TC BG250 vs GK MB210

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by lastminute, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. lastminute


    Dec 25, 2007
    I'm getting a combo since lugging my Carvin stack to church every Sunday morning is getting cumbersome. I've narrowed it down to these combo amps. I like the weight and sound on both...seems to be a stalemate.

    I use both 4-string and 5-string basses, so it's gotta be able to handle the B-string.

    Perhaps from others who've had to make similar choices....what would you say might give on an edge over the other...something I may not see?
  2. You like the weight and sound of both...stalemate?

    What's left that's different? I don't imagine you're not seeing these things, but...

    Might you want to add an extension cabinet? +GK
    Are you a light duty/single effect user? +TCE
    Does your amp travel hard/get knocked around some? +GK
    Is the convenience of a built in tuner meaningful? +TCE
    Quite obvious, but MAP $699 vs $399?
  3. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    +1 lots of differences, and imo, the biggest is the ability to "add on" an ext cab. Any combo that isn't capable is useless to me. If you need louder, you need more spkrs- only one of those combo's has an ext spkr jack.
  4. Nighttrain1127

    Nighttrain1127 Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    Near Worcester MA
    The older MB210 has an external speaker jack. But if you are buying new the MB210II has a jack for a second powered speaker cab so you could start with a 300 watt 210 and end up with a 600 410 by adding a second powered 210 cab. + to the GK