Many bass cabs can't give you the best of two worlds, but that's where the Hartke HyDrive series of bass cabs step in! You get all the lush warmth of a traditional paper cone coupled with the razor-sharp definition of the signature Hartke aluminum cone - all in a lightweight design. I use this cab paired with the Hartke LH1000 head for the ultimate "do anything" bass rig.
Excellent Bass Cabinet
I play in a progressive metal band playing 6 string basses, and this cabinet handles every frequency exactly how I want. Some people are right when they say that it doesnt have a lot of bass extension. But I find that that keeps things very tight and even across the board. I don't want flubby super low bass notes. I retain an aggressive drive even when riding a low tuned Ab or F# to accompany 7 and 8 string guitars. Even then it has so much of that loved rumble bass players are looking for.
Excellent Bass cab!
Back in my early gigging days, we were encouraged to play through the monstro speakers...the more 15" in a cab the better. That was more than 45 years ago. I have called myself a bass player since then until I heard Victor Wooten play through one of these. Now that I'm back to a collector I have paired this cab with the LH1000. The response is unbelievable. Turns out these hybrid 10" speakers are capable and more than willing to reach down for the lower frequency responses and handling the midrange and highs are a walk in the park. The 1000 watt capacity will take all the amp wants to give it and sound like a champion. Even at modest settings my neighbor tells me he enjoys some of my rehearsal sessions. Buy this cabinet, but just wait long enough until my second one arrives to add to the mix. You cannot beat the value of this cabinet and you certainly can't get better service than the experts at Sweetwater. Everyone here is a total class act!
Won't let you down
Bought this along with the 1x15 and LH1000, they all work together perfectly. I love the compressor option on the back, when I want to get slapping and really bring out the high end all I have to do is flip the switch (I like the compressor all the way on) and BAM! tone that will inspire you to play.
Very Impressive 4x10
A great cab paired with the LH1000. Much lighter that I expected and very compact. My band mates have all commented on the punchy-ness of my sound. I was going to do an A/B test with another 4x10 but after only two gigs there is no need for a comparison. I'm keeping this cab for sure. Many thanks to the folks at Sweetwater for another job well done.
I was a lifetime Ampeg user, and was looking for a lighter rig than my vintage SVT 8X10. I bought this cabinet and have not looked back. Sounds great with plenty of versatility and thunder. I'm using it with a Hartke LH1000 and I also bought the Hydrive 2x10 to add onto this for bigger gigs. I love this rig.
Hartley HyDrive HX410
The cleanest sounding most powerful amp I've ever owned. The sound blows me away.
One awesome unit,the tone THE RUMBLE WILL BLOW YOU AWAY.......
Thanks Hartkte and Sweetwater
Having played through a Crate BX-100 for over 10 good years( A great amp in my opinion ), I felt it was time for an up grade. After doing my home work I decided to go with the Hartke Hydrive 410 and the LH1000 head. I feel I made the right move. More than enough power for my little home studio, and more than enough power to gig out when I get around to that. Now I'm saving up for the 115 for the perfect storm. Big thanks to Brad and the Sweetwater team for making my shopping experience perfect as always and Thanks to Hartke for putting out these powerhouse cabs and amps. Cheers!!!
great product great service
Got the new speaker with two little dents in one if the cones. I ssnt it back and a few days later a new one was on my doorstep. Richard Whittington my sales engineer was so helpful. The speaker is awesome. Very clear and super for slap. Clear enough to hear 32nd notes clearly. A HX115 would go perfectly with this cab and round out the bright sound and make it a bit warmer. Going to get the 15 sooner or later.
I am truly blow away by this cab. Running my Mesa Boogie M-Pulse 600 through this cab and it sound AMAZING! I'm really loving the amount of bottom end coming out of this as well. I've thought about getting the 500 watt 15 cab to couple with this, but a) I don't really need to and b) I may just go with another 4x10 if I get another cab. Maybe get another one and a Hartke Kilo 1000 watt head? Sounds like a plan to me.
Hartke HyDrive HX410 (4 x 10")...WOW!
I've been out of music for almost 20 years now, but want to rekindle my passion for it. Previously, I had a couple of Fender Bass Amps and more recently a Peavy 1810 cabinet with a Mark V head. I loved that setup.
But the Hartke cabinet along with the Hartke LH-1000 Amp head is by far the best rig I've ever owned. Its powerful with really bright sounds!
Hartke really did bass players a favor with the HyDrive line of bass cabs. I can't say enough good things about this cab. I recently picked up my second HX410 cab from Sweetwater, so now I'm playing through my Hartke LH1000 head into two HX410s. This cab can do it all, most likely because of the hybrid paper/aluminum speakers. You can go from a warm, old school tone to a modern, edgy tone and everywhere in between and it still sounds great. The tweeter adds even more high end, should you need it. Personally, I find the -6 db setting to be just right. If you've been looking for a do-it-all cab that won't break the bank that sounds great, look no further. Seriously.
Nothing compares to this 410!
Got it 2 days ago and I've finally stopped playing long enough to write a review, which I never do but I had to review this cab. In this time I used a Hartke HA series head with a Fender Jazz, Gibson Les Paul Money, 2 Washburn Bantams(1 active) and a Rogue fretless and REALLY this is the best sounding bass cabinet I have EVER heard. The sound is so natural and non colored, smooth, deep, punchy, amazingly clean. After noticing the tweeter switch was off I switched it on and WOW the brightness and punch with the most incredible clarity came alive, well it was just unbelievable. It's not like the older, all aluminum speakers at all. They're more like a paper speaker with way more brightness and clarity. I own a classic 810, a pro 410(Eminence's) and a 115 cabinet and none of them in any combination with tweeters on or off come close to this 410 cabinet on it's own.
Thank you Hartke you hold the title now!
HX410 Hartke Hy drive cabinet
I would have given this cab a 5.0 but one speaker blew during a rehersal after 3 weeks from new. My confidence level has not been restored yet, but I will say that it was repaired within 6 days. The sound is great, clean with no coloration. I use a Hartke LH 500 head and with the 410 cabinet the head is only putting out 350 watts. Why did the one speaker blow?
Great but not what I needed
It really was a phenomenal sounding cabinet, but when I played a B chord on my p bass it just didn't have the response and sounded almost like a bad driver but after getting sent a replacement it turns out it's just the cab itself. It sounds really great other than that and is super light, but I think because it's sealed it just can't handle what I do.
Shout out to Matt Kreamer for being on the ball with me on this though, sweetwater has some of the best customer service I've ever dealt with.
Above all, if your not a weird chord playing bassist this cab is solid and I'm not talking down about it, however be prepared to not have a lot of throw and good low chords and a decent volume
Good honest value rig
Played with lots of gear but never been a Hartke man. I now play an LH1000 through the HX410. Very happy with it. I have played a lot of pub / club gigs with it and it has never let me down. It has a very useable range and can certainly handle the LH 1000. People looking for HUGE amounts of bottom end need to look at a different cab and probably another very large amp . Powerful bass doesnt come cheap and you need plenty of watts
I will use this cab until it dies - and then buy another one!
Hartke Cabinet Is Awesome
I've been using Hartke equipment for live performances for years, The product is well made, and can withstand the abuse of roadies, and night after night, it still performs like it just came out of the box.
6 months... jury still out
Love the look, the light weight, the sound, and the price is ok, however...
I bought the HX410 and the HX115. I use a GK1000RB head with a Musicman Bongo axe. The low end is pretty amazing. I found myself cutting down the low end below flat and will probably cut some more.
For smaller gigs I just used the 410 and found the 1000 watt rating is more like 250 watts. I blew one of the speakers and the whole cab dies except the horn. I'm actually more impressed with the HX115 cab. I had to use it by itself while the other was repaired. No problems by iteslf. Then I stacked a BagEnd cab single 10" with a horn I have and it screamed. The 410 was repaired quickly but the speakers tend to flap when I attack aggressively and the punch drops in and out at a volume level of 4 1/2. I'm going to try a few more settings and possibly a compressor/limiter to the rack before sentencing.
Not enough a.. !
ehhh, it sounded great in the store at a low level ( like everything else ) but when I got to play it @ a gig the low end presence wasn't there like I thought it should've been, with that being said I'm always skeptical of socalled 800 -1000 watts bass enclosures rated @ 8 ohmns
Not enough low end
I bought this along with the LH500 head as an upgrade from my old trusty 1974 Peavey bass rig. I sounds awesome at lower volumes but lacks the kick in the nuts that my 2x15 peavey delivers. So I've since scrapped the cab and stuck with my old 4 ohm Peavey matched up with the LH500 head (which is much better than the old Peavey 400 Series head).