Roland Micro Cube
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Roland Micro Cube

Micro Cube, Portable Guitar Amp from Roland in the Cube series.

MGR/Billy 11/28/2011

Roland Micro Cube : MGR/Billy's user review

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Roland struck a gold mine back in the 80s with their JC120 Jazz Chorus amp. To this day it arguably is one of the nicest clean tones available, so why would I expect anything less from the Micro Cube?

I wanted a small amp to keep around the house for when I wanted to jam ideas at a low volume. The Micro Cube was perfect and at $130 it was perfect for my budget at well.

It can run on batteries or on the supplied power supply. If you choose batteries it takes 6 AA batteries.

There is an 1/8' input to plug in an mp3 player or CD player. There is an output that can be used as a headphone jack or an out to a recording device.

There are 7 digital amp modeling presets; Acoustic, JC Clean, Black Panel, Brit Combo, Stack; Classic and Rectifier and a Mic preset in case you want to put a mic through this amp.

The amp has 6 effects, which I find a little over the top, but here they are: Chorus, Flanger, Tremelo, Phaser, Delay and Reverb.

The built in tuning fork is sort of week. A chromatic tuner would have been much more effective in my opinion.

The EQ is just one lonesome Tone knob, a 3-band EQ would have been cooler, but hey it's a cheap amp I get it.

Well built. It comes with a handy strap. Most of these are black, but I snagged a less popular white finish, there is also pink.

The LED light is pretty small too, it is a bit hard to tell if the amp is on or off.

A fun little rocker to keep around the house. Sure it isn't perfect, but if your big rig is packed away it is nice to have this to practice on.

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