"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
In this NPR live performance, Frank Black can be seen playing his pickup equipped Martin D-18. The guitar is never shown in full detail and at first glance it doesn't look to be hooked up to an amp but when the shot zooms out, the dark background reveals a dangling wire coming from the accoustic guitar every now and again. The amplifier in the back is clearly used by Joey Santiago which means the Roland Microcube in the front (definitely not a GX version, which has an extra knob) is Frank's.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 have one that I use for learning new stuff for my covers band, it’s handy and sounds great for its size. I don’t use the onboard effects really, just don’t feel the need.
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.
First amp I ever owned and my god what a flawless starter amp! Amazing value in a light-weight and small sized package for transporting anywhere. They are also very versatile with built in effects that actually sound good lol; amps with built in effects usually sound like shight. Really nice volume, great distortion and awesome well-defined tones! These really are the BEST option for beginners who have never played before.
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.