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Roland Cube-01 Compact 10W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp   

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Compact 10 W guitar amp with custom-designed 8" speaker, three amp types and multiple controls.

Roland CUBE amps are legendary for their superior sound quality and rugged durability. The CUBE-01 has these CUBE family traits along with an ultra-portable design and ultra-affordable price. Powered by Roland' modeling technology, the CUBE-01 includes Clean, Lead, and Acoustic amplifier types, making it three amps in one. So you can jam, practice, and record your favorite music with your favorite guitar. The compact CUBE-01 delivers big, full sound with its custom 8-inch speaker and heavy-duty cabinet design, and also includes options for shaping your tone even further with three-band EQ and onboard reverb effect.

Compact size, big sound
Pros have been playing CUBE amps for over 30 years and the CUBE-01 represents all the reasons why. With its versatile amp sounds, simple-yet-powerful tone controls, and high-caliber effects, the CUBE-01 is ideal for both beginning guitarists and experienced players looking for a great sounding small amp. The CUBE-01 is equipped with Bass, Middle, and Treble controls for fine-tuning your tone on each of the three amplifier types, plus reverb can be dialed up easily with a single intuitive knob. It' easy to sound good with the CUBE-01. Just plug-in your acoustic or electric guitar, choose your amp type, and go!

Built to Last and Blast
Renowned CUBE construction quality provides rich, full sound and maximum durability. The custom-designed 8-inch speaker is protected behind a polished metal grille and housed inside a closed-back cabinet with ultra-rigid construction, heavy-duty corner protectors, and rubber feet to prevent unwanted vibration from other surfaces. This level of build quality not only makes the CUBE-01 super strong, it makes it sound like a
much bigger amp. From bedroom practice to jamming with friends to tracking in the studio, the CUBE-01 delivers pro-level guitar tones wherever you play.

Form and Function
With the bonus Auxiliary Input jack the CUBE-01 is perfect for practicing at home, at school, or backstage. Simply plug-in your music player or smart phone and jam along with your favorite tunes. There' also a Record Output/Phones jack, which mutes the onboard speaker and provides a direct output complete with amp speaker modeling. This is a great feature for quiet practice with headphones, and also for tracking the CUBE-01' pro amp tones directly into your favorite recording device. Practice and record any time of day or night with no compromises.

FEATURES
  • Three amp types: Clean, Lead, and Acoustic
  • Onboard reverb effect with dedicated knob
  • Bass, Middle, and Treble tone controls
  • Record Output/Phones jack provides high-quality direct tones for quiet practice
  • and recording
  • Bonus Auxiliary Input jack for jamming with an external music player

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SPECIFICATIONS

Cube-01 Compact 10W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp

  • Maximum Power Output: 10 W
  • INPUT: -10 dBu (1 M ohm)
  • AUX IN: -10 dBu
  • Speaker
  • 20cm (8 inches)
  • POWER switch
  • AMP TYPE switch (CLEAN, LEAD, ACOUSTIC)
  • GAIN knob
  • VOLUME knob
  • BASS knob
  • MIDDLE knob
  • TREBLE knob
  • REVERB knob
  • Indicator
  • AMP TYPE
  • ctors
  • INPUT jack: ΒΌ" phone type
  • AUX IN jack: Sterero miniature phone type
  • REC OUT/PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
  • Power Supply
  • AC adaptor (DC 5.7 V)
  • 700 mA
  • 346 (W) x 179 (D) x 317 (H) mm (13-5/8" x 7-1/16" x 12-1/2")
  • Weight (excluding AC adaptor): 4.7 kg, 10 lb., 6 oz.
  • Owner' manual
  • AC adaptor
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RolandCube-01 Compact 10W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Portable (15)
  • Excellent sound (13)
  • Warm / comfy (10)
  • Good power output (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (11)
  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
  • Professional recording (3)
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    • Experienced (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice!

I got this Cube-01 to have a lightweight practice amp around the house for learning songs and playing concerts for myself. It is loud. The clean channel stays clean under the onslaught of...Read complete review

I got this Cube-01 to have a lightweight practice amp around the house for learning songs and playing concerts for myself. It is loud. The clean channel stays clean under the onslaught of my Carvin guitar's humbuckers. The OD channel goes from classic rock crunch to violin-like sustain. The bass, mid, and treble controls work for all the tonality I need.

Reverb- I am happy. I didn't want any other effect. The reverb sounds nice. It is a necessity for me and this amp supplies it.

The acoustic setting- Suprise! This setting sounds very nice with my Taylor acoustic and La Patrie classical guitars. Both are equipped with K&K Minipure pickups. The PUs want to see a 1 Megohm input impedance. The Cube-01 supplies this. Feedback has not been a problem.

Durability- remains to be seen. I got this at a very attractive price. I don't expect boutique workmanship for an assembly line amp made in China. The gray cabinet looks good. It seems solid and durable; no rattles. The control knobs don't feel sloppy. There is a front port in addition to the 8" speaker. That may be contributing to the good sound.

To wrap up, I like this amp and feel my money was well spent. This amp gives me just the features I need and none I don't want.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great, unless you want to use the lead setting

Works well for what I got it for: a nice clean sound in a very portable unit (only 10 pounds). The lead setting has way too much of the type of pick noise...Read complete review

Works well for what I got it for: a nice clean sound in a very portable unit (only 10 pounds). The lead setting has way too much of the type of pick noise that tends to be produced by modeling amps or pedals. The acoustic setting seems to work pretty well for amplifying an acoustic guitar. Has plenty of power for my purpose--accompanying an acoustic guitar and a few singers in a church--but of course it wouldn't work in a band setting.

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5.0

Nice!

By Andy

from Batesville Arkansas

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Roland Cube-01 Compact 10W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

    I got this Cube-01 to have a lightweight practice amp around the house for learning songs and playing concerts for myself. It is loud. The clean channel stays clean under the onslaught of my Carvin guitar's humbuckers. The OD channel goes from classic rock crunch to violin-like sustain. The bass, mid, and treble controls work for all the tonality I need.

    Reverb- I am happy. I didn't want any other effect. The reverb sounds nice. It is a necessity for me and this amp supplies it.

    The acoustic setting- Suprise! This setting sounds very nice with my Taylor acoustic and La Patrie classical guitars. Both are equipped with K&K Minipure pickups. The PUs want to see a 1 Megohm input impedance. The Cube-01 supplies this. Feedback has not been a problem.

    Durability- remains to be seen. I got this at a very attractive price. I don't expect boutique workmanship for an assembly line amp made in China. The gray cabinet looks good. It seems solid and durable; no rattles. The control knobs don't feel sloppy. There is a front port in addition to the 8" speaker. That may be contributing to the good sound.

    To wrap up, I like this amp and feel my money was well spent. This amp gives me just the features I need and none I don't want.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Impressive

    By GaryH

    from Taneytown, MD

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Can't Customize Amp Modes from External App

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Jam sessions

    Comments about Roland Cube-01 Compact 10W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

    I've own many amps ten watts or less, that have not impressed me. I'm really impressed with Roland's COSM technology and couldn't get the smile off my face when I plugged into it the first time. I chose the Cube-01 only because I wanted the acoustic mode. The CUBE-10GX may be more appealing if the acoustic mode is not necessary and your interested in using an external app to create custom amp modes. The CUBE-01 doesn't have the app feature. The COSM technology is amazing.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Surprisingly loud

    By Timyak

    from Franklin, TN

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Roland Cube-01 Compact 10W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

    Not as solid as I expected a Roland product to be. Very light and almost cheap feeling but it does sound bigger than it really is.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Functional Practice Amp

    By Benny the Strummer

    from Worcester, MA

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Warmth
    • Nice Reverb
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Somewhat weak on the clean setting

    Best Uses

    • Practice and very small venues

    Comments about Roland Cube-01 Compact 10W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

    I mainly use this as a practice amp. I am learning jazz and also play some blues. Would use this perhaps in a small venue but the clean channel is not as strong as I'd hoped for. This amp does sound good with some gain and has a decent reverb channel. Good lightweight amp for the money.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GREAT practice amp

    By Ripped off

    from Timbuktu

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • great price
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • small events

      Comments about Roland Cube-01 Compact 10W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

      Perfect for small venues, practice, garage band practice amp.

       
      4.0

      Quite Nice!

      By Dave the singer

      from Delaware

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Roland Cube-01 Compact 10W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

          Pleasant surprise. Bought this for my 8 year old boy. Lightweight, Great sound, and powerful gain. I use it more than him!

           
          5.0

          Awesome amp

          By ricky rocket

          from Kutztown PA

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Limited Functions

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Roland Cube-01 Compact 10W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

          Great little amp.

           
          5.0

          Good practice amps

          By MtheL

          from Noble, OK

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Roland Cube-01 Compact 10W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

              Practice

               
              5.0

              Great little amp!

              By JimmyVern

              from Ms.

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Roland Cube-01 Compact 10W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

                I use this as a practice amp and it is really surprising in its performing abilities! I really like this amp.

                 
                3.0

                Great, unless you want to use the lead setting

                By Old Guly

                from Texas

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Roland Cube-01 Compact 10W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

                  Works well for what I got it for: a nice clean sound in a very portable unit (only 10 pounds). The lead setting has way too much of the type of pick noise that tends to be produced by modeling amps or pedals. The acoustic setting seems to work pretty well for amplifying an acoustic guitar. Has plenty of power for my purpose--accompanying an acoustic guitar and a few singers in a church--but of course it wouldn't work in a band setting.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great little amp for the money

                  By DonV

                  from Canoga Park, CA

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Good Warmth
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Roland Cube-01 Compact 10W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

                      This is a great little amp for the money. It has three channels, clean, lead and one for acoustic guitar. The volume on the acoustic channel seems a little lower than the others, but could be the guitar I was testing it with. You can play very loud with this amp without it sounding distorted. I think that at this price point the Roland Cube-01 amp is a real bargain.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great little amp!

                      By CS

                      from Sheridan, WY

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Good Warmth
                      • Portable
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Home Studio

                        Comments about Roland Cube-01 Compact 10W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

                        I have two other Roland amps and they are my favorite amplifier company. I saw this compact Roland Cube 01 come up for sale and since I have a Micro Cube and a Cube 40, I thought this would be a nice addition. It has more power than the Micro and is easier to tote around than the Cube 40. It has a very nice, full clean sound and a very nice overdrive. It is not as versatile as the Cube 40 but it is 1/3 the price! Plenty loud for home practice and very nice tones from the speaker. I am really happy with this amp.

                         
                        3.0

                        Good practice amp for the right price

                        By Michael

                        from undisclosed

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                        Comments about Cube-01 Compact 10W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

                        So far this appears to be a good practice amp. Takes a little experimenting to find the best use of the three modes since changing modes greatly affects volume. Volume is very sensitive to guitar input and easy to overdrive. Small jack for headphones seems to be subpar (noisy). Otherwise, sound quality is pretty good for a practice amp. Reverb is OK. This is a good amp for someone just starting to play electric or if you just need a personal practice amp. Not quite enough volume to play in group or gig. Could also work as a recording amp for use with a mic. Overall I like it and would recommend as a good value. Gave it as a gift to my grandson.

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        I would recommend this to a beginner like me

                        By gabe

                        from undisclosed

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                        Comments about Cube-01 Compact 10W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

                        I love how it sounds and on the lead channel your acoustic sounds like an electric. It can get loud!
                        I don't like how clear the sound is ,though

                         
                        5.0

                        Great amp !!!

                        By Starfire lover

                        from Arizona

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Excellent Sound
                        • Good volume and tone for a small gig
                        • Nice to be able to use for acoustic and electric
                        • Portable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Home Studio
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Roland Cube-01 Compact 10W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

                          Great clean tone and a an awesome reverb

                           
                          5.0

                          Versatile Cube

                          By JimmyVern

                          from Ms.

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                          Comments about Cube-01 Compact 10W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

                          I use the Cube at home as a practice amp and this little amp is fantastic!!!! Great sound I am so e is! impressed with all the different sounds you can get out of it! I read the instruction and watched the demos and discovered how truly versatile this Roland Cube is!

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          I would recomend this amp to a friend

                          By Dollyman

                          from Canton, Texas

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                          Comments about Roland Cube-01 Compact 10W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

                          I use this little amp for practice along with my Jam Man Solo.

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Good product for the price

                          By Jim

                          from San Diego

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Excellent Sound
                          • Portable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Studio

                            Comments about Roland Cube-01 Compact 10W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

                            Great practice amp in home studio. Good product for the price.

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Sweet Little Amp

                            By Psychedelic Drifter

                            from Green Bay, WI

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Excellent Sound
                            • Good Warmth
                            • Portable
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Home Studio
                              • Practice
                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Roland Cube-01 Compact 10W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

                              The dirty channel is okay (with a treble booster). But it's the clean channel that makes this amp an excellent value for its price and size. Throw some chorus on the thing and add some reverb (the unit has surprisingly good reverb), maybe a treble booster, and you come pretty close to the Jazz Chorus. The gain adds a lot of warmth, and adding dirt pedals gets into a heavy zone. You won't want to use the dirty channel! The auxiliary in doesn't conflict with the guitar signal and the line out works well with an external amplifier.

                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Good practice amp for the money.

                              By Firewalker

                              from Brandon, MS.

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Warmth
                              • Portable
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Studio

                                Comments about Roland Cube-01 Compact 10W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

                                It offers a good bit of overdrive/gain. Don't expect much from the sound of your plug n play devices but it is enough to play along with.

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