#1
Ok, I just bought a roland cube 60 for about $120, but I messed up and it's actually a Super Cube. They were made back in the 70s-80s I think, and it doesn't have all the features of the new model. I like that the bass isn't overpowering, it suts my playing style and tone pretty well, but the distortion is kinda lousy and it's also fairly noisy. I like it enough that I'm not going to return it and try to get another amp, so I'm basically wondering a few questions. One, will a noise gate in my signal chain help cut down the noise in the amp? I'm kinda clueless about that, since my old amp had a built-in gate. Two, is there anything I can do to improve the distortion, or should I just get some pedals? It's kinda overdrive-ish, but still distortion and not overdrive. Three, is this amp crap at high(er) volumes? I haven't been to band rehearsal with it yet, and I can't turn it up at home (REALLY loud amp). I don't want a ****ty-sounding amp at practise, so I wanna know beforehand. Last, will it work for pretty much any style if I use pedals? I play some clean stuff, including occaisional jazz, but I also play a lot of metal. Thanks in advance.
#2
Ok folks, its been an hour and nobody's responded. Either you're stunned I got a 60 watt for $120 or you don't know anything about this amp, I'm guessing the latter. Forget the noise gate question, I found the answer to that myself and plan on looking around for an isp decimator. Scratch question 4 too, that one's obvious in hindsight. I figure I'll probably just get a distortion pedal, so scratch question two. So, can somebody tell me if this amp sounds bad at high volumes please? I would really like to know BEFORE I go to practice.
#3
why don't you turn it up and see?
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#4
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why don't you turn it up and see?

I told you, I can't. This thing makes my room vibrate at 3 or 4 when its CLEAN. 6 or 7 distorted, and quite possibly clean as well, would have my parents yelling at me for playing too loud in no time. I'm currently using it at about 1 or 1.5 for practising. I could drag it out to my garage at some point tomorrow I guess, but the only outlets in there are hidden behind shelves full of all kinds of crap. Since we just moved in, those shelves are hidden behind boxes and are a pain to get to. So I'd really rather not.
Thanks for posting though, and I'm sorry if I'm acting like an a-hole. It's late and I've got work due for an online class tomorrow, so I have to keep working.
#5
run an extension cord outside
for a quick 5 minutes
and turn it up.

plus, if it's that loud in your room, clean, it's safe to assume it'll be loud enough for band practice around those volume levels.
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#6
not worried about loudness, i'm worried about it sounding like $hit since it's a solid state. I guess that's what i'll have to do, though. Thanks for your help.
#7
i didn't mean loudness.

i ment you'd heard it at 3-4 clean. and you didn't say it sounded bad, but was very loud. i said that it's safe to assume that around that volume would be sufficient for jamming. and you didn't have a problem with it at 4, 5 or 6 won't be much different.
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