TC Electronic BH250 Bass Head - 5 Things You Need to Know

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With this super-compact bass head, you get a lot more than just power to play. The unique TonePrint feature allows you to load and swap effects in seconds, which is sure to inspire you to come up with personal and diverse bass lines.


  • TonePrint - Instant Inspiration
  • Super Portable -  4 lbs / 1.8 kg
  • Bass Tuner - For 4, 5 and 6 strings


Weighing in at only 4 lbs./1.8 kg, BH250 is the ideal partner if you are a busy bass player in need for a full-featured head with ample power and oomph.

Get through any gig or session, while keeping your spine functional beyond your 30th birthday. With BH250, you get the perfect balance between output and weight.

Signature Effects

BH250 sports Bass TonePrint, a unique feature that lets you load signature effects into the TonePrint slot. We've got an ever-expanding roster of the coolest people in bass today give us their signature versions of TC effects.

They're available for free and you can beam them directly to your BH250 via our übercool, free TonePrint app for smartphones.

In Tune with Bassists

BH250 features an onboard tuner, allowing you to get and stay in tune in a matter of seconds - quick and hasslefree, no matter if you use 4, 5 or even 6 strings.

Tuning up in between songs can be a necessary evil, but with the built-in, always-on bass tuner, you are sure to gat back to playing in seconds. Crowds hate waiting!

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Backstage Pass - All Access


The ‘magic’ knob… Chorus, Flanger, Vibrato, Drive, Octaver or SpectraComp? Your Choice! This knob is your shortcut to instant inspiration. A lush chorus is sure to inspire different bass lines than a tight compressor, a fuzzy drive or a dry signal.

Made for Bass

The Tone Controls are tailored specifically for bass as each knob will boost and cut at different frequencies, making sure that you can dial in any tone you want with ease.

Bass Tuner

The built–in tuner will tune up your bass regardless of whether you play 4, 5 or 6 strings. The four LEDs match a standard 4-string bass, but if you have a low B–string the E and A LEDs will light up together, and if you have a high C–string, look at the D and G LEDs.

Plug & Play

Use your iPod, 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 grooving, and keep your family and neighbors happy at the same time.

DI Out

Use the balanced DI Out to send a signal to a PA or FOH 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 feature. Choose between sending a ‘pre’ or a ‘post’ signal.

Foot Control

You can hook up a Switch 3 pedal for ultimate floor control. The first switch is mute, the second will turn TonePrint on and off and the third toggles between the two latest TonePrints loaded into the amp, giving you the option of storing and using two TonePrints.


Cabinet Configurations


Combine any two RS Cabinets

Combine any two K Cabinets








TonePrint® Enabled - Signature Bass Effects

Bass TonePrints are free, custom-tuned effects, provided by your favorite bass players! TonePrints give you access to an effect as it is used by the artist - so you can tap directly into the TC tones used by the best bass players in the world.

Oh, this being the 21st century and all, we've made a TonePrint App which allows you to beam TonePrints from your phone to your TonePrint-enabled pedal or amp. Easy, fast and totally free of charge! 

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Learn More About the Amazing TonePrint Concept


TonePrints for BH250

See All TonePrints for BH250

Effect Types

You can load and swap effect types on your BH-and BG-Series bass amps via USB or the TonePrint App for smartphones. Once you load an effect of your choice to the amp, you can use the white TonePrint knob to adjust the wet/dry balance - more or less effect so to speak.



You will find that our Sub'n'Up Octaver is one of the most flexible octavers you'll ever come across. It can take you up an octave, or down an octave, keep it clean, or add some dirt. And it tracks like no other octaver you have ever tried - all the way down to the low B-string!


The Chorus effect is based on our legendary Stereo Chorus Flanger - aka SCF - that set new standards for chorus greatness decades ago and is still going strong. Now, it has been tailored with painstaking attention to detail for one specific purpose: Bass! 


SpectraComp is the same multi-band compressor that you'll find in the Blacksmith. In essence, you get a 'compressor per string' that is not fooled by the impact of the lower strings only, which is a known problem when using single-band compressors for bass.


The Flanger effect builds on our Vortex Flanger pedal that has amazed and inspired bass players all over the world ever since its release in 2010. 

Bass Drive

Bass Drive will give you the same convincing tube-like character that the TubeTone feature of e.g. RH750 and the Blacksmith is so famous for. On top of that, it can also get downright dirty and add drive, distortion or fuzz for more heavy duties.


The Vibrato effect is similar to our Vibrato Shaker pedal. It may not be the most common effect for bass players, but many have found it great for experimenting with new styles and creative ideas. 

BH250's Resume

Portable & Powerful

  • 250 Watt
  • 4 lbs./1.8 kg
  • 8.7" x 2.5 x 9.6"
  • 220 mm x 63 mm x 244 mm

Bass Tuner

  • Built-in Tuner
  • 4, 5 and 6 Strings
Tone Controls Made for Bass
  • Cut and Boost at Different Frequencies
  • Bass: Cut@80Hz / Boost@100Hz
  • Mid: Cut@500Hz / Boost@800Hz
  • Treble: Cut@1,800Hz / Boost@3,150Hz

TonePrint Enabled

  • 6 Effect Types
  • Chorus, Flanger, Vibrato
  • Octaver, SpectraComp, Bass Drive
  • TonePrints Made by the Best Bass Players
  • Nathan East, Mark King, Duff McKagan, Roscoe Beck and more
  • Get Inspired!


BH250 Bass Head - The Story Behind the Amp

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Artists Using BH250


Bass Guitar Magazine
by Dave Clarke

Tc Electronic's BH250 bass amp looks good, sounds great, packs a big punch and comes with several useful features, while the TonePrint technology serves as the icing on the cake. At just £235, I honestly had to check the price (twice) that this is indeed the correct price for this unit. The BH250 is equally at home in the studio and at both small and medium-sized venues, and for many bassists, this amp will leave nothing to be desired. With this in mind, i will be very surprised if the BH250 doesn't become a huge hit with bass players all around the world.

Bass Gear Magazine
by Tom Bowlus

The BH250 is a solid, great-sounding, nicely featured head that you can toss in the front pocket of your gig bag. It is powerful enough for many – though admittedly not all – gigging situations, and it offers an intelligent set of features. While this is reason enough to love the BH250 (or BG250), the TonePrint feature greatly expands the tones and abilities offered by this micro marvel. Considering all that it offers, you’d expect that this unit would cost a pretty penny, but for some strange reason, the kind folks at TC Electronic are practically giving these away.

Check out the full review by Bass Gear Magazine
by Dan Veal

Both the combo and separate head are brilliant - straight out of the box a nice celan tone, but with the addition of the effect blocks via TubeDrive and TonePrint, they are amongst the most flexible on the market today - easy on the bank balance and easy on the back too.

Check out the full review by iGuitar
Gitarre & Bass
by Norbert Zucker

BH250 does everything very well, and offers settings for virtually every sound imaginable. Stage, home or studio, BH250 is up for anything. BH250 should have no problems shining amongst other compact bass amps - it's amazing what this little box has to offer!

Bass Quarterly
by Lutz Mays

The TonePrint feature is excellent. It's not a toy, but very usable, practical and well executed. TC stays true to it's roots as innovators. Overall, with a price point of just under 300 Euros, this amp is simply unbeatable!

FOX17 Nashville
by Tim Denbo

You can do pretty much anything you need with it, and the nice thing with the size of this is that you can throw it in your gigbag and take it anywhere. (Video review)

Check out the full review by FOX17 Nashville
Bass Professor
by Jogi Sweers

A mature bass head, with many possibilities, excellent tone and great performance, but still so small, light and compact you can easily bring it everywhere.

by Rainer Wind

The highlight of the brand-new Class D BH250 is certainly the TonePrint feature. The ability to load any effect from a selection of currently six types into an amp is unique and allows for countless sound options beyond the standard variations - and without having to invest in additional equipment. (...) To me, it's completely convincing. Anyone who is looking for a super portable Bass Head for practice, rehearsal and club gigs should grab the TC BH250 while it is still fresh.

Check out the full review by Bonedo
The Music
by Scott Cherry

It takes no time at all to dial in a great full tone. For a small amp it kicks out an impressive amount of volume, easily enough for most gigs. And if the venue calls for more, ‘d-i’ it.

Check out the full review by The Music
by David LO PAT

This is an attractive piece of gear that is competitive as well as innovative. No wonder it draws a lot of attention. (Full review in French)

Check out the full review by Audiofanzine
Bass Part
by Olivier Ducruix

Once again, TC Electronic has played a seductive game. Just picture yourself leaving after a rehearsal or a studio session. You would be tired and not feeling like carrying your bass amp on your own... The BH250 head easily fits in a bass gigbag (almost), and you would quietly come back home, without torturing your arms. No, no, not finished yet! The sound too, is there, clean and tight. This is very nice work, indeed.


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