Roland Micro Cube
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Roland Micro Cube

Micro Cube, Amplificador Portátil de Guitarra from Roland in the Cube series.

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mooseherman 10/02/2010

Roland Micro Cube : la opinión de mooseherman (content in English)

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This is a tiny solid-state amp that has 2 watts and a 5-inch speaker. It has several amp models and six effects (chorus, flanger, tremolo, phaser, reverb and delay). It also features the tone, volume, and and gain controls. It's got a direct out for headphones or recording. It's got the 1/4" instrument input, as well as two aux inputs (one 1/4" and one mini aux).

UTILIZATION

This thing is pretty easy to use, but editing the effects is an absolute nightmare. Hopefully you're not buying an amp for the built-in effects, but if you are, maybe you should avoid this one. The manual explains how to do everything, but you'll probably have to go back to it multiple times. Basically, you can only control one effect at a time, and just the rate at that. And can only use two at a time. I'd say that switching between amp models is relatively easy, though.

SOUNDS

I don't really like the sounds you can get out of this that much. I'd say for practicing, this thing beats most of these tiny amps. Thus, it's hard to really hate on it. It does give you a wide variety of sounds, which is more than most can say for what these amps do. The amps range from acoustic, clean, british combo, classic stack, to a later Fierce stack, and a setting called "mic" (which sounds bad). You're better off with the clean, british combo, and stack options, as everything else sounds fake, terrible, and unsettling. However, the three I mentioned are about as realistic as you can get out of these amps. Since most people would want those sounds anyway, they aren't a bad choice. Just don't use the effects, as they are almost all terrible (except the reverb, which has slightly more control than the rest of the effects). I wouldn't judge this amp so harshly if the advertisement didn't say it would be good for recording. It's absolutely horrible in that context, this is a practice amp through and through.

OVERALL OPINION

I liked some of the sounds that this thing offered, but that's about it. I hated most of them, and I was disappointed that it wasn't quite as useful as it was made out to be. I think that for the price, it isn't bad, but you can honestly do better. The only person I'd maybe recommend this to would be kids in college dorms who have no space for a full-size amp. In that context, it's hard to beat. Otherwise, avoid for the most part.