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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: Old Price $669.99 Discounted Price $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



love this amp great sound on stage or in the studio



Works and plays as advertised.


Its nice, compact, fairly light...and Loud! Haven't fiddled with the tone shape much yet, so can't really evaluate it. I play a bass fiddle. I have a Behringer tube preamp that rounds the wave tops nicely. On my old amp it was a 'given' I could never hear myself when playing in a group that got a little rowdy. That's not the case anymore, especially as it's pointing right at me like a stage monitor. This is my first dealing with Sam Ash, and they priced it fair and square. They seem to know their business.



Great tone.


It may not have some of the options of other Hartke amps but it will vibrate your fillings loose. Sounds great and low to medium volume levels. Have not had a place or need To really crank it up yet but will update this if I do.



Great product and even better price


Extremely light and portable. Loud with depth and plenty of settings to shape the sound.



Great little amp


I use this with a 4 piece band n have had no problems with it so far it's plenty loud and sounds great I picked this over the rumble 500 it just sounded better to me hopefully it's as reliable as my old combo 300 I'm always sceptical of newer ampit's 30 plus years old n. Still rockin .as of right now though this Hartke is doing a fine job I'm very happy with it





Awesome combo amp. It blows away my Fender Rumble, which is also very good. I use it in a large auditorium with a high ceiling. It fills the room with bass.



I would buy this product again.


I use my amp for dances. It is easy to carry and has a great sound.



Hartke KB15


I tried several basses from vintage Gibson EB3, Fender P and 5 string Alembic Essence and the amp handled all very well with clear amplification and the natural tone of each guitar came through. Its a good amp and I have played up to 3 Hartke rigs on stage at once.

Finger Player

Mid West, USA


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.


Kickback KB15 500-watt Bass Combo Amplifier

4.8 23


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.