Hartke LH500 500 Watt Bass HeadItem ID: LH500
500W Bass Amplifier Head with Rackmountable Metal Chassis, 12AX7 Class-A Tube Preamplifier Circuit, Bass and Treble Shelving, Selectable Bright Switch and Limiter
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Serious Power With Front-end Tube Warmth!The Hartke LH500 is a 500-watt bass amplifier head featuring a classic 12AX7 Class-A tube front-end with a solid-state output. Portable and roadworthy, the Hartke LH500 offers both treble and bass shelving, so you can give its warm tone the edge you want. You can also tweak the bright and limiter switches to shape your sound even further. Rackmount it for the ultimate in convenience, then plug in - there are a front-panel XLR balanced direct output a rear-panel 1/4" effects loop and 1/4" output connectors on the Hartke LH500.
Hartke LH500 500-watt Bass Amplifier Head at a Glance:
500 watts with a tube front-end design and tonal shaping
The LH500 features a classic 12AX7 Class-A tube front-end design with a solid-state output. It's designed to drive the Hartke HyDrive cabs, but it offers up more than enough power and tone control to drive whatever cabinet you want. Shape the LH500's warm sound using the treble and bass shelving, you'll also enjoy getting your hands on bright and limiter switches for further control.
Rugged metal, rackmountable chassis, so it's road ready
Hartke gave the LH500 a rugged metal chassis and added a steel faceplate and handles, so it's ready to take whatever kind of abuse you can dish out. For the most convenience in getting to the gig and back, you can rackmount the Hartke LH500 - it takes up only two rackspaces.
Hartke LH500 500-watt Bass Amplifier Head Features:
The Hartke LH500 bass amplifier head pumps out a ton of sound - and it's built tough for the touring musician!
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Reviewsbased on 5 reviews
by Drew Haydn from North West Indiana United StatesI love the sound of the amp and the power it has. I've never had to turn it up all of the way. The EQ is super simple and idiot proof which I love.
December 30, 2012
Music Background: Teacher, semi-pro
Great sounding, power head
by David S from Bloomfield, NJI have to agree with others that this thing sounds great right out of the box. But it does sound different from the old Trace Elliot head I was using. I understand how the vintage style passive tone s... read more [+]tack works (same as my Blue Tube pedal or what you find on an Alembic preamp), so with that in mind I set all the controls at about 6 to start with. From there I was able to tweak the mids and highs to get just about any tone I wanted.
June 6, 2012
Music Background: Pro Musician, Luthier, Recording Engineer
it's a very clear sounding amp, and took me a little bit to get used to, but I'm really enjoying it now. And it's loud. It doesn't song like the solid state Hartkes, but it does have a great warm tone, while being clear as a bell. close [-]
I'm Lovin It!
by Brian Wright from Newport News, VAI love this amp! It's well made, sounds great, and doesn't have a ton of knobs and buttons to make things confusing. I just set the bass, mid, and treble to the neutral position and then dial up my ... read more [+]tone on the guitar with active EQ. It's so simple it's stupid. Thank you Hartke for giving us a great sounding amp at an affordable price! It's warm and punchy and has all the power I need. If you are planning on playing a big hall then I would suggest the LH1000. But for a 2-300 person venue with a decent P.A. system the 500 is more than enough for on stage presence. HARTKE ROCKS! close [-]
April 19, 2012
Music Background: Pro Musician
by Mike from MissouriThis head sounds great right out of the box. This is plenty powerful, and the tones are pure musical sweetness. It definitely is a no nonsense amp with minimal tweaking capabilities but that's what ... read more [+]I love the most about it. I don't have to spend weeks and weeks messing with a hundred knobs and switches to find a great sound. It has everything you NEED and nothing you don't. If constant tweaking and tinkering is your thing then get something else, but if you want to set up, plug in, and play get this amp. close [-]
May 3, 2011
Music Background: Church praise band, home recording, neighborhood jams.
don't waste your money
by Dan from New Orleans, LAYou just can't get a good sound with this head. I have owned a Hartke 5500 and thought I would try this because it supposedly pairs nicely with the Hydrive speakers. The speakers are great and I wou... read more [+]ld recommend them, but the head is just awful. It is noisy at high levels. There is no way you could record with it. Move along and get a 5500 if you like Hartke stuff. close [-]
April 5, 2011
Music Background: Pro Bassist
Hartke LH500 500 Watt Bass Head
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