Quilter BB800 or TC Elec RH750?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by baddarryl, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Quilter BB800

    13 vote(s)
  2. TC Electronic RH750

    3 vote(s)
  1. baddarryl


    Oct 26, 2008
    Cape Fear!
    I have a BB800 that I run a VT Bass pedal in front of into an Avatar 212 and honestly I love it. I don't like that the DI has no level and is tied to the master though and honestly (though it hasn't been a complaint, but I have only played 3 gigs with it) , I am simply a little bored.

    I like the sound and presets of the TC and am very tempted by it. I don't really need it as I have back up stuff, but I do like the way it sounds. Seems like it gets more tubey and has better on board compression. Get one? If I do I might sell the Quilter to justify it.

    Also is it true that that they limit the output of the TC to 236w or something just like the RH450? If so what's the point?
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    Seems like a useless downgrade to me.
  3. Wicked G

    Wicked G

    Jan 19, 2017
    Hell Paso Texas
    I've never owned a Quilter, but I have heard one live and liked it.

    I have owned a TC RH750 and RH450 for 5 years now and the 750 is still my favorite amp. I also own 6 other amps from Genz Benz, Genzler, Orange and GK and none of them have surpassed it as my favorite although the Streamliner and Terror Bass do come close.

    The RH750 does put out 236 Watts RMS but the burst is higher than the RH450 and the voicing is more open. Even though they are both 236 Watts, the RH750 is definitely louder than the 450 and the DI is excellent.
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2019
  4. chris_b


    Jun 2, 2007
    You've got an amp you love and "back up stuff".

    I would only upgrade from this amp if the next one sounds much better.
  5. The true Gasaholic would get a PF25T to use as a compressing preamp.
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  6. baddarryl


    Oct 26, 2008
    Cape Fear!
    Never mind boys. I really listened to it tonight and the Quilter flat out kills in a band setting. I just get bored sometimes! Thanks though!
  7. baddarryl


    Oct 26, 2008
    Cape Fear!
    What is that?
  8. An Ampeg 25w tube amp that does not require a cabinet load. I may well have muffed the designation.
  9. jlepre


    Nov 12, 2007
    Cedar Knolls, NJ
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  10. Mushroo

    Mushroo Guest

    Apr 2, 2007
    Good suggestion! I have the Ampeg PF20T and it sounds KILLER as a preamp into the Quilter BB800. :)

    The only problem is that there's no easy way to stack them; the Quilter is too tiny to put under the Ampeg, and the Ampeg doesn't have a flat top.