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splamron
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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/reviews/guitar_amplifiers/roland/cube_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/reviews/guitar_amplifiers/roland/cube_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/reviews/guitar_amplifiers/roland/cube_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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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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Quote by mikeyElite
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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it's pretty much my universal tone. i play a lot of metalcore and the likes.
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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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#10
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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Quote by Sonic Blast
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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Quote by Sonic Blast
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.



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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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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Quote by lefty01
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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I love the way the cubes controls look. It's a cool little amp. I personally think the vypyr slays it but that's another story. The cube still is cool. Especially the bigger ones. They also have a cool look to them and I like the controls on the top.
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I've been considering buying one of these, since I generally leave my half stack at my bands practice space.

100 bucks for a little 15 watt seems pretty reasonable. And from all the talk on here they sound like a legit amp.
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yeah they are great
i use mine for home pratcise and band pracitse

i have a cube 30x by the way

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Quote by josh_hammers
yeah they are great
i use mine for home pratcise and band pracitse

i have a cube 30x by the way


How does it go over the drums?


(microcubes will definatly be up this week, I haven't got the time at the moment)
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I have a 30X with these settings:
lead channel
Classic Srtack
bass - 4
mid - 4
treb - 6
gain - 4
reverb-3

FOr a light distortion, its great.
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Quote by splamron
How does it go over the drums?


(microcubes will definatly be up this week, I haven't got the time at the moment)



My cube 30 could match either of my drummers at volume 5-6 easily. Sadly now my cube has become redundant as I just have no use for it. The day I bought that I walked into the store and asked for an MG30DFX and the guy said "no." and showed me to the cube probably one of the best decisions I've made; to listen to his advice.
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danadog, nice story, I bet your glad you didn't purchase that

and to demitriv, I'll test out the setting sometime today
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Thanks, but yea its my tone atm so don't go stealing it.
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Thanks, but yea its my tone atm so don't go stealing it.


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i dont know what the big hype is about these amps... i think they sound like arse. really...
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^ It's not really hype, they're very good practise amps for the price. And everyone is entitled to their opinion, and tone is subjective
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#33
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what the **** who needs a tutorial on a ****ing micro cube.

good idea, but come on.
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Quote by splamron
^ It's not really hype, they're very good practise amps for the price. And everyone is entitled to their opinion, and tone is subjective



yeah... good practice amps for 14 yearold who have a very small budget. hell... a line 30 watt spider sounds better. really... that amp sux. save your money and get a real amp. stop fooling yourselve's
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I LOVE my cube, the only thing I don't like is its typical Boss COSM sounding distortion.. but even at that it sounds awesome! Power to anyone who uses it!
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#36
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what the **** who needs a tutorial on a ****ing micro cube.

good idea, but come on.

It's just a Only Thread dude. Cubes come up a lot on this board so it's nice to have a home for all the information.

Good job again Splamron
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Quote by shark slime
yeah... good practice amps for 14 yearold who have a very small budget. hell... a line 30 watt spider sounds better. really... that amp sux. save your money and get a real amp. stop fooling yourselve's

I dont know where you came from, but go back there.

Ill probably pick a cube 30x up, no store near me has the vypyr and i need something decent sounding to practice.
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my 30x gets over a drummer and other guitarist and bassist on the half volume of the lead channel. and like just over a third of jazz chrous clean channel

ive just ordered byself a boss fs-5l footswitch for the cube as well as a channel changer

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has anyone got a fs-5l??

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hey guys, this is one of my first posts in the guitar gear & accesoiries forum. I read the first post and it said it rolands are one of the better practise amps.

Now my question. I got a peavy starter amp (came with a squier), and now i want a reasonable practise amp (i am not playing with a band atm, so its just me solo). Wich amp is therefore the best for me? Also, i rather not pay more then 150 (200 if its worth it) for an amp.

Incase it helps, i like playing punk/pop/rock. Examples: Blink 182, Less than jake. Arctic Monkeys, New found glory etc.

Thanks in advance.
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