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Darkglass M 500 Bass Combo 2x10 Analog Amp Blue

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500 watts of thunderous analog tone in an ultraportable 2x10 combo.

The M 500 bass combo amp from Darkglass unleashes 500W of pure analog power, engineered for bassists who need pristine tone and flexibility across venues. With a compact 2x10 design loaded with Eminence ceramic speakers, this mighty combo delivers the fast transient response and tight lows that define your signature sound. Despite its portable size, the M 500 packs a serious punch thanks to its high-efficiency class-D power amp. Take this mighty half-stack on stage, to rehearsals or for at-home practice. With intuitive tone-shaping controls, this amp elevates your playing experience.

Shape Your Sound With Analog Tone-Sculpting

The M 500 puts you in the driver's seat with its array of analog tone-shaping controls, allowing you to dial in your signature sound. Access Darkglass' tube-like distortion or blend in compression to add pleasing grit and punch to clean tones. The four-band EQ provides powerful yet nuanced tone tweaking, with sweepable midrange bands. Just plug and play to unleash the M 500's thunderous bass tones. Or spend time crafting your ideal sound with the preamp controls—this amp is built for discerning bassists seeking top-notch tone.

Blend Between Vintage and B3K Overdrives

The M 500 offers two distinct overdrive flavors to suit any musical situation. The warm, tubey crunch of the Vintage channel recalls coveted analog grit and harmonic richness. For more modern aggression, the B3K channel delivers a tighter, more articulate bite. Blend seamlessly between both overdrives and dial in the exact amount of gain and saturation your tone demands. The Level control adjusts the overall output, while Drive determines the amount of distortion. Whether you need a touch of breakup or full-on filth, the M 500's variable overdrive empowers your creativity.

Built-in Compression for Consistent Dynamics

The convenient built-in compressor evens out your dynamics for consistent tone and enhanced sustain. Just set the desired amount of compression and let the circuit automatically adjust gain based on your playing. From subtle compression to pumped-up squash, it ensures every note comes through loud and clear. The compressor also helps tame aggressive picking styles, allowing more distortion without muddiness. Coupled with the EQ and overdrive sections, you have a complete tonal toolkit.

Pro-Level D.I. Out and Smart Features Enhance Performances

Ready to take your stage and studio game to the next level, the M 500 includes pro-level features to enhance your playing experiences. Its XLR DI output makes connecting to a PA system or audio interface a breeze, with options for pre- or post-EQ signal. The amp also includes an AUX input, effects loop and external speaker output for pairing with your favorite outboard gear. Darkglass footswitches provide hands-free control over channel switching or muting. For private practice, plug headphones into the front panel jack. With smart design touches throughout, the M 500 combo provides an inspiring 500-watt analog experience.


  • 500 watts of pure analog power
  • 2x10" Eminence ceramic speaker configuration
  • High-efficiency class-D ICEpower module
  • Darkglass analog preamp
  • Four-band ultraquiet equalizer with push potentiometers
  • Seamlessly switch between Vintage Microtubes and Microtubes B3K distortions
  • Compression with automatic gain adjustment
  • Master volume control with instant mute
  • Headphone output for private practice
  • DI output with pre-/post-EQ switch
  • Ground lift for D.I. output
  • AUX input for backing tracks
  • Effects loop send/return
  • Footswitch control
  • External speaker output
  • 110/220V voltage selector

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M 500 Bass Combo 2x10 Analog Amp Specifications:

  • Power: Class-D ICEpower Module
  • Wattage: 500W
  • Speakers: 2x10 Eminence ceramic speakers
  • Voltage Selector: 110/220V
Front Panel Features
  • Active/Passive: Attenuates input signal for active instruments
  • Preamp: Darkglass Analog Preamp
  • Four-Band Ultra Quiet Equalizer: Fine-tune equalization with accuracy, featuring push potentiometers for low-mid (500Hz/1 kHz) and high-mid (1.5 kHz/3 kHz) adjustment.
  • Drive (Vintage Microtubes & Microtubes B3K): Seamlessly push between two distortions using the Blend, Level, & Drive controls 
  • Compression: With automatic gain adjustment, allowing dynamics shaping.
  • Master with Mute: Controls overall volume while providing instant silence with a push.
  • Headphone Output: Allows for private listening and practice sessions without disturbing others.
Back Panel Features
  • DI Output with Pre/Post Switch: Choose between pre or post-EQ signal for the DI XLR output.
  • Ground Lift for DI XLR Output: Minimize unwanted noise by lifting the ground of the DI output.
  • Auxiliary Input for Backing Tracks: Conveniently play with backing tracks or external audio sources.
  • Effect Loop (Send/Return): Connect external effects pedals or processors seamlessly.
  • Footswitch: Enable hands-free control with an external footswitch. 
  • External Speaker Combo: Connect to an additional external speaker setup.

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