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I asked TC about updated products, and the Staccato was just being released....with the new small RS112 being the latest and the various combos.

I also asked 'any chance of a higher wattage version?'

I got the response which was roughly this: 'Whilst we cannot comment on future developments, this has been asked a few times. However, at the moment I would suggest you test the RH450 because of the APM feature. It really is much louder than you probably think...we rated it conservatively'.

I do think they may release a higher wattage one, but I think now is too soon. Its still quite a new amp and its just getting to the point where its quite popular.

There are some great deals on the amp/footswitch/bag....I paid a little more myself 2 months ago, but, mine was a sealed product which I requested. It comes and goes I guess, Ive managed to obtain other items pretty damn cheap so swings and roundabouts. My RS210s should be here soon and I think the price I paid for them is fantastic :)

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[quote name='Musicman20' post='749584' date='Feb 18 2010, 12:44 PM']I do think they may release a higher wattage one, but I think now is too soon.[/quote]

+1

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I just googled the TC amp, and I think its the Classic 450 thats the prices listed above. Thats still a good amp, but for me, the features are what sells the amp so well, so RH450 all the way. I have still seen great RH450 bundle prices though.

Slightly off topic, but long time cab addict KJung on Talkbass, who I often ask advice from, has compared the RH450 with two different cabinets. Firstly the RS210, and then the Bergantino AE410.

[url="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=629357&page=4"]http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.p...9357&page=4[/url]

[url="http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=134299"]http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=134299[/url]

He has compensated slightly for volume difference.

I was actually shocked. I half expected the AE410 to blow the RS210 away....and it didnt. Its just a soundclip, so obviously nothing scientific, but the RS sound is definitely one like.

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[quote name='Musicman20' post='749614' date='Feb 18 2010, 01:03 PM']I just googled the TC amp, and I think its the Classic 450 thats the prices listed above.[/quote]

Good spot that man! :)

I hadn't even noticed that it was the Classic and NOT the RH.

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[quote name='warwickhunt' post='749651' date='Feb 18 2010, 01:27 PM']Good spot that man! :)

I hadn't even noticed that it was the Classic and NOT the RH.[/quote]

Haha....I kinda thought 'woah, thats really cheap....why the price reduction'...then I realised it was the Classic. I then had a sigh of relief. I do think either late 2010 or early 2011 will bring a new TC amp though.

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[quote name='warwickhunt' post='749256' date='Feb 18 2010, 07:52 AM']I assume your location is 'Daan Sarf'? In which case there may well be a few local BCers who'd maybe want to meet up and try a few combinations out; they might be just as interested to see how your RH450 sounds through their cabs. A few of us 'Ooop North' regularly do stuff like that and organise mini (3-5 man) bass-bashes, if you you don't have a local pub/club/village Hall that you can access free, local rehearsal rooms are reasonably priced. Might be worth starting a thread off about it and seeing what interest there is in your area![/quote]

Sorry, I am a southerner, but the idea is great

I got my RH450, Bag and pedal for £799, just ordered a 212 inc cover for just under £500

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[quote name='warwickhunt' post='749256' date='Feb 18 2010, 07:52 AM']A few of us 'Ooop North' regularly do stuff like that and organise mini (3-5 man) bass-bashes...[/quote]

So when's the next one?! :) Are you thinking of replacing the Thunderfunk, or is your interest in the RH450 just a general one? :rolleyes: :lol:

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[quote name='Conan' post='749853' date='Feb 18 2010, 03:30 PM']So when's the next one?! :) Are you thinking of replacing the Thunderfunk, or is your interest in the RH450 just a general one? :rolleyes: :lol:[/quote]

I'm always open to something being better than what I have... unfortunately not found anything as yet! :lol:

Good point about the next bash; if it's to be a mini-bash then it's fairly easy to organise, just got to ensure that our resident video/sound recorder is available. Anybody seen WoT lately? :lol:

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The more I read about these, the more interested I am. Ive generally been thinking about upgrading to a valve amp as I like a dirty tone, but ive been thinking about getting something more versatile as I have plenty of pedals to add dirt if I want.

How much grit you can get out of these amps? Im not looking for pure filth, but a bit of bite would be nice.

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[quote name='deej' post='752310' date='Feb 20 2010, 11:02 PM']The more I read about these, the more interested I am. Ive generally been thinking about upgrading to a valve amp as I like a dirty tone, but ive been thinking about getting something more versatile as I have plenty of pedals to add dirt if I want.

How much grit you can get out of these amps? Im not looking for pure filth, but a bit of bite would be nice.[/quote]

I like grit and dirt, and the tubetone is pretty damn sweet...having it on about 1/3 adds some 'hair' and warmth. 1/2 way it starts to be a bit more grindy.

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[quote name='deej' post='752310' date='Feb 20 2010, 11:02 PM']How much grit you can get out of these amps? Im not looking for pure filth, but a bit of bite would be nice.[/quote]

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGQyKIdyO30&feature=related"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGQyKIdyO30...feature=related[/url]

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bay-1nv_5Q4&feature=related"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bay-1nv_5Q4...feature=related[/url]

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Played the RH450 and 212 last night

Small club gig (120 people) we did an mixed 80s set pop, ska, funk, cheese, rock

I used my MIM P bass (which I love) and got the sound I wanted, about 1/3 tube tone gives a lovely understated realistic growl

If you had of swapped it for my orange cab behind me without me seeing during the set, I may not have noticed

The best thing was also the first band on used my new rig, so I got to stand at the back of the hall and listen

I had a smile on my face throughout

We had bass also in the PA, but you could feel the bass from the cab

On its own its fine, but I will add another, it does not need to go louder, but it may put the tone out better than our PA does

Ive not tried the 210, but I am over the moon with this 212

I think ive found my dream portable rig, went in the back of the car got home and did'nt dread unloading

Edited by lojo

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Played another gig with my RH450 running through my Bergantino HT112/EX112 cabs. The amp really sings with my P Basses, and at home with my Ricks. I still prefer my Mark Bass heads with my active basses (Thumb NT, Spectore NS4 and Avenger Clover 5). The one active bass I have which sounds better through the RH450 is my '79 Stingray.

I will keep experimenting but I'm glad I have both options.

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I must admit the RH sounds great with P/J basses. But, even my Rays sing through this amp.

I am keeping the LM3 purely because I like the Markbass sound, and it really does click with the Ernie Bal sound.

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member amenra has one for sale on the forum.. head and 4x10.. ive played through them and they were awesome and his is clan as a whistle.Hes a great bloke too, give him a shout




[quote name='FLoydElgar' post='670073' date='Nov 30 2009, 03:29 PM']How much would one of these amps cost on basschat?
I want one bad!

Any rough Ideas will be helpful! thanks guys[/quote]

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It's the Classic version he has for sale, not the RH450. Great if you're "set and forget" without all the bells and whistles of the rh450 (tuner/presets/foot controller).

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[quote name='Bigwan' post='753050' date='Feb 21 2010, 06:04 PM']It's the Classic version he has for sale, not the RH450. Great if you're "set and forget" without all the bells and whistles of the rh450 (tuner/presets/foot controller).[/quote]

The sound of the amps are great, but it's the bells and whistles that elevate it above much of what's out there.

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[quote name='alanbass1' post='753201' date='Feb 21 2010, 08:14 PM']The sound of the amps are great, but it's the bells and whistles that elevate it above much of what's out there.[/quote]

My thoughts exactly

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[quote name='alanbass1' post='753201' date='Feb 21 2010, 08:14 PM']The sound of the amps are great, but it's the bells and whistles that elevate it above much of what's out there.[/quote]

+1, thats what sold it for me.

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[quote name='lojo' post='749814' date='Feb 18 2010, 03:07 PM']Sorry, I am a southerner, but the idea is great

I got my RH450, Bag and pedal for £799, just ordered a 212 inc cover for just under £500[/quote]

Can you say where you got that deal?

Thanks.

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[quote name='jonsmith' post='756259' date='Feb 24 2010, 05:10 PM']Can you say where you got that deal?

Thanks.[/quote]

You can get that deal from Andertons:
[url="http://www.andertons.co.uk/bassguitaramps/pid15532/cid561/tcelectronicsrebelheadrh450basshead2dfreefootswitchworth262316.asp"]http://www.andertons.co.uk/bassguitaramps/...worth262316.asp[/url]

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[quote name='jonsmith' post='756259' date='Feb 24 2010, 05:10 PM']Can you say where you got that deal?

Thanks.[/quote]

Yes, bassdirect but only when I quoted the 799 deal andertons where doing



[url="http://music.andertons.co.uk/search?asug=&af=&w=rh450"]http://music.andertons.co.uk/search?asug=&...af=&w=rh450[/url]

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[quote name='Musicman20' post='757721' date='Feb 25 2010, 11:31 PM']Thats a good deal. I paid £70 more than that...but saved a bit on other bits n pieces, incl the cabs.[/quote]

I paid £879 for the amp/bag/pedal. But I still consider it a great buy which I've had a number of gigs from already

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