TC Electronic BH500 Bass Amp HeadStock code: 92708
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- 3 user presets for favourite tones
- Built-in bass tuner
- Tone Controls and TweeterTone
TC Electronic BH500 is the newest addition to TC Electronic's Bass Amp 2.0 line up. Combined with the all-new BC410/BC212/BC210 cabinet range, it stacks up to become any rig you need – for small bar gigs, indoor rock clubs, outdoor stadium concerts, you name it!
The TC Electronic BH500 Bass Amp Head feature set leaves little to be desired with its razor-sharp, tone-shaping tools such as TubeTone, SpectraComp and bass tuned tone controls. Also, the 3 user memories let you change tone at any given time while the integrated tuner allows you to tune up silently before you rock.
A conventional compressor is often dominated by the lower string, but with SpectraComp, which is taken directly from the original RH450, you get 'per string' multi-band compression that evens out the compression across all strings. In short, the TC Electronic BH500 will give you an even and rock solid tone that cuts through any mix whether you play fingerstyle, with a heavy pick or slap the strings hard.
The TC Electronic BH500 Head's TubeTone effect was originally introduced on RH450. Most transistor designs try to replicate tube sound using one small preamp tube, but why not take the crucial characteristics of a full preamp and power amp into account? Both are essential to the sound when you want that classic tube warmth as well as when you go for a full-on overdriven rock sound with a massive punch!
TC Electronic BH500 can store three of your favorite tones. For instance, if you need a nice chunk of overdrive on specific passages, presets are king. Not to mention, with great sounding bass tones and seamless switching between them, you will be able to focus on the important thing - rocking out!
Built-in bass tuner
Every once in a while, you need to tune up, and whenever that happens, just let the TC Electronic BH500's built-in tuner guide you. It's simple, it lets you tune silently, and it gets you back to rocking in no time.
Tone Controls and TweeterTone
EQ is always a bass essential, so the TC Electronic BH500 Amp Head has been equipped with a great sounding, 4-band EQ which is perfect for shaping your fundamental tone. Further, with two contour filters you can scoop the mid-frequencies, which creates an amazing low-end punch on demand.
The tweeter control is usually located on the rear side of the cabinet, but on the TC Electronic BH500 you can simply adjust the tweeter level right from the front panel. Further, the sound also gets modified slightly with filters giving you a much more intelligent control over the high frequencies that are critical for giving your sound that razor-sharp edge.
Just plug and play! And for rehearsing or jamming along you can connect your portable music player to the AUX input. If you don’t want to disturb the neighbors, plug in your headphones and the drivers will be muted automatically. Finally, you can send a signal to a sound-engineer via the BH500 Bass Head's balanced XLR output – or to an audio interface when you are recording the rock hits of tomorrow!
Combine your TC Electronic BH500 Bass Amp Head with Cabinets from the BC Range to get the sound you want:
- 2 x BC210 Stacked: Plenty of low-end and power with the precise, fast and defined tone usually associated with 10" speakers
- 2 x BC410: The Classic 8x10 from a combination of 2x410. Snappy and crisp with plenty of muscle
- 1 x BC212 + 2 x BC210: For a combination of precision, full body and even more low-end from the 2x12" cabinet
- 1 x BC410 + 1 x BC212: Cool combination for full low end, precision and body
|Input connector||1/4" jack|
|Input impedance||1 MOhm / 100 pF|
|Gain range||-96 to 36dB|
|Bass||Center Freq: 100Hz (Gain: +15/-24dB)|
|Low Mid||Center Freq: 335Hz (Gain: +15/-24dB)|
|High Mid||Center Freq: 900Hz (Gain: +15/-24dB)|
|Treble||Center Freq: 1600Hz @ Gain: -24 to 0dB; 4000Hz @ Gain 0 to +15dB|
|Tweeter Tone||0 to 10, L-PAD Cabinet Recreation|
|Tube Tone||0 to 10, Tube amp Recreation|
|Spectra Comp||3 band Spectral Compression|
|User Memories||3 memory locations storing all front panel controls except Mute & Master Level|
|Tuner||Bass Tuner, "On" when muted|
|Tuning range||B0 (30.87Hz) to G4 (392.00Hz)|
|Mute||Mutes speaker out, Phones out and Balanced out|
|Master Level / Headphones Output||Studio quality headphone amp|
|HP Out Impedance||40 to 600 Ohm|
|Mains supply||100 - 120V~ or 220 - 240V~ 50/60Hz (65W @ 1/8 of Max. Output)|
|Power rating||500w (1000w Peak)|
|Speaker output||Neutrik Speakon|
|Balanced output||Balanced XLR, Pre/Post Pre-amp|
|Bal. Out Max.||+2dBu|
|Bal. Out Optimal Load Impedance||600 Ohm|
|Rehearsal input||RCA, Left/Right input, fits to iPod|
|Dimensions||462 x 135 x 380 mm / 18.7" x 5.4" x 15.0"|
|Weight||13 kg / 29 pounds|
|Finish||Tolex covered. Handcrafted wooden box|