ya...you might want to also try the vox ad-5 and compare it to the microcube.
no more vox vs cube threads pleaseeeeeeeeeeee
It's a solid beginner setup.
I have an AL-2000 (mine is the Black w/Gold) and have played thru the Microcube (Don't own one but do have 2 other ROLANDS I love) It's gonna sound great. You'll like the AL-2000 too - mine is my main squeeze lately - although I did just get another RONDO - an SX SST57 Powder Blue Strat that's growin' on me... mine are both STOCK and they play like "BUTTA".