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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,...Read More

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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

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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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5.0

GREAT LITTLE AMP

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from YORK PA.

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  • This Thing Rocks The E

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    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

      Features are limited

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      from Cuyahoga Falls, OH

      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.

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      4.0

      Could be better...

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      from Maine

      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.

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      5.0

      Wow...just

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      from SE Michigan

      Comments about Roland Cube 20X Guitar Combo Amplifier:

      I went over to my guitar student's house, because he wanted to show me his amp. I, being an audiophile in love with tubes, was skeptical. I brought a guitar, and I plugged in.Each lead preset was unique and useful, especially the acoustic. Obviously, it contains the same circuitry as BOSS's acoustic simulator pedal, and it sounds pretty legit from coming out of a 20 watt amp. The tube OD preset sounded kinda solid-state. the dynamics responded like a solid-state amp would. the metal stack is what a heavy metal fan would be looking for. drenched in gain, although not too much.the power squeezer is a great little gimmick, one i found useful since i was playing inside. it sounds like it can pack a solid punch, even when the power is being squeezed. the footswitch jack is a good addition, although i couldn't try it out for myself.the master EQ is a very useful addition too, especially since i like lots of highs in my guitar tone.the effects are for play only, except the reverb. they sound good, but nothing i'd recommend for live or studio situations. they could be more useful if they had more parameters, but alas!the tuner could not work. it simply didn't want to tell me how sharp or flat the note was. maybe i was playing through a bad one....I wish this amp had another power amp and an ext speaker out jack so i could hook it up to my 4x12.

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      5.0

      Blew me away.

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      from Richmond Hill, ON

      Comments about Roland Cube 20X Guitar Combo Amplifier:

      I discovered this amazing little amp while looking for a smallish amp that I can use to jam with while not blowing out any ears. At 20W, this amp is still ALOT louder than others in its class. However, the power squeezer works great, so I use it indoors. I was also looking for an amp that could relay the beautiful tone of my Norman (offshoot of Godin) acoustic-electric guitar. I found that in the form of the clean channel on this amp. The various lead channels sound /m/ worthy (with the exception of the overdrive channel, which doesn't add much). This amp features a full equalizer which is useful (especially since this amp is rather base heavy). The effects are interesting, though I probably won't use them outside of my home. All in all, this is a great amp for it's value (did I mention that it's practically indestructible?). I kind of wish there was a little more control over Delay, but the tone is great, which is what matters.

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      5.0

      Excellent Practice Amp

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      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.

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      5.0

      roland cube 20x

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      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.

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      5.0

      I like this amp

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      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Roland Cube 20X Guitar Combo Amplifier:

      My favorite thing about this amp is that it is only 20 watts. You can drive it hard and get great tones without losing your hearing. I also I also own a Vox AD30XL and a 30 watt Line 6 Spider II. While I like both of those amps, this amp seems to fit perfectly between them. Not as digital sounding as the Line 6, and not as spongy as the Vox. I also own a 100 watt Marshall combo, but all of these amps are just too loud for me to record with. I especially like the acoustic simulator because now I can play along to these songs without having to buy an acoustic-electric. No, it doesn't sound as authentic as the real thing but in times like these it is good enough for now. The built-in tuner is also a big reason I bought this amp. Considering everything this amp offers, and the great tones it produces, I believe this was one of my better musical purchases. Only had it for a few weeks but seems very solid and reliable.

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      5.0

      Great for practice

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      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.

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      5.0

      Honest review

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      from Michigan

      Comments about Roland Cube 20X Guitar Combo Amplifier:

      I just purchased this amp because of the advise of the local music stores owner. I was originally looking at a Marshall MG30FX which was about 65$ more, but he talked me into trying this little beauty. What can I say besides WOW. Huge sound, great effects on a budget and a great clean channel. This amp is plenty loud for small gigs and perfect for practice. If your looking for a great amp this baby will give you more bang for your buck than anything else out there in its class.

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