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All user reviews of 4/5 for the Roland Cube-60

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Skjold08/13/2012

Skjold's review"Great beginners amp"

Roland Cube-60
As always, Roland delivers a great product, which does its job according to the description of the product. In this case, you get a great amp with a 12" (inch) speaker thrown into a combo amp, capable of modeling different styles of amplifiers.
The amp features two different circuits: a clean and a drive channel, that shares a four band equalizer. You do, however, get independent gain and volume controls for each channel. The modeling is done by a COSM processor, like in their other pedals in general.
For your bedroom practice needs, they give you a combined headphone/line-out jack connection.
If you don't have any pedals of your own (yet), Roland gives you some of their effects along as well. Build straight into the amp itself, with bypass switch connections on the back of the amp.

UTILIZATION

The amp is extremely easy to use, even though it is packed with extra effects and other features. The clean channel is just as it is. Plug in the cord and turn op the volume - you have sound! When it comes to the lead channel, you choose what type of amp you want to use (model), adjust the gain and volume and your up and running here as well.
The effects only has one dial to use, which reduces the use of them slightly, but the sound of them, if used properly are actually good.

SOUNDS

It's been a while since I've used this specific amp, but the tones that I remember from it, is great. Not as great as the models it tries to model, but still very useful. This combined with the four band EQ, gives you options to shape the tone as you want to.
I've always used the build in reverb of the amps I've owned, and this is no exception. Just use it subtle. Remember - everything can be overdone. This also applies to the rest of the effects available in the combo amplifier.

OVERALL OPINION

All in all you can't go wrong with this Roland amplifier. It's a great beginners amp and used properly, you can get some serious tones out of it. Of course it will never sound like the models modeled on the drive channels, but you get a sense of how they sound, for when you should decide to upgrade to one of those.
As a home practice amp it does a fine job as well. And besides that, you can't really break a solid state amp like this.
badgerific04/14/2011

badgerific's review"Great modeling amp."

Roland Cube-60
This is a digital modeling amp from Roland, it has the following features:

- Two channels with shared four band EQ

- Independent Volume and Gain controls for each channel

- Eight COSM amp models on the lead channel: Acoustic, Black Panel, Brit Combo, Tweed, Classic Stack, Metal Stack R-fier Stack and Dyna-Amp

- Bright switch on the JC clean channel

- Six built in effects: Chorus, Flanger, Phasor, Tremolo, Delay and Reverb

- Headphones/line out jack

- Footswitch jack to control channel changing or effects bypass



UTILIZATION

Despite having lots of features I find this amp really easy and intuitive to use. The clean channel is very simple to use as it's only got a volume control. The lead channel you just set the selector dial to the model you want then adjust gain to taste and volume to the level you need. The effects are simple to use as it's just one knob to control one parameter for each, this does limit the effects greatly.

SOUNDS

I think this amp sounds pretty good. I have used lots of the different models regularly but my favorites are the Acoustic simulator, Tweed and R-fier models. While they don't sound like a perfect copy of the original amps they still have a great useable tone.

The four band EQ allows lots of tone shaping capabilities so you can tailor your sound to how you need it.

I personally don't like the effects on this amp other than the reverb and only being able to modify one parameter makes it pretty poor in my opinion.

OVERALL OPINION

Overall I think this is a great amp which can be used for home practice, band practice and is even loud enough for gigging purposes from my experience. It has a large range of tones which means it's useful for someone who plays a large range of styles and genres or someone who hasn't decided on what sound they're looking for.

My least favorite thing about this amp is the effects. I'd rather just one effect with more parameter control available than the six with such limited control.
ibanez4life SZ!04/13/2011

ibanez4life SZ!'s review"A great all-in-one package delivering great tones!"

Roland Cube-60
-12 inch speaker
-numerous amp models, each with clean and drive channels
-global EQ for both channels, and volume per channel
-built in effects
-line in for playing along with tracks
-speaker out for pushing external speaker cabinets


UTILIZATION

I use this amp as my practice setup. The Roland Cube is quite easy to dial in. The EQ offers enough range to be effective over each of the amp models. Having effects built in is a great addition for a compact, all-in-one package. The line-in makes it easy to play along to your favorite songs with an MP3 player and proper hookup. When I needed something quick to take to band practice, I really appreciated the speaker out, allowing me to plug into a 4x12 cabinet.

SOUNDS

The Cube 60 offers many tonal options across the varying amp models. As one would expect, the models of clean amps are optimized on the clean channel, and likewise for the high gain models on the drive channel. As I said before, the amp serves me as a home practice amp, and it gets me great tones at these reasonable levels. I was never quite happy with my tones running tube amps at bedroom levels (no surprise there), so this was my solution. At these low levels, the Roland Cube 60 is the perfect solution. Even if you don’t believe you need the additional wattage, I highly recommend the 60 watt model, as it has the 12 inch speaker, which really helps in achieving great tones and holding up in the low end department.

OVERALL OPINION

As my only amp, or gigging amp, this would not be my choice. There are much better solutions depending on your needs. As an all-in-one practice solution, this is a great amp, offering amazing tones at even the lowest output settings. I tried many other ‘small amps,’ and I simply did not enjoy the sounds, which made practice a chore.
bfrete09/21/2014

bfrete's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" not at the 30w"

Roland Cube-60
60w very powerful, I just cube 30w and it's not at all the same lemonade!
simillaires effects cube 30x but no tuner and works only bright clear sound

UTILIZATION

use could not be more simple, it sounds on whatever the adjustment then it's a matter of taste

SOUNDS

created to play any style from jazz to metal, it is a versatile amp and as everyone knows, versatility has its advantages and disadvantages. I'm here to make a parallel with the cube30x I owned, I was very happy except for the power just a little under conditions somewhat muscular, especially in clean sounds and there it was frankly really have limit the clean pushing the gain in depth. the problem with 60 powerful clean sounds is solved we have a nice clean crunch that slightly when you push my stuff, the shrill treble with single coils tend to drool in the extreme and it's not jojo, so pay attention to the settings ..
but curiously rendering modeling is a different point of view clarity. indeed on a guitar humbuckers treble and presence cranked it still lacks sharp, especially on the neck pickup and it's a pity that Roland has a good idea to install a "bright" (that does not have the 30w) but it is only active on the clean jc and not in the amp sim! a small synthetic hair is also noted in the sound that saturation was not 30w, why? mystery! modeling blocks yet seem to be the same on both amps with just the dual power and hp 12'sur the 60w (hp 10 'to 30w)
I hardly used the sim "stack classic" that satisfies me the best but this is lack of treble is a bit frustrating even if we eventually get used to it ..

OVERALL OPINION

I have about six months since I've had tube amps, expensive, impractical, heavy cube etc.The without equal in some respects is still great practice for small, compact, powerful, and not fragile that his fate is still very suitable whatever the style to which it adheres.
so I typed some star for imperfections mentioned above, no bright on operational modeling which would be providential in some cases and this little color "synthetic" in some saturations really ready when the same ear if it is hardly hear in the mix of repeats
150 € in Cygnus is still correct for the results obtained so a good compromise ..
mumbly5801/12/2014

mumbly58's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" An amazing amp!"

Roland Cube-60
60 W amplifier transistor
Clean channel: bright, volume, equalizer, presence
Lead channel: 9 different amp tones archi known (AC30, black panel, tweed, Marshall, Rectifier, etc..), Equalizer, presence.
PS: There is also an "acoustic" bluffing realistic position. We can even connect an electro-acoustic that will perfectly!
Effects: Chorus, flanger, phaser, trmolo, reverb, delay

Input, output "recording / Out"
External speaker, tuner, line out

UTILIZATION

Easy to use
Clear manual
Its a very good quality is obtained: one branch, we play! :)

SOUNDS

Tested with a telecaster: its beautiful clean
Tested with SG: metal sound with impeccable Rectifier position

OVERALL OPINION

It's been 5 years that I have ... I recently played with a group (especially repet the moment): this is a gem that easily stands up to the Fender Mustang for example.
"There's no photo!" The sound is much better! Very versatile!
Luckke06/14/2006

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

Roland Cube-60
60 W transistor amp

Many effects:

Satur: Black Panel, Brit Combo, Tweed, Classic, Metal, and R-Fire
Acoustic effect

Modulation: Flanger, Phaser, Chorus, Tremolo

Delay and Reverb

Note the bright prsence of a button and a knob "presence"

UTILIZATION

The manual is clear and prcis, we quickly found something to make a good sound.

Effects can find interesting rglage possder without a mandatory effect pedals.

One button to place saturated in the clear. It's quick and instinctive.

SOUNDS

I play an Ibanez S520 EX, before I had a little Peavey amp with 15W of the blazer 158.

Both say that the diffrence is obvious, the clear sound and a true wonder! The saturated DIFFERENT are interesting but for a record a little more straight forward, R-Fire is super great!

I connect my Boss ME50 often above and there is no problem the sound is impeccable, but I think to quickly acquire a new PDAL mtal (mtal Muff or Silver Dragon) and a blaffle supplmentaire because to repeat them, I find that the volume is not quite enough. But do not worry, it is only because we play in a small room and the drummer is a good nag;) I think it does more than 60W this amp!

To come back again, the sound really clear and beautiful, I trs tonn! Moreover, even with a saturated fat and high volume, the amp just blows trs (we see the leg of BOSS) the large variety of effects can enjoy fast! The equalizer performance is trs, ds that can boost the bass and midrange, the sound is much deeper and powerful. This is probably the fund closes rsonnance of the amp.

It's a real rgal!

OVERALL OPINION

I've had five months and I do not spend more! I love R-fire riffs to work the nags, and then adding a delay can bring out the solo.

In dpart, j'hsitais lot with a 2112 Spider and a Marshall MG 100 DFX ..

I tried the front and Marshall APRS purchase. I'm really not in my Cube 60W, the sound is much more beautiful, be it with a clear and saturated. It lacks a sound can be a little more crunch to be found easily on Marshall.

However, it is true that there is a little expensive for its competitors, it's probably the trs trs prsence of many quality effects. It's perfect if you do not have pedals!

In addition, the possibility to connect a speaker (8ohms and 60W max mini) can well boost the power of your amp.

Trs a good buy that I do it again without hsiter.