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    Has anyone used a Roland micro cube with their bass?
    What did you think?
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    you have to be a bit careful playing a bass through a guitar amp, you can damage it. however you can play the microcube through a bass amp of some kind, via the earphone socket at the back of the cube, and hence get the sound and effects of the cube, played through an amp that can safely take the bass tones. i have an old gear4music bass practice amp, and a mini fly bass amp - i often use my microcube, playing through either one of those, to play my bass uke, and my made-from-a-tin-and-an-old-bit-wood one-string bass.
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    I haven't but I'll have to try it with the Timber when it comes in. I'm not really expecting much but should be OK for quiet-ish practice.
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    Yes

    Forget it, it was rubbish and just not powerful enough if you are talking about using a guitar Micro Cube.

    Try looking at a Vox VX50B, the B is specifically the Bass model

    I tried one of these with a Kala fretless UBass and it was amazing for its price, size and weight.

    There is a Roland Cube specifically for a Bass that will be far better than a Micro Cube for a guitar but these cost near on 300 here in the UK.
    Last edited by Col50; 12-12-2019 at 12:48 AM.
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    I think I scored when I found a used (barely), Orange Crush 25 bass for $120, it's done everything I've needed, from playing in group jams with 20-100 people to concerts in large rooms. Compact and very solid...
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    Which bass amp would you suggest is optimal for price and performance using a Kona 3 string upright bass. Usually small groups and occasional play at seniors group homes. Needs to very portable and preferably not to heavy. New to the bass side of things.
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    ^^^Orange Crush 25 bass...
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    Any advise on the rechargeable PigNose Bass Amp???
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    Which Micro Bass are you asking about? It's a whole line not just one product. The Roland Micro Cube Bass RX is the amp I've seen most being hauled around by U-Bassers. It's a bit big and bulky to carry (I've seen a lot of carts toting them) but runs on batteries once you're there. There's more than enough boom for a decent sized group.

    On the smaller & cheaper side, the Blackstar Fly 3 Bass Pack is pretty good. I have the combo pack with two wee little cabinets. Very portable (fits easily in a small backpack) and runs on batteries. It's fine for small groups. I can get more volume than I want, but with 3" speakers it can only produce so much boom. IIRC, kohanmike has a pair of these on a strap that he wears when playing the wandering minstrel.

    The king of portables is probably the Phil Jones Double Four. I only know it by reputation. I've never heard one. It's small and portable. It doesn't run off of internal batteries, but it can be powered by an external laptop battery. I think Mike has one of these too.
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