Blues Cube Hot “British EL84 Modified”

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Blues Cube Hot “British EL84 Modified”
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Special Edition Amp with Authentic British Tone and Response

The Blues Cube Hot “British EL84 Modified” is a special edition version of the popular Blues Cube Hot amplifier. In contrast to the American tweed sound of the standard amp, the Blues Cube Hot “British EL84 Modified” is specially tuned to produce the voice of a traditional British combo with EL84 tubes, also known as the “class A” sound. Offered in a classic black look, the 30-watt Blues Cube Hot “British EL84 Modified” delivers legendary Brit combo tone in a compact, gig-ready combo.

Specially Tuned for the Classic British Combo Sound

Backed by Roland’s acclaimed Tube Logic design approach, the Blues Cube Hot “British EL84 Modified” produces the authentic Brit combo sound made famous by numerous rock legends from the early ‘60s through today. At your fingers are all the tonal characteristics these amps are noted for, including glassy clean chime at lower volumes and creamy power tube distortion when cranked. And at every setting, the amp features that distinctive, cutting presence that’s a perfect match for all sorts of classic rock and power pop styles.

Musical, Highly Responsive Amp Tones with Tube Logic

Warm, bouncy, responsive, dynamic, elastic…these are all terms that guitarists use to describe the satisfying experience of playing their favorite tube amps. Roland’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 tube amp is present in abundance with the Blues Cube Hot “British EL84 Modified”.

Performance-Ready Amp for Pro Players

Ready for live playing, the Blues Cube Hot “British EL84 Modified” is equipped with 30 watts of power, plus a custom 12-inch speaker that’s been specially designed for maximum tonal response with Tube Logic. The open-back cabinet features poplar plywood construction for rich, acoustically vibrant tone on stage and in the studio.

Clean to Crunch with One Knob

Just like a traditional Brit combo, the Blues Cube Hot “British EL84 Modified” offers a huge range of tones from a single volume knob. You get clean, natural tube fullness and bite at lower volumes, and ever-increasing crunch as you turn up. There’s also a Boost switch to add more gain and thickness, plus a Tone switch to kick in a sparkling high-range presence. And just like a vintage tube amp, the Blues Cube Hot “British EL84 Modified” loves stompboxes, allowing you to further shape your sound by hitting the amp’s front end with your favorite gain pedals.

Wide-Open Sound at Any Volume

Every tube amp player knows that you really need to turn up the volume and push the output tubes to get the amp to sing at its best. The downside is that the sound simply becomes too loud for playing anywhere but the biggest stages—though that’s certainly never stopped guitarists from trying! With Tube Logic, the Blues Cube authentically delivers the complex distortion characteristics of output tubes and their interaction with the output transformer, with the sound getting richer and the feel becoming more dynamically responsive as the overall volume is increased. But with the Blues Cube’s variable Power Control, you’re able to enjoy this musical, cranked-up tone while matching the volume to any situation, from recording to rehearsals to nightclub gigs and beyond.

Maintenance-Free and Easy on Your Back

With its modern approach, the Blues Cube eliminates the drawbacks found in all tube amps powerful enough for stage playing, namely weight, fragility, and regular tube maintenance. In contrast, the Blues Cube is basically maintenance-free, and has been carefully designed to reduce weight in every area that doesn’t affect the tone. With the Blues Cube, you’re able to enjoy great tube sound at every gig, but with much easier load-in and no actual tubes to worry about!

Effects, Foot Control, and Direct Recording via USB

The Blues Cube Hot “British EL84 Modified” features onboard reverb, and the rear panel is equipped with a footswitch jack for remote switching of the Boost and Tone functions. And with the USB jack, it’s simple to capture the amp’s rich tones directly into your favorite computer recording applications.

Specifications
Rated Power Output
30 W
Nominal Input Level
INPUT: -10 dBu (1 M ohm)
Speaker
30 cm (12 inches) x 1
Controls
POWER switch
BOOST button
TONE button
VOLUME knob
BASS knob
MIDDLE knob
TREBLE knob
REVERB knob
MASTER knob
POWER CONTROL switch
0.5 W, 5 W, 15 W, MAX
Indicators
BOOST
TONE
POWER
Connectors
INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
LINE OUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
FOOT SW (TIP: BOOST, RING: TONE) jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
REC OUT port: USB type B
AC IN jack
Power Consumption
33 W
Accessories
Owner's manual
Power cord
Options (sold separately)
Footswitch: FS-5L, FS-6, FS-7
Size and Weight (excluding protrusions)
Width
433 mm
17-1/16 inches
Depth
239 mm
9-7/16 inches
Height
413 mm
16-5/16 inches
Weight
12.6 kg
27 lbs 13 oz
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

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