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BG250 Combo Bass Amp

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Our BG250 houses all the things that make bass great: it's light yet super powerful, features super versatile tone shaping tools and it has an onboard tuner.

Add to that, the ultimate effects solution: TonePrint! You can swap effect types on the fly and you even get custom TonePrints created by some of the greatest bass players totally free of charge. 
 

  • Ultra-light, Ultra-powerful
  • TonePrint Enabled
  • Tone Shaping Tools
  • Built-in Bass Tuner

Power to Roll

What good is having a ton of power if you risk your back or need to rent a forklift every time you have a gig? None, that's why we  designed BG250 to have 250 watts of raw power, delivered through our 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.

Signature Effects

BG250 sports Bass TonePrint, a unique feature that lets you load signature effects into the TonePrint slot. We've got an ever-expanding roster of the coolest people in bass today give us their signature versions of TC effects.

They're available for free and you can beam them directly to your BG250 via our übercool free smartphone app.

Making a Splash

When we entered the bass market, we made quite a splash. We have a dedicated team of bass players that really want to make a difference so we came up with a bunch of features that made sense to us, like a tuner on board, realistic tube/drive emulation and SpectraComp, our own 'per-string' compression, giving you a combo that makes life as a bassist that much better.

TonePrint® Enabled - Signature Bass Effects

Bass TonePrints are free, custom-tuned effects, provided by your favorite bass players! TonePrints give you access to an effect as it is used by the artist - so you can tap directly into the TC tones used by the best bass players in the world.

Oh, this being the 21st century and all, we've made a TonePrint App which allows you to beam TonePrints from your phone to your TonePrint-enabled pedal or amp. Easy, fast and totally free of charge! 

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TonePrints for BG250

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Sounds

Backstage Pass - All Access

TubeDrive

TubeDrive gives you that vintage feel of an all–tube bass amp. Rather than fitting a single tube in the preamp section, we have designed a pristine circuit that emulates not only a tube preamp, but also a complete tube power amp. Add subtle tube warmth or crank it all the way up for dirty drive tone.

TonePrint

The ‘magic’ knob… Chorus, Flanger, Vibrato, Drive, Octaver or SpectraComp? Your Choice! This knob is your shortcut to instant inspiration. A lush chorus is sure to inspire different bass lines than a tight compressor, a fuzzy drive or a dry signal.

Bass Tuner

The built–in tuner will tune up your bass regardless of whether you play 4, 5 or 6 strings. The four LEDs match a standard 4–string bass, but if you have a low B–string the E and A LEDs will light up together, and if you have a high C–string, look at the D and G LEDs.

Made for Bass

The Tone Controls are tailored specifically for bass as each knob will boost and cut at different frequencies, making sure that you can dial in any tone you want with ease.

Plug & Play

Use your iPod, phone, MP3 player or similar to jam along your favorite tracks. Just plug it into the AUX input and you’re ready for a rehearsal session, combining your favorite music with your favorite bass tone!

Foot Control

You can hook up a Switch 3 pedal for ultimate floor control. The first switch is mute, the second will turn TubeDrive on and off and the third turns the TonePrint you have loaded into the amp on and off.

BG250's Resume

Portable & Powerful

  • 250 Watt
  • 35 lbs. / 16 kg
  • 18.2" x 24.4" x 15"
  • 462 x 620 x 380 mm
     

Bass Tuner

  • Built-in Tuner
  • 4 and 5 Strings

 

Driver & Tweeter

  • Custom 15" Driver
  • Custom 1" Tweeter

 

Tone Controls Made for Bass
  • Cut and Boost at Different Frequencies
  • Bass: Cut@80Hz / Boost@100Hz
  • Mid: Cut@500Hz / Boost@800Hz
  • Treble: Cut@1,800Hz / Boost@3,150Hz

 

Connectivity
  • Rehearsal Input - Playback through Speaker or Headphones
  • Balanced DI Out - Seamless Recording or PA Output
  • Headphone output - Silent Rehearsal
  • Footswitch (optional)

 

TonePrint Enabled

  • 6 Effect Types
  • Chorus, Flanger, Vibrato
  • Octaver, SpectraComp, Bass Drive
  • TonePrints Made by the Best Bass Players
  • Nathan East, Mark King, Duff McKagan, Roscoe Beck and more
  • Get Inspired!

Videos

BG250 Combo Bass Amp - TubeDrive™

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Reviews

Bass Player
by Ed Friedland

I found the TubeDrive knob impossible to resist. At lower settings, it added complexity to the mid frequencies, but cranking it produced the crackling gnash of a high-powered tube amp frying cathodes on a hot plate. (...) The Clean Octaver produced the sub-octave, with the control affecting the clean/effect balance. It tracked perfectly, giving me a glitch-free octave all the way down to my low B. Of course, to actually hear that pitch, one would have to be from a distant galaxy, but that's beside the point. The Dirty Octaver gets nasty with a fuzz-like overdrive and not-so-faint-overtones at the 5th and octave that give the note a distinct powerchord flavor - very cool.

Bass Guitar Magazine
by Ben Cooper

Well, hats off to TC Electronic. In the BG250 they've created a winning combo that does exactly what it purports to. The weight and its associated ease of transportation is what will interest most people, as well as its competitive pricing. When you factor in that you can get a wide variety of of tones from the BG250, especially courtesy of its tube amp simulation and the included TonePrint channel, it's hard not to love it. If you're a gigging musician looking for an alternative to your bulky head and cab for those smaller gigs and rehearsals, then you've found your baby.

Premier Guitar
by Jordan Wagner

The BG250 is a powerful little beast, to say the least. (...) A great tool for budget-minded bassists who want full tone without backbreaking weight. Considering all it has to offer, the BG250 packs a big bang for the buck.

Check out the full review by Premier Guitar
iGuitar
by Dan Veal

Both the combo and separate head are brilliant - straight out of the box a nice celan tone, but with the addition of the effect blocks via TubeDrive and TonePrint, they are amongst the most flexible on the market today - easy on the bank balance and easy on the back too.

Check out the full review by iGuitar
Gitarre & Bass
by Dirk Groll

It's simply amazing what this combo offers for the price at which it sells. It has a very firm bottom end with plenty of tone and volume - and the addition of TonePrints is very exciting. Finally, the TubeDrive section sounds great and delivers all the dirt and grit you could ever need.

Bass Quarterly
by Lutz Mays

It's hit after hit for TC and their new and innovative bass products. BG 250 is loud and flexible and the price is absolutely killer. It's a modern combo that is super-light but sounds very weighty.

Performer Magazine
by Chris Devine

Sound-wise, this amp really delivers, regardless of the bass you’re using. The EQ is flexible and plays nicely with active or passive pickups. The tube drive control really adds a pleasant color, as the overdrive never outshines the original bass tone; at lower settings it adds subtle warmth, increasing it really brings out a tight, aggressive overdrive that echoes the old tube-driven amps.

Check out the full review by Performer Magazine
De Bassist
by Chris Dekker

BG250 offers a lot of value for your money. It has excellent clean and vintage distorted sounds and you can do an awful lot with the TonePrints. Using TonePrints is quick, simple and we did it with a smile on our faces.

Mixdown
by Nick Brown

A great amp, I am really impressed with the BG250s list of fea­tures, TC’s con­stant devel­op­ment and explo­ration of new tech­nol­ogy and above all the great range of tones on tap. Clean, round vin­tage sounds or dial in some Tubedrive and bal­ance the Gain for a lit­tle edgi­ness right through to razor dis­tor­tion. Another great offer­ing from TC Elec­tronic and a cool mid­sized rig option for those look­ing for good head­room, some extra fea­tures and a solid pack­age. Ace!

Check out the full review by Mixdown
Bonedo
by Rainer Wind

A fully featued 15-inch combo that you can easily carry with one hand. Despite its low weight, it delivers a powerful bass sound and thanks to the 'intelligent' EQ and TonePrint functionality, it is very flexible with regard to tone and is easy to use even for beginners. TC has made it really hard not to like the BG250 - my warmest recommendation to all combo fans!

Check out the full review by Bonedo
Amazona
by Jochen Schnur

A compact, fully digital amp with a 15 "speaker and tweeter. Instead of MIDI interfaces or built-in multi-effects, you can use the USB or the TonePrint App to upload TonePrint effects. This amp is so much fun, especially if you play with the effects. Give it a spin when you get the chance and, if possible, invite check out the various TonePrints. Definitely worth it!

Check out the full review by Amazona

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