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Roland-cube-30.1836979
7.0 out of 10

Roland CUBE-30

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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

karamusic, TalkBass.com
6 July 2011
  • Summary: As a practise amp it is not THAT bad... It's small and has a correct sound if you don't push it to much. The aux in is a nice feature to plug in a mp3 player or whatsoever to play on top if it. I personally don't like the CMOSS effects.
  • Pros: small, not to heavy, correct sound
  • Cons: effects are worthless
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Hopper, TalkBass.com
6 July 2011
  • Summary: Fantastic little amp with a great clear sound. I've even used it successfully for small gigs as well as practising. I use it on the 'session' setting with a little compression (which works very well on lower settings). I don't use the effects. It sounds like the amp has some noise-gating built in; you can hear noisier EQ settings close off on the tail-end of fade outs. As many others have pointed out, the amp is let down by the line out.
  • Pros: Great sound
  • Cons: Noisy line out
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Anonymous, TalkBass.com
6 July 2011
  • Summary: Compact size, witch is about the only good thing. At higer volumes(gain & master less than half) speaker farts and the cabinet and the inner parts treble and shiver to a point that renders it useless for anything els than very silent bedroompractice. Useless effects, they sound metalic, sythetic and unnatural. Delay and reverb is fine if you use it isn small amounts. There is mucth better stuff to buy for much lower price.
  • Pros: small
  • Cons: bad tone, useless effects, speakers farts bigtime at less than half power, trembeling and shivering noice from the innerpart witch is really a bitch. Only usefull as a silent bedroomamp but for mcuh less buck you can buy equally good or even better stuff.
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Chucky, TalkBass.com
6 July 2011
  • Summary: This review is for the the Bass Cube 30, not the the cube 30 advertised on talkbass (which is the guitar version). I wanted to lowest power consuming combo I could find and this fits my requirements. At 34 watts A/C consumption I can power this w/ a small 7 amp 12 volt battery w/ converter that I recharge w/ a 20 watt folding camping solar panel I got from Radiolabs. Why? Because I'm different.
  • Pros: Low power consumption
  • Cons: Pricey
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

ishouldbeking, TalkBass.com
6 July 2011
  • Summary: I see a lot of negative reviews above, so i figured I should throw mine on the pile and offer a different take. For what this is, I think it's great. It's exactly what I wanted in a practice amp. PROS: I love the way this thing looks. Classic roland design, and it's built like a little tank. It's a little heavier than it looks, but c'mon, it still ain't heavy. The knobs feel a little cheap, but not behringer cheap. I also really, really like the tone.
  • Pros: Size, a slew of features, wide array of tones, easy to use, very good tone for a practice amp, portability, looks, fun to use, durable construction
  • Cons: On the expensive side, so-so fx, "line-out" is really just a headphone jack and it's noisy
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Staccato, TalkBass.com
4 September 2009
  • Summary: This reliable, well-built practice amp delivers-decent tone through two speakers, a 10", plus a tweet, and does what it is designed for, and more! Found one used-like new, and demo'd with the help of a long-time bass player while comparing to a Fender Bassman 25. In the open, store setting and flat on the floor, this amp was LOUD with gain & volume set on 5-6. It rattles windows at home with gain & volume both set on 4.
  • Pros: Decent Tone, Sturdy, Not Heavy, MP3 In, Headphone Out
  • Cons: Chorus
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Overall 6
6.0

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bebop1, TalkBass.com
4 January 2005
  • Summary: Not what I expected or hoped for. I traded it in on a Ampeg Classic 2x10HE Ampeg cab for my head for small gigs. It sounded lousy with all my electrics, but good on its own with my upright. ------------------------------ '07 Fender Aerodyne Jazz (modded), '00 Fender Jazz, '10 Fender Jaguar fretless, Markbass 121P combo and 121H cab.
  • Pros: Well built and very easy to carry around. The amp models (Octaver, Bassman, Trace Elliot, Acoustic, SWR, Ampeg) are excellent.
  • Cons: Small and boxy sounding, but I expected that. There is no line out (except the headphone/recording out that defeats the internal speaker). Quite a bit of hiss from that headphone/recording out - too much to use it as a preamp to a larger amp or PA.
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Ale, TalkBass.com
17 October 2004
  • Summary: A practice amp , not for giging , although ive used it on small trio jazz gigs when i had to take the bus , and with a PA it went ok. Sounds very good at low volumes , but it distorts very easy. If youwant a good soundign pratice amp or reording amp , this is it.
  • Pros: Small , sound extremely good and transparent at low volumes
  • Cons: Its a a pratice amp , it farts like hell when turning up above 50 %
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Overall 1
0.5

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Rob Gordon, MUZ
27 July 2008
  • Excerpt: Loud and powerful. Sounds great on any bass. Built in compression, chorus, flanger, delay, reverb an...
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Overall 1
0.5

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Plucking, MUZ
27 July 2008
  • Excerpt: Wow! I can't believe my ears. The Roland Cube-30 found a place next to my Bassman W/ 2 15s' and Mars...
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