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Ain't Nothin' Stoppin' Us Now

The TC Electronic Staccato'51 bass amp is here!

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The word legend gets thrown around so easily these days. But Tower Of Power bassist Rocco Prestia is truly worthy of the monniker, both as bass player for funk legends Tower Of Power and as an individual with his invaluable pioneering of 'fingerstyle funk' bass sounds as we know them today.
 

  • Built from the ground up to Rocco Prestia's wishes and ideas
  • Vintage Tone Control (voiced by Rocco Prestia)
  • SpectraComp & TubeTone
  • 3 Presets

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!

Tune Up

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!

Presets

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

Built–in Bass Tuner

The on–board bass tuner is chromatic, and it’s always on. In other words, you can check up on your tuning state at any time – even at a quick glance in the middle of a tune. And tuning up between songs is faster then ever. Crowds just hate waiting!

3 Presets

Do you ever play different basses – or tunes that need unique tones – on the same gig? You can create 3 presets tailored for e.g. a Jazz Bass, a P Bass and an active bass, or it could be for Rock, Slap or Upright bass. It’s all up to you, and you’ll find that swapping basses on the stage is faster than ever!

TubeTone

TubeTone 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.

SpectraComp

Multi–band compression – the musical way to control dynamics. SpectraComp can be subtle or downright aggressive, but either way you get the best bass compressor ever made. Single–band compressors tend to be controlled only by the lower strings, but with SpectraComp you virtually get ‘per string compression’.

Flexible Tone Controls

The EQ section is semi–parametric on all 4 bands. You may never need to use the semi–parametric option, but if you should happen to be at a venue that requires surgical frequency adjustment, just hit the Shift button and define exactly at which frequency each EQ–band should cut or boost.

Late Night Jammin’

If you like jamming late at night, plug in a pair of headphones for a silent session. Keep it grooving, and keep your family and neighbors happy at the same time.

Power Up Anywhere

The ultimate in convenience for the traveling musician. The built–in power supply operates from 90 to 240 Volts, making life a lot easier if you’re on the road as there’s no complicated fuse changing – just plug and play wherever you are!

Effects Loop

Use the Send/Return connectors to hook up external effects. Traditionally, dry/wet effects such as chorus or reverb are used in a Send/Return system, but today there are no rules. If you want to experiment with adding effects like drive or filter modulation ‘on top’ of your clean signal, this is the way to go.

Line Driver

The built–in DI is state–of–the–art. In many cases superior to external DI boxes, so if you need to send a signal to an FOH engineer, try this option first. You can also use it when recording in the studio, taking advantage of the flexible EQ section, SpectraComp and TubeTone.

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!

Cabinet Configurations

Classic450

RH450

RH750

Staccato'51

Combine any three RS Cabinets

Combine three BC210 or BC212 Cabinets

RS112

RS210

RS212

RS410

BC210

BC212

One BC410 and one BC210 or BC212 Cabinet

BC410

BC210

BC212

RC4 Perspective

RC4 Remote

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.

Staccato'51's Resume

  • Made by Rocco!
  • 450 Watts
  • 4-band Semi-parametric EQ
  • 3 Presets
  • Ultimate Tone Tools
  • TubeTone
  • SpectraComp
  • Chromatic Bass Tuner
  • Rehearsal Input / headphone Out
  • First-grade DI Out

Videos

Rocco Prestia and his TC Electronic Staccato'51 bass amp

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Images

Artists Using Staccato'51

Reviews

Music Gear Review
by Dave Molter

The Staccato ’51 may not sound as hi-fi as many of today’s modern, lightweight bass amps (Genz-Benz, Markbass, Gallien Krueger) when set up right out of the box, but that’s not what Rocco Prestia intended when he helped to revamp EQ points, add compression and dial in a little tube growl. This amplifier has a distinctive voice, one that hearkens back to the glory days when the Ampeg B15 “flip-top” was the amp of choice for discerning bassists both onstage and in the studio. Yet, with just a little tweaking, even non-geeks can find a hi-fi sound easily and – what’s even better — they can store that sound with the push of a button. The Staccato ’51 is not your father’s bass amp —it just sounds like it is.

Check out the full review by Music Gear Review
Musik Machen
by Jörg Hamers

With the new bass amp Staccato ´51 and the 4 x10“ cabinet RS410, TC Electronic brings an exciting alternative to the market. One for bass players that look for something a bit different. (Click below to watch the video review in German).

Check out the full review by Musik Machen
Amazona
by Alexander Dasic

Staccato 51 is almost an all-inclusive package with special attention to bassists who travel a lot and therefore place high demands on the portability of their equipment. If you are looking for a highly portable and flexible bass amp, the Staccato 51 is highly recommended!

Check out the full review by Amazona

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