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Warwick BC Combos

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BulbousMoses, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. So Warwick is not that well known in terms of their amps, probably because they don't have great distribution in North America. I've been looking at their BC line of bass combos and I have to say that based on what I've seen so far, they appear to be good amps.

    If anyone on TB has/had one, please comment on your experiences with them. What did you like/not like about them and did you think you got good value for your money, etc...
  2. Bump No one have a Warwick BC combo? Or tried one, at least?
  3. aussietc


    Apr 14, 2010
    I have a Warwick BC20. best practice ampI've ever had. Ive noticed on many smaller amps that when you turn it up loud they start to distort but this little thing can be cranked all the way up - full volume and EQ and still sound crisp and clean. Very impressed. Haven't had the chance to play any of its older brothers or its new younger brother the BC10 which looks great for lessons and lounge room jamming!
  4. Good info. I'm interested in the BC80 for practice and small shows. Looking to get as much info as possible before making a decision.
  5. Well, I have decided to order a Warwick BC80. I hope I'll like it but if not, I have 30 days to return or exchange it for something else. When it arrives and I've had a chance to put it through its paces, I'll post some pics and a review to spread the Warwick love around....
  6. Back to Bassics

    Back to Bassics

    Feb 16, 2014
    Just seen your thread.

    I guess you've probably bought your BC80 by now, but in case you haven't ...

    I bought one when they first came out. Easily the best small amp I've owned. Sounds great and goes loud. Small gigs should be fine ... unless you're playing with a drummer, of course. You might get away with it if the drummer's only using brushes, or playing very quietly. Small shows with guitar/vocals should be OK.

    Records well and for the size goes pretty deep and the horn adds as much zing as I'll ever want. Tone controls work well and sound sweet and musical with a range of basses and strings.

    The only problem I've had with it is both plastic caps at each end of the carrying strap have broken. Still seems to take the weight OK, but just looks a bit crap and is an obvious design flaw.
  7. tnil


    Sep 23, 2013
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I have also a Warwick BC80, I am very happy with it.
    It sounds great!
    I have also had a BC40, which also sounds great, but BC80 sounds better as it has a 12" speaker.

  8. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    Zombie resurrection! :bag:

    Has anyone had more experience with the Warwick BC series combo amps? I read a few reviews on Amazon and they said that the BC combos could crank pretty loud and even the small speaker combos didn't distort.

    Opinions? Thanks
  9. Manichga


    Aug 13, 2013
    I have a bc80. Its fine for a practice amp. It would never cope with any sort of rehearsal. Not enough volume at all. I crank it all the way up in my loungeroom. No distortion whatsoever. Good sounding little amp for home use.
  10. wizard65


    Sep 1, 2014
    I use a BC 20 for practice. It's true, you can turn up all the way without distorting.