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Roland CUBE-40GX 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp Black 

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Building on the top-level tone and rock-solid reliability that’s made the CUBE name famous, the all-new CUBE-GX series turns up the heat with even mo...Read More

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A compact and portable amp with features and power to do whatever you need.

Building on the top-level tone and rock-solid reliability that’s made the CUBE name famous, the all-new CUBE-GX series turns up the heat with even more versatile operation and connectivity for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. With 40 watts of power and a custom-designed 10-inch speaker, the compact CUBE-40GX is the ultimate go-everywhere amp for gigs, recording and practice at home. 11 COSM® amp types and three independent channels—including a fully programmable SOLO channel—provide sounds for playing any style, with remote control of channel switching, effects, and more via the optional GA-FC Foot Controller. i-CUBE LINK takes practice and mobile recording to a new level, providing a built-in audio interface for working with music apps on your favorite iOS devices.

FLEXIBLE COMBO FOR GIGGING, RECORDING, AND PRACTICE
Featuring 40 watts of power, a custom-designed 10-inch speaker, and a slightly larger cabinet than previous designs for even better performance, the CUBE-40GX delivers satisfying, versatile guitar tones with integrated effects. Compact and easy to carry, it provides plenty of volume for everyday playing at small clubs, coffee houses, houses of worship, rehearsals, and beyond. For recording, you can use the CUBE-40GX’s RECORDING OUT/PHONES jack to mute the onboard speaker and send studio-quality tones with COSM speaker modeling directly to an audio interface or mixing board. Headphones can be used with this jack as well, perfect for silent practice sessions. Built with legendary CUBE construction standards, the CUBE-40GX is rugged, reliable and ready for the long haul.

COSM AMPS AND THREE INDEPENDENT CHANNELS
The CUBE-40GX is equipped with a wide range of COSM amp types and three independent channels for maximum tonal versatility. The JC CLEAN channel provides the renowned clean tone of Roland’s famous JC-120, while the LEAD channel offers ten different amp choices, from blackface clean to Brit overdrive to the original EXTREME amp for massive, high-gain metal riffs. A third SOLO channel is completely programmable, allowing you to store all settings from either the JC CLEAN or LEAD channel, along with EQ and effects.

TOP-QUALITY EFFECTS AND MORE
With three independent, easy-to-use effects sections, the CUBE-40GX gives you a full arsenal of top guitar processing onboard. The EFX section offers five different stompbox-type effects, while the dedicated DELAY section has two different delay types and a TAP button for quickly setting delay times. REVERB is included as well, with your choice of vintage spring emulation or a studio-style plate. The CUBE-40GX also features a chromatic/manual tuner, built right into the amp!

POWERFUL PERFORMANCE CONTROL
The optional GA-FC Foot Controller is the perfect partner for the CUBE-40GX, with six footswitches for selecting amp channels and turning effect sections on/off. It’s also equipped with two expression pedal jacks for foot control of input and master volumes. Setup time is lightning fast—the GA-FC requires no AC power adapter, and connects easily via its included stereo 1/4-inch cable. Remote channel switching on the CUBE-40GX is also possible with optional BOSS FS-5U or FS-6 footswitches.

I-CUBE LINK: BUILT-IN INTERFACE FOR IOS DEVICES
Onboard the CUBE-40GX is Roland’s innovative i-CUBE LINK interface, which lets you integrate with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using a real guitar amp with great tone. Unlike typical bulky and inconvenient iOS guitar interfaces, i-CUBE LINK connects to your device’s audio jack quickly and simply with the included cable, providing two-way communication with your favorite music apps. With i-CUBE LINK, you can play along with music tracks and send studio-quality COSM guitar tones with effects straight into the recording app of your choice. The versatile i-CUBE LINK jack can also be used as a simple stereo input, enabling you to plug in nearly any music player or audio device and play it through the CUBE-40GX.

CUBE JAM APP: POWERFUL, FUN AND FREE!
Available for free from the App Store, the Roland CUBE JAM app turns your iOS device into a fun command center for jamming, recording, and learning. Play back commercial songs and minus-one tracks through the CUBE-40GX via i-CUBE LINK and riff along for hours with the amp’s great COSM tones. CUBE JAM also records audio through the i-CUBE LINK connection, letting you capture your jams with a single touch. After recording, you can adjust the volume of your guitar and backing music independently in the app, then export your mix to a 16-bit, 44.1 kHz WAV file. CUBE JAM also includes powerful tools for music practice, including independent speed and pitch adjustment of audio playback, Center Cancel to remove solos and create your own jam tracks, and more.

FEATURES
  • 40 Watts with custom-designed 10-inch speaker
  • Three channels: JC CLEAN, LEAD (with 10 different COSM amp types), and SOLO
  • SOLO channel is fully programmable, allowing you to save and recall amp type plus EQ and effects settings
  • Three independent effects sections: EFX (five types), DELAY with tap tempo, and REVERB
  • Hands-free channel switching, effects on/off, and more via GA-FC Foot Controller (sold separately)
  • i-CUBE LINK jack provides simple audio interfacing with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (interface cable included)
  • Free CUBE JAM app for iOS plays songs and minus-one jam tracks, and lets you record the CUBE-40GX’s COSM amp tones along with music playback

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RolandCUBE-40GX 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (10)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Good power output (9)
  • Excellent sound (8)
  • Warm / comfy (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (5)
    • Performances (5)
    • Amateur recording (3)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
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    4.0

    Very Nice Guitar Amp.

    By alan h.

    from San Francisco

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances

      Comments about Roland CUBE-40GX 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

      I use this amp with my jazz trio because it's light and easy to carry. I like the master volume which is now for both channels, good effects and having enough clean headroom and volume for small venues. I wish they made a simple model for jazz with less crazy modeling options, but instead with a better speaker and a parametric midrange. Well made and an excellent value.

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      5.0

      Amazing amp

      By Dan

      from Ithaca, NY

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

        Comments about Roland CUBE-40GX 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

        I am super happy with this amp. I borrowed a 15 amp cube from a friend to try out, and this one surpasses it in flexibility and depth. Got a great price by calling them. It is lightweight too!
        Very happy with this choice.

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        5.0

        Love it

        By D.B.-w__vW

        from Arizona

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Great Sound Light Wieght
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Roland CUBE-40GX 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

        I spent a ton of money on pedals of all types trying to get good effects. I love my Micro Cube so I just bought this Cube. It has everything I want built in and sounds awesome.

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        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Not bad for an Inexpensive Amp

        By Mickey

        from Hills of East Tennessee

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Decent sound
        • Portable
        • Powerful
        • Very Sensitive

        Cons

        • No Difference In Settings
        • Very Sensitive

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ

        Comments about Roland CUBE-40GX 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

        I have a Micro Cube, a Fender Blues Deluxe and the Cube 40GX. I had hoped that the 40GX would enable me to emulate the sound of the Blues Deluxe with all of that "Tube Warmth" and fullness at my computer where I do not have room for the Fender. However, With a Gibson L-4CES, I am unable to get the true jazzy sound or Blues sound that I was hoping for. Perhaps, as I try different settings, combinations, and such, I will find it. Actually the Micro Cube sounds good but will rattle at even lower volumes.

        The Clean Channel, with just a touch of reverb actually sounds best, as I am not looking for the crunch. I will try my Fender Tele HH Select with the Amp, and perhaps it will suit that one better.

        Otherwise, it may have to go the eBay way!

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        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great practice tool

        By Couch Player

        from Western Maryland

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Cool App
        • Easy To Use
        • Great features
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Needs A Better Eq

        Best Uses

        • Practice With Backup

        Comments about Roland CUBE-40GX 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

        Great practice tool. You can access you Itunes library and with the free app, play along or slow down the recording to learn songs. Great for downloaded backing tracks!
        Sound is on the muddy side "using my PRS 408" on some of the distorted sounds. I'm thinking about getting an EQ pedal but it's not that bad so I'm in no hurry.
        I had a Fender G-Dec and I'm playing the Cube twice as much. Better sound. Better features (usable).

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        glad I Purchased It

        By GaryL

        from NW Arjansas

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Great Sound
          • Great Sound Plenty Of Pow
          • Performances

          Comments about Roland CUBE-40GX 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

          I bought it to use outside and had it mixed up with a cordless. After using it and hearing the deep warm tone and power it has I am very satisfied, and will work around any cord problem. It's controls are many and complicated, however after working with them awhile they become simpeler

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing Little Amp

          By CrawdadStew

          from York,PA

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Roland CUBE-40GX 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

            Picked this up after my mid-eighties Dual 12" Fender 65watt DSP finally died on me after years of faithful service. Over the years I have tested many amps and none could match the sound of that Fender amp. Having little confidence in the new line of lower priced Fenders, and not wanting to get a tube amp I took a chance and ordered one of these Cubes having never heard one.

            The clean sound out of this is incredilble. Very rich sound from a 10" speaker, only slighty more trebly that the dual 12s I was used to.

            At first I was very unhappy wih the lead channel sound until I realized that some of the amp models have a lot of gain in them to begin with and need to be played with the initial gain turned down. Once you play with them a little and learn how to get each to sound good they have a decent sound. By nature I'm not a big fan of amp modeling and would rather use pedals, but unlike the amp models in the current line of Fender amps, these are actually usable.

            The reverbs, delays and EFxs on the amp are really nice for the price and the only complaint I have is there are too many volume knobs on this thing. There is a master volume separate from both the clean channel volume and in addition to the gain and volume knobs on the lead channel that serves no purpose other than to be just another thing to have to set correctly.

            This amp gets plenty loud and should be loud enough for almost any live situation. If you need to be louder on stage than this amp gets, you have other issues, namely no clue about stage volume control for live sound and I would never want to mix sound for you.

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            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            does alot

            By doc

            from nc

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording

              Comments about Roland CUBE-40GX 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

              great amp for price

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Keeping the Cube!

              By DaddyG

              from Northeast Ohio

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Roland CUBE-40GX 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

                  This will be great to take out to my deck/patio on summer evenings. The portability will make this amp very useful. No, it's not my Deluxe Reverb or Vox AC 15, but it has all the sound that I will need to take with me, and I like the headphone capability.
                  I almost decided to send this back as it sounded thin. You have to try all the settings,EQ, etc., to get a sound that you like, but you will find one in this amp. For instance, last night I just rolled back the tone controls a little.....major sound difference! That's all it took to make me want to keep it! You can unlock the sound you are looking for in this amp.
                  It's amazing that Roland can put everything in a cabinet of this size and still have a quality sound. Suffice it to say that I'm extremely happy with this purchase.

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  love this amp !

                  By BuzzyBud

                  from KCMO

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Limited Functions

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Roland CUBE-40GX 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

                  I've grown to love this amp.only one complaint, i wish it could be used with android phones.it has a endless variety of sounds.

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