Hartke Bass Attack 2 - Bass PreampDirect Box with Overdrive

Back On Attack.


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.


Study of Shape


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 Bass and Treble knobs, along with the dedicated Contour switch.


Transient Attack


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.

Solid DI


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.

Bass preamp and direct box with overdrive

Shape EQ circuit with Frequency and Amount control

Bass and Treble knobs with Contour EQ switch

Overdrive effect with Mix wet/dry control

XLR direct output with Pre/Post and Ground Lift switches

1/4" parallel and effect outputs

Powered via two AA batteries, AC adapter (sold separately) or phantom power

Rugged, zinc die cast stompbox-style design


Specifications


Input Impedance: 1 Meg Ohm

Output Impedance #OUT: Unbalanced 1k Ohm

Direct Out: Balanced 400 Ohm

Parallel Out: same as Input Source

Level: +6dB to –24dB

Tone Controls #Bass: +/- 15dB, 30 Hz

Treble: +/- 18dB, 20kHz

Contour {Switch}: Fixed Mid Scoop Curve

Shape Frequency: 200Hz to 800Hz

Amount: +15/-25dB

Direct Output IN/OUT {Switch} IN: Parallel Input jack, OUT: Parallel Output jack

LIFT/GROUND {Switch}: Isolates the Input and Direct Output signal grounds

Power {in jack}: 9VDC center negative

Batteries: 2x AA – internal up-converter to generate 9v