#1
ok so listening to your advices i bought myself a small practice amp Roland Micro Cube. First to say i have a cort evl k-4 and would like some advices or a link etc. for me to make adjustments. i found the clean channel very successfull with some reverb added it was really really good. distortion channel was also good but i guess i wasnt hard enough? what should i expect from that distortion channel? and also the brit combo and classical stack were not bad but i would like to get an AC DC sound from one of those. if you can help me i would really be happy
#2
angus young doesnt use as much gain as most people think, he only puts the gain on 3 or 4 n has it really loud
#4
Quote by Luke.Zeppelin
angus young doesnt use as much gain as most people think, he only puts the gain on 3 or 4 n has it really loud

he doesn't use master volume amps most of the time so i wonder how he 'puts the gain
on 3 or 4'...

the reason he has it really loud is because it's a tube amp, so cranking a microcube wont get an ac dc sound

ts, i'd try classic stack with the gain quite low.
#5
Quote by The red Strat.
he doesn't use master volume amps most of the time so i wonder how he 'puts the gain
on 3 or 4'...

the reason he has it really loud is because it's a tube amp, so cranking a microcube wont get an ac dc sound

ts, i'd try classic stack with the gain quite low.

+1 Classic stack with the gain quite low, boosted mids and treble with a fair bit, but not too much bass. That's probably going to be the closest you'll get.
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#6
and not only ac dc i would also like to know how can i get some heavier metal bands... should i be able to get something like children of bodom ( dont think so ) not the exact tone but something similar... how heavy it should go? what is the heaviest stuff i can play with it since im a mostly metal player. clean is good tho.
#7
as far as the amp will take u try it out, not far enough save for a distortion pedal
#8
Quote by Yngwi3
+1 Classic stack with the gain quite low, boosted mids and treble with a fair bit, but not too much bass. That's probably going to be the closest you'll get.


Remember the Microcube only has a single-band EQ. It's pretty useless for anything distorted.

TS: You just have to experiment. That little amp doesn't have too many options for you to figure out in a few hours.
#9
This might be useful :
http://www.rolandmusik.de/ftp/pub/downloads/sounds-der-helden/SDH-MicroCube.pdf

(It's german, but Gain 12 in german does also mean put gain on 12 in English; oddly enough)

If you cant be bothered to open a PDF, they say the Angus Young setting is :
Angus Young; AC/DC; Highway To Hell; Tone :14,5; EFX : x, Del/Rev :x; Classic Stack; Gain : 14; ( Volume :10)

X means nothing.

(The numbers are to be seen as :
10 = 10.00 Hour
15,5 = 15.30 Hour)
#10
if you're on your own, scoop the mids a bit on the R-Fier setting. It'll make it sound a little more brootalz.

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#11
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if you're on your own, scoop the mids a bit on the R-Fier setting. It'll make it sound a little more brootalz.

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that's filled with fail for two reasons ,
- it only has a tone knob.
- scooped mids do NOT sound brootal, but crappy.


#12
Quote by The red Strat.
that's filled with fail for two reasons ,
- it only has a tone knob.
- scooped mids do NOT sound brootal, but crappy.




I thought a microcube had a 3 band EQ?

And secondly, I know it's not good in a band setting but they can sound ok for practising on your own. Especially since the TS is playing on a digital amp.
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#13
The Microcube only has a tone knob, the 30 has 3 bands (not sure about 20, 60 has 4 bands I believe (presence)).
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#15
so whatever its not a bad amp ill try to do my best thanks. and i should ask this to you. since its a digital amp how will a distortion pedal effect its sound? in a good way or a bad way? is it worth buying one on this amp??
#17
I have the 20 for the room and it has 3 bands.

Cubes IMO are mainly practice amps and you will not be able to get a lot of tones out of it, which doesn't matter cause your practicing.
#18
but is my choice good for this range? i could have bought a 15 watt ibanez amp and a pedal instead. really did I do the right thing?
#19
Yes, the Ibanez you're talking about is probably the Tone Blaster, and it is terrible. The Microcube is regarded as in the top 2 for it's price range.
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#20
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and not only ac dc i would also like to know how can i get some heavier metal bands... should i be able to get something like children of bodom ( dont think so ) not the exact tone but something similar... how heavy it should go? what is the heaviest stuff i can play with it since im a mostly metal player. clean is good tho.


youre the one with the amp mate

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#21
ok one more question. how should i use my pickup switch and tone knob on my guitar this is important cos changes the sound a lot.?
#22
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ok one more question. how should i use my pickup switch and tone knob on my guitar this is important cos changes the sound a lot.?


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#24
After like 17th fret although i am on full gain when i hammer on a fret with no picking i get like no sound. i press the 24th fret like tapping but no sound ... on full gain so? is this normal? how should i be able to play a solo
#25
It's all technique brother. You should be able to play a solo with and without distortion and sound mostly the same.
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#27
I doubt it. maybe adjust the tone toward treble a bit. That'd be my only guess.
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#28
it has a tone knob i put it in high and opened the tone knob and full gain r-fier. when i just simply tap on the 24th fret i get no sounds... maybe the volume is too low but i cant open more at home
#29
That's weird, i'm quite sure is your technique. I have a microcube and even with my ****ty "no name guitar that cost less than 100$", i can tap the 24th fret with no problem with or without distortion.
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