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By Bebert06, 18/07/2014
450 W into 4 ohms.
Compressor questionable effectiveness. Slightly better results are obtained depending on the quality of the 12AX7 preamp.
Effective switchable EQ, etc ... everything has already been said


No need for manual
Simple setup, intuitive and easy. Fiddling equalizer, we arrive at what we seek ... if you are not too demanding.
Provide castors.


Quite versatile. But as we are not in the high-end, low quality is required. Please note: the breath, if you send too much treble (with the correct EQ).
One advantage is the ability to connect one or two speakers by location. The best for this amp is to add to it a 4x10 '+ 1X15 ... but all should be around 80 kg and a suitable vehicle. Forget it if you ride smart.


I bought occas not expensive, it is 1 year and I do not regret it. The sound quality is average, but sufficient for the "all comers." The power is sufficient for most performances, even outdoors. Think well release the rear fan power part (transistors) despite the fan heater. I changed the original (too noisy). Disadvantage depending on the state of your kidneys: weight; Class D amps have accustomed us from 14 to 3 kg!
Avoid if you often move.
However the price / quality ratio is unbeatable especially occas.

Ogmor's review

By Ogmor, 14/01/2014
Hybrid amp with a preamp running thanks to a 12AX7
You can connect one speaker 4 Ohm 8 Ohm or 2 in parallel (jack plugs) for a power of 350 watts.
Can be assayed power preamp tube preamp and a transistor, handy.
The compressor is really there to race.
The equalo is effective, but on my amp, it is Pietre manufacturing: it is now unusable because it crackles a lot and very strong (fortunately it is possible to bypaser)
Also a filter Hi and Low
Two inputs: an active and a passive


Grip without particular difficulties, there are not 10,000 controls, you just have to be patient with equalo as with any graphic equalo. But this amp is good if you have a small budget and we want to play in a group, but it is very limited in the sense that it is still "flat". However, no pb power is sufficient WIDELY!


It takes time to sculpt sound on equalo graphic, but it is always the case in this type of gear.
I play it with active low (an old version "Cort Artisan" MightyMite with microphones, and LTD f-404 with EMG 35DC), mostly metal. I would say that the sound does not really personality, but it complies with the sound of the instruments given to him. It is okay to play in groups, out of the mix, we can sculpt the type of sound you want, but it sounds flat, wondering if the lamp plays a real role. That said, the sound is better when you put the preamp tube in the afternoon and a transistor quarter.
This allowed me to make the sound much better is the use of EBS preamp tube "drive valve" in the effects loop, it really all raiser. That said, this says more about this pedal on the amp ^ ^. Moreover, a word to say about the possibility of equalization: the equalo graphic is convenient, but since it is unusable from now on, the valve drive is now indispensable. Certainly less versatile than equalo graphic, but so much more efficient, it provides a real personality to the sound compared to the equalo amp (this is more noticeable in the effects loop).
In any case, keeping in mind the price set in this amp (around 350 euros nine at the time, from memory), it would be naive to expect more. And it has the advantage of respecting the instrument: if you plug a good bass, it feels.


I mostly used at the beginning, I needed for my first group (sudden death), and it has helped me out. But it has not been my intensive way over a year and a half. Thereafter, when I integrated my 2nd group (black metal), I had the amp a buddy provision (a fame all-tube) which, although it was not perfect and was also small budget, really liked the color and personality. That said, the Hartke is more "manageable", that is, we can better sculpt different sounds with a simple equalo 3 bands (especially if it is of poor quality, as is the case in fame).
So it's a amp input range, but I managed to pull something pretty, having only one of these "cheap" in my equipment: a good bass, a good speaker (Ampeg SVT HLF 410) and thereafter on good preamp (ebs valve drive).
However, given the strength due to sloppy construction, I can not say whether it is good value for money: the graphic equalo dropped me after what I consider to be a relatively short use (2-year break everything) and low intensity. I do not see the resell condition, and it will serve me again. As I do not have more money, it convendra me as extra amp, because it is not awful, but after a while it aspires better! So for a small budget necessitating the gear to at least play in a group, if possible using a good quality instrument, it can go, but if you can wait to take sth better, I think it will no money lost!

Sir Warwick's review

By Sir Warwick, 24/08/2008
This does not adj above, nothing wrong.


Here is an amp sober and sophisticated: there are a lot of rglages available, such as the Tube, which allows for a much more sound that pte, a compressor and an equalizer bands Intgr vnre as I often (more flexible, loving me down a bit low and midrange and treble up, just to have a very percussive sound or soft depending on the power setting in the fingers). It is very simple to get an Excellent sound, adaptable several styles (for my part, I play the mtal with a similar sound to Mudvayne's first album). I can not say anything about the manual, I use this amp in the studio rpeter. So all is good. Oh yes, little regret rglage the volume is very sensitive, so the diffrence between 1 and 2 on a scale of 10 is very, very quickly felt. But does not exempt the head.


I play with my Warwick Thumb Bolt-On a 5 string, and the sound is exactly as I DSIR: bold, clear warwick sound great with normment attack on the treble and bass mdiums and that in a crispy smashed her (that I know imag trs). For me it's really a head excelente. This is particularly striking that I prfre far the sound with the head than the Ampeg cot in the room just yet plbiscit mtalleux by many. So maybe they have a sound with less attack, at least for my slap / pop and my finger aggressive game, there's no picture: I take the Hartke.


I take the room in which is this amp for 2 years now, and he never of: the rglage is simple, I quickly found the sound DSIR rglages are malables ... short: a little happiness. Just the volume, my taste too sensitive, just a little play on the nerves when trying to develop with the rest of the group, but otherwise, I would do this choice, by far! At home I use a Trace Elliot GP12, also with equa bands, but it has no fat and agressivit the Hartke. A word ...

Tanatos's review

By Tanatos, 12/02/2008
Hybrid Amps (lamp + transistor).
350 watts into 4 ohms and 250 watts into 8 ohms.
2 input jack (passive and active), 2 speaker outputs jack, 1 XLR out, effects send and 2 return jack.
compressor 2qalisation 10 bands and treble and bass contour will delight everyone.


Everything is easy, and the legalization is doing its work well, we get the sound you want and when you want.
the manual could not be clearer.


I play rock, metal, jazz, blues, ... and it is suitable for all kinds of music.
I play with an Ibanez SR 505 and no effect.
j'obtient trs sound fat with sbasse cranked and removed the sharp lower edge is pushed to fourth and acute stroke is removed by a quarter.
I love all the noise;)


Trs trs good amps to advise everyone, it is related quality unbeatable price.
I love the legalization and I have no regrets on this amp.
over time, yes I will do it again because c is a choice that amp out of the mouth and PCHE
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Hartke HA3500A tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Hartke
  • Model:HA3500A
  • Series:HA
  • Category:Bass Guitar Amp Heads
  • Added in our database on: 06/28/2006

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