Kicking Back with James Genus & the Hartke HD500

The HD500 is a high-powered and portable bass combo that delivers Hartke’s legendary tone and attack. With 500 watts driving two 10’ Hartke patented HyDrive speakers, it is the most powerful and dynamic amp in the HD Series. The preamp features a 3-band EQ plus Hartke’s signature Shape Circuit that allows you to easily dial in your sound with a single knob. Whether for rehearsal, stage or studio, the HD500 fits all your playing needs in a sleek and rugged design that weighs only 35 pounds.

Besides being the bass player for NBC's Saturday Night Live and Herbie Hancock, Hartke artist James Genus has recorded and played with some of the biggest acts from every musical genre such as Whitney Houston, The Brecker Brothers, David Sanborn, Bob James, Ravi Coltrane, Branford Marsalis, John McLaughlin and Daft Punk. Recently, we had the opportunity to Kickback with James and talk about his life, career and thoughts on playing bass...

Sit back, relax and Kickback with... James Genus