Small amps are increasingly in demand, especially for bass players with lots of gigs to play. And the advantage of Class-D construction is high performance and low weight. This box is aimed at hard-working bassists on the road or those on a budget looking to pick up a small practice rig.
TC Electronic BAM200
The new TC Electronic BAM200 has a simple layout, with a Volume control, a 3-band EQ with bass, mids and treble and another dial for Gain. That’s it. Simple and effective.
On the front side, there is a headphone output next to the obligatory input. On the rear side we get the usual power connector and speaker out – as well as a very handy XLR-DI-Out with ground-lift-option.
200 Watts of Class-D Action
Inside is a 200-watt Class-D power amp, based around a MOSFET circuit for a valve-like feel and a bit more harmonic distortion. But this design dispenses entirely with valves (as well as the weight associated with their transformers).
Unfortunately, there’s no information about the weight on the TC Electronic website. But at this size, it should easily fit in the gigbag pocket of your bass – and surely won’t be too heavy…
Little Red Bass Head
Beginners looking for a cheap MOSFET amp that has just enough features and performance should be checking out the TC Electronic BAM200. It looks like there’s a whole lot of amp for not a lot of money on offer here. Nice.
I have seen them for pre-order over at Thomann and I’m really in awe of the low price. Not bad for an amp with 200 Watts and all the basics you need for a portable bass rig.
Check out the official demo video below for an impression of the sound characteristics. I think TC is on the money with this little red bass amp. I can see it selling like hot cakes.
RRP – EUR 129 / GBP 112.92