Hartke LH500 Bass Guitar Amplifier Head

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    Product Description

    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.

    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)

    Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
    Phone:  631-784-2200 Warranty:  2 Year
    lessthanbug, lessthanbug@gmail.com
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    A review... 5 years later
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    What is your opinion of this product?
    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.
    Aaron b
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    Solid bass amp!!
    What is your opinion of this product?
    This amp is awesome!!! Nice thump and highly recommend!!!
    Neon Hors
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    best deal out there for a bass head
    What is your opinion of this product?
    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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