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Roland BC-HOT-BKM Blues Cube Hot - BOSS DRIVE Special 30W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp Black

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With the 30-watt Blues Cube Hot - BOSS DRIVE Special - guitarists can tap into Roland’s acclaimed Tube Logic tone in a compact combo amp. Equipped with a custom vintage-voiced 12-inch speaker and a poplar tone-wood designed cabinet, the BOSS DRIVE Special is capable of delivering powerful and rich tube feel at any volume. The BOSS DRIVE Special’s d...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

With the 30-watt Blues Cube Hot - BOSS DRIVE Special - guitarists can tap into Roland’s acclaimed Tube Logic tone in a compact combo amp. Equipped with a custom vintage-voiced 12-inch speaker and a poplar tone-wood designed cabinet, the BOSS DRIVE Special is capable of delivering powerful and rich tube feel at any volume. The BOSS DRIVE Special’s design philosophy began by faithfully incorporating the rich tonal experience of the revered British KT-66-era tube amp in every way, from guitar input to speaker output. Road-tested and fine-tuned with feedback from top players, and renowned British amplifier experts, the gig-ready BOSS DRIVE Special delivers the sweet, magical tone and satisfying feel that makes a great guitar amp a highly expressive musical instrument.

Musical, Highly Responsive Amp Tones With Tube Logic
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 BOSS DRIVE Special 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 BOSS DRIVE Special.

Performance-Ready Amp for Pro Players
Ready for live playing, the BOSS DRIVE Special 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 BOSS DRIVE Special 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 extends the bass and treble. And just like a vintage tube amp, the BOSS DRIVE Special 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 BOSS DRIVE Special 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 BOSS DRIVE Special’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 BOSS DRIVE Special 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 BOSS DRIVE Special is basically maintenance-free, and has been carefully designed to reduce weight in every area that doesn’t affect the tone. With the BOSS DRIVE Special, 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 BOSS DRIVE Special 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 BOSS DRIVE Special’s rich tones directly into your favorite computer recording applications.

Features

  • Performance-ready 30-watt compact combo guitar amplifier with authentic tube tone and touch response
  • Roland’s comprehensive Tube Logic design delivers the interactive tonal behaviors of famous fine-tuned vintage tube amps, including preamp and output tube saturation characteristics, power supply compression, vintage transformers, and much more
  • Master volume, three-band EQ, and onboard reverb, plus footswitchable Boost for natural crunch and Tone for bright presence
  • Four-way Power Control (0.5 W, 5 W, 15 W, Max) allows for cranked-up tones at any volume
  • Classic open-back design with custom 12-inch speaker and poplar cabinet for enhanced presence on stage
  • Stylish, modern look with a vintage vibe
  • Efficient, lightweight design provides easy portability without sacrificing tone quality
  • USB output for high-quality direct recording to a computer
Specifications
  • Rated Power Output: 30W
  • Nominal Input Level: -10 dBu (1 mOhm)
  • Speaker: 30 cm (12 in.)
  • 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 in. phone type
    • LINE OUT jack: 1/4 in. phone type
    • PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4 in. phone type
    • FOOT SW (TIP: BOOST, RING: TONE) jack: 1/4i n. TRS phone type
    • REC OUT port: USB type
    AC IN jack
    • Accessories
    • Owner's manual
    • Power cord
    Dimensions
    • 17-1.16 x 9-7/16 x 16-5/16 in.
    • Weight: 27 lb. 13 oz.
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