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TC Electronic BG250-115 250W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp with 2 TonePrint Slots  Black 

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Compact combo with big punch and features.

The TC Electronic BG250-115 bass combo amp took the power and tone that made the Bass Amp 2.0 line so popular, and then loaded it up with top-notch features. The 2x10" 250W combo comes equipped with a built-in tuner, 3-band intelligent EQ and, of course, TC Electronic's trademark TonePrint system that allows users to beam professionally made effects and tones from their smartphones directly to the BG250-210, controllable with an optional footswitch.

Other features include six effects types - chorus, flanger, vibrato octave, SpectraComp and Bass Drive - a headphone output (which mutes the speaker), auxiliary input to play along with your favorite tunes, USB mini port, a mute button for quiet tuning, and a balanced XLR output for direct recording in the studio or a clean feed to the mixer for live playing.

FEATURES
  • Power: 250W
  • 1x15" custom drivers; 1x1" custom piezo tweeter
  • Built-in 6-string tuner
  • Intelligent 3-band EQ
  • Headphone output (mutes speaker)
  • Auxiliary input
  • TC Electronic's TonePrint system
  • Balanced output
  • 39 lbs.
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TC ElectronicBG250-115 250W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp with 2 TonePrint Slots
 
3.9

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

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69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (11)
  • Excellent sound (7)
  • Good power output (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Warm / comfy (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (8)
  • Home studio (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

best value out there

this amp is exceptional i replaced a 100 watt acoustic combo and what an upgrade it is. Great warm tone at any setting with any bass regardless of active or passive pickups. The cleans...Read complete review

this amp is exceptional i replaced a 100 watt acoustic combo and what an upgrade it is. Great warm tone at any setting with any bass regardless of active or passive pickups. The cleans are amazing and it has a ton of headroom (it can be really loud) built in tube drive gives a nice ampeg style growl. The toneprint is cool to add different effects on the fly (i normally just use the chorus though it is really good) but even without that the amp is worth every penny. The amp has been bullet proof for almost a year now with me using it in my band and my son's bass player using it in their pop punk and hard core bands. It just right for me to use for small to medium sized gigs and as a monitor on stage and run through the pa with the direct out for them. It is so good his bass player is buying the 2x10 version for himself. Also the amp records very well whether mic'd or direct out. Finally the weight. It is very light weight i have a 15 watt combo and this monster is only 8 lbs heavier. Hands down i would recommend this amp to anyone regardless of price.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Durability & Maintance is important

I bought this to use as a practice amp and I said this is so cool. 4 months later it cuts off by itself. I said okay I'm under warranty so I sould have...Read complete review

I bought this to use as a practice amp and I said this is so cool. 4 months later it cuts off by itself. I said okay I'm under warranty so I sould have no issues. Musicians Friend referred me to someone else to fix it and I have to pay for the shipping. Never again. Make sure you read the fine print before you purchase.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Impulse Buy

By 

from Clarksboro, NJ

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Portable

Cons

  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

    Comments about TC Electronic BG250-115 250W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp with 2 TonePrint Slots:

    I ordered a custom cover before i got the amp home. Lesson learned. I would have prefered the standard bass, middle, treble controls for this amp. The high E-Q does nothing. I don't know what they were using in the samples but it wasn't the 1-15" version.

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    (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    doubtful

    By 

    from minneapolis, mn.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about TC Electronic BG250-115 250W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp with 2 TonePrint Slots:

      I play bass but don't own this amp. the guy playing thru it plays a 5 string, not sure of the problem here, amp sounds hard, strongly resonant around 200 cycles, no matter what room, I have worked with the amp and player to round out the sound, or, "warm" it up, but we don't seem to be able to avoid it. He hasn't tried the imported sounds yet, don't know if that will help? From my experience of singing in a band alongside this rig, the overbearing tone in the low-mids hijacks the sound spectrum in that area, overpowers and drowns the low end of the male voice, causing myself, and our other vocalist to "holler" to be heard. what someone else refered to as "punch", lacks snap, I hear a dull, hard sound, and missing the physical sub frequencies. A multi-band equalizer, in-line somewhere, might help, but should it be necessary? I do not recomend this product unless you prefer bad, loud, obnoxious tone. It is small and light, I must say.

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      4.0

      BG250-115

      By 

      from North Carolina

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Controls Are Easy To Use
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Light weight
      • Portable

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Small Gig Amp

      Comments about TC Electronic BG250-115 250W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp with 2 TonePrint Slots:

      This should hold up as a small gig, church, etc combo- my 74' Gibson EB3 had to push for volume , but the bass is 40 years old with the original pickup. The best part of the transaction was the attitude of Musician's Friend staff- I first tried an extension speaker for my GK 200 MB- just didn't cut it- called up & enquired about the TC- paperwork was done- amp on way took me 15 minutes!!! Good product knowledge and great service- Think I'm going to like this little amp

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      5.0

      As Advertized

      By 

      from Land O' Lakes, FL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about TC Electronic BG250-115 250W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp with 2 TonePrint Slots:

        This amp sounds great and the Tone Print is useful. This amp delivers the sound I need and when I need it.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect replacement for my large rig

        By 

        from Earth

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Light
        • Nice Design
        • Portable
        • Powerful
        • Toneprint Feature

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about TC Electronic BG250-115 250W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp with 2 TonePrint Slots:

          I sold off my rig of an amp head with a 115 cab and a 210 cab. Needed lighter gear with big sound. I know I will not completely get there with just this, but in bigger venues I'm always using DI.

          This accomplishes my goal in a lightweight, good sounding combo amp. This alone was a sell, and the TonePrint feature was an added bonus. I love experimenting with it. Plus, a free Ditto Looper!! I have yet to play out with it, but look forward to it.

          My con was in regards to the one input which says Active/Passive. The issue came when I used my active settings, which I always use, it distorted. Even at extremely low volumes. Sounded great with my electronics off, but when they were on I was thinking it wasn't going to work for me. Eventually I figured out I needed to drastically lower the volume on my bass and boost on the amp. Ahh! that's it. So now I'm happy. I think two separate inputs are better, with the Active being padded electronically, not manually, but I knew it only had the one going in. It might be an issue switching between P/A basses but I'm sure I'll figure it out.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Cool combo

          By 

          from Greensboro, NC

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about TC Electronic BG250-115 250W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp with 2 TonePrint Slots:

                I'm a working pro. I needed a lightweight, powerful, and easily portable bass amp system. This combo has been a great solution for me. 250w, simple and powerful EQ section with clean preamp (I usually run the EQ flat, it sounds that good), light, DI for bigger venues... I would have liked to see an effects loop, but I get aroung that. The built in tuner is OK, not great. It is good for a quick drop-D tuning and back up to standard. I still take a standalone tuner for tuning before rehearsal and gigs. Overall, I'm really pleased with this combo. I recommend it to anyone, from novice to working pros, looking for something small, portable, and powerful. Oh, and inexpensive. :)

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                insufficient tech support

                By 

                from Central Ohio

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Portable

                Cons

                • See The Review Headline

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about TC Electronic BG250-115 250W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp with 2 TonePrint Slots:

                This is an awesome amp that is very portable and has great tone. Mine just died two weeks outside the warranty period, having been out of my home on only two occasions. TC Electronics has offered to repair it if I pay for shipping to New York and pay for the repairs. I will see whether anyone locally can fix it but I wouldn't want to depend on it for a gig at this point.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Superb, Superb, Superb

                By 

                from sonoma county

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Needs Lean Back Device

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording
                  • Progressive Rock

                  Comments about TC Electronic BG250-115 250W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp with 2 TonePrint Slots:

                  The tone print system is a trip. You have to fool around with it a bit but it works well.I wish it came with a footswitch. They give you a footswitch decal to put on the device, but no footswitch is included? I put additional damping material inside the cabinet. It sounded to "woody" without it.

                  Comment on this review

                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Big Sound

                  By 

                  from Steamboat Springs, CO

                  About Me Experienced

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances

                    Comments about TC Electronic BG250-115 250W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp with 2 TonePrint Slots:

                    I play in a three-piece funk band that necessitates some serious bottom end thump.

                    I think that it is funny how the demo vids are done by bassists who play a thousand notes a minute and...eh-hem, chords. Who the heck plays that in a band?! Just get in sync with your drummer and carry the song, man.

                    This is a powerful amp with LOTS of bottom end. I use it for bar gigs, never turning it up past 10:00 and it sounds great. Other reviewers have poo-pooed the tuner, but it works just fine and is handy.

                    The first thing I did was to ditch the chorus and download the compressor from the website. 'Lots of thump! The tolex isn't bomb-proof so my wife sewed a cover for it. I would recommend one if you are toting it around.

                    I am very happy with this amp. Did I mention that it is light?

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                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    best value out there

                    By 

                    from lexington, sc

                    About Me Experienced

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Home Studio

                      Comments about TC Electronic BG250-115 250W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp with 2 TonePrint Slots:

                      this amp is exceptional i replaced a 100 watt acoustic combo and what an upgrade it is. Great warm tone at any setting with any bass regardless of active or passive pickups. The cleans are amazing and it has a ton of headroom (it can be really loud) built in tube drive gives a nice ampeg style growl. The toneprint is cool to add different effects on the fly (i normally just use the chorus though it is really good) but even without that the amp is worth every penny. The amp has been bullet proof for almost a year now with me using it in my band and my son's bass player using it in their pop punk and hard core bands. It just right for me to use for small to medium sized gigs and as a monitor on stage and run through the pa with the direct out for them. It is so good his bass player is buying the 2x10 version for himself. Also the amp records very well whether mic'd or direct out. Finally the weight. It is very light weight i have a 15 watt combo and this monster is only 8 lbs heavier. Hands down i would recommend this amp to anyone regardless of price.

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