Roland Amps

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About Roland Amps

Roland Amps are a favourite among all types of players across a range of styles and genres. Roland’s most famous guitar amp is the Jazz Chorus. It was first introduced in 1975 and designed with jazz players in mind. They actually became a key ingredient in post-punk with bands such as The Smiths, The Cure and Talking Heads all using them. Even Metallica used a Jazz Chorus! They are famous for being incredibly clean with no natural overdrive and including a built-in chorus effect. This lush effect was so popular that they soon turned it into a stand-alone unit: the CE-1. This was the first chorus pedal!

Their superb Cube series are hugely popular with anyone needing a portable, self powered amp, from teachers to buskers. Their recent Blues Cube series are built to deliver a solid state combo amp with a sound to rival the iconic valve combos we all know and love. Then of course, there's the legendary Jazz Chorus series. These amps boast buckets of solid state power with shimmering cleans that have made them indispensable for everyone from jazz players to post-punk bands like Talking Heads and The Cure. Even Metallica used a Jazz Chorus! Meanwhile, their huge clean headroom makes them the perfect platform for pedals and modelling systems.

Today’s bestselling Roland Amp is, without a doubt, the Street Cube. These ubiquitous red wedges can be seen on streets all over the world as a favourite among buskers. With the ability to plug in multiple sound sources including a microphone and backing track, these battery-powered amps are perfect for street performers. The Roland Blues Cube is a genuine solid-state alternative to valve amplifiers. It is perfect for players who love the valve sound but not the valve maintenance.

Roland are long renowned for the quality of their products, consistently bringing the player innovative, reliable amps, pedals and equipment they can depend on gig after gig.

What Makes a Roland Amp Different?

  • Roland Jazz Chorus delivers iconic clean sounds
  • Legendary performance and reliability
  • Roland Street Cube is the perfect companion for buskers
  • Dependable tone across a range of styles
  • Roland Blues Cube is a genuine alternative to valve amplifiers
  • Iconic clean sounds and headroom

Frequently Asked Questions about Roland Amps

Question: Are Roland amps good?
Yes! Roland Amps deliver fantastic sounds and reliability to players across a host of styles. Their Cube range offer unparalleled portable quality, the Blues Cube range give you a stunning alternative to traditional valve amp combos, while the iconic Jazz Chorus series offer crisp cleans and tons of headroom making them perfect for pedals.
Question: Which famous players use Roland amps?
Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Robert Smith (The Cure), Adrian Belew (Talking Heads, King Crimson, David Bowie) and James Hetfield (Metallica) all have used Roland Amps.
Question: Are Roland Cube amps valve or solid state?
Roland Cube amps are solid state amplifiers which use Tube Logic Technology to model the sound of traditional valve amps.
Question: Who makes Roland amps?
Roland Amps are built in-house by Roland themselves. Roland have their own factories in Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan and the USA.