I tried the BC-30 at a store. clean was good, OD was marginal. 4 chili peppers for the BC-30.
Price: $0.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Tried at Store
Great clean channel, lots of headroom. i loved it. not bad for a solid state. good for ska too.
distortion channel wasn't anything special.
When I first started out I did not know what amp to buy. Fender, Marshall, etc...and not all amp models by famous manufacturers sound good. I knew the Roland name, and I felt they had a good handle on sound. This feature ladened amp was my starting point, and I'm still glad I bought it!
Price: $350.00 (new)
Where Obtained: B.J. Music, Berwyn IL.
More features than I knew what to do with when I first got it.(Harmony Central can fill you in). It covers 4 amp styles, Fender Clean, Fender Dirty, Marshall, and Boogie! Reverb,and other cool things
are there for you too. (Get the foot switches for it!)
Roland knows what their doing, I have A/B comparisoned this amp against tube amps by Fender, Crate, Marshall, Ampeg, plus other solid state amps and It sounds as good or better than amps costing 2-3 times as much.Plus it's not a one trick pony.
Twist the knobs this way, it sounds good, Twist them another way, it sounds good. It's a very flexable, easy to use amp!
I left the amp in my car one night in sub zero temps and 2 plastic nuts cracked in half. Roland sent replacments N/C, and thats the only thing thats gone wrong so far. The Pots arn't scratchy at all yet either after 4 years. (wish my guitar could say that!)