|At Musikmesse Frankfurt 2010, Germany, TC Electronic expanded its range of bass amps with two new bass combos, the BG500 115 andthe BG500 210. 500 Watts of power have been combined with custom-built Eminence drivers, sophisticated tone shaping tools and a broad range of features to make both BG500s the ultimate bass combo solution at this price point.|
BG500 shares many of the tools that have made the RH450 bass amp successful. BG500 features the SpectraComp compressor that allows ‘per string’ compression, creating a more musical sounding result than most conventional single-band compressors are capable of.
BG500’s TubeTone effect has also been taken directly from the RH450 amp. Instead of replicating a tube sound using one small preamp tube, it emulates the characteristics of a tube preamp and true tube power amp section to deliver what TC Electronic calls a full tube sound.
Yet another feature ported from the RH450 are the user-defined presets. Combined with stunning tone shaping tools, these presets allow bass players to create the tones they need and then switch between them instantly and seamlessly.
For quick and instant tuning, BG500 also features a fully integrated bass tuner that automatically mutes when activated.
The BG500s introduce the TweeterTone control that allows front panel Tweeter control, as well as two new ‘Contour’ shapes, designed to create warm and smooth tones instantaneously.
Both combos are fitted with high quality Eminence drivers – the BG500 115 has a 15” driver and 1” tweeter, while BG500 210 features 2 x 10” drivers plus a 1” tweeter.