How to Take Apart a Roland CUBE-30

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How to Take Apart a Roland CUBE-30
(amplifier image by Darko Draskovic from Fotolia.com)

Roland CUBE amplifiers are ideal for low-volume practice sessions, and for use in street performances, where electricity may be unavailable. Musicians or audio technicians may want to disassemble a Roland Micro CUBE-30 amplifier to replace a speaker change the speaker's appearance. Whatever the reason, this tutorial will demonstrate how to safely take apart a Roland CUBE-30 amplifier.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • #2 Phillips screwdriver
  • Flathead screwdriver

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Unscrew the four black screws attached to the silver faceplate using the #2 Philips screwdriver, and remove the faceplate from the speaker cabinet.

  2. 2

    Unscrew the four black screws attached to the speaker. Carefully remove the speaker from the cabinet, and detach the spade connectors attached to the rear side of the speaker.

  3. 3

    Unscrew the 24 black screws that connect the plastic edge and corner pieces to the speaker cabinet chassis. Remove each plastic edge and corner piece individually.

  4. 4

    Unscrew the seven large black screws that connect the rear panel of the amplifier to the amplifier cabinet.

  5. 5

    Unscrew the three large black screws that connect the top control panel of the amplifier to the amplifier cabinet.

  6. 6

    Insert the flathead screwdriver into the top- and bottom-left joints of the speaker cabinet and pry the joints loose. This will allow you to remove one side of the speaker cabinet.

  7. 7

    Remove the rear panel from the speaker cabinet and the top control panel from the speaker cabinet.

Tips and warnings

  • Be sure to disconnect the amplifier from all sources of electricity before beginning any alterations, modifications or repairs.

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