Roland MICRO CUBE GX Guitar Amplifier

 
4.8

(15 reviews)

SKU: RMICROCUBEGX-P

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The New Standard in Ultra-Compact Amps!

A top-seller worldwide for nearly 10 years running, the MICRO CUBE is the most popular battery-powered amp of all time. The new MICRO CUBE GX retains the tiny size and huge sound of its legendary predecessor while adding many great additions and improvements, including i-CUBE LINK, increased output power, a chromatic tuner, and a MEMORY function for saving your favorite settings. The massive, high-gain EXTREME brings the total number of COSM amps to eight, while HEAVY OCTAVE has been added to the onboard effects section for thick, ultra-low tones. i-CUBE LINK opens many new opportunities for practice and recording, providing a built-in audio interface for working with music apps on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.  

  • Ultra-compact guitar amp with custom-designed speaker
  • Eight COSM amp tones, including the ultra-heavy EXTREME amp
  • Eight DSP effects, including HEAVY OCTAVE and dedicated DELAY/REVERB with spring emulation
  • MEMORY function for saving favorite amp and effects settings
  • i-CUBE LINK jack provides simple audio interfacing with Apple’s 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 MICRO CUBE GX’s COSM amp tones along with music playback
  • Chromatic tuner built in
  • Runs on battery power or supplied AC adapter; carrying strap included

Huge Tone to Go
The MICRO CUBE GX features the same ultra-compact footprint, battery-powered operation, and big tone that made the original MICRO CUBE such a massive hit around the globe. With up to 25 hours of playing time using six NiMH AA-size batteries, you can enjoy uninterrupted fun while jamming at home, at the beach, on camping trips, at parties—wherever! Increased power output delivers even better performance than before, and a chromatic tuner is built in, eliminating the need to carry an external tuner when you play.  

World-Class Amps and Effects
Filled with Roland’s renowned COSM amps, the MICRO CUBE GX provides tones for playing any musical style, from ultra-clean jazz to heavy rock and everything in between. The newly added EXTREME amp kicks things up a notch, giving you a massive voice for crushing, in-your-face metal riffs. There’s also a MIC setting for using the amp with a vocal microphone. Five different EFX types are available to sweeten your sound, with a new HEAVY OCTAVE effect that works great for adding unique, ultra-low power to distorted tones. An independent DELAY/REVERB processor is onboard as well, with a newly added spring reverb option for authentic surf and roots-rock sounds.

Total Recall
The new MEMORY function turns the MICRO CUBE GX into a dual-channel amp, greatly increasing its versatility. It couldn’t be simpler to use—just dial up the amp tone and effects you want, hold the MEMORY button for a few seconds, and your settings are saved! After that, you can toggle between the saved setup and the current knob settings with a quick button press. Use it for saving a favorite sound, switching between rhythm and lead tones, or calling up a special sound for a particular song or style.    

i-CUBE LINK: Built-In Interface for iOS Devices
Onboard the MICRO CUBE GX 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 COSM 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 MICRO CUBE GX.

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 MICRO CUBE GX via i-CUBE LINK and riff along for hours with the amp’s great COSM 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, 44.1 kHz 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.

Specifications:

Rated Power Output
  • 3 W

Nominal Input Level (1 kHz)
  • INPUT: -10 dBu/1 M ohm
  • i-CUBE LINK/AUX IN: -10 dBu

Speaker
  • 12 cm (5 inches) x 1

Controls
  • POWER switch
  • AMP TYPE switch (ACOUSTIC SIM, JC CLEAN, BLACK PANEL, BRIT COMBO, CLASSIC STACK, R-FIER STACK, EXTREME, MIC)
  • MEMORY button
  • TUNER button
  • GAIN knob
  • VOLUME knob
  • TONE knob
  • EFX knob (CHORUS, FLANGER, PHASER, TREMOLO, HEAVY OCTAVE)
  • DELAY/REVERB knob (DELAY, REVERB, SPRING)
  • MASTER knob

Indicators
  • POWER
  • MEMORY
  • EFX
  • DELAY/REVERB
  • TUNER

Connectors
  • INPUT jack (1/4-inch phone type)
  • i-CUBE LINK/AUX IN jack (4-pole miniature phone type)
  • REC OUT/PHONES jack (Stereo miniature phone type)
  • DC IN jack

Power Supply
  • AC adaptor
  • Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 6
  • Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 6

Current Draw
  • 155 mA

Expected battery life under continuous use
  • Alkaline battery: Approximately 20 hours
  • Rechargeable Ni-MH battery: Approximately 25 hours (When using batteries having a capacity of 2,400 mAh.)

* This can vary depending on the capacity of the batteries and the conditions of use.

Dimensions
  • 247 (W) x 172 (D) x 227 (H) mm
  • 9-3/4 (W) x 6-13/16 (D) x 8-15/16 (H) inches

Weight
  • 2.7 kg
  • 6 lbs

Included Accessories
  • Owner's Manual
  • AC adaptor
  • Strap
  • Mini cable (4-pole miniature phone type)


Order your Roland Micro Cube GX from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy, and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

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RolandMICRO CUBE GX Guitar Amplifier
 
4.8

(based on 15 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (4)
  • Battery powered (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practice (3)
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5.0

The perfect battery powered amp.

By 

from Edison, NJ

Staff Reviewer

Comments about Roland MICRO CUBE GX Guitar Amplifier:

The Microcube is hands down one of the best if not the best battery powered amp in the market. Walk down the street in new york and most musicians are playing through one. With 8 different amp types you can play any style of music. Not only that you get 8 different effects to add to your arsenal. A must have for anyone that wants to be a street performer.

 
5.0

Excellent travel/busking amp

By 

from Cincinnati, OH

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • battery powered
  • on-board tuner
  • tons of on-board effects
  • very small/light

Cons

    Best Uses

    • busking

    Comments about Roland MICRO CUBE GX Guitar Amplifier:

    Wonderful versatility in a more-than-manageable package. Great for street performers/busking. Thing's the size of a lunchbox, so it's super easy to move around and travel with. Battery power frees the user from being stuck to an electrical outlet.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Power and portability

    By 

    from Cincinnati

    Comments about Roland MICRO CUBE GX Guitar Amplifier:

    The Roland Micro Cube GX is the ultimate portable amp.You can take this amp anywhere and not worry about where to plug it in since it also runs on six AAA battereies. Besides its convenience , it also is a great versatile little amp with tons of cool functions and loads of COSM effects that provide you with endless possibilities to experiment with.

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    4.0

    LEGENDARY CLEAN HEADROOM

    By 

    from Cincinatti, OH

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Roland MICRO CUBE GX Guitar Amplifier:

    Legendary clean tone, clean headroom for days in a small, highly portable package. This little amp can run on batteries as well so hit the streets with your skills and earn some tips to pay the bills! How they got the Roland sound this small is a work of mad genius.

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    5.0

    Portable!

    By 

    from Richmond, VA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Roland MICRO CUBE GX Guitar Amplifier:

        I love that this amp is portable and ALSO has the option to use a wall adapter so you don't have to always drain your batteries. This sounds good for practicing and street performing, also has a lot of great sounding presets. I also use it as a speaker for my iPhone when I go to the beach.

        This review is from Ellis at Sam Ash in Richmond, VA.

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        5.0

        Great Practice Amp!

        By 

        from nyc

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • easy to use
        • great sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Roland MICRO CUBE GX Guitar Amplifier:

            This easy to use and great sounding practice amp is my personal favorite of all the small amps offered today. The sound options are diverse and fun to play with.

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            5.0

            Take a great portable amp and make it even better

            By 

            from Cincinnati, OH

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about Roland MICRO CUBE GX Guitar Amplifier:

            It's often tough finding portable/practice amps as many of them lack the tone and feel of the more expensive amps. Roland has taken the same great platform that has earned them a spot in the portable amp hall of fame for the past decade with the Cube series and kicked it up another notch. You get a built in tuner, fantastic amp models ranging from clean to all out distortion paired with some fantastic built in effects for modulation, reverb, delay (one great feature is the time based effects have their own knob so you can add a delay/reverb to your modulated signal). You also get a carrying strap and the ability to use battery or wall power. Now where this departs from the older Cube series is the ability to link up to iOS devices (like an iPhone or iPad), a new Heavy Octave effect, and an Extreme high gain amp setting. Now you can get even more creative with the tones or even practice along with your favorite music easier than ever before. If you are looking for a great sounding, easy to use, fun and inspiring portable/practice amp that gives some cutting edge features check out this all new Micro Cube.

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            4.0

            BIG BANG FOR BUCK IN SMALL PACKAGE

            By 

            from Lombard, IL

            Pros

            • ios capabilities
            • size

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • busking
              • practice
              • songwriting

              Comments about Roland MICRO CUBE GX Guitar Amplifier:

              The new Micro Cube is a much deserved update for a beloved staple of the guitar community. BOSS has always been the leader in making technology that improves your playing and more importantly the tools to realize some of your wildest musical dreams. The new micro cube with IOS capabilities really soars above the rest. The amount of volume you can get out of this thing makes it perfect for practice or even playing your electric with louder instruments like stand up bass and piano a breeze.

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              5.0

              GET YOUR JAM ON! AT THE PARK, HOME, ANYWHERE!

              By 

              from Westminster, CA

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • FUN
              • GREAT TONE
              • LIGHTWEIGHT
              • VERSATILE

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • MOBILE JAMMING
                • PRACTICE

                Comments about Roland MICRO CUBE GX Guitar Amplifier:

                Probably the best portable, battery-powered amplifier that I've ever tried. Great effects and amp models. Everything from a vintage clean tone to a full on rock distortion. You don't have power at the beach and the park....but you can still jam!!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Extremely versatile practice amplifier!

                By 

                from Edison, NJ

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Roland MICRO CUBE GX Guitar Amplifier:

                    The Roland Micro Cube is a great practice amp with a ton of versatility. The built in sounds range from an acoustic simulator to full blown extreme metal and everything in between. The effects sound great, I especially like the control of the delay and reverb settings. It's a great choice for a desktop practice amp as it has a variety of sounds to choose from and can fit any situation you may need it for. It has a headphone jack for silent practicing and an aux input if you want to jam along with a pugged in device. I'd highly recommend this for anyone who wants a small portable practice amp with great built in sounds and effects.

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                    Series CUBE
                    Model MICRO CUBE
                    Warranty Info:

                    Three years parts, two years labor warranty