(Risskov, Denmark, 20 June 2012) What do Roscoe Beck, Chris Minh Doky and YouTube bass phenoms Marlowe DK and Henrik Linder have in common? They have all created personal Bass TonePrints that can be loaded directly into TC Electronic’s BG250 bass combo. Furthermore, a selection of brand new ‘TC Tuned TonePrints’ for BG250 has been gathered together with the new artist TonePrints on the BG250 TonePrint webpage.
In total, there are 6 different TonePrint effect types: Chorus, Flanger, Vibrato, Sub’n’Up Octaver, SpectraComp and BassDrive, and this nifty package covers all grounds – it is the perfect BG250 TonePrint Startup Kit. These new TonePrints can be downloaded from TC’s website, but all BG250 TonePrints are also available through the TonePrint App for iOS and Android devices, ready to be beamed into BG250!
TC’s BG250, which was introduced in Frankfurt at Musikmesse 2012, is a 1×15” ultra-light bass combo and the first amp in history with the power to choose and replace on-board effects time and time again.
BG250 comes packed with 250 watts of power, delivered through TC’s cutting-edge, lightweight Class D amp technology that helps bring the total weight of BG250 down to an extremely portable 35 lbs., making it one of the lightest yet loudest combos in its class. The preamp features an ultra-fast, integrated 5-string bass tuner, TubeDrive and intelligently contoured Bass Tone controls that create anything from crispy, modern slap tones over grungy, cranked-tube-like tones for classic rock, to tight and funky Jaco tones with ease.
Furthermore, an Auxiliary input and headphone output cater to any playback and rehearsal situation, while a balanced XLR output makes recording and live performance a breeze, all of which is underpinned by the cornerstone of great bass amps: superb tone.
What is TonePrint?
TonePrint is a flexible effect slot that lets the user decide exactly which effect the amp should use at any given time. BG250 comes loaded with TC’s legendary SCF Chorus as its default, but numerous new bass effects can be downloaded from TC’s website, replacing the default chorus with other effects such as Octaver, Compressor, Overdrive, Distortion, Flanger and Vibrato. To make the deal even sweeter, TC had some of the best bass players in the world tailor their own personal effects tones for anyone to grab, and best of all – these Bass TonePrints are completely free of charge.
To load new types of effects or the artist-made Bass TonePrints, users can simply hook up their amp to a computer via the included USB cable. Or even cooler: beam them directly from their smartphone straight into BG250 using the mind-blowing TonePrint App for iOS and Android. Quite simply, it is an ever-expanding effects joyride, as new TonePrints will be added constantly in the future. This is merely the beginning.
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