#1
I recently moved across country. I wasnt about to bring my acoustic in a gig bag, so my brother gave me an electric he picked up and never touched. I am now the proud owner of a '76 Univox Ripper. It needed strings, some work on the bridge, and the jack, but otherwise its a solid, lightly used maple tank.

I was about a month old player when I left (6 days ago) and now I'm getting into new styles, that I finally have an electric (no jobs in middle of nowhere. Now I'm in pheonix, and I cant pick where to go) Anyway, I quickly have out grown this ****ty tempo practice amp I picked up for 20 from my cousin in town.

As of right now, I have a budget of around $200, and I'm looking for a decent practice amp. So far, I've seen a lot of promise in the Roland Cube, and I wanted to know what yoUGuys thought of them.

TLR I need a cheap amp. I've been looking at the Roland Cube. How do you like it? Am I more likely to be satisfied going elsewhere?
Last edited by Ekram at Aug 8, 2009,
#2
alright. i like the micro cube i own. i like my vox more than the full size cube though.
#3
The microcube is ok but with that budget you're better off buying something else. What kind of music are you into?
Originally Posted by evening_crow
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#4
^ the vox is really good for more blues influenced rock (my opinion). The bigger roland cubes (like the 60 watts and 30 watts etc) is much better for heavier rock/metal. I don't have much experience with the small micro ones, but i have the 60 watt and its awesome. It honestly plays everything well, but metal tones are pretty exceptional for such a small amp that isn't tubular. best thing on the market for a metal/ hard rock practice amp in the low budget range. then probably the peavy vyper and then vox.
#5
Quote by evening_crow
The microcube is ok but with that budget you're better off buying something else. What kind of music are you into?
I'm an indie/alternative. Silversun Pickups, Chris Walla/Ben Gibbard/DCFC, etc.

Edit: Basically I'm looking for versatility. Something that is going to have a potential for high treble, but has the facilities to distort, trem, etc. Thats one thing that I found really attractive in the cube.
Last edited by Ekram at Aug 8, 2009,
#6
Quote by firebird103
^ the vox is really good for more blues influenced rock (my opinion). The bigger roland cubes (like the 60 watts and 30 watts etc) is much better for heavier rock/metal. I don't have much experience with the small micro ones, but i have the 60 watt and its awesome. It honestly plays everything well, but metal tones are pretty exceptional for such a small amp that isn't tubular. best thing on the market for a metal/ hard rock practice amp in the low budget range. then probably the peavy vyper and then vox.

I was looking at vox too. The Pathfinder looks decent.
#8
cube is good
vox valvetronix too
Originally Posted by Twist of fate
I thought the "clean" button was to clean out the inside of the amp automatically, so I never pressed it.


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#9
I've got a Roland Cube, and it's an awesome little amp, quite versatile. I highly recommend it for your budget.
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#10
I tried a cube 30x out at a guitar shop the other day.

I think my Vypyr 30 sounds better.

The cube is probably more reliable though.
#11
Quote by KAS1981
I tried a cube 30x out at a guitar shop the other day.

I think my Vypyr 30 sounds better.

The cube is probably more reliable though.

The Vypyr looks pretty cool, but for anything, I just got an email back from a friend. He tells me stories of abuse to his cube I just cant walk away from.

@Splamron, I've gotten a few emails back amounting to the same thing.
#12
Quote by Regensgeliebte
cube is good
vox valvetronix too

Basically this.

My friend owns a Cube, and I own a Vox Valvetronix , and they're both solid amps for the price.
#13
Cubes are awesome amps- I'm currently selling my 60 to finance studio time, a producer, mastering... but yeah- it shall be missed.