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Hartke TX300 Bass Amplifier Review

While the Hartke TX300 may be small in stature, don’t let the size fool you; this amp is packed with power and features!

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The current trend in bass amplification is to reduce weight and size, without sacrificing sound.

Weighing in at only five pounds, the TX300 is one of Hartke’s contenders in this arena.

While the TX300 may be small in stature, don’t let the size fool you; this amp is packed with power and features!

Personally, when looking for a lightweight bass amp, I always want something that not only offers clear sound and rich tone, but versatility as well.  

The TX300 is well thought out in design and features… here are my top six favorites:

  • I was pleasantly surprised by the built-in drive and compression. These two effects alone could save you enough to cover the whole amp. Save money – save space – who wants to lug more gear around than needed?
  • The Shape control and 3-band EQ allow you to subtly find your ‘sweet-spot’ and enhance the sound of your bass.
  • The 1/8” input and headphone jack makes this the perfect practice tool; no waking up the neighbors every time you want to jam in the middle of the night.
  • The ¼” jack and speakon jack make it possible to use this with new as well as older cabs; perfect for when you are traveling to a gig or studio where they are supplying the cab.

  • In larger venues, the DI capability (XLR out) could also have you using this as a direct line out to the house.

  • The voltage selector allows you the flexibility to use this anywhere on the planet.

More Hartke TX300 Bass Amplifier Features:

  • 300-watt Class D bass amplifier that weighs 5lb
  • Drive circuit for added distortion effect
  • Variable compressor for increased dynamic control
  • 3-band EQ with Shape control
  • 1/4″ Instrument input
  • 1/8″ (3.5mm) Aux input
  • 1/8″ (3.5mm) Headphone output
  • Balanced XLR direct output
  • Output Mute switch
  • Rugged anodized aluminum chassis

With all of these features onboard, the Hartke TX300 Bass Amplifier puts the right tool in your hands with more than enough power to play plenty loud when you need to. 

When you are looking for a compact, lightweight amp, you should seriously consider checking one of these guys out. 

More online at hartke.com/tx300/

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Artist Update With Mark Egan, Cross Currents

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Artist Update With Mark Egan, Cross Currents

I am sure many of you are very familiar with Mark Egan as we have been following him and his music for many years now. The last time we chatted was in 2020.

Mark teamed up with drummer Shawn Pelton and guitarist Shane Theriot to produce a new album, “Cross Currents” released on March 8th, 2024. I have been listening to this album in its entirety and it is simply superb (See my review).

Now, I am excited to hear about this project from Mark himself and share this conversation with our bass community in Bass Musician Magazine.

Photo courtesy of Mark Egan

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Review: Minuendo Lossless Earplugs Live 17dB

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Review: Minuendo Lossless Earplugs Live 17dB

Minuendo Lossless Earplugs Live 17dB…

Minuendo Lossless Earplugs Live 17dB – Hearing protection has always been front and center on my mind because I love music so much, I cannot imagine my life if I were unable to hear.

You might remember back in 2021, we had a good look at the Minuendo Lossless Earplugs featuring adjustable protection. This system has a lot of very good features but there was always the question of how much sound attenuation to choose.

Now, the great folks at Minuendo have come up with a new version of their earplugs that has a set 17dB noise reduction. You still get a lot of the great features of the adjustables but you just don’t have to think about the specific sound level. In addition, this new version of earplugs comes at a very attractive price point.

For more information, visit online at Minuendo.com

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Interview With By the Thousands Bassist Adam Sullivan

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Interview With By the Thousands Bassist Adam Sullivan

Bassist Adam Sullivan…

Hailing from Minnesota since 2012, By the Thousands has produced some serious Technical Metal/Deathcore music. Following their recent EP “The Decent”s release, I have the great opportunity to chat with bassist Adam Sullivan.

Join me as we hear about Adam’s musical Journey, his Influences, how he gets his sound, and the band’s plans for the future

Photo, Laura Baker

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Will Turpin, Celebrating Collective Souls 30th Anniversary – June 2024

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Will Turpin, Celebrating Collective Souls 30th Anniversary - June 2024

Will Turpin, Celebrating Collective Souls 30th Anniversary – June 2024…

Will Turpin - Bass Musician Magazine - June 2024

I am sure many of you will remember my chat with Will Turpin in 2018 when he released his solo album Serengeti Drivers.

We had a chance to get together again as his band, Collective Soul, is celebrating their 30th anniversary and releasing their new album “Here to Eternity”.

Join me as we get caught up on the new album and all of Collective Soul’s projects, the details about his very own Real To Reel Studios, how Will gets his sound, and all the cool plans and projects going on soon.

Here is Will Turpin!

Photos: Cover, Derek Alldritt | Video Photos, Derek Alldritt, Lee Clower, Brian Collins

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Working-Class Zeros: Episode #3 – John Patitucci IG Video, The Summer Festival Gig, iPads on Stage

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WORKING-CLASS ZEROS With Steve Rosati and Shawn Cav

In this episode we cover John Patitucci’s IG video about saying ‘no’ to the gig, the Summer Festival gig, and iPads on stage (sure it’s awesome but is it necessary?)

These stories from the front are with real-life, day-to-day musicians who deal with work life and gigging and how they make it work out. Each month, topics may include… the kind of gigs you get, the money, dealing with less-than-ideal rooms, as well as the gear you need to get the job done… and the list goes on from there.” – Steve the Bass Guy and Shawn Cav

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