Roland Cube-15XL
Roland Cube-15XL

Cube-15XL , Modelling Combo Guitar Amp from Roland in the Cube series.

iamqman 04/23/2011

Roland Cube-15XL : iamqman's user review

« None better for the price »

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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
Power 15W
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
Height 13.19"
Width 13.19"
Depth 9.5"
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.