Gear Reviews

Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 & SL112 cabinet – bass amplification review with “Top Gear” award

TopGuitar is proud to inform, that the November issue of the magazine features a review of Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 bass amplifier head and SL112 cabinet, which have been awarded with “Top Gear” editors’ award. The instrument was delivered for review by Aguilar distributor in Poland, Audiostacja.

Below are some excerpts from a review by gear department editor Maciek Warda, which may serve as reasons for the award:

“I must admit this is the first time I have seen such a lightweight 500-watt head.”

“Most of all: transparency. The Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 listens carefully to what our fingers are doing and how our bass guitar sounds like.”

“This little thing pumps air with the power of a hurricane. If not for the cloth grille at the front, the SL112 cab would rip the pant legs of people standing near. Despite its inconspicuous looks, it performs really dutifully and honestly.”

The latest issue of TopGuitar magazine is available across Poland in Empik and Ruch press retail networks, in the online store (, and as mobile version for tablets and smartphones using iOS ( or Android ( operating systems.



Published since 2005 as a printed magazine, TopGuitar is a magazine of opinion for professional and amateur musicians. Since 2020 on a digital platform. Contain reviews of various guitar-related musical gear, interviews and original articles on world’s most popular artists, music reviews, event reports, guitar workshops and tips, the latest products and artist news. The Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Dariusz Domanski, a guitarist and academic teacher, doctor of musical arts.