Roland Bolt-60

Roland Bolt-60

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Bolt-60, Hybrid Combo Guitar Amp from Roland.

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Roland Bolt-60 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Roland
  • Model: Bolt-60
  • Category: Hybrid Combo Guitar Amps
  • Added in our database on: 09/18/2005

Hybrid combo amp : solid state pre-amp and tube amp 2 x 6L6 + 1 x AT7 .Made in Japan between 79 and 84 . 60 w power . 1 x 12" speaker . 2 channels : clean and overdrive . Spring reverb . Loop .


Roland Bolt-60 user reviews

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 3 reviews )
 2 reviews67 %
 1 user review33 %

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" As for jazz"

Roland Bolt-60
Everything has already been mentioned by other users.


I use "as is" for jazz. The clean sound is perfect:
The preamp stage is transistor, the "normal" channel, so clean, no saturation, even at high volume and the amplification stage tube heats the sound just right.
The distortion channel allows fine tuning starting from a clean sound to a more saturated with endless possibilities obtained gradually playing with three knobs. But used "all donf" sound distortion is dirty and uninteresting.

For rock and blues, I use it with my usual pedals.


As mentioned before, for jazz, it is perfect and there are all sound appreciated by jazz musicians. Clear sound, heat lamps, a 12 "that perfectly meets attacks on the lower strings (I use it with an ES-165 Classic and '57).
I have a Roland Cube 60 (orange model) of 1988 also stands up very well, but Bolt is significantly higher. A little heavier of course (20 kg), but its well worth the effort to carry.
For rock and blues, it is better to use with external effects.


An amp that allows jazz to get a neutral sound, slightly "heated" by the lamps, but with less inconvenience than a "full tube", generally heavier and where saturation often comes too quickly.
Now, not easy to find. It gradually acquired the reputation of being the best guitar amp developed (and abandoned) by Roland. And it is true that the price (250 euros) I am 100% satisfied with the investment.

peio_40's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" An exceptional clean"

Roland Bolt-60
- Preamp transistor: PHASE INVERTER with 1 lamp 12AT7
- Amp lamps: 2 x 6L6GC
60W power
1 input + 1 High Low
Effects loop
2 connectors with pedal control and Reverb clean channel / drive
1 headphone
rear: pre-out, hand-in, line-out, speaker
1 Over Drive channel with volume1, volume2, master
1 Calal clean with 1 vol
3-band EQ Bass, medium, treble
Adjusting reverb (spring)
Selector position effects loop: pre-equalizer, post-equalizer, post-volume
On / off switch + StandBy


Combo very classic in its config.
Sufficient manual.
Easy Adjustments, good sound immediately clear channel


Used Ibanez Musician (humbuckers) and Fender Telecaster (single)
This amp is exceptional for the quality of its clear channel. He returns with a remarkable accuracy and transparency personality and subtleties of the instrument (shades selections between different microphones) and the game (attack ...). Even at high volume (60w!) The sound is clear, with excellent dynamics.
The drive channel is not unusual, distorted sounds are not what makes the value of this amp.


I bought it in 1980 ... Construction made in japan, high quality, no loss in over 30 years (not used throughout the period, far from it)
Plus: fabulous clear channel
The least: drive channel
Quality / Price: This is the vintage that is found only occasionally. More rare than 60w 30.
If you want a good clean sound amp, you can bridge the Bolt!

daveman007's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland Bolt-60
Okay so first of all it's not a blolt 60 but a 30 bolt that I use but hey ho
RMIS power, features and settings are identical.
This amp is one of the few tube amp Roland as they have been manufactured between 1979 and 1984. There was also a 100w (given the weight on wheels!).
The power is 30W. Side connections:
-2 High gain and low input gain,
-1 Input Overdrive,
-1 Reverb input,
-1 Éventiuel entry for a preamp,
-1 Input for a pedal flight. or other effects,
An entry-headphone (which is really good to play without shaking the building!).
Side settings, it could not be more simple: three knobs stolen. to set the overdrive (which can vary the pleasure), one volume for the clean sound and an equalizer (bass, middle, trebble) + reverb to the sound discretion and not unpleasant at all.
Rated lamps, I can not say what it is (6L6 but which brand?)
I put 9 because I find the simple but complete configuration and management csque is much appreciated.
No footswitch but you can connect
In terms of build quality of the machine, so there is no doubt, it's solid, Roland's what! Mine is on its 26 years and is like new!


As mentioned above, very simple settings.
Boosted channel produces a lot, without more, is not what makes the value of this amp even if you can not say it is yucky ... with good control can be obtained QLQ thing very correct (well above all Marchall or peavey transistor I know). The sound is vintage rather, for the metal screaming but good for rock / blues.
The clean channel is just amazing! How wonderful it reproduces more accurate cruncher never even be high volume. Crystaline, it faithfully reproduces the instrument that amplifies. I play on a Japanese Fender Start and a fender tele Hyghway 1 and there is really nothing to say!
In fact, the better to plug an overdrive pedal on the clean and there ... aie aie, it really hurts!
Rated power, 30w more than enough to satisfy even repeat all Brutos on drums and concerts. I do not exceed 5 to adjust flight. and there is a great power reserves. Even at very heut flight. The sound is niquel, a real pleasure.
As for the rest of the settings, it is well made ... good reverb


This amp is well suited to what I play: rock like Radiohead, Portishead, J.buckley reggea etc ....
For the rest, see above. J'me said, the clean sound is really stunning!


I've had QLQ months but I've knocked a lot with it and never let me down, never dropped, never had any pb.
I tried the Fender Blues Junior (great passing) and a Peavey Classic 30 ... I was about to make my choice when I saw this amp on ebay ... OCCAZ Bought € 130 (????) I think the quality / price ... say ... how indecent!
Obviously, this choice I would do without hesitation.
What I like most: his part robust, unchanging, the sound clear and the possibilities of setting effective, convenient headphone jack on an amp that will soon have 30 brushes.

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