I have the Roland Micro Cube GX. First off, I really do love this little box! I have been using it for the last 3 months, but I am almost exclusively playing it with the headphones, and rarely play through the speaker...as I play most of the time late at night. Today, I decided to play through the speaker though. What I have noticed is the difference in tone from the headphones to the actual Cube speaker sound. I had really honed in on all my sounds while playing with headphones, but these same settings sound totally different through the Cube speaker. The most glaring difference is the Cube produces alot of bottom end sound, which I find somewhat annoying on alot of things I'm playing.
So, my question is for those playing through the Roland Micro Cube GX. How do I get rid of some of the bottom end...bass sound? What knobs are causing the bottom end/bass to ring? How do I tone it down? I'm new to electric stringed instrument sounds and controlling an amp. Tips? Advice?
Never used one, but looking at the controls I would choose a clean amp setting ,turn down the gain and use the the tone knob to dial in a clean tone. Once you have a clean tone you can then try different amp types and effects and add gain .Looks like you have lots of choices .
The MicroCube produces very little real bass, as it has such a small speaker. I suspect that if you've been listening via headphones you'll have been getting even less bass and that's what you've been used to - that little speaker tends to break up and get quite dirty sounding when you crank up the volume. All you can do is roll on some more treble, and maybe turn down the amp. The Roland is a great little amp, but there's a limit to how much you can get out of such a small amp with relatively simple controls. To get more control over the tone you'd need to go to an amp with high, mid and low frequency controls. Just try the different amp voicings, find one you prefer and adjust the tone and gain to suit - the gain tends to shape the tone more than the volume control, particularly regarding how much "dirt" you want.
Thanks Dustin. I'll have to check some of this out.