Fender introduces high-powered bass combo, the TB-600C
(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-07-07)
Most bass amplifier companies have made news over the last two years with high-powered, lightweight combo amplifiers in various configurations. While Fender isn't tackling that market directly, the new TB-600C is a high-powered combo with portability (it weighs 102 pounds) enhanced by being shipped with casters included.
The PRO series TB-600C Combo provides 600 watts of power with total tonal finesse and versatility to produce thick, natural and balanced Fender bass tone that sits perfectly in the mix, be it recording studio, club gig or concert stage. Based on the acclaimed TBP-1 tube bass preamp, The 600C achieves its t sound through the passive tone stack-the backbone of classic Fender guitar and bass amps. Each control knob setting affects the sound of the other controls, producing big, warm notes that are the natural sound of a bass guitar.
An overdrive section (Gain, Volume and Blend) sits on top of the clean channel, allowing you to dial in tones from a subtle grind to full on overdrive. Vari-Q™ is a smart semi-parametric EQ with a user selectable frequency and a cut/boost of 15 dB. When boosting frequencies, it automatically WIDENS the focus of the Q for a broader, more musical boost. When cutting frequencies, it automatically NARROWS the focus of the Q for a well-defined cut (notch). This intelligent Q control keeps “on the fly” operation simple and effective.
Room Balance is a global EQ shift for cabinets/stage response. Clockwise turn cuts lower end frequencies while simultaneously raising upper frequencies. Counter-clockwise brings up lower end frequencies while simultaneously lowering upper frequencies. This knob does not affect the XLR out, so you can “dial in the stage” while giving the soundman an unaltered signal. This combo is mounted in a portable enclosure with two, 10” Fender Special Design Eminence® cast-frame speakers and a Foster® high-frequency compression driver horn with rear attenuator.
The Fender TB-600C carries retail price of $2,199.99 and a street price of $1499.
Amplifier Type: Hybrid Tube/Solid State Amplifier
Effects Loop: Effects Loop With Send & Return
Inputs: 6dB Input Pad
Auxillary Input: 1/4" Footswitch Jack
Headphone Jack: Tuner Output Jack
Line Out: XLR Output with Level, Ground Lift and Pre-Post EQ Switch
Extension Speaker Jack: Speakon® and 1/4" jacks
Channels: One Channel
Power Handling: 400 watts @ 8 ohms
(Internal), 600 watts @ 4 ohms (with 8 ohm Extension Cabinet)
Horn Tweeter: 1- Foster® Compression Driver Horn
Controls: Vintage Tube: Volume, Bass w/Deep Switch, Mid, Treble w/Bright Switch. Tube Overdrive: Gain, Volume, Blend. Vari-Q: Frequency, Level/Q. Room Balance, Master Volume
Cabinet Material: 3/4" 7-Ply Birch/Maple Plywood w/ Black Textured Vinyl Covering
Handles: Heavy Duty Spring Loaded Handles
Front Panel: Brushed Aluminum Control Panel
Input Impedance: 820k (Front Panel Input); 10k (Rear Panel Input)
Sensitivity: 1V RMS (0dBV)
Amplifier Length: 16.5" (41.9 cm)
Amplifier Width: 23.5" (59.7 cm)
Amplifier Height: 25.5" (57.2 cm)
Amplifier Weight: 102 lbs (46.3 kg)
Speakers: 2-10" Fender® Special Design Cast Frame Eminence® 16 ohm Speakers
Pre Amp Tubes: 2 x 12AX7
Unique Features: Fender® passive tone stack that delivers creamy tube tone, Tube Overdrive, Vari-Q™ section, and Room Balance controls, Mute Button, 2x10 Eminence® Speakers, Head is removable from cabinet.
From information on the Fender website: www.fender.com.