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Hartke HA Series HA5500C 500 Watt Hybrid Bass Amp Head   

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Found on stages all over the world, the Hartke HA Series HA5500C 500 Watt Hybrid Bass Amp Head is back in classic black. Yet, it retains all the same...Read More

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All the features you need for complete tonal control, along with ample power and rugged design.

Found on stages all over the world, the Hartke HA Series HA5500C 500 Watt Hybrid Bass Amp Head is back in classic black. Yet, it retains all the same rock-solid performance and features as the original that have made it one of the most popular bass amplifiers of all time.

The 5500C's unique circuitry ensures that every nuance of your bass performance is faithfully reproduced. Featuring two pre-amp input knobs for custom blending of tube and solid-state tone and a ten-band graphic EQ, the 5500C is ideal for the player who wants plenty of power and control. But we don't stop there. A dedicated preset button allows you to set an equalization curve and two fully adjustable contour knobs provide even more shaping of your distinctive sound. A built-in compressor adds real "punch" to your bass sound, and also allows you to smooth out volume differences between notes.

Rugged construction and professional features make the 5500C totally road-worthy. Two independent inputs accommodate both passive and active bass guitars. LEDs show you the settings of the graphic equalizer in low-light environments as well as a two-color LED that continuously shows the status of the compression circuitry in response to your playing. Electronically balanced direct output provides routing signal to professional mixing consoles for both live performance and recording environments. A ground lift switch helps prevent hum or buzz from entering the signal, and a pre/post switch allows the direct signal to be derived either before or after the amp EQ section.

FEATURES
  • 500 Watts of power at 4 ohms
  • Tube and solid state preamp sections
  • Passive and active input sections
  • Bass, treble, and contour controls
  • 10-band graphic EQ
  • Variable compression
  • XLR direct out
  • Effects loop

Complete bass euphoria no matter what kind of music you play. Get yours today!

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HartkeHA Series HA5500C 500 Watt Hybrid Bass Amp Head
 
4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (1)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Portable (4)
  • Warm / comfy (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoor events / games (3)
  • Performances (3)
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    • Experienced (4)

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5.0

The best gear decision I've ever made.

By The Great Northwestin

from Tacoma, WA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Hartke HA Series HA5500C 500 Watt Hybrid Bass Amp Head:

    I used to have an older version of the 3500. Lately I've gone through three different amps trying to find the one that gave me what I wanted. I took them all back. This machine is a brick house. No bells and whistles, just the best of the basics. Tube and solid state mix and match, they both sound great and the tube gives the sound a lot of really nice shape. The compressor is great, put about a quarter of the way up and it will even everything out when things get funky. And the Graphic EQ option is really great. Topped off with an extra bass and treble pass. Bottom line, whatever sound you're looking for, it's right there.

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    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Outstanding Boat Anchor

    By Norm

    from Taos, New Mexico

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Powerful
    • Sound Shaping Options

    Cons

    • Fan Is Noisy
    • Hartke Ignores Contact
    • Hartke Support Is Lousy
    • Pods Are Noisy
    • Pops After Turning On

    Best Uses

    • BOAT ANCHOR

    Comments about Hartke HA Series HA5500C 500 Watt Hybrid Bass Amp Head:

    As my amp deteriorates over time with noisy pods, noisy fan, popping noise after its on for 5 seconds, I turned to Hartke for support. My amp is only 5.5 months old. They ignored me completely which I assume means they could care less. I am getting so tired of hearing these noises and pops I am beginning to hate this amp with a passion. It's almost useless to me now and I would never consider a Hartke product ever again!

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    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Back to Hartke

    By Bassman

    from Florida

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hartke HA Series HA5500C 500 Watt Hybrid Bass Amp Head:

        Had Hartle and left for SMX then Ampeg but came back to Hartle for the best sound.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Rock Solid

        By WordIsBorn79

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Hartke HA Series HA5500C 500 Watt Hybrid Bass Amp Head:

        Using this with 2 4x10 Hartke cabs since early 2003. Very reliable, with lots of headroom and good sound quality/shaping tools. I have used this head heavily over the years, and it's reliability and durability are second to none. Loyal Hartke user for life.

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        (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        SO SO

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        By buddybass

        from florida

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Hartke HA Series HA5500C 500 Watt Hybrid Bass Amp Head:

          the 5500 is a strong bass head, though i do not think it has more power compaired to the older 3500 modle , i feel the power is about the same as the old school 3500.

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