Hartke HD500 2×10″ 500-watt Bass Combo Amp

92 out of 100. Incorporating 175+ ratings and reviews.

Gearank Recommendation

The HD500 was on our recommended list for Combo Bass Amps from October 2021 until September 2022 when it was out-ranked by the Fender Rumble 200.


The Hartke HD500 is the 500W version of their HD series of amps, this one packing two 10″ HyDrive speakers in a combo package.

HyDrive woofers are distinct in that they have a paper and aluminum cone that gives Hartke amps their distinct thump and appearance.

Knobs on the amp let you control core functions that include 3-band EQ for tone shaping and volume.

For further tone shaping, the amp also has a Shape EQ control which lets you target a specific frequency range and boost it via a button.

Connectivity features include aux input, headphones out, effects loop and it has a DI output.


  • 500-Watts
  • 2 x 10” HyDrive Speakers
  • Controls: Volume, Shape, Bass, Mid, Treble
  • AUX-Input, Headphone-Output, Effects Loop Send/Return, DI Out
  • Weight: 34.39 lbs
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now models with higher ratings which you can see in our guide to The Best Bass Amps – Combo.