Musikmesse 2012: TC Electronic unveils the BG250 bass combo amp

21st Mar 2012 | 12:00

Musikmesse 2012: TC Electronic unveils the BG250 bass combo amp

TonePrint-enabled, 250 watts

FRANKFURT MUSIKMESSE 2012PRESS RELEASE: Most bass combos claim to have loads of power and to weigh next to nothing. TC's new BG250 is no exception, but that's only half the story as no other bass combo offers the ultimate power to choose quite like the TonePrint-enabled BG250.

The BG250 1x15" ultra-light bass combo is the first amp in history with the power to choose and replace on-board effects time and time again. The revolutionary TonePrint concept offers signature tones created by an ever-expanding list of the world's finest bass players such as Nathan East (Eric Clapton, Fourplay, Toto), Charles Cave (White Lies), Michael Shuman (Queens of the Stone Age), Gail Ann Dorsey (Lenny Kravitz, David Bowie, Seal), Mark King (Level 42), Roscoe Beck (Leonard Cohen, Robben Ford) and many more – all free of charge. In other words, this loud, light and open-design amp will surpass everything that is to be expected from a bass combo.

BG250 comes packed with 250 watts of power, delivered through TC's cutting-edge, lightweight Class D amp technology that helps bringing the total weight of BG250 down to an extremely portable 16 kg / 35 lbs., making it one of the lightest yet loudest combos in its class.

The preamp features an ultra-fast, integrated 5-string bass tuner, TubeDrive and intelligently contoured Bass Tone controls that create anything from crispy, modern slap tones over grungy, cranked-tube-like tones for classic rock to tight and funky Jaco tones with ease.

Further, an Auxiliary input and headphone output cater for any playback and rehearsal situation, while a balanced XLR output makes recording and live performance a breeze, all of which is underpinned by the cornerstone of great bass amps: superb tone. But coolest of it all is the white TonePrint knob.

What is TonePrint?

TonePrint is a flexible effect slot that lets the user decide exactly which effect the amp should use at any given time. BG250 comes loaded with TC's legendary SCF Chorus as default, but numerous new bass effects can be downloaded from TC's website, replacing the chorus with other effects such as Octaver, Compressor, Overdrive, Distortion, Flanger and Vibrato.

BG250 Main Features

• TonePrint - The Power to Choose effects and Artist
• 250 Watts of Power
• Weight: 16 kg / 35 lbs
• Built-in Bass Tuner
• TubeDrive - Tube Pre- and Power Amp Emulation
• World-famous TC Bass Chorus Pre-loaded
• Bass Contoured Tone Controls
• Rehearsal Input – Playback in Speaker or Headphones
• Balanced out – Seamless Recording or PA Output
• High-power Headphone Output – for Silent Rehearsal
• Footswitch Control of TubeTone, Tuner & TonePrint (optional)
• 15" Custom TC Driver, Custom TC Tweeter


Information taken from official press release, for more visit TC Electronic


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