Having updated and redefined their proprietary Tube Logic modeling technology, Roland's Blues Cube Artist is a black, 80W combo amplifier intended for use with electric guitars. It aims to instill the familiar tone and feel of traditional tube amps, but without the weight or maintenance involved. Featuring two channels and a single 12" speaker, this amplifier is suitable for clubs and other smaller venues, and its comparatively light weight of 35 lb renders it eminently portable.
The top panel displays the amp's control section, on which you'll find parameters for both clean and crunch channels, as well as reverb, tremolo, master volume, presence, and equalization knobs. Next to the master rotary is the power control knob, which allows you to reduce the output of the amp without changing the timbre. Thus, whether playing clean or decisively dirty, you do not have to compromise on tonal versatility.
The combo's textured black covering offers a modern take on a vintage style, with its plywood cabinet and open-backed design revealing the custom-tuned 12" Blues Cube speaker housed within. In addition to a direct line output, other modern flourishes include a stereo headphone output, connection jacks for an integrated effects loop, and a USB recording output for direct-to-DAW situations.