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TC Electronic BH250 250W Bass Amp Head Black

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With this super-compact bass head, you get a lot more than just power to play. The unique TonePrint feature allows you to load and swap effects in seconds, which is sure to inspire you to come up with... Click To Read More About This Product

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With this super-compact bass head, you get a lot more than just power to play. The unique TonePrint feature allows you to load and swap effects in seconds, which is sure to inspire you to come up with personal and diverse bass lines.

Weighing in at only 4 lbs./1.8 kg, BH250 is the ideal partner if you are a busy bass player in need for a full-featured head with ample power and oomph. Get through any gig or session, while keeping your spine functional beyond your 30th birthday. With BH250, you get the perfect balance between output and weight.

Signature Effects
BH250 sports Bass TonePrint, a unique feature that lets you load signature effects into the TonePrint slot. There are an ever-expanding roster of the coolest people in bass today give us their signature versions of TC effects. They're available for free and you can beam them directly to your BH250 via our bercool, free TonePrint app for smartphones.

In Tune with Bassists
BH250 features an onboard tuner, allowing you to get and stay in tune in a matter of seconds - quick and hasslefree, no matter if you use 4, 5 or even 6 strings. Tuning up in between songs can be a necessary evil, but with the built-in, always-on bass tuner, you are sure to gat back to playing in seconds. Crowds hate waiting!

The ˜magic' knob¦ Chorus, Flanger, Vibrato, Drive, Octaver or SpectraComp? Your Choice! This knob is your shortcut to instant inspiration. A lush chorus is sure to inspire different bass lines than a tight compressor, a fuzzy drive or a dry signal.

Made for Bass
The Tone Controls are tailored specifically for bass as each knob will boost and cut at different frequencies, making sure that you can dial in any tone you want with ease.

Bass Tuner
The built-in tuner will tune up your bass regardless of whether you play 4, 5 or 6 strings. The four LEDs match a standard 4-string bass, but if you have a low B-string the E and A LEDs will light up together, and if you have a high C-string, look at the D and G LEDs.

DI Out
Use the balanced DI Out to send a signal to a PA or FOH when playing live, or use it as a high-quality bass preamp in the studio when recording, taking advantage of the Tone Controls and TonePrint feature. Choose between sending a ˜pre' or a ˜post' signal.

Plug & Play
Use your iPod, phone, MP3 player or similar to jam along your favorite tracks. Just plug it into the AUX input and you're ready for a rehearsal session, combining your favorite music with your favorite bass tone!

Late Night Jammin'
If you like jamming late at night, plug in a pair of headphones for a silent session. Keep it grooving, and keep your family and neighbors happy at the same time.

Foot Control
You can hook up a Switch 3 pedal for ultimate floor control. The first switch is mute, the second will turn TonePrint on and off and the third toggles between the two latest TonePrints loaded into the amp, giving you the option of storing and using two TonePrints.

Effect Types
You can load and swap effect types on the BG250/BH250 via USB or the TonePrint App for smartphones. Once you load an effect of your choice to the amp, you can use the white TonePrint knob to adjust the wet/dry balance - more or less effect so to speak.

You will find that our Sub'n'Up Octaver is one of the most flexible octavers you'll ever come across. It can take you up an octave, or down an octave, keep it clean, or add some dirt. And it tracks like no other octaver you have ever tried - all the way down to the low B-string!

The Chorus effect is based on our legendary Stereo Chorus Flanger - aka SCF - that set new standards for chorus greatness decades ago and is still going strong. Now, it has been tailored with painstaking attention to detail for one specific purpose: Bass!

SpectraComp is the same multi-band compressor that you'll find in the Blacksmith. In essence, you get a 'compressor per string' that is not fooled by the impact of the lower strings only, which is a known problem when using single-band compressors for bass.

The BH250 Flanger effect builds on our Vortex Flanger pedal that has amazed and inspired bass players all over the world ever since its release in 2010.

Bass Drive
Bass Drive will give you the same convincing tube-like character that the TubeTone feature of e.g. RH750 and the Blacksmith is so famous for. On top af that, it can also get downright dirty and add drive, distortion or fuzz for more heavy duties.

The Vibrato effect is similar to our Vibrato Shaker pedal. It may not be the most common effect for bass players, but many have found it great for experimenting with new styles and creative ideas.


  • 250 Watt
  • 4 lbs./1.8 kg
  • 8.7" x 2.5 x 9.1"
  • 220 mm x 63 mm x 231 mm
  • Built-in Tuner
  • 4, 5 and 6 Strings
  • Cut and Boost at Different Frequencies
  • Bass: Cut@80Hz / Boost@100Hz
  • Mid: Cut@500Hz / Boost@800Hz
  • Treble: Cut@1,800Hz / Portable & Powerful
  • Six Effect Types
  • Chorus, Flanger, Vibrato
  • Octaver, SpectraComp, Bass Drive
  • TonePrints Made by the Best Bass Players like Nathan East, Mark King, Duff McKagan, Roscoe Beck and more.
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TC ElectronicBH250 250W Bass Amp Head

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Bass Amp for Believers

By Wayne Shipman

from Rochester, NY

Comments about TC Electronic BH250 250W Bass Amp Head:

I was watching and looking for a small bass amp to drive an Epifani cabinet... this won for lots of reasons. You have a wide range of tone to dial in and learn with. This amp brought out the sound of my passive Squier Jazz bass very cleanly. It has sufficient power for most players, minus the stadium rockers (you know who you are...) I'm new to electric bass, so the chance to use the TonePrints to experiment with so many sounds and styles of pedals without making a big investment is a big plus. You can also use the line out to record your practice sessions or save a new riff for remembering later. I will now have a better chance of finding the right pedals for my tastes. I took a risk and bought it without being able to hear it first, because Guitar Center allows you to return things without big hassles. But the risk was REWARDED and I'm a happy bassist.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Very Pleased

By matthew mendonsa

from Santa Rosa, CA

Comments about TC Electronic BH250 250W Bass Amp Head:

I'm very happy with the quality of the unit- very solid. The DI is great for recording and I've found the it extremely quiet without adding any hum or unnecessary noise. The EQ gives me usable tone, although I actually like the tone at noon- straight up on all the knobs. Great tone, Great features, Good build.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Punchy & Powerful

By FrankieBones

from NYC

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  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful
  • Versatile


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    • Professional Recording

    Comments about TC Electronic BH250 250W Bass Amp Head:

    I prefer it power-wise to the GK MB200 for my 6 string gigs- I found myself nearly maxing out the GK for medium/large band stuff, but this BH250 seldom goes past 6 on the dial and speaks, barks & shouts with ample headroom. Running it with a single 800w 15" cab or a 2x12" Aggie, and it always fills the stage with deep Anthony Jackson-style lows and articulate mids & highs. Pretty simple to navigate, no real frills beyond the built-in chorus, with is adjustable and sounds organic & rich. Fits in a gig bag and that makes it perfect for one-hand load-in. Lightweight, versatile, plenty of power- a total winner.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    Great sound! Light and easy to carry. Ver good value item.

    By Jun55442

    from Minneapolis, mn

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    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable
    • Powerful


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      • Amateur Recording
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      • Performances

      Comments about TC Electronic BH250 250W Bass Amp Head:

      This amp has a very nice sound. The light weight coming with 250w is a big plus! Will see how sturdy it is in time, but so far standing transportations and normal usages.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


      Yes, I would buy this again.

      By Robert

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about BH250 250W Bass Amp Head:

      Bought this head to replace the amp in my BG250-115 combo. Works and sounds just like the original amp. Only things different are one Toneprint slot and no adjustable gain. Would have given 5 stars if unit had a gain knob.


      Great bang for the buck

      By James R.

      from South Central Ohio

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      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable


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        • Performances

        Comments about TC Electronic BH250 250W Bass Amp Head:

        The bh250 is worth the money without toneprint. Figure that in and it's s steal!

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