Roland Cube Club (all models)

Discussion in 'Amp Owners Clubs' started by Swee_tone, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. Swee_tone

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    Silly me; checking out other posts I see I got it wrong - what my friend has is in fact a Mobile Cube - size of a transistor radio, 2 x 4" speakers, bloody terrific sounds, surprisingly high attainable volume and at least 15 hours of use from 6 AA cells. Superb.
     
  3. Mike Eskimo

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    I am on the hunt for a COSM Roland Cube 60.

    My target : $150 or less.

    I'm thinking with the CL around here it should only take a week or two...
     
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    Blues cube with 3 10's . Won't sell mine!
     
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    Mechanic Friend of Leo's

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    Had my Micro Cube for about a year now. Bought it used and it's rolled around in the trunk of my car for a bit. Thing is bullet proof as far as I'm concerned. I play it with the tone and volume about noonish and a very little 'verb. Nice little practice amp for at work. And yes I've been told to turn it down.
     
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    Wish I hadn't had to sell mine, either, but I needed the space (see earlier post) - or so my dear lady wife informed me (PW? Moi?). However, I also have the 1 x 12 version and that's not going anywhere except sometimes to my gigs and back home again.
     
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    Yeah, +1 on the new gen Cube 60, although I wish I had known about the 80w coming out. Very versatile, good sounding amp. I use it for rehearsal all the time and we've got a loud drummer ! Also, when I'm playing at church, I grab a Tele, a cord, and my Cube 60 - I'm good to go. Very happy, although still on the hunt for a cheap 80w. I think they have a loop function. Regards.
     
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    I used to have a greyish Cube40 in the early '90s.
    It was ok, but not as good as the orange series.
    I now own a Microcube, and like it for what it is. With all of my guitars I can dial in something useable. With single coils the classic with no gain give a fantastic, just on the verge of breaking up sound. With my steiny and dual EMG 85's this setting is unusable, but the JC setting sounds beautiful.An active EMG tele is perfect with the british setting with no gain....
    Even my fretless bass sounds well on JC and a tad of chorus and delay.
    The overdrive and distortion settings are getting mushier the more I dial in.
    But it is a fun tool to have. The portability, the battery life, the ruggednes all would make it worth to own, even if only fart-sounds would come out of the speaker.
     
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    Torz Johnson Friend of Leo's

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    I got a Cube 40XL last Christmas, very pleased with it. I mainly play it on the clean channel (modeled after the JC-120) or on the Tweed setting, usually no FX except just enough overdrive to start breaking up. I sit there and play Badfinger's No Matter What over and over again because it sounds so cool through my tele and this amp.

    Small, light, sounds great - what's not to like?
     
  11. TG

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    Cube60 owner here.
     
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    I lika da cubes!

    I only have a microCube.
    I love it for what it is - and more.
    The COSM modelling is actually really good - for the purpose intended.
    Cranked Marshall(ish) tones at volumes barely louder than unplugged is good fun (and a Godsend ;) )

    And she run for days on batteries. yaya! - Spontaneous Tele fun with a cold beer at the bottom of the garden!

    I would really - really - like to make some kind of extension cab with an 8" or 10" speaker.
    I gather the tiny internal stock is a 4ohm (hmmm..!) custom 'full range' job.

    Anyone ever made an extension cab for a MicroCube? - and if so was it worth it and what did you use?!
    (I know there is a line-out, but it doesn't really sound quite the same - I'd just like to try a bigger speaker)

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    I since followed the link in Swee Tone's post above, different project, but that has at least given me an idea for how to go about thinking about an extension cab.
     
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    I have had a microcube for years, both my son and I use it all the time. I just got a bass cube. It is very cool for low volume work. I play it with my kala u-bass.....
     
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    Vladimir Friend of Leo's

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    Cube 80X and Microcube owner here.
     
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    I have a microcube and I'd love to get a cube 40xl.
     
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    Microcube!
     
  18. Swee_tone

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    I can get the Cube 40xl to sound almost identical to the Bugera Vintage 5 tube amp by using the brit combo model.
    This amp is amazingly touch sensitive, just a wonderful sounding amp.

    Here's a pic:

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    how is that cube 40xl for volume ?
     
  20. Swee_tone

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    Plenty loud enough to jam with.
    The interesting thing is that the louder it gets, the better it sounds, same as a tube amp. Many other solid state or digital amps I have tried sound worse as the volume increases, with the exception of the Trademark 60.
    With the power squeezer button, it sounds wonderful and full at bedroom levels.
    This really is a wonderful little amp. I just wish it looked a little more like a piece of nice furniture, with a nice grill cloth or something lol
    Put this in an old Blues Cube cab and you would have the ultimate Cube.
     
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