Roland GC-408 solid-state amp with built-in power attenuator xxx - 60/80-watt combo, built-in power attenuator (called the "Power Squeezer"). the Power Squeezer, it works fine, especially when you crank up the volume (the attenuation effect isn't that dramatic at lower volumes). Of course, the attenuator also causes loss in tone and bottom, but again, you'll probably only want to use the circuit when you're jamming in your room at night or when your keyboardist starts getting ticked at you for being too loud. The only feature I'd change on the GC-408 is the Low Cut button--if anything, I'd prefer a Low Boost to get even more bottom out of the amp. According to the manual, this switch ". . . cuts the low range, tightening up the sound and giving it more cohesion." Perhaps, but regardless, most combo amps on this planet need more bottom end, so this is one feature that I'd personally leave in the off position. ... kick-ass transistor amp with good distortion and a bit of attitude, too, especially when you plug in the extension cabinet. Four speakers are okay, but eight are way better. If you need an affordable amp with above-average analog crunch and plenty of power, this amp is worth a test drive.
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