March 24th, 2010, 07:32 PM
Been toying with the idea of getting on of these. It ticks all the boxes for me including the rhythm section built.
I'm new to the guitar so only play at home. Theres a few clips on youtube and it looks and sounds good but youtube i guess is not the place to judge sound quality.. The Vox DA5 is an alternative and a lot cheaper but I like the Roland brand having tried the Cube 15.
March 25th, 2010, 12:47 AM
i wanted one till i finally got to try one out; big disappointment for me. no start/stop foot switch for the drums, and no 3/4 waltz drum pattern to be found...!??. i play a lot of 3/4 songs and Chet Atkins finger style instrumental stuff. it's (RX) drum patterns/beats seemed to be aimed almost exclusively at the metal/SRV/Van Halen type players, which is not what i do. but we all play different stuff so it may be exactly what you are looking for; it just wasn't for me.
March 25th, 2010, 03:39 AM
You'd need to buy the FS-6 dual pedal for switching certainly. An extra 50 Pounds over here. I'm certainly no metal freak but don't mind SRV, but i guess its best just to go along and try it out for myself. As you say, were all different..
There are some poor reviews online regarding sound quality though. Needs further investigation methinks.
March 25th, 2010, 08:55 AM
I haven't tried any of the RX cubes. I own a MicroCube and a Cube 60 though and absolutely love them both. While the original versions didn't have as many features as some of the other battery powered mini-amps, I felt they sounded better which is why I bought one.
I have read a lot of comments on various forums about the RX cubes not sounding as good. I have no personal experience with them though.
March 29th, 2010, 05:15 PM
Well I bought one at the weekend and i'm pleased with it. Plenty loud enough for my home noise making sessions.
The drum machine is fairly basic but has plenty variations for practice. Takes 6 AA batteries as well as having a laptop type power supply. I've fitted some batterys to see how long they will last, although the main supply is obviously best for economy. Oh and also got the FS-6 dual pedal which gives on/off and tap tempo control for the drum machine.