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TC Electronic BH500 Bass Guitar Amplifier Head

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Product Description

BH500 is a fantastic addition to T.C. Electronic's Bass Amp 2.0 line up. Combined with the BC series cabinets, it stacks up to become any rig you need - for small bar gigs, indoor rock clubs, outdoor stadium concerts, you name it! The BH500 feature set leaves little to be desired with its razor-sharp, tone-shaping tools such as TubeTone, SpectraComp and bass tuned tone controls. Also, the 3 user memories let you change tone at any given time while the integrated tuner allows you to tune up silently before you rock.

TC Electonic BH500 Bass Head Features

  • SpectraComp compressor gives even compression accross all strings
  • TubeTone adds classic tube warmth and overdrive when pushed hard
  • Store up to 3 presets easily to be recalled anytime you need to change tone
  • Built in tuner with easy to see readout
  • 4 band EQ controls plus 2 contour for thousands of sound shaping possibilities
  • RCA AUX input for connecting an audio device and a headphone jack for silent practice
SpectraComp
A conventional compressor is often dominated by the lower string, but with SpectraComp, which is taken directly from the original RH450, you get 'per string' multi-band compression that evens out the compression across all strings. In short, you get an even and rock solid tone that cuts through any mix whether you play fingerstyle, with a heavy pick or slap the strings hard.

TubeTone
The TubeTone effect was originally introduced on RH450. Most transistor designs try to replicate tube sound using one small preamp tube, but why not take the crucial characteristics of a full preamp and power amp into account? Both are essential to the sound when you want that classic tube warmth as well as when you go for a full-on overdriven rock sound with a massive punch!

Presets
BH500 can store three of your favorite tones. For instance, if you need a nice chunk of overdrive on specific passages, presets are king. Not to mention, with great sounding bass tones and seamless switching between them, you will be able to focus on the important thing - rocking out!

Built-in Bass Tuner
Every once in a while, you need to tune up, and whenever that happens, just let the built-in tuner guide you. It's simple, it lets you tune silently, and it gets you back to rocking in no time.

Tone Controls and TweeterTone
EQ is always a bass essential, so we have equipped BH500 with a great sounding, 4-band EQ which is perfect for shaping your fundamental tone. Further, with two contour filters you can scoop the mid-frequencies, which creates an amazing low-end punch on demand.The tweeter control is usually located on the rear side of the cabinet, but on the BH500 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 high frequencies that are critical for giving your sound that razor-sharp edge.

Connections
Just plug and play! And for rehearsing or jamming along you can connect your portable music player to the AUX input. 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 when you are recording the rock hits of tomorrow!

Product Specifications
TC Electronic BH500 Bass Head Specifications
  • Power Rating: 500w (1000w Peak)
  • Speaker Output: Neutrik Speakon
  • Balanced Output: Balanced XLR, Pre/Post Pre-amp
  • Rehearsal input: RCA, Left/Right input, fits to iPod
  • Dimensions: 462 x 135 x 380 mm / 18.7 x 5.4 x 15.0 inches
  • Weight: 13 kg / 29 pounds


Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  818-665-4900 Warranty:  1 Year Parts and Labor
Jarry Dee from Michigan
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Best amp for the price.
Quality
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Have had it for 6 months now and never had a problem with it!
Features
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
I really like the tube tone, If you did not know any better you would think you were hearing a real tube amp. The one thing I do not like is the lack of an FX loop, there is no way to bypass the preamp, so using something like the higer up sansamp and Tec-21 gadgets are out!
Sound
How is the tone?
This thing sound great, you can dial in any tone you want!
General
Your general opinion of this product.
Outside of not having the FX loop, I love this head, I have it paired with a BC 410 cab and have giged small to large clubs and it never lets me down
Tone
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
This think rocks, just trust me. I you are thinking even a little bit about getting this amp, go for it.
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