TC Electronic BH550 550-watt Compact Bass Head

550W Bass Guitar Amplifier Head with Dual TonePrint Effects, Aux Input, Headphone Jack, DI Output, Tone Controls, and Built-in Tuner
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Now You Can Carry Your Bass Amp Head in Your Gig Bag!

If you love the feature set and compact, lightweight design of TC Electronic's BH250 but want more power, then your wish has been granted. The BH550 bass guitar amplifier head gives you 550 watts of massive, larger-than-life bass guitar tone in a portable, easy-to-carry package. Fully featured, the BH550 gives you an aux input, a headphone jack, and a high-end DI output. You also get TC Electronic's world-famous TonePrint technology, which lets you call up a wide range of cool bass effects. Intelligently contoured tone controls and a built-in tuner round out the BH550's feature set, ensuring perfectly tailored tone and intonation every time you plug in. The bass players at Sweetwater love the BH550 bass guitar amplifier head. You'll dig it, too!

TC Electronic BH550 Bass Guitar Amplifier Head Features at a Glance:
  • A portable bass guitar amplifier head that packs full-sized amp features into a compact frame
  • Onboard TonePrint bass effects let you load up celebrity-designed compression, drive, octave, chorus, and flanging effects
  • Shape your basic tone with intelligently contoured tone controls
  • Onboard tuner ensures perfect intonation
Add a TC Electronic BH550 bass guitar amplifier head to your rig and get amazing bass tone anywhere!

Additional Media

Bass Guitar Amp Buying Guide
TC Electronic BH550 Bass Amplifier Demo

Tech Specs

Type Solid State
Number of Channels 1
Total Power 550W
Effects Yes (TonePrint Signature Bass Effects)
Compression Yes
EQ 4-band
Inputs 1 x 1/4" (Instrument), 1 x 1/4" (Pedal)
Outputs 1 x speakON, 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/8" (Headphones)
Footswitch I/O Yes
Height 2.2"
Width 9.5"
Depth 11"
Weight 6.1 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 990910011

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

TC Electronics BH 550

What a great little amp. But don't let its size fool you. It has the cleanest punchiest sound and with the dual toneprints it can be customized for a whole night of outrageous playing. The best part is you can pick it up with just your little finger. No more back breaking moving of heavy amps. I fit it, a preamp foot pedal and all my chords in one briefcase. you wont be disappointed.
Music background: Professional Bass Player
4/5

Sounds Great but has some Ergo Flaws

I think this head sounds very good. I play a 2007 Fender Deluxe MIA Jazz bass and this head responds nicely to the tonal variety that bass offers me. I think it comes out very clear and transparent. The Toneprint aspect is cool but it's serial(one or the other), there should have been an option to be able to use them both at the same time. Also, the toggle switch for them is poorly placed as it is quite difficult to change from one to the other or turn it off without moving either knob or both. It does have a good number of features on it, though the Toneprint selection for this amp is pretty limited IMO and only Toneprints for this amp will work, so you can't just load a pedal Toneprint into the amp, which really limits what you have available. Perhaps that can be a firmware update at some point (or maybe it's there now and I don't have the update) but it would certainly add to the versatility of this head. The ability to mute the speaker and/or use it without a cab (I have it paired with the K-410 cab) is nice for recording. The DI is great as well, I do all my recording (post) through it and it sounds great. Overall a nice mid-level head as it's not the lowest priced unit out there and it has a few misses (as mentioned) including a lack of a simple bag (like Orange includes with it's smaller units) to carry it around in.
Music background: Been playing a while
4/5

Tc electronics bh 550

The bh 550 is my first tc product. I love the size of the amp and the power it has. I have a gk 410 cabinet and was pleased at the sound and volume. I really like the tone print, the ease of downloading is great. My one problem is the tuner doesn't work very well. I Have to hit the strings hard to get it to work at times. Other than that its been great.
Music background: Church musician
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