Pignose Hog 30 vs. Roland Cube Bass

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by RDB3, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. RDB3

    RDB3 Guest

    Nov 4, 2005
    Anyone compared these battery amps? I don't think the bass sound I"m getting from the Roland is all that great, and we are talking low-volume. Plus I don't need the FX and tuner etc. If the Hog 30 has a deeper bass sound, I would like to know! This is just acousic music type of stuff, btw. Bluegrass jams out in fields, etc.
  2. Do you need battery powered? If not, you have access to plenty of music stores in your area. Go audition some combos. Keep in mind that you're really not going to get deep, rich bass from commonly available combos with 8 inch drivers. Also, check out CL listings. I would be looking for a used 200w micro head (GK's are common and excellent, but many others are out there), and a smallish 112 cab like the Eden EX112.
  3. madbanjoman


    Feb 23, 2011
    the hog is louder much louder than the cube. I used to play one in my trio on a noisy street.
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  4. Al Kraft

    Al Kraft Supporting Member

    May 2, 2016
    Northern Virginia
    +1...you can get some serious bass sounds out of what at first glance would appear to be toys or scale models of real bass equipment with this stuff.
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  5. madbanjoman


    Feb 23, 2011
    I missed that you were talking about bass sound. The roland cube sounds much better than the hog. It is great for a quiet jam session. That's why I still have the cube. I replaced the hog with a markbass micro 801 and a chargetech battery plus a second 8" cab. It is louder and better sounding than the hog and lasts long on battery power.
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  6. locorogue


    Oct 15, 2012
    yes, i have, the Roland is only a toy when comparing these two for bass. the Roland may be ok for guitar, but not very loud, the Pignose is a bass amp, but has a great clean, all around sound, you can use it for keyboards, guitar, whatever. and the batteries are good, but if you wanted to make it last forever, get a single 12v, instead of the two 6v.