Solid State amps may have gotten a bad rap over the last few years from people making small poor sounding combos that are made to be used as your first amp. Roland want to get rid of the idea that Solid State amps are bad by making a premium transistor amplifier that is gig worthy out of the box. This amp is the Blues Cube Artist 2x12 and it is ready to give you valve like clean and crunch sounds without the drawbacks of a traditional valve amp.
One of the biggest issues with using a valve amplifier is that they are large, bulky and because of that very heavy. By emulating the circuitry but using transistors instead of valves you can make it much smaller and lighter so that you can easily travel from gig to gig.
Tube Like Tone
This is not a modeling amplifier that is emulating what an amplifier should sound like, this is a real transistor amplifier that is wired similar to how a real valve amp is but replacing the hefty valve components with smaller and lighter transistors. This means that you get true classic tweed amp resonse but at any volume as you don't have any valves you need to push.
Clean and Crunch
Designed after classic tweed style amplifiers the Blues Cube Artist features not only clean and crunch channels which will take you from the crisp cleans to glorious mid gain lead tones. Perfect for, pop, blues, rock and much more this 2x12 amplifier is the perfect gigging amp. The best part though is that you can use both channels at once offering up some really cool and unique sounds not available on any other amplifier.
Solid State amps are known for being much more reliable than valve amplifiers. While valve amps can suddenly die from the lightest of knocks in the wrong direction, solid state amps will keep on working for years and years without issue. If you want to make sure your backline doesn't go down on your next tour this is an amp worth looking at.
Takes Pedals Like A Champ
One of the key advantages valve amplifiers have had over solid state competitors is that they take pedals a lot better. The Blues Cube Artist fights back against this though and now it can take all the pedals you want just as well as a valve amplifier. So feel free to pile on the drive and let the amp do the work.
Power Amp Options
While a lot of amplifiers have got power amp scaling that really doesn't work that well on solid state amps. So instead of opting for your traditional power amp scaling the Blues Cube Artisan 2x12 actually has 4 different power amps (0.5w, 15w, 45w and 85w) ready to power this pair of custom 12" speakers.
- Performance-ready 85-watt, 2x12 combo guitar amplifier with authentic tube tone and touch response
- Roland's comprehensive Tube Logic design delivers the interactive tonal behaviors of famous fine-tuned vintage tube amps, including preamp and output tube distortion characteristics, power supply compression, and much more
- Independent Clean and Crunch channels, plus unique Dual Tone mode for blending channels to expand tonal possibilities
- Master volume, three-band EQ, and Presence control, plus Boost and Tone switches on each channel
- Four-way Power Control (0.5 W, 15 W, 45 W, Max) allows for cranked-amp tones at any volume
- Onboard high-quality reverb and tremolo effects with vintage sound character, plus effectsloop for external devices
- Classic open-back design with two custom 12-inch speakers and poplar cabinet for enhanced presence on stage
- Stylish, modern look with a vintage vibe
- Efficient, lightweight design provides easy portability without sacrificing tone quality
- USB output for high-quality direct recording to a computer
- Optional GA-FC Foot Controller for Channel Select, Dual Tone, and Tremolo/EFX Loop