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Roland Blues Cube Hot 30W 1X12 Combo Guitar Amplifier  (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

Get the warm tonal response of 6L6 tubes with the bulletproof reliability of solid state.

Ready for live playing, the Blues Cube Hot is equipped with 30 watts of power, plus a custom 12-inch speaker that’s been specially designed for maximum tonal response with Roland's Tube Logic circuitry, which perfectly simulates a pair of 6L6 power-amp tubes. The open-back cabinet features poplar plywood construction, which offers acoustically vibrant tone for solo or group performances.

Warm, bouncy, responsive, dynamic, elastic—these are all terms that guitarists use to describe the satisfying experience of playing their favorite tube amps. Thanks to Roland’s Tube Logic, these words can be applied to the Blues Cube Hot as well. Dramatically evolved from the first-generation sound of the original Blues Cube amps from the '90s, today’s Tube Logic accurately provides the complex, highly interactive behavior of classic tube designs in meticulous detail, providing the magical “it” factor that takes a guitar amp from a simple sound system to a living, breathing musical instrument. Great feel, distortion control with touch and volume, bloom, sparkle, power supply “sag,” and more—everything that players love about a finely tuned vintage 6L6 tube amp is present in abundance with the Blues Cube Hot.

Clean to Crunch with One Knob
The Blues Cube Hot controls the tone with just one knob from clean to crunch. Starting from clean, natural tube fullness and bite, as the volume is cranked the crunch sound provides a range of grit flavors from mild to aggressive. In addition, Boost and Tone switches shape the character. The Boost switch produces a thick and natural tube crunch sound, while the Tone switch adds a sparkling high range. And just like a vintage tube amp, the Blues Cube Hot loves stompboxes, allowing you to further shape your personal sound by hitting the amp’s front end with your favorite gain pedals.


FEATURES
  • Power: 30W (solid state)
  • Attenuation: 30W, 15W, 5W, 0.5W
  • Single channel
  • Single input
  • Speaker: 1x12 
  • Controls: 3-band EQ, tone button, boost button, volume, reverb, master, power control
  • 1/4-in. speaker output
  • Headphone output
  • USB type B recording output
  • Footswitch sold separately
  • Dimensions: 17.06 in. x 16.31 in. x 9.4 in.
  • Weight: 27.7 lbs.

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RolandBlues Cube Hot 30W 1X12 Combo Guitar Amplifier
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Portable (4)
  • Warm / comfy (3)

Cons

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  • Performances (4)
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

An all-around winner

By Tommy

from Steamboat Springs, CO

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Performances

    Comments about Roland Blues Cube Hot 30W 1X12 Combo Guitar Amplifier:

    'Bought mine before the model was officially released. I walked into the local music store and the owner was vamping on it behind the counter. I assumed that it was a tweed-style amp and was amazed when he said it was solid-state. I asked to test-drive it at practice that afternoon and I was so impressed that I gave him my debit card afterwards. The amp loves pedals and has plenty of power and warmth. I gig with it at the 15w level and I have room to spare. The reverb is great, but the "boost" (crunch) mode is not pleasing to me (I use pedals for that anyway). Bottom line: What it lacks in bells and whistles it makes up for with great tweed tone.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great amp, great tone, great price

    By Phillip

    from Arkansas

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Roland Blues Cube Hot 30W 1X12 Combo Guitar Amplifier:

      Really pleased with this amp. I did a huge amount of research, primarily watching professional YouTube reviews. The YouTube reviews were overwhelmingly positive about the entire Blues Cube line up, and I agree based on this amp. I'm blown away at the tone, quality of build, lightweight, and output level this little amp delivers.
      Additionally, this was a B-stock unit that Musicians Friend rated a "level 2" blemish. The blemish is virtually imperceptible. Very happy with Musicians Friend's conservative rating scale.
      I highly recommend this amp, and am a happy customer.

       
      5.0

      Awesome amp !

      By stratback

      from Little Rock

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Roland Blues Cube Hot 30W 1X12 Combo Guitar Amplifier:

        I bought this because I have an old Musicman tube amp, but found myself not gigging with it because of the weight and having to baby it during handling. This amp is lightweight , solid , but best of all, sounds awesome . I plugged it in and waited to hear for a solid state sound, I didn't hear it. It sounds like a tube amp, and looks beautiful, very cool with the blues cube plate logo. The different watt switch, is great because you can tweak the knobs to get the sound you want, then select the wattage you need for your gig on the fly.The sound remains the same, just louder. I plan to order the footswitch ( I wish it came with it) because the boost switch sounds great, perfect for taking a solo. Very compact, sounds great with both my strat and nashville tele. Makes me remember why I enjoy playing guitar. If you're thinking about this amp, you won't be disappointed. Note - evidently they don't offer a cover for this, I ordered a blues junior cover which is the right dimensions for it.

         
        5.0

        Love it

        By Chuckie

        from Midwest USA

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

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          Comments about Roland Blues Cube Hot 30W 1X12 Combo Guitar Amplifier:

          Really great for gigs and practice. Portable and powerful. Sounds great.

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