Roland Micro Cube GX Portable Guitar Modeling Amplifier 3W
If you’re looking for a compact practice amp, it really is hard to beat the Roland Micro Cube GX.
This amp comes loaded with a model for every situation, and weighs in at just six pounds.
It also comes with modulation effects (though to get different distortion profiles you will have to switch between amp voicings).
The controls on the amp are as follows: amp type, effect, delay/reverb, tuner, gain, volume, tone, and master volume.
The modulation effects on the amp and its clean channels are surprisingly good for its price.
The Roland Micro Cube GX comes with an AUX-In, headphone line-out, and an emulated line-out for recording.
- Power Rating: 3-Watts
- Speaker Size: 5”
- Models: Acoustic, Jazz Chorus, Black Face Fender, Vox AC, Marshall, Mesa Boogie, Mic, Extreme
- Effects: Distortion, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo, Octave, Delay, Reverb
- Controls: Gain, Volume, Tone, EFX, Delay/Reverb, Master Volume
- Input/Output: AUX-In, Headphone/Line-Out
- Extras: N/A
- Weight: 6lbs
The most common positive comment are from users are who are surprised at how loud this amp can be, given its size. Coming in close second are good remarks about the quality of its built in effects, especially its modulation effects. There are also plenty of kudos that point to the Roland Micro Cube GX' reliability and longevity.
Unfortunately, the tone of the Micro Cube GX does suffer from the amp’s size. At just 5” the speaker is a bit too small to produce a tone with much depth. This may or may not be a deal breaker, depending on whether tone or portability is more important to you.
If you're looking for a long term practice amplifier with good enough flexibility in the sub $200 price range, then this is highly recommended.