This little amp that my girlfriend gave me for my birthday is about 9x9x6. It’s small, light, and portable.
It’s also loud enough that I am certain I could piss off my neighbor with it… Although that’s not my goal. I asked for a small amp because my larger one always pissed them off.
The Roland Micro Cube has a lot of cool features for a tiny amp. It mimics a wide variety of different “classic” amplifiers, and it comes with a few effects.
This is basically the Roland Jazz Chorus Amp. Bust out the jazz chords; Little Wing sounds great on this setting.
Sounds like many Fender Amps. It’s versatile, and great from most classic rock sounds.
Has the low gain sound of a Vox AC 30. Good for clean tones. This setting works well for bluesy songs.
Modeled on a Marshall stack. This is excellent for big sounds and hard rock. Think Cream, Zeppelin, and AC/DC.
This sounds like a heavy metal boutique amp. There’s a ton of gain, it’s super crunchy, and very badass.
Acoustic & Mic
They do exactly what the names suggest.
Chorus, flanger, phaser, and tremolo: If you use them correctly, they sound good. Use them incorrectly, and they are really goofy.
Delay: This works very well, allowing you to have a slight echo, or have your notes hang in there long after your strummed them.
Reverb: Also has a nice range to it. On low settings it give your tone a nice presence, on higher settings it really creates a nice wet reverb sound.
The Roland Micro Cube is small, so don’t expect to gig with it. It’s also solid-state, and not tube driven, so it can’t produce the full sounds of the amps that it models, but for its size, and price ($125ish), it’s a great amp.
Back to rocking out.