Today a quick review of TC Electronics Classic Bass amp.
If someone asks me how to describe this amp in few words will looks like this.
Great tone, enough power and really easy to use!!!!!!
Let’s have a look on the front panel of TC ELECTRONICS Classic 450 Bass Amp.
First thing on left hand side of TC Electronic Classic 450 bass amp is input. Input accepts active and passive bass guitars.
Classic 450 Bass Amp will work well with all vintage basses and also with all new active bass guitars on market.
To edit your sound TC Electronic provides us 4 tools on Classic450. As a first one we have Bass, LO Mid, HI Mid and Treble.
Easy to access and edit your sound with these knobs.
In addition to control section they added the Tubetone button which is full on tube amp simulation.
In another words it’s not a single tube in the preamp kind of simulation that you can find around on another amps. Like I said it’s a full on preamp simulation from preamp that seats before the tone controls and also the power amp that seats after tone controls. Turning Tubetone control button from 0 to 10 I guarantee you that you will find the sound that is right for you. More you add more character you will have. Turning all the way up will add overdrive on your sound if that’s what you are looking for.
As a third tool on TC Electronics Classic 450 Bass Amp we have Spectracomp.
Spetracomp is totally different from the other Compressors that you can find on the other bass guitar amps.
Spetyracomp allows us to control Lows, Midds and High totally independently. For you as a bass player means that you can add compression and have much more transparency on it and you will have more snappy and tight sound without killing your dynamics entirely. Very easy to operate, set on scale from 0 to 10. Led light is also there to show you how much compression you have added to your sound. On far right hand side is master knob that’s sets power of the output of 450 W.
Last button on front panel is mute button that allows you to mute speaker output and line output for tuning or changing your bass guitar or when you want to have a brake.
In short that’s all about front panel of TC Electronics Classic450 Bass Amp.
Let’s see what we have at the back.
On the right hand side we have balanced output which is isolated completely of the amp.
High quality output that you can use to connect to the PA or when you are recording in the studio.
Line out also features pre and post switch. This allows you to select that sound will be before the preamp, tone controls, spectarcomp, tubetone or after the preamp.
Next set of connectors is effects loop. In another words preamp output and power amp input connector.
The pre amp output also doubles as a tuner output connector. This means when you hit mute button on the front panel muting the line driver output and your speaker output the tuner will still feed signal to your tuner. Great idea. Hat down.
On the left hand side we have switch mode power supply which allows Classic 450 Bass Amp to play anywhere in the world on any main voltage that you can find. Switch from 90 to 240 volts no matter where are you at that moment. Just plug in your Bass, turn on your amp and start playing.
And for the end we have quarter inch connector combined with the speaker connector for connecting to the cabinets. Classic 450 will drive any three TC cabinets in any combination or any 4 ohms standard of any other cabinets.
The active power management system inside of Classic 450 Bass Amp inshore that Classic 450 behaves very much like tube amp when it goes cranked up. Includes natural compression that you can find in a lot tube amps on market making shore that you have maximum power impact out of your amp.
Bottom line – great amp, easy to cart around!!!!
IN BASS I TRUTS