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TC Electronic BG250 250W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp
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      TC Electronic BG250 250W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp (H80770)

A loud, light and open design combo amp that takes bass amps to a whole new level from TC Electronic.

The BG250 1x15 ultra light bass combo amp is not only the entry into TC Electronic’s legendary Bass Amp 2.0 concept, but is also the worlds’ first bass amp allowing you to choose your own on-board effect, again and again through the amazing TonePrint® concept – in short this loud, light and open design combo amp takes bass amps to a whole new level.

The BG250 comes piled high with 250 watts of power, delivered through TC Electronic’s top notch lightweight class D amp technology allowing a total weight of only 35lbs, making it one of the loudest and lightest combo amps in its class. The preamp features an ultrafast integrated 5 string bass tuner, TubeDrive, Intelligent contoured Bass Tone controls, as well as Auxiliary input and headphone output for playback and rehearsal situations, balanced XLR out for recording or live performance, and most importantly superb bass tone.

TonePrint® is a flexible effects section that allows you to decide exactly what effect you want in your amp at any given time.
BG250 comes loaded with TC Electronic’s infamous SCF chorus as the default effect. However, from TC Electronic’s website you can download numerous new bass effects for your amp, replacing the default chorus, with effects such as Octaver, Compressor, Overdrive & distortion, Flanger and Vibrato. Not to mention some of the best bass players in the world tailor their own personal effects tones for you to grab, all free of charge! Simply hook your amp up to your computer via the included USB cable, or even better. Beam your new effect or artist tone from your smartphone straight into your BG250 using the mind blowing TonePrint iOS and Android app.

The tone controls of BG250 features an intelligent integrated bass contour design, ensuring that each of the three tone controls always work optimally to help you sculpt your bass tone. Each control adapts their attack frequency, bandwidth and filter type depending on how you tweak the controls, always supplying meaningful bass tone responses. TubeDrive is not simply the average single stage clipping drive that is found on most bass amps. TubeDrive is a full recreation of the warm tube sound achieved only through the design of a pre-amp and power amp tube simulation stage. An optional Switch-3 foot pedal allows for remote enable/disable of the Mute function, TubeDrive and of course the TonePrint section. An integrated bass tuner allows for silenced tuning while the BG250 is muted and even features tuning during performance.

TC Electronic BG250 250W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp Features:

  • 250 Watts
    TonePrint® technology
    Built-in bass tuner
    TubeDrive featuring tube pre- and power amp emulation
    Bass contoured tone controls
    Rehearsal input for playback in speaker or headphones
    Balanced out for seamless recording or PA output
    High power headphone output for silent rehearsal
    Footswitch control of TubeTone, Tuner & TonePrint® (optional)
    15” Custom driver and 1” custom tweeter

TC Electronic BG250 250W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp Specifications:

  • 35 lb.
    28.35" x 18.11" x 22.24"
    1/8” Headphone jack
    1/8” Auxiliary jack
    XLR balanced output
    Active Bass, Mid and Treble contoured tone controls
    Accepts passive and active instrument input
    Sturdy tolex and plywood construction

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    As reviewed by chris franki on 8/22/2012

    My BG250 has been nothing short of amazing. Lead guitarist said "you should have bought casters for an amp that size." then he picked it up. AMAZING sound for an amp that weighs only 35 pounds. The Toneprint feature is space age, just download the app to your phone and beam the toneprint to the pickup on your bass. just plain crazy. the app is free and so are all the effects. couldnt be happier.

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  • Sounded good..for 5 minutes

    As reviewed by dennis traver on 10/22/2012

    I was stoked to receive this amp just for jamming with my buds. I plugged it in and it had nice tone and good volume. I ran the recommended firmware upgrade and the amp restarted in a locked up mode. A few LED's lit and no sound ..ever again. Tried everything but this amp was toast just from running the recommended upgrade. Tried to call TC ..good luck with that..no phone # ?! they will only accept emails and try to get back to you in 4-5 business days..That does not cut it. Drove this non working machine which no one cares to back up to my local GC for a return. Went home and ordered a made in the USA Carvin. Called their Customer Service (they had a phone number and they answered!)...luck of the draw I guess but I feel this toneprint, phone apps, and firmware doesn't belong, is cheesy, or just not ready for a gigging amp. If it don't break right away like mine...odds are it probably will..maybe when you need the amp the most.

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  • Let me down at 2nd gig

    As reviewed by Morgan Baldridge on 7/9/2012

    I bought this amp at GC during their 4th of July holiday sale. I I had previously tested it out in the store and really liked what I heard. I was impressed with the "Tone Print" and "Tube Drive" functions and having a direct input for a PA was a plus although I use a Sans amp direct box already. It's light and easy to move around and this was the real reason I bought it. In my band, I always plug into the PA so, I really only needed it for stage sound. On the first gig it worked fine. On the 2nd gig only a few days later it quit on me in the first set. I was playing outside and it was in the 90's. I gave it a rest but, it never turned on again. Needless to say It was disappointing. I don't know if the heat was too much for it but, I can't say now that I'd recommend this amp to anyone. Maybe it was defective! I'm taking it back and getting a GK MB 115. I've been playing for over 45yrs and have always played tube amps. I have been using 1975 100watt Marshall with 4X12's and it always works but the weight/bulk of it is the reason I wanted something lighter. I thought I'd found that amp but, apparently not.

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