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Roland GA-212 2X12 200W Guitar Combo Amplifier   

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Supercharged 200W combo with the latest tone technology.

The Roland GA-212 combo amp is a custom built powerhouse. Featuring the COSM amp model Progressive Amp, the GA-212 offers guitarists original sound and simple control. Just twist the Drive knob and push the Boost button to go from clean to super extreme. The 200W through two 12" speakers are perfect for medium and large stages. The GA series makes it easy to create whatever sound you are looking for with only two volume knobs, three tone-control knobs, presence and reverb. The Smart Channel feature will save your last changes to panel settings and you can recall one of four saved settings for all controls with a simple button push.

FEATURES
  • Original COSM amp model (Progressive Amp) with great feel, attack, natural compression and sustain
  • Go from clean to extreme with the Drive knob and Boost button
  • Intuitive operation with simple, fast access structure
  • Smart Channel
  • LEDs in the knobs are great for dark stages
  • Foot controller available, but sold separately

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RolandGA-212 2X12 200W Guitar Combo Amplifier
 
4.7

(based on 27 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (23)
  • Excellent sound (22)
  • Easy to use (21)
  • Warm / comfy (16)
  • Portable (4)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)
  • Limited functions (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (23)
  • Outdoor events / games (19)
  • Home studio (15)
  • Professional recording (13)
  • Amateur recording (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Professional musician (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wow What A Great Amplfier

First of all let me say that I have been playing semi professionally for almost 40 years and over that time I have owned many tube/solid state amplifiers including Fenders, Peaveys, Ampegs and...Read complete review

First of all let me say that I have been playing semi professionally for almost 40 years and over that time I have owned many tube/solid state amplifiers including Fenders, Peaveys, Ampegs and Mesa Boogies. For the last thirty years I have been playing through Mesa Boogie Amps exclusively and have been very happy with them. I have actually liked a couple solid state amps that I have owned over the years and with the great reputation Roland has earned over the decades I took a chance and bought this amp.
I can say that I was pleasantly surprised when I unpacked the GA-212 and plugged my go-to Stratocaster in. First, this amp is built like a tank and it is solid as a rock. Second, it is very easy to use with the basic controls and with additional gain, boost and voice buttons. Third, it's nice to have(count-em)5 different(1-4 & manual) channels to preset and use at the stomp of a foot. Lastly and most important are the tones that you can create with this amp are excellent. From a super clean shimmering tone to a full on metal crunch and everything in between is possible and can be stored in the presets making this amp MORE versatile than my Mesa's.
Some how this amp got a bad rap and I do not understand how, but I'm here to tell you this is a great and powerful amplifier without all the maintenance required with tube amps. Plus it has wonderful tone that compares favorably with my Mesa tube amps. This is a great amp and will remain part of my roster forever. If you're thinking about buying one, don't hesitate you won't be sorry. Peace, G-Man

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A GOOD NO FRILLS GUITAR AMP.

OVER ALL A GOOD AMP THAT IS WELL MADE.

OVER ALL A GOOD AMP THAT IS WELL MADE.

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(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow What A Great Amplfier

By G-Man

from Mount Laurel, NJ

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Roland GA-212 2X12 200W Guitar Combo Amplifier:

    First of all let me say that I have been playing semi professionally for almost 40 years and over that time I have owned many tube/solid state amplifiers including Fenders, Peaveys, Ampegs and Mesa Boogies. For the last thirty years I have been playing through Mesa Boogie Amps exclusively and have been very happy with them. I have actually liked a couple solid state amps that I have owned over the years and with the great reputation Roland has earned over the decades I took a chance and bought this amp.
    I can say that I was pleasantly surprised when I unpacked the GA-212 and plugged my go-to Stratocaster in. First, this amp is built like a tank and it is solid as a rock. Second, it is very easy to use with the basic controls and with additional gain, boost and voice buttons. Third, it's nice to have(count-em)5 different(1-4 & manual) channels to preset and use at the stomp of a foot. Lastly and most important are the tones that you can create with this amp are excellent. From a super clean shimmering tone to a full on metal crunch and everything in between is possible and can be stored in the presets making this amp MORE versatile than my Mesa's.
    Some how this amp got a bad rap and I do not understand how, but I'm here to tell you this is a great and powerful amplifier without all the maintenance required with tube amps. Plus it has wonderful tone that compares favorably with my Mesa tube amps. This is a great amp and will remain part of my roster forever. If you're thinking about buying one, don't hesitate you won't be sorry. Peace, G-Man

    (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    atomic bomb-like

    By Desert Fox

    from Earth

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Roland GA-212 2X12 200W Guitar Combo Amplifier:

      Got this on Stupid Deal of the Day and this purchase was anything but stupid. About the only negative I can think of is that the foot controller does not come with this amp and its usefulness as an advertised stage amp is limited without said foot controller.

      This amp is LOUD. It sounds alright at lower volumes but really screams when turned up. The variable gain and volume controls make it a snap to fine tune the tone by ear. There are 4 channels to store presets plus a manual channel, basically making 5 stores total. Also the boost, mid-boost, effects loops 1 and 2 and reverb can all be turned on/off via the foot switch. 2 expression pedals can be hooked up to the foot switch to independently control both gain and volume on the fly making for some VERY interesting effects.

      With 2 effects loop channels, it is possible to hook up 2 entirely different external pedal boards which can both be set to run in series or parallel. The 4 cable method works great if you happen to have an RP1000 or similar. The amp sound is so versatile that I find myself not using other effects or pedals. Plug in direct and let er rip!

      Built like a tank. Darn good thing it comes with casters as it is HEAVY. I doubt I'll ever have the chance but there is even a way to link 2 of these beasts and control both through the one foot switch. As if 200W isn't loud enough, 400W would be crazy. Looks pro with heavy gauge grill and otherwise Spartan look.

      There is a 1/4" through port for a tuner, which is one thing that seems like it would have been easy to build in to this amp. The LED indicators on each dial are both functional and cool looking as they move when channels are changed.

      Out of all the controls, the Voicing button seems to have the least effect. Seems to modify EQ just a tad, not very discernable to my ears. Reverb quality is very good, if not excellent. Both Presence and Reverb have a wide range of adjustment.

      Think of this as a digital amp that is controlled more like an analog amp. No screens to cycle through, no complex button sequences to remember, etc. Personally I'm glad to see this trend back toward more analog feel.

      I would purchase again. I might even purchase a GA-112 for smaller venues, practice or stereo chorus use. Really wonder what a pair of linked GA-112 would sound like vs. a GA-212? My lead guitar player rocks a Mesa Boogie which is held in very high esteem - I'd stack this Roland up against it any day.

      (12 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      WOW! AMP TO END NEEDING OTHER AMPS!

      By Lunk

      from Coloradado Springs, CO

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      Pros

      • All Genres Amp
      • Built like a tank
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Fantastic Display Face
      • Good Warmth
      • Great With Pedals
      • Incredible Versatility
      • No Fabric To Tear
      • On Solid Casters
      • Portable
      • Powerful
      • Supreme Build Qality

      Cons

      • None at all

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Any Music Genre
      • Any Size Venue
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Roland GA-212 2X12 200W Guitar Combo Amplifier:

      THIS AMP WILL LITERALLY CAUSE ME TO SELL A BUNCH OF MY OTHER AMPS. THE BACKLIT DIALS, THE PROGRESSIVE GAIN STAGES AND BOOST. THIS AMP HAS IT ALL, PLUS IT BUILT FOR THE GIGGING MUSICIAN. BUT IT EASILY DO STUDIO AND SESSION WORK TOO. THIS IS UNBELIEVEABLE AND TOTALLY WORTH MORE THAN THEY'RE ASKING, SERIOUSLY! I WOULD NOT HESITATE TO BUY ANOTHER ONE. AS A MATTER OF FACT, I WILL BUY A SCOND ONE JUST BECAUSE I AM SURE THE PRICE WILL GO UP DUE TO SALES WHEN PEOPLE CATCH ON.

      (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Really Nice Stereo Amp!

      By Carsonics

      from Seattle, WA

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Roland GA-212 2X12 200W Guitar Combo Amplifier:

        This is a rewrite. After spending time with this amp I really like the sound and stereo features. I wish the documentation highlighted/explained what the amp can really do - I had to rely on internet tutorials by third parties to understand the amp's stereo capabilities. Plug the stereo outs on your MFX processor into the amp's two returns and engage the A/B EFX loop buttons on the front of the amp and you will have stereo effects! (not mentioned anywhere in the manual). This amp has a nice clean tone and plenty of power and castors!

        (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Doubles as FRFR Stereo Amp

        By SoWhatDiff

        from Texas

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • heavy
        • Ugly

        Best Uses

        • Loud Gigs
        • Performances

        Comments about Roland GA-212 2X12 200W Guitar Combo Amplifier:

        The speakers are more PA than Guitar types. They can handle lots of power and clean baritone or monster detuned riffs. The downside:You must crank it.

        Run a stereo modeler in the back and I think bypass the built in preamp.

        "Voice" button is kinda Fender (6L6) vs. Marshall (EL34) except you don't lose bass when engaged.
        "Mid boost" gravitates toward Mesa Boogie or Tube Screamer land if distorted, but also adds girth to Twin Reverb sounds.
        "Boost" is the dirt channel, and my least explored. I did accidentally sound like EVH for a second. All the controls are so interactive, it's hard to imagine not being able to find an acceptable sound for a gig.

        Very fast attack on the front of the note. Cool, but it never goes away, so saggy saturation has been hard to find.
        I'd like to hear the amp through more lively, less bullet proof speakers.
        Metal peeps would think it's portable vs. 1/2 stacks.
        It looks like you could pull the head out of this combo, but no.
        The guts are split in three. Front / Rear / Power Amp in the floor.

        After the honeymoon, I think it's great when you need to be loud.
        It will not make me sell my real amps.

        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        GA-212 2X12 200W Guitar Combo Amplifier

        By terry7170

        from Fenton, Mo

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Powerful
        • Total Quality

        Cons

        • Big Heavy
        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Roland GA-212 2X12 200W Guitar Combo Amplifier:

        THis is a great amp and is so powerful it's unbelievable. My needs call for it to be carried around a lot and at 68, that's impossible. I also need a more blues sound, this amp has a little more treble than I like but there's nothing that I can say to take away from it's quality.

        (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Deal for An Underrated Amp.

        By Bobby D.

        from Chicago

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Nice Feature Set
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • heavy

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Roland GA-212 2X12 200W Guitar Combo Amplifier:

        Two F/X loops, closed back, both top and recessed side handles, removable casters, HD corners, dual function foot pedal (not included). Four programmable channels for live use.

        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Roland Rocks!

        By Imaguitarzan

        from ORLANDO Florida

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Mountain Of Judgement
        • Powerful
        • Surprisingly Killer Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Rockin Out

          Comments about Roland GA-212 2X12 200W Guitar Combo Amplifier:

          The majority of my playing life I have used the JC 120...happily. So it wasn't hard to buy the GA212 once it was delivered to the scene. In a time where the boutique amps and the Marshall and Mesa markets are strong (understandably so) it is hard to draw attention to the potential this amp has to offer. You basically can pre program 4 channels of either warm crunch, heavy distortion, super clean...whatever, you have 4 channels. This amp will be a sleeper and will surprise many. And the Restock by the way, is the way to go...I got this thing at a steal and will now sell my other amps to buy another. And if you are a BOSS fan, the performance of Boss when mixed with Roland is a match made in heaven, or a factory, whatever, it works. If you want your sound clean, mix in a distorted signal over the clean channels and you can hear the difference and the actual notes you are playing.

          (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great amp-sounds like whatever you want

          By gobprogram

          from USA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use
          • Limited Functions

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Roland GA-212 2X12 200W Guitar Combo Amplifier:

          I had both the 112 and the 212. The 112 was not very good, I don't know why having the 2 12" speakers makes such a HUGE difference, but it does.

          The amp sounds amazing, is brilliantly laid out as well. You can pull any sound out of it that you desire. However, it has almost no built in effects, but I prefer offboard effects anyways.

          It is not easy to use, at first. Thankfully it comes with a decent quick guide (which seams like an afterthought) or you could find yourself getting lost and frustrated quickly. Once you get the hang of it, well, I'm selling my other amps now, there's just no point in keeping them.

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Quality like I have never seen before

          By Jerry

          from Dothan, AL

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Built For Pro Use
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • High Quality Build
          • Not A Toy
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Roland GA-212 2X12 200W Guitar Combo Amplifier:

            This is the quietest yet most powerful combo that I have ever used. This amp is perfect for gigging with yet can be tamed enough to use in the home. Very versitile if you are looking for a broad range of guitar tones with easy access to any of them. Expect to use your foot pedals if you want anything beyond that. This was designed to give you great amp tones, not imitations of other amps. The settings are very responsive to your guitars input volume so it is easy to clean up a distorted sound by just rolling down the guitar volume. Not so much a volume loss but more of a loss of gain. Since making this purchase I have put two of my other combo amps up for sale. They are good amps but do not compare with the sound that I am getting from the Roland GA212. Go play though one of these and you will see and hear the quality. Worth every penny. The foot controller is a must if you plan on using this to gig with.

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