TC Electronic RH450

RH450, Bass Guitar Amp Head from TC Electronic in the RH Amps series.

Flo Jobb 07/28/2009

TC Electronic RH450 : Flo Jobb's user review


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What kind of amplification (lamp, transistor ,...)?

Transistor. And yet!

What is the power delivered?

450 W / 4 Ohm

What connection?

Input jack, effects loop (preamp in / out), RCA input for iPod and other players (only going out on sotie headphone), and output: di out (pre or post switch with preamp), a digital output for recording, and a headphone output with integrated speaker simulation.

What are the settings, the effects? ...

Gain (with clip lights to determine the highest possible input, ultra-convenient), bass, low mid, high mid, treble, Tubetone (simulator lamp, the higher you go, the more the sound is distinctive and warm up to saturation), and master. Once the "shift" under way, there is a compressor, the frequency setting in the center of each tone control, and the preset level, since it can store up to 3.

I put 8 as some little extras for bassists boring (given the quality of this amp is its public!) As a parallel effects loop with mix mix effects were not bad at all!


The configuration is it simple?

Relatively yes, no more settings than enough, with sufficient modulation possibilities for fans like me to hack.

Do you get a good sound easy?

Very easily, the frequencies are already very well selected for each tone control. And since we can change them, there's something for everyone ... The compressor that is managed via a single knob with an LED indicating the level of compression and gain compensation, ultra convenient!

The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

Very, but given the simplicity of this amp ...
I put 8 as the switch option sold is quite expensive, and it would have been nice to be provided with the amp head (which is already in the 1000 euros!)


Right for your style of music?

Well as any other style. Precise, and very hot when you want. What more?
For me the style of my group ranges from pop, rock, metal and a little funky side

With what (s) guitar (s) / low (s) or effect (s) do you play?

Cort Artisan A4 Fretless and Fender Deluxe Active Precision Mexican.
Since I use this amp, I do not play as the cort: the fender is actually much more punchy, but also messy when the cort is ultra precise. And this amp is great out the character of the bass on which we play is striking.

What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "bold ",....)?

For me, slamming and very accurate, but rather dug up in the medium, and boosted by the Tubetone for a more aggressive side, without going to the point of saturation.

What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?

I tested all kinds of sounds, medium grain finger typed Pastorius in his heavy metal and dug through the rock in English incisive mediator and of course its a slap impeccable, I do everything on this amp.


How long have you use it?

It'll be a month now.

What is so special that you like most and least?

Already, transportation. The head amp in my journey EASTPACK!
Then questions sounds, it's just the best of what I've heard so far.
It is also the amp has on me again love my bass pod (see my opinion on the live bass pod XRT <a title="bass pod xt live" href=""> Live / opinions /</a> ), which I can now make monstrous sounds of this amp.

Have you tried many other models before buying it?

I&#39;m live on some markbass, an Ashdown, &#39;ampeg course, Hartke, Fender, Gallien Krueger ....
And I was so far in Gallien Krueger combo, best of all those I&#39;ve experienced.
The TC has all blown <img class="smiley" src="" alt="mrgreen" />

How would you rate the quality / price?

Expensive, but not in more for a amp of this quality there is doing it for 1500 euros for the entire head + 1 speaker (the 212 for me). Soon 500 more to baffle January 2, 2000 or in total. There&#39;s less and less good and more expensive and not necessarily better. Especially since TC has just released a head a little cheaper repeating the same principle but with a few less features (presets, center frequency, and I know too)

With experience, you do again this choice? ...

Again! The 9 is for all the little details that are missing mentioned above.