TC Electronic BG250 Bass Combo Amplifier (250 Watts, 1x15")

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No ordinary bass combo amp, the TC Electronic BG250 comes loaded with 250 TonePrint models of amps and effects. Explore the tones of your favorite artists!

TC Electronic's BG250 1x15 is an 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 Stoneage), 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 you have come to expect from a bass combo!

Check out this video featuring the BG250 brought to you by TC Electronic:

With BG250, you get a staggering 250 watts of raw power, delivered through the cutting-edge, lightweight Class D amp technology that helps bringing the total weight down to an extremely portable 35 lbs., making it one of the lightest yet loudest combos in its class. The preamp gives you 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 read more the cornerstone of great bass amps: superb tone. But coolest of it all is the white TonePrint(R) knob.


- TonePrint(R) 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(R) (optional)
- 15" custom TC driver, custom TC Tweeter
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- Input connector: 1/4" jack
- Input impedance: 500 kOhm / 100 pF
- Gain range: -96 to 36dB
- Tone control:
- Bass: 80Hz at Gain: -24 to 0dB; 100Hz at Gain 0 to +15dB
- Mid: 500Hz at Gain: -24 to 0dB; 800Hz at Gain 0 to +15dB
- Treble/ Tweeter Tone: Center Freq: 1800Hz at Gain: -24 to 0dB; 3150Hz at Gain 0 to +15dB
- Tube Tone: 0 to 10, Tube amp Recreation
- Tone Print: 0 to 10 embedded parameters for TonePrints
- Tuner: Bass Tuner, always on
- Tuning range: B0 (30.87Hz) to G4 (392.00Hz)
- Mute: Mutes speaker out, Phones out and Balanced out
- Master Level / Headphones Output: Studio quality headphone amp
- HP Out Impedance: 40 to 600 Ohm
- Mains supply: 100 - 240V~ 50/60Hz (70W at 1/8 of Max. Output)
- Power module rating: 250w (500w instantaneus Peak at min. Load) TCE Power rating and Active Power Management
- Balanced output: Balanced XLR, Pre/Post Pre-amp
- Bal. Out Max.: +2dBu
- Bal. Out Optimal Load Impedance: 600 Ohm
- Rehearsal input: 1/8" jack input, fits to iPod(R)
- Storage Temperature: 0 degrees C to 50 degrees C / -30 degrees F to 70 degrees F
- Humidity: Max. 90 % non-condensing
- Dimensions: 462 x 620 x 380 mm, (18.2 x 24.4 x 15.0 in.)
- Weight: 15.8 kg / 34.8 pounds
- Finish: Tolex covered. Handcrafted plywood box
- Porting: Front porting
- Woofer: TC Electronic custom 15"
- Tweeter: TC Electronic custom Piezo

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Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (9 ratings)
Submitted November 5, 2012 by Paul A in Denver, CO

"Great Mid-Sized Combo"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Looking for a 1x15" combo I narrowed it down to this one or a GK MB115. Since I already have a GK MB112 you might have thought that another GK would hold the edge but after trying both and reading some reviews from other players I chose this BG250 instead and I'm quite happy I did. The power and the features are top notch and were a bit better for my needs. I've used this little guy as a stand alone rig in medium sized clubs both with a 7 piece blues/soul band and in a fairly loud rock trio with a guitarist playing a 100w Marshall and it's held it's own without even breathing hard. I've yet to play a gig with the master above 5 with the gain set around 7 and the Tube Drive at 2 to 4. I've also used it as a backline monitor in a much larger club in lieu of their GK 800RB 4x10" house rig and liked it a bit better. It's done all I've asked of it so far. It's not only quite a bit louder than I originally anticipated but it also has a nice full round bottom end and with the use of the Tube Drive a bit of an "old school" tube like tonality to it. I play both a PBass and a Jazz Bass and I've had no trouble at all dialing in a stage and a room sound that fit and cut through the mix. At higher volumes I can even feel the amp on stage even sitting on a slight raised stand. There's really a lot here for the money and at 35lbs it's a breeze to haul around but IMO it's no "lightweight" as far as sound goes. It pushes air very well for a 250w 1x15" combo. I can't conceive of many read more gigs I would play that this amp couldn't handle and they vary from medium sized clubs without sound reinforcement to larger 300-500 person halls with FOH PAs. It's quite easy to run a line to the board or a powered sub when even more bottom end is needed. I haven't gotten in the Tone Print features yet because I really never use much in the way of effects but for those who do this would seem to be a nice feature being to download the desired effect before a gig or even change it during the course of the gig. The built in tuner is a nice add on and it's effective enough although it would be nice if it was chromatic in order to accommodate non-standard tunings. The choice of a pre or post eq balanced out is also a nice feature not always found on mid priced combos. Just one precautions. The tolex covering is very soft and leather like and the grill is plastic so I'd advise getting a padded cover for it if you're going to be transporting it around a lot. It will dent or mar a little more easily than some other amps I've owned. Other than that it's been a champ for me so far. I've rated as a 4 to a 5 in every category except support and there I really don't know how to rate it. I've not had to depend on that so far so I gave it a neutral 3. The bottom line is this amp gives you a lot of "bang of the buck" and I think that it's tonality, volume, and fullness will surprise a lot of players. It has a much bigger sound than it might appear to at first glance. I'd happily recommend it to players looking for a well built lightweight mid priced, mid powered combo that doesn't sacrifice on sound or features.

Musical Background:
35+ years as a pro bassist, guitarist and vocalist.

Musical Style:
Blues, R&B/Soul, Country Rock, Classic Rock, Latin, Reggae
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