Master volume, Contour Low & High pass, variable Compressor, Preamp A control (Tube), Preamp B control (Solid State), 10 band Graphic EQ with in/out switch, Balance control, Pre/post switch
Active/Passive instrument inputs, effects send
XLR Direct out, 2x Speaker outs (1/4″ jack), effects return
44cm W x 33cm D x 9cm H (exc feet)
The Hartke HA5500 is Billy Sheehan’s amp of choice… Found on stages all over the world the HA5500 delivers rock-solid performance and is one of the most popular bass amps of all time, across all musical genres.
This is a powerful amp that allows you to blend Tube and Solid State tones. Tonal options are extensive thanks to the 10 band graphic equalizer section and two fully adjustable Contour knobs that allow even more tone shaping options. The onboard Compressor is particularly effective, adding real punch to your bass sound and allows you to ‘smooth out’ volume differences between notes up and down or across the fretboard.The good thing with this amp is that everything actually does something and is useful… that might sound like an obvious statement but we’ve all used/tried amps where we press buttons or turn knobs and nothing seems to happen or the amp is crammed with ‘features’ that no one really needs!
Comes complete with rack mounting brackets & screws, side handle and comprehensive owners manual.
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