Get vintage-flavored tone and tube amp-like response with the Roland Blues Cube Artist 212 combo guitar amplifier. Roland's Tube Logic circuitry reproduces every stage of a tweed-era amplifier from preamp to power amp to speaker output. This powerful 2-channel amp offers a large tonal palette and a variable power output, so you'll be ready for any gig. The versatile and powerful Roland Blues Cube Artist 212 combo amplifier delivers vintage tube tone and the touch response you want from an amplifier.
Roland's Tube Logic design brings classic tweed tones to the Blues Cube Artist 212 combo amplifier. Every aspect of these much-loved vintage amps from the preamp and output tube characteristics to power supply compression to speaker output is found in the Roland Blues Cube Artist. Pick players and fingerstyle players will love the touch response and sensitivity of this master-crafted amp. Music Experience knows that amp tone and response are important to you, and we're confident that the Roland Blues Cube Artist 212 can do the job.
The Roland Blues Cube Artist 212 gives you two killer channels for all your gigging needs. The clean channel's volume adds tube fatness and bite as you turn it up - just like a tube amp. The variable gain of the crunch channel lets you dial in the perfect amount of grit to your tone. Each channel has its own tone-sculpting boost and tone switches. The Roland Blues Cube Artist's cool dual tone switch lets you jumper the channels together to create extra-fat tones. High-quality reverb and tremolo effects sound great and add dimension to your tone. Add this to a pair of custom 12" speakers and you have a tonally versatile amp that's ready to gig!
Designed to work in any situation, the Roland Blues Cube Artist 212 is loaded with useful features. The power control offers four power output setting ranging from full gigging volume to 45 watts and 15 watts club/rehearsal settings, as well as a 0.5-watt practice setting. Add your favorite pedals via the full-featured and footswitchable effects loop. A headphone output lets you practice at any time of the day or night without disturbing your neighbors. And the USB record out is perfect for capturing your guitar sounds directly to your computer. No matter what the situation, the Roland Blues Cube Artist 212 combo amplifier is ready to go!
With the Blues Cube Artist212, guitarists can tap into Roland’s acclaimed Tube Logic tone in a dual-speaker amp that’s ready for bigger stages. The Artist212 is equipped with the same primary features as its 1x12 cousin, but with two custom 12-inch speakers and 85 watts of power for additional clean headroom when you really need to cut through. It also offers reduced size and weight when compared to typical 2x12 amps, making it the ideal choice for any gigging player who needs the fuller voice and enhanced projection of a dual-speaker combo. 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.
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 Artist212 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.
Ready for live playing, the Blues Cube Artist212 is equipped with 85 watts of power, plus two custom 12-inch speakers specially designed for maximum tonal response with Tube Logic. The open-back cabinet features poplar plywood construction, which offers acoustically vibrant tone for solo or group performances.
The Blues Cube Artist212 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.
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.
With its modern approach, the Blues Cube eliminates 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!
The Blues Cube Artist212 features onboard reverb and tremolo, plus an effects loop 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 tremolo and effects loop. And with the USB jack, it’s simple to capture the Blues Cube Artist212’s rich tones directly into your favorite computer recording applications.
|Number of Channels||2|
|Speaker Size||2 x 12"|
|Inputs||2 x 1/4"|
|Outputs||1 x 1/4" (Line)|
|Headphones||1 x 1/4"|
|USB||1 x Type B|
|Footswitch I/O||3 x 1/4" (tremolo, channel, effects loop, tone, GA-FC)|
|Manufacturer Part Number||BC-ART212|