For the price there really isn't anything better. This amp sound so good for being a solid state amplifier that it makes you just bring this thing into the studio to record with. The amp has a tremendously usable and sparkly clean channel. Then you go to the overdrive channel for four different distortion voicings.
Roland CUBE-15XL 15-watt Combo Amplifier Features:
* 15 watts
* 8" high-performance speaker
* 2 channels: independent Clean and Lead
* 3 authentic Boss Lead tones, including Metal Zone and Extreme
* Power Squeezer for full gain at low volume
* Aux In jack to connect portable music players
Type Solid State
Number of Channels 2
Speakers 1 x 8"
Effects No Effects
Reverb No Reverb
EQ Bass, Middle, Treble
Amp Modeling Yes
Number of Models 3
Number of Tubes 0
Preamp Tubes No Tubes
Power Tubes No Tubes
Inputs 1 x Instrument, 1 x Aux (1/8")
Outputs 1 x Record Out/Headphones (1/4")
Footswitch I/O No Footswitch I/O
Effects Loop No Effects Loop
Weight 15.87 lbs.
What I really love about this amplifier is the ability to plug in your ipod, Mp3 player, or cd player to jam along with your favorite songs. This makes practicing at home so much more fun because it then teaches you to play in time with your favorite bands.
I like playing this amp with a Fender Strat or a Charvel guitar. Since the majority of this amp is based off of high gain channels I like to get a lower to medium bodied wood like ash or alder to gt that sizzling grind that is so familiar with 80's metal rock.
Another cool thing is how good the effects processor is in this amp. The flanger and delays sound superb. They mix quite well with the metal distortions and extreme distortion.
One thing that I absolutely love about this this amp is the recording output. This enables you to go direct with headphones or run straight into a sound mixer. At new these units come in at around $99 which is a steal of a price.
I would recommend this amp to anyone who needs a solid practice amp and doesn't want to break the budget. The ability to have a tuber and all the effects you want to go along wit a clean and dirty channel makes it an all in one amp.
What kind of amplification (lamp, transistor, ...)?
What is the power delivered?
Jack In, Out Jack (Headphone and Line)
What are the settings, effects? ...
A clean channel with volume adjustment, channel Disto with 3 type of distortion (overdrive, Disto, or metal stack) with gain control and volume.
3 potentiometer tonailité (Trebble, Middle, Bass)
The configuration is it simple?
Yes, it's a small amp, there's not fifty buttons
Gets it easy to sound good?
Yes, ideal for a small amp
Is it your style of music?
It is suitable for all styles I think. Besides if you really want to play the big metal and everything you need to take a big distortion, take a pedal in this case. But it remains a small amp for home or work, not to make concert either.
With what (s) guitar (s) / low (s) or effect (s) do you play?
Ibanez and Cort X2 GAX30. Metal Zone distortion of time.
What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "bold", ....)?
I would just add that I usually use the amp's distortion "Metal stack" which gives a good little distortion (not rely on the name, it is not at all typical metal, it is even more rock)
How long have you been using?
What is so special that you like most and least?
The +: robustness, efficiency
The -: I can not put a badge on the front grille ... xD
Did you try many other models before buying it?
A 10W rotten, a Peavey bandit 100W A Bugera V55 55W lamp, and other ...
How do you rate the quality / price?
very good, it is a very good amp
Connection: socket input and output of 6.35 mm and 3.5 mm auxiliary jack
Settings, two channels (clean and distortion) with volume knob for both, three knobs (bass, mid and trebble)
Effects: 4 different distortions on the channel distortion (overdrive, distortion, metal and extreme). Distortions are effects pedals BOSS. Presence of a power squeezer if your neighbor has the same musical ear you.
The configuration is very simple and intuitive (basically connecting the amplifier and LET ROCK!)
A manual? Why?
Obtaining a good sound is quite simple, the knobs are generally quite reactive.
Playing a bit of all styles of music, the amplifier should not be too typical, which is the case of this little amp.
Its clean, the sound is warm and very present. In overdrive, the sound is very round but becomes sharper. In distortion, then we enter the serious lovers of big crunchy riffs. Metal, we begin e closer to a sound typed Metallica (like "Enter Sandman") and extreme, sound the trumpets (and tell your neighbors) because there 'Hat dear friends. The sound is crisp and very sharp (especially if you play beyond the 12th string).
Currently, I play with a Epiphone G-400 SG series VOX Tonelab ST and multi-effects.
The only complaint is the sound level presence, in my opinion, too much of the bass knob but the rule a little bit problem.
I use it for 4 months now (thin, time flies when you're having fun) and I must say I'm really happy.
Who, to my great shame, ordered on the net (the crisis, little lady, the crisis), I admit to not having tried many amp before my purchase.
The feature that I love is its ease of use. on the other hand, in my opinion, too many places prennnt bass when playing that my ears a little tired in the long run.
In terms of price / quality ratio, I think few devices are as well.
That said, in hindsight, I think I'll still hesitated with another amp style Fender Mustang.
Modlisation a small amp with 5 channels with clean, overdrive, distortion, metal, extreme.
Setup is super simple, and After a few minutes you get the sound you want.
The manual is useless (except to say that we should not put it in the rain).
The sounds are excellent, the overdrive is almost as hot on the lamp, the distortion is colder and powerful, the mtal is hot and is saturated trs trs is the extreme cold and clear.
The clean is very warm and fat.
I play a les paul studio piphone, and with a wah pedal Danelectro.
I bought it yesterday. The lack rverb pedals but I would buy one. Jai MODEL not tried many, I flash directly on this gem.
The report price quality is exceptional and I would do without this choice hsiter.