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The Roland Micro Cube Battery Powered Amp with COSM and Effects gives guitarists a genuine Roland Cube amp in an ultracompact 7-pound package. And wh...Click To Read More About This Product

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Battery-powered for big fun anyplace!

The Roland Micro Cube Battery Powered Amp with COSM and Effects gives guitarists a genuine Roland Cube amp in an ultracompact 7-pound package. And when you're doing live gigs, you'll love that it runs on batteries. Despite its tiny proportions, the MicroCube packs a big punch and comes with 6 DSP effects, 7 COSM amp models, and a new Digital Tuning Fork—giving guitarists everything they need for killer tone on the go.

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FEATURES
  • Ultracompact portable DSP guitar amp with 5" speaker
  • 7 COSM guitar amp models including JC-120 and a special mic preamp model
  • 6 DSP effects: chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo, and separate delay/reverb
  • New Digital Tuning Fork with support for flat tunings up to 2 semitones
  • Recording/headphones output and stereo auxiliary input for CD players, etc.

From busking to beach parties, the Micro Cube will deliver. Order yours now!

SPECIFICATIONS

Micro Cube Combo Amp

  • Weight: 7 lbs. 5 oz. without batteries and adapter
  • 9-5/8"W x 8-15/16H x 6-9/16"D
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RolandMicro Cube Combo Amp
 
4.8

(based on 190 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (20)
  • Excellent sound (19)
  • Easy to use (18)
  • Good power output (17)
  • Warm / comfy (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (11)
  • Home studio (11)
  • Performances (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Professional recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Novice (6), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Roland Micro Cube - great sounding little amp, with lots of features

I especially like the "Brit Combo" amp model, and the acoustic model. The phaser and reverb also sound really good.

Its really, really user friendly, easy to get...Read complete review

I especially like the "Brit Combo" amp model, and the acoustic model. The phaser and reverb also sound really good.

Its really, really user friendly, easy to get good tones. Compared to some of the larger, more powerful, and more expensive modelling amps, its easy to get a good sound with it. As good as it is, I will look at the larger Cubes from Roland if I decide to get a bigger guitar amp. (Probably a part of their marketing plan, but, this little amp gets the job done!!)

The only thing that I would change is putting the power button on top or near the top to make it easier to find.

Keep in mind that by itself, (5 watts, and small speaker) its pretty much just for practice, or busking on the street.

I got it for travelling ( also got a Dean short scale guitar) and practice... just plug in, pick an amp, pick an effect, adjust the drive and volume and there you are!! Its a lot of fun.

However, I bet it would sound good if you use the line out and go into a PA with it, or into a larger, clean sounding amp
Roland Micro Cube a lot of features and effects for the money. I like the tuning note button, and also that you can tune to Ab with it, or Abb too.

Reverb is as good or better than most of the small combos I have tried.

I can get good tones for Beatles tunes, bluesy things, country-rock, etc....
I got mine used, and it seems well made. I try to take care of my stuff, but a lot of people don't.... !

I think amps that get passed around, dropped, sold, pawned, and still work great must be decent quality to make it thru all that!!

It sounds really good.
Its a lot of amp for the money!! You could spend this amount of $ on another small combo amp, and still not get the useful tools like the tuning note, reverb, and the amp models. Speaker is small, but really, its just as good as many of the other little combos out there!

I have a small Vox combo, and a couple of small Fenders, and this little guy can sound similar. The Cube has a lot more built in effects, however, plus some amp models/tones that the Vox and Fender can't pull off by themselves. (Those combos have more power and better/bigger speakers, so they can do more as a "live" guitar amp, mic'd, with a band, than the Cube however)

A lot of 10 and 15 watt amps out there ( for similar prices) really don't sound as good as this amp.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great amp that all should have

Man this is the best practice amp I have ever owned. I use it to take to school to jam at lunch and mid class as well as to replace my old practice amp....Read complete review

Man this is the best practice amp I have ever owned. I use it to take to school to jam at lunch and mid class as well as to replace my old practice amp. It does all that and a handful. Its a really great amp. I can get great acoustic sounds, bluesy grit and ballsy distortion. It also does a great shredder tone with a touch of chours and reverb. Its amazing what this amp can do for just being 2 watts and a 5 inch speaker.But thats one thing I want to mention that I have had a probelm (note its the only problem I have with it). The speaker seems to fart with ultra loud low frequencys achieved with palm mutes and high volume. This only happened with the batteries in use however. I swapped the batteries thinking that was the problem but it wasnt. It turns out the loud low frequencies is just too much for the batteries but the adapter that comes with it solves the problem. The only time u hear it though is when you hold a palm muted note for a while (ala deathcore breakdowns), so unless you play some slow palm muted breakdowns (which is torture for any small amp honestly but I cant resist)you have nothing to worry about.Its a great amp overall and if it were to break, no doubt I would get another. It just cant be beat for this best sounding, smallest, portable, practice amp.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Progressive Guitar Studio

By Gary Wayland Robert Charles King

from New Orleans, Louisiana

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Comments about Roland Micro Cube Combo Amp:

Like I said I have used this amp EVERYDAY FOR TEN YEARS!!! Just get your foot off of the amp and it will probably out last you!
I had five of these before Katrina washed them all away. I bought five more after I opened my music school back up in New Orleans. We use rechargeable batteries for portability. You name the song and I will get the sound out of this amp. If this thing had a switchable amp selector it would be worth more.
Just keep your foot off of the amp and buy your self a foot stool and it will last ten times longer. All of the problems with the amp have come from people using it for a foot rest. It causes the resistor contacts to separate on the inside.
Come on!!! Any sound under the sun for this price? The real secret of this tiny amp is how well the recording out works!

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best practice amp for beginners!

By Bevan-P4P_o

from Atlanta, GA

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Comments about Roland Micro Cube Combo Amp:

And I've heard professional players seem to like it too. When I seriously started collecting guitars and amps several years ago, I wanted to learn how special effects work before I bought any pedals. The Roland Micro Cube was the perfect solution, and it taught me everything I needed to know. Want to deploy monster metal riffs, power chords and other sonic assault weapons? With this amp you can do it all at low volume, so you don't alert your parents, roommates, neighbors or the police. Especially the police. And it is plenty loud if nobody's home. It emulates a variety of classic amps, so it's suitable for any style of music. I still use it, and it has proven to be sturdy and reliable. Highly recommended!

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Roland Micro Cube - great sounding little amp, with lots of features

Comments about Roland Micro Cube Combo Amp:

I especially like the "Brit Combo" amp model, and the acoustic model. The phaser and reverb also sound really good.

Its really, really user friendly, easy to get good tones. Compared to some of the larger, more powerful, and more expensive modelling amps, its easy to get a good sound with it. As good as it is, I will look at the larger Cubes from Roland if I decide to get a bigger guitar amp. (Probably a part of their marketing plan, but, this little amp gets the job done!!)

The only thing that I would change is putting the power button on top or near the top to make it easier to find.

Keep in mind that by itself, (5 watts, and small speaker) its pretty much just for practice, or busking on the street.

I got it for travelling ( also got a Dean short scale guitar) and practice... just plug in, pick an amp, pick an effect, adjust the drive and volume and there you are!! Its a lot of fun.

However, I bet it would sound good if you use the line out and go into a PA with it, or into a larger, clean sounding amp
Roland Micro Cube a lot of features and effects for the money. I like the tuning note button, and also that you can tune to Ab with it, or Abb too.

Reverb is as good or better than most of the small combos I have tried.

I can get good tones for Beatles tunes, bluesy things, country-rock, etc....
I got mine used, and it seems well made. I try to take care of my stuff, but a lot of people don't.... !

I think amps that get passed around, dropped, sold, pawned, and still work great must be decent quality to make it thru all that!!

It sounds really good.
Its a lot of amp for the money!! You could spend this amount of $ on another small combo amp, and still not get the useful tools like the tuning note, reverb, and the amp models. Speaker is small, but really, its just as good as many of the other little combos out there!

I have a small Vox combo, and a couple of small Fenders, and this little guy can sound similar. The Cube has a lot more built in effects, however, plus some amp models/tones that the Vox and Fender can't pull off by themselves. (Those combos have more power and better/bigger speakers, so they can do more as a "live" guitar amp, mic'd, with a band, than the Cube however)

A lot of 10 and 15 watt amps out there ( for similar prices) really don't sound as good as this amp.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

KING OF PRACTICE AMPS

By drbill51

from Taylor, MI

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Practice Amp

    Comments about Roland Micro Cube Combo Amp:

    I have a small recording studio with 7 top of the line tube amps. However, each one of them are heavy making them difficult to move around. Because of this, I needed a small amp that I could play through some of my computer programs. This amp did just what I needed it to do, and I've had it over 4 years with no problems. While it is loud for it's size, it would never work for me in a live gig. This is a great practice/beginner amp, and probably could be used for laying tracks. It is well made, has some great effects, and so easy to move around. The name Roland speaks volumes, plus the reviews of others should reasure your decision in purchasing one for yourself.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very good practice amp. Well Done, Roland!

    By LordMusikage

    from Phoenixville, PA

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    Comments about Roland Micro Cube Combo Amp:

    After owning this amp for 1 and 1/2 years, It has served me well. Overall, for the price and for the modeling and effects, it's durability, and how good they sound... Outstanding.
    Being a solid-state digital amp, it's destined to have a few effects, at least. This amp does have some nice effects. It has 7 amplifier settings: Acoustic, JC Clean, Black Panel, Brit Combo, Classic Stack, Rectifier (spelled "R-Fier") and Mic (for putting a mic directly into guitar input.) Its effects incude Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo (All of those on one knob), Delay, and Reverb (Both on another knob). It has a total of 6 knobs. The amplifier selector, gain, volume, tone (adjusts overall clarity.), and the other two knobs control the effects. The Micro Cube also has a digital tuning fork that is touch sensitive, and can tune an A, an Ab, and a G (Abb). Also has auxilary inputs in 1/8 size (to plug in iPods or mp3 players.), and in 1/4 size (to plug in perhaps another guitar or a microphone).
    Well, being that it's made from Roland, it's bound to be good... and it is. From the digital aspect of the cube, the amplifer models sound really good. The acoustic channel does a decent job simulating an acoustic guitar, the JC Clean and Black Panel sound very good as well, the main difference being that JC Clean is very clear and distinct; and the Black Panel (my personal favorite clean) has a much warmer, deeper end to it. The British Combo will give you a nice classic grit, and the Classic Stack (my favorite distortion) will provide a nice crunchy distortion when gain is at 1/2 or less, and it's a smooth fuzz that works excellent for leads when the gain is turned up more. The Recitifier works for metal pretty well. The mids in it however, are scooped a ton (I dislike that, but it still sounds good). I can't really evaluate the mic channel mainly because I don't have a mic to try it out on. Onto the effects, the Chorus is very deep sounding and overall pretty good. I don't really use the flanger or phaser much, but they sound good. The tremolo sounds good too. The delay sounds nice, and the reverb is excellent too. For the physical aspect of the Micro Cube, it's pretty strong and durable. I'm a big dude, and I've sat on it a few times. No problem holding me up. Also, the amp really lets your guitar's tone shine through. Sounds great on all of the guitar I own. There is one thing I would complain about: the input jack nut is made of plastic... I borrowed a cube from my school and It fell on the input jack from maybe 10 inches and the input jack nut BROKE off... into two pieces of platic. ... But other than that, overall very good quality.
    A very flexible, good sounding, and strong little amp for $140. Very good value.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Bedroom champion

    By ChrisNYC

    from NYC

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    Comments about Roland Micro Cube Combo Amp:

    I've had this amp for four years now and it saved the day for me being an apartment dweller. Huge tone out of such a small speaker. The only downside is the Rectifier setting is terrible and the speaker woofs out when cranked. Other than that you're not going to find a better amp that won't annoy your housemates.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AMAZING TONE!

    By MarshallMan1234

    from Madison, WI

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    Comments about Roland Micro Cube Combo Amp:

    This little amp has GREAT tone. I'm a Marshall guy, and I usually don't do modeling amps, but I needed something that wouldn't wake up the neighbors at two in the morning. Words don't describe the tonal range of this amp. It goes from sparkling clean to downright dirty and everywhere in between. As far as volume, this amp can really crank if you need it to, and it doesn't lose its tone at lower volumes. If you're looking for an amp to play at night or just on your own, look no further.

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    ...........

    By War!

    from Baltimore, MD

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    Comments about Roland Micro Cube Combo Amp:

    Unless you're planning on playing shows and such, this amp is awesome. There's so much it can do, and it's tone!, IT'S DIGITAL TONE, is amazing. I own a Vox and a Fender Deluxe, and at home, this is my go to amp. You can play whatever you want quietly and it sounds good, but with tubes you need to let them warm up to sound good, and you just can't play tubes quietly unless it's like 1 watt. Even 5 watt tube amps are loud. If you own a 40 watt Fender Deluxe, you know what I mean... it cannot be quiet, ever. Get this, for an amp to write with and jam on, it rocks.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for JAZZ Guitar

    By Armon Haumer

    from Cleveland, OH Rock Capital of the World!

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    Pros

    • Good Warmth
    • Gr8 For Jazz Applications
    • Not Junk
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Cost Too Much
    • Needs Xlr Outputs
    • Some Unwanted Transients

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Roland Micro Cube Combo Amp:

    I traded a new ZT Lunchbox JR amp for this Roland MiniCube yesterday because the Roland sounds better.
    More depth, and doesn't sound like a transistor radio (unlike the ZT JR).

    It is way louder than 5 watts.

    The warm tones are very good (when tweaked just right using the TONE control).

    It can be used for JAZZ GUITAR applications, both live & for recording. Has great "clean" tone. I prefer the Black Panel setting for a clean, Jazz Wes Montgomery-like tone. It is the right setting for my Traveler Guitar (which only has a bridge humbucker p/u).

    The only drawback is that when the "Acoustic" model is set, there is hiss produced when guitar strings are struck. Kinda annoying, but tolerable, the hiss can be reduced by putting the tone knob at the 9-o'-clock position.

    Also, don't overdrive the bass tone as the speaker will sound floppy!

    In a live setting, be sure to have an SM57 for house amplification!!! An XLR-balanced output would've been nice, but probably impractical, due to the power transformer (wall wart).

    I live full time in my car, so I can power it with cigarette lighter adapter (9-volts).

    Another very nice product from Roland. You can't go wrong!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GREAT PRACTICE AMP

    By Josh Atkins

    from Cypress

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    Comments about Roland Micro Cube Combo Amp:

    I picked up one of these about 4 years ago, and let me tell you, this is such an awesome little amplifier!! I teach guitar lessons in-home, so this little guy is perfect for me, (it even fits perfectly in my backpack). It also has the ability to run on 6 AA's, which i dont use, because that eats up alot of batteries, but it mainly uses a 9V DC cable, so if it gets messed up, you can get one at radioshack. But the best part about this amp is the tone! for a 5W amp, this thing sings! all the amp models sound great, as well as the on board effects. it also has a tuning fork switchable between A, Ab, and Abb (G), an Aux out, headphone jack and a handle. I'm tellin you, if you want a little practice amp or just something portable, this is definitely the way to go. And not to mention, the thing is built like a tank, as light as a feather, and loud as an Ex-wife. i will never get rid of this amp, and i highly recommend it to anyone looking for something like this.

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