#1
I am looking for a new bedroom amp. My friend has a Roland Cube and is very satisfied with it. It caught my eye because it has lots of effects and metal settings. I will mainly be using it for metal and Guns N' Roses kind of stuff. This is the one I checked out:

Roland Cube 20X

I am curious as to anyone's past experiences with this amp, pros and cons, if it would work for me, or if I should get something else. Also, can anyone tell me more about the Power Squeezer (how it works, what it does to the sound). Any input helps.
#2
It's a really good small and versatile amp, that's all I can tell you.
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#3
The power squeezer function helps to get a fuller sound when your playing at low volumes. Basically it makes your tone sound just as good as it does when its at a louder volume i.e it gives you the same sustain and gain.
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#4
get the 30, or if you can't stretch to it, get the microcube. the 15x and 20x don't have the amp models, which is pretty much the sole reason why the cube is so recommended.
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The power squeezer function helps to get a fuller sound when your playing at low volumes. Basically it makes your tone sound just as good as it does when its at a louder volume i.e it gives you the same sustain and gain.


That's awesome. Hows the Vox AD30VT (since you have the 50)?
#6
Yeah, listen to Dave_MC, the 15 and 20 aren't good. If you can't get enough money for the 30, just get the microcube, because the 15 and 20 don't have the COSM modelling in them, which makes it a good amp. So, for the cube's reputation.... the 15 and 20 watters just don't live up to it. Just save up for a 30, or just get the microcube.
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^ i guess you might as well try the vox too, but i preferred the cube for metal. There's a new high gain vox valvetronix modeller out too (XL, i think), would be worth a try, but i haven't tried it.

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Yeah, listen to Dave_MC, the 15 and 20 aren't good. If you can't get enough money for the 30, just get the microcube, because the 15 and 20 don't have the COSM modelling in them, which makes it a good amp. So, for the cube's reputation.... the 15 and 20 watters just don't live up to it. Just save up for a 30, or just get the microcube.


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#9
I would say the micro cube, the 30x and the 60 are the better cubes. I liked the 60 best of all.
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^ i guess you might as well try the vox too, but i preferred the cube for metal. There's a new high gain vox valvetronix modeller out too (XL, i think), would be worth a try, but i haven't tried it.




i heard the XL's were terrible. i think he would be better off with the Vox, it's more suitable for the stuff he wants to play.
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#11
The Microcube is excellent as a bedroom amp and for recording stuff. The only downside is the one channel it only has, so switching from clean to lead in a middle of a song, can be very uncomfortable.
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i heard the XL's were terrible. i think he would be better off with the Vox, it's more suitable for the stuff he wants to play.


i've heard a variety of things... i'd need to try one to be honest.
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#13
ht ecube 15x and 20x are good amps the power squeezer reduces the power to 2 watts so you can crank up the volume,20x does have cosm and the amp is good for matal blues etc read the reviews section for more info
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it doesn't have anywhere near the number of amp models as the 30.
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#16
Yesterday I ordered the 20x and it's currently sat behind me at work.
So I can't wait to get home and give it a blast.

I read reviews of the amp before I took the plunge and it was a toss up between the Roland and the Vox. There wasn't much between them but decided on the Roland.

I also heard the 20x was better than the 30x with regards to the sound being less muddy and a bit more defined.

And the 20x does have the in-built COSM
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#17
Cube 20x

Frome that link: "TYPE Switch (ACOUSTIC, OVERDRIVE, DISTORTION, METAL, METAL STACK, TUBE DRIVE), "

cube 30x

From that link: TYPE Switch (ACOUSTIC, BLACK PANEL, BRIT COMBO, TWEED, CLASSIC STACK, METAL STACK, R-FIER STACK, DYNA AMP)

i couldn't give a rat's ass if the 20x claims to have COSM. It doesn't have the vast majority of those amp models, which are what makes it a nice amp in the first place. R-Fier stack is the one which most modern metalheads will want for heavier music. Jeez.

P.S. This is not a dig at your amp, and I hope you enjoy it. I'm just sick of people saying that the 20x has amp models when it has, like, one (metal stack). the 30 is clearly superior. overdrive, distortion and metal are stompbox models, as far as i'm aware, and i've tried them on the 15, and they just plain aren't very good.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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And the 20x does have the in-built COSM

hmm... my bad.

Did they just start doing this, or did i just never know?

EDIT: ^ Woot! Go Dave! lol.
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Cube 20x

Frome that link: "TYPE Switch (ACOUSTIC, OVERDRIVE, DISTORTION, METAL, METAL STACK, TUBE DRIVE), "

cube 30x

From that link: TYPE Switch (ACOUSTIC, BLACK PANEL, BRIT COMBO, TWEED, CLASSIC STACK, METAL STACK, R-FIER STACK, DYNA AMP)

i couldn't give a rat's ass if the 20x claims to have COSM. It doesn't have the vast majority of those amp models, which are what makes it a nice amp in the first place. R-Fier stack is the one which most modern metalheads will want for heavier music. Jeez.

P.S. This is not a dig at your amp, and I hope you enjoy it. I'm just sick of people saying that the 20x has amp models when it has, like, one (metal stack). the 30 is clearly superior. overdrive, distortion and metal are stompbox models, as far as i'm aware, and i've tried them on the 15, and they just plain aren't very good.



Ok, listen to this man

I couldn't give a rats ass that you don't give a rats that it has the COSM or not. It wasn't for your information anyway

But yeah I see what your saying it has all the amp models and everything so yeah if you really want them all then go for it. Why not stop at the 30x and get the 60x.
But then why stop there. Go and get an all tube amp and get a pedal board with loads of effects.

Pay your money and take your choice.
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#20
stop being facetious, it's not becoming. i'm not suggesting he blow a large amount of extra cash, i'm suggesting he spend a small amount more to get something which is much better. the cube 30 is only slightly more expensive than the 20. and if you can't afford the 20, you could get the micro which also has the amp models.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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stop being facetious, it's not becoming. i'm not suggesting he blow a large amount of extra cash, i'm suggesting he spend a small amount more to get something which is much better. the cube 30 is only slightly more expensive than the 20. and if you can't afford the 20, you could get the micro which also has the amp models.


Yeah it's a habbit of mine

I was just going from reviews I've heard when people have compared the sound/tone of the cube 20 to the 30. Not just the amount of amp models they both have.

I was in the same situation and after reading lots about each model decided on the cube 20.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#23
I've tried all the cubes at various times and the 60 was the one I bought.