers. Hartke designs are the most copied in the industry. Their Kickback Combos have been widely copied by others as has the whole Hartke look with their distinctive metal grills that allow you to see the speakers and provide extra protection.