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Roland Cube 20X Guitar Combo Amplifier   

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Roland's famous CUBE amp lineup expands with the hot CUBE 20X. With great features such as Power Squeezer for maximum sustain without maximum volume,...Click To Read More About This Product

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Big-time tone in a compact package.

Roland's famous CUBE amp lineup expands with the hot CUBE 20X. With great features such as Power Squeezer for maximum sustain without maximum volume, a fully equipped guitar tuner, a mini-jack aux in for playing along to MP3 and CD players, and of course that incredible CUBE sound, this amp is built to rock!

Powerful COSM amp-models include Acoustic, Overdrive, Distortion, Metal, Metal Stack, and Tube Drive. Onboard flanger, phaser, tremolo, chorus, reverb and delay.

FEATURES
  • 20 watts of power
  • High-quality 8" speaker
  • Powerful COSM amp modeling
  • Onboard guitar effects
  • Dyna Amp acoustic simulation from the Boss
  • Power Squeezer
  • Controls: Clean Channel - Volume knob
  • Lead Channel type SW (overdrive, distortion, metal, metalstack), gain knob, volume knob
SPECIFICATIONS

Cube 20X Guitar Combo Amplifier

  • Rated Power Output: 20W
    Nominal Input Level: INPUT (JC CLEAN channel): -10 dBu/1 M ohms, AUX IN: -10 dBu
    Speaker: 8 inch (20 cm)
    Controls: POWER Switch, SELECT Switch, TUNER Switch, POWER SQUEEZER Switch, VOLUME Knob, TYPE Switch (ACOUSTIC, OVERDRIVE, DISTORTION, METAL, METAL STACK, TUBE DRIVE), GAIN Knob, VOLUME Knob, BASS Knob, MIDDLE Knob, TREBLE Knob, EFX Knob (CHORUS, FLANGER, PHASER, TREMOLO), DELAY/REVERB Knob
    Indicators: JC CLEAN Channel, LEAD Channel, EFX, TUNER, POWER SQUEEZER
    Connectors: INPUT Jack (1/4" phone type), AUX IN Jack (Stereo miniature phone type), FOOT SW Jack (SELECT, EFX) (1/4" phone type), RECORDING OUT/PHONES Jack (Stereo 1/4" phone type)
    Power Supply: AC 117 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V (50/60 Hz)
    Power Consumption: 24W
    Options: Foot Switch (BOSS FS-5U, FS-6), Connection Cable (PCS-31)
    Dimensions: 13-3/16"W x 13-3/16"H x 9-1/2"Dd Weight
    Weight: 7.2 kg; 15 lbs. 14 oz.
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RolandCube 20X Guitar Combo Amplifier
 
4.8

(based on 33 reviews)

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Could be better...

I tried and bought this amp strictly for practice use. I and my bandmates were tired of hauling much of our racks and gear in and out of a basement each week for practice,...Read complete review

I tried and bought this amp strictly for practice use. I and my bandmates were tired of hauling much of our racks and gear in and out of a basement each week for practice, only to have to pack everything back up and head to a gig on the weekend. For practice use and for the features, this is a good little amp. Overall I'm pretty happy with it and it is serving me well in this capacity. However, there are a few issues that you should know about. First, the clean channel is crap. That is, the amp sounds way too midrangey, even with the tone controls at max or min, you still can't get a clean responsive sound out of it. It does have the COSM Acoustic setting on the other channel, though, which I found was a reasonable approximation of what my dual humbucker actually sounds like in clean mode on most other amps. Related is perhaps the fact that the amp just has no sustain. I'm not talking about gain and compressors here. And there's plenty of volume. I'm talking about how my guitar sounds when I hold a note. The guitar stills rings out the note, but the amp drops out long before my note is over. If I had to guess, it's like someone was muffling the speaker after a short time holding a chord or note - it just doesn't ring true. Power supply issues? But hey, it's a small box and it sounds like it.My other like-to-have's would be an external line and/or speaker out so you could expand it a little. As I said, it's a good practice amp, and some of the effects channel settings sound pretty good. It's good for the price, but check out other systems if you want something that truely reproduces the sound of your guitar.

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not worth it : (

My friend got this amp and he plugged up a distortion pedal to it and it sounded like CRAP!!! The amp already had distortion on it, so it, for some reason screeched...Read complete review

My friend got this amp and he plugged up a distortion pedal to it and it sounded like CRAP!!! The amp already had distortion on it, so it, for some reason screeched through practice. Don't spend your money on this piece-0-crap and never plug up a distortion pedal and have a good time blowing up the speaker! CRAP!!!!!!!!!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Practice Amp

By Carolina Hard Rocker

from Greensboro, NC

Comments about Roland Cube 20X Guitar Combo Amplifier:

I bought this based on Roland's reputation for quality and my past positive experience with Roland/Boss effect pedals. First, the housing and construction are very solid with corner guards and sturdy knobs. Second, the sound quality for a unit of this size and price is very good. The clean channel is not outstanding, but is what one would expect from a modestly priced amp. Clean has a wide frequency range, good responsiveness without breaking up, and excellent signal to noise ratio. The lead channel is particularly impressive and several of the presets are truly outstanding. Specifically, the distortion, metal, and metal stack. These three presets offer beautiful crunch, gain, and sustain for challenging rhythm and lead guitar work. With a touch of echo added, the sound of these three presets alone is well worth the price of the amp. If you like 80's heavy metal, then you will love the sound of "metal stack" - truly awesome. The headphone jack, when used, mutes the 8" speaker and allows for a super sonic experience when rocking through the headphones.The effects are average, but sound decent. There are practically no parameter adjustments for any of the effects (but this is OK given the low price of the amp). I found the chorus and delay to sound quite nice. The flanger and reverb did not suit my taste. The amp has a built-in tuner which works perfectly. Overall, the Roland Cube 20x is a superb value. You get a very clean, attractive, and well-built amp that sounds good for all presets, and incredible for the harder rock tones.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great buy

By ST3

from GA

Comments about Roland Cube 20X Guitar Combo Amplifier:

I just bought this amp about a week ago. Its, by far, one of the best practice amps i have owned. Great sound and effects. Well worth the money.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Features are limited

By Timbo99

from Cuyahoga Falls, OH

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Comments about Roland Cube 20X Guitar Combo Amplifier:

I love Roland's stuff, don't get me wrong. But this amp disappointed. I suppose I should have paid more attention to the modeling features. If you play metal or grunge, I'm sure this little amp is great for practice, but if you primarily play a single coil Strat like I do, this little baby falls short. As another reviewer pointed out, the clean settings leave much to be desired. I put Custom Shop '69s in my American Standard, and this amp doesn't even come close to doing them justice. There's barely any sustain and it just sounds kind of lame. Very little depth or brightness. The clean channel definitely seems to have been an afterthought in the design and manufacture of the Cube 20X.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Perfect Practice or Beginner Amp

By Tom-_E.Ks

from Louisville, Kentucky

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Comments about Roland Cube 20X Guitar Combo Amplifier:

I play a Strat with HSS setup and a Martin 000C- 16GTE, this amp does them both justice. Strong tonal range and plenty loud. The affects on this amp and power reducer are nice as well. It is a great bargain at this price and you will probably not find a better amp for the money! Buy one, you'll be glad you did!

 
5.0

GREAT LITTLE AMP

By ELVIS

from YORK PA.

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • This Thing Rocks The E

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Roland Cube 20X Guitar Combo Amplifier:

      THIS LITTLE AMP ROCKS. THE EFFECTS ARE SUPER. BUY IT!!!

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      4.0

      Could be better...

      By redbeard

      from Maine

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      Comments about Roland Cube 20X Guitar Combo Amplifier:

      I tried and bought this amp strictly for practice use. I and my bandmates were tired of hauling much of our racks and gear in and out of a basement each week for practice, only to have to pack everything back up and head to a gig on the weekend. For practice use and for the features, this is a good little amp. Overall I'm pretty happy with it and it is serving me well in this capacity. However, there are a few issues that you should know about. First, the clean channel is crap. That is, the amp sounds way too midrangey, even with the tone controls at max or min, you still can't get a clean responsive sound out of it. It does have the COSM Acoustic setting on the other channel, though, which I found was a reasonable approximation of what my dual humbucker actually sounds like in clean mode on most other amps. Related is perhaps the fact that the amp just has no sustain. I'm not talking about gain and compressors here. And there's plenty of volume. I'm talking about how my guitar sounds when I hold a note. The guitar stills rings out the note, but the amp drops out long before my note is over. If I had to guess, it's like someone was muffling the speaker after a short time holding a chord or note - it just doesn't ring true. Power supply issues? But hey, it's a small box and it sounds like it.My other like-to-have's would be an external line and/or speaker out so you could expand it a little. As I said, it's a good practice amp, and some of the effects channel settings sound pretty good. It's good for the price, but check out other systems if you want something that truely reproduces the sound of your guitar.

       
      5.0

      roland cube 20x

      By duane-_hVQ9

      from somewhere else

      Comments about Roland Cube 20X Guitar Combo Amplifier:

      I got this amp last week, it was freaking loud for a 20Watt amp, sounds great, effects almost as good as the BOSS pedals (metalzone) bang for the buck but who would not want this to go any cheaper?Roland could add more effects.

       
      5.0

      Great for practice

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Roland Cube 20X Guitar Combo Amplifier:

      I have had this amp for about a month and it Rocks! Much louder than my old one and much better tone. The two channel system works very well, and I really like the fact that when you switch channels the effects stay the same. The clean channel is perfect for effects pedals and the lead channel SCREAMS. However, you can't really max out the volume without using the power squezer (which is awesome). But over all a great amp for practice and small gigs.

       
      5.0

      Beutiful amp

      By trophyscarsaddict137

      from northern colorado

      Comments about Roland Cube 20X Guitar Combo Amplifier:

      i have owned this amp for about a year now and personally, not a bad amp at all. this amp is great for playing hardcore breakdowns open drop ya know. my only complaint is i wish the controls for phaser/delay/reverb were a bit more precise.

       
      5.0

      Incredible Value

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Roland Cube 20X Guitar Combo Amplifier:

      This is an incredible amp. I have only had it for a little while, but I absolutely love it so far. Its great. I got it and tried it... and the features are great, it sounds good, and holy cow can this thing blare! Its fantastic. I've been playing it with an acoustic guitar, and I will be using it with my RISA Electric Tenor Ukulele.

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