Rory Gallagher’s Roland Cube

Rory occasionally used this guitar amp in the 1980s for practice and leisure. In an interview with the International Musician and Recording World in 1982, he had only positive things to say about it and mentioned that it was the only solid-state amp that he enjoyed the sound of.

I have changed: I started off with a Vox AC30, and I still have one which I use in the studio quite a bit. It’s still the best all-purpose amp that’s ever been made. I don’t go for Solid State amps, with the exception of the Roland Cube which is good, and I have one of those which I’m just messing around with at the moment. They’ve developed the transistor system now – this FET system and I’m no great technician, but they work in a similar way to valves.

Rory Gallagher, Feb.1982 issue of International Musician and Recording World


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