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My new Roland Blues Cube Stage arrived today, I'm not happy

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by rad1, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. popthree

    popthree Poster Extraordinaire

    when did these re-designed blues cubes actually hit the market?
     

  2. markal

    markal Tele-Meister

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    About a year and a half ago
     
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  3. joebloggs13

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    The Blues Cube Artist is without a doubt, one of the best purchases I have ever made.
     
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  4. FenderGuy53

    FenderGuy53 Poster Extraordinaire

    May 14, 2008
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    Whew! You had me going, rad1.
     

  5. vashondan

    vashondan Tele-Holic

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    Anyone still following this thread? Wondering about the clean headroom on the Stage? I love tweed sounds but also need some clean for jazzy stuff I'm getting into.


    Trying to decide between the Stage and a PRRI. Really don't want to spend the extra for the PRRI though I do love it's cleans
     

  6. Lef T

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    Go test out a Stage and then you'll know.
    I tried out a Stage at the music store and was very impressed.
    It was an inspiring amp to play.
    I put it up against some Quilters and liked it way better.
    I put it up against a Fender 68 Deluxe Reissue and I thought it smoked the Fender.
    That's just my take on it.
    Everyone has their own preferences as to what sounds turn their crank.
     

  7. Crobbins

    Crobbins Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Jul 10, 2014
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    I just ordered a BC artist. Should be here next week.
     
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  8. Hexabuzz

    Hexabuzz Friend of Leo's

    Dec 13, 2014
    Northeast PA
    There's plenty of clean headroom - Just set the Power Control up to 60W, and you'll have headroom for days in both the Clean and Crunch channels.
     

  9. markal

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    I think you'd be fine. I sold my BC Hot to a jazzer. He tried it out for a good 30 minutes and was confident it would work for him. He said he plays very small venues (community center jams etc), but the Stage has twice the power. I now have a BC Artist and it's got plenty of headroom unless you need to play super, super loud. And as I reported in my thread a few days ago, you could add the Ultimate Blues Tone Capsule, which makes the BC more blackface in tone and gives it a lot more headroom for pristine cleans.

    Here are some jazz tones for you:



    RIP Chuck Loeb:
     
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