Roland Blues Cube Artist 80-watt 1x12" Combo Amp - Black

80-watt 2-channel 1x12" Guitar Combo Amp with Tube Logic Design, Onboard Reverb and Tremolo, USB Record Out, Variable Power Output, and Effects Loop
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Roland Blues Cube Artist 80-watt 1x12
Roland Blues Cube Artist 80-watt 1x12
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The Roland Blues Cube is Back and Better Than Ever!

The reinvented Roland Blues Cube Artist combo guitar amplifier delivers vintage-flavored tube tone and response in a gig-ready package. Roland's Tube Logic circuitry reproduces every stage of a tweed-era amplifier from preamp to power amp to speaker output. This 2-channel amp offers a large tonal palette and a variable power output so you'll be ready for any gig. The versatile and powerful Roland Blues Cube Artist combo amplifier delivers vintage tube tone and the touch response you want from an amplifier. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer to order yours today!

Roland Blues Cube Artist 80-watt Combo Guitar Amplifier at a Glance:
  • Vintage amp tone and response with modern technology
  • Dual channels for a wide range of tones
  • The flexibility and functionality you need for any gig
Vintage amp tone and response with modern technology

Roland's Tube Logic design brings classic tweed tones to the Blues Cube Artist combo amplifier. Every aspect of these much-loved vintage amps from the preamp and output tube characteristics to the power supply compression to the speaker output is found in the Roland Blues Cube Artist. Pick players and fingerstyle players will love the touch response and sensitivity of this master-crafted amp. Sweetwater knows that amp tone and response are important to you, and we're confident that the Roland Blues Cube Artist can do the job.

Dual channels for a wide range of tones

The Roland Blues Cube Artist gives you two killer channels for all your gigging needs. The clean channel's volume adds tube fatness and bite as you turn it up - just like a tube amp. The variable gain of the crunch channel lets you dial in the perfect amount of grit to your tone. Each channel has its own tone-sculpting boost and tone switches. The Roland Blues Cube Artist's cool dual tone switch lets you jumper the channels together to create extra-fat tones. High-quality reverb and tremolo effects sound great and add dimension to your tone. Add to this a custom 12" speaker and you have a tonally versatile amp that's ready to gig!

The flexibility and functionality you need for any gig

Designed to work in any situation, the Roland Blues Cube Artist is loaded with useful features. The power control offers four power output settings ranging from full gigging volume to 45-watt and 15-watt club/rehearsal settings and a 0.5-watt practice setting. Add your favorite pedals via the full-featured and footswitchable effects loop. A headphone output lets you practice at any time of the day or night without disturbing your neighbors. And the USB record output is perfect for capturing your guitar sounds directly to your computer. No matter what the situation is, the Roland Blues Cube Artist combo amplifier is ready to go!

Roland Blues Cube Artist 80-watt Combo Guitar Amplifier Features:
  • Gig-ready guitar amplifier with authentic tube tone and amazing touch response
  • Clean and crunch channels reproduce tweed-era amp sounds
  • Dual tone mode lets you combine both channels for an increased sonic palette
  • Roland Tube Logic design offers the tonal behaviors of vintage tube amps from preamp to output distortion and more
  • Power control lets you change the output wattage for any size gig (0.5-watt, 15-watt, 45-watt, 80-watt)
  • High-quality tremolo and reverb deliver vintage-vibed tone
  • Record directly to your computer via the USB output
  • Open-back design with custom 12" speaker
  • Optional foot controller for channel select, effects loop, and dual tone
Roland takes classic amp tone to a new level with the Roland Blues Cube Artist combo amp!

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Guitar Amp Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Type Solid State with tube emulation
Number of Channels 2
Total Power 80W max (0.5W/15W/45W)
Speaker Size 1 x 12"
Effects Tremolo
Reverb Yes
EQ Yes
Amp Modeling Yes
Inputs 2 x 1/4"
Outputs 1 x 1/4" (line out), 1 x 1/4" (headphones)
USB Type B
Footswitch I/O 3 x 1/4" (tremolo, channel, GA-FC)
Effects Loop Yes
Computer Connectivity USB
Height 19.12"
Width 23.30"
Depth 10.25"
Weight 35 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number BC-ART-BK

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I had Bassman. I liked the tone but I didn't like 4x10. 10 inch speaker doesn't have kick 12 inch got. And that amp was fragile. Fenders are so delicate. And I recently use cube for Bourbon St gigs. 60 , 80XL and GL. It's good enough tone and durable and those all in one effect make me don't have to carry around those gadgets. I like 60 tone. But it doesn't have enough power for certain gigs. Sound company usually have Deluxe, Twin and Jazz Chorus. I like Deluxe tone more than Twin, but not enough power and sound man and Audience like JC120. Maybe clean Solid State amp is Dynamic microphone and today's PA friendly. But this amp is on top of those. Especially Clean channel is golden, Playability and touch remind me Bassman but also Yamaha F100. But much cleaner and that speaker had extremely wide range. It's huge difference between Cube. I need to lean against the wall when I use cube(JC as well but different reason) but this amp got louder, cleaner and deep richer tone. So I don't have to. And this amp is cleaner than my old JC120. So 2x12 model make a lot of sense to me. I pick 1x12 model reason is weight and black color. And also this is not same amp as first Blues Cube released 90's. I honestly hated those amp. So cube 60 (around 2005?)was made me surprised, And my band mates were asking "This little bitty amp got tubes,man?" But this Blues cube got much more than that, I'm usually clean player so I don't care too much over drive mode but effect loop is very useful. It makes Overdrive pedal sound much heavier. Ofcause Chorus and Phaser. This is the best!
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