Roland M-Cube-Bass-RX
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Roland M-Cube-Bass-RX

M-Cube-Bass-RX, Bass Guitar Combo Amp from Roland in the Cube Bass series.

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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 9 reviews )
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iamqman06/01/2011

iamqman's review"Not too bad"

Roland M-Cube-Bass-RX
Well this is basically the exact same amp as the guitar rx but just tailored towards bass. So the amp models are bass models and that really is it. The effects are the same as well as the drums patterns and other features. It doesn't sound that bad either.


Roland MICRO CUBE BASS RX Compact Bass Guitar Amplifier Features

Stereo power amplifiers and four newly developed 4" speakers
Eight COSM amps, six digital effects, and chromatic tuner built in
Rhythm Guide function for practical rhythm training
Stereo aux input for CD/MP3 players, Phones/Recording out
Battery driven (6 x AA, maximum 13-hour continuous use)
AC adaptor included
Compact enclosure with carrying strap

UTILIZATION

Details
Type Solid State
Number of Channels 1
Power 4W (2 x 2W Stereo)
Speakers 4 x 4"
Effects
Compression
EQ Bass, Middle, Treble
Amp Modeling Yes
Number of Models 8
Number of Tubes 0
Preamp Tubes No Tubes
Power Tubes No Tubes
Inputs 2 x Aux (1/8" Stereo, 1/4" Mono)
Outputs 1 x Rec/Headphone (1/4")
Footswitch I/O
No Effects Loop
Height 11.63"
Width 11.69"
Depth 8.38"
Weight 15 lbs.

SOUNDS

The tone is rather appealing and solid for the price of this amp. Bass amps are sometimes hit or miss in that they just don't project solid low tones and can't handle any more than a 4 string guitar. I play a five string and this amp can handle even a 6 string without getting flubby or wolfy sounding.

OVERALL OPINION

At new these amps come in at around $260, which is not bad for the price. It has several different models to choose from and and plenty of effects if that is your thing. For me I don't use any effects other than a drive pedal or something like. Sometimes a chorus pedal but that is about it.

If you need a good sounding practice bass amp then this is a great amp for the money. It has a headphone jack and a line out for going straight to the PA system.
Mporz08/29/2013

Mporz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A little pricey for the quality ..."

Roland M-Cube-Bass-RX
This is a bass amplifier transistor,
it features a 3-band EQ: low, mid, trebble.
Effects: Flanger, Reverb, T-Wah, Chorus.
The effects are quite good quality but it is mostly for fun.
A tuner (ineffective), a button to enable / disable compression.
An amp simulator that can simulate the Ampeg B-15 combo (Flip Top)
Fender Bassman (Man B) Trace Elliot (Super Flat), Acoustic 360 (Bass 360), SWR stack (Session) and Ampeg SVT (810 Concert).
A drum for bosser, microphone input, headphone output, Mono / Stereo input,
An On-Off button. 4 speakers 10 cm each with a power of 2.5 W + 2.5 W
Comes with strap and instructions in French.

UTILIZATION

There's no easier and like many I have not read the manual.

SOUNDS

I Funk 100%, the sound is pretty cold so it's not very suitable for this style of music. But the sound is good, it sends a lot for its small size and I remember being surprised! I first took to the practical side: portable (7kg) can familiarize themselves with the basic effects, ideal for bosser at home or with friends for a quiet evening beef ...
But if you want depth go your way, with such a template can not have everything! I use a MusicMan Stingray.

OVERALL OPINION

It no longer works ... Just like my Micro Cube guitar version of which passed away after 4 years.
The materials seem good at first ... But I never opened the beast ... in terms of the life that is to review ... Without pushing the volume up it started making huge breath and then nothing ... He received no particular shock and I stored in its case after use. This is the only bass amp I had let's say that I will be well serviced.
5 years of life is a little short for nearly € 200 ...
Chrizzik08/23/2012

Chrizzik's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Too much, we will have work now"

Roland M-Cube-Bass-RX
Tube amp ... no just kidding
+ Modeling transistors, 5W, four mini hp
An instrument input, an input to mono input to stereo headphone / hand out, 1 connection for footstitch
Setting: gain, volume, bass, mid, treble
Effects: Amp modeling (6), one setting or autowah chorus or flanger, reverb or delay one setting, one compressor (on / off)
And more: 1 tuner, 1 BOX RHYTHM (1 selection of rhythms, one knob for tempo, tap tempo button 1)

UTILIZATION

Config simple
I did used the doc for photocopy the image panel and get what note the settings because there is no memory
Gets it easy to sound good, I would say even more good sounds OF

SOUNDS

What types of sounds: rather cleans or typed fretless sound
I found the exact sound very successful, sounds mediums (for fretless) also, I'm not a fan of his sounds when you push the gain
Used primarily for work, the headphone or on its own HP ranges and other exercises are another dimension with a drum machine, and even effects. But I use it more to save on the fly bass lines in drafts / mock, because the sounds are quite correct for registration.
One day tried to attack a preamp sound during a rehearsal of pop / rock, it was not ridiculous at all (even if it is not worth thinking use as return).

OVERALL OPINION

Used for 2 years and a few months
I have not used other baby Bass-before
What I like: almost everything there -> different sounds, drum machine, tuner, compressor, versatility: it is comfortable with all the bass and the weight and size (it comes on vacation).
I this I do not like: there is a rhythm, but we do not know how we will beat ... perhaps a small display? On the other hand, as I have four or five settings that I like, depending on the bass that I use, I would have liked to have a way to remember them. And finally the dark side of the force, I think - especially with headphones included in a sound - EQ sometimes very little action (depending on its use).
Money: yes!!
I would do this choice ILLICO PRESTO SUBITO
cbien10/02/2010

cbien's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Small but mighty"

Roland M-Cube-Bass-RX
* What type of amplification (lamp, transistor ,...)?
* What is the power delivered?
* What connections?
* What are the settings, effects? ...
Amp 5w transistor (but what watts!)
Connectors: Input jack instrument or microphone, auxiliary input (line) mono or stereo jack jack 6.35 3.5, exit "rec out / phones"

Alim on 6 AA batteries or power supply provided

7 bass amp models + 1 suitable for a micro
Gain, Volume, a compressor can be activated (no settings: /)
3-band EQ, Chorus, Flanger, T-Wah (autowah), Delay, Reverb

Drum sounds very basic (it looks like a C64!)
adjustable volume, tap tempo, 10 styles with 3 variations each
+ Metronome while con



UTILIZATION

* The configuration is simple?
* Gets it easy to sound good?
* The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
The config is very simple, you just read what is written ... (!!!)
Even a prick like me understand how to fix it in 5s.
The manual is clear, in French.
To get a good sound, better to avoid the user OctaveBass is frankly dégeu.


SOUNDS

* Will it fit your style of music?
* With what (s) guitar (s) / low (s) or effect (s) do you play?
* What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "fat ",....)?
* What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?
The 7 models ... uh sorry, 6 without the bass octave, can find a sound corresponding to different styles. Better still have an active EQ on the bass for more latitude. Mode SuperFlat suits me very well.


OVERALL OPINION

* For how long have you been using it?
* What thing do you like most/least about it?
* Did you try many other models before getting this one?
* What is your opinion about the value for the price?
* Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...
I just bought it this afternoon at Star's Music (Pigalle) and I was really skeptical about the bass ... until I try it!
It's amazing what it can own spit a lil something.
Well it sends wood without shake my bénouze playing an F, but still ...

The feature I like is its size and weight, certainly, 7kg at the end of a strap (included) is not nothing, but given the sound is not asking too much.
Because the niche of bass amps portable trèèèèèès is narrow, I have not tried others. However, I had a Laney RB1 (not portable) and 15w is squarely on the day and night!
Very good value for money, I do it again without hesitation that choice
VvSurLeRiddim08/28/2010

VvSurLeRiddim's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland M-Cube-Bass-RX
Features: cf. other opinions and data vendors.

UTILIZATION

Operation is simple, except that the tuner is almost useless as it is not practical.

Getting a good sound? I would not go so far ... we can not say that the sound is transcendent but not what we look when buying this type of toy. In any case the power is surprisingly good for such a small thing. Finally, should not push down a bit otherwise it saturates.

SOUNDS

- Will it fit your style of music?
This amp is not made to fit a type of music but to suit a particular type of use. And on that side it is doing its job.

The effects are fun 5min, but no more. We might have passed.

The drum machine is pretty cool: you can have different speeds at the tempo we want is to practice if it was not accompanied by a percussionist on hand, or just to train.

The sound is not great in absolute terms but more than enough good and strong for what is done.

OVERALL OPINION

I use an ad hoc basis for a year and a half for sessions outdoors with dry scrape or take a vacation and train anywhere.

- Did you try many other models before getting this one?
I tried other amps but low "fixed" it would be disingenuous to compare.
I have another trip for guitar amp (Fender amp can). The latter has the advantage of taking a real rechargeable battery which takes more time. So it is a bit heavier but it is useful. Batteries are hot at the Roland few sessions, I would rather not have all these useless gadgets that are the tuner and effects but instead have real drums as the fender.

- What thing do you like most/least about it?
The pros: light, small, practical, sound quite right
the -: no built-in battery, a bit expensive

- What is your opinion about the value for the price?
The quality is good, but the high price I think. I therefore find that the ratio is average.

- Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?
Yes, because there are not many competing models.
I am satisfied with his performance but I still find it a bit expensive.
Johnny03/03/2009

Johnny's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland M-Cube-Bass-RX
5Watt transistor amp with the possibility of having stereo w 2.5, with drum machine and tuner
the connection is fairly complete,
settings in three bands of different m'odèle + amp, and there are dfx effects: delay, reverb wha, but I do not use

UTILIZATION

Yes the setup is simple and it starts rolling it (raoul?)
sound and sound roland: good but cold, but I knew since I had the cube 30
the manual is simple ... like a manual!

I want to say in sound and power: 5 watts for it "balance" quite a lot even though I grew in the early iétait one can confuse with the sound on because I play an Ibanez BTB 670 bass with Bartolini pickups and preamp and the totu is powerful enough it took me a while to "tame" as the bass amp

SOUNDS

I got this amp for the following reason a low-dimensional, two because I know that Roland products in general are of high quality.

my bass is an Ibanez BTB670 Bartolini electronics and pickups mkII (?)

I get the bin for the moment I discover that all the bass amp but it is good stuff.

OVERALL OPINION

8 days

I love this Microcube the amp except the bass octave is special and that for the moment I identifies it.

I try to purchase on the web because an amp warwick blue cab 30 which my not at all, I try a 15 watt Laney RB1 a fair bit, I had seen on the RB2 but I did not could try it and after a disappointment but different purchase on the web I have not wanted to take a risk and I took this Microcube m'algrés that the 5 watts full well his job: playing at home

for what it is the price roland products are expensive but as said above it is the quality

say that if I find an amp with a sound one can heat I would change much.
but after paying € 200 to resell a loss that does not m'interresse we will see later.

and finally I will tell all the musicians who's tempted by a purchase on the internet that much in France Teutonia be careful to be good some of the product you buy because it costs back even if you are the winner purchase price (not all) and again in my ibanez cost € 600 and € 200 amp in a shop in Vallauris (06)! Teutonia in the same low: € 638 and € 199 amp or what is the economy??
laulalau03/03/2009

laulalau's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland M-Cube-Bass-RX
Transistor amplifier
2x 2.5 watts

It has 8 amp models and 6 effects.

UTILIZATION

The configuration could not be simpler: you plug your bass, you select an amp model, an effect if you are desires and then you play!

Do you get a good sound easy?
of course, everything depends on the bass you use ... For my part I play with an Ibanez SR500bm (Bartolini active electronics And I can find good sounds, playing with the equalizer knobs on my bass and amp.

The manual is clear and sufficient?
Honestly, the manual is useless!

SOUNDS

As for the sounds, my opinion is somewhat mixed on this.

I use it only with my Ibanez SR500bm, and I have not had a chance to test it with another bass.

Of the 8 amp models, there are about 3 that I use because I like much less others. (Octave bass I do not like, and there are amp models that look like enough.)
My favorites are Super Flat, Flip Top, and Bass 360. They sound good as long to dwell on the settings. (The fact that I can set the equalizer on my bass is a real +)

Despite this, I find that the sounds are a bit cold and synthetic in all ...
but hey, you have to know what you want because it's not really the heat of its motivated me to buy this amp.

OVERALL OPINION

I use the Roland Micro Cube Bass RX for about 1 month.

Likes:
-Simplicity
-The power it delivers compared to 2x2, 5 Watt announced. He knows to be heard!
-For a beginner like me, it's nice to have several types of sounds available
-The effects are well made (although I do not serve quasimment)
-The tuner and drum machine built are really nice! especially on a small portable amp like this

I like least:
, The similarity of some models
- I think there are 2 / 3 sounds pretty bad
- Sounds rather cold and synthetic

I tried several models before buying, but then it is only in this category! (Portable amp bass). So the choice is rather limited ^^...

I do not know if I would do this choice. I think so. Even if the models are a bit cold and synthetic, can come up with something good as long to spend some time on set.

I would recommend this amp for those who travel a lot, for as little amp "extra", it is very convenient, and delivers a more than adequate.
I would recommend for beginners (like me), who play just for fun in their room, and are somewhat undecided about what they want. The power is ample, and we arrive finally find happiness among the sounds on offer.
otavioreis10/04/2008

otavioreis's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland M-Cube-Bass-RX
Combo 2x2.5W transistors with amp simulation
The animal is small, but it speaks loudly
transformer and power supply of batteries!
connection jack
equalization, gain, volume, chorus, flanger, autowah, delay, reverb, octave, compressor

drum ... (Cool)

UTILIZATION

Intuitive and easy setup ...

One can easily find different sounds that are pleasing ...

The manual is clear, but we do not need ...

SOUNDS

I find it very versatile ... I use a Warwick $ $ 5 string or a Squier Vintage or a Cort Curbow Fretless ...

I get all kinds of settings, but the sound is not super hot (it is clear, because it has no lamp) .. At the same time we can not have everything in a mini amp ... I find it perfect for what he proposes to ...

OVERALL OPINION

To play at home, it's perfect! I can not connect my amp MarkBass home (all starts to shake and my wife starts to yell )

I have not tried other models because I find it has no competitor at the moment ...

I did not buy it for its portability, but I find it a bit heavy ...

Yes I have purchased ... This is a great quality / price ratio ...
lbgo00005/06/2008

lbgo000's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland M-Cube-Bass-RX
It's a funny little beast
+ Digital Combo 2x2.5W transistors - supply of transformer and batteries!
connection jacks, minijack
essential settings: eq, gain, volume
cool effects and usable - chorus, flanger, delay, reverb, autowah (good!) octaver
simulations of different amps - not bad at all!
compressor - not bad, but I prefer my EBS
small drum ... (The click is good for work)

UTILIZATION

I tried a combo of batteries to play when others are unpluged, and some by just continuing to play on my bass (I have not found an acoustic bass for my taste and I have some constraints contrabass) - I l I found.
Not too heavy (it weighs the same as) and the batteries it lasts! - I put my battery of 2100mA / h and played over two days - it's great!

SOUNDS

I play the JB-V and Sandberg California AmDelux-V Fretless - the sound is very good, there are simulations that appeal quickly 2-3.
I'm not a great connoisseur of Roland combos (at the time I played the Cube 30) but I see some simulitude - the sound a bit hard (lack of heat) in the low mids for my taste, but for this little beast I pass. Because it has the power in the belly - I do not know how they arrive at Roland, but the power Microcube is not far from my 30W Peavey ...
Some oddities:
- A simulation that adds breath (too bad, but there are others that make me do)
- When I go through my JamMan, I turn on the click and I play a long note: the end of the note the amp "pump" for each click as if there was a compressor - very bizarre.

OVERALL OPINION

It's been two weeks I use it - it's fresh
I am very happy - I have what I wanted
The price - a bit pricey but good ... done