TC Electronic have been busy busy again. The latest twist on the TC Electronic Classic450 Bass Amp – it’s called the Staccato’51, developed in conjunction with Rocco Prestia. Rocco is best known for holding down the bass in Tower of Power – a band he joined at 14 – and is a much renowned bassist. Checkout Rocco’s web page or the Rocco Prestia Live At Bass Day DVD). His style probably accounts for the name, if you are not familiar with Rocco’s very percussive style, you should be! He’s using the amp with TC Eletronic’s RS410’s and two RS212’s.
It’s very red! That’s ok by me, I like read. The sound has been taylored to Rocco’s requirements, so will suit anyone who is a finger style funk player. It is much like the RH450 in features, but with a very different tone and tweaked tone controls. The compress and tone shaping has also been tweaked.
Here is a video of Rocco Prestia and his new TC Electronic Staccato’51 bass amp:
There’s more detail about how the amp came about in this video from the TC folks: