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badgerific 04/14/2011

Roland Cube-60 : badgerific's user review

« Great modeling amp. »

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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


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.


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 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.