Awesome sounding right out of the box.
What is your overall opinion of this product?
I was looking for a practice amp and something portable. As you know bass amp and portable are rarely used in the same sentence that doesn't include the word "not". I knew I would be sacrificing sound and features but after reviews and watching videos I decided on the TC Electronics BG250-115. Wow was I surprised! Not only was it crazy light, it sounds great clean, has a built in electronic tuner and 2 channels for internal effects like Chorus, Drive, Flanger, etc. I told a friend who is a bass player and he wasn't impressed. Then I plugged him in and he is ordering one next week. We were both blown away by the sound, lightweight, and features it has.
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
I REALLY like the sound. My favorite so far is still the clean but it sounds great for slap and pop as well, very tight and when you roll the bass knob forward, it will really boom for it's size. It is still new as I have only had it less than a week but I really haven't found a sound that I don't like or isn't "musical" like a lot of the other effects heavy items or pedal boards.
Are the features on the product what you were expecting? What are your favorite features?
I am usually not one for a load of effects, I play mostly clean but every tone I have tried so far is very well played. The ability to change to dozens of tones from my phone is great too. It really gets attention at practice.
How is the sound quality? How does the sound compare to other products you've use?
Amps look great, have great features, being light weight is very handy but when it comes down to it you buy an amp for it's sound not for it's looks. Hands down it sounds amazing. LOVE the fact that it has an 1/8" aux in so I can practice with my music straight from the mp3 on my telephone. The overall music doesn't have a muffled sound either. As far as the bass sound, it is hands down EXACTLY the sound I was looking for and didn't think I would achieve.
Are the controls logically laid out?
It's very simple to operate. 1/4" instrument in. Master volume, Gain, 3 band EQ and TonePrint on/off pushbutton with a level button for each of the two TonePrint circuits. BEACDG tuner with fine tuners. 1/8" aux in and 1/8" headphone out, balanced output and a mini USB for updates and interface.
How is the tone? Distortion vs clean?
I am mostly a clean player because I have never really found a lot of tones that were musically "me". I have actually found a few Overdrives and Chorus that I really like to play.
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
I was expecting a small affordable practice amp with a few features but lacking in sound quality. What I received was a real bass amp with great sound, very useable features, addition of a LED tuner, aux in, and all rolled up into a 35lb package. I couldn't be happier with this purchase and yes I have played a few of the competitors in this price range at the local guitarmart. You really should check out this tone. It's spot on.