Price paid: A$ 200
Sound — 8
Right now I'm just using cheaper guitars. At the moment I'm playing a cheap knock off strat at the moment, but the amp still makes it sound good. It has a pretty good clean tone to it, but I have found that the clean channel tends to break up at higher volumes. The distortion settings are really good. I find myself using Metal Stack the most, it has a really bright distortion to it. Really good for hard rock or metal songs. I've found that Distortion and Overdrive on this are best used if you just need a more controlled distortion or more of a fuzz-tone. I play mostly a combination of rock, grunge, punk and metal riffs through it and it sounds great. It can also go surprisingly loud for a 15-watt amp. I also run a DigiTech RP200A through the clean channel and it still sounds great. No problems with the sound.
Overall Impression — 8
I don't think the style of music you play really makes a difference with this amp as it can handle both distortion and clean tones quite well. I admittedly did buy this on a whim and didn't really get a lot of info on it before buying, mostly because it was on a clearance sale and I desparately needed a new amp. Before this I was using a poor quality Gorilla amp that wasn't really designed for the style of music I wanted to play through it. But the Roland made up for it and is great as a practice amp. If it were stolen or lost, I'd probably replace it, or even look at getting the model up from it. Overall, I'd say it is an extremely versatile practice amp with a great sound. I'd recommend it primarily to beginners, but it should still satisfy veteran guitarists Who are just looking for a small cheap alternative to practice on. Although I believe that it can still be gigged with, it just doesn't really have the firepower that a larger amp does. So yes, in closing, if you're looking for a good quality practice amp but are a little tight on cash, then the Cube-15 is the way to go.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I've had this amp for about two-years now, and I've never had any problems with it. I do take good care of it though, but it's still a very sturdy and reliable little amp. I haven't gigged with it, however it could be used as a backup depending on the venue. I would only gig with it in smaller clubs/ bars, and it would probably have to be miked through the PA, but for smaller showers I think it's still capable.
Features — 9
When I first bought the amp, I wasn't expecting much in the features department considering how cheap it was. But I was surprised. It has two-channels. The second channel has four-settings in it: Overdrive, Distortion, Metal and Metal Stack. All of which are good for a variety of sounds. It also comes with an Aux Input and an input for headphones/ recording. For it's size, it is extremely good and versatile.