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Open Box Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 Bass Amp Head Black

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Based on the popular Tone Hammer pedal, the super-light Tone Hammer 500 bass amp head combines 3 bands of flexible EQ, a colorful Drive control, and 500 watts of power in a 4 lb. package. The Tone Ham... Read More

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Overview

Based on the popular Tone Hammer pedal, the super-light Tone Hammer 500 bass amp 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.

Despite its size, the Tone Hammer 500 head can crank out 500W of Class D power at 4 ohms (250W @ 8 ohms). The EQ section boasts Bass, Mid Level, Mid Frequency, and Treble controls for precise shaping of your sound. Additionally, the Drive control features Aguilar's proprietary Adaptive Gain Shaping circuit, letting you add subtle distortion and EQ for that extra punch that a track or performance calls for.

Features
  • 500W @ 4 ohms, 250W @ 8 ohms
  • Class D power amp
  • Bass, Mid Level, Mid Frequency, Treble tone controls
  • Adjustable Drive control adds subtle distortion and EQ
  • Series effects loop adds 6dB of additional gain, perfect for a broad range of effects units
  • 1/4" active/passive input
  • 2 Neutrik Speakon outputs
  • XLR balanced output with pre/post EQ and ground lift switch
  • Tuner out
  • 2 high-quality whisper fans with thermal speed control
Specifications
  • Preamp: solid state
    Power amp: Class D

    EQ Section:
    Bass: ±17dB @ 40Hz
    Mid Level: ±16dB
    Mid Frequency: 180Hz - 1kHz
    Treble: ±14dB @ 4kHz
    10-3/4"W x 2-3/4"H x 8-1/2"D
    4 lb.
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AguilarTone Hammer 500 Bass Amp Head
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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67%

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5.0

Great amp!

By Hank

from Berkeley

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 Bass Amp Head:

    Great!

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    5.0

    A Great Product at a Great Price

    By Doober

    from Buffalo, NY

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Flexibility in Tone
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances

      Comments about Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 Bass Amp Head:

      Amazing powerful sound from a tiny package. Plenty of 'fatness' in the tone. Love the ability to vary the frequency midpoint of the other controls; this gives tremendous flexibility to the tone. Sleek, handsome styling.

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      2.0

      No User-serviceable fuse

      By nene

      from Florida

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Warmth

      Cons

      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

        Comments about Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 Bass Amp Head:

        It doesn't come with a user-serviceable fuse. The amp blew out on a gig with faulty electricity. I looked for a fuse -- none to be found but my guitar's player amp had a fuse and it was saved. I called the CEO of the company, he gave me his song and dance about the technology used in these amps -- I didn't buy his song and dance. Bottom line, I want my amp to work and to be saved by a fuse that cost less than dollar. I thought this would never happen to me where I needed a fuse to save me and it wasn't there. This little fuse not being there cost me $700 -- I tried telling that to the CEO -- again -- I heard his song and dance. Look for a fuse before buying an amp -- fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice, shame on you.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 Review

        By David

        from Eastman, Georgia

        Comments about Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 Bass Amp Head:

        I purchased the TH500 solely based on the light weight and Aguilar's great reputation. I have been gigging with their cabs (GS112) for years. What a pleasant surprise when test the TH. Great tone. Useful, flexible EQ section, and the Drive function. Despite it's small size and weight, this is a very well built unit. Typical Aguilar quality. I purchased this head as a lightweight rehearsal alternative, but as good as it sounds and with the flexibility, it will be seeing some gigs! At my first rehearsal with the TH500, it worked perfectly. I tried several different setting of EQ and Drive and the tone was amazing. We do a variety of songs and the TH500 covers them easily. I wold highly recommend this head!

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        No comparison,

        By tara tendick

        from Eugene OR

        Comments about Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 Bass Amp Head:

        I had the hardest time deciding on a new bass head. Mostly because at this price point I was considering the Tone Hammer or the GK mb800. I am very glad I went with this amp. Most amps have their own color they ad to your sound, GK gives it a bright in your face upper mid range bite which is great for some music, but hard to tame without drastic EQ. The Tone Hammer on the other hand is VERY full and warm, but if you want it, it will give you that same aggression. The controls look basic, but give you amazing control, they are very responsive. Just a great all around amp! Give it a try, you won't be disappointed!

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Non-Tube Amp in the world

        By walter capehart

        from Nashville TN

        Comments about Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 Bass Amp Head:

        I have owned the TH500 for about a year now...nothing but love. It POUNDS, and travels like a feather. Amazing tone and clarity. More than adequate EQ, that does what the knob says. I love to push the "Drive to about 2 O'clock" and let her run. 4 pounds is awesome, but best of all is the consistent durability of this product. Night after night, she will deliver everything you want. I use it for Studio, great balanced out! Love it for stage. You will be heard.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Amp

        By GILBERT BELTRAN _

        from Chula Vista California

        Comments about Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 Bass Amp Head:

        This amp is really light weight, great voicing and has lots of headroom. This is a great amp, is the best out there. The sound is phenomenal, and even thought is only 500 watts is really loud. Did I mention that is loud? I use it with an aguilar gs 412 cab and its a perfect match, great lows (tons of bass), mids and highs, everything is there. The drive control is also a great addition to the amp, which gives a vintage vibe, and overdriven sound. The amp is really simple to use. The DI sounds great too.

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