Hartke Bass Attack 2 Bass Preamp/Direct Box with Overdrive

 
4.8

(11 reviews)

SKU: HHPBA2XXX-P

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The Bass Attack 2 combines Hartke's classic preamp/direct box circuitry and striking tone into a rugged, zinc die cast stompbox-style design. Its ultra-clean, flexible output stage and vast array of tone shaping controls include 1/4" and balanced XLR direct outputs and Hartke's legendary Shape EQ, Contour and Overdrive effect.

Leveraging Hartke's years of experience focused on the needs of bass players, the Bass Attack 2 provides unique tone sculpting capabilities. The stompbox gives players access to Hartke's Shape circuit, which activates a specialized preset EQ curve that can be customized using the Shape Frequency and Amount knobs. Players can also add a little extra color with the dedicated Contour switch.

The Bass Attack 2's Overdrive circuit provides bass players with creative control over effects ranging from subtle tube emulation to grungy fuzz. The Tone knob lets you determine the perfect amount of high-frequency growl, while a dedicated Mix knob manages the blend between distorted and dry signals.

Featuring a 1/4" parallel output for dry signals, a 1/4" effect output for your amp, and a balanced XLR direct output, the Bass Attack 2 provides flexible output options for FOH or studio recording consoles. Its direct output Pre/Post switch allows players to adjust stage sound without affecting the mix sent from the XLR to FOH. The Bass Attack 2 can also operate off of a mixer’s phantom power via its XLR jack.

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4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Recording (3)
  • Studio (3)
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5.0

Bass Attack Pedal Rocks!

By 

from Buffalo Grove

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Sounds great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Live
    • Studio

    Hartke came out with a great product. Direct Box/Pre amp has excellent tone shaping controls. Great for using live.

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    5.0

    A great update to a great DI!

    By 

    from Lyndhurst, OH

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Discreet
    • Heavy Duty Build Quality
    • Robust
    • Tone Shaping

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Live Band
      • Recording
      • Stage
      • Studio

      The original Bass Attack DI was a great piece of kit to have for studio and stage, and this version just improves on that legacy. Even cleaner than the original, with a more robust build quality, and a physical lay out more in line with standard DIs makes this a winner all around. Highly recommend it for anyone looking to keep their bass tone as clean and true as possible, and with out the hassle of carrying an amp all over!

      - Staff reviewer, Store 35 - Lyndhurst

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      5.0

      Great pedal!

      By 

      from nyc

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • easy to use
      • fun
      • sounds good

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Great pedal with a wide array of tones and options. I use one in my home studio and am very happy with it.

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          5.0

          Finally! An affordable EQ adjustable DI, with overdrive.

          By 

          from Indianapolis,IN

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Contour EQ circuit & switch
          • Great price!
          • Overdrive built in
          • Pre/post DI

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Live Sound
            • Practice
            • Recording

            This is great for any electric bass application from the garage to the studio to the live gig.
            Use it in conjunction with an amp or run direct. Great EQ adjustability and a really decent overdrive onboard.
            Staff review from Shawn Kern @ Sam Ash Indianapolis

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            4.0

            The lastest in a Direct Box from Hatrke

            By 

            from Columbus Oh

            Staff Reviewer

            This is an essential direct box for any working bass player. Sturdy design and efficient EQ controls make this ideal for any live application. An extra out allows for simultaneous hook up to amplifier as well as mixing board. Review by Jim in Columbus

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            5.0

            Total Tonal Control

            By 

            from Edison, NJ

            Staff Reviewer

            This unique, precise pedal by Hartke allows a bassist to have true tonal freedom. Within the realm of EQ options, this item gives you further control with Shape Frequency, Amount and Contour knobs/switches. The ability to blend dry, and growl tones is enhanced as well. The unit also comes with 1/4" output and XLR to meet any needs, either live performance or studio work, that you may have. Great addition to a bassists setup, especially at a small price point.

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            5.0

            back for the attack2

            By 

            from Cincinnati, OH

            Staff Reviewer

            The Hartke Bass Attack 2 is incredible. It works as a DI, so no need to tote your amp around. The phantom power on your mixer can power this thing through the XLR output. It is super clean, can be shaped to tweak your tone and is very clean!

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            4.0

            A versatile direct box for every bass player

            By 

            from Columbus, Oh

            Staff Reviewer

            This is a very versatile direct box from Hartke. Every bass player should have one of these in his gig bag so he can sculpt his stage sound with additional eq and supply separate outs to go both direct to a board and to an amplifier. Reviewed by Jim in Columbus

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            5.0

            GREAT SOUND!

            By 

            from Tampa, FL

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Great Parameters
            • Great Sound
            • Small

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Beginner
              • Gigging
              • Live
              • Practice
              • Professional
              • Studio

              Love this pedal. It looks great, sounds great and works great. I no longer bring a heavy amp anymore. All I do is plug this in and BOOM. I'm ready to go. Overdrive controls are great for all those classic rock songs. It has great tone and it's super useful.

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              5.0

              Great Bass Tone Anywhere You Go!

              By 

              from Indianapolis, IN

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Great Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Any Bass Player
                • Gigging
                • Studio Use
                • Traveling

                This is a must have for any bass player. Period. It's perfect for anyone. Whether you're looking to shape the tone on your bass rig, if you are in a pinch for a last minute gig, or its just what you need for that orchestra pit or church worship team as a DI, the new Bass Attack V.2 is perfection. It has all the great features, charm, and convenience of the V.1 with just a little more tone shaping option and more clarity. I absolutely adore this pedal/DI!
                This is a staff review from Memphis @ Store 57 in Indianapolis, IN.

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                Warranty Info:

                The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for TWO YEARS and labor for TWO YEARS from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.