GIG-Ready Blues Cube “Tube Logic” Tone In a Portable Combo Amp
With the 30-watt Roland Blues Cube Hot Guitar Amplifier BC-HOT-VBt, guitarists can tap into Roland’s acclaimed Tube Logic tone in the most compact Roland Blues Cube combo amp. It is ready to be carried from home out to studios and stages. It offers reduced size, weight, and functions but is still equipped with a 12-inch custom speaker with the powerful and rich tube tone of the Roland Blues Cube. 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. Road-tested and fine-tuned with feedback from top players, the gig-ready Roland Blues Cube delivers the sweet, magical tone and satisfying feel that makes a great guitar amp a highly expressive Roland musical instrument.
Musical, Highly Responsive Amp Tones With Tube Logic
Warm, bouncy, responsive, dynamic, elastic…these are all terms that guitarist 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 Roland Blues Cube Hot Guitar Amplifier BC-HOT-VBt 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 Roland 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 Roland Blues Cube Hot Guitar Amplifier BC-HOT-VB.
Performance-Ready Amp for Pro Players
Ready for live playing, the Roland Blues Cube Hot Guitar Amplifier BC-HOT-VB 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, which offers acoustically vibrant tone for solo or group performances.
Clean to Crunch with One Knob Control
The Roland Blues Cube Hot Guitar Amplifier BC-HOT-VB controls the tone with just one knob from clean to crunch. Starting from clean, natural tube fullness and bite, as the volume is cranked the crunch sound provides a range of grit flavors from mild to aggressive. In addition, Boost and Tone switches shape the character. The Boost switch produces a thick and natural tube crunch sound, while the Tone switch adds a sparkling high range. And just like a vintage tube amp, the Roland Blues Cube Hot 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 Roland 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 Roland 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 Roland Blues Cube eliminates the big drawbacks found in all tube amps powerful enough for stage playing—they’re extremely heavy, prone to damage through vibration, and require frequent tube replacement and other costly maintenance to keep them going strong. In contrast, the Roland 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 Roland 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 Roland Blues Cube Hot Guitar Amplifier BC-HOT-VBt features onboard reverb, and the rear panel is equipped with a footswitch jack for remote switching of Boost and Tone functions. And with the USB jack, it’s simple to capture the Roland Blues Cube Hot’s rich tones directly into your favorite computer recording applications.
|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 (BOSS FS-5L, BOSS FS-6, BOSS 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|