Roland CUBE-40GX 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp Black 888365151212

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Building on the top-level tone and rock-solid reliability that's made the CUBE name famous, the all-new CUBE-GX series turns up the heat with even more versatile operation and connectivity for Apple's... Click To Read More About This Product

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Building on the top-level tone and rock-solid reliability that's made the CUBE name famous, the all-new CUBE-GX series turns up the heat with even more versatile operation and connectivity for Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. With 40 watts of power and a custom-designed 10-inch speaker, the compact CUBE-40GX is the ultimate go-everywhere amp for gigs, recording and practice at home. 11 COSM amp types and three independent channels-including a fully programmable SOLO channel-provide sounds for playing any style, with remote control of channel switching, effects, and more via the optional GA-FC Foot Controller. i-CUBE LINK takes practice and mobile recording to a new level, providing a built-in audio interface for working with music apps on your favorite iOS devices.

FLEXIBLE COMBO FOR GIGGING, RECORDING, AND PRACTICE
Featuring 40 watts of power, a custom-designed 10-inch speaker, and a slightly larger cabinet than previous designs for even better performance, the CUBE-40GX delivers satisfying, versatile guitar tones with integrated effects. Compact and easy to carry, it provides plenty of volume for everyday playing at small clubs, coffee houses, houses of worship, rehearsals, and beyond. For recording, you can use the CUBE-40GX's RECORDING OUT/PHONES jack to mute the onboard speaker and send studio-quality tones with COSM speaker modeling directly to an audio interface or mixing board. Headphones can be used with this jack as well, perfect for silent practice sessions. Built with legendary CUBE construction standards, the CUBE-40GX is rugged, reliable and ready for the long haul.

COSM AMPS AND THREE INDEPENDENT CHANNELS
The CUBE-40GX is equipped with a wide range of COSM amp types and three independent channels for maximum tonal versatility. The JC CLEAN channel provides the renowned clean tone of Roland's famous JC-120, while the LEAD channel offers ten different amp choices, from blackface clean to Brit overdrive to the original EXTREME amp for massive, high-gain metal riffs. A third SOLO channel is completely programmable, allowing you to store all settings from either the JC CLEAN or LEAD channel, along with EQ and effects.

TOP-QUALITY EFFECTS AND MORE
With three independent, easy-to-use effects sections, the CUBE-40GX gives you a full arsenal of top guitar processing onboard. The EFX section offers five different stompbox-type effects, while the dedicated DELAY section has two different delay types and a TAP button for quickly setting delay times. REVERB is included as well, with your choice of vintage spring emulation or a studio-style plate. The CUBE-40GX also features a chromatic/manual tuner, built right into the amp!

POWERFUL PERFORMANCE CONTROL
The optional GA-FC Foot Controller is the perfect partner for the CUBE-40GX, with six footswitches for selecting amp channels and turning effect sections on/off. It's also equipped with two expression pedal jacks for foot control of input and master volumes. Setup time is lightning fast-the GA-FC requires no AC power adapter, and connects easily via its included stereo 1/4-inch cable. Remote channel switching on the CUBE-40GX is also possible with optional BOSS FS-5U or FS-6 footswitches.

I-CUBE LINK: BUILT-IN INTERFACE FOR IOS DEVICES
Onboard the CUBE-40GX is Roland's innovative i-CUBE LINK interface, which lets you integrate with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using a real guitar amp with great tone. Unlike typical bulky and inconvenient iOS guitar interfaces, i-CUBE LINK connects to your device's audio jack quickly and simply with the included cable, providing two-way communication with your favorite music apps. With i-CUBE LINK, you can play along with music tracks and send studio-quality COSM guitar tones with effects straight into the recording app of your choice. The versatile i-CUBE LINK jack can also be used as a simple stereo input, enabling you to plug in nearly any music player or audio device and play it through the CUBE-40GX.

CUBE JAM APP: POWERFUL, FUN AND FREE!
Available for free from the App Store, the Roland CUBE JAM app turns your iOS device into a fun command center for jamming, recording, and learning. Play back commercial songs and minus-one tracks through the CUBE-40GX via i-CUBE LINK and riff along for hours with the amp's great COSM tones. CUBE JAM also records audio through the i-CUBE LINK connection, letting you capture your jams with a single touch. After recording, you can adjust the volume of your guitar and backing music independently in the app, then export your mix to a 16-bit, 44.1 kHz WAV file. CUBE JAM also includes powerful tools for music practice, including independent speed and pitch adjustment of audio playback, Center Cancel to remove solos and create your own jam tracks, and more.

Features
  • 40 Watts with custom-designed 10-inch speaker
  • Three channels: JC CLEAN, LEAD (with 10 different COSM amp types), and SOLO
  • SOLO channel is fully programmable, allowing you to save and recall amp type plus EQ and effects settings
  • Three independent effects sections: EFX (five types), DELAY with tap tempo, and REVERB
  • Hands-free channel switching, effects on/off, and more via GA-FC Foot Controller (sold separately)
  • i-CUBE LINK jack provides simple audio interfacing with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (interface cable included)
  • Free CUBE JAM app for iOS plays songs and minus-one jam tracks, and lets you record the CUBE-40GX's COSM amp tones along with music playback
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RolandCUBE-40GX 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.7

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (26)
  • Portable (26)
  • Excellent sound (22)
  • Good power output (19)
  • Warm / comfy (19)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (19)
  • Amateur recording (14)
  • Performances (13)
  • Outdoor events / games (9)
  • Professional recording (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (23), Novice (3), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very pleased

I was a bit concerned the Cube 40gx would be too lightweight to sound good at small gigs (I had only heard a Cube 80 in a live gig before), but the Cube...Read complete review

I was a bit concerned the Cube 40gx would be too lightweight to sound good at small gigs (I had only heard a Cube 80 in a live gig before), but the Cube 40 with it's 10in speaker is one of the best sounding solid state amps I've ever heard. It is head and shoulders above the Vox line of small solid state amps (I have one of those and it is just not comparable). It is so much lighter than other amps in this range (like Line 6). It's very light in weight, and combing that with good volume and tone, that's the primary asset ... portability and really good sound. On the clean settings it has lots of headroom ... it stays clean at healthy volume. The amp models are very good too.

I've very pleased.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good for what it is.

Solid State amps are like digital cameras now. Way more features than you will ever use most of which do not really add any significant value. When was the last time you used the...Read complete review

Solid State amps are like digital cameras now. Way more features than you will ever use most of which do not really add any significant value. When was the last time you used the sepia setting on your digital camera?

Does the twin reverb choice really duplicate the twin tube sound? Well, not really. But who cares. The amp is cheap and I got it with a rebate. The JC clean sound coupled with the price and weight is the real reason to buy the amp. If you want to get the sound of a Vox, buy a Vox. The EFX channel works nicely by the way and the reverb is OK although it doesn't sound like my Princeton Reverb.

Would I buy the amp again? Yes. But do not fool yourself into thinking you are getting the sound of $5000 worth of amps for this price. You will look for 2-3 setting you like and that will be that.

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3.0

Good for what it is.

By John

from Vero Beach, FL

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Roland CUBE-40GX 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

    Solid State amps are like digital cameras now. Way more features than you will ever use most of which do not really add any significant value. When was the last time you used the sepia setting on your digital camera?

    Does the twin reverb choice really duplicate the twin tube sound? Well, not really. But who cares. The amp is cheap and I got it with a rebate. The JC clean sound coupled with the price and weight is the real reason to buy the amp. If you want to get the sound of a Vox, buy a Vox. The EFX channel works nicely by the way and the reverb is OK although it doesn't sound like my Princeton Reverb.

    Would I buy the amp again? Yes. But do not fool yourself into thinking you are getting the sound of $5000 worth of amps for this price. You will look for 2-3 setting you like and that will be that.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would recommend this product to my friends

    By Smitty

    from Laplace, La

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Roland CUBE-40GX 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

      I wanted to put this amp through it's paces before I commented, it is everything, and more, than I expected ! I also purchased the GA-FC pedal, a must buy if you plan to use it on stage.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Just what I needed at a good price.

      By Mr.Paul.Brown

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Roland CUBE-40GX 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

          I had checked a lot of reviews first & tried a number of amps. For my level of playing I decided tube amps were not for me. I definitely won't be using all the tones and effects, but there's enough built in that I don't need to add any pedals.

          I made my decision, emailed my regular GC sales guy with a request to price match, and got that along with a $40 rebate from Roland as well.

          The rebate offer may indicate that there's a newer model out soon, but this covers all my bases, so now it's up to me to get better.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The cube 40

          By jeronymo

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Roland CUBE-40GX 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

          It's a great amp for gigging or just for practicing .

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect for its simplicity

          By Stenerud

          from Boston area, MA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Roland CUBE-40GX 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

            I have an amp with all the pedals, but I wanted something really simple that would give me a diversity of sounds for small, coffeehouse gigs without the hassle of pedals or a difficult setup. This amp really meets the need. I love the clean JC 120 sound, but the other tones are quite nice as well. The 40 watts had much more sound/volume than I expected. I am really thrilled with this amp.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome!!

            By Lhbill

            from Bridgeport, Ct

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Roland CUBE-40GX 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

              This is an incredible little amp!! Powerful sound, and great built in effects.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great value for the price

              By Sebabes

              from Ohio

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Roland CUBE-40GX 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

                Go for it

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                No better practice amp at any price

                By Jason

                from undisclosed

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Good Warmth
                • Portable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Roland CUBE-40GX 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

                  I've played guitar for nearly 40 years, and while I don't make my living at it, I have learned a fair bit about sound and what makes for good sound. It's got a lot of depth of tone and richness to it. It does a very good emulation of a Roland Jazz Chorus, but can turn around and rock the roof off. It has a multitude of settings and adjustments that give it a lot of versatility.

                  I'm personally fond of the JC clean setting with some reverb and a touch of delay for deliciously liquid jazz sounds, and the British Combo and Tweed settings for blues.

                  Well modeled effects give this little amp even more versatility. the controls are a little bit limiting, but to do it any other way would make the controls more complicated and hard to use so it's a tradeoff I accept.

                  Did I mention this little amp is LOUD ... Great presence and tone all the way through the volume band.

                  You could pay 3X as much and not get anywhere near as much amp.

                   
                  5.0

                  What's not to like!

                  By Rockerduck

                  from Marietta, GA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Good Warmth
                  • Portable
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Roland CUBE-40GX 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

                    Loud and all the effects you need, and , takes pedals good. 19lbs and good for the back.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great amp

                    By Pops

                    from Atlanta, GA

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Big Sound
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Good Warmth
                    • Great Effects
                    • Many Usable Features
                    • Portable
                    • Powerful
                    • Well built

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Headphone Jack
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Play To Backing Tracks

                    Comments about Roland CUBE-40GX 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

                    I would say I am probably a little more than a novice player and love to play my Ernie Ball Music Man Axis guitar to backing tracks. It is fantastic therapy for me. I use this amp to shred to backing tracks every night and can get the sounds and effects that I need for the rock music that I play. I have also been migrating to more "mobile" types of gear which this helps fill the bill perfectly. Won't break you back carrying it around the house or to a gig. Plus it really has a big rich sound to it. So far I've bought several Roland products and have been extremely impressed with sound, durability and quality. I am so impressed that I might even go for the 80-GX.

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