Bassman Mark King chooses TC Electronic RH450 head and cabs
(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-10-25)
British thumb-bass wizard Mark King has chosen a TC Electronic Bass Amp 2.0 rig for Level 42’s 30th Anniversary tour. The tour recently kicked off in the UK with Mark’s impressive bass rig bolstered by a TC Electronic RH450 bass amp as well as two RS410 cabinets – the ideal combination to fire up his razor-sharp, thumbing lines.
Level 42 formed back in 1980 and quickly hit the top
of the charts with melodic, rhythmically advanced pop hits, such as Running In The Family and Lessons In Love, that were characterized by Mark King’s very percussive slap bass lines. Mark King brought this unique bass playing style to the masses and has been a huge inspiration to the next generation of slapping masters. Today he is widely regarded as one of the ‘thumb’ masters along with luminaries such as Larry Graham, Bootsy Collins, Stanley Clarke and Marcus Miller.
King says of his Bass Amp 2.0 set-up: “Having been a long-time user and fan of TC Electronic effects both on the road and in the studio, it is a real pleasure to be using the RH450 bass amp and RS cabs. The high fidelity I'd come to expect from TC Electronic is right there in the sound from the punchy bass to the snappy highs, and the programmability is spot on. Nice one TC!”
The Level 42 30th Anniversary tour kicks off this month with dates across the UK and Germany with more planned around the world for later in the year.
More about TC Electronic
TC Electronic was founded in 1976 with the objective of developing, manufacturing and marketing first class audio products that provide lasting user value for audio professionals. TC Electronic continues to be very focused on new technologies and products with approximately 40 R&D staff. Today, the company is not only a leader in digital signal processing, but also a major player in other aspects of the digital audio technology world, such as digital amplification and networking. Our users include some of the most demanding customers in pro audio, recording studios, TV and radio stations, the prominent theatres, operas and other installations and public address companies.
From a press release.