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Jet City Amplification 100HDM 100W/50W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black

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Jet City Amplification's flagship 100HDM Amp Head is two channels of Soldano tone and 100 watts of pure tube power. The Crunch channel has plenty of headroom to deliver clear, bright clean tones and c... Click To Read More About This Product

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Jet City Amplification's flagship 100HDM Amp Head is two channels of Soldano tone and 100 watts of pure tube power. The Crunch channel has plenty of headroom to deliver clear, bright clean tones and can be driven hard enough to get downright raunchy. The Overdrive channel is the circuit that made Soldano famous. The HDM version also includes the famous Soldano Depth Control, and a metal front baffle, standard. The 100W/50W brings the pain from four 6L6 output tubes in 100W mode, or in 50W mode two tubes are turned off causing the power section to work harder to reach the desired output level, resulting in some pretty hot power amp distortion. Rounding out the feature set is the wire-mounted blue LED, just because it looks cool. This LED is socket-mounted so it can be replaced with other colors, a daisy-chain of several LEDs, or removed entirely.

Features
  • Channels: Crunch and Overdrive, foot-switchable with included footswitch
  • Controls: Normal and Overdrive Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, Normal and Overdrive Masters, Presence, Depth. 100W/50W.
  • Effects Loop: Tube buffered
  • Footswitch: Overdrive channel footswitch, included.
  • Tubes: 5x 12AX7 preamp / 4x 6L6 power
  • Cabinetry: Multi-ply, void-free hardwood
  • Chassis: 16 gauge, cold-rolled steel
  • Output Power: 100 watts into 16 ohm or 2 x 8 ohm speaker outputs
  • Input Power: Multi-tapped power transformer at 100v/120v/220v/240v and standard IEC connector
  • Dimensions (HxDxW): 9.5³ x 9.5³ x 25³
  • Weight: 43.6 lb.
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Jet City Amplification100HDM 100W/50W Tube Guitar Amp Head
 
4.0

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (6)
  • Good power output (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Warm / comfy (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (5)
  • Professional recording (5)
  • Home studio (3)
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    • Experienced (5)

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4.0

stripped down rock machine

By nate

from maine

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Jet City Amplification 100HDM 100W/50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    I tour in a band and have been using the JCA100HDM exclusively for over a year and a half. this amp has never let me down of it's own accord. hook everything up correctly and she'll treat you right. Sounds great, can get heavy, or do light jangly stuff depending on the pickups you're using. the effects loop runs at line-level so be aware of that when choosing any effects you want to run through the loop. the stock tubes aren't the greatest, but for the price you can find this thing for used, replacing the tubes as soon as you get it should be factored into the cost of the amp anyway.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great amp

    By Tim T.

    from Sunset Blvd

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Jet City Amplification 100HDM 100W/50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

        Great amp for the price. I picked one up for a screaming deal online and hooked it up to an EVH cab. The more I played it, the more I liked it. It has just enough gain on the overdrive channel to get a heavy sound, but it's really made for 80's rock. I like that you can get pretty extreme with the knobs and it still sounds good, so it gives you a lot of variation without changing the sound too much and ruining the sound. It has a great transparency and you can really hear the overtones from the strings even with a lot of gain. It has a good amount of bass, but it can get overpowering quickly. It's also a very bright amp, so pair it with darker speakers like GT-75's or greenbacks... no V30's. You can get it to clean up and it sounds nice but I do wish it would be a little cleaner with the gain above 2 on the crunch channel. It sounds decent at a low volume, but sounds so nice and thumpy cranked, so don't expect to get those tones in your apartment without a call from your neighbors.

         
        5.0

        okay i'm back again for a 3rd time.. because i'm in love!!!!

        By BMAC72

        from Peoria IL.

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Jet City Amplification 100HDM 100W/50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

          I bought a second one for half price on sale because I love the tone and quietness of this amp when used with my overdrive and Boss noise gate pedal. I own roughly 40 high gain amp heads. this one is in the top 5 due to tone and quietness. it goes from full on to dead silence on the stop of a dime. cant say enough about that!! I had a bad experience w/ my 1st purchase but so glad i gave it another go around!!! if you're on the fence.. don't be... they are Awesome!!!! :-)

          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Tone monster, but ditch factory tubes

          By Promit

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Stock Tubes

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Jet City Amplification 100HDM 100W/50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

          This amp is based on the circuit of the Soldano Hot Rod 100+ head, with the depth mod included. Designed by the man himself for asian manufacture at a third of the price means boutique level tone at a working man's price.

          The strength of this amp is just flat out, pure honest tone. The Soldano circuit design is just fantastic, sounding immense and lively while keeping phenomenal clarity and harmonic complexity in crunch and high gain settings. Clean tones are fine, but it won't win awards. This amp really wants to roar, and boy does it deliver when you let it loose.

          Cons? It's a simple amp built on an 80s design, more about pure sound than features. You won't get USB, emulated recording outs, or even independent channel EQ. In that way, it is a real step into the past.

          It's important to be aware that these amps ship with fairly poor quality generic tubes. Replace them with common tubes of your personal preference, and the amp comes to life.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          love it

          By james 246

          from brooklyn ny

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Jet City Amplification 100HDM 100W/50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

              nothing else in the price range this good. love it.

              (1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Not a good experience.

              By BMAC72

              from Peoria, IL.

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Looks cool

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Jet City Amplification 100HDM 100W/50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

                  For the few minutes this amp head worked.. it had an old school 70's-80's Marshall tone.. not high gain any means.. just a good pure raw rock tone. It appeared to be nicely designed and heavily built. But it failed within minutes :-( So... I decided to go with a tried and true affordable American made Peavey Tube Amp Head instead. :-) * I only gave it 2 stars because it failed or i would have given it 3 stars.

                  (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Blows away other amps for the price

                  By PromitR

                  from Baltimore, MD

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Good Warmth
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                  • Limited Functions

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Jet City Amplification 100HDM 100W/50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

                  For the price, this amp absolutely blows away its competitors when it comes to high gain tones. Lookiong for XLR cab emulated outputs, USB recording, vari-power, re-amping, or a million tweakable controls? If so, then move on to the competitors. But if you are looking for fantastic tone, this is the one.

                  The amp is designed by Soldano as a low cost clone of a Hot Rod 100+. It's a bit darker and more modern than the famous SLO, and works incredibly well for modern metal tones. Pair it with your favorite Celestion equipped cabs (don't much care for the Jet City/Eminence speakers) and this thing is ready to go head to head with the best. I sold my Mesa Recto and kept this guy instead.

                  The bad news: It has two settings, rock and metal. The lower gain channel can be backed off to decent clean tones, but nothing special. If you really want quality clean tones, this amp won't really deliver. If you want to rock out, or go for downtuned, extended range aggressive metal, this will do the job nicely.

                  (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  A real shame

                  By Guitar tech J

                  from NC

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Tone

                  Cons

                  • Makes Lots Of Noise

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Jet City Amplification 100HDM 100W/50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

                  Absolutely loved the tone. But the transformer made a horrible noise. Exchanged it and the replacement made just as much buzz/hiss/humm without having transformer problems. Sent it back. It's a shame because it had real potential on the sound side.

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