The TC Electronic BH550 Bass Amp Head follows in the footsteps of the popular TC Electronic BH250 Bass Amp. With a small lightweight construction but filled with the latest tech that helps you get some incredible bass sounds. Boasting 550w of power this amp will be able to fill small to medium sized venues when put through a large speaker cabinet so you don't need to worry about if your amp can handle the size of the venue.
TC Electronic introduced toneprint to their pedals a few years ago and now it is available on these new bass amps. With the ability to beam in 2 different effects to this amp from your phone or computer that can be independently controlled and switched between using the front panel toggle.
You can load chorus, drive, compression and much more into your bass sound with this feature minimizing the amount of pedals you need to take to your gig.
6 String Tuner
With all TC Electronic amplifiers you get a built in tuner and this one can even handle 6 string basses tuned BEADGC. Don't worry about having to bring a pedal to mute your rig while tuning either as the BH550 contains a mute switch to keep your tuning silent.
Home, Stage, Studio
This bass amp has something to offer no matter the scenario. With standard speakon, heaphone and DI outputs you can connect up to your favorite cabinet, headphone or straight to the desk. However you prefer to play this amp can work in nearly any scenario.
Here's what TC Electronic say about the BH550 Bass Head
With BH550 we're building on everything that people loved about the original BH250, by simply throwing in more of what made the amp so innovative. You get more power, more punch and more creative features without compromising with the original's ultra-lightweight design. On top of that you get a highly intelligent EQ section, and a build in tuner. And you know what that means... total tonal bliss!
- TonePrint enabled - for a world of signature effects
- 550 Watts of raw power
- TonePrint: Complete Creative Control
No longer is your creativity held back by some fixed set of built-in effects. With the innovative TonePrint technology you become the amp designer. So if you need a swirling vintage flanger or a TubeDrive for your next rock gig, or a compressor and a chorus when you play with your funk band, you simply just load them into the amp. This may sound surreal, but trust us, it's THAT easy!TonePrint means signature effects made by the most awesome bass players around, like Victor Wooten, Duff McKagan, Nathan East and many more. These TonePrints are available for free - straight from your smartphone - and with 2 switchable TonePrint slots available, the tonal possibilities are virtually endless.
Art. Where Technology And Design Meet
Long gone are the days where bassists were the quiet dudes standing side of stage staring at their shoes pumping roots and fifths. Today's bassist is versatile, expressive, loud and ready for his place in the spotlight. To perfectly support the needs of our fellow lovers of low-end, we've designed the BH550 to fit the needs of busy bassists on the go. That means a lightweight, portable design, a killer EQ section and unlimited tonal versatility through TonePrint - plus an on-board tuner. So just like you, this amp was born to rock!
Tone Is Where The Heart Is
We don't know what magical schools of bass-wizardry our engineers attended, but boy do they know tone. With the BH550's intelligent EQ section we've once again placed ourselves far ahead of the tone-tailoring-curve. Behind the deceptively simple four-dial design lies a frequency range perfectly tuned for bass. So no matter if you like your sound nice and scooped, fat and groovy or filled with high-end sparkle the BH550's tone controls will be sure to cut and boost in all the right places, leaving you sounding your best every time!
Backstage Pass - All Access
BH550 offers the perfect mix between weight and power, intuitive controls, TonePrint and an onboard tuner making it the must have tool for virtually any bassist.
The BH550's ultra-precise on-board tuner is there when you need it. It's always on, so you constantly have a clear read of whether you're in tune or not. And with a frequency range that supports up to six-string basses, you can be sure that your low-notes will always be in tune!
Use the balanced output to send a signal to a PA or a sound engineer when playing live, or use it as a high-quality bass preamp in the studio when recording, taking advantage of the tone controls and TonePrint features. Choose between sending a pre signal for a completely clean and direct sound or chose post to get the flavor of the amp.
Plug & Play
Use your phone, MP3 player or similar to jam along your favorite tracks. Just plug it into the AUX input and you're ready for a rehearsal session, combining your favorite music with your favorite bass tone!
Late Night Jammin'
If you like jamming late at night, plug in a pair of headphones for a silent session. Keep it groovin' and keep your family and neighbors happy at the same time.
Your Vision, Your Sound
BH550 features a wide range of TonePrint effects, from Chorus, Flanger, Vibrato, Octaver to our custom SpectraComp & BassDrive - and they all sound killer! We even have combined TonePrints that let you enjoy the power of two TonePrints in one!
Cut and Boost at Different Frequencies. Tailored Specifically for Bass for ultra-precise tonal shaping.
- Light and portable
- Inspirational - TonePrint signature bass effects
- TonePrint Enabled - two switchable TonePrint slots
- Built-in bass tuner
- Intelligently contoured tone controls