Roland Cube 40GX Review

The Roland Cube 40GX has excellent effects, iphone compatibility, and a great design for portability.

Roland Cube 40GX Info

Power: 40 Watts
Speaker: 1×10″
Amplifier Type: Solid-state
Dimensions: 16.2 x 16.1 x 8.7 inches
Weight: 20.7 pounds

Roland Cube 40GX Controls

Roland Cube 40GX Features

  • Three selectable channels: JC CLEAN, LEAD, and SOLO

The JC CLEAN channel provides the clean tone of Roland’s famous JC-120.

The LEAD channel offers ten different COSM amp choices: ACOUSTIC SIM, BLACK PANEL, DLX COMBO BRIT COMBO, TWEED, CLASSIC STACK, METAL STACK, R-FIER STACK, EXTREME, and DYNA AMP.

The SOLO channel is completely programmable, allowing you to store all settings from either the JC CLEAN or LEAD channel, along with EQ and effects.

  • Three-band EQ

There are separate controls for bass, middle, and treble, and it also has a built-in chromatic/manual tuner.

  • Three independent effects sections: EFX, DELAY, and REVERB

EFX includes five types of effects: CHORUS, FLANGER, PHASER, TREMELO, and HEAVEY OCTAVE.

Delay lets you control warm and clear, and also includes a tap tempo indicator.

  • iCUBE LINK jack audio interface

The 40GX also comes with the CUBE JAM app for iOS, and includes the cable to interface directly with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

  • Recording Out/Phones jack

Plugging in to the output jack with headphones will mute the onboard speaker, and it’s great for recording to send your modified tones directly to an audio interface or mixing board.

  • Hands-free channel switching and effects on/off

The optional GA-FC Foot Controller works with this amp to switch between four channels.

Conclusion

The Roland Cube is a reliable portable amp with top-level features and tones.

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