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The Roland 3W 1x5" MICRO CUBE GX combo amp gives you the same tone and versatility that you've come to know and love in the CUBE Series, and puts it in a battery-powered package that you can take anywhere.It features recording/Headphones output and stereo Aux input for MP3/CD players, etc. The MICRO CUBE GX can be powered on batteries (LR6 (AA) typ...  Click To Read More About This Product

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The Roland 3W 1x5" MICRO CUBE GX combo amp gives you the same tone and versatility that you've come to know and love in the CUBE Series, and puts it in a battery-powered package that you can take anywhere.It features recording/Headphones output and stereo Aux input for MP3/CD players, etc. The MICRO CUBE GX can be powered on batteries (LR6 (AA) type x 6) or a supplied AC adapter. It also includes a carrying strap.

Rock for Hours on Batteries
The MICRO CUBE GX features the same ultra-compact footprint, battery-powered operation, and big tone that made the original MICRO CUBE such a massive hit around the globe. With up to 25 hours of playing time using six NiMH AA-size batteries, you can enjoy uninterrupted fun while jamming at home, at the beach, on camping trips, at parties-wherever! Increased power output delivers even better performance than before, and a chromatic tuner is built in, eliminating the need to carry an external tuner when you play.

8 Classic and Modern Amp Models
Filled with Roland's renowned COSM amps, the MICRO CUBE GX provides tones for playing any musical style, from ultra-clean jazz to heavy rock and everything in between. The newly added Extreme amp kicks things up a notch, giving you a massive voice for crushing, in-your-face metal riffs. There's also a MIC setting for using the amp with a vocal microphone. Five different EFX types are available to sweeten your sound, with a new Heavy Octave effect that works great for adding unique, ultra-low power to distorted tones. An independent Delay/Reverb processor is onboard as well, with a newly added spring reverb option for authentic surf and roots-rock sounds.

High-Quality Effects
There's no need to lug around pedals when the MICRO CUBE GX comes with eight DSP effects. All the essentials are included-from chorus and flanging to a phaser and tremolo effect. A separate Delay/Reverb processor lets you dial in anything from slapback and long delays to reverb and more (in addition to using one of the aforementioned modulation effects).

Total Recall
The new Memory function turns the MICRO CUBE GX into a dual-channel amp, greatly increasing its versatility. It couldn't be simpler to use-just dial up the amp tone and effects you want, hold the Memory button for a few seconds, and your settings are saved! After that, you can toggle between the saved setup and the current knob settings with a quick button press. Use it for saving a favorite sound, switching between rhythm and lead tones, or calling up a special sound for a particular song or style.

Features

  • Power: 3W
  • Ultra-compact portable DSP guitar amp with 5-inch speaker
  • Runs on battery or AC power (adapter supplied) and includes carry strap
  • i-CUBE LINK jack provides simple audio interfacing with Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (interface cable included)
  • 8 COSM guitar amp models including JC-120 and a special mic preamp model
  • 8 DSP effects: chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo and separate Delay/Reverb
  • Built-in chromatic tuner
  • Recording/Headphones output and stereo Auxiliary input for CD players, etc.
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RolandMicro Cube GX 3W 1x5 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.4

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Portable (10)
  • Excellent sound (9)
  • Good power output (7)
  • Warm / comfy (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (11)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Performances (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great little amp

Great little dependable amp. Great for travel and practice. Good tone for what it is. Just do not have unrealistic expectations. It is what it is .

Great little dependable amp. Great for travel and practice. Good tone for what it is. Just do not have unrealistic expectations. It is what it is .

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Somewhat disappointed

I had the old Micro Cube 4 years and used it on small gigs with my acoustic guitar. It was great. Saw ad for new Microcube, so I traded in the old model...Read complete review

I had the old Micro Cube 4 years and used it on small gigs with my acoustic guitar. It was great. Saw ad for new Microcube, so I traded in the old model for this new one. It arrived and I noticed it was much lighter in weight than the old model. I loved the on/off switch on the new model. It was on top, not in the back of the unit. In the dimly lit clubs I worked in, I had a hard time finding that little on/off button. I tried to open the battery cover to put in the batteries. You have to push down on two plastic tabs. At first I could not get it opened. When I pried it open, I noticed that the battery cover was thin plastic, not a heavier well made one like on the original. The old cover closed like a door on a Rolls Royce. I noted the printed lettering on the controls was printed very small, much small than the easy to see lettering on the old model. I had to squint to see the lettering on the controls. I was disappointed with the sound as well. Looks like this unit has a bit more power, but the quality of sound was not as good as the old model in my opinion. I returned it and bought the Street Cube by Roland. Roland makes great amps but I think they cut corners to make the newer model less expensive to make. There was nothing wrong with the old model. I will look for another old model soon.

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(23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Somewhat disappointed

By ANTHONY MONTESIONE

from california

Comments about Roland Micro Cube GX 3W 1x5 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

I had the old Micro Cube 4 years and used it on small gigs with my acoustic guitar. It was great. Saw ad for new Microcube, so I traded in the old model for this new one. It arrived and I noticed it was much lighter in weight than the old model. I loved the on/off switch on the new model. It was on top, not in the back of the unit. In the dimly lit clubs I worked in, I had a hard time finding that little on/off button. I tried to open the battery cover to put in the batteries. You have to push down on two plastic tabs. At first I could not get it opened. When I pried it open, I noticed that the battery cover was thin plastic, not a heavier well made one like on the original. The old cover closed like a door on a Rolls Royce. I noted the printed lettering on the controls was printed very small, much small than the easy to see lettering on the old model. I had to squint to see the lettering on the controls. I was disappointed with the sound as well. Looks like this unit has a bit more power, but the quality of sound was not as good as the old model in my opinion. I returned it and bought the Street Cube by Roland. Roland makes great amps but I think they cut corners to make the newer model less expensive to make. There was nothing wrong with the old model. I will look for another old model soon.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great little amp

By J

from RI

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Roland Micro Cube GX 3W 1x5 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

      Great little dependable amp. Great for travel and practice. Good tone for what it is. Just do not have unrealistic expectations. It is what it is .

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A wonder of engineering

      By Soundchaser

      from Egg Harbor Twp., NJ

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Roland Micro Cube GX 3W 1x5 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

        This is one of my most favorite pieces of equipment. Love it for its portability and volume; great for camping, busking, outdoor play. Even useable as a small bass amp for circle jams, at low volume. I also use this as a boombox or a small PA in a pinch. Great cleans, awesome choice of distortions. Batteries last forever.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A great battery powered amplifier :)

        By Rich Nagel

        from Crystal River, FL

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Roland Micro Cube GX 3W 1x5 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

          I recently purchased a Roland Micro Cube GX from Guitar Center, as well as an Audio-Technica ATR-35S lavalier microphone (from elsewhere on the Internet). This combo really sounds nice for the Ocarina, Native American Flute, and Recorder :)

          The amplifier features several audio effects, including reverb and chorus. The reverb really sounds nice for Ocarina/Native American Flute/Recorder playing.

          Several of the effects are distortion and overdrive, which isn't really usable for the above instruments, but it is quite useful for my blues harmonicas (to get that "dirty" blues harmonica sound).

          I also purchased an American DJ F2 Par bag (from elsewhere on the Internet) to tote the amplifier and accessories around in, as well as a set of spare tie clips and foam windscreens for the Audio-Technica ATR-35S lavalier microphone, just to have a few extras on hand.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          So far, so good.

          By DoeWrangler

          from Las Vegas, NV

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Portable

          Cons

          • Moderate sound quality

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Roland Micro Cube GX 3W 1x5 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

          I'm not too good at these reviews, but with little experience I have with amps, I think this one is ok. Maybe I just need to give it some time and learn more about adjusting the sound for Classical guitar. ...
          ... if anyone has suggestions, please reply to my review. I need ideas. Thank you.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great sound from a small amp.

          By Chad

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Roland Micro Cube GX 3W 1x5 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

          The one thing that I wasn't aware of is that it's an 1/8 inch jack out for direct recording. The older model I have was standard 1/4 inch jack out. Other than that, it sounds great for what it's worth.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great to warm up on the road

          By Metaldave

          from San Antonio, TX

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Roland Micro Cube GX 3W 1x5 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

            Great amp to take with you on the road and warm up with

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Quite a versatile l'il amp

            By Piedmont Blue

            from North Carolina

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Excellent Sound
            • Great Range Of Sounds

            Cons

            • Weak
            • With It Had More Volume

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Only Very Small Venues
            • Performances

            Comments about Roland Micro Cube GX 3W 1x5 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

            I love the different effects and sounds that are easy to use. I wish it had more volume and smaller differences in volume between the different amp settings.

             
            5.0

            Nice small amp and built-in effects

            By Jennifer

            from undisclosed

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            Comments about Roland Micro Cube GX 3W 1x5 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

            Great little portable/practice amp. Sounds good for it's size and the built in effects are good and useful.

             
            5.0

            Awesome Little Guy !!!!

            By MIKE

            from undisclosed

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            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Roland Micro Cube GX 3W 1x5 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

            Awesome little amp, it has all the necessary distorted blues tones I need without lugging out all my heavier equipment such as my tube amp and pedal board....So I don't have to do a full set up all the time.

            Just grab my guitar and my CUBE and start playing...it's a great sounding amp for any and all types of music,,buy it you won't be sorry.

            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            RATTLES

            By Robert

            from undisclosed

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            Comments about Roland Micro Cube GX 3W 1x5 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

            SOMETHING IN SIDE RATTLES LIKE IT'S LOSE

             
            5.0

            Good little amp. I bought it twice.

            By GARRETT

            from undisclosed

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            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Roland Micro Cube GX 3W 1x5 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

            This is my second micro-cube. House burned down with all my equipment. It's a good little amp. Portable with batteries. Good reverb and adequate distortion depending on which amp-emulation you choose.

             
            4.0

            Nice portable amp

            By Dee-dub

            from NKY

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • only one input for mic or guitar only

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about Roland Micro Cube GX 3W 1x5 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

            I like the different sounds the amp can make; I use it for practice at home. I also like the portability and the battery capability to take anywhere even when electric is not accessible.

             
            5.0

            Totally blown away by the quality of sound

            By Dr. Music

            from Boston, Ma.

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Roland Micro Cube GX 3W 1x5 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

              Practice at home.

               
              5.0

              Very nice amp and features.

              By Nicholas

              from undisclosed

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              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Roland Micro Cube GX 3W 1x5 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

              Very nice amp. Small, compact and lightweight with a great sound and nice features. Can plug into electric or use on battery power. Very convenient to take along when you need an amp for small venues.

               
              5.0

              An Excellent Amp.

              By Bear Digger

              from Citrus Heights, CA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Portable
              • Powerful
              • The added Memory function is GREAT!

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances

                Comments about Roland Micro Cube GX 3W 1x5 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

                I us it with my Mountain Dulcimer, and Guitar.

                 
                5.0

                Great for Street Musician or Showing Up Ready to Play

                By Mike

                from Richmond, VA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Lots of Extra Features - Wow
                • Portable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances
                  • Street Music

                  Comments about Roland Micro Cube GX 3W 1x5 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

                  I play flute. I saw this being used by a flutist street musician in Spain. He had his cell phone playing the backing track through it. As soon as I got back home, I bought one.

                  Not only does it have an aux input for your cell phone, but when you plug in your mic (or guitar) you have a complete set of controls and effects for this, with memory settings. The very cool part is that this DOES NOT affect the backing track audio.

                  So I play my flute with beautiful reverb (great quality) through mic input, and get unfiltered audio from my cell phone backing track "as is." Very nice. Volume is controlled by Master Volume and Cell phone volume, and the microphone volume is controlled SEPARATELY by another volume control.

                  I don't need to use my separate effects pedal for reverb or echo. It's all built in to the micro-cube (with a bunch more effects). It's like have several pedals all built in, with separate mode adjustments for guitar modes, and audio effects which work with guitar setting or microphone mode.

                  Basically, you need this amp and your guitar and that's it. 6 AA batteries. In my case, I need a mic as well as would a singer. At home, I practice with the AC adapter that's included.

                  Finally, I play this at home with the speaker located only 6 or so feet from the microphone aimed away from it, and I do not get any feedback at all in just mic mode and max reverb (just before "spring" setting. It sounds great. I will get some feedback at higher volumes or when turning up gain.

                  This little amp is a gem and a great value.

                   
                  5.0

                  Pretty Cool little amp.

                  By Ragtop

                  from St. Louis, Mo.

                  About Me Experienced

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Roland Micro Cube GX 3W 1x5 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

                    Thought I would try a little practice amp. This is an amazing amp. Great sound, of course it's portable. Very nice and I feel I made a good choice.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great for Dulcimer projections

                    By Bob

                    from Arkansas

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Portable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Roland Micro Cube GX 3W 1x5 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

                      Easy to use and a dramatic improvement in sound

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