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Aguilar Limited Edition Tone Hammer 500 500-Watt Bass Amplifier Head - Racing Green

Original price $1,149.99
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Original price $1,149.99
Current price $849.99
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Current price $849.99
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Race to Sonic Excellence with the Aguilar Limited Edition Tone Hammer 500 500-Watt Bass Amplifier Head in Racing Green

Based on the popular Tone Hammer® pedal, this superlight bass 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.

Front Panel Features

The Drive control changes the gain structure and EQ interactively with the Gain control position. By modifying the circuit structure, Drive gives a “vintage voiced” EQ and gain structure that adapts to how you set the Gain control. The lower the Gain control setting, the “flatter” the EQ applied. The higher you set the Gain control, the more saturated the gain structure becomes, and the more the bass is tightened and the treble smoothed. The Drive circuitry surrounds the midrange controls, enabling you to get a huge variety of tonal characteristics by simply adjusting the Gain, Mid Level, and Mid Freq controls.

Clip Light

When the Clip light turns red it indicates that the preamp is being driven into clipping. Clipping can be a desirable characteristic, depending on your taste. If you would like a cleaner sound you can experiment with the input pad, Gain, Drive, and Tone Controls. All these things, including the output level of your bass, affect how often the light will go off. Clipping the Tone Hammer® 500 will not cause any shutdowns or damage to your amplifier.

Effects Loop Section

The effects loop section is intended to be used with professional rack gear with a nominal input level of 4 dBu. The effects loop is wired for series operation. Effects pedals should be used in front of the amp.

D.I. Section

Pre - Your signal goes to the D.I. XLR output jack before your Gain and EQ settings, but after the –10 dB input pad.

Post – Gain, Drive, EQ and effects will be sent to the D.I. XLR output jack. In this setting, adjustments to the Master control will only affect the output to your speaker cabinets, not the signal going to the D.I. Lift/Ground: If there is a hum when using the D.I. there may be a ground loop. In many cases pushing in the Lift/Ground button can fix this problem.

The Tone Hammer® 500 can be run safely without a speaker load attached to the amplifier for recording through the XLR output. Simply remove the speaker cables from the rear panel speakon jacks and then run a cable from the XLR output to your recording device/interface.

Note: The Tone Hammer® 500 will not be harmed by phantom power through the DI. D.I. Phantom power is a power supply that can be switched on at the channel input of some mixing consoles and is used to power some types of microphones. Use of phantom power (usually labeled as 48V) will have no effect on the D.I. or the amplifier in general.

Speaker Outputs

Two speakon outputs are provided. Any combination may be used as long as the load does not go below 4 ohms. The speakon jacks are wired +1, -1.

Tuner Output

One 1/4 inch Tuner output is provided. When the amplifier is muted your signal will still reach the tuner.

Input Voltage Selector

The Input Voltage switch allows you to change the operating voltage if you travel with your Tone Hammer 500. You can select between 115V for 100-120V and 230V for 220, 230 or 240V.


  • Power Output: 500 watts into 4 ohms, 250 watts into 8 ohms
  • Preamp Section: Solid State
  • Power Section: Class D
  • Transformer: Switching mode power supply (SMPS)
  • EQ Section: Bass: +/- 17 dB @ 40 Hz
  • Mid Level: +/- 16 dB
  • Mid Frequency: 180 Hz – 1 kHz
  • Treble: +/- 14 dB @ 4 kHz
  • Drive Control: Fully adjustable, featuring Aguilar’s proprietary AGS (adaptive gain shaping) circuit
  • Effects Loop: Series operation. Adds 6 dB of additional gain, making it useful for a broad range of effects units.
  • Inputs: One 1/4″ input jack, compatible with all active and passive basses
  • Speaker Outputs: Two Neutrik Speakon speaker outputs
  • Balanced Output: XLR balanced output with pre/post EQ and ground lift switch
  • Tuner output
  • Cooling: Two high-quality whisper fans with thermal speed control
  • Dimensions: 10.75”W X 8.5”D X 2.75”H
  • Weight: 4 lbs

Manufacturer: Aguilar Amplification
Model: TH500LTDGRN
SKU: I758448-12-WHXB

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