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Hartke LH500 Additional EQ???

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassic78, May 6, 2010.

  1. bassic78


    Jul 15, 2009

    Can someone please help me. I used to have a Hartke 3500 which I loved as I could shape the sound to more or less exactly what I wanted. Unfortunatley it developed a problem and is getting repaired and dont know when getting back.....

    ...anyway after reading reviews I bought a LH500 to replace which again I love the amount of power this amp produces but it has very limited EQ and so I cant reproduce or make a nice shaped sound I had.

    Is there an EQ unit I can add to it from the effects loop or some kind of additional pre amp? Any suggested models etc would be appreciated.

  2. bluesrx

    bluesrx Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2006
    Lakeland, Fl.
  3. koobie


    Jul 11, 2007
    Portland OR
    I had a LH500 and liked it, thought it was a good value, but wanted more eq, fatness & presence. In short, I really wanted a tube amp. What worked for me was taking the instrument-level output of the (long-discontinued) Hughes & Kettner BATT into the LH500's input. Between the two sets of gains & eqs, I was able to dial in some really nice tones. If you don't need the drive/warmth of the BATT, I'd think any high-quality bass eq pedal will help you get your tone.
  4. pedroims


    Dec 19, 2007
    i run my LH500 flat and use a VT pedal for dial my sound

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