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Hartke LH500 Bass Guitar Amplifier Head

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The LH500 features 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. This amp provides you with Treble and Bass Shelving to give its warm tone a little edge. Or use the brite and limiter switches to further sculpt your sound. Its intuitive front panel also makes adjustments on the fly a breeze.

Hartke LH500 Features

  • 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
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 LH500 is an ideal solution that gives you plenty of options to create the exact sound you're looking for.

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Phone:  631-784-2200 Warranty:  2 Year

Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Hartke LH500 Bass Guitar Amplifier Head Specifications
  • Input Sensitivity
    • Passive Input: 100 k Ohms, 20 mv.
    • Active Input: 100 k Ohms, 60 mv.
  • Rated Output Power: 500 watts @ 4 ohms (350 watts @ 8 ohms)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: less than .5%
  • Signal To Noise Ratio: approx. 78 dB
  • Equalizer
    • Type: Tone stack
    • Controls: BASS, MID and TREBLE
  • Send Output Level: 0 dBm
  • Return Input Level: 0 dBm
  • Dimensions: 19 x 14.5 x 3.25 inches (483 x 369 x 83 mm)
  • Weight: 23.10 lbs (10.50 kg)


Customer Reviews

Mike Bunner Submitted: 10/15/2018
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I'm not easy to impress, but this one did it!
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What is your opinion of this product?
At 500w into 4ohm load (325w into 8ohms), the Hartke LH500 head has more than adequate power. I have it paired with an 8ohm Hartke 4x10 400w XL Series speaker cab. With this rig, I get more than enough sound levels in the studio without turning the head volume up past 4. The 3 independent to equalizer controls produce a wide range of sounds that provide most whatever you’re looking for. I usually keep the bass set to 8, the mid set to 4, and the treble set to 3, which gives me a solid bottom with a crisp, punchy mid/high. The XLR jack on the front panel makes it easy to connect to a console or mixer and there’s effects send/return jacks on the back for any outboard effect processors you have. What I like best after the performance is that it doesn’t look or feel like a cheap piece of equipment. It’s solid, the knobs and switches all have a solid feel, and the jacks hold the cables solidly. Nice job, Hartke!
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Alex Submitted: 9/5/2018
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Great product, pleasantly surprised!
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The Hartke series has always been a go-to brand for anything bass related and the combination of this 500 watt amp and the 4x10 XL cabilet delivers the goods! It is sturdy and compact enough to travel and is built like a tank, as it should be! It has earned praise from various different bassists at our church for providing great highs and deep lows and is over-kill for any medium sized church or building. If I would change anything, I would have included a speaker cable and a more capable EQ then your standard 3-band, but it stayed under budget. Great buy!!
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Jeff R. Submitted: 7/23/2018
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Great piece of gear!
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I bought this and the XL410 cabinet, and they do not disappoint! I have a Darkglass B7K Ultra and a Keeley Compressor that I use in front of this head, and it is a monster! Plenty of power, clean gain! The EQ section on this head is a little weird. It took some getting used to, but it sounds great!
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William Submitted: 5/2/2018
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Love it
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Get it if can
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brian Submitted: 4/3/2018
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great amp !!1 day service!!WTF super !!!!
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Great reliable amp bought this one for a spare before you cant get them anymore. i waited 3 months for a competitor to ship me one but then dropped the item reordered it from ams at 3 oclock and it was on my door step by 12:30 the very next day!!!!!!!!
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lessthanbug, lessthanbug@gmail.com Submitted: 7/28/2017
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A review... 5 years later
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I bought this head about 5 years ago when I joined a local band needing a bass player. I needed something that was reasonably priced and powerful enough to be heard over a guitarist running a Marshall DSL100H into a 4x12" cab. Well, it worked wonderfully. I have been using it in one of two different cabs: a 4x10" Ampeg Classic and an old, 1970's Kustom Tuck and roll 2x15" cab. It has no problem pushing either cab with headroom to spare. I keep an SWR Workingman's head as a spare and I never have to touch it because the Hartke has worked flawlessly. Where the SWR gives me a boomy, low end heavy sound, the Hartke is a punchier, twangier sound. Used through the Ampeg cab I get a sound that's perfect for the stuff we play. (Think Fat Mike's sound in NOFX.) I love this head. I am at a point in my career where I could probably buy something a bit more "high end", but I get everything I need from the Hartke. I give you my no-BS guarantee: it is a great head. You can't go wrong with this one.
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Aaron B Submitted: 1/9/2016
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Solid bass amp!!
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This amp is awesome!!! Nice thump and highly recommend!!!
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Vic Felix Submitted: 3/1/2015
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best deal out there for a bass head
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Brutal simplicity at its finest and an awesome sound from the tube preamp do a side by side comparison with other high end tube preamp heads and hartke comes out on top with its specs and price. My head came a lil dinged from shipping but hey the amp works amazing its built like a tank. Im running my head with a XL hartke cab so I have to watch my volume knob. 500 watt head into a 400 watt cab. If you are looking for a distorted bass sound this will not give it to you but for the money you save get a decent pedal and your set!
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Ed Submitted: 9/30/2014
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Love it
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The amp has great tone , with plenty of volume , all of the members in the band commented about the sound . and they have no problem hearing me now . I am using this with 2 of the 112 Hy drive cabinets . I love it .
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rick from oak hill,wv usa Submitted: 7/15/2014
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lasted 6 months
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powerful,tone is great,great sound
lasted 6 mos before it blew due to a screw loose in unit that was lodged below output circuitry(from factory in china)under warranty ,ups charges,parts not avail for 2 months, gigs under contract every weekend,not funny
perfect amp when it worked
perfect for any bassist if it would last
yes
great
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