Hartke LH-1000

19" Bass Head

  • 2x 500 Watt or 1x 1000 Watt
  • Tube preamp with 12AX7 Class-A tube preamp circuit
  • 3-Band EQ
  • Bright Switch
  • Limiter Switch with LED Indicator
  • Balanced XLR DI-Out
  • FX loop
  • Balanced direct output
  • Effects loop
  • Speaker Twist and jack outputs for speakers
  • 2 U
  • Dimensions: 483 mm x 369 mm x 83 mm
  • Weight: 14.5 kg
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Further Information

Power 1000 W
Equalizer 3-Band
Compressor No
Limiter Yes
Effects Processor No
External Effect Loop Yes
Connector for external speakers Jack, Speakon
Headphone connection No
Di Output Yes
Tuner Output No
Rack mount Yes
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Amazing Amp Head for Drop Tunings
Oliver Berlin , 15.03.2021
Even though I have heard many times that other brands work better when handling low tunings, this amp head delivers an extreme amount of low end. I play modern Metal, with a 5 string bass that is tuned down to drop A, and my old Peavey amp could not do the job (sounded amazing for the rest pf the strings actually but it didn't for the thicker one) so I started researching a lot how to get an affordable and effective full bass stack system.

And here it is, combined with two Hartke cabs, HX410 HyDrive and HX115 HyDrive, it delivers an outstanding efficiency and power for the purpose I needed. About volume.... 1000 WATTS!!! No more words needed. Its Brite button thing bright the sound of your bass and its Limiter function works more as a Compressor than a Limiter, which is great either way.

On the bad side of it, I would say that 3 EQ knobs are just fine, but a couple more would have created a huge machine.

If you're looking for the specifications mentioned above, and don't want to spent a few salaries with it, this is a perfect choice. Period.
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Best amp I ever bought
Fernando K., 02.05.2018
I use this as my main gigging rig along with a Hartke HyDrive 410. It's the right size for any venue, from small to large-mid sized (around 500 people), even with minimal to no PA support. With 1000W it will always have headroom for even the loudest guitar player and drummer in your band.

The amp is very transparent, so you can "only" dial from very clean tone to slightly warm. If you want an Orange sound, it's the wrong head for you. But if you have a specific tone you like, and it's already dialed in your pre-amp/pedalboard, this is the last amp you'll ever need. The controls are extremely simple, and you are guaranteed to spend under 5min. to dial the ideal tone you want. The only peculiarity worth mentioning is the odd EQ: flat is around 2-10-0 to 2-10-2 (allowing for tolerances). Out of the factory the LH line has a remarkable mids scoop, that Hartke likes. Nothing that getting used to can't cope with.
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Hartke LH1000 - Rubbish
07.12.2016
When this worked, it sounded amazing - exactly what I have been looking for. Unfortunately, it didn't work very often.
1st amp lost B-channel, returned and replaced under warranty.
2nd amp lost B-channel, returned and replaced under warranty.
3rd amp lost A-channel, and I'm done with Hartke amps.

I gig every weekend, in UK and Europe, and this just isn't reliable. I can't trust it.

Thomann have been excellent, but Hartke customer service outside the US is non-existent.
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Great price/quality ratio
ZØLTAN, 23.06.2020
PROS

1. Clear, clean and powerful (used with Hartke HyDrive 410) sound.
2. Robust and reliable build quality.
3. Great price/quality ratio.

CONS

1. The 3-Band EQ. A 4-band EQ (bass, low-mid, high-mid + treble) would be extremely helpful.
2. It's a little bit heavy.
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