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Hartke LH500 Bass Amplifier Head

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.


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MSRP: Old Price $559.99 Discounted Price $399.99 Save : $160.00 (29%)
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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.


  • 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

the staff at springfield sam ash is awesome!!!!


great service at sam ash great powerful amp





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!


Boston, MA


Very Cool


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 [email protected] Sam Ash KOP



durability and power


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.

Ricardo Amador

store 54


Improve your sound!


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 [email protected] Sam Ash Lyndhurst




Great sounding Bass Head by Hartke!!


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 [email protected] Sam Ash Orlando"

Billy B





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


Canoga Park,CA


Amazing Gigging and Recording Amp!


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


Columbus, OH


Good 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.

Rock'n Dave

Canoga Park, CA




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!

Nate The Great

Las Vegas, NV


LH500 Bass Amplifier Head

4.7 30


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.