Bring Robben Ford’s Famous Tones to Your Blues Cube Amplifier
The new Robben Ford Blues Cube Tone Capsule is the latest addition to the expanding Tone Capsule lineup, bringing the signature tone of the noted blues and jazz fusion guitarist to the Blues Cube amplifier series. Robben directly collaborated with Roland engineers on this Tone Capsule, fine-tuning the sound over a span of many months. Easy to install, the device plugs into the Tone Capsule slot on a supported Blues Cube amp, instantly changing the voicing to the guitarist’s personal preferences for sound and response.
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About the Robben Ford Blues Cube Tone Capsule
One of today’s premier electric guitarists, Robben Ford is particularly known for his blues playing and ability to be comfortable in a variety of musical contexts. The five-time GRAMMY nominee has enjoyed a successful solo career, and has played with a diverse range of top music artists that includes Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Witherspoon, Miles Davis, George Harrison, Bonnie Raitt, Michael McDonald, Bob Dylan, and many others.
Throughout most of his career, Robben has used a prized, custom-made tube amp to achieve his bold clean sound and bluesy lead voice. In developing this Tone Capsule, Roland engineers met with the guitarist numerous times, continually refining the tone and touch to his detailed specifications.
“I like to hear just a straight sound, a very true sound, and this is incredibly close to how I want to hear the guitar,” Robben said. “We got it, I think, as far as we could possibly get at this point. It is incredibly close to vacuum tube technology, and that’s how most people hear the guitar and think of the guitar. To think that Roland has come up with something that is as convincing as this is pretty impressive.”
The Robben Ford Blues Cube Tone Capsule is compatible with the following Blues Cube amps:
To learn more about the Robben Ford Blues Cube Tone Capsule and its development story, visit the product page at RolandUS.com.
Plug In a Tone Capsule and Change Your Amp’s Voice in an Instant
The stock tone of the Blues Cube is based on the classic tweed-era amps, and Roland’s innovative Tube Logic approach captures the sound, feel, and response of these revered designs with stunning accuracy. But unlike most traditional amp designs, which are restricted to just one basic tonal signature, the internal voicing of most Blues Cube models can be changed at will.
Developed in close collaboration with the world’s finest players, Tone Capsules allow you to re-voice your Blues Cube with the tonal expertise of the masters. The Robben Ford Blues Cube Tone Capsule is the latest addition to the growing lineup, which also includes the Eric Johnson Tone Capsule and Ultimate Blues Tone Capsule (developed with blues and funk guitarist Kirk Fletcher).
The BOSS Waza Amp—a high-gain amp head designed for rock players—features the Tone Capsule customization concept as well. It includes a pre-installed “Waza Brown Sound” Tone Capsule, and BOSS recently worked with Steve Vai to create a signature Tone Capsule specially designed for this amp.