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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 9 reviews )
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Value For Money : Excellent
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26jerome7509/28/2010

26jerome75's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Bof bof, does not deserve its reputation."

Roland Cube-30X
Modeling amp (7 total).
30 W, it seems very powerful this amp in any case, I can barely push it home. However, the HP I still look a bit limited in quality.
A section of Digital Effects: Reverb and Delay on the same button, Chorus, flanger and phaser on another, we can have 2 effects at once.

UTILIZATION

The operating principle is very simple: we choose a simulation, then adjusts the gain and the master. That's it. The highlight is this: setting childish, not even need to hack or read the manual. But ... (See below)

SOUNDS

Well now, the problem is that the sound is flat. All simulations are ringing about but it's plastic, not natural, but narrow and very compressed. Only the acoustic amp simulation is bluffing. Other distort the sound of the guitar, especially how to imitate a Mesa Boogie. Whatever position a microphone, you basically have the same sound. That may be fine when we play in groups or to register on a backing track, that is to say, when the sound of your guitar is a bit hidden by other instruments since then rendering simus is quite flattering.
I have a few effects pedals a lot, I tried to plug into the amp's clean channel. But the problem is that this channel is also a simulation (Fender I think). In itself, this simulation is quite clear, but when you plug a pedal on it, it sounds again very compressed. All the nuances of the game, the imperfections disappear. One has the impression of playing well when ...
I did the test with non-guitarists: I plugged my Hagstrom in my Hughes and Kettner 15 watt with a pedal and then in the Cube with the same effect and I played the same thing: they all found the Hughes sound much more natural and open.

OVERALL OPINION

Well, it was still a good thing this amp: squeeze mode that lowers the volume to 2 watts, which can push the amp in the evening while having the impression that there is still pressure in the acoustic speaker, that's really a plus.
But all things considered, I do not do it again this purchase. Anyway, all the simulations I've heard (pod, vox, etc.) all sound very unnatural when you have a poor standard amp, even rotten, next to make a difference with some effects pedals well chosen. And yet I am far from being a guitar god and I have not tested it so much stuff: I just have an ear accustomed to good Hi-Fi before, one before the 2.1 and other mp3 128k rotten heard on an iPod with an HP dwarf.