Hartke TX600 Head review

Get that bass tube sound in a tiny enclosure for a killer price

Hartke TX600 Head
(Image: © Hartke)

Guitar World Verdict

Real tube sound at a great price.


  • +

    Sweet, traditional tone; great compressor


  • -

    Doesn’t seem as powerful as specs claim; loud fan

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The Hartke TX600 is the venerable amp company’s first foray into the Class D/switchmode power supply (SMPS) revolution, a technology that now dominates the market.

Since its initial integration into bass heads over a decade ago, the phenomenal weight savings of Class D/SMPS (versus Class AB designs with linear power supplies) has made it an easy sell to bass players tired of schlepping 30-plus pounds of amp to gigs.

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