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Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 Bass Amp Head Black 

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Legendary Aguilar tone that fits in your gig bag pocket!

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.

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
Switching mode power supply

Simplify your rig with the powerful, compact Tone Hammer 500 from Aguilar. Order now.


Tone Hammer 500 Bass Amp Head 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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3.8 lbs + LOUD + Warm


from Ohio

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


    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 Bass Amp Head:

    I reduced head weight from 42 lds to 3.8 lbs. Such a fantastic sound from a small package.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


    Small amp, HUGE Sound


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    Comments about Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 Bass Amp Head:

    Prior to buying this amp I was lugging around an Aguilar DB750 which sounds great but very heavy. I needed to find an amp that was light weight without sacrificing quality of sound. Weighing in at only 4lbs, I had to give this little amp a shot.

    I've played this amp separately through an Aguilar DB410 (8 ohm), an Aguilar DB115 (8 ohm), and a Hartke 8x10 (4 ohm). In all 3 cases this amp delivered clean sound, heavy bass, cutting mids and pristine highs, I was able to dial in a variety of sounds including an Overdrive/distortion sound using the Drive knob.

    If you are a fan of the DB750 / DB751, this little guy is a great alternative. i would never get rid of my DB 750 but I can safely say the Tone Hammer 500 will be my go to amp for gigging.

    If you are bassist constantly on the go and need to lighten your load, I highly recommend this amp. Aguilar is a good company that makes great gear! Worth every penny.

    Side note: I had to buy the soft case bag through Aguilar. While I wish it would have come with the amp, Im glad I picked it up. Case keeps amp safe and has room for all your speaker cables and power cord. nice handles and can me worn like a messanger bag.

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