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Hartke LX8500 800-Watt Bass Amplifier Head

Hartke LX8500 800-Watt Bass Amplifier Head, 800 Watts @ 4 Ohms, 12AX7 Class A Tube Amp Circuitry, Tone Stack EQ, Brite Button for Top-End Presence, Compressor Knob, Effects Send & Return, Balanced XLR Direct Out, 2x TRS Footswitch Jacks


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MSRP: Old Price $779.99 Discounted Price $599.99 Save : $180.00 (23%)
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MSRP: Old Price $779.99 Discounted Price $599.99 Save : $180.00 (23%)
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The LX8500 is a compact 800 watt amplifier designed for the big gig. Lean and remarkably robust, the LX8500 brings the thump, growl and bite you expect from your favorite amplifier without the back-breaking setup. Weighing in at just 8.5 pounds, this amplifier features a responsive 12AX7 tube-powered preamp that adds plenty of warmth and bassy richness, backed up by 800-watts of real, continuous power.

Sculpt Your Tone
The Hartke tone stack EQ section is tailored to capture the character of the bass guitar as soon as you plug in. Equipped with traditional Treble and Bass knobs, as well as a footswitch selectable mid filter Frequency knob and Shape knob that sets the depth of the filter. The Brite button can be selected to boost high frequencies, bringing out the top-end of the bass as well as highlight natural harmonic overtones.

Tonal Control
The LX8500 provides essential onboard effects designed to enhance your playing and add extra options to your tonal arsenal. An all new integrated Drive control can be used to add a touch of grit or throttled-out for an authentic fuzz tone and selectable via foot switch. A variable Compressor knob can be used to smooth out transients, add punch and presence to your attack, as well as balance dynamics for players that employ slapping, tapping and thumb-picking techniques.

Gig-Ready Design
The ideal amplifier for the stage, studio and practice room, the LX8500 offers all the essential connections and features in a single compact and lightweight package. An XLR Direct Out with a Pre and Post EQ selection allows for direct connection to a PA or recording console. An 1/8" headphone output is ideal for silent practice sessions while 1/8" auxiliary input can be used to connect phones or MP3 players. An effects loop with Send and Return connections can be used with your favorite time-based effects as well as onboard 1/4" tuner output. The LX8500 features two TRS footswitch inputs to engage Drive, Effects Loop, Brite and Frequency parameters.


  • 800 Watts of Continuous Power @ 4 Ohms
  • Class D Amplifier That Weights 8.5 lbs.
  • Classic 12AX7 Class A Tube Preamp Circuitry
  • Tone Stack EQ w/ Bass, Treble, Shape & Frequency Controls
  • Brite Button for Top-End Presence
  • 1/4" Input Compatible w/ Active or Passive Instruments
  • 1/4" Effects Send & Return Jacks, 1/8" Aux Input, 1/8" Headphone Out, 1/4" Tuner Out
  • Balanced XLR Direct Output w/ Pre-Post Switch
  • Output Mute Switch
  • 2x TRS footswitch Jacks for Drive, Effects Loop, Bite & Frequency Parameters

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  • Bass Amplifier Head


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Amplifier Category Head
Amplifier Type Tube
Wattage (Built in/Handling Capacity) 800
Channels 1
Reverb No
Effects Loop Yes
Direct Output Yes
Rechargeable No
Weight 8.5 lbs.
Dimensions 17.91 x 6.54 x 15.75 inches (WxHxD)
Series LX
Model LX8500
Warranty Info:

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

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