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Rating and Reviews: TC Electronic BG500115

Loaded with a custom Eminence 15-inch speaker, the BG500 combo amp borrows its multiband compressor and TubeTone emulation from TC Electronic's RH450 head.

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"Superb, Well-priced, Versatile" submitted December 31, 2012

By Josh E in Lumberton, TX
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Musical Background: Playing bass ~4 years. Been around music my whole life. Know a good bass tone when I hear one!
Music Style: Progressive rock, Progressive metal, heavy metal, classical, jazz, blues, etc. Rush covers mostly.
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Overall: This amp is worth every penny and more! Priced just around a dollar a watt of solid state, clean, bass wonder! Plenty of power and tone control. The 4 band eq is very responsive, and when added to the spectra comp and tube tone features, the preamp alone is enough to sell me. You can get plenty of clean, loud gain as well as gritty and barky tones simply by using the gain, tubetone, and master knobs...3 knobs to rule the amps! The headphone amp is quality and the use of stored settings is great. All analog tone for a fraction of amps it's size and power. The 15" speaker growls and also sings. It can produce thick and punchy tones as well as hi-fi and cutting tones when paired with the tweeter control. Getting the best sound out of this amp is no worry. The front panel is easy to navigate. The buttons are a little unreliable but TC electronic can easily resupply you with easy to install buttons for free within a matter of a few business days. It's heavy but I contructed a roller dolly for it, and the handles help. The exterior is pretty tough and the faceplate is supple. Overall, a very fabulous amp for any style. I can get reggae and dub tones easily, as well as some thick rock and smooth jazz tones. Your bass can morph into an upright bass with a few knobs. Extraordinary! Buy this amp now, if you value your tone and need a high quality, low price amp!
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"Amazing" submitted May 6, 2012

By Michael Duddy in Magog, QC
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Musical Background: Play with friends
Music Style: Mostly rock
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Overall: This amp is incredible. I played on a Hartke 500w 410/115 and then on this amp in the same room at the same spot and it filled the room so much more, I couldn't beleive it! The 115 blew me away as well, since I wasn't sure if the 210 would be better.
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"This is a great piece for the price" submitted December 29, 2010

By a customer from frankentek.com
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Musical Background: Active musician
Music Style: Cover Dance Rock
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Sound: This is the biggest sounding combo amplifier that I have ever heard. If you want that enveloping mesa Boogie sound from a small unit, this is your choice. Feature: Everything on this amp was well planned and simple to use. The tone controls actually make a difference from number to number. There is none of that same sound whether you are at 7 or 10. Accrate to say the least. Ease of Use: It is a reat piece Quality: Seems road worthy enough but one of the preset buttons was loose in the box Manufacturer Support: No experience
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