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Item Reviews for: Hartke Kilo 1000 Bass Guitar Amplifier Head  -  HAR KILO PAK LIST

Not nearly what I was expecting.....
By: Fender5Dave from Modesto, CA      Submitted: 9/11/2013

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? Looks great, nice features.....but WAY under-powered and gets HOT even in 8 ohm stereo (200 watts per ch) mode. Fell way short of firing up an SWR 8X10. In Mono mode it was a little better, but shut off after 15 minutes. I had to put it back in stereo mode to fire it back up. Quality How is the quality of the product? Was it well made? Looks like a tank, weighs a ton. I've owned a Hartke 7000 for 20+ years and still use it occasionally, it still POUNDS! I was hoping for an updated version here, but no such luck. Features Are the features on the product what you were expecting? What are your favorite features? Nice features, that's why I chose it. Everything plus the kitchen sink. Sound How is the sound quality? How does the sound compare to other products you've use? The tone is good, but compared to other big Bass amp heads like SVT4,the big GK,and others, the Kilo just isn't loud enough. Not even close. Feel Are the controls logically laid out? Yes, very nice controls and lay-out. Tone How is the tone? Distortion vs clean? Again, good tone, just no balls at mid-high volume levels. Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? I really wanted to love this amp, but it just doesn't deliver the goods. Thanks AMS staff for the great service in processing my exchange. You guys are the BEST!
Incredible amp. Powerful, crisp and clear. The tonal possiblities are awesome.
By: Chrono578TGI from Richmond, VA      Submitted: 5/29/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? This amp is a tank. Very dependable. You don't need a rack case but I'm getting one anyway so its easier to transport all of my amp stuff. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? This thing is full of features. Its got on-board overdrive and compression. All sorts of different EQ possibilities. And all kinds of other awesome cookies. Sound How is the tone? I think a better question is: "How many different tones can be produced by this amp?" It fits for any type of genre. General Your general opinion of this product. I see nothing wrong with it what-so-ever. I no longer need to add some of the pedals that I wanted to before. And thanks to AMS I could do the payment plan. It's not easy shelving out $1000 at one time, so thank you AMS! Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Whatever you want it to be.
Great Amp for the Price.
By: Chris from NY, goukarico@yahoo.com      Submitted: 2/20/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? It's a heavy piece. Definitely built like a tank. As it's still pretty new to me I have yet to put it to the test of a 5 hour gig. I'm not worried about it though. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? I really like how Harkte offers a multi-tube preamp on this one as opposed to the many manufacturers that are offering these hybrid amps with a single 12ax7 and calling it a tube amp. That being said the tube driven overdrive sounds pretty awesome. I would prefer a little more crunch. The footswitchable gEQ is a nice touch as well. If you like features this is your amp. Sound How is the tone? Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? You can pull just about any tone you could want out of this rig. From crisp and clear to dark and muddy with the overdrive.
This Hartke's best amp to date.
By: Phillip L.S. from Phila.PA      Submitted: 11/28/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Quality is yet to be determined. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? This a feature packed amp,from the EQ to the Compressor,and all of the other additions are really usable. Sound How is the tone? the sound is just wonderful solid. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? You can get a variety of tones from this amp its just that flexible,nothing has been left out on this amp.
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