Hartke LH1000 1000-Watt Bass Head

1000W 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 Plus Front-end Tube Warmth!

The Hartke LH1000 is a 1000-watt bass amplifier head featuring a classic 12AX7 Class A tube front end with a solid-state output. Portable and roadworthy, the Hartke LH1000 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, and then plug in - there is a front-panel XLR balanced direct output, a rear-panel 1/4" effects loop, and a 1/4" output connector on the Hartke LH1000.

Hartke LH1000 1000-watt Bass Amplifier Head at a Glance:
  • 1000 watts with a tube front end design and tonal shaping
  • Rugged metal, rackmountable chassis makes it road-ready

1000 watts with a tube front end design and tonal shaping
The LH1000 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 LH1000'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 makes it road-ready
Hartke gave the LH1000 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 LH1000 - it takes up only two rackspaces.

Hartke LH1000 500-watt Bass Amplifier Head Features:
  • 1000 watts of power
  • Classic 12AX7 High Voltage Class A tube preamp circuit
  • Bass and treble shelving, plus mid-peak EQ controls
  • Selectable bright switch for added high frequency response
  • Selectable limiter switch with LED indicator
  • Front panel XLR balanced direct output
  • Rear panel 1/4" effects loop
  • 1/4" output connectors
  • 2-rackspace metal chassis with steel faceplate and handles
The Hartke LH1000 bass amplifier head pumps out a ton of sound - and it's built tough for the touring musician!

Additional Media

Bass Guitar Amp Buying Guide
LH1000 and LH500 User Manual

Tech Specs

Type Hybrid
Number of Channels 1
Total Power 1000W
Compression Yes
EQ 3-band
Preamp Tubes 1 x 12AX7
Inputs 2 x Instrument (Passive, Active)
Outputs 1 x speakON, 4 x 1/4" (Speaker)
Effects Loop Yes
Height 3.25"
Width 19"
Depth 14.5"
Weight 31.9 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number HALH1000

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Pro Powerhouse !

Great tone, easy to use, and all the power you'll need. The guitar players in my band used to bury me, now I set the level AND the pace. If you're disappointed with this amp then you're doing it wrong. Love it!
Music background: Bassist for I4NI
5/5

Great Amp!!!!!

Best amp I have ever had. The tone is great. Very easy to dial in the exact sound you are looking for. I upgraded to this amp from a 750 watt line 6 amp head. The first time I plugged in to this amp I could feel and hear a HUGE difference. The Hartke LH1000 is the best purchase that I have made in a long time. Extremely satisfied with it.
Music background: bass player for 23 years. christian rock, praise and worship
5/5

get it

i am a fairly simple bass player....now. i used to be obsessed with different effects and lots of knobs but because i got this head i ve changed my ways of thinking. a flat eq does it on this thing and you hear the bass tone no unwanted color its just your bass the way it was meant to be heard. its amazing to only have to show up to a gig now and plug in a single cable with no tone altering effects to mess up the tone. at first i wasn't sure but it took no time at all for me to know why vic uses this as well as bello, ellefson and others. get this and the hx810 and you will hear bass tone as it was meant to be heard.
Music background: Student
5/5

Hartke LH1000 WOW!

I've been out of music for almost 20 years now, but want to rekindle my passion for it. Previously, I had a couple of Fender Bass Amps and more recently a Peavy 1810 cabinet with a Mark V head. I loved that setup. But the Hartke cabinet along with the Hartke LH-1000 Amp head is by far the best rig I've ever owned. Its powerful with really bright sounds!
Music background: Hobbyist (was pro years ago)
5/5

The sound is UNREAL!!

Little did i know when i plugged it in i was going to be Blown away!Ive been useing GK amps for a long time,so i figured it would just be another amp...Boy was i wrong..Easy to use..i get the sound im looking for and its loud!
Music background: Full time bassist

Sweetwater Advice

Jared Kalish

Simple, easy to use with great tone. These are the features that I seached for when looking for my next bass head. The Hartke LH1000 delivered on all these points, giving me unbeliveable power and superior bass tone with a super-simple EQ section. I love the 12AX7 Tube preamp - it adds such warmth to an already great-sounding head.
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