GA-212 and GA-112 combo guitar amps use modeling to create original tones 21-Mar-12
Roland has announced the GA-212 and GA-112 Guitar Amplifiers, described as two powerful new amplification systems to meet the rigorous demands of performing guitarists. Roland says that, unlike modeling amps that set out to recreate the sound of multiple vintage classics, the GA series leverages their renowned COSM technology to create newly voiced amplifiers with versatile, expressive tones and simple, intuitive operation. Here's the rest of what Roland has to say in their own words...
These new amps provide an organic playing experience characteristic of top-level tube designs, with all the advantages that modern digital processing brings, including memory function, low noise, and more. From the arena to the club, the two models in the GA series offer powerful, ultra-responsive tone and high-volume performance for stage players. Equipped with two custom-designed 12-inch speakers, the GA-212 dishes a big 200 watts of power, more than enough juice for touring pros. The GA-112 sports a single 12-inch speaker and a slightly more modest 100 watts of power, making it the perfect choice for nightclubs and medium-size venues.
Each GA series amp features a versatile, multi-voice tone engine with a wide range of sounds, from sparkling clean to raunchy crunch to over-the-top mega-gain. Operation is easy and intuitive, with familiar Drive and Volume knobs, standard tone controls (Bass, Mid, Treble, Presence), and switches for voicing, gain boost, and mid boost.
Users can store four custom sound settings and recall them with front-panel switches or the optional GA-FC Foot Controller. The amps' knobs feature LED indicators that show the current settings when a preset is recalled and aid visibility on dark stages. A convenient Sound Indicator gives a visual indication of the tonal character of the current tone.
Pro features include two effects loops with selectable series/parallel operation and +4 dBu/-10 dBu level, plus two auxiliary outputs, a line-level direct output, and a DI/tuner output. The GA-FC Foot Controller can control multiple GA-series amps at once, and features two expression pedal inputs for foot-controlled drive and volume adjustment. Pricing and Availability:
The GA-212 and GA-112 Guitar Amplifiers will be available in late spring.