This all-tube thoroughbred shares a class with only one other amplifier - and that position is held by its brother – the Road King. In fact, the Roadster is Road King without Progressive Linkage and other rear panel features that some players fear need a higher education to navigate. The Roadster now offers the plug-and-play minded guitarist a way to enjoy a myriad of footswitchable preamp choices without the power option anxiety.
Channels 1 & 2 each
offer 3 Mode choices - two of which are repeated for added flexibility
when configuring your footswitching map. CLEAN and FAT modes appear in
both Channels so you can set-up two very different Cleans or, clone
your favorite sound and alter it slightly for clean or pushed soloing.
From there, Channel 1 is home to the soulful mid gain voice of American
Blues in TWEED, while Channel 2 crosses the Atlantic to crusade for
classic English Rock sounds in the urgent mid gain BRIT mode.
Channels 3 & 4 contain all the high-gain glory of the iconic Dual Rectifier Solo Head. These time-tested, hit-making sounds appear in the entire Rectifier family of amplifiers and in the Roadster, they’re duplicated in Channels 3 and 4. RAW covers the ground between where TWEED and BRIT top out and VINTAGE begins with smooth, purring warmth. VINTAGE takes it up a notch and sings with smoldering, liquid gain for single note solo work and then there’s MODERN. This is the original crushing, tight high-gain Recto sound that changed guitar amplification forever.