"Now wonder Vic Wooten chose Hartke. Pedal direct to Power Amp."
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
I run this pedal straight to my XLS 1000 power amp I purchased from SameDayMusic. I have a 115 Warwick with a Delta 15A and SWR like tweeter with crossover.
I've ran Behringer 5500 BVT amp, GK 700RB II, GK Backline 600, Crate bass heads. And, I've heard AMPEG.
This pedal with my XLS 1000 turned my whole setup into AMPEG like sound. I can get high volume studio cripsy clear without all the hiss and only using 215 watts of the head! HAH!
Here's the main feature I like about this pedal. All the knobs on it will actually drastically mold your sound with only a little turning.
On many bass heads you have to turn knobs 1/2 or a quarter just to hear a small difference. With this baby your tricking and changing your tone with every turn!
Ease of Use:
Very easy. Theres no DSP to fool with. No storing settings. Just turn a knob that does what its supposed to do, and also every Jack and button is labeled on the pedal. All you have to do is plug and play!
The reason I don't give a 9 is, because it is made facing up and designed to be on floor. It would be better if the knobs where horizontal like common bass amps, because most people are not putting it on the floor but on top of something.
This baby is an updated version of the older unit. It has heavy duty knobs and the casing is built like a rock. My came all shiny black and chrome.
Comes with a 3 year warranty in case something goes bad. Make sure you register!
Yea right. What other pedal under $100 can you use as a preamp directly to a power amp that can almost 90% produce AMPEG tone as well as others, and supply multiple outputs.
The Wow Factor:
It is built like a foot pedal. I would like it more as a rack like design. Knobs horizontal. The smooth chrome, grey, and black is sexy though.
Overall, I was really afraid of this pedal, but when I got it in it just blows every other setup I've had out the water. (And I gots multiple cabs, amps, guitars etc.) If you want a pro sound get a XLS 1000 and this pedal. Under $400 bucks while this deal remains.
This is a freaking steal and anybody complaining got a lemon, not adjusting something right, not using right cables, etc.
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