"I use it for the dressing rooms, just playing around, and on the tour bus as well. Also I find it to be just the job coz often these days bands are invited down to do acoustic sessions. It normally involves two of the band pulling out acoustic guitars and doing a half-arsed version of your punk rock hit. In The Cribs there are three of us who play guitar and I just thought that would be overkill. I have to fight for it sometimes, coz I say look, that microphone you were gonna put in front of my guitar, just put it in front of this little amp, and then you see their faces drop as I get out my electric guitar! I just dial in a little bit of delay, and a little bit of reverb and it does an absolutely great job. We used to have a few Roland Micro Cubes in Modest Mouse that we used to put beat boxes through and all these weird samplers and it just did the job great."more
"I was working in my [home] studio trying to write a guitar solo for this song called “You Don’t Have Me.” I was playing with the track, and I came up with what I thought was a really good solo idea. I had a MICRO CUBE sitting on the floor, and I just grabbed the vocal mic that I’d been singing into, shoved it in front of this little MICRO CUBE, and recorded that solo. I put a harmony on it, and just kind of pieced it together as a scratch demo, thinking that when I got into the studio, I would re-record it. When I got into the studio and played it for everybody, they said, “Why do you want to re-record that? That’s got a great tone. It sounds really good.” I said, “No, no, no. Let’s set up some amps and we’ll try to do it again.” And we tried re-recording the solo, and it just didn’t have that unique sound, which was a small, little amp sounding like a really big amp. So it wound up staying on the record as the final solo on “You Don’t Have Me.”"more
"I also use the [Roland] MICRO CUBE amp backstage to warm up. It’s great. You can throw batteries in it, and I’ll take it in the back lounge of the bus, or wherever, and the thing sounds amazing. It’s fun to sit there and play through. The thing’s great. It’s all you need. [BOSS and Roland] just make a ton of cool stuff for guitar players and I can’t say enough good things."more
"I just recently got turned onto the Micro-CUBE. There needs to be a law against how much fun you can have in hotel rooms with the Micro-CUBE! Man, that little amp is cool as sh*t! [Laughs.] I tell you, there’s been so many little pocket amps, and y’know, you’ve always gotta hook up some kinda pedal rig up to it, or hook something to get your effects, or to at least get a tone you’re happy with, but not the Micro-CUBE.You have all your delays, your phases, choruses, reverbs. It’s been so much fun! I’ve had a lot of people go, “Darn, man, the tone on that tape is a killer, what are you using? “They think I’m using some big rig or something, and I tell ’em it’s a Roland Micro-CUBE, and they say, “You’ve gotta be kidding me!” And it has so many voices, man. I mean, you can play jazz, it’s got a heavy metal tone in it — you can even get a Danny Gatton rockabilly tone."more
I've tried many little amps. Low wattage and other small amps but nothing sounds better (at home, low volume) than the Micro Cube. Is the only thing that feels like a real cranked tube amp at low volumes.
Perfect entry level amplifier, work on power supply or on 6 AA batteries. It has 5 ampli simulator and 2 knobs for the effects (such as delay, reverb, chorus, flanger).
I bought this amp because i can't take the mustang to my guitar class (so heavy for a thirty minutes walk XD) Have a amazing clean sound with de "clean amp" setting, so bright. A like the fx too, so powerful a great chorus and reverb. I thinks is perfect if you need to take a few of effects and you don´t want to take all your pedalboard or a heavey weight tube amp, for a practise.