Overall Rating: If you are a beginner, try this amp before deciding. Make sure you are using the proper cable, though. My Epiphone Valve Jr. head/cab is too simple, and my Valvetronix 30 was too complex. The Micro cube is just right. I wish it had a ...
Overall Rating: If you are a beginner, try this amp before deciding. Make sure you are using the proper cable, though. My Epiphone Valve Jr. head/cab is too simple, and my Valvetronix 30 was too complex. The Micro cube is just right. I wish it had a way to save my settings is my only gripe. If lost/stolen, it would get replaced
Features: First, I'll make the clear that I'm writing about the "GUITAR Amplifier Micro Cube RX" and not the Bass model. There seems to be a lot of confusion here.
I make attempts at playing surf, classic rock and metal. This is a new model that can run on batteries or the provided AC adapter. I am a bedroom noodler and the features of this amp fits me very well. They say a beginner should play to a metrodone (sp). The RX has that and some simple drum beats as well. It has a built in tuner, but you have to turn a knob when you tune a different string. It has the basic inputs/outputs that most bedroom amps have. A few basic effects round it out. The effects are far easier to operate than the Valvetronix 30 that it replaced.
Sound Quality: I have little exposure to different amps, but for what I want, it does O.K. When I first got it, I got lots of electrical static like the other posters complained about, but I was using a speaker cable (for my Epiphone Valve JR head/cab) instead of a proper instrument cable. It was like day and night. My Hwy 1 Strat does make a little noise on selector positions 1,3 and 5, but dont they all.
I can dial up some good approximentations of classic Fender and Marshall sounds to my untrained ear. This amp encourages me to spend more time playing, something a beginner/practice amp should.