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    Default OK - pulled the trigger...here we go! Bass head/cab

    So I got a Hartke TX300. Has everything I need:

    Straight in has Drive, Comp, Gain, then a shape switch, then B/M/T and a Master
    On the back is an FX loop, and speaker out300 watts class D (small & light!)

    I can run my Ampeg into the loop, or bass straight in, using an A/B. Then I get Hartke Sound A, Ampeg Sounds B & C + Overdrive on demand.

    Bass hits a Boss Compressor and an EQ before anything.

    Now which cab???

    I have found a 4x10 HyDrive for $350 or an 4.5x10 for $300

    Which would you put with that head and why?
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    Default Re: OK - pulled the trigger...here we go! Bass head/cab

    The hydrive has a horn, correct?
    If so I would go with that.

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    Default OK - pulled the trigger...here we go! Bass head/cab

    Quote Originally Posted by Demanic View Post
    The hydrive has a horn, correct?
    If so I would go with that.

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    They both have tweeters.

    The HyDrive are a bit warmer sounding and handle more power. I have a 410XL with no tweeter. (The 4.5 has a tweeter)

    The TX is a great head. If I was still playing bass in bands I’d sell my LH500 and get a TX600.

    I doubt you’d need the Ampeg. The TX can get an overdriven tone. My LH can’t.


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    Default Re: OK - pulled the trigger...here we go! Bass head/cab

    Cool to know. But given what you said, all the more reason to go with the HyDrive.

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    Default Re: OK - pulled the trigger...here we go! Bass head/cab

    Yeah - seeing a lot of Hydrive love. And they extra handling and price suggest it may be the winner.

    Was really hoping to find an XL 4x10 for $200...but $350 for the HyDrive is a killer deal it appears...
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    Default Re: OK - pulled the trigger...here we go! Bass head/cab

    My rig




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    Default Re: OK - pulled the trigger...here we go! Bass head/cab

    Decision made - HyDrive 4x10....
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    Default Re: OK - pulled the trigger...here we go! Bass head/cab

    Honestly I prefer one 15" in my rig too (although I haven't gigged as a bassist in maybe 10 years)

    because of the smoother connection of low notes due to the slower reaction of the speaker -so I would usually use a 1x15" for the smooth and a 4x10" for the punch and lows or even bigger a 1x15" and an 8x10"

    BUT since you are playing up beat energetic rock n roll and using a compressor -I'd say you are fine with just 10s

    but consider 15s if you start doing all ballads... lol
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    Default Re: OK - pulled the trigger...here we go! Bass head/cab

    There will always be a Direct Out to the board going to two 18" subs.
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    Default Re: OK - pulled the trigger...here we go! Bass head/cab

    And BAceman has a brand new (well, new/used) bag!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad City
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    Default Re: OK - pulled the trigger...here we go! Bass head/cab

    Gigged the rig last night. It was fantastic. No time to dial in, pushed some nice tone, played nice with the PA. Worked great with a few basses!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bad City
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