Owner`s Manual - Strumenti Musicali

Owner`s Manual - Strumenti Musicali
Owner’s Manual
Guitar Amplifier
English
Deutsch
Français
Italiano
Blues Cube Artist
(BC-Stage)
(BC-Artist)
(BC-Tour)
30 cm (12 inch) speaker, 60 W output
30 cm (12 inch) speaker, 80 W output
100 W output
Mode d’emploi
Manuale dell'utente
Manual del usuario
Manual do proprietário
Gebruikershandleiding
Nederlands
Bedienungsanleitung
Português
Owner’s Manual
Blues Cube Tour
Español
Blues Cube Stage
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
ATTENTION: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE NE PAS OUVRIR
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the product.
INSTRUCTIONS PERTAINING TO A RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK, OR INJURY TO PERSONS.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING - When using electric products, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following:
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with a dry cloth.
Do not block any of the ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturers instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with
one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two
blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the
third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug
does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket,
or table specified by the manufacturer, or
sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used,
use caution when moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing
is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid
has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus,
the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does
not operate normally, or has been dropped.
For the U.K.
WARNING:
THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED
IMPORTANT: THE WIRES IN THIS MAINS LEAD ARE COLOURED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING CODE.
GREEN-AND-YELLOW: EARTH, BLUE: NEUTRAL, BROWN: LIVE
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying
the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured GREEN-AND-YELLOW must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked by the
letter E or by the safety earth symbol or coloured GREEN or GREEN-AND-YELLOW.
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
Owner’s Manual
Guitar Amplifier
English
This owner’s manual applies to the Blues Cube Tour, Blues Cube Stage and
the Blues Cube Artist.
Deutsch
A Artist only , Artist/Tour only , or Tour only icon will be used to
mark explanations that pertain only to a specific model.
Français
Italiano
Blues Cube Artist
(BC-Stage)
(BC-Artist)
Blues Cube Tour
(BC-Tour)
30 cm (12 inch) speaker, 60 W output
30 cm (12 inch) speaker, 80 W output
100 W output
Español
Blues Cube Stage
Português
Nederlands
USING THE UNIT SAFELY
Before using this unit, carefully read the sections entitled “IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS” (inside front cover), “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” (p. 2), and ““IMPORTANT NOTES”
(p. 3). These sections provide important information concerning the proper operation of the unit. Additionally, in order to feel assured that you have gained a good grasp of
every feature of your new unit, read Owner’s Manual in its entirety. This manual should be saved and kept on hand as a convenient reference.
Copyright © 2014 ROLAND CORPORATION
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of ROLAND CORPORATION.
About
WARNING and
CAUTION Notices
Used for instructions intended to alert the
user to the risk of death or severe injury
should the unit be used improperly.
Used for instructions intended to alert the
user to the risk of injury or material
damage should the unit be used
improperly.
* Material damage refers to damage or
other adverse effects caused with
respect to the home and all its
furnishings, as well to domestic animals
or pets.
WARNING
About the Symbols
The symbol alerts the user to important instructions or
warnings.The specific meaning of the symbol is
determined by the design contained within the triangle. In
the case of the symbol at left, it is used for general
cautions, warnings, or alerts to danger.
The symbol alerts the user to items that must never be
carried out (are forbidden). The specific thing that must
not be done is indicated by the design contained within
the circle. In the case of the symbol at left, it means that
the unit must never be disassembled.
The symbol alerts the user to things that must be
carried out. The specific thing that must be done is
indicated by the design contained within the circle. In the
case of the symbol at left, it means that the power-cord
plug must be unplugged from the outlet.
ALWAYS OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING
WARNING
WARNING
Make sure that the power cord is grounded
Connect mains plug of this model to a
mains socket outlet with a protective
earthing connection.
To completely turn off power to the unit, pull out
the plug from the outlet
Even with the power switch turned off, this
unit is not completely separated from its
main source of power. When the power
needs to be completely turned off, turn
off the power switch on the unit, then
pull out the plug from the outlet. For this reason, the
outlet into which you choose to connect the power
cord’s plug should be one that is within easy reach and
readily accessible.
Secure a sufficient amount of space at the setup
location
Since this unit normally emits a slight
amount of heat, make sure to secure
sufficient space around it, as shown below.
Front
30 cm (12 in.)
or greater
5 cm (2 in.)
or greater
Side
15 cm (6 in.)
or greater
Do not use or store in the following types of
locations
• Subject to temperature extremes (e.g.,
direct sunlight in an enclosed vehicle, near
a heating duct, on top of heat-generating
equipment); or are
• Damp (e.g., baths, washrooms, on wet
floors); or are
• Exposed to steam or smoke; or are
• Subject to salt exposure; or are
• Exposed to rain; or are
• Dusty or sandy; or are
• Subject to high levels of vibration and shakiness.
Do not place in an unstable location
Otherwise, you risk injury as the result of
the unit toppling over or dropping down.
Connect the power cord to an outlet of the correct
voltage
The unit should be connected to a power
supply only of the type described as
marked on the rear side of unit.
Use only the supplied power cord
20 cm (8 in.)
or greater
20 cm (8 in.)
or greater
Do not disassemble or modify by yourself
Do not carry out anything unless you are
instructed to do so in the owner’s manual.
Otherwise, you risk causing malfunction.
Do not repair or replace parts by yourself
Refer all servicing to your retailer, the
nearest Roland Service Center, or an
authorized Roland distributor, as listed on
the “Information.”
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Use only the attached power cord. Also,
the supplied power cord must not be used
with any other device.
Do not bend the power cord or place heavy objects
on it
Otherwise, fire or electric shock may result.
Avoid extended use at high volume
Use of the unit at high volume for
extended periods of time may cause
hearing loss. If you ever experience any
hearing loss or ringing in the ears, you
should immediately stop using the unit
and consult a specialized physician.
Do not allow foreign objects or liquids to enter
unit; never place containers with liquid on unit
Do not place containers containing liquid
(e.g., flower vases) on this product. Never
allow foreign objects (e.g., flammable
objects, coins, wires) or liquids (e.g., water
or juice) to enter this product. Doing so
may cause short circuits, faulty operation,
or other malfunctions.
Turn off the unit if an abnormality or malfunction
occurs
Immediately turn the unit off, remove the
power cord from the outlet, and request
servicing by your retailer, the nearest
Roland Service Center, or an authorized
Roland distributor, as listed on the
“Information” when:
• The power cord has been damaged; or
• If smoke or unusual odor occurs; or
• Objects have fallen into, or liquid has been spilled onto
the unit; or
• The unit has been exposed to rain (or otherwise has
become wet); or
• The unit does not appear to operate normally or exhibits
a marked change in performance.
Be cautious to protect children from injury
Always make sure that an adult is on hand
to provide supervision and guidance when
using the unit in places where children
are present, or when a child will be using
the unit.
Do not drop or subject to strong impact
Otherwise, you risk causing damage or
malfunction.
Do not share an outlet with an unreasonable
number of other devices
Otherwise, you risk overheating or fire.
Do not use overseas
Before using the unit in overseas, consult
with your retailer, the nearest Roland
Service Center, or an authorized Roland
distributor, as listed on the “Information.”
IMPORTANT NOTES
CAUTION
Place in a well ventilated location
The unit should be located so that its
location or position does not interfere with
its proper ventilation.
When disconnecting the power cord, grasp it by the
plug
Periodically clean the power plug
An accumulation of dust or foreign objects
between the power plug and the power
outlet can lead to fire or electric shock.
At regular intervals, be sure to pull out the
power plug, and using a dry cloth, wipe away any dust
or foreign objects that may have accumulated.
CAUTION
Never connect/disconnect a power plug if your
hands are wet
Fire may result in the unlikely event that a
breakdown occurs.
Otherwise, you could receive an electric
shock.
Route all power cords and cables in such a way as
to prevent them from getting entangled
Disconnect all cords/cables before moving the unit
Injury could result if someone were to
trip on a cable and cause the unit to fall
or topple.
Avoid climbing on top of the unit, or placing heavy
objects on it
Otherwise, you risk injury as the result of
the unit toppling over or dropping down.
Before moving the unit, disconnect the
power plug from the outlet, and pull out all
cords from external devices.
English
To prevent conductor damage, always
grasp the power cord by its plug when
disconnecting it from this unit or from a
power outlet.
CAUTION
Disconnect the power plug whenever the unit will
not be used for an extended period of time
Before cleaning the unit, disconnect the power
plug from the outlet
If the power plug is not removed from the
outlet, you risk receiving an electric shock.
Whenever there is a threat of lightning, disconnect
the power plug from the outlet
Deutsch
If the power plug is not removed from the
outlet, you risk receiving an electric shock.
Power Supply
• Using the unit near power amplifiers (or other
equipment containing large power transformers) may
induce hum. To alleviate the problem, change the
orientation of this unit; or move it farther away from the
source of interference.
• Do not expose the unit to direct sunlight, place it near
devices that radiate heat, leave it inside an enclosed
vehicle, or otherwise subject it to temperature extremes.
Also, do not allow lighting devices that normally are
used while their light source is very close to the unit
(such as a piano light), or powerful spotlights to shine
upon the same area of the unit for extended periods of
time. Excessive heat can deform or discolor the unit.
• When moved from one location to another where the
temperature and/or humidity is very different, water
droplets (condensation) may form inside the unit.
Damage or malfunction may result if you attempt to use
the unit in this condition. Therefore, before using the
unit, you must allow it to stand for several hours, until
the condensation has completely evaporated.
Maintenance
• To clean the unit, use a dry, soft cloth; or one that is
slightly dampened. Try to wipe the entire surface using
an equal amount of strength. Rubbing too hard in the
same area can damage the finish.
• Roland, BOSS, and CUBE are either registered trademarks
or trademarks of Roland Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
• MMP (Moore Microprocessor Portfolio) refers to a patent
portfolio concerned with microprocessor architecture,
which was developed by Technology Properties Limited
(TPL). Roland has licensed this technology from the TPL
Group.
• ASIO is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media
Technologies GmbH.
• This product contains eCROS integrated software
platform of eSOL Co.,Ltd. eCROS is a trademark of eSOL
Co., Ltd. in Japan.
• Never use benzine, thinners, alcohol or solvents of any
kind, to avoid the possibility of discoloration and/or
deformation.
Additional Precautions
Nederlands
• Noise may be produced if wireless communications
devices, such as cell phones, are operated in the vicinity
of this unit. Such noise could occur when receiving
or initiating a call, or while conversing. Should you
experience such problems, you should relocate such
wireless devices so they are at a greater distance from
this unit, or switch them off.
• Do not place containers or anything else containing
liquid on top of this unit. Also, whenever any liquid
has been spilled on the surface of this unit, be sure to
promptly wipe it away using a soft, dry cloth.
• Company names and product names appearing in this
document are registered trademarks or trademarks of
their respective owners.
Português
• This unit may interfere with radio and television
reception. Do not use this unit in the vicinity of such
receivers.
• Depending on the material and temperature of the
surface on which you place the unit, its rubber feet may
discolor or mar the surface.
You can place a piece of felt or cloth under the rubber
feet to prevent this from happening. If you do so, please
make sure that the unit will not slip or move accidentally.
Intellectual Property Right
Español
Placement
• Do not paste stickers, decals, or the like to this
instrument. Peeling such matter off the instrument may
damage the exterior finish.
Italiano
• Do not connect this unit to same electrical outlet that is
being used by an electrical appliance that is controlled
by an inverter or a motor (such as a refrigerator,
washing machine, microwave oven, or air conditioner).
Depending on the way in which the electrical appliance
is used, power supply noise may cause this unit to
malfunction or may produce audible noise. If it is not
practical to use a separate electrical outlet, connect
a power supply noise filter between this unit and the
electrical outlet.
Français
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Use a reasonable amount of care when using the unit’s
buttons, sliders, or other controls; and when using
its jacks and connectors. Rough handling can lead to
malfunctions.
• When disconnecting all cables, grasp the connector
itself—never pull on the cable. This way you will avoid
causing shorts, or damage to the cable’s internal
elements.
• A small amount of heat will radiate from the unit during
normal operation.
• To avoid disturbing others nearby, try to keep the unit’s
volume at reasonable levels.
• When you need to transport the unit, pack it in shockabsorbent material. Transporting the unit without doing
so can cause it to become scratched or damaged, and
could lead to malfunction.
• Do not allow rubber, vinyl, or similar materials to remain
on this unit for long periods of time. Such objects can
deform or discolor the unit.
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About Your New Blues Cube Stage / Artist / Tour
Introduction
Congratulations!
You’ve made the right choice.
The Blues Cube is the happy result of using Roland’s technological expertise to obtain the
best possible sound from your electric guitar.
But to get the most out of your Blues Cube, you should go through this manual.
You don’t need to keep most amp manuals. But this one will explain important stuff
about what makes a great sounding amp and how to get that killer tone.
Guitar Amp as a Musical Instrument
An electric guitar doesn’t come alive until it’s plugged in. Your amp can actually be
considered part of the instrument.
In fact, it’s almost like the body of a great acoustic, contributing greatly to the final sound.
Even a vintage guitar can’t give you all it’s got if you use a mediocre amp.
Dramatically Evolved Tube Logic
The quest to find the Blues Cube tone started with the component of the same very basic
tube circuitry as Fender Bassman’s. Specifically, that is 12AY7 and 2 stage of 12AX7 for pre
tubes, passive tone stack, longtailed pair phase inverter, 6L6GC power tubes with pushpull method, output trans. Its power section contains GZ34 rectifier tube, and the fixed
bias method is adopted for power tube.
Types of power supply such as B+ power supply or C- power supply are significant
factors that are deeply related to the curve of power tube gain or saturation, and not
only types of tube but the way of power supply is the important factor to determine the
characteristics of amp sound.
There is a certain point in the dynamic change in power supply to power tube that
produce a very good feeling for musicians. That is to say, attack and sustain go together,
or in other words, the characteristic bite feeling and compression feeling of tube go
together. We have made the balance of adjustments to the feelings over and over again.
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 Blues Cube 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 Blues Cube.
Performance-Ready Amp for Pro Players
Ready for live playing, the Blues Cube Artist is equipped with 80-watts of power
(Blues Cube Stage is equipped with 60-watts), 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.
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About Your New Blues Cube Stage / Artist / Tour
Wide-Open Sound at Any Volume (Power Control)
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! The power amp section of the Blues Cube uses a
high-impedance drive circuit to drive the speaker in an authentic way. Even within the
power amp section, the bias circuit for each component such as NFB, phase inverter,
output transformer network, and power supply uses an independent circuit structure and
is tuned independently.
English
With Tube Logic, the Blues Cube 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 Blues Cube’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.
Clean, Crunch, and Dual Tone
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The Blues Cube has two independent channels—one voiced for cleaner tones, and
the other for crunch. Each channel has its own Boost and Tone switches to shape the
character. The Clean channel’s single volume control dials in natural tube fullness and
bite as the volume is cranked, while the Crunch channel’s variable gain control provides
a range of grit flavors from mild to aggressive. With the press of a switch, the unique Dual
Tone mode lets you blend both channels together for an endless array of rich tones. And
just like a vintage tube amp, the Blues Cube loves stompboxes, allowing you to further
shape your personal sound by hitting the amp’s front end with your favorite gain pedals.
• Performance-ready 100-watt (Blues Cube Tour) / 80-watt (Blues Cube Artist) / 60-watt (Blues Cube Stage) guitar amplifier with authentic tube tone
and touch response
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• Roland’s comprehensive Tube Logic design delivers the interactive tonal behaviors of famous fine-tuned vintage tube amps, including preamp
and output tube distortion characteristics, power supply compression, and much more
Français
Features
• Independent Clean and Crunch channels, plus unique Dual Tone mode for blending channels to expand tonal possibilities.
• Master volume, three-band EQ, and Presence control, plus Boost and Tone switches on each channel (Presence control is available on the
Blues Cube Tour / Blues Cube Artist only)
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• Four-way Power Control (0.5 W, 15 W, 45 W, Max) allows for cranked-amp tones at any volume
• Onboard high-quality reverb and tremolo effects with vintage sound character (tremolo effects are available on the Blues Cube Artist only), plus
effects loop for external devices on the Blues Cube Tour and the Blues Cube Artist
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• Classic open-back design with custom 12-inch speaker and poplar cabinet for the Blues Cube Artist and the Blues Cube Stage 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
Nederlands
• Optional GA-FC Foot Controller for Channel Select, Dual Tone, and Tremolo, and EFX Loop (Tremolo is available on the Blues Cube Artist only)
Artist/Tour only
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Panel Descriptions
Top Panel
Blues Cube Stage
1
2
3
4
5
3
4
5
6
7
8
Blues Cube Artist
1
2
6
7
8
Blues Cube Tour
1
2
3
5
4
1 INPUT jacks
Connect your electric guitar here. Use either the HIGH or LOW jack
according to the output level of your guitar. Normally you’ll connect
to the HIGH input. If your guitar has an especially high output and
distorts easily, connect it to the LOW input.
2 Channel select
[CH SELECT] button
Switches between the CLEAN channel and the CRUNCH channel.
[DUAL TONE] button
Mixes the CLEAN channel and the CRUNCH channel.
* If a foot switch is connected, the [CH SELECT] button and [DUAL
TONE] button don't do anything.
3 CLEAN channel
Lets you create a broad range of sounds from undistorted clean
sound to light overdrive.
[VOLUME] knob
Adjusts the volume of the clean channel. If BOOST is off, settings
of 0–6 will provide undistorted clean sound, and settings of 6–12
provide a light crunch sound with some power-amp distortion.
6
5
6
7
8
[BOOST] button
Turning the [BOOST] button on provides a nice crunch sound.
[TONE] button
Brightens the mid- and high-frequency ranges, making the sound
crisper.
4 CRUNCH channel
[GAIN] knob
Adjusts the gain (amount of distortion) of the crunch channel.
[VOLUME] knob
Adjusts the volume of the crunch channel.
[BOOST] button
Turning the [BOOST] button on raises the gain of the CRUNCH
channel. Adjust the [GAIN] knob to change from crunch sound to
hard distortion.
[TONE] button
Brightens the mid- and high-frequency ranges, making the sound
crisper.
Panel Descriptions
5 EQUALIZER
Turning the Power On/Off
[BASS] knob
Adjusts the sound level of the low-frequency range.
[MIDDLE] knob
Adjusts the sound level of middle-frequency range.
1. Make sure that the Blues Cube’s [MASTER] knob and the
[TREBLE] knob
Adjusts the sound level of the high-frequency range.
The Blues Cube Tour provides independent equalizers for the
CLEAN channel and the CRUNCH channel.
6 EFFECT
[TREMOLO] knob
Artist only
Adjusts the depth of the tremolo effect, which cyclically modulates
the volume.
Artist only
[EFX LOOP] button
Artist only
[EFX LOOP A / EFX LOOP B] button
Tour only
Switches on/off an external effect that is connected to the EFX
LOOP A / EFX LOOP B jacks.
Adjusts the reverb depth.
* Before turning the unit on/off, always be sure to
turn the volume down. Even with the volume
turned down, you might hear some sound
when switching the unit on/off. However, this is
normal and does not indicate a malfunction.
* This unit is equipped with a protection circuit.
A brief interval (a few seconds) after turning
the unit on is required before it will operate
normally.
3. Turn on the power of the devices connected to the LINE
OUT jack, PHONES jack, and REC OUT O port.
4. Adjust the volume levels for the devices.
Before switching off the power, lower the volume on each of the
devices in your system and then TURN OFF the devices in the
reverse order to which they were switched on.
* If you need to turn off the power completely, first turn off the
unit, then unplug the power cord from the power outlet. Refer
to “To completely turn off power to the unit, pull out the plug
from the outlet” (p. 2).
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[REVERB] knob
2. Turn on the Blues Cube.
Français
Switches on/off an external effect that is connected to the EFX
LOOP jacks.
* Before connecting your instrument to the Blues Cube’s INPUT
jack, set the [MASTER] knob to the minimum setting (far left).
Deutsch
Specifies the rate of the tremolo effect. When you press the button
twice, the tremolo is set to a rate corresponding to the interval
between presses.
volume of the devices connected to the Blues Cube are set
to 0.
7 MASTER
[PRESENCE] knob
English
MEMO
[TAP] button
* Once everything is properly connected (p. 6 – p. 9), be sure to
follow the procedure below to turn on their power. If you turn
on equipment in the wrong order, you risk causing malfunction
or equipment failure.
Artist/Tour only
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Adds lustrous outline to the mid- and high-frequency range. This is
effective when you want to improve the definition of the sound.
[MASTER] knob
Adjusts the overall volume.
Português
[POWER CONTROL] switch
Nederlands
Lets you switch the output level of the power amp according to
your location or needs. The MAX setting selects the maximum
output for the respective model. This is equivalent to 60 W for the
Blues Cube Stage, 80 W for the Blues Cube Artist, and 100 W for the
Blues Cube Tour.
8 POWER
[POWER] switch
Turns the power of the Blues Cube on/off. When
the power is on, the indicator at the left of this
switch is lit.
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Panel Descriptions
Rear Panel
Blues Cube Stage
10
11
12 13
9
Blues Cube Artist
10
11
12 13
14
9
Blues Cube Tour
10
9
9 AC IN
AC IN jack
Connect the included power cord.
* Use only the power cord that was included with the unit.
8
16
15
13
11
12
14
Panel Descriptions
10 FOOT SWITCH
Adjust the output level using the [VOLUME] knob of the CLEAN
channel or the CRUNCH channel.
TIP: CH SELECT RING: DUAL TONE jack
If a footswitch (sold separately: BOSS FS-6, FS-7, or FS-5L) is
connected, you can use it to switch between the CLEAN/CRUNCH
channels, or to turn DUAL TONE (p. 6) on/off.
For detail, refer to “Connecting a Footswitch (FS-6/FS-7/FS-5L)” (p. 10).
Artist only
TIP: TREMOLO RING: EFX LOOP jack
For detail, refer to “Connecting a Footswitch (FS-6/FS-7/FS-5L)” (p. 10).
TIP: EFX LOOP A: EFX LOOP B jack
Tour only
If a footswitch (sold separately: BOSS FS-6, FS-7, or FS-5L) is
connected, you can use it to turn on/off the effect of the unit that’s
connected to the Effect Loop A/B.
For detail, refer to “Connecting a Footswitch (FS-6/FS-7/FS-5L)” (p. 10).
GA-FC jack
Artist/Tour only
For detail, refer to ”Connecting a GA Foot Controller (sold
separately: GA-FC)” (p. 10).
You can use a commercially available USB 2.0 cable to record the
sound of the Blues Cube into your computer.
* To prevent malfunction and equipment failure, always turn
down the volume, and turn off all the units before making any
connections.
[GND LIFT] switch
Tour only
Loop hum noise may occur when other external devices are
connected to the Blues Cube Tour. In such instances, you may be
able to mitigate the problem by switching the position of the [GND
LIFT] switch. The [GND LIFT] switch should be normally set to OFF.
Switch
Description
ON
Pin 1 is disconnected from the Blues Cube Tour’s ground.
OFF
Pin 1 connects to the Blues Cube Tour’s ground.
14 EFX LOOP SEND/RETURN jacks
Artist/Tour only
Connect an external effect device (monaural).
Connect the SEND jack to the input of your external effect device,
and connect the output of your external effect device to the
RETURN jack.
Français
11 REC OUT O port
3:COLD
Deutsch
You can connect a separately sold Roland GA-FC and use it to
switch channels or turn DUAL TONE, TREMOLO, and EFX LOOP on/
off (TREMOLO is available on the Blues Cube Artist only).
2:HOT
English
If a footswitch (sold separately: BOSS FS-6, FS-7, or FS-5L) is
connected, you can use it to turn the tremolo effect on/off or to
turn on/off the effect of the unit that’s connected to the effect loop.
* The Blues Cube Tour is equipped with
balanced (XLR) type jacks. Wiring
diagrams for these jacks are shown 1:GND
below. Make connections after first
checking the wiring diagrams of
other equipment you intend to
connect.
External effects unit
INPUT
OUTPUT
Italiano
You must install the USB driver before connecting the unit to
your computer.
http: //www.roland.com/support/
12 PHONES jack
13 LINE OUT
LINE OUT jack
Connect this to your PA system or recorder. You can obtain powerful
guitar amp sound just as if you were playing through the speaker.
*
Tour only
On the Blues Cube Tour, you can press the front
panel [EFX LOOP A/EFX LOOP B] buttons simultaneously to
switch between a series loop and a parallel loop (which mixes
the guitar sound of this unit with the sound of your external
effect device).
15 SPEAKER OUT jack
Tour only
Connect a speaker box (separately sold; e.g., the BC-CAB410).
* Only use speaker cable to connect the speaker. Do not use any
shielded cable designed for use with guitars.
Nederlands
* If a plug is inserted in this jack, no sound will be output from
the Blues Cube’s own speaker. This is convenient if you don’t
want loud sound to be produced from the speaker, such as
when you’re practicing at night.
Artist only
The EFX LOOP of the Blues Cube Artist is a series
loop. If the volume of your external effect device is turned down
or if it is powered-off, there will be no sound.
Português
Connect headphones here. You can obtain powerful guitar sounds
just as if you were playing through the speaker. To adjust the
volume, use the [VOLUME] knob of the CLEAN channel or the
CRUNCH channel, along with the [MASTER] knob.
*
[IMP. SELECT] (Impedance Select) switch
Make settings as appropriate for the specifications of the speaker
box that you connect. For details, refer to the owner's manual of
your speaker box.
If you connect the BC-CAB410 (separately sold), set this to 4 Ω.
Recorder, etc.
You can use this in conjunction with an external PA system, or to
record your performance via direct line while monitoring the sound
from the Blues Cube’s speaker.
16 MIDI IN jack
Español
Download the USB driver from the Roland website. For details, refer
to Readme.htm which is included in the download.
Tour only
You can control the Blues Cube Tour from a multi-effect unit or a
MIDI foot controller.
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Using a Footswitch / Foot Controller
Connecting a Footswitch
(FS-6/FS-7/FS-5L)
Connecting a GA Foot Controller
(sold separately: GA-FC)
Artist/Tour only
If you connect a footswitch (separately sold: BOSS FS-6, FS-7, or
FS-5L), you can use it to switch channels or turn DUAL TONE (p. 6)
on/off. On the Blues Cube Artist, you can additionally use a
footswitch to turn the tremolo effect on/off and to turn the EFX
LOOP on/off with your foot.
TIP
RING
SLEEVE (GND)
* This unit is equipped with a TRS
type jack that is wired as follows.
You can connect the separately sold Roland GA-FC to switch
channels and turn effects on/off.
Connecting the GA-FC
2: HOT
Connect a stereo cable to the FOOT SWITCH GA-FC jack.
1: GND
1: GND
2: HOT
* Always use a stereo cable.
* Use cables that do not contain resistors.
3: COLD
Blues Cube Stage
rear panel
Blues Cube Artist
rear panel
Blues Cube Tour
rear panel
Stereo 1/4” phone type
Stereo 1/4” phone type
Stereo 1/4” phone type
1/4” phone type x 2
or
FS-6
or
FS-7
RING
TIP
RING
GA-FC
Using the GA-FC
FS-5L
TIP RING
3: COLD
TIP
You can use the GA-FC to switch between CLEAN, CRUNCH, and
DUAL TONE. You can also switch TREMOLO and EFX LOOP on/off.
Affix the included adhesive labels to the GA-FC.
* The Blues Cube is compatible with latch-type footswitches (FS-6,
FS-7, FS-5L). If you’re using an FS-6 or FS-7, set the mode of A
and B to FS-5L (LATCH). Momentary-type footswitches (e.g., FS5U) cannot be used.
When connected to the TIP: CH SELECT RING: DUAL TONE jack
Switch
Explanation
Blues Cube Artist
TIP
CH SELECT
Switches between the CLEAN channel and the
CRUNCH channel.
Switch
Explanation
RING
DUAL TONE
Switches DUAL TONE (p. 6) on/off.
CLEAN
Switches to the CLEAN channel.
CRUNCH
Switches to the CRUNCH channel.
DUAL TONE
Turns the DUAL TONE. on.
CLEAN-BOOST
Turns the CLEAN channel’s BOOST on/off on.
CRUNCH-BOOST
Turns the CRUNCH channel’s BOOST on/off on.
Explanation
When connected to the TIP: TREMOLO RING: EFX LOOP jack
Artist only
FUNCTION " TREMOLO
Turns the TREMOLO on/off.
TIP
TREMOLO
Turns the tremolo effect on/off.
FUNCTION " EFX LOOP
Turns the EFX LOOP on/off.
RING
EFX LOOP
Turns the EFX LOOP on/off.
FS-5U (TAP/INPUT jack)
Switch
(*fig. 1)
Specifies the rate of the tremolo effect (TAP).
When connected to the TIP: TREMOLO RING: EFX LOOP jack
Tour only
Switch
fig. 1
Explanation
TIP
EFX LOOP A
Turns the EFX LOOP A on/off.
RING
EFX LOOP B
Turns the EFX LOOP B on/off.
FS-5U Setting
Artist only
FS-5U
TAP (TREMOLO)
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Using a Footswitch / Foot Controller
Using the expression pedals
Blues Cube Tour
By connecting expression pedals (Roland EV-5, BOSS FV-500L, BOSS
FV-500H; sold separately), you can change the input volume and
master volume by pedal.
Switch
Explanation
CLEAN
Switches to the CLEAN channel.
CRUNCH
Switches to the CRUNCH channel.
DUAL TONE
Turns the DUAL TONE. on.
CLEAN-BOOST
Turns the CLEAN channel’s BOOST on/off on.
CRUNCH-BOOST
Turns the CRUNCH channel’s BOOST on/off
on.
GA-FC
English
FUNCTION " EFX LOOP A Turns the EFX LOOP A on/off.
Expression Pedal
FUNCTION " EFX LOOP B Turns the EFX LOOP B on/off.
MEMO
Jack
If a footswitch (sold separately: BOSS FS-6, FS-7, or FS-5L) and a
GA foot controller (sold separately: GA-FC) are both connected,
footswitch operations take priority and GA foot controller
operations are ignored.
Explanation
Adjusts the input volume.
INPUT VOL
Adjusts the master volume. This lets you use volume
changes as a performance technique, or to mute your
instrument.
* The master volume that is controlled by the expression pedal connected to this jack is different than that
of the [MASTER] knob on the panel.
With the [MINIMUM VOLUME]
knob of an expression pedal,
you can set the value for when
the pedal is lifted up all the way
(lowest value).
Français
Setting MINIMUM VOLUME of an expression pedal
Deutsch
MASTER VOL
* The input volume that is controlled by the expression
pedal connected to this jack cannot be adjusted from
the panel.
[MINIMUM
VOLUME]
knob
Español
Block Diagram
Italiano
* Use only the specified expression pedal (Roland EV-5, BOSS FV500L, BOSS FV-500H; sold separately). By connecting any other
expression pedals, you risk causing malfunction and/or damage
to the unit.
LINE OUT
Português
USB
-PRE (Windows)
-Input/Output 3,4 (Mac)
* 2
INPUT (HIGH)
POWER
AMP
SPEAKER
MASTER
PHONES
EFX LOOP
SEND
EFX LOOP
RETURN
* 1
Artist: 1 EFX LOOP
EFX LOOP
SEND
INPUT VOL
Only when the foot controller is connected
Artist/Tour only
* 1: No sound will be output from the speaker when a plug is
connected to the PHONS jack.
EFX LOOP
RETURN
Tour: 2 EFX LOOPS
* 2: No signal from the USB will be output from the speaker.
MASTER VOL
Only when the foot controller is connected
Artist/Tour only
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Nederlands
AMPLIFIER
INPUT (LOW)
POWER CONTROL
USB
-POST (Windows)
-Input 1,2/Stereo Out(1,2) (Mac)
Main Specifications
Roland Blues Cube Stage: Guitar Amplifier
Roland Blues Cube Artist: Guitar Amplifier
Roland Blues Cube Tour: Guitar Amplifier
Rated Power Output
Blues Cube Stage
Blues Cube Artist
Blues Cube Tour
60 W
80 W
100 W
EFX LOOP RETURN: -10 dBu
EFX LOOP RETURN A/B: -10 dBu
[POWER] switch
[DUAL TONE] switch
[CH SELECT] switch
[POWER] switch
[DUAL TONE] switch
[CH SELECT] switch
[POWER] switch
[DUAL TONE] switch
[CH SELECT] switch
<CLEAN channel>
[BOOST] button
[TONE] button
[VOLUME] knob
<CLEAN channel>
[BOOST] button
[TONE] button
[VOLUME] knob
<CLEAN channel>
[BOOST] button
[TONE] button
[VOLUME] knob
<CRUNCH channel>
[BOOST] button
[TONE] button
[GAIN] knob
[VOLUME] knob
<CRUNCH channel>
[BOOST] button
[TONE] button
[GAIN] knob
[VOLUME] knob
<EQUALIZER>
[BASS] knob
[MIDDLE] knob
[TREBLE] knob
<EQUALIZER>
[BASS] knob
[MIDDLE] knob
[TREBLE] knob
<EFFECT>
[REVERB] knob
<EFFECT>
[TAP] button
[EFX LOOP] button
[TREMOLO] knob
[REVERB] knob
INPUT HIGH: -10 dBu (1MΩ)
Nominal Input Level
INPUT LOW: 0 dBu
–
Speaker
30 cm (12 inches) x 1
Controls
[MASTER] knob
[POWER CONTROL] switch: 0.5 W, 15 W, 45 W, MAX
[PRESENCE] knob
[MASTER] knob
[POWER CONTROL] switch: 0.5 W, 15 W, 45 W, MAX
<EQUALIZER> (CLEAN channel)
[BASS] knob
[MIDDLE] knob
[TREBLE] knob
<CRUNCH channel>
[BOOST] button
[TONE] button
[GAIN] knob
[VOLUME] knob
<EQUALIZER> (CRUNCH channel)
[BASS] knob
[MIDDLE] knob
[TREBLE] knob
<EFFECT>
[EFX LOOP A] button
[EFX LOOP B] button
[REVERB] knob
[PRESENCE] knob
[MASTER] knob
[POWER CONTROL] switch: 0.5 W, 15 W, 45 W, MAX
[IMP. SELECT] switch: 4Ω/8Ω, 16Ω
[GND LIFT] switch
CLEAN CHANNEL
BOOST
TONE
CRUNCH CHANNEL
BOOST
TONE
POWER
CLEAN CHANNEL
BOOST
TONE
CRUNCH CHANNEL
BOOST
TONE
TAP
EFFECT
POWER
CLEAN CHANNEL
BOOST
TONE
CRUNCH CHANNEL
BOOST
TONE
EFX LOOP A/B
POWER
INPUT HIGH/LOW jack: 1/4-inch phone type
LINE OUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
FOOT SW (TIP: CH SELECT, RING: DUAL TONE) jack: 1/4-inch
TRS phone type
REC OUT O port: USB type B
AC IN jack
INPUT HIGH/LOW jack: 1/4-inch phone type
LINE OUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
FOOT SW (TIP: TREMOLO, RING: EFX LOOP) jack: 1/4-inch
TRS phone type
FOOT SW (TIP: CH SELECT, RING: DUAL TONE) jack: 1/4-inch
TRS phone type
FOOT SW (GA-FC): 1/4-inch TRS phone type
EFX LOOP SEND jack: 1/4-inch phone type
EFX LOOP RETURN jack: 1/4-inch phone type
REC OUT O port: USB type B
AC IN jack
INPUT HIGH/LOW jack: 1/4-inch phone type
LINE OUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type, XLR type
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
FOOT SW (TIP: CH SELECT, RING: DUAL TONE) jack: 1/4-inch
TRS phone type
FOOT SW (TIP: EFX LOOP A RING: EFX LOOP B) jack: 1/4-inch
TRS phone type
FOOT SW (GA-FC): 1/4-inch TRS phone type
EFX LOOP A/B SEND jack: 1/4-inch phone type
EFX LOOP A/B RETURN jack: 1/4-inch phone type
REC OUT O port: USB type B
SPEAKER OUT jack: : 1/4-inch phone type
MIDI IN jack
AC IN jack
Power Consumption
58 W
68 W
108 W
Dimensions
513 (W) x 244 (D) x 465 (H) mm
20-1/4 (W) x 9-5/8 (D) x 18-5/16 (H) inches
592 (W) x 260 (D) x 485 (H) mm
23-5/16 (W) x 10-1/4 (D) x 19-1/8 (H) inches
545 (W) x 233 (D) x 234 (H) mm
21-1/2 (W) x 9-3/16 (D) x 9-1/4 (H) inches
Weight
14 kg
30 lbs 14 oz
16 kg
35 lbs 5 oz
8 kg
17 lbs 11 oz
Owner’s manual
Power cord
Owner’s manual
Power cord
GA-FC sticker
Owner’s manual
Power cord
Speaker Connection Cable
GA-FC sticker
Footswitch (BOSS FS-5L, BOSS FS-6, FS-7)
Footswitch (BOSS FS-5L, BOSS FS-6, FS-7)
GA Foot Controller (GA-FC)
Indicators
Connectors
Accessories
Options (sold
separately)
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
* In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to change without prior notice.
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For EU Countries
For China
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT
For the USA
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment requires shielded interface cables in order to meet FCC class B limit.
Any unauthorized changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
For Canada
CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3 (B)
For Korea
WARNING
For C.A. US (Proposition 65)
This product contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm, including lead.
For the USA
Model Name :
Type of Equipment :
Responsible Party :
Address :
Telephone :
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Compliance Information Statement
BC-STAGE, BC-ARITIST, BC-TOUR
Guitar Amplifier
Roland Corporation U.S.
5100 S. Eastern Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90040-2938
(323) 890-3700
Model Name :
Type of Equipment :
Responsible Party :
Address :
Telephone :
V-STUDIO 20 (Model Number: VS-20)
USB Audio Controller
Cakewalk Inc.
268 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
02210(617) 423-9004
Model Name :
Type of Equipment :
Responsible Party :
Address :
Telephone :
FP-80
Digital Piano
Roland Corporation U.S.
5100 S. Eastern Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90040-2938
(323) 890-3700
Blues Cube Tour MIDI IN
Tour only
RECOGNIZED RECEIVE DATA
RX CH
1( fixed)
OMNI
OFF( fixed)
1 (00H) : CLEAN
2 (01H) : CRUNCH
PC
3 (02H) : DUAL
4 (03H) - 128 (7FH) : Ignored
CC
#16
CLEAN BOOST SW
#17
CLEAN TONE SW
#18
CRUNCH BOOST SW
#19
CRUNCH TONE SW
#80
EFX LOOP A SW
#81
EFX LOOP B SW
#82
CH SELECT SW
#83
DUAL SW
0 - 63 : OFF,
64 - 127 : ON
0 - 63 : CLEAN,
64 - 127 : CRUNCH
0 - 63 : OFF,
64 - 127 : ON
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