TC Electronic BAM200 + BC208 Demo!

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Seinfelf, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Seinfelf


    Mar 31, 2019

    Carved Bass + Realist Lifeline pickup

    This is a very quick, rough demostration with the combination. I just got it yesterday and I'm doing some tests with it.
    Let me know if you want to hear any other stuff with it. I will hopefully record a majority of a gig I have coming up with it to see and test this amp and cabs full potential!

    As you could probably here, the walls and plates in the next room were shaking... so yeah, it can get LOUD!

    Enjoy! And please ask some questions and whatnot for ideas on how to use an amp + cab to its fullest potential!

    When I also get my Sire bass back from the shop, I will test it out with it.
  2. great demo, and good to know its upright capabilities. I got one last week- Fantastic amp, solid TC construction, very musical EQ, it's definitely not a toy or novelty. LOUD, clear power. I've been testing it out with a 6-string through a single 10, a 2x12, and 2x15s, all respond beautifully. easily handles a medium-loud quartet and medium rooms. EXCELLENT value for the money.
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  3. Greg Clinkingbeard

    Greg Clinkingbeard Commercial User

    Apr 4, 2005
    Kansas City area
    Black Dog Bass Works
    I compared it again to the Clarus last evening to see if my initial opinion still holds. I have owned several AI heads over the years and always considered them to be the benchmark in neutrality. Well, the BAM200 has a warmer and more open presentation. The tone seems to have more midrange but it has a certain bloom to it that is appealing.
    By comparison, the Clarus sounds cold and flat. It is a bit darker. To be fair, the Clarus is old. If memory serves, the Series IV class D Clarus I owned briefly may have a bit more of that magic, but I sold it off so I don’t remember much difference.
    I’m not one to believe that in the whole picture, amps are that much different or that much of a factor in our sound. The differences are a bit esoteric, like describing a cigar as nutty or having a ‘hint of chocolate’.
    However, the little BAM200 is more than a toy. It is an excellent sounding amp for DB. If it proves to be reliable, I think it deserves a following.
  4. rickwolff

    rickwolff ‘Leave the clams in, let ’em know we're human,' Supporting Member

    Nice demo. Thanks for sharing that.

    I agree that the Bam200 is a very nice amp. I have been using it on gigs with my MAS 16 and it's done really well. Good, usable EQ.

    I have attached the head to the cab with 3M Dual Lock to make a killer little 15 pound combo amp.

    16 " tall (with the head)
    14" deep (at the bottom)
    9" wide

    Last edited: Jun 14, 2019
  5. Now you only need a handle to carry the combo.
    (Or maybe you have a bag for it that could be carried easily?)
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  6. rickwolff

    rickwolff ‘Leave the clams in, let ’em know we're human,' Supporting Member

    There is a handle on the side.

    I also have a nice padded bag with handles and a shoulder strap.
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  7. kerrycares

    kerrycares Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    Nice demo.
    Technology keeps advancing and prices keep declining.
    It a good time to be a musician.
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  8. Matt Ides

    Matt Ides

    May 12, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    Great micro combo BAM200 + C8 comes in at 10x12x15.5 15lbs
  9. Good demo. In person, I thought this combo was underpowered despite the 250 watt rating. But what really surprised me was the Peavey Max 208. I compared that directly with this TC, a Trace ELF, Mark Bass then as well as my Wizzy 110 out of the other amps. I remember one of our members who even had a MAS thought that the Peavey sounded comparable if not better. I do not own or have heard any MAS in person but the Peavey was really a surprise and will not dismiss that person's observation. I am ordering one maybe later this year. I just paid off my wife's car and writing a sub 20K check was painful :( and puts me out of any bass gear purchases for a while.
  10. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Does anybody know what the center (mid) / shelving (bass & treble) frequencies are on the tone controls?