#1
I hope someone could shed some light on this. As some of you may know from my earlier topics I was originally planning on getting a Roland Cube 30x but then I thought about getting the rp250 mfx pedal because the pros outweigh the pros for the Roland...

RP250
  • **** load of effects.
  • Drum machine.
  • Tuner.
  • Expression pedal.
  • USB recording.
  • Pickup simulator.
  • $150

Roland Cube 30x
  • Better sound quality
  • 5 effects.
  • No drum machine.
  • Footswitch costs $40
  • Amp is 230 bucks.
  • No expression pedal.
  • I would need to mic it up for pc recording.
  • Dyna-Amp mode looks cool
  • Better noise gate?



I play a MIM strat through a fender frontman 15w and I play mainly hard rock and metal sometimes some blues. EDIT: I am looking to spend 250-300 MAX...
Last edited by Hellfire999 at Sep 21, 2007,
#2
RP250 - Pros

**** load of effects.
Drum machine.
Tuner.
Expression pedal.
USB recording.
Pickup simulator.
$150

Cons
Your amp is crap
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#3
This leads me on to saying, is the 350rp any good? For a serious hobby player. By serious I mean me.
#4
Check edit and would the valvetronix be any good? Yes I know my amp is crap but if i got a mfx I would play through headphones or the comp but I heard the rp250 made crap amps sound better...
#5
In my experience a multi won't make up for a crap amp. Also the Cube has a line out so you don't need to mic it for recording. The Valvetronix is equally good, just better at different things.
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#7
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Like what? And are there any good quality cheap drum machines?


The drum machine on my RP80 is pass-able for general useage and jamming, honestly.

I heard the one on the RP350 is pretty sweet.
#8
Freeware/shareware drum machine programs work quite nicely. Use google, you should be able to find some stuff.

EDIT: Sorry, I didn't consider a jamming situation. If you're just recording, a program would be fine.
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#9
^

That's true but on the RP series all you gotta do is press a button or 3 for drums in any style in any tempo (within reason).
#10
So should I get a rp250, valvetronix 15-30w or a Roland Cube30w if I have a MIM strat and play hard rock, old-ish metal, new-ish metal and a tiny bit of blues?
#11
Roland Cube fo sho'.

Meh, multi effects, from what everyones says are the whole "you love them or hate them" kinda deal, i didn't like my multi fx at all..i had an..RP300 i think it was...i didn't like it at all, too digital and eh..i guess they're good for learning what effects do what, etc. But actually using them for tone, meh.

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#13
Yes, I already told you that...pay attention in class!
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#14
I thought you said the vox had a line out 0.0...So what would be better for practice a vox15+DS-1 or a cube 30x? I was thinking a vox+ a ds1 to give it the extra distortion it needs for metal and the vox probably has a more tubey sound cus it's a hybrid where the roland is a pure SS...
#15
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I thought you said the vox had a line out 0.0...So what would be better for practice a vox15+DS-1 or a cube 30x? I was thinking a vox+ a ds1 to give it the extra distortion it needs for metal and the vox probably has a more tubey sound cus it's a hybrid where the roland is a pure SS...


They'll both have line outs - and the DS-1 trick won't really work, you can use it on the clean channel, but trying to boost one of the distortion channels will just result in a nasty mess.
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#16
So I should get the cube (1/3 of me is telling me to get the cube, 1/3 of me is telling me I should get the rp250 for all the effects, 1/3 is telling me to get the vox for the slightly tubier sound than the cube) Can the cube get nastier than this but still have great tone? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhHoyYJJyas Or should I save 150 for the bandit 112?
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