After hearing about the passing of Rocco Prestia, I had a night of playing his awesome bass lines.
He has such a unique sound which I found pretty hard to get near.
But all I same, I have pick five of his bass lines and made a lesson. There are so many classics to choose from, but these are my particular favourites.
Hope you like them.
The last of the 'back up amps to my back up amp' sale!
The GOOD - Works perfectly. Silly light and small. Comes with TC carry bag/satchel. EQ can be tweaked and edited/saved/stored but I have it sounding great in factory setting. Oh and it is RED!
The BAD - It is NOT immaculate, with a few dings in the aluminium casing and it has one of the rubber knobs missing (they aren't mega tight fit so I'd surprised if there wasn't a massive market for replacement knobs in the future). The carry bag is a bit frayed and tatty but does the job.
Not open to offers on this as it is the smallest of my back up amps and as such the easiest to store/keep.
[*]1/4" Input connector jack
[*]Input impedance 1 mOhm / 100 pF
[*]Gain range -96 to 32dB
[*]Bass Center Freq: 280Hz (range: 71-1120Hz, Gain: +15/-24dB)
[*]Low Mid Center Freq: 400Hz (range: 100-1600Hz, Gain: +15/-24dB)
[*]High Mid Center Freq: 800Hz (range: 200-3150Hz, Gain: +15/-24dB)
[*]Treble Center Freq: 1600Hz (range: 400-6300Hz, Gain: +12/-24dB)
[*]Tube Tone 0 to 12, Tube amp Recreation
[*]Spectra Comp 3 band Spectral Compression
[*]Preset Level -12 dB to 0 gain attenuation
[*]Three User Memory locations storing all front panel controls except Mute and Master Level
[*]Tuning range Chromatic, constant on A0 (27.50Hz) to E5 (659.26Hz)
[*]Mute Mutes speaker out, Phones out and Balanced out
[*]Master Level Headphone Output Studio quality headphone amp
[*]Impedance 40 to 600 Ohm
[*]Mains supply Universal 100 - 240V 50/60Hz (80w @ 1/8 Power)
[*]Speaker out Combined Speakon / 1/4" jack
[*]Power rating 450w (800w Peak)
[*]Balanced output Transformer Balanced XLR, Pre/Post Pre-amp
[*]Max. Output +0dBu
[*]Optimal Load Impedance 600 Ohm
[*]Preamp out 1/4" Jack, Balanced Output, Max Output Level = +8dBu
[*]Power amp in 1/4" Jack, balanced input, impedance = 10 kOhm, Max Input Level = +8dBu
[*]Rehearsal input RCA, Left/Right input, fits to iPod ®
[*]Digital Recording out Balanced XLR, AES/EBU, (24-bit)
[*]Remote connection 5 pin DIN, Cable with shield
[*]Dimensions: 10.8"H x 11.4"W x 2.6"D
[*]Weight: 8.8 lb.
[*]Finish: Sandblasted die-cast aluminium
Words can't begin to express the sympathy we feel on the untimely demise of your company. Hartke products will be missed by everyone that used them and loved them deeply.
I hope the expressions of sympathy that you must be receiving from everyone In the UK and most of Europe provide some consolation to you. Hopefully, knowing how much lots of us loved our Hartke's will give you a measure of comfort. Hartke bass amps were always popular with the dudes at band practice, on the gig and many men often spoke of its awesome tone and wonderful presence and power. They never had such a workhorse of an amp that inspired them the way the Hartke did; to go out night after night and entertain the masses....
Seriously though... What the hell has happened to Hartke's UK distribution?
Hartke equipment used to be plentiful in many music shops across the UK, now its nowhere to be found. The products may as well not exist to us any more. WHY?
I needed a new driver for my XL cab... Nowhere can get one at any reasonable time frame. in the end, I was forced to buy a different make and moved to an ampeg cab. Im not happy with it, I dont like it.
My HA3500 could use a service, its working but somethings not quite right.....
I desperately want a new HA3500 head to replace my ageing one... I may as well dream on. I will probably have to buy something else very soon.
I've wanted to check out the TX series for at least 12 months but cant find one to try out anywhere.
Id like to check out the new LX Series Heads.... I'm not holding my breath for one either.
It looks like music stores across the UK, Europe and online in general isn't any longer stocking Hartke.
Muted notes give your bass lines a much more funky sound, and can make your playing a lot more rhythmic. Think Jack or Rocco Prestia.
In this video lesson, I show you how to execute this technique, with examples, and a free downloadable PDF.
Learn this essential bass technique.
Let me know if you have any questions.