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Roland CUBE-80GX 80W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp Black  (Open Box)
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Product# J00114
OVERVIEW

Versatile amp for the stage or studio, with iOS connectivity.

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. The flagship CUBE-80GX packs a punch with 80 big watts of power and a custom-designed 12-inch speaker, delivering first-class performance in a compact amp that’s ready for the stage. 11 COSM® amp types and three independent channels—including a fully programmable SOLO channel—put a huge range of tones at your command, 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 simple onboard audio interface for working with music apps on your favorite iOS devices.

VERSATILE TONES AND THREE INDEPENDENT CHANNELS
The CUBE-80GX features 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 ONBOARD TUNER
Three separate effects sections supply pro guitar processing right onboard the CUBE-80GX, with simple controls for dialing up great tones with ease. The EFX section offers five stompbox-type effects, while the dedicated DELAY section provides two different delay types. REVERB is included as well, with your choice of vintage spring emulation or a studio-style plate. The CUBE-80GX also features a chromatic/manual tuner, conveniently built right into the amp!

I-CUBE LINK: BUILT-IN INTERFACE FOR IOS DEVICES
Onboard the CUBE-80GX 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 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-80GX.

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-80GX via i-CUBE LINK and riff along for hours with the amp’s great 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, 44.1kHz 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
  • 80-watt guitar amp with custom-designed 12-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-80GX’s COSM amp tones along with music playback
  • Three-band EQ plus PRESENCE control; built-in chromatic/manual tuner
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RolandCUBE-80GX 80W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (9)
    • Outdoor events / games (6)
    • Home studio (5)
    • Amateur recording (4)
    • Professional recording (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    5.0

    Fantastic amp. Tone, clarity, effects,

    By Donald Holtan

    from Rochester, MN

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Roland CUBE-80GX 80W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

      This amp has power, clarity, tone, and versatility all in a compact, light weight package. It's a great guitar amp. But it is also a great pedal steel guitar amp. That's unbelievable.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great for Jazz!

      By Robert J

      from Williamsville, NY

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      Pros

      • Built-in effects
      • Built-in Tuner
      • Great tone
      • Iphoneipad Connectivity
      • Lightweight
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Roland CUBE-80GX 80W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

        After considering several amps, I chose the Cube 80gx over other options because I found it to be the best combination of tone, power and weight. The control layout is straightforward making it easy to dial in great tone. The effects are pretty good and may help simplify your rig (I only use a touch of reverb). 90% of the time, I use the JC Clean channel. I play jazz and this amp produces a superb warm, clean tone. My ES-175 sounds amazing through this amp.

        As a gigging pro for many years, I used a Roland Jazz Chorus amp. That amp had the greatest clean tone and stereo chorus I had ever heard, but its distortion was horribly bad. The Cube 80gx captures that amazing clean tone of the Jazz Chorus amp but also has decent crunch and distortion when you need it. Way more versatile than its much-more-expensive JC big brother AND you can carry this amp easily (unlike the fairly heavy and bulky jazz chorus). I also played a Polytone mini brute IV for years which was also a great clean amp but not very versatile (one trick pony).

        This Roland amp is every bit as good a jazz amp as any I've played, but quite a bit more portable and versatile . So far, I am really enjoying this Roland amp!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Could not be happier

        By Schuyler

        from Los Angeles

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Roland CUBE-80GX 80W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

          I was worried about getting this amp. It had great reviews but they were all from people who play jazz and folk, it seemed. I was concerned it wouldn't be able to really ROCK.
          But after using it for two weeks, I can say it definitely can handle all genres of music with ease. It sounds AWESOME with zero noise no matter how loud you set it. And the many ways to tweak your sound can have you playing everything from Buddy Holly to She Wants Revenge.
          I LOVE this thing!

          It's really compact and light, too.
          Great purchase, no regrets!

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great

          By srick

          from illinois

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Roland CUBE-80GX 80W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

            This amp has great tone and plenty of punch. I have several top of the line tube amps and Cube 80 can sure keep up with the heavy and expensive tube amps (which I still use). The portability and the features are great. Give this guy a look....it is outstanding.

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            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very Satisfied.

            By MitAr.

            from Marion NC

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Performances

              Comments about Roland CUBE-80GX 80W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

              I recently sold a Roland JC-120 that I owned for 8 years. It was a great amp with clean tones and nice amenities plus the fact that I never had a problem with the amp. It was my decision to 'downsize'. The JC weighed 63 lbs. The new Cube-80 is 32 lbs. To me the trade has proved to be exactly what I needed. The 80 is as clean, loud enough to play most anywhere and the added effects are very good with super ease of use.

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Exceeded my expectation

              By Rockerduck

              from Marietta,Ga

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Roland CUBE-80GX 80W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

                I use this amp for most of my gigs now. I was using Fender amps and loved the cleans, but my back and knees didn't like the weight of tube amps. This 80gx is loud enough,light,and is a good pedal platform on the clean channel. The effects are real good too.

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                (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This amp meets all expectations!

                By Bo Blue

                from Miami, Florida

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                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Roland CUBE-80GX 80W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

                  I got this Cube 80gx to replace a Cube 20xl. The difference is phenomenal. I should take this to the bank, because I sure got my money's worth.

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                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Compact size, Big sound

                  By Richard

                  from Leesburg,Fl.

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Good Warmth
                  • Portable
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Roland CUBE-80GX 80W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

                    I have played amps with 2 twelve inch speakers for thirty five years, however, since gigging with the Cube 80, I have not missed the second speaker or the bulk and weight of a twin twelve amp. I play easy listening and smooth jazz as a solo guitarist.
                    This amp provides warm clean sound with all the power I need. I can also get a smooth overdrive with great sustain for certain solos. I like the solid construction of the cabinet without Tolex covering, which usually tears in a short time. You can check me out at: www.showcaseyourmusic.com/richardlafrate

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                    (12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Wow

                    By ALEXLIFESONFORPREZ

                    from MO

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Good Warmth
                    • Lots of features

                    Cons

                    • heavy
                    • Poor High Gain Sound

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances
                    • Practice

                    Comments about Roland CUBE-80GX 80W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

                    This amplifier is absolutely mind-blowing. I didn't think it was possible for a solid state amplifier to accurately mimic the fullness and body of a tube amp, but the Cube has one of the best clean sounds I've ever heard, rivaling that of tube amps twice the price. The amp is packed with features, and has proven over and over to be gig-worthy. Personally, I use this amplifier for jazz and blues, and it works well. The clean sound is round and fills the room with a dark, luscious clean. This amp is also great for practicing because it's packed with more features than you'll ever need, and the clean and crunch settings are to die for. My only complaints about this amp are that 1) the high-gain setting is very brittle and fizzy. Granted, it's one of the best high-gain sounds from any solid state amp I've ever played (just as a rule of thumb, you'll never get great high-gain sounds unless you're playing through a tube amp). 2) This amp is extraordinarily heavy. One of the advantages to playing a solid state amp is normally that it gigs well because it's so light--this is simply not the case here with the cube.

                    Overall, this amp is wonderful. There's a reason why John Petrucci uses this amp as his own personal practice tool, and that's because this amp simply kicks butt.

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