Hartke Hydrive Not What I Expected
I bought my Hydrive HX115 enclosure from my hometown dealer that is a personal friend. I use the HX115 in tandem with an Ampeg Classic SVT 410HLF cab with a Yamaha PreAmp and a Crown XTI 2000 Amp. I play Blues, Country, Jazz, and Classic Rock. I use both 4 and 5 string active and passive basses...everything from a Frudua to an Xotic. The HyDrive just won't take any volume louder than soft lounge jazz without having problems with "farting out" with the B string. I am a seasoned old player, and I don't "camp out" down there, but I use it when I need it, and it just won't handle anything very low...even though it's supposed to when you're playing at a blues band sound pressure level. About the second time that I took it out on a job, it sat in the jeep for about an hour in 90 degree heat, and all the glue holding the tolex on the back of the enclosure let go, and it really looks bad. I would not buy another one of these at gunpoint!