Roland Announce new Blues Cube Tour Head & Cab
The flagship Blues Cube product has arrived. Want to move more air than the newly announced 85watt Blues Cube Artist 212? This 100 watt head and cab combination is for you. Boasting Tube Logic, the Blues Cube is a solid state amplifier that produces an impressive emulated valve tone. With built in effects, DI recording and an impressive lightweight design this 2×12 version of the popular Blues Cube artist will be a welcome addition to the series.
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Available to preorder now at Sound Affects Premier
Driven by Roland’s acclaimed Tube Logic design, the Blues Cube Tour brings punch, presence, and authority to your backline. The flagship Tour head packs 100 big watts to provide ample power and headroom for concert-level performing, while the companion Cabinet410 cabinet delivers clear, wide-range sound with smooth highs and rich low end. Equipped with four custom 10-inch speakers, the Cabinet410 gives you the classic 4×10 open-back configuration of sought-after vintage combos, but in a convenient standalone cab with reduced size and weight. And thanks to its variable power control, Line Out, and USB connectivity, the Blues Cube Tour is equally suited for tracking in the studio, whether you want to mic up or go direct.
Going far beyond modeling, Roland’s Tube Logic design philosophy starts with carefully reproducing the inner workings of the revered tweed-era tube amp in every way, from guitar input to speaker output. Versatile clean and crunch channels can be used independently or combined for a complex range of tones, while variable output power modes let you dial in burning, full-throttle sound at any volume. Road-tested and fine-tuned with feedback from top players, the gig-ready Blues Cube delivers the sweet, magical tone and satisfying feel that makes a great guitar amp a highly expressive musical instrument.
- Performance-ready 100-watt guitar head with authentic tube tone and touch response
- Separate Cabinet410 open-back cabinet features four custom 10-inch speakers and poplar construction for enhanced presence on stage
- Roland’s comprehensive Tube Logic design delivers the interactive tonal behaviors of famous fine-tuned vintage tube amps, including preamp and output tube distortion characteristics, power supply compression, and much more
- Independent Clean and Crunch channels, plus unique Dual Tone mode for blending channels to expand tonal possibilities
- Master volume, three-band EQ, and Presence control, plus Boost and Tone switches on each channel
- Four-way Power Control (0.5 W, 15 W, 45 W, Max) allows for cranked-amp tones at any volume
- High-quality reverb, plus two effects loops for external devices
- Stylish, modern look with a vintage vibe
- Efficient, lightweight design provides easy portability without sacrificing tone quality
- USB output for high-quality direct recording to a computer
- Optional GA-FC Foot Controller for Channel Select, Dual Tone, and EFX Loops
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. Thanks to Roland’s Tube Logic, these words can be applied to the Blues Cube Tour as well. Dramatically evolved from the first-generation sound of the original Blues Cube amps from the ’90s, today’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.
A Compact and Powerful Stack for Your Backline
Armed with 100 watts of power, the Blues Cube Tour head is ready to support your biggest gigs with punch, presence, and headroom to spare. The accompanying 4×10 cab is the ideal match, offering four 10-inch speakers specially designed for projecting Tube Logic tone with balance, openness, and authority. Its open-back cabinet is built with poplar plywood construction, providing an acoustically rich and vibrant sound.
Clean, Crunch, And Dual Tone
The Blues Cube Tour head has two independent channels—one voiced for cleaner tones, and the other for crunch. Each channel has its own Boost and Tone switches to shape the character. The Clean channel’s single volume control dials in natural tube fullness and bite as the volume is cranked, while the Crunch channel’s variable gain control provides a range of grit flavors from mild to aggressive. With the press of a switch, the unique Dual Tone mode lets you blend both channels together for an endless array of rich tones. And just like a vintage tube amp, the Blues Cube loves stompboxes, allowing you to further shape your personal 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 two of the big drawbacks found in all tube amps powerful enough for stage playing—they’re extremely heavy, prone to vibration damage, and they require frequent tube replacement and other costly maintenance to keep them going strong. 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 Tour head features onboard reverb plus two effects loops for patching in any external effect that you like. The rear panel has jacks for connecting an optional footswitch such as the GA-FC Foot Controller, which provides remote switching for channel selection, Dual Tone mode, and on/off for the effects loops. And with the USB jack, it’s simple to capture the amp’s rich tones directly into your favorite computer recording applications.
A perfect match for the flagship Blues Cube Tour amp head, the Cabinet410 delivers clear, wide-range sound with smooth highs and rich low end at loud volumes. Equipped with four custom 10-inch speakers, the Cabinet410 offers the classic 4×10 open-back configuration of sought-after vintage combos, but in a convenient standalone cab with reduced size and weight.
- Companion speaker cabinet for the flagship Blues Cube Tour head
- Open-back design with four custom 10-inch speakers
- Poplar construction for enhanced presence on stage
- Stylish, modern look with a vintage vibe