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Combining raw power with stunning tone-shaping tools and an impressive list of unconventional features.
The 2x10 TC Electronic BG500 Bass Combo Amp shares many features with the original RH450—an amplifier that changed the way many bass players think of amplification. The powerful 500W bass amp is armed with dual 10" Eminence drivers and a 1" tweeter for beefy bass tone with loads of character where you need it most—in the low end.
TC Electronic SpectraComp
A conventional compressor tends to be dominated by the lower string, but with SpectraComp—taken directly from the original TC Electronic RH450—you virtually get per string multi-band compression evening out the compression across all strings. The result: your sound gets compressed in a much more musical and useful way than a single-band compressor could do it.
TC Electronic TubeTone
The TubeTone effect was originally introduced on TC Electronic RH450. Most transistor designs have tried to replicate tube sound using a single small preamp tube. But such attempts generally fail as they don't take into account the crucial characteristics of a full preamp and power amp—both of which are essential to the sound. TC Electronic TubeTone emulates all characteristics to deliver the full tube sound.
Okay, the TC Electronic BG500 bass amp won't memorize your chords or riffs, but it will store 3 of your favorite tones. If you haven't used presets before, that's only because you haven't had the chance! For instance, if you use different basses on stage, you know that a few user-installed memories would be welcome. With the BG500 bass amp's great-sounding bass tones and seamless switching between them, you'll be focusing on the important thing: your playing.
Built-in bass tuner
Every once in a while, you need to tune up, and whenever that happens, just let the BG500 bass combo's built-in tuner guide you. It's simple, it lets you tune silently, and it gets you back to playing music in no time.
Tweeter controls are usually the rear of the cabinet, but on the TC Electronic BG500 you can simply adjust the tweeter level right from the front panel. Further, the sound also gets modified slightly with filters giving you a much more intelligent control over the critical high frequencies.
EQ is always a bass essential, so TC Electronic equipped the BG500 series with a great sounding, 4-band EQ which is great for shaping your fundamental tone. Further, with two contour filters you can scoop the mid-frequencies a bit. Think of this feature as a kind of instant EQ that can create warm and smooth tones on demand.
Just plug and play! And for rehearsing or jamming along you can connect external devices to AUX IN. If you don't want to disturb the neighbors, plug in your headphones and the drivers will be muted automatically. Finally, you can send a signal to a sound-engineer via the balanced XLR output—or to an audio interface if you are recording.
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