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Hartke Kickback KB15 500-watt Bass Combo Amplifier

 
4.7

(11 reviews)

SKU: HHMKB15XX-P

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Hartke has revamped its acclaimed Kickback Series Bass Combos with a new high-powered, lightweight design.

Retaining the classic enclosure, the Kickback KB15 now features Hartke's patented HyDrive Speaker Technology. With 500 watts of Class D power, this  combo is ruggedly portable and delivers serious bass tone that cuts through the mix.

The Hartke KB15 HyDrive 15" speaker features a carefully crafted paper/aluminum hybrid cone driver. The hybrid makeup delivers an exceptional blend of warmth and attack that can't be attained by traditional all-paper bass speakers. The use of rare earth neodymium magnets also helps to maintain lightweight portability without sacrificing any of the legendary Hartke attack.

Shape Your Tone
Designed to produce a responsive bass tone that's both tight and warm, the KB15 provides users with comprehensive tone control. Quickly dial in tone adjustments with the Shape knob and full 3-band EQ. When activated, the Shape knob selects the frequency range of a unique, fixed EQ curve, resulting in a greater variety of color and harmonics.

Kickback Versatility
Beyond sitting upright, the KB15 can be placed in "kickback" position for superior directionality and increased high-end clarity on stage. With a headphone output for home practice, an XLR direct output for live performance and a lightweight Class D amplifier, these combos are the answer for all bassists.

Get your Hartke Kickback KB15 500-watt Bass Combo Amplifier today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

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Hartke Kickback Kb15 500-Watt Bass Combo Amplifier
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Cons

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Best Uses

  • Church (3)
  • Practice (3)
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5.0

Top of the Line Combo Amp

By 

from Buffalo Grove, il

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durability
  • Easy To Use
  • Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Churches
    • Schools
    • Stage
    • Studios

    Comments about Hartke Kickback Kb15 500-Watt Bass Combo Amplifier:

    In the market for a small portable bass amp, this is you amp. It has a 15" HyDrive speaker, that just kicks. It delivers some serious bass tones. 500 watts of power

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Hartke Kickback KB15 500

    By 

    from store 54

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • 3-band Eq
    • Monitor Design
    • Paperaluminum Hybrid Con

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Churches
      • Live Venues
      • Stage

      Comments about Hartke Kickback Kb15 500-Watt Bass Combo Amplifier:

      Go from full on speaker mode to monitor mode with just a push. The Hartke Kickback KB15 500-watt Bass Combo Amplifier has a full 3 band EQ to modify the sound you need according to your desired position. 500 watts and punch.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Unreal amp

      By 

      from Indianapolis IN

      Staff Reviewer

      Comments about Hartke Kickback Kb15 500-Watt Bass Combo Amplifier:

      I run the ASH ROCK rock group program out of Sam Ash Indy, and this is the amp I now use in our rehearsal room and for live concerts. It's lightweight, but it pushes a lot of air and has amazing low end for such a compact amp. I really love the cabinet design so it can either be flat on the ground or tilted upwards. Easy to dial in your preferred tone. And again, the volume generated is unreal for the size and weight of this amp. Highly highly recommend!

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      5.0

      This kicks bass!

      By 

      from Cleveland, OH

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Sound Quality
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Churches
        • Concerts
        • Performances
        • Practice
        • Recitals
        • Rehearsal
        • Schools

        Comments about Hartke Kickback Kb15 500-Watt Bass Combo Amplifier:

        This is the larger version of the Hartke KB12 combo bass amp, but is still very compact and lightweight for the 500w of power it delivers. The kickback feature is invaluable so you can clearly hear the full range of your bass. The sound quality is very balanced, and you can hear the extended low frequency response that comes with the 15" speaker compared to the 12". The headphone out is a nice feature for practicing late at night or in an apartment. And again, having the XLR out will make you the sound guy's best friend when you're playing your next gig when you can run directly into the house sound system without having to use a mic.

        This is a real hands on product review by Steve at Sam Ash Music in Lyndhurst, OH.

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        5.0

        Control, Power, Compact!

        By 

        from Edison, NJ

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Powerful
        • Tone Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Live
          • Monitor
          • Recording

          Comments about Hartke Kickback Kb15 500-Watt Bass Combo Amplifier:

          MOAR BASS!!! Okay, great concern. I haer you. Well, to really cut through the mix, it's one thing to have loud mud, and another to really dial in that sound for quality tight bass. Well, luckily, you can really have both if you wanted. This combo gives you the power to really shape your tone. Oh, let's not forget that you can connect a keyboard/synth on this guy. Oh yes, plug in a Moog Minitaur and watch jaws drop! Fun stuff in a compact package!

           
          4.0

          from home to stage

          By 

          from Sam Ash Music Ontario

          Staff Reviewer

          Comments about Hartke Kickback Kb15 500-Watt Bass Combo Amplifier:

          Great amp for practice at home or playing live on stage! Good amount of power (500 watts) so its great for jamming with the band or playing small venues. For larger shows, you can run a line out from the amp to the house PA and get more volume and power! Compact and portable with awesome, versatile sound quality.

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Dat bass Tho!!!

          By 

          from Cleveland Ohio

          Staff Reviewer

          Comments about Hartke Kickback Kb15 500-Watt Bass Combo Amplifier:

          Hartke has one uped them selves again. Taking the best speaker they make and putting it into a very portable and affordable combo. Talk about value. Sound is out of this world! Crisp highs and tight lows come rumbling out of this 15 inch combo and to top it all off it has a 500 watt range! Just killer!!!

           
          5.0

          Awesomely loud

          By 

          from New Brunswick, NJ

          Pros

          • Big Tone
          • Portable
          • Sounds Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Live Gigs
            • Recordings

            Comments about Hartke Kickback Kb15 500-Watt Bass Combo Amplifier:

            This is a great little combo bass amp. Whether you're a gigging musician or just playing at home this amp sounds huge. It's got a lot of tone range and versatility and is very portable. It's got a really big sound for a small combo amp and sounds great.

             
            4.0

            Great for most live shows

            By 

            from Edison, NJ

            Staff Reviewer

            Comments about Hartke Kickback Kb15 500-Watt Bass Combo Amplifier:

            The Hartke KB15 is a great bass amp for the price. You get quite the kick out of this combo amp. At 500 watts this guys can help push you through most live situations. XLR direct out allows you to plug directly into any mixer for any show.

             
            4.0

            Powerful Versatile and Super portable

            By 

            from Dallas, TX

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Includes Direct Out
            • Light And Loud
            • Run Tilted Or Upright

            Cons

            • Might Not Fill Big Stage

            Best Uses

            • Practice
            • Recording
            • Small To Mid Gigs

            Comments about Hartke Kickback Kb15 500-Watt Bass Combo Amplifier:

            Volume level was impressive for the bass combo this small and light. The hybrid aluminum/paper cone cuts through well with slapped style. The built-in direct output was a nice surprise in combos in this range.

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            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.