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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!
  5. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

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