Hughes & Kettner BassBase 250

Hughes & Kettner BassBase 250

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BassBase 250, Bass Guitar Combo Amp from Hughes & Kettner in the Bassbase series.

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Hughes & Kettner BassBase 250 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Hughes & Kettner
  • Model: BassBase 250
  • Series: Bassbase
  • Category: Bass Guitar Combo Amps
  • Added in our database on: 09/29/2002

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Hughes & Kettner BassBase 250 user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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YanLowFreq's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hughes & Kettner BassBase 250
That amp will both scne (even outdoors) in the studio.
Prampli lamp and electronic amplifiers.
Gnial connection: between low / high gain, effects loop (with the possibility to mix the loop with its nature (F-Mix, excellent), line out jack, and the icing on the gat: XLR output (either pramp or line -> no need for DI), it has the ball in the studio.
Rglage: gain, bass, semi parametric eq on MID, trebble, however master.Je dplore crack in the knobs, but a small cleaning should fix a.


Perfect setup: this amp PSE prs of 40 kg, making it a chouilla dlicat carry, but the weight gives this amp a perfect fit no matter where we play o: max stability, no vibration body.
Getting a "good" sound is facilitated by the use of Eq paramtrique on the MID. Staining of effort on a large variety trs by turning a button you spend a round "bass" in his scathing "slap".
The 2-boomer prsence 10 'and a tweeter (for treble and harmonic) provides!
Manual: blah, not b'soin.


This amp is versatile. You will find your account for both classical and bass on 6-string bass Noguera! Specially mentioned for bass also. The sound is a natural ... a depth ... to feel the wood!

Personally, on electric bass passive sound I play with the worst possible. Often it is said that my sound is deaf? I replied that it's normal, it's my choice, otherwise I would play the trumpet. But Eq paramtrique allows you to promote this or that frq, versatility I say!
But beware, if you want the Ampeg or Trace Elliot, you buy the Ampeg or Trace Elliot. That amp is versatile agree, but it's not a simulator either, not exaggerate. He has his own sound that we must try. I like.
Sometimes a small wiring j'astuce of death: low on electronic prampli 2 output -> output amplifies on "back end" of the amp, and THROUGH (Fx-Send the pramp) on pramp the light H & K-> I mix the two sounds via knob F-Mix! This wiring is trs long use, and it is your exact top.

It's been 10 years since I played on this amp for any dgt, I have known that the replacement of a small transistor 10 balls ... Yet he has made kilomtres good old H & K! He attacked the infrabass through the mug (I sometimes use an octave, the trs trs trs low frequencies are well rendered by the two HP 10 ', unlike what 'It is tempting to think). In addition it saturates almost no (unless you really want and you push the gain at the bottom of the bottom), and a peak DynaClip automatically if the signal before amplification - is too strong. This being protected speaker cabinets (especially the tweeter) and it does not cre parasites is what I call the cretge discreet.

If I had to change the amp, it would be for the Ampeg or an old Fender Bassman head and Speakers Diamond ... like everyone else ...


I found this amp in 4500 OCCAZ bullets eras, there's 10 years: a case !!!!!! It's the occazion makes the thief, and I have no regrets, but then dutout dutout.

I love this amp because everything is good in it (the connection to the speakers). I also like its solid look and D2R2 of the most beautiful effect on scne. It has not aged him.

Basseman3's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hughes & Kettner BassBase 250
Previous rfrer will notice. Performance basics are same in 2008 - still the height of the state of the art. If you're lucky enough to get one that still works well, there's nothing .... Part hesitating speaker is excellent.


Also see Previous reviews. Particulirement PARALLEL effects loop with "volume pot" mix is ​​an option that is not very often on high-end modern amps. In my time o BassBase still working (see 'Global Reviews'), c'tait almost ideal way to feed the amp as a signal from a cassette player, CD etc. to be accompanied. It is a mono signal sr but that does not Drange. With my new amp, I am forced to use a mini-mixer with prampli to power the amplifier with the signal "play along" CD etc..


View Previous notice. Very versatile and powerful device. The two 10-inch Eminence "customiss" spcification for this device are extra!

The only BMOL is some background noise caused by the use of a conventional transformer (and therefore non-ring) to the departure which has no shielding in the direction of the baffle.

We may also regret that ajourd'hui-the tweeter is not adjustable. I add, even when I install a switch for the HF tweeter in the grip of latrale ct o is the tweeter ...


I bought this camera secondhand 10 years ago and this time it s still working perfectly. After a few dmnagements and pause long enough to practice the bass, I emerged and I can see that the "knobs" in the regulation of the focus section of his "scratching" and it became very silent indfini. With a budget fixed in advance, I made attempts Repair Tool, among others by ordering replacement knobs CEZ H & K in Germany and in a workshop Repair Tool specialty. I performed the same replace me (as a handyman warned electronic medium), but I could not rgler the problem. I am sr that the head would still rparable, but I decided not to put pennies.
I must say that this receiver especially with its panel of opration inclined plates and reread and divided by PLTS cables - is very hard tinkering self-same. The knobs are also models of specifiers from a single producer in the UK, so difficult to obtain (especially France), and therefore not possible to go to the lectronicien in the nearby town to find . In short, if you have one that no longer works in the attic or if you see one on a flea market (which does not work!), We have to see if a worth doing will repair ...

This is very good on the other hand is that the head is in its POPR compartment and can be removed from the box without the baffle becomes unusable. And that's what I did. I amlior a little wiring the interior of the cabinet and I added a beefy Speakon well in the rear wall. Since I use the speaker part together with my new GK MB 150S III - head which is compact enough to be range instead of the old H & K amp (there are now bcp. Other t your amp with which to do the same: Eden MarkBass, TecAmp etc..) - which is very convenient. The sound of the speaker is, of course, up to all expectations of quality. No problem blowing the roof of the pavilion ...

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