Roland Blues Cube BC 30: GREAT blues and rock tone!~!! - $455 (Orlando)
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EXCELLENT sounding blues amp!! Rare to find. Loud too. Can keep up with live band.
Excellent shape, worth checking out.
check out this review:
Sound Quality : 10
Let me say something here; I know people will pump up their review to justify the purchase. I know that people post reviews after playing their "new" amp for all of 15 minutes. That ain't what I'm talking about. After three years I know this amp. After 35 years of playing in bands I think I know about good tone. So take this review with that in mind.
I'm using it with a Fat Strat and a Les Paul standard. The Strat is dead stock. The Les Paul is stock with 490 and 498 pickups. Both guitars kill with this amp. Even going straight in with no pedals this amp sounds real good. It's quiet but it hums with single coils just like all my amps.
The BC 30 likes pedals, too. I use a Tonebone classic, Barber Burn Unit (great pedal) and some BOSS pedals depending on my mood. Straight in is fine, too.
Honestly, it can compete with tube jobs-no problem. I realize a lot of people say "It sounds just like a tube amp." when describing their SS amps. I challenge anyone to take a soundcheck comparison test with a BC-30 and any tube amp of comparable size and wattage. It blows away my Blues Junior and kicks butt against a Crate Palomino V 32. Seriously.
I have heard and played the 60 watt Roland Blues Cube amps-112 and 3 x 10 versions. Love them, too. But IMHO the BC 30 is the best sounding of the BC line.
More reviews here: http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar+Amp/product/Roland/BC-30+BluesCube/10/1
and YouTube sample here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHxIqwxe0go
this is a better review through a larger model: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zij3JcpLhjg&feature=related (note the BC30 has only one channel but sounds similar)
The BC-30 BluesCube™ is an affordable, versatile amplifier that can easily reproduce vintage blues tones, but it also has the ability to scream.
Guitar combo amp with Tube Logic technology for realistic tube sound with enhanced reliability
30 watts RMS with heavy-duty 12" vintage-style speaker
Normal/Lead channels for sounds ranging from clean and crunch to ultra-distorted
Three-band Tone control plus independent Presence control
Designed and assembled in the U.S.A.
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