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      Hartke LH Series LH500 500 Watt Hybrid Bass Amp Head (H85457)
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A roadworthy amp designed for revolutionary sound.

The Hartke LH Series LH500 500 Watt Hybrid Bass Amp Head, like its big brother, has 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.

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.

Hartke LH Series LH500 500 Watt Hybrid Bass Amp Head 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




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  • Excellent Amp, Factory Restock Not So Good

    As reviewed by Bryan Paff on 4/1/2013

    I purchased the LH500 as a Factory Restock Item at a pretty decent discounted price. I should have held out for a "Factory New" condition one and saved my pennies a little longer. The amp itself is incredible. I was looking to replace and improve my equipment. This amp seemed almost too good to be true, power, quality and review-wise for the price. I love the tone I am able to produce from this amp. I love the simple EQ. It is great for what I need it to do, and can't stand fiddling with endless Graphic EQ sliders, only to end up wanting a flat or mildly scooped EQ. This amp starts with a great sounding scoop setting, and is easy to dial in whatever tone you may be looking for. READ THE MANUAL TO UNDERSTAND HOW THE EQ RESPONDS. This amp in the box brand new would most likely warrant a 5 star rating. However, my "Factory Restock" unit did not meet my expectations. The amp is advertised with rubber feet to use outside of a rack-mount installation. Mine had no such feet. The Manual was a shoddily photocopied version with a black bar through the middle of the pages that was darn near unreadable. These are small inconveniences, that while not affecting the sound or performance of the unit, definitely threw me for a loop as far as opening my new amp (not in original packaging, but in a box surrounded by packing material.) No original manual, no warranty card, etc. The real issue that I took with the amp is that the main cooling fan on the rear of the unit was installed incorrectly, during original assembly or during its "factory refurb" time. I fired the amp up and before plugging into it, checked to make sure it produced "sound" through my cabinets and verified cooling fan operation. The main fan was installed crooked and was jammed against the case of the unit. It only took a few seconds to disassemble and correct, but I would imagine this is what drove it to be "factory restocked" in the first place. Now my "new" amp may have a potential history of thermal shutdown. I love the amp, but wish these issues would have been checked out before I received it. I guess time will tell if I made a good buy, but in hindsight, I would have gladly paid the extra $40 for a new unit with correct parts installed as advertised. Live and learn I guess.

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