Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 Bass Amplifier Head

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4.6

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The Tone Hammer 500 has the legendary "Aguilar Sound" in a superlight package!

Based on the popular Tone Hammer pedal this superlight bass head combines 3 bands of flexible EQ, a colorful "Drive" control, and 500 watts of power in a 4 lb package. The Tone Hammer 500 will give you the legendary "Aguilar Sound" while still fitting into the accessory pouch of most gig bags – the perfect choice for bass players on the go.

Features:
  • Power Output: 500 watts into 4 ohms, 250 watts into 8 ohms
  • Preamp Section: Solid State
  • Power Section: Class D
  • Transformer: Switching mode power supply (SMPS)
  • EQ Section: Bass: +/- 17 dB @ 40 Hz Mid Level: +/- 16 dB Mid Frequency: 180 Hz – 1 kHz Treble: +/- 14 dB @ 4 kHz
  • Drive Control: Fully adjustable, featuring Aguilar’s proprietary AGS(adaptive gain shaping) circuit
  • Effects Loop: Series operation. Adds 6 dB of additional gain, making it useful for a broad range of effects units.
  • Inputs: One 1/4" input jack, compatible with all active and passive basses
  • Speaker Outputs: Two Neutrik Speakon speaker outputs
  • Balanced Output: XLR balanced output with pre/post EQ and ground lift switch
  • Tuner output
  • Cooling: Two high quality whisper fans with thermal speed control
  • Dimensions: 10.75”W X 8.5”D X 2.75”H

Get your Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 Bass Amplifier Head today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Bass Amplifier Head
Series Tone Hammer
Model Tone Hammer 500

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AguilarTone Hammer 500 Bass Amplifier Head
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Live (4)
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    4.0

    Power and Punch under 10lbs

    By 

    from Cleveland Ohio

    Staff Reviewer

    Comments about Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 Bass Amplifier Head:

    Ok first impression when I picked the head up was how in the world am I suppose to gig with this thing when my laptop is heavier? Then I plugged it in and was blown away! For as small and lightweight as this head is it really packs a punch. The eq is responsive and the sound quality is bar none. Its smooth and clear but can knock your head off if you need it to. All in all I would call this one of the best bass heads you can grab for the studio or any live gig.

    This was a hands on review from Graham @ Sam ash in cleveland

     
    5.0

    Awesome!

    By 

    from Indianapolis IN

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Great tone
    • Light Weight
    • Portable
    • Well built

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Live
    • Recording

    Comments about Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 Bass Amplifier Head:

    What an amazing sounding amp! Unreal low-end thump and grind, with a beautiful top end that never comes close to being thin or shrill. Massive tone in a compact package.

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    5.0

    Tiny Terror

    By 

    from Canoga Park, CA

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          Comments about Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 Bass Amplifier Head:

          This little thing is so loud, I can'g believe it. It's under 5 pounds and can run a speaker cabinet 100 times as big as it. Sounds great.

          This has been a handson review by Rock'n Dave Alford at Sam Ash, Canoga.

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          5.0

          loud and low bass

          By 

          from Cincinnati

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Size

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional

            Comments about Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 Bass Amplifier Head:

            Probably the most played bass amp in the store. It has plenty of power and perfect for any low clear bass tones. Matched with a 1-15 or 2-10 speaker cabinet this is all you would ever need for recording or gigs. This is a real hands on review form Eric @ Sam Ash Cincinnati.

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            5.0

            The best I've tried

            By 

            from Columbus Ohio

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Great tone
            • Powerfull

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Live
              • Recording

              Comments about Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 Bass Amplifier Head:

              Respected by pros for a while this Aguilar Tone Hammer is one of the best sounding bass amps I've heard. Lots of power with a rich tone. Tried with Fender Jazz and Ibanez bass, both sounded great.
              This is a hands on review by Jim at Sam Ash Columbus

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              5.0

              AMAZING head

              By 

              from Cerritos, CA

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • american-made
              • durability
              • Portability
              • Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Anything and everything

                Comments about Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 Bass Amplifier Head:

                Coming from an Ampeg SVT-CL head, I was a bit skeptical when I first tried this little guy out at the Sam Ash in Hollywood. As soon as I played the first note on it I was hooked. FAT, yet tight/focused sound that is pretty much perfect for any style of music. Tons of power in a tiny (<4 lbs.) package. Aguilar is currently making some of the best bass gear out there, and they knocked it out the park with this gem.

                Hands-on product review from Adam at Sam Ash in Cerritos, CA.

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                5.0

                great light weight head!

                By 

                from sam ash nyc

                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Portable
                • Small
                • Sounds Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • CHURCH
                  • Live
                  • Recording
                  • Talent show

                  Comments about Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 Bass Amplifier Head:

                  Awesome lightweight bass head. Super powerful for its size, don't be fooled. Good tone and tonal controls.

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                  4.0

                  Awesome amp head

                  By 

                  from KOP

                  Staff Reviewer

                  Comments about Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 Bass Amplifier Head:

                  A fantastic head. Easy to use. Easy to setup. Great quality. Has a really awesome sound. Lightweight and portable.
                  Great for beginners and pros alike and all at a very good price.
                  This is a real hands on product review from Dave @ Sam Ash KOP.

                   
                  4.0

                  Small amp with big sound

                  By 

                  from Sam Ash Music Ontario

                  Verified Reviewer

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                        Comments about Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 Bass Amplifier Head:

                        Solid little head! Great for small gigs, it's easy to transport and packs a punch! Works great with a single 15 or 2x10 cabinet. This is a real hands on product review by EpR@ Sam Ash Music Ontario.

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                        4.0

                        Aguilar

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                        from Las Vegas, NV

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                              Comments about Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 Bass Amplifier Head:

                              This solid state class D bass amp puts out a whopping 500w at 4 ohms which is insane considering it weights only 4 pounds! 1 1/4 inch input with 3 band eq, drive control, and fits into any gig bag, this is the ideal bass head for bass players on the go! Check one out at Sam Ash today!

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                              Tone Hammer 500 Bass Amplifier Head

                              Aguilar Amplification's DB series of electronics are covered under warranty to the original owner for a period of ten years from the date of purchase against defects in materials and workmanship. AG series electronics, GS series speaker cabinets, and S series speaker cabinets are covered by the warranty for a period of 3 years. Tubes are covered by the warranty for a period of six months.

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