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

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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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Overview

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
 
4.5

(based on 23 reviews)

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    (6)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Portable (13)
  • Excellent sound (12)
  • Good power output (9)
  • Warm / comfy (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (12)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
  • Performances (6)
  • Amateur recording (5)
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    • Experienced (11)

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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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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(24 of 25 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

            Great practice amp

            By Chip

            from NJ

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                Only had a short time but really enjoy this. Has enough power to practice with and portable enough to use anywhere. Amp type selection is enough to create multiple tones. Runs on batteries but also came with a power adapter in the box - a nice plus.

                 
                4.0

                Amazing small, portable yet loud amp

                By Grimm

                from Minneapolis, Minnesota

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Portable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                • Not so good media playback

                Best Uses

                • At home jamming
                • Small Events

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

                This amp is very powerful! I originally used a bigger amp (Roland Jazz-Chorus Series) but needed something more portable for small events and traveling. I found this lil guy, saw reviews on it, tried one out for myself at a local GC, and loved it a lot. I had bought it and have had it for 15 months now. I am very happy with it. It didn't have enough gain for me (The gain on it is still pretty impressive for it's small size) so I use a gain pedal for more gain and I am extremely happy with it. I use a DigiTech Metal Master Pedal (Those models are discontinued) on the JC Clean Channel with the amps gain turned all the down and it sounds fantastic! Because of the pedal, I can switch between Distortion and Clean very easily instead of reaching for the "Amp Type" knob and turning it 5 times to get a Clean or Distorted tone. Let's forget about that pedal now. What else I love about this shorty is that it runs on AA batteries. Not C, Not D, but AA batteries! For up to 25 hours! That gives me about 2 weeks of playing for about 1-2 hours a day. The EFX are nice, as well as Delay and Reverb. Also, if you want to record some guitar playing and have it sound really good, you can use the MP3 cord that comes with the amp, and plug it into the AUX/iCube link jack, and plug the other end into your phone (Samsung and iPhone's are best from my personal experience), go to your recording or video recording on your phone, and everything that you do with your guitar will go directly into your phone! and it sounds incredible! Great for amateur recording!

                As for the 4/5 stars, for the "Not so good media playback". This amp doesn't sound very good with media playback. When I wanna play with songs, or simply listen to music through the amp, it doesn't sound very good. It's kinda bass-y, and it drowns out some of the guitar This makes listening to music not really enjoyable. Same with playing with the music, sometimes I lose where I'm at in the song I am playing too. But it's no biggie.

                 
                5.0

                Great Travel Amp

                By Kurt

                from undisclosed

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                Verified Buyer

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

                This a good amp for travel. I took this with me on vacation to practice in the evenings. Has a decent sound at low volumes. Has a lot of variation in sound and effects.

                 
                5.0

                next time your in the store, plug into one of these

                By J-Bo

                from Atlanta

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Portable
                • versatile

                Cons

                • they don't make a larger version

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording
                • where ever you need compact versatility

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

                many options in one small package

                 
                5.0

                Nice small amp and built-in effects

                By Jennifer

                from undisclosed

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                Verified Buyer

                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.

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