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Hartke 2500 Bass Guitar Amplifier Head

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MSRP: $324.99
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Product Description

The Hartke 2500 bass head is the 250-watt (250 at 4 ohms/180 at 8 ohms) version of the classic Hartke 3500A and features a newly designed dual pre-amp section with both classic transistor and tube emulation circuits, active and passive inputs, 10-band graphic EQ plus bass and treble contour controls, variable compressor and effects loop.

Hartke 2500 Features and Specifications

  • Power: 250 Watts at 4 Ohms, 180 Watts at 8 Ohms
  • Tube Emulation & Solid-State Preamps
  • Active and Passive Inputs
  • Rotary Bass & Treble Contour Controls
  • 10-Band Graphic EQ
  • Adjustable Compression
With 250 watts of available power, the HA2500 will drive your small to mid-sized bass rig with incredible clarity and punch. The HA2500 features the new Hartke silver face chassis and includes a selectable passive or active input, tube emulation and solid-state pre-amps, variable compression, a 10-band graphic EQ and high/low frequency contour control.

The XL Series provides the highest performance at every level. Each cabinet is carefully calibrated and tuned to give you a smooth, balanced response along with an articulate, high-impact attack. Equipped with custom Hartke XL aluminum-cone drivers for maximum response, the XL Series also features high-quality 3/4 inch+ 5/8 inch composite plywood construction and a shockproof metal grille. These high-quality cabinets come equipped with a rugged, road-tough covering, interlocking stacking corners and recessed input jacks to safeguard critical cable connections.

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Phone:  631-784-2200 Warranty:  2 Year

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Customer Reviews

Review: Kent Rutherford Submitted: 7/27/2018

Product Rating1 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer


Dead on arrival
Product Rating

Product Review

Power light came on but no, zero, nada, zippo sound.

Review: Manny Submitted: 4/10/2015

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer


Good deal for the price

Product Review

I bought one of these a little while ago to pair with my Hartke 4x10 Transporter, and GK 4x10 at my church. At first it hit really well, during a busy week it began going into protect mode, turns out just needed more power have since upgraded to the H3500, all solid rigs. Would definitely recommend. I keep this one as backup and practice amp at home with a Gallien Kreuger 4x10 cabinet. Good luck!

Review: John from Washburn, WI USA Submitted: 10/31/2011

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


After 40 years of playing bass the Hartke 2500 is the best all purpose amp!!

This is my second Hartke Bass Amp, I have a first model 3500 that I bought second hand.that needs repair. So I bought the 2500 to us e in the meantime and I may not even repair the 3500 because the 2500 works so well.

The best feature to me is that it has all the features that it does have and still is cheap enough to be a goos bargain!

It's capable of any tone I wamt!

All of the controls work well and have a good quality feel to them!

I play a 1968 Fender Jazz, 1974 Gibson EB-3 and an MB-5 Squire 5 String Through the amp and get the tone I want for each bass. I use a Carvin 2-10 cabinet.

This heading doesn't apply but the Hartke 2500 is easy to haul around.

Review: Jim from Oklahoma, USA Submitted: 4/20/2011

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


Sounds great

Very good quality, very dependable.

10 band eq, compression, overall quality.

Sounds great, love the eq and compression.

Has great tone, love the sounds you can get.

Review: Billy Submitted: 1/18/2011

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


Pro Level Amp Budget Price

Everything seems solid. No weird buzzes or noise.

10-band EQ, DI out, optional rack ears included, Useful side handle for easy transport.

Great! It thumps. Plenty of power to gig with.

Controls are easy to adjust and firm.

The 10-band EQ and Hi and Low boost, Pre/Post gains offer plenty of sounds. Whatever you need.

The HA2500 came brand new, sealed in the factory box just as it should.


Review: John Fuller Submitted: 12/4/2010

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


Just Plain Good

very well made

newer unit has xlr direct out, per or post eq with ground lift

anything you want

finish on amp very good all lettering easy to read

doesn,t apply for action but Hartke packages their producte very well

Review: B. Hill from 97301 Submitted: 7/28/2010

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.



Fairly well. So far, so good. No crashes and sturdy.

It has a good and easy to use EQ. The instruction manual is a little flawed. Two buttons on the back need to be pressed in for ground lift jack and EQ usability. I would have only changed the instruction manual. Hartke and AMS have good support techs, so, no need to get too worried. 250 watts is perfect for practice and good for many gigs too; just have a P.A. system.

Versitile and nice. It does, however, like most budget amps put out some buzz and hums if you crank it loud. But, that could depend on your bass guitar too. I have a Squier Vintage jazz bass. So results could vary.

The amp itself is a little heavy. It has a very nice side handle for transportation. The controls are easy to use. Pre-amps are for tone, the EQ is primary for tone. The contour low pass is just a bass volume knob; high pass is just treble. Hope this helps.


Good. This amp is easier to use than it looks.

Review: Ted Gilley from Bennington, VT USA, anonmyous27468 Submitted: 6/8/2010

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


Hartke High Score

Solidly made, quiet operation, knobs and sliders well designed.

Great EQ, very sensitive; great compression, very useful especially at higher volume.

Picks up whatever my Fender MIJ P-bass puts into it.

Review: Jerry (gospel & R&B) Bass Player from Detroit, MI 48234 USA, Submitted: 9/11/2009

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


More than I expected for the price !!!

I only got the chance to play it 3 times, and it held up to its name. It's very durable and well built.

This head is awesome with or without using the EQ. I'm using a peavey 210 and a peavey 115 cabs, and it sounds as if I'm using more than 250 watts !!! It doesn't need any features, it hittin hard!

It sounds like one of those expensive ampeg heads. All the tweaks and toys, I love it !!! My 5 string Fender active Jazz Bass sounds excellent coming through this head !

It weighs a little bit but no where near as both the cabs.The controls are very easy to adjust while playing !

I would have to say, whatever sound you're looking for, you can get it from the Hartke 2500.

The looks are real professional.

It performed perfect right out of the box straight into the Church .

Review: Old Church Bass Dude from Kansas City Area, Missouri, USA Submitted: 4/12/2009

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


THE Best Amp For Price

Very Good. I judge an amp first by weight. This thing is heavy with quality components and rugged steel case. Roadworthy to say the least. I looked a long time. This was the winner.

Dual preamps for mixing tube emulator and solid state sound. Compression is well done. Don't use the EQ but it is effective when kicked in. I use the low/high pass contour as well.

I have become a Hartke fan with this amp. Very clean sound and QUIET. The cooling fan is not an issue. Glad to have it. Lots of power. Makes my P-bass really sound great. Be sure and use a SPEAKER cable to connect out to bass speaker. Instrument cables are too light to handle the power and they mess up the sound.

Very pro feel. You can do small to medium gigs without a problem. 180 watts into 8 Ohms is fairly loud. It will put out 250 watts into 4 Ohms. Won't do a big room but not designed to.

This amp will give you anything you want. Very versatile.

Perfect. Fine workmanship.

Pots and sliders feel like quality. Nice looking amp as well. I don't see how you could get more amp quality for less money. This is just a fine product for the bass player of modest means.


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Manuals & Docs

2500 Manual1.95 MB