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Roland GA-112 1X12 100W Guitar Combo Amplifier   

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Custom built for the stage with 100W of original tone.

The Roland GA-112 guitar combo amp is a powerhouse. Featuring the COSM amp model Progressive Amp, the GA-112 empowers guitarists with original sound and intuitive controls. With the twist of the Drive knob and push of the Boost button, you can go from clean to extreme. 100W through a 12" speaker is perfect for rehearsal, studio or small to medium live venues. No matter what your sound is, the GA series make it easy to find with simple controls. It features two volume knobs, three tone control knobs, presence and reverb effects. The Smart Channel feature always saves your changes to panel settings, and you can recall one of four saved settings with a simpple push button.

FEATURES
  • Original COSM amp model (Progressive Amp) with incredible feel, attack, natural compression and sustain
  • Go from clean to super-extreme tones with the Drive knob and Boost button
  • Intuitive operation with simple, fast-access structure; two volume controls, three tone controls, presence and reverb
  • Smart Channel memorizes the current position of knobs in all four channels without programming or savings
  • LEDs in the knobs show current settings in any channel--great for dark stages
  • Foot controller available, but sold separately

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RolandGA-112 1X12 100W Guitar Combo Amplifier
 
4.4

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (21)
  • Excellent sound (19)
  • Good power output (19)
  • Warm / comfy (13)
  • Portable (6)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Performances (17)
  • Home studio (13)
  • Professional recording (12)
  • Outdoor events / games (10)
  • Amateur recording (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great amp.

I've spent a lot of time to find out some review on this amp but since it's new model there was almost no review I found, so I decided to give it a try...Read complete review

I've spent a lot of time to find out some review on this amp but since it's new model there was almost no review I found, so I decided to give it a try with hopeful mind of it's an upgrade model of Cube series.

There were questions I had and I guess many of us may have similar questions if you're a big fan of Cube amps like me. Here's we go.

I've been playing guitar about 15 years. And had a couple of amps. I wanted to have a small amp for practice and portability reason. I happened to buy a Cube Xl-40.

At the first time, I didn't expect much and I didn't think it will sound better than my tube amp. But I found my self, I'm no more using any other amps and even any pedals. It sounds best when I plug my guitar directly. I so much like the tone not only for the clean but also dirty tone. I simply failed to make better sound using my luxury pedal board. So I've been using only Cube all the times for a year.

But there was a problem. It lacks of master volume. Which is critical to live performers. And there's no way to insert a volume pedal after the preamp. So I bought GA-112 and here's what I found.

On of my biggest question was is it an upgrade version of Cube? Now I believe it's Yes because I can make the Cube tone almost same not only for the tone but also the feeling of the sound. The first part I was doing was I connected my Cube through Tuner-out jack of GA-112 and had both amp sounds. So I was able to make almost same sound that I use with Cube XL both clean and dirty. I found 'Voice' button takes action for this purpose. But GA-112 give much wider range of tone selections.

Another thing I really like is that the foot switch and expression type volume pedal. I bought BOSS FV-500L. I works so nicely. The biggest benefit of using an expression-type volume pedal is that there's no tone loss. Guitar signal doesn't go through the pedal but it's working like controlling the volume knob.

It comes with two set of send/return that can be used for delay and chorus effects, and those can be turned on and off using the foot switch.

This amp has all the feature that I need including the tone. Hope this review helps.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Powerful amp but limited lows / middle

Very overated & disappointed in the sound / tone ranges. This would be a great powerful amp for Hard Rock and Metal players.
The reverb and substain are almost non existing. You...Read complete review

Very overated & disappointed in the sound / tone ranges. This would be a great powerful amp for Hard Rock and Metal players.
The reverb and substain are almost non existing. You would need a full range of pedal effects with this amp. Don't buy this if you play standards, jazz, country, 50's to 70's music.

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(39 of 44 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great amp.

By Seungyoung Kim

from Seattle, WA

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Roland GA-112 1X12 100W Guitar Combo Amplifier:

    I've spent a lot of time to find out some review on this amp but since it's new model there was almost no review I found, so I decided to give it a try with hopeful mind of it's an upgrade model of Cube series.

    There were questions I had and I guess many of us may have similar questions if you're a big fan of Cube amps like me. Here's we go.

    I've been playing guitar about 15 years. And had a couple of amps. I wanted to have a small amp for practice and portability reason. I happened to buy a Cube Xl-40.

    At the first time, I didn't expect much and I didn't think it will sound better than my tube amp. But I found my self, I'm no more using any other amps and even any pedals. It sounds best when I plug my guitar directly. I so much like the tone not only for the clean but also dirty tone. I simply failed to make better sound using my luxury pedal board. So I've been using only Cube all the times for a year.

    But there was a problem. It lacks of master volume. Which is critical to live performers. And there's no way to insert a volume pedal after the preamp. So I bought GA-112 and here's what I found.

    On of my biggest question was is it an upgrade version of Cube? Now I believe it's Yes because I can make the Cube tone almost same not only for the tone but also the feeling of the sound. The first part I was doing was I connected my Cube through Tuner-out jack of GA-112 and had both amp sounds. So I was able to make almost same sound that I use with Cube XL both clean and dirty. I found 'Voice' button takes action for this purpose. But GA-112 give much wider range of tone selections.

    Another thing I really like is that the foot switch and expression type volume pedal. I bought BOSS FV-500L. I works so nicely. The biggest benefit of using an expression-type volume pedal is that there's no tone loss. Guitar signal doesn't go through the pedal but it's working like controlling the volume knob.

    It comes with two set of send/return that can be used for delay and chorus effects, and those can be turned on and off using the foot switch.

    This amp has all the feature that I need including the tone. Hope this review helps.

    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This amp is a cut above in every respect

    By Jerry P.

    from Dothan, AL

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Roland GA-112 1X12 100W Guitar Combo Amplifier:

      After doing a lot of research on amps in this price range I decided to purchase this amp for my Son. He was looking for a powerful amp with a very clean sparkling tone. This amps tone is very precise and allows you to hear dynamics that you will not hear in similarly priced solid state amps. The amp is well built...nothing about it seems cheap. It is a bit awkward to carry and could stand to have side handles instead of the one on top. This is a heavy amp and should have come with casters like its big brother.

      When I first unboxed the amp and plugged it in I was started when I powered it up. I initially thought that the amp was not working because I heard nothing. No humm, no buzz, no hiss, nothing. I then realised that this amp is just much quieter than any amps that I have ever played through. I suspect that this amp has been over engineered like many Roland products. This amp seems to be built with professional working musicians and studios in mind. There are other amplifiers in this price range that appear to be toys in comparison to this wonderful amplifier.

      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Becoming one of the best amps I've owned

      By Donna

      from Waterloo, IA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Soft Start

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Roland GA-112 1X12 100W Guitar Combo Amplifier:

        This amp is quickly becoming one of the best amps I've owned. It has a nice, warm sound. Maybe not to the extent of a tube amp, but not very far from it either. It's a little on the heavy side when you are lugging it around, but the better amps usually are. It's still very portable. Solid construction and decent features that are quickly and easily adjusted -- particularly with how the memory recalls and settings work (no weird double-secret key sequences to program it). The thing I noticed the first time I turned it on was its "soft start". Unlike the many other amps I've owned that start with a loud "thud" of the speaker from the sudden inrush of current into the circuit, this one starts soft, which has to be good for the life of the speaker and circuit in general.

        (5 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Not good.

        By Aces

        from Fallon, Nevada

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Roland GA-112 1X12 100W Guitar Combo Amplifier:

        I hate this thing. First, it's huge. I wanted a small, portable amp. This is not it. The sounds I get out of it are heavily processed and not at all natural. My Les Paul sounds awful through it. Sorry I bought it.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Footswitch shouldn't be an option

        By OldRockerDude

        from Michigan

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound

        Cons

        • Clean Setting Headroom

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Roland GA-112 1X12 100W Guitar Combo Amplifier:

        Why would you sell a five channel amp without the footswitch? Other than that, the amp is easy to use and sounds as good or better than any solid state amp I've heard or played through. I used to own a Lab Series L-5 that wasn't very versatile (no channel switching), but you could dial in a great tone. I still like tube amps better but was looking for reliability and portability. The thing I'm not thrilled with is that to get the clean channel volume comparable to your drive channel volume, you have to dial back the volume on drive channels, so the 100 watt output is relative and the master volume is nearly full out in a live band situation. I've only used it twice at shows so far, and have had compliments on the sound from other players, so, I guess it's a keeper.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great bang for buck

        By Left Hand Pete

        from Chicago

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Roland GA-112 1X12 100W Guitar Combo Amplifier:

            This amp is full of useful sounds. I have a desktop CUBE amp and had considered checking out one of the higher powered versions. With one of those amps it seem as though you'd be limited as far as channel switching and access to effects. This amp has two effects loops, both accessible through the foot controller, for your various effects. It has four programmable channels and a "Manual" setting so in essence it is a five channel amp. What more do you need? I've see some knocks against it due to low volume clean sounds, which is true, but if you want jazz clean, these sounds will work just fine- your generally not going to be playing loud jazz, right? The overdrive and distortion sounds are very usable and in most cases, outstanding. The amp also cleans up nicely when you back off the volume. I used a P-90 equipped guitar and had all I needed between 6 and 10. Overall, a very good purchase. Get the foot controller- you won't be sorry.

            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Powerful amp but limited lows / middle

            By Al "The Musicman"

            from Palm Beach, Florida

            About Me Professional Musician

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use
            • Limited Functions
            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Roland GA-112 1X12 100W Guitar Combo Amplifier:

              Very overated & disappointed in the sound / tone ranges. This would be a great powerful amp for Hard Rock and Metal players.
              The reverb and substain are almost non existing. You would need a full range of pedal effects with this amp. Don't buy this if you play standards, jazz, country, 50's to 70's music.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great tube type tone

              By Doug

              from PA.

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Roland GA-112 1X12 100W Guitar Combo Amplifier:

                With minor tweaking the GA-112 can be setup with good distortion tones. It is in my opinion the first transistor amp that can come close to true tube sound. It is easy to use unlike other modeling amps that have a phonebook sized manuals. The 2 effects loops also work well with pedal boards and rack units. The stock speaker is very close to a Vintage 30 sound. Now the down side. If you want crystal clear clean tones, this amp may not be for you. Clean settings require turning the channel louder to balance with the distortion tones. Thus lacking in the crystal clean area. However I did not purchase this amp for that so I still give it 5 stars. Would recommend getting the footswitch for live performances. It is built like a tank and would take the road well.

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Good for those that prefer distortion

                By MusicJay

                from Des Moines, Ia

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Limited Functions
                • Poor Sound Quality
                • Pure Clean Sound Is Weak
                • Weak

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Roland GA-112 1X12 100W Guitar Combo Amplifier:

                If I distorted my sound on this amp, I had plenty of headroom, but if I ran it clean it was very weak. I have 15 watt amps that are louder than this amp is clean. Not the quality of the Cube.

                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                roland GA112 1x12 combo

                By 1273seant

                from ireland

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Simple To Use -ok Sound

                Cons

                • Poor Sound Quality
                • Tp Pricy-not As Good As O

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording

                Comments about Roland GA-112 1X12 100W Guitar Combo Amplifier:

                hi bought this amp with footswitch -compared it to my roland DAC50XD and my vintage sounded better.For 100 watt its not very loud-reverb is poor-not what i expected its only worth half asking price if even that.You cannot compare this to a value amp for sound.My laney lc 50 blew it away for sound quality.Do not buy new -the new price is now half what it was originally -roland will not make any profit i think on this model-

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