Congratulations on purchasing one of the most useful tools a bass player can own, the Hartke Bass Attack 2! The Bass Attack 2 is a serious preamp and direct. Documents, presets, manuals Hartke VXL Bass Attack – Audiofanzine. Introduction. Wow Man! You just bought the coolest and most useful tool a bass player can own, the. Hartke Bass Attack! The Bass Attack is a serious pre-amp.

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The tonal attakc are limitless, with the ability to enhance the sound of your clean jazz lines just as well as your funky slap style.

Featuring the famous Hartke Shape circuit, extensive EQ controls and stunning tube emulation, this pedal provides endless possibilities for attaining a more powerful, full-range bass tone, from the grittiest of metal sounds to the warmest of rock tones and everything in between.

Also, it’s Mix knob allows you to tweak how much of the pedal’s processed tone is blended with the natural sound of your rig. Sign up for our Newsletter.


It’s great for boosting your sound during a solo or adding more tone during a funky slap bassline. The Bass Attack pedal’s circuitry features an abundance of controls that can be used to craft attxck any bass tone imaginable. This eliminates the need for miking your amplifier, which is preferable for the low frequencies produced by the bass.

The pedal lets you tap the signal from your bass and pass it from the output to your front-of-house mixer. With a push of a footswitch and turn of the rotary control, you can set the center frequency of the curve — turn it clockwise for thunderous lows or counter-clockwise for even more pronounced high end.

Documents, presets, manuals Hartke VXL Bass Attack – Audiofanzine

Legal Information Dealer Resources. Stay Connected With Hartke. The Bass Attack pedal features the world famous Hartke Shape circuit, a preset EQ curve that will enable any bass player to further control their tone and get the sound that’s just right for their playing style.


Beyond its tone shaping capabilities, the Bass Attack pedal functions as a direct box, giving bass players a clean, balanced direct output to send to the PA system.

If you’re playing live, you can use the Shape footswitch to quickly engage the Hartke Shape circuit. Alternatively, you can include the harmonic effects mxnual the XLR direct output signal by leaving the switch in the Post in position.

The pedal’s powerful 3-band EQ offers complete control over the Bass, Treble and Brite aspects of your tone, while its variable Harmonics mqnual emulates the warmth of a tube preamp. In addition, the Bass Attack will operate via a 9-volt battery, optional AC adapter or phantom power through the XLR no battery or adapter is needed when recording direct or running to a mixer.

Recommended Use Recording, Live Performance.