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Quick Hit: Roland JC-40

March 9, 2016
Who needs tubes when you have some of the most recognizable chorus and vibrato tones around?
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NAMM '16 - Boss | Roland VB-2W, Waza Amp, VO-1, and Blues Cube Hot Demos

February 8, 2016
The stompbox kingpins release two new noise makers—a vibrato and vocoder—and a pair of flexible amps.
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GALLERY: NAMM 2016 Day 3

January 23, 2016
A few highlights from Day 3 of NAMM.
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Roland Releases the Blues Cube Hot Amp

January 21, 2016
The Blues Cube Hot features Roland’s acclaimed Tube Logic design which provides authentic tube tone and touch response.
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Al Di Meola: The Mixer

September 1, 2015
After eschewing the electric guitar for acoustic, 6-string legend Di Meola is blending both to brilliant effect.
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SNAMM '15 - Roland JC-40 Jazz Chorus Demo

July 11, 2015
See and hear the latest 2x12 combo featuring the company's iconic classic stereo clean tones.
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Summer NAMM 2015: Editors' Picks – Day 2

July 10, 2015
Take a look at the gear that stood out on day 2 of Summer NAMM.
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GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2015 Day 2

July 10, 2015
Everything from retro-style axes to interstellar effects and insanely powerful amps caught our eye in Nashville.
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Roland Unveils the Jazz Chorus JC-40

July 8, 2015
This 40-watt stereo amp features the famous “JC clean” tone and signature Dimensional Space Chorus effect.
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Tools for the Task: Acoustic Amps

July 3, 2015
Ten combos to help you cook up delicious acoustic tone.
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Roland Announces SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer and Expands Blues Cube Amp Series

April 15, 2015
The Blues Cube Tour is a stack-style amp with a 100-watt head and 4x10 cabinet, while the Blues Cube Artist 212 is an 85-watt combo equipped with two 12-inch speakers.
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Roland Announces the Eric Johnson Blues Cube Tone Capsule

January 23, 2015
The Tone Capsule changes the sound and response characteristics of the Blues Cube amps to provide custom voicings tuned and approved by the legendary artist himself.
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NAMM '15 - Roland Eric Johnson Blues Cube Tone Capsule Demo

January 23, 2015
The updated combo was co-designed by Mr. Cliffs of Dover.
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Echoes of the Past and Future

August 27, 2014
Effects guru “Analog Tom” Hughes chronicles music’s most influential time machines—from rockabilly echo chambers to space-rock oil cans, ’80s racks, and modern stompbox marvels.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Roland Blues Cube Artist & Stage Demos

July 31, 2014
The father of the JC-120 adds two more versatile combos to their amp lineup.
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GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2014 Day 2

July 18, 2014
Check out the latest and greatest gear from the first day of the 2014 Summer NAMM show.
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Roland Unveils the Blues Cube Artist and Blues Cube Stage Amps

July 15, 2014
The Blues Cube Artist features 80 watts of power, while the Blues Cube Stage is equipped with 60 watts.
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Roland Announces Cube-10GX Amp

July 1, 2014
The Cube-10GX is equipped with 10 watts of power and a custom-designed 8-inch speaker.
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Roland Announces CUBE Street EX

March 11, 2014
The 50-watt CUBE Street EX features two 8" woofers and two tweeters.
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John Frusciante: War and Peace

March 3, 2014
The former Red Hot Chili Pepper opens up about his under-the-radar musical journey, why he traded his Strat for a Yamaha SG2000, and achieving artistic freedom via electronica.
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