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SB500H

Your Price: $490.00 CDN

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Delivering a full 500 Watts at 4 ohms, the ultra compact and lightweight Traynor SB500H is the ideal professional bass head for the musician on the move. Loaded with essential features including Active and Passive level instrument inputs XLR DI output, a versatile four band EQ with an additional low frequency expander, the SB500H allows virtually any tone to be dialed in quickly and easily.

The all-metal chassis with front mounted handles to protect the knobs and jacks ensures the SB500H is fully road ready. A rear mounted in-line effects loop, selectable Pre/Post EQ XLR DI output, front mounted tuner out (with mute) and heavy duty Speakon speaker outs are included.

The SB500H is made in Canada and like all Traynor products, covered by an unconditional two-year transferable warranty.

Features:

500-watt Ultra Compact and Lightweight Bass Head
Versatile 4-band EQ with Additional Low Frequency Expander
All-Metal Chassis
Active and Passive Inputs
Selectable Pre / Post EQ XLR DI Output
Rear Mounted In-Line Effects Loop
Speakon Outputs
Made in Canada
Decent value0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest StoreWinnipeg Manitoba
It's a good head. Couple things to note: it's only 250 watts into an 8 ohm load, and the effects loop is AFTER the DI out, so if you plan on using the DI to FoH, any effects in the loop will not be present in the signal sent to the board. I also found the tone centres a bit odd, including the "low expander", essentially making it useless to me with my other gear. Overall though, it's a good amp, lots of headroom, and who can complain about something you can slip into a gig bag pocket?
Posted by Scott on Apr 15, 2016
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Small, Light, Sounds Huge!1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest StoreChilliwack British Columbia
I've never been a fan of Traynor bass amps. Other than the all tube yba-200, and now, this one! I was looking to buy a small, digital bass amp and gave the small block 500 a try. I was impressed with the tone I can get out of it! The word I use to describe it is 'stereo'. You will need to buy speakon cables to use this amp. My first one was a showroom model that stopped working after a few weeks of owning it. Pay attention to the inputs passive and active people!! I liked the amp so much I exchanged it for one in a box and it has been problem free. The only thing that would improve this amp would be a variable compressor instead of just a limiter.
Posted by Seamus McNasty on Mar 11, 2016
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Incredible head for the size & price7 of 7 customers found this review helpful
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Closest StoreOttawa Ontario
This amp is killer. I have it paired with the Traynor TC1510 cabinet (2x10" & 1x15" with adjustable tweeter all-in-one cab). It has a very flat EQ that allows your tone to come through as-is. More than I'll ever need (even at a medium-to-large sized gig), but this way I have tons of headroom even with some fuzz. It has a great feature-set. Built-in Limiter, mute, DI XLR out, effects loop, two 1/4" jack / SpeakOn outputs, and it's smaller and lighter than you'd think. It can be used without a cabinet connected, e.g. with headphones. I only removed one star from Features because I never understood 2 input jacks (one passive / one active) instead of a switch to select between the two, considering you can't use both inputs at the same time anyway. Also, a built-in tuner would be nice. Overall, this made-in-Canada amp is a superb offering from Traynor, a fantastic Canadian company (which originally started at Long & McQuade) with a widely-respected reputation. I emailed them a question and they got back to me almost immediately. You can't go wrong, especially for the price and with the unbeatable transferrable warranty - it's a keeper.
Posted by static on Dec 1, 2014
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