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Roland MicroCube and Cube 15....

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by somedude, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. somedude

    somedude Member

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    I'm thinking of either the Roland Cube 15 or the MicroCube as a practice amp....I'm looking for opinions on which of the two would do a better job as a personal practice amp.
     
  2. OOG

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    micro
    i can't believe how much i love mine
    first non tube amp i've ever bonded with

    brought a Cube 60 home this weekend and so far i'm not impressed
     
  3. somedude

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    That's good to hear (about the Micro that is).

    Honestly, I'm leaning towards the Micro myself (battery powered and onboard FX being a large reason)....I'm just checking to make sure I haven't overlooked the Cube 15 first.






    Seems I put this in the wrong forum by mistake....maybe one of the mods'll move it to amps for me.....
     
  4. AbstractLunatic

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    My Micro has been serving me well for over a year. The tones are very acceptable for practice. The effects don't suck. In general, it's not half-bad. And I WOULD buy another if mine broke or was stolen.

    FYI - The Brit-combo with the gain past 1:00 and with slight tremolo sounds freaking awesome when the batteries are running dry...:D

    And you can run line-out into an amp if you just want the effects and/or modeling... so this forum works too :dude
     
  5. khudson

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    Another +1 of the Micro. I take this with me on vacations and it is great. Decent tone at a decent volume level, plus the ease of transporting it. I definitely think it is worth the $125.
     
  6. jordanL

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    Another vote for the microcube. As long as your expectations are realistic its an amazing little amp.
    With the twist of a few knobs it can produce an acceptable tone for most styles. I'm an apartment dweller and love that I can just plug in a cord and be ready to go. And it has decent battery life as well.
     
  7. JoeYello

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    The MicroCube is alot of fun. YOu can get any type of tone out of it at moderate room volume. You can have a nice jazz tone and then get a Vox edgey tone, to Marshall and Boogie. Bring it outside and jam on the patio. It's great for what it is. I use mine everyday.
     
  8. OOG

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    suprise
    i'm keeping the 60
    great pedal amp with excellent clean sounds
    ('course, i do have some nice pedals)
     
  9. ottobahn

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    I bought two MicroCubes for my son and myself. Great little amp for what it is.

    The bonus is that it can be outputted to the input of a bigger amp for the effects.;)
     
  10. No Code 5

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    the microcube is cool. I found my favorite feature was the line in and headphones... it is a great tool to help in learning material, or if you want to jam along with some songs. Direct off a CD player into the amp and it balances well with the instrument volume.

    good value for sure.

    I really like my Vox AD15VT as well. About $140 and I think its tones are better than the micro cube... it isn't battery powered, but it is a nice practice amp option as well.
     
  11. somedude

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    Thanks for the opinions guys....I picked one up this afternoon along with a CE-2....


    I like every model except the R-Fier; it's too over-the-top. The gain is buzzy and becomes useless much past 12:00, and there's a harsh high end I can't dial out.

    The odd thing is....my main amp is a Rectifier.....

    ...wierd.


    :)
     
  12. jim dandy

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    I remember trying out the MicroCube and it was a really cool practice amp. Plus, the NAMM video for the MicroCube was cool. The Roland rep was spinning around with the MicroCube strapped onto him for a fake Leslie effect for the camera. :cool:

    I have the Cube 60, and I like the R-Fier model the least too. The presence knob on the Cube 60 tames it a bit, but it dulls the JC-120 channel due to the shared EQ.
     
  13. A440

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    the microcube is very cool and the battery power is a plus. I also want to try out the new little fender with the built in drum sounds/midi. I've also tried the little vox modelers and they're cool too(I liked the 30's bigger speaker better than the 15).

    so many options, but the battery power does sound cool. I want something for low level apt/condo playing so I don't have to plug in my pedalboard.
     
  14. RobertMiller

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    I think I'm gonna go with the fender gdec over the microcube. Both good practice amps. The microcube probably wins from a pure sound standpoint, but the gdec just offer so many other options that it is hard to pass up (metronome, drum loops, sampler, tuner, input for the old ipod, etc.).
     

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