A New Level on Every Level
There was one reason to make RH450: making bass better. There's a dedicated bass team at TC, guys that gig, record, rehearse, live and breathe bass. So when they got a chance to finally do an amp, they built 'the best amp possible' from the ground up.
The result is a compact, powerful
amp with a set of features so advanced we like to think of them as
Bass Amp 2.0.
- 3 Presets
- Built-in Bass Tuner
Ultimate Tone Tools
Use the 4-band semi-parametric EQ to sculpt your basic tone. Then apply SpectraComp and/or TubeTone for the finishing touch.
Traditional compressors tend to be controlled by the lower strings only, but with multi-band compression, you get even 'per string' compression.
TubeTone emulates not only a tube preamp, but also the power amp section of a classic tube amp. Shockingly convincing!
Why no one has ever done this before is simply beyond us. Adding an onboard chromaitic tuner makes life so much easier for everyone!
The tuner is always on, and you can check your tuning state at any point. And when you need to tune up between songs, the built-in tuner will get you back and playing in seconds. Crowds just hate to wait!
Different situations call for different tones. Be it a change of bass, a different song/style or a different venue, you need your amp to be instantly flexible and adapt to your needs.
You can store up to 3 different presets so you can handle whatever music might throw at you. Also, the optional RC4 footswitch allows you to instantly control your presets.
Backstage Pass – All Access
Want to switch easily between your presets, or tune up without having to turn around? The RC4 Remote is your solution!
You gain total control right at your feet, and it will also allow you to quicly mute the amp for silent tuning in betweens songs.
- 450 Watts
- 4-band Semi-parametric EQ
- 3 Presets
- Ultimate Tone Tools
- Chromatic Bass Tuner
- Rehearsal Input / headphone Out
- First-grade DI Out
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RH450 front panel overview
RH450 rear panel overview
RH450 - TubeTone™
TC Electronic bass stack behind Derrick "Dock" Murdock and David "Fingers" Haynes jam
RH450 drives electrical chainsaw
RH450 movie trailer
BassIda - Tutorial part 1
BassIda - Tutorial part 2
Steve Bailey playing TC Electronic RH450 live at NAMM '09
Artists Using RH450
With the controls set for the flattest response, the RH head was beautifully textured and fast, with warm and supple mids, taut lows, and a mellow top.
As far as tone, I really discovered the character of the RH450 while A/B’ing with another brand of mini-amp. One note and I was struck with the transparency of that other amp - nearly to the point of sounding sterile. In contrast, the RH450 had a warmth and tonal character that were very pleasant, yet assertive.Check out the full review by Premier Guitar
The result of TC Electronic and Tannoy’s design collaboration is nothing short of brilliant — we unequivocally love this bass rig, and if we had the spare cash, we’d make it a permanent fixture in our studio. It offers plenty of volume, great definition and a punchy sound, cool player-friendly features that are rarely found in bass amps, and an easily transportable design that enables you to fit a full-range bass rig within the confines of a tightly-packed club stage… and carry it all back to your car without requiring a team of roadies!Check out the full review by Music Players
This is some serious piecs of kit. The clever designs and functions on the amp ensure that no feature is redundant. The rotary LEDs are a little disconcerting to use at first, but for quick visual reference they turn out to be fantastic, as is the onboard tuner, which is such a simple thing to incorporate but is again just so useful for speed of setup and reference.Check out the full review by Performing Musician (PDF)
Technology is a beautiful thing, and TC Electronic’s RH450 head unit is just another reminder of how sweet it can be. The amp is a solid-state head with a built in multi-band compressor, semi parametric EQ, and tube simulator. It features 450 Watts with a switchmode power supply and Class D power amp. With a handful of cool studio-quality features packed into a very portable housing, this amp is built for the gigging audiophile.Check out the full review by No Treble