Darkglass Exponent Bass Amplifier Head (500 Watt)

Need a bass amp that does it all? The Darkglass Exponent bass amplifier head offers 500 watts of power with an onboard audio interface and effects processor.

Exponent 500 is a concept Darkglass calls a Powered Platform: a clean amplifier that, once connected, turns into a multi-effect, with fully programmable and presettable signal chains with all the components a professional bassist requires. With its audio interface capabilities and 500W of loud, ultra-clean power, Exponent 500 is an extremely capable solution for every context, all packed in a gorgeous, compact and light housing for maximum portability.

Combining every technology Darkglass has developed since their humble beginnings, Exponent 500 is an analog amplifier head with powerful digital signal chain modeling. From all stances: Mechanically, electronically, and with an ever-growing DSP library that has compressors, distortions, modulation, preamps, Impulse Responses and more. Connect to the Darkglass Suite app to adjust the modeled effects, preamps, and cabinet simulation, or use MIDI to control parameters or move between presets.


- 500 watt hybrid bass amplifier head
- Ultra clean analog amplifier with powerful digital modeling
- Assignable effects, preamps, and cabinet simulation
- Audio over USB
- Full MIDI control
- Effects loop
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- The SpeakON Combo jack allows for SpeakON or 1/4" speaker cable operation. The minimum load impedance is 4 ohms. Exponent 500 can be operated without a cabinet.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 10 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): E500

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 631-390-6800
Email: support@darkglass.com
Web: https://www.darkglass.com/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted July 6, 2023 by Todd Crush

"worth the money!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Wow, just wow. Went from an Ampeg head with a hiss and occasional radio station, to dead silent, transparent, clean and customizable. Loving all the features of this powerhouse amp. The EQ, and various settings literally lead to an almost infinite amount of tones. They're all good so far. I play in a jazz trio, with a songwriter, and in an alternative rock band. This will handle all my needs with ease. Extremely well thought out and intuitive. Hoping the footswitch comes out soon, DG told me around November 2023. Not a necessity yet, but would be nice down the road. Everything else is amazing. I highly recommend.
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