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TC Electronic 800 and 550 on sale @ andertons

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Andertons have new TC BH800 and 550 amps for £249 and £199 respectively which seems pretty amazing. Anyone got one of these and can recommend or warn off? I’m not particularly interested in the TonePrint Just a decent amp to use with a barefaced super compact. Thanks 

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Bargain prices on the RH  heads recently too.

Do they know something about TC Electronics that we don't?

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I saw this early this week. I dont know anyone who has gigged one though.

On paper it's a great deal. 

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6 hours ago, Richard Jinman said:

Andertons have new TC BH800 and 550 amps for £249 and £199 respectively which seems pretty amazing. Anyone got one of these and can recommend or warn off? I’m not particularly interested in the TonePrint Just a decent amp to use with a barefaced super compact. Thanks 

The Toneprint might be a great way of getting their excellent compressor into an amp.

 

Assuming the rest of the amp is good. I've not tried one yet.

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Wish I'd not gone not the Andertons site following this. Lots of other stuff is reduced too, though not as drastic in reduction there is still a lot to cause me pause for thought. Dammit.

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1 hour ago, Merton said:

Wish I'd not gone not the Andertons site following this. Lots of other stuff is reduced too, though not as drastic in reduction there is still a lot to cause me pause for thought. Dammit.

Sorry about that!

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I also had an email yesterday to say that Anderson’s were selling the mimiq mini reduced from £70 to £39

definitely something afoot sorry to go o/t,  

Back in the room….. I’ve been very happy with my bh250. The TonePrint work well, and it certainly delivers the goods. 

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I've used a BH550 since they first released about 4 years ago.

It's seen off every other amp I've bought in an attempt to get something considered a bit 'higher end', including the ubiquitous Little Mark 3 and GK mb800. 

Tonally, without using any toneprint, it's all about being super clean and clear, delivered with strong authority. I'd describe it as giving a studio like sound, in a live setting. Exhibiting no mush on the bottom end or mid-range. I should also add that it is extremely low-noise/well shielded. I don't get any background hiss or static and the fan is whisper quiet when it kicks in.

It's extremely loud and I've never had to push it to get the necessary volume at open air gigs etc.

The EQ points cut and boost at different frequencies (really useful when playing at venues with terrible acoustics).

Toneprints are truly superb (especially the Spectracomp) but if truth be told, it's a bit rubbish that you can't mix two together, and can only have one active at a time.

The headphone socket and aux inputs are great additions that I find strange a lot of modern amps still aren't adding.

I've probably played 60+ gigs on it with not even a hiccup or issue of any kind.

At that price it's ridiculous value for money.

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1 hour ago, 40hz said:

I've used a BH550 since they first released about 4 years ago.

It's seen off every other amp I've bought in an attempt to get something considered a bit 'higher end', including the ubiquitous Little Mark 3 and GK mb800. 

Tonally, without using any toneprint, it's all about being super clean and clear, delivered with strong authority. It's extremely loud and I've never had to push it to get the necessary volume at open air gigs etc.

The EQ points cut and boost at different frequencies (really useful when playing at venues with terrible acoustics).

Toneprints are truly superb (especially the Spectracomp) but if truth be told, it's a bit rubbish that you can't mix two together, and can only have one active at a time.

The headphone socket and aux inputs are great additions that I find strange a lot of modern amps still aren't adding.

I've probably played 60+ gigs on it with not even a hiccup or issue of any kind.

At that price it's ridiculous value for money.

Thanks, that’s a great recommendation 

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Let us know how you get on with it. I use the 250 with the spectracomp loaded on the toneprint - it's basically a really really good compressor for free! 

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50 minutes ago, stewblack said:

Let us know how you get on with it. I use the 250 with the spectracomp loaded on the toneprint - it's basically a really really good compressor for free! 

Will do... seems like a lot of amp for £200

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7 minutes ago, Richard Jinman said:

Will do... seems like a lot of amp for £200

Crazy good deal. 

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Hi, just looking at a new class D head to go with a Super Compact and wondered,  what’s the dif between these 2 heads? I’m a novice on bass tech being a recent converted guitarist so happy to hear from you all on the amp front 🙂 

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1 hour ago, Captain Chaos said:

Hi, just looking at a new class D head to go with a Super Compact and wondered,  what’s the dif between these 2 heads? I’m a novice on bass tech being a recent converted guitarist so happy to hear from you all on the amp front 🙂 

The BH550 is 550w and the BH800 is 800w. Otherwise, absolutely identical.

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9 hours ago, 40hz said:

The BH550 is 550w and the BH800 is 800w. Otherwise, absolutely identical.

Hi @40hz

 

Massive thanks for getting back to me, really appreciate it!
 

Apologies but for the barefaced super compact (8ohms), would it be wise to go for the bh800 as it’s only £50 more at present, or would it harm the BF super in any way?

thanks again for all your help!

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On 11/06/2021 at 16:17, Merton said:

Wish I'd not gone not the Andertons site following this. Lots of other stuff is reduced too, though not as drastic in reduction there is still a lot to cause me pause for thought. Dammit.

Ditto.

Wasn't really looking to buy, but the alert on here on Friday led me to buy the bundled BH800 & K-410 Cabinet for £399 as it just seemed ridiculously good value (and another K 410 for reasons I haven't fully worked out yet...)

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3 hours ago, Captain Chaos said:

Hi @40hz

 

Massive thanks for getting back to me, really appreciate it!
 

Apologies but for the barefaced super compact (8ohms), would it be wise to go for the bh800 as it’s only £50 more at present, or would it harm the BF super in any way?

thanks again for all your help!

You'll be fine. The Super Compact is rated at 600w max. The BH800 will put out around 450-550w at 8ohm impedance (you'll only get the full 800w with a 4ohm load connected to the amp).

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2 hours ago, Dannymanc said:

Ditto.

Wasn't really looking to buy, but the alert on here on Friday led me to buy the bundled BH800 & K-410 Cabinet for £399 as it just seemed ridiculously good value (and another K 410 for reasons I haven't fully worked out yet...)

The K-Series cabinets are excellent. I had two 2x10s stacked vertically for a while and gave me a superbly composed tone that could get up to stupid volumes.

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4 minutes ago, 40hz said:

The K-Series cabinets are excellent. I had two 2x10s stacked vertically for a while and gave me a superbly composed tone that could get up to stupid volumes.

That's good to hear, I would have gone for a K 212 but they didn't have any in stock. If I can find one I might  add that and move on one of the K 410's.

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