Roland Microcube

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  1. entropydave

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    Well, I went and bit the bullet - a cheap bullet, but a bullet nonetheless and picked up a Roland Microcube - tiny but fun to play with. Having seen the Hendrix lookalike (Asep Stone is his name) use one in town I have to admit I was amazed at the sound and the volume the little bugger kicks out.
    I've not had a chance to have a proper go on it yet as they don't like me "making a noise" when they (the family) are around, but on first glance it has a great bunch of sounds in it!

    Anyone else got one and want to tell me their favourite settings??
     
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    I don't have one personally, but a friend of mine does, and he gets some great tones out of it. The tone quality blows away my Peavey Rage.
     
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    Got one two days ago. Really happy with it. Still getting used to it..
     
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    I've had one for 18 months. Lots of fun and great for practicing. My favorites? In general I leave it on the Blackface or Vox settings with some reverb. For some fun Hendrix-ish tones, select Marshall amp, crank the gain and and delay settings. Like other modeling amps, theres a lot in there for the $$ for playing in the home. I'm gonna pick up the Vox version, model DA-15 I think, as it has a few additional settings, larger speaker and power-attenuator, so my son and I can jam together somewhat quietly.

    Enjoy and good choice! :)
     
  5. entropydave

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    Blimey It's good - just had a thrash on it earlier today - what a great range of sounds! Possibly the only "complaint" I would have is that some settings are lot quieter than others - leaving the volume unadjusted -not really a prob - if I am using the JC setting and then turn to the rectum fryer setting it becomes VERY loud... not a big deal - I just turn it down.

    Can I output it into my Marshall AVT50?
     
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    if it has a line-out, you should be able to patch it into the effects return of you AVT-50 with good results
    . . . that way you bypass the preamp of the Marshall and go straight to the power amp for less coloration
    . . . just be sure to turn the ?master? volume all the way down on the Micro-Cube first and then raise til you get the best sound without distorting the Marshall
     
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    ;D ;D ;D How 'Boutique is that!!!

    cost more to make that casing than the bloody amp itself! And the coffee cup stains would need french polishing off!
    But, dammit, I quite like that!!
     
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    eh that aint a microcube.

    but yea, wish they would put a carrying handle on the microcube.
    having to carry it on a strap hooked on those flimsy strap buttons isnt nice...
    imagine then having to put strap locks on the microcube :p
     
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    the microcubes a decent amp, but everyone and his mother has one here.
     
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    I said around here. what i meant buy that is all these annoying kids who think that they can play guitar but cant buy one becasue they don't cost alot of money. then they put it on stack mode and crank the gain and play an annoying green day riff over and over again. I think its a good amp. Ive just heard too many a time people playing them(poorly).(here) >:(

    sorry for the rant. PS i do think its a good amp
     
  14. Strange Brew

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    Bought one 18 months ago. You can't fault it, for the money...it's s great little amp...

    Minuses? I have a recurring probs with the volume pot crapping out at regualr i/vals
    Switch cleaner does the trick for now, but when it finally dies, I will replace it with a Vox ad30.
    Buy a can of Servisol just in case, Daveeboy ;)
     
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    Yo Brewski...I think it was your one that I heard first and tempted me- then I heard the Hendrix lookeelikee Asep Stone using one in Brighton busking on the street that really blew me away!
     
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    Ahhhh, the Fabled Asep... ;D
     
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    You heard of him?
    I saw him and his band at a local pub a couple of weeks ago...(I also saw him walking along the street with a couple of Tescos shopping bags as well - very perfunctory!)
     
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    I have seen him doing his Hendrix thing - busking on a corner of Sydney Street, or Regent Street or whatever its called... one of those myriad of streets near GAK
     
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    Yeah! That's him! and that's his location!
    he is fecking great!
    I dunno though looking and sounding like Hendrix is a blessing or not - all that skill and yet can only sound like a clone....
     
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