Instant "great tone"!
By: Scott "Bugs" Allen from Los Angeles, CA, USA
What is your overall opinion of this product?
With pre-amp/direct box pedals ranging from $39 (Behringer) to $250 and above (Tech 21 SansAmp Deluxe), it's hard to tell which is the right solution for your stage/studio needs. (I've tried pedals across the range).
But THIS one, right out of the box, is the best bang for the buck of them all. It makes an average bass/rig sound like a GREAT rig, and a good bass/rig sound like a premium/custom rig!
If you want your tone warmer, brighter, deeper, cleaner, or just more "in your face" for solos, or bass driven tunes (aren't they all), this is what you need! Simply plug in, play it flat, and dial in what you need (plus or minus). It's THAT simple. Just let the Hartke tone circuitry "do what it do, baby"!
On my last big stage road gig, I packed nothing but an axe and plugged into a generic direct box with only a stage monitor as my rig. If I'd had this pedal, my already good sounding Fender Jazz would have sounded like the kind of custom rig that costs more than your car, a decent car!
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
Metal construction, durable, not a plastic gizmo, well placed knobs and foot switches.
Are the features on the product what you were expecting? What are your favorite features?
Exactly as expected/needed, plus a "bright setting" for full range when slapping or playing upper register.
How is the sound quality? How does the sound compare to other products you've use?
Clear, clean, deep in the lows, bright in the highs, rich in the mids.
Are the controls logically laid out?
Even a lead singer could figure them out!(blondes exempt)
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
This pedal out performs similar products of equal price and up to $150 more.
This pedal is my sound.
By: Jim from Oklahoma, USA
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Good, very well made. Very dependable as is all Hartke equipment.
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
Sound shape and harmonics are awesome. Love the way it makes my bass sound.
How is the tone?
Very wide range of sounds avalible with this pedal.