Hartke is a brand that undoubtedly revolutionised the world of bass amplification when they created a unique aluminium cone driver in ‘85, which opened our eyes to more possibilities with different materials. The revolutionary aluminium driver had the ability to produce a bass tone with much broader dynamics than any other bass amp at the time.
Today Hartke amps are being put to good use by artists like Marcus Miller, Frank Bello and Darryl Jones, who are fans of the HyDrive series, which features hybrid cone drivers, consisting of both the revolutionary aluminium and traditional paper cones. Hartke are “always driving the latest innovations in speaker and amplifier technology, the Hartke revolution rolls on…”
Billy Sheehan is a bass icon and his first full-time band was Talas, a power trio also featuring Dave Constantino on guitar and Paul Varga on drums. Sheehan has been a big name in the rock scene for over 30 years, best known as the original bassist of popular rock band Mr. Big. He has also worked with the likes of Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Talas and Niacin and is also an internationally acclaimed solo artist.
When Mr. Big began recording a new album in September 2010, Sheehan looked to Hartke for a new approach to his classic bass tone. With Hartke’s LH1000 and HA5500C amplifiers, as well as their AK410 and 115 cabinets making up Sheehan’s new bass setup, an exciting new partnership was in place.
“Hartke amplifiers and AK cabinets are rock solid. Tight, high definition, deep and glorious. I absolutely love playing through them.” - Sheehan
09 12 2011 04:05
Hartke has been in the news a lot lately, partially thanks to their “wooing” of some very high profile endorsers including Mr. Big’s Billy Sheehan.
24 09 2009 01:52
Let Larry Hartke help you in choosing your perfect bass amp at Dolphin Music!
24 09 2009 01:47
Hartke bass amps are used worldwide by some of the biggest acts in music, from classic rock acts such as Aerosmith, Cream and Fleetwood Mac to newer acts such as Kid Rock, Mars Volta, GWAR. Now you're able to find several models in stock at Dolphin, ready to dispatch. Check them out...and meet Larry Hartke!
04 08 2009 10:33
Hartke bass amps are used worldwide by some of the biggest acts in music, from classic rock acts such as Aerosmith, Cream and Fleetwood Mac to newer acts such as Kid Rock, Mars Volta, GWAR. Now you're able to find several models in stock at Dolphin, ready to dispatch. Check them out!
02 05 2007 11:05
With a long history of building high-quality, trend-setting amplifiers for discerning guitarists, Ampeg proudly welcomes a new model into its popular Diamond Blue Lead Series of combo guitar amps—the J-20 Jet, now available from Dolphin Music!
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