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Hartke Kickback KB15 500-watt Bass Combo Amplifier

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


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MSRP: $669.99 $549.99 Save : $120.00 (18%)
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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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    Bass Combo Amplifier

Awesome Gigging Amp, but...... loud fan.


Just know that it's a loud amp, in every way. Only need to bring it up to 4-5 for bar gigs and even that's on the louder end for me. But the amp itself is loud, even when not playing. Seems like it's a loud fan in the back. I brought it back and got another one and it's doing the same. So, not the best recording amp. But, I needed an inexpensive (relatively), portable, loud amp and this is it. When playing with the band, fan noise obviously is washed out, even when miked. Otherwise, I love it. Nice tone, volume and portability.


Albany, NY


2 heads are better than 1


This is my second KB-15. I liked the first one so much, I bought another and run them stacked in tandem. 1000 watts, 2x15" and under 100 lbs. Sounds even better than I expected. I have 4 Hartke amps and LOVE them all.


Temecula, Ca.


Love this amp- everything I had hoped it would be


Sounds really good with my Fender Jazz bass- I can get plenty of bottom with round wounds, plus a nice round sound enhanced by the Shape knob. The manufacturer included some nice suggestions on various settings using the shape knob- interesting and fun. The craftsmanship of this amp is great- very tight and solid, and the outer covering (tolex) seems much thicker and tougher than most other amps I have had. It has obviously been built with care and precision.




Bass Players Dream Combo.


This Amp Pushes out mass air, Awesome Lows to the Bone..... No more said !

Joey 5 Strings

Rancho Cucamonga


Top of the Line Combo Amp


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

Rock'n Rob

Buffalo Grove, il


Hartke Kickback KB15 500


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.


store 54


Unreal amp


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!

Preston Nash LC Indy

Indianapolis IN


This kicks bass!


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.


Cleveland, OH


Control, Power, Compact!


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!


Edison, NJ

from home to stage


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.


Sam Ash Music Ontario


Kickback KB15 500-watt Bass Combo Amplifier

4.7 15


Series Kickback
Model KB15
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.