Roland Micro Cube Combo Amp  

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The Roland Micro Cube Battery Powered Amp with COSM and Effects gives guitarists a genuine Roland Cube amp in an ultracompact 7-pound package. And when you're doing live gigs, you'll love that it runs... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Roland Micro Cube Battery Powered Amp with COSM and Effects gives guitarists a genuine Roland Cube amp in an ultracompact 7-pound package. And when you're doing live gigs, you'll love that it runs on batteries. Despite its tiny proportions, the MicroCube packs a big punch and comes with 6 DSP effects, 7 COSM amp models, and a new Digital Tuning Fork—giving guitarists everything they need for killer tone on the go.

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Features
  • Ultracompact portable DSP guitar amp with 5" speaker
  • 7 COSM guitar amp models including JC-120 and a special mic preamp model
  • 6 DSP effects: chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo, and separate delay/reverb
  • New Digital Tuning Fork with support for flat tunings up to 2 semitones
  • Recording/headphones output and stereo auxiliary input for CD players, etc.
Specifications
  • Weight: 7 lbs. 5 oz. without batteries and adapter
  • 9-5/8"W x 8-15/16H x 6-9/16"D
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RolandMicro Cube Combo Amp
 
4.9

(based on 68 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Huge Sound in a Compact Box!

After extensively demoing the Micro Cube's big brothers, the Cube 30X and Cube 60, I just had to have an amp from this fine line of products. Since I desired a practice amp...Read complete review

After extensively demoing the Micro Cube's big brothers, the Cube 30X and Cube 60, I just had to have an amp from this fine line of products. Since I desired a practice amp that could run either on batteries or AC power, I chose the Roland Micro Cube. Inside of this small and extremely rugged 10x9x7" box lives a HUGE sound! Although this amp is rated at 2 watts, its 5" speaker sounds much louder! The COSM amp models are phenomenal; giving great representations of the Boss AC-3, Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus, Fender Twin Reverb, Vox AC-30TB, Marshall JMP1987, MESA/Boogie Rectifier, and a microphone PA amp. Gain, volume, and tone are adjustable on those for dialing in the right sound. The built-in DSP effects are decent, my favorites being the chorus and reverb. Two effects may be chosen simultaneously, if desired: chorus, flanger, phaser, or tremolo on one knob; plus delay or reverb on an independent knob. For a fuller sound, use the 1/4" record out jack to turn off the built-in speaker and send the signal to your headphones, computer, or larger guitar amp. I've done this with a 450-watt SWR combo amp with extension cab, and it blew me away! My only complaint is that the Micro Cube's output signal is mono only, giving less depth to the DSP effects. Rounding out the highlights, the Roland Micro Cube has a convenient tuning fork in case you misplace your normal tuner. Auxiliary inputs in the form of a 1/4" jack and a 1/8" miniplug jack are present, making it easy to jam along with a CD/mp3 player or another instrument. A regular guitar strap, allowing the user to wear it and wander about with their guitar while jamming, can also replace the included carrying handle. The Roland Micro Cube is an excellent product, giving lots of bang for the buck. I highly recommend this product, as it's one of the best purchases I've ever made!

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not that bad,

i have had this amp for about three months now, and have used it at least two hours a day. first of all, all modeling amps will do a poor job at many...Read complete review

i have had this amp for about three months now, and have used it at least two hours a day. first of all, all modeling amps will do a poor job at many sounds. analog *will* sound better. bearing that in mind, this does a decent job with some aspects of your sound. A: it does rather well in the mid register. it sounds fairly warm and satisfying in the middle frequencies. B:it does okay in the high frequencies. if you try to go too high with out adjusting the tone and amp model, you will get a nasty shriek. C:i does POOR with the low frequencies. try playing open E and A, and you will get a horrible shuddering sound that is obviously the amp failing at its job. you will NOT be satisfied with the lows, period. the first FX knob is okay. it does flanger, phaser, tremelo, and chorus, and only chorus is anything you could stand for more then a minute. the second FX knob has reverb and delay on it. they are pretty good, actually. the clean amp models are pretty good, "acoustic" is actually a very good modeling of a acoustic guitar. the dirty amp models are nothing to sneeze at either, with "classic" (marshall stack) or "rectifier" (Mesa boogie triprec) being both nice sounding, although they do NOT have the dynamics of the real things- but what did you expect? it can run for about a day off six AA batteries, which is no less then magical. this is especially nice, because it has a "mic" channel that does a good job, and you can line in a CD player in lieu of a boombox (it sounds NICE) you don't need the tuning fork. and finally, it is indestructable; as in, you could beat a bear to death with it, and then play a song about your victory with it. that kind of tough. all in all, i DO recommend this amp for beginners; it will not be money wasted. perhaps installing a superior speaker would fix the bass problems.

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(107 of 120 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SOMETHING THIS SMALL???

By benleeiscool

from Undisclosed

Comments about Roland Micro Cube Combo Amp:

This thing is AMAZING! I've had this amp for exactly 14 months and it is WONDERFUL. At first, I saw that there were many effects for a real small amp, so I'd figure that the quality was off. Man, this thing is loud, GREAT in quality, and AWESOME for practicing! This may not be superloud for a band practice or gigs, but it can still work (amazingly). I've had this for 14 months and it's STILL in great quality of sound, and I use this thing DAILY. I love this amp, I just wanna thank Roland so much!!!!

(54 of 57 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great tone in a Micro sized package :-D

By Dan

from Las Vegas

Comments about Roland Micro Cube Combo Amp:

I bought this amp as something to play at home and not blow the windows out. I wanted a portable amp that could run on batteries for camping and had a decent tone. I did a side by side comparison of this amp and the Vox DA5. The Micro Cube won, but not by much. The DA5 is also a little louder, but the sound quality of the Micro Cube is far superior to the Vox. The Micro Cube is great if you like to take your guitar with you for camping/BBQs or want to play in a noise restricted area like an apartment. If you are looking for an amp to play live with, then this is not the amp you want. If you want to enjoy full sound and a great selection of effects without waking up the neighbors, this is the amp you have been looking for! I would recommend one to anyone that is looking for a good practice amp or someone that wants to learn to play.

(50 of 53 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Huge Sound in a Compact Box!

By Dulcimerist

from Billings, MT

Comments about Roland Micro Cube Combo Amp:

After extensively demoing the Micro Cube's big brothers, the Cube 30X and Cube 60, I just had to have an amp from this fine line of products. Since I desired a practice amp that could run either on batteries or AC power, I chose the Roland Micro Cube. Inside of this small and extremely rugged 10x9x7" box lives a HUGE sound! Although this amp is rated at 2 watts, its 5" speaker sounds much louder! The COSM amp models are phenomenal; giving great representations of the Boss AC-3, Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus, Fender Twin Reverb, Vox AC-30TB, Marshall JMP1987, MESA/Boogie Rectifier, and a microphone PA amp. Gain, volume, and tone are adjustable on those for dialing in the right sound. The built-in DSP effects are decent, my favorites being the chorus and reverb. Two effects may be chosen simultaneously, if desired: chorus, flanger, phaser, or tremolo on one knob; plus delay or reverb on an independent knob. For a fuller sound, use the 1/4" record out jack to turn off the built-in speaker and send the signal to your headphones, computer, or larger guitar amp. I've done this with a 450-watt SWR combo amp with extension cab, and it blew me away! My only complaint is that the Micro Cube's output signal is mono only, giving less depth to the DSP effects. Rounding out the highlights, the Roland Micro Cube has a convenient tuning fork in case you misplace your normal tuner. Auxiliary inputs in the form of a 1/4" jack and a 1/8" miniplug jack are present, making it easy to jam along with a CD/mp3 player or another instrument. A regular guitar strap, allowing the user to wear it and wander about with their guitar while jamming, can also replace the included carrying handle. The Roland Micro Cube is an excellent product, giving lots of bang for the buck. I highly recommend this product, as it's one of the best purchases I've ever made!

(33 of 39 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best little amp on this planet

By Antonio

from California

Comments about Roland Micro Cube Combo Amp:

I play flamenco guitar. This amp is the only one I have ever used that produced the true sound of my guitar. I use it on the ACOUSTIC setting with the reverb all the way up. I am in heaven when I hear the sound it makes. I use it with batteries and after two weeks of playing on the weekend gigs, the batteries are still going strong. I do not use a microphone. Instead, I use the Matrix guitar tuner pickup, model MPU-1, with the suction cup attachement. It cost about $11.00. I just stick it on the rear lower portion of the guitar and it works better than any mic I have used. This combination can not be beat for sound, portability, and price. This thing is built like a brick. It is loud for 2 watts. Sounds like my 30 watt unit when I play it at the dance studio for flamenco dancers. I am really thrilled with this amp.

(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best things... come in small packages

By flyingscot

from Austin, TX

Comments about Roland Micro Cube Combo Amp:

I bought the Microcube from GC in Austin TX in June of 2009. I purchased it for use during a summer trip where space and weight would be an issue. I've played much bigger amps (who hasn't) and I've played better amps (who hasn't). But the microcube is a marvelous and a very serious instrument that completely dominates in it's own musical niche. Obviously with its small size, weight and option to run off of 6 AA sized batteries it turns your favorite electric guitar into a campfire side companion that can rival acoustic guitars in both volume and portability. The integrated effects perform well and give you a tool-kit of effects that can cover most musical styles. The instrument is quite stout and can put up with a fair amount of travel. The sound from this little box can go from clear bell like cleans to copious amounts of distortion. I've had a great time playing through this little gem. I'd readily purchase this again if anything happened to mine.

(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A good personal amp

By Don Nucci

from Alexandria, VA

Comments about Roland Micro Cube Combo Amp:

The roland micro cube is an amazingly pumped up amp for its size. The settings it features are "Acoustic, JC Clean, Black Panel, Brit Combo, Classic, Rfier, and Mic" Its features many effects "Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo, Delay, and reverb." The true benefit of getting this amp is its portability, using 6 AA batteries it can be taken almost anywhere. Even though it has only 2watts it packs a punch. The only problem is that if u want to get serious about playing in a band you will definately need a larger amp.

(11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

not that bad,

By dave

from new york

Comments about Roland Micro Cube Combo Amp:

i have had this amp for about three months now, and have used it at least two hours a day. first of all, all modeling amps will do a poor job at many sounds. analog *will* sound better. bearing that in mind, this does a decent job with some aspects of your sound. A: it does rather well in the mid register. it sounds fairly warm and satisfying in the middle frequencies. B:it does okay in the high frequencies. if you try to go too high with out adjusting the tone and amp model, you will get a nasty shriek. C:i does POOR with the low frequencies. try playing open E and A, and you will get a horrible shuddering sound that is obviously the amp failing at its job. you will NOT be satisfied with the lows, period. the first FX knob is okay. it does flanger, phaser, tremelo, and chorus, and only chorus is anything you could stand for more then a minute. the second FX knob has reverb and delay on it. they are pretty good, actually. the clean amp models are pretty good, "acoustic" is actually a very good modeling of a acoustic guitar. the dirty amp models are nothing to sneeze at either, with "classic" (marshall stack) or "rectifier" (Mesa boogie triprec) being both nice sounding, although they do NOT have the dynamics of the real things- but what did you expect? it can run for about a day off six AA batteries, which is no less then magical. this is especially nice, because it has a "mic" channel that does a good job, and you can line in a CD player in lieu of a boombox (it sounds NICE) you don't need the tuning fork. and finally, it is indestructable; as in, you could beat a bear to death with it, and then play a song about your victory with it. that kind of tough. all in all, i DO recommend this amp for beginners; it will not be money wasted. perhaps installing a superior speaker would fix the bass problems.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Some Minor Issues

By BudgieFan

from austin tejas

Comments about Roland Micro Cube Combo Amp:

I have had this amp about 2 years. Overall it is great, but to set your expectations here are some issues (many people may consider trivial). JACK NUTS - no that is not my bands name! The retainer nuts for the plastic 1/4 phone jacks on my amp broke within the first year and without much abuse. They simply cracked on the side and then fell off. The rear jacks are not affected by the loss of their nuts, but the upper instrument input jack *flexes* ALOT with the nut. You can't get replacements from HomeDepot or a regular electronics parts house - go to your guitar shop, take the amp (b/c there are at least 2 diff sizes of the nuts) and get some spares (for $1 each). POWER/LOUDNESS - at very moderate levels the sounds are greate, but trying to get anything close to loud from this amp is futile. I looked inside and there is not even a "normal" power transitor visible on the circuit board! So its really a headphone amp with a speaker! You need to connect to a pa or other guitar amp from the headphone out. PA LEVEL-The PA is only useful in a crunch with a small and behaved crowd (like PTA night). If you need a portable PA, a megaphone would be a better deal! INPUT LEVEL-the volumn from from a cd/mp3 player has No gain and is dependent on the level of the source. Also, no effects are active on the line input (as is common).

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent for recording

By Les Paul guy

from Concord, NH

Comments about Roland Micro Cube Combo Amp:

I purchased this little wonder yesterday. In recent years my playing has been limited to my home recording studio. I have a collection of amp modeling units and was pleasantly surprised by the punch this one delivers. Many years ago I had a roland Cube and just loved the sound. I'm happy to say that their reputation remains intact. I find that, splitting my signal to this unit plus one of my other modeling units and going direct into the mixing board results in some authentic vintage sounds. I chose this unit over a Fender Champ,small Marshall or Vox alternative. You should check it out as well.

(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great practice amp!!!

By satchvai94

from sac, CA

Comments about Roland Micro Cube Combo Amp:

The roland micro cube combo amp is a great amp for a bedroom player or for practice. the sound is amazing for a little 2 watt amp. It is very portable and simple to use. If you play at home alot and you also travel and play, than I suggest useing this micro cube for travel, and maybe a bigger amp for at home. This is a great little amp!!!!

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