Roland Blues Cube Hot 30W Solid State Amplifier BC-HOT-VB

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Roland Blues Cube Hot 30W Solid State Amplifier BC-HOT-VB

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The Blues Cube Hot appeared on our recommended list for Solid State Guitar Amps when we published the first edition in May 2017 and it remained on that list until July 2021 when it had been out-ranked by other amplifiers.

It also appeared on our recommended list for Guitar Amps Under $500 from July 2020 until May 2021 when a price increase made it ineligible for that list.


The Roland Blues Cube Hot is an interesting solid state amp that strays from the usual digital amp with multiple amp models built-in, rather it focuses all its DSP (digital sound processing) on tube-like vintage-tweed era tones.

The result is a reliable solid state amp with tube-like tones and nuances that impresses experienced players.

This design lets you enjoy classic tones without the fragility and maintenance requirements of real tube amps.

You also get the benefit of other modern features included USB output for direct recording, and built-in digital reverb.

In addition, Roland equipped this amp with power attenuation, allowing you to lower the output rating from the default 30 Watts down to 15 Watts, 5 Watts and it can go as low as 0.5 Watts for quiet practice.

Enjoy the benefits of vintage and modern guitar amp technology with the Roland Blues Cube Hot.


  • Power: 30W / 15W / 5W / 0.5W
  • Speaker: 1×12″
  • Amp Modeling: Vintage Tweed-Era
  • Effects: Reverb
  • Input: 1/4″
  • Outputs: 1/4″ (Line Out)
  • Weight: 27.8 lbs.
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Solid State Guitar Amps.


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