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Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 vs TC Electronic Staccato

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by dbamta, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. dbamta


    Aug 25, 2009
    Any experiences with Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 vs TC Electronic Staccato?
  2. baytas


    Oct 13, 2013
    I tried both when I was shopping for a head. I ended up picking the Staccato, largely because I found a used one for a good price. Had I gone with the Tone Hammer I would have paid more and had to carry it from Sweden to Turkey while backpacking.

    I played Warwick, Music Man, Alembic and Fender basses through the Tone Hammer and an Aguilar cab in a shop. I was able to dial in some very warm and musical sounds.

    I especially liked the way it brought out the characteristic "growl" of a Warwick Streamer Stage I. With the neck-thru bass with P/J pickups through this amp, it was easy to approach sort of a Victor Wooten sound and feel.

    Overall it felt and sounded really smooth and warm while maintaining clarity. I also like the minimalism and compactness of this head (although it could benefit from another 2 bands of parametric EQ). If I could find one in Istanbul for a good price, I would have gotten the Aguilar.

    For more info on the Staccato'51 you can check out my post here: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f15/t...mesa-boogie-standard-powerhouse-2x10-1022387/
  3. What is the point of this thread ?
    Didn't you already buy the staccato amp ?
  4. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    The plot thickens! :eyebrow:

  5. dbamta asked
    baytas replied

    And Jeff Scott went to get popcorn
  6. dbamta


    Aug 25, 2009
    I already own a staccato and i considering replacing it with an Aguilar Tome Hammer. The Staccato seems to get lost with large gigs.
  7. Oh, my bad... I read the first and second post as one. Mia culpa ;)
  8. Mr Smart-Ass entering the room...
    "It's mea culpa"
    ...leaving the room. ;)

    Can't really comment on the OP's question as I don't know the Staccato.
    The Aggie TH 500 however is a great, great amp. Depending on personal taste it's almost impossible to go wrong with that thing (IMO).
  9. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    No need for the popcorn, it turns out he's talking about a different amp, altogether! :smug:

  10. Yep lol... Thanks Mr. Perfect ;)

    edit: taken from wiki; In the popular vernacular, the expression mea culpa is an admission of having made a mistake by one's own fault (one that could have been avoided if the person had been more diligent). I thought it was pretty good... ha ha...

    I would agree, my TH-350 has been meeting all my gig requirements lately and even at 350w no chance of getting lost on stage or in the room without PA support. If I had the extra cash at the time I would have gone the TH-500.

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