TC Electronic Staccato’51 bass head

large-staccato51_frontTC Electronic and Rocco Prestia made their new product called Staccato’51 bass head – a custom-tuned version of the RH450 that’s been made to Rocco’s exact specification and ear. Rocco’s sound design on Staccato’51 fits his legendary finger-muting technique like a glove. The full-bodied tone with plenty of highs and lows as well as the ultra fast precision response enhances the percussive elements of Rocco’s playing to perfection.

In addition to the sheer tone shaping, Rocco has added a touch of TC’s SpectraComp per-string compression to tighten the sound even more. And finally a touch of TubeTone brings out the growl of Staccato’51 when really digging into those low-end notes with his powerful right hand technique.

Staccato’51 features:

Classic Tone section Based on the classic virtues of bass tone stacks, tailored to Rocco’s liking

TubeTone TubeTone emulates every characteristic of both pre-amp and power amp to deliver the full tube sound. Rocco has this dialled in so the TubeTone gives him to growl when diggin’ in

SpectraComp Most bass players know that integrated compressors generally don’t sound that good. A regular compressor tends to be dominated by the lower string, but Staccato’51’s SpectraComp technology allows virtually ‘per string’ compression that evens out the compression across all strings.

Integrated Chromatic Tuner Ultrafast chromatic bass tuner built in.

Wide range instrument input Covers both Active and Passive pickup instruments.

Integrated Linedriver Output Quality can vary wildly with built-in Line drivers, but Staccato’51’s DI is transformer balanced and galvanically isolated from the rest of the amp, which means no ground loops or hum. And don’t worry about long cable runs Staccato’51 will draw at least 100m of cable with no drop in audio quality.

Speaker Output and Linedriver Mute

Effects Loop Insert point (pre-amp out, power amp in)

Auto-sensing PSU The ultimate in convenience for you if you are a gigging musician. The built-in power supply operates from 90 to 240 Volts, making your life a lot easier as there’s no complicated fuse changing just plug and play!

Speaker output Combined Speakon and ΒΌ” speaker output for maximum versatility

4kg / Compact package

450w power handling (800w peak) The high power output level of Staccato’51 is accomplished by using Class D amplifier technology in combination with our Active Power Management. APM effectively means that the amp behaves very much like a tube amp when getting close to maximum performance by optimizing the power impact, contrary to the hard clipping tendencies of transistor amps and most other Class D amps.

Staccato’51 is fully compatible with all of our RS cabinets and it will drive any triple combination of the existing models (RS112, RS210, RS212, RS410).

Staccato’51 bass head will be available for $1559 MSRP (USD) from October 2009.

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