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Hartke LH500 Bass Amplifier Head (500 Watts)

Get serious bass with the Hartke LH500. With a 12AX7 tube preamp and solid-state output, the Hartke LH500 strikes a great balance of tone and power. (26) Read 20 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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The Hartke LH500, like its big brother, has a classic 12AX7 Class-A tube front-end design with a solid-state output. Developed with the HyDrive cabs in mind, the LH500 also has more than enough power and tone control to drive any cabinet on the market. The Hartke LH500 provides you with Treble and Bass Shelving to give its warm tone a little edge - or use the bright and limiter switches to further sculpt your sound. The Hartke LH500's intuitive front panel also makes adjustments on the fly a breeze.

The LH500 packs a big punch in a portable, roadworthy package. A two-rackspace metal frame chassis, steel faceplate and handles allow for easy, safe transport from gig to gig. With the needs of modern bass players largely centered around volume and versatility, the Hartke LH500 is an ideal solution that gives you plenty of options to create the exact sound you're looking for.

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- 500 watts of power
- Classic 12AX7 High Voltage Class-A tube preamp circuit
- Bass and Treble Shelving, plus mid-peak EQ controls
- Selectable brite switch for added high frequency response
- Selectable limiter switch with LED indicator
- Front panel XLR balanced direct output
- Rear panel 1/4-inch effects loop
- 1/4-inch output connectors
- Two-rackspace metal chassis with steel faceplate and handles
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 28 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 21 x 17 x 8 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 631-784-2200
Customer Reviews
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Sound: Sounds excellent right out of the box. With only Bass, Mid and Treble booster you can dial in a great tone in minutes. The lows are very full and prominent and the mids and highs are very clear and crisp. I play in a hard rock band and can cut through the mix no problem with this. After I got this I heard for the first time from my guitar players with Marshall half stacks "Damn man can you turn down just a bit" Best thing a bass player can ever hear LOL! Feature: Not many features, Just a "Brite" Switch that I don't use, sounds ok but mainly for soloing I think. A limiter that works pretty well and has a direct out which is nice. The only thing I don't like is that it doesn't have SpeakON connections but I can live with that. Ease of Use: Very easy to use, Plug in and dial in. Quality: Very well built. The metal frame is super durable and all parts seem to be very good quality. Value: This amp is more than worth the money. I would compare it to some units which sell for up to $1200 . Manufacturer Support: Never had to use it. The Wow Factor: It's just a wicked amp. Built well, looks nice and sounds great! Overall: I love this head! Hartke has blown me away. I have never owned one before and I wish I had of tried them out years ago! The sound is amazing. You can dial in a great sound without messing around with an eq and shape features. It has a good sound to start and then just has Bass Mid and treble boosters. Simple and effective, the way all great bass equipment is.
Style of Music: Rock, Metal, Blues
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "I love this amp!"
Sound: The sound is great, the tube pretty amp is just what I need. It only has the three eq knobs but you don't have to work very hard to get a great tone. You also get very full and crisp tones which I really had to work to get on my previous head. Feature: The most useless feature to me is the brite button. It would be good for a solo situation. Or something just not needed by me. The most useful would be the limiter button. Ease of Use: easy easy easy. Pulled it out of the box, hooked it up to my cab and dialed in some decent tones in about 5 min. Quality: it seems to be made very well. It has a metal casing with heavy duty handles and can be mounted in effects case as well. The knobs are like chrome hard plastic that seem very strong. Overall it will be a great gigging amp. Value: for the power, sound and quality it is more than worth the money. I'd suggest picking one up. Manufacturer Support: have not had to The Wow Factor: it is a very sexy amp lol Overall: My main head crapped out and I need one quick. I was a little skeptical due to the price but was blown away when I hooked it up. The tube pre amp gives this head such a great tone and the power is all there! This thing has no problem giving you your 500 watts. I now use this on my main gigging rig.
Style of Music: Hard rock, metal,
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