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Aguilar - Official 'Tone Hammer 500' 3.8lbs 500w Megathread!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by dominic54321, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. A lightweight Aguilar bass amp with the Tone Hammer preamp...3.8lbs 500watts!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I just received this email from Glenn at Bass Specialties in Phila...
    "Ciao Bassisti, well the folks have thrown me a curve ball - just got this from Dave Avenius :
    Since we’ve been sending out the NAMM Specials we’ve decided to pre-announce a product that will be debuting at the show – the new Tone Hammer 500. This 3.8 lb amp will have 500 Aguilar watts of power and has the same powerful preamp section as the Tone Hammer. It’s warm, full, and sounds much bigger than it’s small size suggests!

    the street price on this amp will be about $699, but pre-orders may result in a discount - let me know if you are interested!

    Glenn Marrazzo
    Bass Specialties
    2846 Street Rd
    Bensalem, PA 19020

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  2. Captain_Arrrg


    Jan 23, 2008
    Mountains of Colorado
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses
    DO WANT!
  3. YCBass

    YCBass Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2007
    Big Dave B. was hinting something about this during Bass Player Live... When they debuted the SL112 cabs.

    He said, "Well, we got these new cabs so maybe there's a head coming out to go with them." Something like that anyway....
  4. trjazzluva05


    Jul 14, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    Yes!!!!! It's about time! luckily I have that covered. I have my Tone Hammer running through the effects send of a GK MB2-500 amp. but does indeed sound intriguing. Now if only Aguilar could make a Neo-equipped 4x10....:hyper:
  5. naturalkinds


    Jan 22, 2009
    Savannah, GA
  6. Yeah, this is the first I heard of it. I just received the email about an hour ago. This head sounds very promising. It just may take the place of my Shuttle! Time will tell! ;)
  7. NiteFury


    May 12, 2010
    Akron, Oh
    Intrigued and subscribed.
  8. GrowlerBox


    Feb 10, 2010
    Nude Zealand
    What's the conversion factor between "Aguilar watts" and everyone else's watts?

    Jokes aside, though, I do love the Tone Hammer. I have a fairly extensive pedal board, but 95% of the time, this (and my Strobostomp tuner) is all I have between me and my Markbass. Should be a very cool amp.
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  9. naturalkinds


    Jan 22, 2009
    Savannah, GA
    I can't imagine they'll keep the AG 500/SC in the line much longer.
  10. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    This complicates tings. I thought I was ready to try a Shuttle 9.0 and Uber Quad. This is worth a look. Paired up with one or two of those new SL-112 cabs...
  11. naturalkinds


    Jan 22, 2009
    Savannah, GA
    All of the sudden a mini Aguilar rig is lighter than a Markbass combo. Can pigs fly now, too?
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  12. T. Alan Smith

    T. Alan Smith Guest

    Sep 9, 2001
    Color me intrigued. I really like Aggie's heads as well as the Tone Hammer pedal.
  13. This makes a lot of sense for them. They already had the pre ready with the ToneHammer. Put it at the front of a 500 watt Ice module in a box, and you are ready to go! I bet that will be a nice box for the guys who like the Ag500 type tone (I think the Tone hammer is basically the second channel of the Ag500 if I remember correctly) and are looking for a micro solution all in one box.
  14. Balog


    Mar 19, 2009
    Bothell, WA
    Did they cancel the Tone Hammer pedal, I can't seem to find it anymore.
  15. GrowlerBox


    Feb 10, 2010
    Nude Zealand
    Still seems to come up on their website.
  16. pedroims


    Dec 19, 2007
    I started looking for an amp in the classified today, I may hold few weeks and get this baby :)
  17. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Actually it's the AGRO that was the 2nd channel of the AG500. The TH is a different design.
  18. YCBass

    YCBass Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2007
    Though they didn't have any at Bass Player Live, I believe a 410 is (or will be) part of the new SL lineup.
  19. Ah, that's right. Is the Tone Hammer more like the first channel of the AG500?
  20. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    AFAIK the Tone Hammer is more like a tweaked OBP3.

    Also, just gonna quote myself here: