#1
I recently purchased an electric[after playing acoustic for some time] and have been looking at some amps for pretty much just playing at home to myself but sometimes with drums or another guitar. [or both :P]

I was wondering if a Roland Cube 30 would be okay for this?
I have also read this amp is more high gain, and I do play some metal but it would be able to do foo fighters type rock and more clean things?
#2
Quote by laverna
I recently purchased an electric[after playing acoustic for some time] and have been looking at some amps for pretty much just playing at home to myself but sometimes with drums or another guitar. [or both :P]

I was wondering if a Roland Cube 30 would be okay for this?
I have also read this amp is more high gain, and I do play some metal but it would be able to do foo fighters type rock and more clean things?


The cube is a modelling amp and has several different amp models. Some like the rectifier model will be better for metal but there are low gain models and a clean channel to cover quite a lot of different sounds.
#3
Roland Cubes are godly for beginning and intermediate players, I say go for it.
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#4
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Roland Cubes are godly for beginning and intermediate players, I say go for it.


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#5
I think Cubes are fine for beginners only. By the intermediate stage (at least the way I define it) a player should be developing a more sophisticated ear for tone. Alright for a bedroom amp, but I wouldn't want to use it in a jam session.
#6
how much metal? if you're mainly a hard rock/metal player the cube is great, but if you're only an occasional metal player the vox valvetronix is probably better.
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#7
Quote by Dave_Mc
how much metal? if you're mainly a hard rock/metal player the cube is great, but if you're only an occasional metal player the vox valvetronix is probably better.



+1 for the valvetronix

Edit: But if possible, try playing both a good bit before you decide. You should always play one before buying it.
#8
Try the new Valvetronix XL. They can do pretty much everything. Plus the 30watt version comes with a 12" speaker unlike the cube's 10". I don't think I really matters at your current level but it's definitely a plus.
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#9
Roland CUBES ( I've played the 60 - own a Roland 50-watt DAC amp and now looking at a CUBE 100 right now) have been used professionally for years by loads of bands - I gigged with one many times). They have LOUD AS HELL CLEANS like the Jazz Chorus - can get dirty too - and take pedals INCLUDING MULTI-EFFECTS extremely well. My DAC 50 has built-in LUSH ROLAND Chorus, Long Delay, short delay, flanger, etc and 2 volumes and gain along with a full EQ section + Presence. Awesome 80's amp and LOUD AS HELL too. Roland CLEANS are known and sought after by a lot of Jazz musicians and a superb clean is what Multi-effect pedals like (and most single effects work great too with 'em - clean signal and let the pedal do what it's supposed to do).

My DAC has 4 - 8" transducers that produce a wall of sound. The Cube 100 (another 80's version BEFORE MODELING was used) has a 12" speaker.
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