Reviews and Problems with Roland Micro Cube BASS RX Bass Guitar Amplifier
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Great little amp.
30 April 2011
Summary: I bought this amp to use when busking with a mostly acoustic spanish guitar trio. It was two nylon string guitars and my electric bass. I was a little worried that given the size of this amp it wasn't going to be loud enough. But it was plenty loud. My band mates actually had to ask me to turn it down. Not only that, it has a lot of great features for practicing. The included drum loops are a perfect substitute for a metronome.
Summary: This little amp is incredible! Bought it to play with the Kala U-Bass ukulele (another great item) and the combined output sounds almost exactly like an upright bass. It also sounds great with my regular upright and it is useful to take on gigs, especially where electrical hookups are a problem. I don't think I've used my other amps once since buying this puppy.
Summary: Small, packed with features, and battery powered! If you're looking for the perfect practice bass amp, you found it! This little wonder comes packed with effects, a tuner, and metronome / drum effects. As the bass player finds himself in the territory between the guitar and percussion, keeping a steady and consistant beat is a MUST. Using the metronome / drum effects enables the bass player to practice while making it fun at the same time!
Summary: I have the original Roland MicroCube. As a bass player, everyone thought I was crazy for buying it, but I wanted something that I could play are really low volume after everyone goes to sleep. It works. But, the low B on my 5-string sounds like crap. I tried the CBRX at the store -- what a difference! The bass response is much better and the amp modeling & effects are designed for a bass, not a guitar. The added drum loops are a bonus.
Summary: Great amp, great features, very convenient, versatile & portable, wonderful sound quality and volume for only 5W. I love the built in tuner and percussion. Rock musicians who want extreme volume may require more power for greater volume, but this amp works great for me. I am a senior, a jazz player and I play regularly with several bands. Seems like a good quality product.
Amazingly versatile small bass amp, works well on batteries
1 February 2011
Summary: This is a terrific little amp and I use it for Double Bass. It is adequate for most of my gigs, as the bands I play in are jazz groups that aim at an acoustic sound, and where the audience is fairly attentive and quiet. (I have a 150-watt combo amp for louder bands.) It matches nicely with a good quality bass pickup, and the sound quality of the amp is pretty good, provided you select the right profile (e.g. 'super flat') Now, what about batteries?
Summary: I found this little amp to be quite a suprise for me as having been a bass player for many years and being aware of the need to move "air" i.e. having large speaker cabinets and heavy amplifiers, the thought of having a combo amp powered by 6 AA betteries defied belief. Now a believer, I can throw it in a rucksack plug in and walk down the street playing the bass happily competing with normal acoustic street band instruments.
Summary: This tiny little amp packs a punch. No, it isn't enough for a group context with a drummer, but it is excellent for playing at home, working stuff out, writing songs, jamming with keyboard and guitar and any acoustic instruments. It has surprising power, brilliant amp-modeling and effects(notably the t-wah and flanger). It also has a very useful onboard rhythm guide and tuner. A truly brilliant piece of kit!