TC Electronic BH250
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BH250, Bass Guitar Amp Head from TC Electronic in the BH Amps series.

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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 6 reviews )
 4 reviews67 %
 2 reviews33 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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vad105/22/2014

vad1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very very good!"

TC Electronic BH250
250W amp, transistor, 3EQ, TonePrint, mute and tuner all there. Ultra compact and lightweight it is your back that tells you thank you!
Power is to go, I play yet 2X10 cabinet with 1'' (BC210) so I only use 125W is what is good enough for me repeat (and we ... 9). The sound is very precise, it is heard without pushed the master as a nag.
The Toneprint works well and although I was not an expert on the effects, some seem to me really enjoyable to play.

UTILIZATION

Must pass a bit of time to discover the EQs, because they do not act on the same frequencies that are next boost or cut it, but after a while it's a treat! Otherwise the overall use is bone simple.
With my standard JazzBass I get his holy puck! This is accurate, it does not drool in the low and it hits well.

SOUNDS

For my rather funky style it goes perfect!

OVERALL OPINION

I for 1 month and I am satisfied. Excellent price / quality / power / weight, I would do this choice without hesitation!
moixjj04/18/2014

moixjj's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent value for money"

TC Electronic BH250
I will not dwell on the features that have been discussed in great length on this site.
If I can give a personal opinion, it lacks an effects loop to bypass the preamp (by plugging directly into the "return") because I have a Tech21 VT Deluxe preamp that I love. Otherwise it is flawless. The finish is decent, despite a fault on the mute switch that wanders a bit. The red metal facade is very well made and I find aesthetically more successful than its big sister, the BH500.
I bought it to play at home and to overcome my tube amp when I have a concern. Characteristics therefore seemed almost perfect to riquiqui price.

UTILIZATION

Setup is simple, just 4 neurons and spend some time to understand the principle of tone print (but again, 4 neurons enough, a rope). Clear manual and translated into French is fine. Using the tuner is very simple. When the are obtained, as there 3 knobs to sculpt the sound, it's hard not to find what suits. I can not find the veeeeeery reagents (much less than my old Genz-Benz) but the fact that if one seeks a neutral sound. At the game between the gain and master, a little experience in this area enough. It pushes its gain and reduces the master and presto! Obtained overdrive and there is more responsive. on the other hand I do not find very convincing.

SOUNDS

Good will hop! Go to what interests us: the sound!
So much to say right now, it is very neutral. I like typed amps, this one remains faithful to the sound of the bass. Also hard to get sounds rock'n roll, it lacks potato according to my tastes. I have two excellent distortion pedals (Arts in Bloodshed "Sea Bastard" and Mazzette Lowerdrive) that allow me to get great sound from this very neutral base and it suits me very well. Collaboration between the amp and my pedal is really effective.
Otherwise I'm not at all convinced by the overdrive obtained by playing with the knob gain.
The idea of ​​Toneprint is very very nice but a little gadget. I really hallucinating the first time I've uploaded the audio from my Iphone pasting against my bass pickups. It's weird. But it works very well. Hard to find a really convincing effect however. I'll do my diva but nothing beats analog effects.
I make Stoner, Doom Metal and nag. I love the sounds that growl. I use Ibanez ATK Japanese changed. So it is sure that this amp does not hold a candle to my head Chillbass B200 all-tube ... but I paid 10 times cheaper. And after slamming my power tubes, he saved me roustons. It was enough for me to find a nice neutral sound and spend a little time on my pedalboard. I got a very convincing result ... and the power was there. A 50% of the race knob, I'm already too strong in a group where we play volume of mentally ill (deaf mentally ill).
In short, its neutral but not cold. Cash fine pedals. Toneprint gadget. DO blah.

OVERALL OPINION

I use this amp for a month, but intensively to replace my all-tube amp. I tried lots of amps. It is certainly not the best, but the value is to bang the ass on the floor when you see the prices of competitors. As much cash my pedalboard, it's a great amp replacement. Suddenly his neutral side can be an advantage as a disadvantage. It turns out that for me it is an advantage.
To play at home, it is very appropriate with its external input and headphone output. So it fulfills its specifications and I'm glad.
jolamouk03/03/2013

jolamouk's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"A real little bomb!"

TC Electronic BH250
See the specs on the TC website ...
very nice finish
I put that 8 of the fact that there was a speaker output and Speakon ... but after losing my 10min desoldering speakon jack and fix a place that makes him quite well .. .
a little more for the tuner that gives the 6-string electric bass and especially my only one of my tuner could tune and even when he wanted to chopper without picking good frequencies ... on the other hand it is a pity that we can not turn it off because the red and green LEDs that light up to each note played it a little Christmas tree ...

UTILIZATION

as I said before if we decrease or increase the knob of equalization, it plays on different frequencies and it is true you get a good sound quickly as we can imagine even if we completely cut treble or bass ..
on the other hand compared to my old head (hartke LH500) who also had three pots of EQ sound "perfect" is still harder to obtain .. I have the perfect slap for a perfect game against finger but I have not managed to find the perfect sound for songs or I mix the two styles of play ... but it will come ... for the moment I use a chorus or vibrato when passing slap and that makes it good, but I can not stay in its "neutral" ... but it's really good to find a story default because the Everyone group hallucinates on size / weight / power sound ..

SOUNDS

The effects that I felt useless gadget before purchase show relatively effective against the coup if like me you have no choice of smartphone 2 effects (only) becomes a headache because there are many really good .. and bring the Laptop or in concert to change repeat effects in memory before the song is a bit boring I must admit .... me more than to find a phone with android ...
the manufacture of a footswitch (look at the tutorial on the net fsx3 digitech) is essential for the mine cost me a mere 20 € buying all the parts from e44 (if you have a microphone cable 3m, stereo jack and a box (mine has cost € 9 ...) relatively price drops. € 50 for a TC that is a bit of a rip ... knowing that it is essential for a proper functioning ...
I use this head with a schack b2 and cons harley benton electric and frankly it sends fried bacon ... it respects the sounds of my two instruments.
playing of jazz funk Hiphop and the bass is very important and I am totally satisfied lady who did what I asked ... well almost should not rely on it to store the flat or do the dishes ...
Before I played the punk and the merger infectious groove and yes it will easily because it is 250 watts it offers true (or as much as my old LH500 which weighed 4times its weight and took 4 times more space)


OVERALL OPINION

I do not regret my purchase
the headphone is really effective we obtain a good sound with good power (if you are like me it was half deaf is important because the vox Amplug is limited to the side ...)
I was afraid before purchasing thinking that 250w would be enough ... but nay ... I repeated in a quarter and during my first concert with Madame she was a half of its power (8ohms) and I went relatively well in the mix ... the room was 70m ² see a little more of it will go far enough to the sessions and bar scenes biggest I'd transplanted to the sound as usual anyway ...
for transport is a joke ... my bass in its case in backpack head in the front pocket with cables and netbook and cons and my home made 1X12 (in terms of Bill Fitzmaurice jack which more than 12 trunk) of a devil and zai ... and I must confess that I a good bar tape when I see her go back to scratch its a combo box to get his guitar and his cases and his bag is his or multi cables and while I am by tram in 1 round done ...
good reproaches now ... because there ...
-Not having the budget for HR that made me seriously eye I must admit it still lacks the system of three presets remembered that I would really ease the life .. his finger and slap her sound against ... but hey .. € 300 you can not have everything ...
The switch-mute passive and active are a little chip level finish ... a small bolt to better fix everything on the front would have made a better finish and longer in time ... good they do not move but hey I like to be reassured ..
It knob volume is a little rough .. Indeed, by repeating I am a fourth is if I get off my knob a millimeter sound really drop a lot ... from single to double to give you an idea ...
A second output-hp would have been welcome
Software-tone print for change effects is not compatible ... shame ...
good here I think I go around .... I thought that writing a single line in each category ... hoping he could help you ..
moumou6901/24/2013

moumou69's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good head, low price ..."

TC Electronic BH250
What more to say except that it is both classic and innovative!
ClassD amplification transistor ... small, light.
Ss 250w 4ohms
simplissimes but the settings are sufficient for many users

TonePrint system works perfectly with my samsung phones (Ace and S), not a single failure.

has noted the speakon connector only for pregnant

UTILIZATION

use could not be simpler ... one branch and it sounds ...
The equalization is super effective!

the use of print tone is also very simple loading effect takes about 2 seconds ... To know that for this option to be really usable, you must buy the pedal 3 channels of the brand.
the pedals can:
l switch: mute on / off
2nd Switch: Tone print on / off
3rd Switch: Tone print A / B
because you can load two effects and switch from one to the other (only with the pedal). There is no mixing in cons possible between the two.

SOUNDS

I play 70's rock rather
I plug in a compressor between EBS and my bass head (this can also have a gain control, not available on the head)
I play with a JB Squier vintage modified or Epiphone EB3 or modified cort PJ

I tested on my ampeg cab SVT410HLE on the TC 210 cab and a PA system.
The sound is very colorful and the sound of the instrument is transcribed. I prefer this kind of amp amps typed too ... matter of taste.

The sound is very dynamic .. powerful, very good bass, precise mids and clear highs ....
if you want a more "vintage" tone try print "tube tone" ... awesome!

In short, this head is versatile and produces quality sound.
Of course, it does not compete with the very brands of amps though ... :) ..... it depends on what you are looking ...

OVERALL OPINION

I like:
weight
congestion
sound
Innovation (print tone, equalizer system)
side swiss army knife (the tuner is also very effective ...)
ease of use

I like a little less (but I quibble because at this price ...)
the HP single output speakon
unable to mix the 2 tone print
the lack of gain adjustment (offset by a pedal)

no personal opinion on the reliability for the moment, I have recently.

The value for money is excellent, hallucinantmême considering that I can sell my tuner PolyTune and my chorus pedal .... I remake this choice without hesitation!
danbod12/01/2012

danbod's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Handy"

TC Electronic BH250
250 W transistor amp
3 buttons for EQ: low mid, high
a master volume
a knob for the TonePrint
tuner
1.8 KG ......
very compact amp

UTILIZATION

Ultra simple to use, the sound is right.
the equalization can be confusing at first, in fact, the frequencies are different depending on whether you cut or boost, but it's effective.

SOUNDS

This is an amp that I find "neutral": it does not color the sound.
But there's TonePrint .. origin is a chorus, but there is a possibility of different effects download, some produced by the stars of the low ...
It is on this level is interesting marqueting ....
And for me it is not a gimmick, I intallé the TonePrint "tubedrive" and I end up with a sound very slightly runny that I like.
it is possible to turn off the effect with a TonePrint pedal or turning the knob to zero.

OVERALL OPINION

I just receive it, and for the moment I think of anything negative.
I was looking for an amp lightweight, compact and easy to use: it just right.
I have not yet tried repeated, but it should not be a problem, it is sufficient in power.
have the speaker plugged into a Yamaha 4 ohms 2 * 10P and 10P in a small 8 ohm speaker (very good for home or for quiet ERfKE)

With the 4 ohm speaker is powerful enough for me ...
the tuner: this is good
mute switch: to agree on practical stage between 2 pieces
And the best for last: the price

PS: I had a Trace Elliot AH200 (I never liked the sound), a yamaha BBT500H (too many knobs)
rombautsdidier09/23/2012

rombautsdidier's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Top"

TC Electronic BH250
See spec on the TC website.

UTILIZATION

Very simple configuration, you plug it on and it's good.
No need for manual except perhaps for connection to an enclosure.
I found it unfortunate that there is not more info on how to update the firmware to take advantage of new TonePrint available.

on the other hand, loading TonePrint via the iPhone (or iPad, but it also works less practical given its size) great ingenuity ... Except the modem type noise of 80 is not very pleasing to the ears ...

SOUNDS

Yes, I've tried a few TonePrint, and it is very impressive.
It's just a shame not to be able to load more than two selectable only via the TonePrint pedals to acquire more, if it is one at a time.

OVERALL OPINION

Since 2 weeks, I found this handy device to work at home because headphone jack (not to disturb the neighbors) and the AUX input for plugging in an MP3 player to work songs "live".

In addition, it is small and therefore easily transportable.

DI output allows connection to a PA system to avoid additional transportation of a speaker (provided you have good returns against-part)

This corresponds to 100% of my expectations.