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Hartke LH500 Bass Amplifier Head

 
4.6

(29 reviews)

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The LH500 Bass Amplifier Head is a light-weight, simplistic, road-worthy powerhouse that will add a variety of incredible tones to your live bass rig.

The LH500, like its big brother, features a classic 12AX7 Class-A tube preamp that provides bass players with an 500 watts of power and amazing tone. The LH500 features Treble and Bass Shelving as well as mid peak controls which will allow you to produce a broad range of tonal colors to the amps natural, warm tone. If your looking to shape your sound even further, the LH500 also features Brite and Limiter switches.

Today’s amplifiers seem to all be about one thing, control. So much so that they’ve almost become too complicated to use and aren’t quite user friendly. The LH500 on the other hand doesn’t necessitate an engineering degree to adjust your tone. The simplistic and intuitive front panel of the LH500 gives you all of the range and dynamics of more complicated amps but without the headache. Although the LH500 is a perfect complement to the Hartke HyDrive cabinets, it also works as a seamless accompaniment to any bass cab on the market.

Whether your playing small venues or huge stadiums, the power that the LH500 puts out makes this amplifier head ideal for the gigging musician. The LH500 features a light-weight, rugged construction as well as two-rackspace, metal frame chassis,  a steel faceplate and handles which make this amp extremely road-worthy.

The LH500's raw, reliable power is also perfect for additional shaping through your effects console or stomp box. With all the necessary features for complete tonal control, along with ample power and rugged design, the LH500 will ensure your bass playing receives the positive attention it deserves.

Features:

  • 500 watts of power @ 4 ohms
  • 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

Order your Hartke LH500 Bass Amplifier Head from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy, and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

Things You Will Get:

  • Amplifier Head
  • Manual
  • Power Cable

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Hartke Lh500 Bass Amplifier Head
 
4.7

(based on 29 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Excellent sound (19)
  • Good power output (19)
  • Warm / comfy (18)
  • Portable (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (20)
  • Professional recording (14)
  • Outdoor events / games (13)
  • Home studio (11)
  • Amateur recording (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (7)

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5.0

WOW

By 

from Boston, MA

About Me High-end Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • RAW POWER!!!

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Large Rooms
  • Medium Rooms

Comments about Hartke Lh500 Bass Amplifier Head:

This amp ROCKS, raw full power...no bells and whistles, clear and concise power. Pair with a hydrive 410 cab...un freaking real. You won't be bummed!

 
4.0

Very Cool

By 

from KOP

Staff Reviewer

Comments about Hartke Lh500 Bass Amplifier Head:

What a cool product. Very easy to set up and use. Portable and lightweight. Lots of cool sounds. Great sound and a great price.
"This is a real hands on product review from Dave@ Sam Ash KOP

 
5.0

durability and power

By 

from store 54

About Me Experienced

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Hartke Lh500 Bass Amplifier Head:

    This bass head has less watts then the lh100 but still packs a heck of a punch. Great for single 15" and dual 12" cabinets.

     
    5.0

    Improve your sound!

    By 

    from Lyndhurst

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Hartke Lh500 Bass Amplifier Head:

      Control your sound no matter how big the venue! lightweight and compact with a lot of sound. This product is also very user friendly! This is a real hands on product review from Kathryn@ Sam Ash Lyndhurst

       
      5.0

      Great sounding Bass Head by Hartke!!

      By 

      from Orlando,fl

      About Me Professional Musician

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Hartke Lh500 Bass Amplifier Head:

        Great sounding bass amp by Hartke!!
        Delivers a loud 500watts of power!!!
        Nice low end and delivers a good punch.
        "This is a real hands on product review from Billy@ Sam Ash Orlando"

         
        5.0

        500 WATTS OF MAYHEM!!

        By 

        from Canoga Park,CA

        About Me Experienced

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Hartke Lh500 Bass Amplifier Head:

          No matter the gig, this bass amp will do. Simple, and easy to use, this amp is very versatile for the price. Quick EQ selection makes this head simple to dial-in and reach that boomy and transparent tone.This is a real hands-on review from Brandon @SamAshCanogaPark

           
          5.0

          Amazing Gigging and Recording Amp!

          By 

          from Columbus, OH

          About Me Professional Musician

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Hartke Lh500 Bass Amplifier Head:

            This is the precise unit my band used live and in studio. The Pre Amp sounds great for recording and direct in at venues.

            The amp really drives the Hartke 1x15 and 2x10 cabs we have and its just a very smooth, tubey tone. Very high quality and detailed but still warm. The unit takes pedals very well and has a VERY nice volume output.

            We love the simplicity and small size. It sounds darn good and isn't hard to find a good sound.

            This is a hands on review by Mike @ Sam Ash Columbus

             
            5.0

            Good Head

            By 

            from Canoga Park, CA

            Staff Reviewer

            Comments about Hartke Lh500 Bass Amplifier Head:

            This is a great bass head with plenty of watts to push some 8x10 cabs, which is what you need if you're going to play live. Definitely a professional grade amp.

            This has been a handson review with Dave from Sam Ash, Canoga Park, CA.

             
            4.0

            Hartke!

            By 

            from Las Vegas, NV

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ

              Comments about Hartke Lh500 Bass Amplifier Head:

              Hartke has been making top quality products for years now and this bass head is no exception! It features a classic 12AX7 Class-A tube preamp that provides bass players with an 500 watts of power and amazing tone. It also has 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 and much more. Check one out at Sam Ash today!

               
              5.0

              500 Watts of WOW!

              By 

              from White Plains NY

              About Me Professional Musician

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Good Warmth
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Hartke Lh500 Bass Amplifier Head:

                The Hartke LH500 Bass amp is the little brother of the thousand watt LH1000. Boasting all the same features, including tube preamp and simple controls, only in a lighter weight, more portable package. Let's face it...500 watts of power is more than plenty for gigs anywhere smaller than Madison Square Garden. And if you want to record the sweet yet punchy tones this amp can produce, Hartke has provided you with a direct out right in front to send straight to a board. So easy, even a drummer could use it!

                This is a hands on product review by Jim at Sam Ash White Plains

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                Series LH
                Other Features Front panel XLR balanced direct output
                Model LH500

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                Warranty Info:

                LH500 Bass Amplifier Head

                The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for One year and labor for One year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.