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Roland GA-212 2X12 200W Guitar Combo Amplifier Black 

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Overview

  • 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
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    $1,559.00
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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
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (15)
  • Excellent sound (13)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Warm / comfy (10)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (12)
  • Home studio (10)
  • Outdoor events / games (10)
  • Professional recording (8)
  • Amateur recording (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

atomic bomb-like

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...Read complete review

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.

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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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3.0

A GOOD NO FRILLS GUITAR AMP.

By FAB4DAVE

from ARKANSAS, BENTON

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Heavy Weight Of 80 Pounds
  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

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

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

OVER ALL A GOOD AMP THAT IS WELL MADE.

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5.0

A great, misunderstood amp!

By bashfull

from DeKalb, IL

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Pros

  • Each Speaker Separate Amp
  • Flexible Sounds
  • Powerful
  • Solid
  • Two Effects Loops

Cons

  • heavy

Best Uses

  • Live
  • Recording
  • Varied

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

This amp has flown under the radar so long that they are now blowing them out. Contary to what others have said, I can get excellent tones at low volumes, and, of course, this thing rocks. Used it with a Tele and a Taylor T5, and you can get great and varied tones out it. I am having loads of fun with this amp! At the Stupid Deal price it was a no brainer. Totally satisfied. Thanks for making these so affordable.

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5.0

GA-212 2X12 200W GUITAR COMBO AMPLIFIER

By grif3595

from South Carolina

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    This amp is solid built , + this thing rocks no matter what kind of music you play you can dial it in and keep your settings,200 watts of power for that great clean sound, also I would purchase the GA-2 pedal too it works great, I give it 5 Stars

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    5.0

    Its worth every penny!

    By Boatman Bob

    from South Jersey

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Powerful

    Cons

      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. lots of power,good for small and medium size rooms,up to 1000 seats.I did try my acoustic and it sounded thin,but my electrics came alive! Great stage amp!

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      (6 of 7 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.

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      (2 of 3 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.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Seems like a nice amp

      By JohnnyFeedback

      from Montauk

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

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

        Bought this New for 399 with MF stupid sale
        Have used the amp once for around 10 mins..Seems like a decent amp and I will have to start using it abit more since I have little time in playing guitars lately.But for the price I will be using it as a practice amp and use my Marshall JCM2000 as my main amp.....If this ever goes back onsale I would buy another one as a gift

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        (1 of 1 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.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent tone without tube hassle

          By David Graham

          from Knoxville, TN

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          Pros

          • Excellent Sound
          • Powerful
          • Well Made Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Live Shows
            • Performances

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

            Like most solid state amps, this amp produces a good clean tone. Where solid state amps tend to fall apart is the crunch tone. This one has a much better crunch tone than any other solid state amp I've heard. Absolutely adequate for a professional, working musician. Controls, functions, etc, are excellent.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Amp

            By Mike D

            from Florida

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            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:

              Bought this amp as a "stupid deal of the day" I have been shopping around, and when I saw this amp for almost half the original cost I jumped on it; although it has a little more power than I need, I knew I had to get it. So glad I did; great sound, even at low volume. Very simple to use. You won't regret buying it. Also, MF (as always) Got it to me in just a few days.

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