Hartke Announces Bass Attack 2 Bass Preamp/Direct Box with Overdrive

The Bass Attack 2 combines Hartke’s classic preamp/direct box circuitry and striking tone into a rugged, zinc die cast stompbox-style design.
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Hartke, a renowned innovator of bass amplification, is pleased to introduce the new Bass Attack 2 pedal. The Bass Attack 2 combines Hartke’s classic preamp circuitry with thick overdrive tones and a low-noise direct box into a rugged zinc die cast stompbox design. It’s the ultimate tool for both live bass performance and studio recording.

This 2nd generation of the Hartke Bass Attack offers unique preamp 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 their tone from subtle tube emulation to grungy fuzz. The Tone and Mix knobs let you determine the perfect amount of high-frequency growl and blend between distorted and dry signals.

The Bass Attack 2 provides direct output options for FOH or studio recording consoles. It features a 1/4” parallel output for dry signals, a 1/4” effect output for your amp, and a balanced XLR direct output. In addition, its Pre/Post switch allows players to adjust the sound on stage without affecting the direct output signal. The Bass Attack 2 can even operate off a mixer’s phantom power via its XLR jack.


On it’s way, 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 balanced XLR direct outputs and Hartke’s legendary Shape EQ, Contour and Overdrive effect. 

· 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

· Live performance
· Studio recording
· Practice/rehearsal

UPC: 809164018728
Street: $149.99
Height: 2.5"
Width: 7.5"
Depth: 4"
Weight: 1.5lb

Master Carton Quantity: 12

Available Spring 2016.

Hartke revolutionized bass amplification in 1985 when founder Larry Hartke created a unique aluminum cone driver that produced a bass tone with broader dynamics than had ever been heard before. Since then, Hartke has developed a wide range of amplifier and speaker models for various instruments, and has introduced their unique sound to a whole new generation of musicians from all genres. Their success can be attributed to Hartke's reputation for quality and excellence, making them one of the largest producers of bass amplification in the world. 

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