Having updated and redefined their proprietary Tube Logic modeling technology, Roland's Blues Cube Tour is a 100W amplifier head intended for use with electric guitars. It aims to instill the familiar tone and feel of traditional tube amps, but without the routine maintenance involved. Featuring two channels that can be operated independently or in conjunction with one another, this amplifier is suitable for many types of venues, and its comparatively light weight of 17.6 lb renders it eminently portable.
The front panel has inputs for both high- and low-level instruments, making it suitable for passive or active pickup configurations. You'll also note the amp's control section, where you'll find parameters for both clean and crunch channels with dedicated EQ controls, as well as reverb, master volume and presence 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.
On the rear of the amp, you'll see a 1/4" speaker output with an impedance switch for matching various cabinets. A MIDI input lets you control amp settings from a MIDI foot controller or effect unit, and dual EFX loops are provided, in series and in parallel. Simply hold down both EFX Loop buttons on the control panel to switch between the two configurations. In addition to a direct line output, other modern flourishes include a stereo headphone output, an XLR DI output (with ground-lift switch), three different footswitch inputs, and a USB recording output for direct-to-DAW situations.