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Old 03-02-2009, 04:25 AM   #1
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The Ultimate Roland Cube Thread

Welcome To The Ultimate Roland Cube Thread

Hey guys. Well, when someone asks "I need a versatile home practise amp", 2 (or 3) amps come to mind, the Peavey Vypyr and the Roland Cube. There is a thread on the Peavey Vypyr and I hope this thread will help people out about cubes. Roland Cubes are relativly inexpensive solid state amps, but great value for a home practise amp. So please feel free to post EQ settings for bands or clips. Hopefully this thread will get eventually as big as the Vypys, but without further ado.




Cubes come in many different types, 15w, 20w, 30w, 60w, Microcube, Microcube RX and Cube street, all with differet features.


15X.


The Roland Cube 15x is the lowest wattage from the cube range. Its loaded with:


The Roland Cube 15x is the lowest wattage from the cube range. Its loaded with:
15 watts of power
High-quality 8" speaker
Overdrive, Distortion, and EQ built in
Power Squeezer
Controls: Clean Channel - Volume knob
Lead Channel type SW (overdrive, distortion), gain knob, volume knob
Equalizer: Bass knob, middle knob, treble knob, channel select switch, power squeezer switch, power switch.

Prices:
USA:On MusiciansFriend, $99
UK:Around $75
AUS:Around $200

Review: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/revi..._15x/index.html

20x.


20x is the next amp in the range, with some more features than the 15x (I own one it's great). Loaded with:
20 watts of power
High-quality 8" speaker
Powerful COSM amp modeling
Onboard guitar effects
Dyna Amp acoustic simulation from the Boss AC-3
Power Squeezer
Controls: Clean Channel - Volume knob
Lead Channel type SW (overdrive, distortion, metal, metalstack), gain knob, volume knob
Equalizer: Bass knob, middle knob, treble knob, channel select switch, Power Squeezer switch, power switch.

Prices:
USA:On MusiciansFriend for $189.
UK:Ebay for $129
AUS:I got mine for $270, but they may have gone up.

Review: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/revi..._20x/index.html

30x:


The next one up in the range, with, yet again, more features than the first 2.
It comes with:
Power: 30W
Speaker: 10" x 1
Rated Power Output: 30W
Nominal Input Level: INPUT (JC CLEAN channel): -10 dBu/1 M ohms, AUX IN: -10 dBu
Speaker: 25 cm (10 inches)

Controls: POWER Switch, SELECT Switch, TUNER Switch, POWER SQUEEZER Switch, VOLUME Knob, TYPE Switch (ACOUSTIC, BLACK PANEL, BRIT COMBO, TWEED, CLASSIC STACK, METAL STACK, R-FIER STACK, DYNA AMP), GAIN Knob, VOLUME Knob, BASS Knob, MIDDLE Knob, TREBLE Knob, EFX Knob (CHORUS, FLANGER, PHASER, TREMOLO), DELAY/REVERB Knob
Indicators: JC CLEAN Channel, LEAD Channel, EFX, TUNER, POWER SQUEEZER

Connectors: INPUT Jack (1/4" phone type), AUX IN Jack (Stereo miniature phone type), FOOT SW Jack (SELECT, EFX) (1/4" phone type), RECORDING OUT/PHONES Jack (Stereo 1/4" phone type)

Prices:
USA: MusiciansFriend $245
UK:On Ebay for $160
AUS:Around $350

Review: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/revi..._30x/index.html




I will have the microcube section up tomorrow, but please tell me how i could improve this thread.
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:26 AM   #2
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:27 AM   #3
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:30 AM   #4
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i have a 20x, love that thing.

my settings:

lead channel
metal stack
bass - 10
mid - 6
treb - 9
gain - 6
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i have a 20x, love that thing.

my settings:

lead channel
metal stack
bass - 10
mid - 6
treb - 9
gain - 6


what bands do you use that for?
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:40 AM   #6
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it's pretty much my universal tone. i play a lot of metalcore and the likes.
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:41 AM   #7
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These things are now completely redundant ever since the Vypyr came out.
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Old 03-02-2009, 06:12 AM   #8
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u guys forgot about the new roland cube 80x

http://www.zzounds.com/item--ROLCUBE80X
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Old 03-02-2009, 06:42 AM   #9
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how many watts are the microcubes? I've never been able to figure that out. i've had 2 over the years, and i don't think it says anywhere on the amp or the box it comes in.

but microcubes are awesome! rediculously small but loud!
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Great to see a dedicated thread at last. I love my 15x even if my 'phones make it a bit bassy. Pretty soon I'll try recording from it but so far it seems really nice with my general guitar, my metal special and my e-12. The latter is awesome on the full stack setting.
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how many watts are the microcubes? I've never been able to figure that out. i've had 2 over the years, and i don't think it says anywhere on the amp or the box it comes in.

but microcubes are awesome! rediculously small but loud!


2 Watts
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how many watts are the microcubes? I've never been able to figure that out. i've had 2 over the years, and i don't think it says anywhere on the amp or the box it comes in.

but microcubes are awesome! rediculously small but loud!

theyre 2 watts
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Good job Splamron.

We do refer to the Cube a lot here on UG so it's nice have a dedicated place to send people to. Clips of this amp in action would be an awesome addition.

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Good job Splamron.

We do refer to the Cube a lot here on UG so it's nice have a dedicated place to send people to. Clips of this amp in action would be an awesome addition.



thanks man, microcubes will be up tomorrow (I'm drowning in homework). Ill TRY and get clips up.
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u guys forgot about the new roland cube 80x

http://www.zzounds.com/item--ROLCUBE80X

See, that amp is just completely pointless. It's no better than the high-watt MGs and Spiders as far as I care. You can get a much better sounding modelling or tube amp for the same price.
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Good thread, I had a Cube 60X, I personally thought it was ok, cleans were amazing, but the R-Fier channel was too fuzzy. It died on me, but I did buy it on ebay, so whatever.
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:07 AM   #17
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I just got a Roland Cube 20x, and love it.
I am a little confused on the knobs. For an example: The treble tone knob, is marked 0-10, and in between, all these little "dashes". How do I know when I am..say at "5", or "8"?
All the knobs are like this. I hope this isn't a really dumb question. What am I missing?
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You just have to imagine the numbers are there and once you get your settings the way you want you won't be messing with knobs as much anyway.

For reference the 5153 has dashes and then a '1/2' at the 12 o'clock position.
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any one know a setting for the 60 for a good recording sound?
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I just got a Roland Cube 20x, and love it.
I am a little confused on the knobs. For an example: The treble tone knob, is marked 0-10, and in between, all these little "dashes". How do I know when I am..say at "5", or "8"?
All the knobs are like this. I hope this isn't a really dumb question. What am I missing?


the ones in the middle are .5's, but theres no numbers on them in the first place, so you have to count yourself ( not really that much of a hassle).
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