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Roland Cube 80X 80W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp  

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The Roland CUBE-80X guitar amp delivers a massive 80 watts of power through a 12" speaker, and features a switchable clean and lead channel design de...Read More

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A powerful guitar amplifier from Roland's CUBE Series lineup.

The Roland CUBE-80X guitar amp delivers a massive 80 watts of power through a 12" speaker, and features a switchable clean and lead channel design derived from its predecessor. The Roland amplifier also comes with a Looper, a unique Solo function with memory for recalling preset amp tones or serving as a third channel, simultaneous reverb and delay with tap tempo, a built-in automatic tuner, an aux input for connecting MP3 players CD players, or other audio and more.

FEATURES
  • Powerful 80-watt output into a high performance 12" speaker
  • 10 COSM amp models including DLX Combo model
  • Two channels: Clean and Lead plus SOLO memory function
  • New Spring Reverb modeling for vintage reverb sounds
  • Easy-to-use Looper for unique live performance
  • Convenient built-in chromatic tuner

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SPECIFICATIONS

Cube 80X 80W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp

  • Rated power output: 80 W
  • Nominal Input Level
  • INPUT: -10 dBu, AUX IN: -10 dBu
  • Speaker: 12"
  • Controls: power switch
  • Select switch
  • Tuner switch
  • Bright switch
  • Volume knob
  • Type switch (acoustic sim, black panel, DLX combo, brit combo, tweed, classic stack, metal stack, R-fier stack, Dyna amp)
  • Gain knob
  • Volume knob
  • Solo switch
  • Volume (solo) knob
  • Bass knob
  • Middle knob
  • Treble knob
  • Presence knob
  • EFX knob (chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo)
  • Tap/rec/play/dub switch
  • Delay/looper knob (warm clear looper)
  • Reverb knob (spring plate)
  • Foot switch type switch (FS-5L/FS-5U)
  • Indicators: JC Clean Channel, Lead Channel, Solo, Tuner, EFX, Delay/Looper, Tap/Rec/Play/Dub, Reverb
  • Connectors: Input Jack (1/4" phone type)
  • Aux-in jack (Stereo miniature phone type)
  • Line out jack (1/4" phone type)
  • Recording out/phones jack (Stereo 1/4" phone type)
  • Ext speaker (1/4" phone type)
  • Foot SW Jack (Channel select, solo) (1/4" TRS phone type)
  • Foot SW Jack (EFX, reverb) (1/4" TRS phone type)
  • Foot SW Jack (Tap/Rec/Play/Dub, Delay/Looper) (1/4" TRS phone type)
  • Power Consumption: 75 W
  • Power Supply: AC117V, AC220V, AC230V, AC240V (50/60 Hz)
  • Dimensions: 17-3/8"H x 17-3/8"W x 10-7/8"D
  • Weight: 35 lbs. 5 oz.
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RolandCube 80X 80W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.9

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5.0

Good amp once you figure it out

By Nelson Schroeder

from Colorado

Comments about Roland Cube 80X 80W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

good damp
The Cube 80x is a good amp at a good price point. It's powerful and can really fill a room well. It has the ability to go direct to your PA with the line out feature and you can mute the speaker if you use the record/headphone output jack which helps if you are gigging and don't need to use it as a monitor. It also sounds decent mic'd and has all the basic effects you would want (Chorus, Reverb, Delay, Phase, Flange, drive etc.). The EFX are digital and do the job. Pedals typically have more ability to tweak and fine tune but this does well for an amp. You typically don't buy a combo amp for the efx, it's the clean tones that are the most important.

The JC clean channel is the best, when eq'd correctly I can get a really nice clean vintage tone with my strat. With this channel I use some pedals and can really dial it in. The modeling channels are decent and can get some good tones (Black Panel, Tweed, R-Fier) but for me the JC Clean channel is the best.

It can really crank and fill a room and also works nice as a practice amp with the headphones. The Tuner is ok and the looper is fine but can be a little tricky to get the timing correct. Haven't tried adding a footswitch but I hear they work well.

I set the JC for my clean tones, then set up a good crunchy tone with the Black Panel and drive, then use the solo for a third setup and then I can simply switch between the three depending on the song and set.

It's all digital so it can be a little sterile and not as warm as an all tube amp but it's a good amp that once you figure it out can become a solid gigging amp in the right situations. It' rugged and build solid and you don''t have to worry about fragile tubes.
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5.0

Awesome Amplifier

Comments about Roland Cube 80X 80W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

Awesome little amplifier, blows away most of the competition, especially at this price range. The tone is where it is at, this thing is really sweet. Closed back makes it especially tight and responsive as well, along with it being pretty light, small, and sturdy, it can fill a large venue on its own, and actually sounds even better the louder you turn it up.

I put pedals into the clean channel only (Jazz chorus), and use only the presence and EQ knobs, reverb, and the bright switch. I play small venues mostly, but you can mic it as well, and it is fantastic. The sweet tone still blows me away every time.

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4.0

Wicked Awesome Amp

By Robert Atkins

from Birmingham AL

Comments about Roland Cube 80X 80W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

Eventhough, I have not had it very long, it seems like it will be a good investment.
Not excited about the way the tuner works. But, it does work.

The aux input has no volume control so, you have to double check the volume BEFORE you plug in.
Also, no foot switch...this is one thing that should just come with it.

Those are my only negatives on this amp. Controls are easy to use.
It is light weight, very loud, tight crisp cleans, excellent gritty dirty sounds, and good saturation metal setting.
Only on my second play with this amp, but it seems to be well put together.

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5.0

Very Nice in Deed

By MOTOKEV

from salt lake

Comments about Roland Cube 80X 80W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

I've been a fan of the CUBE amp since the release of the cube 30. I decided to upgrade to the 80x. Its a FUN amp for home jammin. I hooked the BOSS pedal so I can activate the LOOPER. I play a chord progression and just jam along. One thing to NOTE, the PRESENCE is a very powerful tone tool on this amp. I'm purty happy with all the tones on this amp. I think the Rectifier and the other metal model could sound a little better. But, the KEY is the TONE KNOBS.

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5.0

Surprisingly good

By SG specialist

from Florida

Comments about Roland Cube 80X 80W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

I have a tube fender and Mesa boogie amps. They sound great, but I end up using many pedals to get all the effects and tones for gigs. I recently tried this amp out and it surprised me how good it sounded. I bought it, and then started realizing that the problem is the footswitches. Ther was no covenient way to footswitch this amp as the manual indicates. I want on line and found that VoodooMan makes a Footswitch that comes with built in lights, so I bought that. Now I can play any gig with no prblem. The looper is a toy. It lacks the real features to be useable live. The tuner is great! Just hold the button down and it sets it on chromatic. It's small and souds really good. I hope Roland takes notes on the foot swich. They would sell lots more amps. I almost took mine back.

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5.0

Great Little Amp!!

Comments about Roland Cube 80X 80W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

This amp is a surprisingly good value for the money. Compact, rugged, lightweight and great sound. You can select a wide range of tones. I use it mainly for practice, band rehearsals and playing small venues. It beats the sound of other amps (tube & non-tube) in its class by a mile!

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4.0

Reliable practice amp

By RockNBlues

from Detroit

Comments about Roland Cube 80X 80W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

The Cube 80X is a great amp for practice at all volume levels. You can practice silently using the headphone jack or crank up the 80 watts and practice with a band. Lots of nice on-board Boss effects and features including looping. The solo feature is one of my favorites since it allows me to switch back and forth between 2 different amp models without having to tweak all the knobs every time.The sounds of the amp models are decent but definitely digital. The clean amps (JC, Black Panel) and the ultra-high gain amps (Metal, R-Fier) are the best in my opinion and might be suitable for gigging. I think the other amp models lack the warmth and smooth distortion that you get from real tubes and this is very noticeable when playing sustained individual notes. Probably not a good choice for a blues gig but OK for practice at home.Overall, this is a nice solid amp. The Cube gives you the chance to experiment with a lot of different sounds without spending a fortune.

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5.0

No need for tube amps

Comments about Roland Cube 80X 80W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

I used to play nothing but Marshalls. You all know the problems tube amps can have and they are expensive. Well, I was at the music store one day and they had a Cube there, so I plugged in. Wow! I set it on R-Fire and was blown away by how tight the signal was. So I got one and decided to run it through my Marshall 4 x 12 cab...now THAT's the ticket! Use a guitar with EMGs, add a little delay on the R-Fire setting and you can play anything from chunk chunk Metallica to Fear Factory to full out black metal or deathgrind! Tight, heavy and lots of punch through a 4 x 12 cab...no more tube amps for me! Now if they would only make an actual amp head! I record with it too!

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5.0

Great Amp

By Traynor Man

from Texas

Comments about Roland Cube 80X 80W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

This amp is a tone monster. I have read a few reviews that say this amp sounds bad. The problem is those who say this need to go into the manual and set the amp the way the Roland people tell you to. Then you can go from there. Every setting on this amp, set according to the manual, is a dream. I could not be happier with this. I just sold an expensive tube amp to get this. It was worth it.

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5.0

Love this amp!

By Russell-2nXOu

from Genoa, Ohio

Comments about Roland Cube 80X 80W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

I play both electric and acoustic guitar, I do so leading worship in church, and I need to get from beautiful to upbeat to driving to powerful all in the same set. THIS IS THE AMP FOR THE JOB! I am very satisfied with the amp modeling tones that this thing has, and as far as the dyna-amp setting goes, it is something I have wanted for years. I plug my Art&Lutherie into the Cube 80, set it to the dyna-amp setting at about 45% gain, and if I pick, finger-pick, or strum lightly I get a full bodied and warm clean tone. As I strum a little harder the tones begin to heat up, and with moderately hard strumming, a smooth overdriven sounds leaps out of the amp. I LOVE it! It makes for great song transitions without chunky changes from clean to distorted tones. The other amp modeling options are great as well, ranging from the Beach Boys to the heaviest of metals, this amp leaves Line 6 in the dust when it comes to true versatility without tone compromise. The only cons I found with this amp are that I wish the delay and reverb effects had more decay time allowed at the top of the knob, but that's just my personal preference. Also, You'll need to purchase 3 Boss FX6 pedals and 3 TRS to dual mono Y-cables if you want ALL of the foot controls that you can have on this amp, BUT - any momentary footswitch with a 1/4 mono jack will get you clean/overdrive switching. (A keyboard sustain pedal would even work.)

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