If you’re a guitarist looking for an amp, here are ten reasons why you should check out Roland’s new CUBE XL range of amplifiers:
- Powered by BOSS effects
- COSM technology recreates the worlds finest amps
- Louder and clearer than comparable amps
- JC-120 clean mode (20XL upwards)
- Sealed cabinet, not open back: protect your assets
- Metal speaker grill prevents speaker damage
- Knob shafts and housings are metal, not plastic
- Highly-visible top-mounted controls
- Edge protectors instead of corner protectors
- Virtually zero failure rate
Pure, authentic tone
If you’re looking for tone then the CUBE XL series delivers, as they’re powered by industry-standard BOSS effects. It’s like having a load of BOSS compact effect pedals included, so you can create the tones you need. Also, Roland’s renowned COSM technology recreates a host of classic amps and effects to give you some of the best sounds from the past few decades. And from the CUBE 20XL up, the JC-120 mode gives the classic smooth, warm tone that guitarists have loved since its introduction in 1975.
CUBE amps are ideal for practising, since they’re lightweight and easy to transport but go very loud when you need to crank it up. In fact, they’re much louder and clearer than other practice amps and because they come with useful practise features like a built-in guitar tuner and a looper function (40XL and 80XL), they’re perfect for anyone learning guitar.
Designed to be used – day in, day out
The controls on a CUBE XL amp are tough and durable. The shaft underneath each knob is made of metal so you can rest assured that they won’t snap. Also, the controls are top-mounted, so you can always see your settings whether you’re standing or sitting: essential for those long practise sessions.
Built to last
If build quality is important to you, then the custom-designed cabinet in each CUBE XL amp brings several notable benefits. The baffle board slots into the sides of the amp, rather than being screwed and glued in, meaning that the amp’s speaker cone can handle whatever you throw at it. Test it by cranking your CUBE XL amp up to full blast. You won’t hear any distortion at all, because the speaker housing is so secure, it doesn’t vibrate within the amp. The edge protectors then protect the whole side of the amp rather than just the corners, adding to the strength of the amp.
Your amp needs to handle any accidental mishaps, so Roland CUBE XL amps have a metal grill to protect the speaker, and it helps to project the sound. The sealed cabinet design also helps protect the insides of the amp. Finally, the thinking, design and workmanship that goes in to CUBE XL amps means that they hardly ever go wrong: they have one of the lowest failure rates in the industry.
The range comprises the CUBE-15XL, CUBE-20XL, CUBE-40XL and CUBE-80XL and whether you’re looking for a practice amp or an amp for gigging, a CUBE XL amp will exceed your expectations.