Roland Blues Cube BC-60
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Roland Blues Cube BC-60

Blues Cube BC-60, Modelling Combo Guitar Amp from Roland in the Blues Cube series.

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iamqman 06/24/2011

Roland Blues Cube BC-60 : iamqman のユーザーレビュー (content in English)

"Cool amp for the time"
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This amp I think was made during the mid to late 90's and has now been discontinued. I think Roland made them all the way up to just a few years ago. For the country or mild rock or pop guitar players this is decent amp for money. Roland makes some affordable amps in the solid state world that has a pretty decent tone.

The crunch channle has three modes that goes from a pretty clean to mild crunch to a higher gain crunch. Not a high gain amp since this is a blues amp, but higher gain in terms of the blues world.

UTILIZATION

Tube Logic technology for realistic vintage sound and unsurpassed reliability
60 watts RMS
Heavy-duty 12" speaker based on vintage "greenbacks"
Normal/Lead channels
Crunch and Boost switches for screaming high-gain tones
Three-band Tone control plus independent Presence control
Rectifex circuit emulates two different types of power amp rectifiers
U.S.-made Accutronics three-spring reverb
Built-in effects loop switchable between line/pedal levels
Designed and assembled in the U.S.A.

The BC-60 Blues Cube amplifier uses proprietary Tube Logic technology to give guitarists true vintage sound at an affordable price. This full-featured amplifier is the result of extensive analysis of vintage amp sounds from American tweeds to British stacks. The warm tones, powerful crunch and sweet sustains are perfect for everything from the blues and jazz to rock-n-roll and country.

SOUNDS

Overall the tone of this amp is not really my cup of tea. It lack sin dynamics as all solid state amps do and it has a very mild tone that is not that appealing. I like the voicing of this amp for the cleans that it has, Roland has some of the best cleans in the world. Their JC-120 actually has the best cleans in the world.

The options to replicate the two different power sections is a ncie additoin to this amp. This give s you a lot more control over the EQ of the amp. You will better fit the guitar you play to the amp. Many time people struggle finding a good tone with each guitar that they own. Not ever guitar will sound good with this amp and others will sound better. However, this feature will enable the user to better fit the connection of the guitar to the amp.

OVERALL OPINION

You cannot find these new anywhere at this point. Like I said before I think Roland stopped selling them a few years ago. I have seen them on the used market in the classifieds for around $300. not that bad of a price for this amp. Although I think the new Cube amps are much better in features and in tone. This amp is not the same as the new Cube amps.

I would only recommend this to someone who knows the features and tone of this amp. You have to be looking forward to this amp and have a good idea of the tone. If you simply need a good solid state, try out the new Cube series amps from Roland.