"Tried every amp in the store, this on is by far the loudest, easiest to use, most responsive, best tone with controls set flat,"
Best sound of every amp in the store. Set controls flat, turn up volume, see what happens. Ready for any gig, large or small.
The most useful features are the lack of them. Thank you Hartke for the simple layout. Nothing is worse than 40 knobs on your amp. This thing sounds great with just volume, bass, mid, and treble. The way it is supposed to be.
Ease of Use:
Set controls flat. Turn up your bass. Crank the amp. Be happy you've found your sound.
I checked the quality of construction and workmanship as best I could in the Music Store. All knobs had a sturdy, tight feel. All features were rugged and appeared built for the road...like the old Peavey stuff used to be. I really liked this amp and cranked it to see if it could hang with my normal stage volume. I found myself wanting to thank Hartke for making a loud amp that really is loud. When they say 1000 watts, they're not lying or cheating. This thing blows all the rest away.
I've given up on all other brands. I play hotel and corporate gigs. Every room I play sucks acoustically so I need an amp that sounds natural and has serious response. I usually don't have time nor the desire to mess with a bunch of freaky knobs with names like enhance, nuance, contour, or whatever. I need to plug in and go. This amp does that with a simple style and grace that is what we bass players need.
I'd buy this amp if it cost twice what it does so I'm happy it is affordable.
The Wow Factor:
The design features are as simple as they get. I agree with Victor Wooten who says he loves how simple these amps are to use. Who wants to constantly be walking back to the amp to make adjustments? Set it and forget it. That's the bottom line.
Best by far over all others.