Hartke LH500 Question - Enough Watts?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by markbmbass, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. markbmbass


    Apr 19, 2012
    I am in need of a backup amp, and was looking at the LH500.

    My main question is, will it be enough for my band. I play in a rock cover band, and the drummer is loud, and also have two guitars and keys.

    Will this amp be loud enough?

    I have a Markbass LT800 and have rarely ever had the gain past 9 o'clock and the master past 1 o'clock. I use a GK212 and 410 for the gigs as well.

    Any feedback is appreciated:help:
  2. kevteop


    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    It depends how efficient your speakers are. But probably, yes.

    I used one with a Schroeder 2x12 cab for a couple of years and never had any problems keeping up with a loud drummer, obnoxiously loud guitarist and a scratch DJ.

    I really rate the LH500, it's got a good sound. Total bargain IMHO.
  3. rogypop


    Jan 10, 2009
    I pair it with single 15/6, 8 ohm cab and use it regularly in loud rock band. Possibly among the loudest 500 watters.
  4. markbmbass


    Apr 19, 2012
    Awesome. Thanks for the replies guys!
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  6. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yeah, Hartke doesn't use no pansy ass ratings for wattage. They are real men.