The Roland Cube-15X is a 15 watt practice amplifier with a good amount of control for a smaller amp. The amp is solid state based with a single 8" speaker. As far as connections go, it has a 1/4" input for your instrument and a 1/4" output as well as a mini-jack for plugging in a CD player or something like that.
The make up of the Roland Cube-15X is pretty basic, but the amp does allow for a good amount of control over your sound, especially for a small, 15 watt amp. It has a three band equalizer as well as a lead section with four presets and gain and volume parameters. It also has a button for power squeezing and a clean volume knob. I've never seen a manual nor have I ever had a need to check one out as everything is generally self explanatory.
The Roland Cube-15X is certainly one of the more versatile guitar amps in the 15 watt range. It is definitely a cool thing to have built in distortion in a variety of different modes. I've used the amp for strictly practicing with a Fender Jazzmaster, and don't think that I would recommend it for any sort of use - certainly not for live shows and recording with it would be a stretch. This is really a practice amp for the player looking for a small, portable amp with a big, versatile sound.
I can't say that I would recommend the Roland Cube 15X for anyone other than the player looking for a small amp to practice on. It is really a beginner's amp, but has a good enough sound quality that I can see it being used by experienced users for practicing as well. The price isn't too cheap or too expensive for a 15 watt amp, if anything I'd say it is a good deal considering all the built in amenities. As far as practicing amps go, the Roland Cube-15X should be on everyone's list who is in the market for one.
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bonzay's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Stack, Metal Stack, Overdrive and Distortion
2CH: "Clean" and "Lead" qualiser 3-band (Bass, Middle, Treble)
output jack "recording out" or headphone
Simple, I wonder if it is possible
I had no manual with it, but I think it exists, because more simple, it must be called, um, a stone?
The clean sound is good, it all depends on what he injects ...
go, we go not saturate, oh! incredible spit like that for a 15 Watt!
4 types of loadings on offer are good, y'en for everyone, from metal to poprock
well of course it is not the top top, but for 150 Roros, bah I demand to see who manages to find better
I like the metal stack, and the overdrive
I regret not being able to connect a pedal
small flat on the EQ, which is not too effective
I use it for 3 months, and although the shock is (very strong)
as mentioned above, c boring to have to get closer to the amp to go from clean to saturated a pedal would be Dubien
if I buy a new, non This now, because I would take not a combo, and no transistor, but who wants unmec begin, and who wants something good, durable and resalable (that of Roland after all!) bah I would say "no man hesitated, dark! j'te sell mine!"
No seriously, a good creature, a consultant
2 channels (Clean / saturated), a 3-band EQ.
The Distortion channel has 4 preset sounds: Overdrive, Distortion, Metal, Metal Stack.
Very simple configuration, the four predetermined distorted sounds can be adjusted with 3-band equalizer, which is his job properly.
For a small amp in this range, Roland does not care of the mouth of the world.
15 W is not very powerful, but I happened to play on as a group, when I started, if everyone does not outbid in the noise, hear me.
I do not use that channel "Clear", and my distos effects come from a Boss ME50 multi-effects. I found a small integrated effects loop (chorus, delay, reverb ...) is missing, because the purpose of this little amp is working, it lacks some sonic palette. As against the clear sound quality is good and stomp on it is grafted returned!
I do not remember too much distos, I have tried them last time but I have not found tip-top.
The 3-band EQ is pretty good compared to other amps of the same range. Besides the sound that comes out of this amp is much higher than that of many other small amps the same price.
I use it for almost 7 years. I never had any problems with. I put it on a medium to give a little height to the sound, it's going very well. I play with an Ibanez RG 1570 prestige, well when I play alone I use this amp!
I have a very good overall opinion for this amp for the price I honestly do not think that the competition does better. Forget the small Marshall MG who do not care about the world, the Cube 15 is a quality / price unbeatable.
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jod35's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
+ clear sound modulations (stack metal - metal - distortion - overdrive)
Pota volume gnral for clear sound
Pota volume & gain on lead channel
Including Equalizer Bass - Middle - Treble
An auxiliary input allows you to send music over (very useful for improvisation on a pre-recorded rythique) + headphone
For 15W, must be honnte, he spits well (more than my old marshall 30Watts RMS ... I never believed)
You die easier!
For guitar, I found a nice ERRF "a good little amp, but once you taste the heat lamps ...)
Rglage very easy
For the harp, it's nice.
I test the cube 30W, I think it's also a good solution for an amp that sounds, cheap (and it's a roland, as' do)
I have a few days
What I like is that it is lightweight, small, easy to transport
Only retrogression: a lack rverb
Trs good value quality price
The Rolands are a good solution to the transistor amplifier
For cons, I regret that I have offered: just because a is not my classic 30, I find not the same heat ...