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Jet City Amplification JCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Black

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The JCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp is a œcombo version of the JCA22H. It' the complete package, with (two) foot-switchable channels and crazy tube tone that ranges from clean and jangly, to ... Read More

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The JCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp is a œcombo version of the JCA22H. It' the complete package, with (two) foot-switchable channels and crazy tube tone that ranges from clean and jangly, to full-on Soldano high gain. Easy-access speaker connectors on the rear panel allow JCA2212 to drive external cabinets either with or without the internal Jet City Eminence Custom driver. Stacked on an additional JCA12S, the speaker volume doubles and the added height brings the controls to arm' length in a small club. Includes a second footswitch-accessible overdrive channel along with a tube-buffered, serial effects loop. 12" Jet City Custom Eminence speaker.

Features
  • One Jet City Eminence Custom 12" speaker
  • Dual Channels, Normal and Overdrive for clean to Soldano crunch
  • Drives two additional 8 ohm external cabs (optional)
Specifications
  • Channels: 2 “ Normal and Overdrive
    Controls: Normal and Overdrive Gain (Crunch), Bass, Middle, Treble, Master, Normal and Overdrive Master, Presence
    Tubes: 5 x 12AX7 Preamp; 2 x EL84 Power
    Rectifier: Solid State
    Cabinetry: Multi-ply, void-free hardwood
    Chassis: 16 gauge, cold-rolled steel
    Output Power: 20 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
    Power handling: 100 watts RMS
    Drivers: 1—12 Jet City Custom Eminence Driver at 70W RMS
    DIMS: 20³Hx21³Wx11³D
    38.7lb. net
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Jet City AmplificationJCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.0

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5.0

Wicked Gain, Lots of Crunchy Fun

By RichardDayGore

from Fullerton, CA

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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 JCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    YES it could use reverb, better Tolex and more "boutique-y sparkle." But it could also cost as much as a boutique amp... so get real, get over it, and get playing.

    People gripe about the JCA2212C's lack of clean headroom and I get it; Channel 1 ("Crunch," hello, that should tell you something) grits up with the gain knob barely cranked. But each of its two channels has a master volume so this can be dealt with. Lower output pickups buy more headroom; my Strat through the Crunch channel gives some nice SRV drive that cleans up when when I back off the volume. Same with my P90-equipped guitars. Tweaking the gain and volume knobs can yield a nice variety of clean-to-drive sounds on channel 1 just by riding the guitar volume. Push up the gain and you QUICKLY get into classic rock grit and distortion.

    Channel 2 ("Distortion") is like 1 on steroids. With the gain down there's some grit; pushed up only to 10:30 it gets huge. Crank to 3:00 and you're talking massive sustain and girth. But even with everything pretty much maxed you can hear all the notes in a chord and it stays responsive to pick dynamics, very articulate--great for harmonic squeals. Impressive definition.

    No complaints about the stock Eminence speaker so far, though I might try an upgrade in the future just to see how it sounds. I also might swap one or two preamp tubes to something a little less gainy to give a bit more clean headroom.

    The twenty watts are plenty loud, though it might not be enough for a metal band with a huge kit and a drummer who hits to kill. Thanks to the gain/master volume thing, I can play it in my bedroom and push the tubes without losing my lease.

    Responds great to pedals; handy effects loop.

    I've clocked over 40 years in front of every kind of amp imaginable. This one IS WHAT IT IS: a lightweight, inexpensive 2-channel no frills high gain combo. I might have some complaints if I was expecting more of it, but I'm not, so I'm happy to give it 5 out of 5. Nice bang-for-buck.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Nice amp, reliability might be an issue

    By Jeff

    from Durham NC

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    Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    I have had my Jet City for almost a year. It sounds great and has plenty of power. It really excels at the modern overdriven sound. It has a reasonable clean tone but it isn't a Fender clean. The tone is better than many amps but the low end can be a bit muddy if not mixed properly. The biggest concern I have is that something in the power section went out on mine recently requiring a trip to the shop and the foot switch also broke. Jet City was very helpful in getting the switch fixed. I elected to have the amp fixed locally because of shipping so I can't say how they would have handled that, but their support has been very good so far on the switch. All of this doesn't give me a lot of confidence in the quality and I wonder how road worthy this amp is going to be long term. But as I said, it sounds great and for the money you can't beat the tone. I play rock and modern country and it fits the bill for that.

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