TC Electronic BH800 Bass Amp

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BH250 was a true innovation within the world of bass. Bass players were floored by how such great tones could be contained in an enclosure so small and lightweight, that they immediately cried out for more. So that's what we decided to do. With the BH800 you get 800Watts of raw power, and all the punch and creative features your heart could possibly desire without compromising with the super portable and lightweight build that made the original BH250 such an innovative amp. And with the intelligent EQ section and the option of driving several cabs at once, BH800 is the new natural choice for every modern bass player out there!


  • TonePrint - For a world of signature effects
  • Ultra-lightweight
  • 800 Watt

TonePrint: Creativity At The Core

With the BH800's two TonePrint slots, you become the amp designer! So whether you need a lush chorus and a compressor for that next funk gig, or maybe a monstrous distortion and an octaver for your upcoming show with your metal band, BH800 will have you covered, and then some! TonePrint simply means signature effects, created by some of the world's best bass players, for instance Nathan East, Victor Wooten, Richard Bona and Duff McKagan. And, as if that wasn't enough, they are available for free, straight from your smartphone. Finally an amp that's as versatile as you need it to be!

High-Tech Sledgehammer

Bass is more present than ever in today's music. We've transitioned from supporting members to the guys in the spotlight. Let's face it, we're in demand and we need the tools to deliver - BH800 does just that. With its Lightweight, portable design, Intelligent EQ section, ultra-precise on-board tuner that handles up to six strings and unlimited tonal versatility through TonePrint, BH800 isn't just your run-of-the-mill bass amp… it's what bass amps were intended to be!

Tone Is Where The Heart Is

We don't know what magical schools of Bass-Wizardry our engineers attended, but boy do they know tone! And with the BH800's intelligent EQ section we've once again placed ourselves far ahead of the tone-tailoring-game. Behind the deceptively simple four dial design lies a frequency range perfectly tuned for bass. So no matter if you like your sound nice and scooped, fat and groovy or filled with high-end sparkle the BH800's tone controls will be sure to cut and boost in all the right places, leaving you sounding your best every single time!

Backstage Pass - All Access

BH800 offers the perfect mix between weight and power, intuitive controls, TonePrint and an onboard tuner making it the must have tool for virtually any bassist.

TonePrint: Your Vision, Your Sound

BH800 features a wide range of TonePrint effects, from Chorus, Flanger, Vibrato, Octaver to our custom SpectraComp & BassDrive – and they all sound killer! We even have combined TonePrints that let you enjoy the power of two TonePrints in one!

Frequent Awesomeness

The intelligent EQ section is designed to cut and boost at different frequencies. Tailored specifically for bass for ultra-precise tonal shaping.

Built-In Tuner

The BH800’s ultra-precise on-board tuner is there when you need it. It’s always on, so you constantly have a clear read of whether you’re in tune or not. And with a frequency range that supports up to six-string basses, you can be sure that your low-notes will always be in tune!

Plug & Play

Use your iPod, phone, MP3 player or similar to jam along your favorite tracks. Just plug it into the AUX input and you’re ready for a rehearsal session, combining your favorite music with your favorite bass tone!

Late Night Jammin’

If you like jamming late at night, plug in a pair of headphones for a silent session. Keep it grooving, and keep your family and neighbors happy at the same time.

Balanced Output

Use the balanced output to send a signal to a PA or a sound engineer when playing live, or use it as a high–quality bass preamp in the studio when recording, taking advantage of the tone controls and TonePrint features. Choose between sending a pre signal for a completely clean and direct sound or chose post to get the flavor of the amp.

Foot Control

You can hook up a Switch 3 pedal for complete creative control. The first switch will turn TonePrint 1 on and off, the second turns TonePrint 2 on and off, while the third will mute the amp. Glorious sonic options straight at your feet!


Sound examples by Oliver McEwan

TonePrint® Enabled - Signature Bass Effects

Bass TonePrints are free, custom-tuned effects, provided by your favorite bass players! TonePrints give you access to an effect as it is used by the artist - so you can tap directly into the TC tones used by the best bass players in the world.

Oh, this being the 21st century and all, we've made a TonePrint App which allows you to beam TonePrints from your phone to your TonePrint-enabled pedal or amp. Easy, fast and totally free of charge! 

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Learn More About the Amazing TonePrint Concept


TonePrints for BH800

See all TonePrints for BH800

Effect Types

You can load and swap effect types on your BH-and BG-Series bass amps via USB or the TonePrint App for smartphones. Once you load an effect of your choice to the amp, you can use the white TonePrint knob to adjust the wet/dry balance - more or less effect so to speak.



You will find that our Sub'n'Up Octaver is one of the most flexible octavers you'll ever come across. It can take you up an octave, or down an octave, keep it clean, or add some dirt. And it tracks like no other octaver you have ever tried - all the way down to the low B-string!


The Chorus effect is based on our legendary Stereo Chorus Flanger - aka SCF - that set new standards for chorus greatness decades ago and is still going strong. Now, it has been tailored with painstaking attention to detail for one specific purpose: Bass! 


SpectraComp is the same multi-band compressor that you'll find in the Blacksmith. In essence, you get a 'compressor per string' that is not fooled by the impact of the lower strings only, which is a known problem when using single-band compressors for bass.


The Flanger effect builds on our Vortex Flanger pedal that has amazed and inspired bass players all over the world ever since its release in 2010. 

Bass Drive

Bass Drive will give you the same convincing tube-like character that the TubeTone feature of e.g. RH750 and the Blacksmith is so famous for. On top of that, it can also get downright dirty and add drive, distortion or fuzz for more heavy duties.


The Vibrato effect is similar to our Vibrato Shaker pedal. It may not be the most common effect for bass players, but many have found it great for experimenting with new styles and creative ideas. 

Cabinet Configurations


Combine any two RS Cabinets

Combine any two K Cabinets








BH800's Resume

  • Light and portable
  • Inspirational - TonePrint® signature bass effects

  • TonePrint Enabled - two switchable TonePrint slots

  • Built-in bass tuner
  • Intelligently contoured tone controls


Oliver McEwan BH550/800 Examples

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Artists Using BH800


Premier Guitar
by Steve Cook

TC Electronic doesn’t weigh down the BH800 with bells and whistles, yet they’ve packed all you need into one compact package. The amp sounds fantastic, fits in a backpack, and pretty much eliminates the need for a tuner, practice amp, or chiropractor. The BH800 can easily transition from backstage/hotel practice amp to the stage, and you can download a huge collection of virtual effects for free from the TonePrint library. Not to sound like the old guy in the room, but I wish this amp was around when I started out.

Check out the full review by Premier Guitar
Bass Musician Magazine
by Ty Campbell

With the TC Electronic BH800, it seems like perfection in a bass amp has been achieved. Not only did it sound great when using it on gigs, it was, well, just easy to setup and had everything I needed. No more having to carry a few pedals, the BH800 will do everything you need it to do.

Check out the full review by Bass Musician Magazine
iGuitar Magazine
by Dan Veall

I really like the clarity and low end punch with the BH heads that demonstrate TC's commitment to offering up a wide range of quality amplification for all tastes and needs. For once again being able to crowd so much into such small boxes it has to be top marks - especially at these prices!

Check out the full review by iGuitar Magazine
Bass Professor
by Jogi Sweers

The new BH550/800 amps deserve top marks! They're small, lightweight and powerful while offering excellent tone and plenty of options for tweaking it to taste. I simply can't recommend these amps enough!

by David Lo Pat

This is without any doubt the best of all the compact bass amps I’ve been reviewing lately. There are very few things that can compete with this amp in its category, and certainly not at this price. In short, you have to go and try out the BH800 NOW!

Check out the full review by Audiofanzine
by John Montalbano and Scott Kahn

The BH800 head, although deceivingly simple looking at first glance, is like the Swiss Army Knife of bass amplifiers—or should we say, “Danish Army Knife?” We played the amp with a variety of bass guitars and always dialed in a perfect sound within seconds. The chameleon-like qualities of this amplifier make it perfect for everything from instrumental funk to classic rock.

Check out the full review by MusicPlayers.Com
Bass Guitar Magazine
by Alexo

Despite being small and light enough to hoist with just your little finger, the BH550/800 still manages to feel robust enough to throw at your drummer when he drops his umpteenth stick during the first song of your set – and it sounds great. You see, size really isn’t everything, and big things often come in small packages. Feel free to add whatever other clichéd platitudes you like here – they’re all true!

Check out the full review by Bass Guitar Magazine


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