TC Electronic announces Blacksmith, new crown jewel of the bass amp 2.0 concept

TC Electronic has introduced the Blacksmith, a bass amp which unites immense power and versatility, achieving raw excellence.

TC Electronic Blacksmith

With Blacksmith on-stage, power is not an issue – large clubs, major venues or full-scale stadiums, Blacksmith covers it all. A massive 1600 watts delivers a huge bass tone that will follow the user’s slightest moves while playing those hard-rocking bass lines and hammering riffs.

Blacksmith offers more than excessive power, with renowned Bass amp 2.0 features such as integrated chromatic bass tuner, refined tone-shaping tools including 4 bands of EQ, SpectraComp™ ‘per string compression’, TubeTone™ ‘complete Tube pre- and power amp recreation’ and TweeterTone™ ‘intelligent HF control’ as well as the unique 3 user-defined memories, Blacksmith takes bass amplification to a new level in more than one respect.

Blacksmith is capable handling cabinet combinations all the way down to 2 ohms, so ultimately, four RS410 cabinets could be fired up simultaneously – that’s 16 x 10” or 8.7 square foot of speaker cones blasting air at the bass player standing in front of the rig… Better put that foot on the monitor to keep upright.

Blacksmith features

  • Power – 1600 watts (4500 watts peak).
  • Presets – 3 user-defined presets.
  • On-board chromatic tuner – Always active for instant pitch monitoring at any time.
  • SpectraComp™ – Multi-band compression – the musical way to compress!
  • TubeTone™ – Emulation of both the tube preamp and tube power amp sections.
  • 4-band EQ – Semi-parametric Bass, Lo-Mid, Hi-Mid and Treble.
  • TweeterTone™ – Front panel tweeter level control for crisp and modern bass tones.
  • Transformer balanced Line Driver – Studio-grade DI for ultra-clean signals to PAs or DAWs.

The Blacksmith will be available in March, 2011, priced at a MSRP of $3,599 USD / €2,350 EUR List Price (excl. VAT).

More information: TC Electronic / Blacksmith

Rob Papen Punch

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