10 3/4” x 8 1/2” x 2 3/4"
head weighs only 4 pounds
Adjustable Drive control with
proprietary AGS (adaptive
gain shaping) circuit
XLR balanced output
with pre/post EQ
provided evidence that these Aguilar products have the potential to play well with
other amps and cabs.
I used the Tone Hammer 500 and the
SL 112s in a variety of live performances.
The test rig worked well with a jazz trio
by bringing out the mids of the German
upright, which made intonation adjustments
easy. On a cover-band gig, the rig could
not quite compete with two, 50-watt guitar
amps and bombastic drums. Fortunately,
running a line to the house provided
enough volume to convey the Aguilar sound
with the ’ 64 Jazz bass. Armed with the Nash
P-style bass, I treated a cabaret show audi-
ence to some Tone Hammer-tinged bass
lines. Pairing the Tone Hammer 500 with
a Glockenklang Space Deluxe 112 created
so much sound that I could fill a 700-seat
theater without PA support.