Announced during this year’s Musikmesse show in Frankfurt, TC Electronic is now shipping their newest bass combo, the BG250.
THe 1×15˝ combo is TC’s latest entry in the line up of ultra-light combo, but one that comes with the ability to replace on-board effects using the company’s new TonePrint technology.
TonePrint is essentially an effects slot that allows the bassist to dial in what the amp should sound like for a given tune. The amp comes loaded with TC’s Chorus as a default effect, with many others available for download from the company’s website, including Octaver, Compressor, Overdrive, Distortion, Flanger and Vibrato. TC also provides signature tones from a growing list of bassists including Nathan East, Charles Cave, Michael Shuman, Gail Ann Dorsey, Mark King, Roscoe Beck and others. All of these signature tones are available at no cost.
The BG250 packs 250 watts and weighs in at around 35 pounds, a combo TC says makes it “one of the lightest yet loudest combos in its class”, thanks in part to the lightweight Class D amp technology under the hood.
The amp has an integrated 5-string bass tuner, TubeDrive and Bass Tone controls. The amp also comes equipped with an auxiliary input, headphone output and balanced XLR output.
The amp retails for $399 in the US. For more, visit TC Electronic’s website.
BG250 Sound Examples:
BG250 Bass Combo Specs:
- TonePrint capable, with ever-expanding TonePrint library
- 250 Watts of Power
- Weight: 35 pounds
- 6 Bass Effects – Chorus, Flanger, Vibrato, TubeDrive, SpectraComp, Octaver
- Smartphone Beaming – Transfer Bass TonePrints via your mobile device
- Built-in 5-string Bass Tuner
- Bass-contoured Tone Controls