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Jet City Amplification JCA22H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black

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Jet City took the legendary JCA20H and added a second, footswitch-accessible overdrive channel, along with a tube-buffered, serial effects loop. Poised to change the amp world . . . again, the JCA22H ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Jet City took the legendary JCA20H and added a second, footswitch-accessible overdrive channel, along with a tube-buffered, serial effects loop. Poised to change the amp world . . . again, the JCA22H is elegance in design both inside and out, delivering unflinching reliability and everything youd want in an amp. With full EQ control and separate preamp gain and master volumes, the JCA22H can deliver spanky cleans all the way through saturated, Soldano high-gain overdrive.

Features
  • Channels: Crunch and Overdrive
  • Controls: Crunch and Overdrive Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, Crunch and Overdrive Master, Presence
  • Effects Loop: Tube Buffered, Serial
  • Tubes: 5x 12AX7 Preamp / 2x EL84 Power
  • Heater/Filament Current: DC
  • Rectifier: Solid State
  • Cabinetry: Multi-ply, void-free hardwood
  • Chassis: 16 gauge, cold-rolled steel
  • Output Power: 20 watts into 16 ohm or 2x 8 ohm speaker outputs
  • Input Power: Multi-tapped power transformer at 100v/120v/220v/240v and standard IEC connector
  • DIMS: 9?Hx9?Dx19.5?W
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Jet City AmplificationJCA22H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head
 
4.6

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (17)
  • Easy to use (15)
  • Good power output (12)
  • Portable (12)
  • Warm / comfy (11)

Cons

  • Limited functions (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (15)
  • Home studio (13)
  • Professional recording (11)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Jet City amps gitter done

I bought this Jet City JCA22H, after owning a JCA2212C Combo for over a year. That combo, was also a stupid deal, and aside from microphonic tubes, and a faulty bias pot,...Read complete review

I bought this Jet City JCA22H, after owning a JCA2212C Combo for over a year. That combo, was also a stupid deal, and aside from microphonic tubes, and a faulty bias pot, has the sound of any amp I've owned. I have owned a lot of amps over my 35 years as a semi-professional guitar player. Including: 70s Fender Champ, Fender Champ XD, Hot Rod DeVille, 70s Acoustic 450 Head, Fender Dual Showman, 70s Fender Pro Reverb (hot rodded with master volume), Lab Series by Moog, Fender M-80 Stereo Chorus, Pignose 30 watt tube, Marshall JCM 900 with 1960a 4X12 cabinet, Peavey 130 Special, Peavey Prowler, Peavey Classic 30, and dozens of analog and digital effects. This 20 watt Jet City designed by Michael Soldano, blows them all away. Having 2 foot switchable channels of Crunch, and Overdrive, with independent Gain, and Master Volume is uber useful. It gives you the ability to play every genre, from brown sound, to Soldano overdrive. It has a tube buffered Effects Loop, that I utilize for modulation effects, allowing me to use the amp's tube gain. Stick a Tube Screamer in front of it, and it's over the top! The closed back cabinet is loaded with a quality 16 ohm Eminence speaker. There are 3 speaker outputs, 1-16 ohm, and 2-8 ohm, to add an external 16 ohm speaker. I use 2 - 8 ohm 12 cabinets in series, and it's LOUD, and bleeds EL84 tube tone! I'd like it to have reverb, and a channel switch on the amp, but I have a reverb pedal, and after warranty, it will have a channel switch. I had this puppy in my cart for 1/2 an hour, before hitting BUY. I have a bad back, and tis amp is just about my lifting limit, so I don't have to rely on others to carry it!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great if you like bees.

I'd read some good things about this amp, and figured I'd give it a try. I played it through different cabs with a Vintage 30, Alnico Blue, and Greenback. It was really...Read complete review

I'd read some good things about this amp, and figured I'd give it a try. I played it through different cabs with a Vintage 30, Alnico Blue, and Greenback. It was really not great through all of them. Harsh, thin, buzzy distortion. I got an RMA the same day it arrived and put it in the mail the next. I wouldn't recommend this amp to anyone for any style of music.

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5.0

IMPECCABLE TONE!!!!!!

By LP Jarrod

from San Marcos, TX

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA22H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    I just received the JCA22H from UPS today, and I must say that I am extremely impressed! This is my third all-tube amp, and it is also the most versatile by far. I used to own a 2003 Fender Hotrod Deluxe, and I still own a Jet City PicoValve with the River City mod. I play an all-stock 2000 Gibson Les Paul Studio with 490R/498T pickups.

    I wanted to give the stock tubes a fair shot, especially since they haven't really received much good press. Surprisingly, this amp doesn't sound bad at all with the Chinese glass. However, with some American tubes in there,
    I am lacking nothing in the way of tone.
    V1 = GE 12AZ7 short gray plates
    V2 = GE 12AX7 long gray plates
    V3 = GE 12AZ7 short gray plates
    V4 = Sylvania 12AX7 long gray plates
    5, 6, and 7 are stock for now

    With this current tube configuration, I can achieve anything from pristine cleans to heavily compressed metal tones without any need for an OD or a clean boost.

    As far as value goes, I suppose it depends on your needs. For me, I don't need any other amp for what I do, so considering I got this on sale, I'm astonished that I can achieve professional quality guitar tones throughout the entire gain range. Sure, I could drop a grand or more on a Fender DRRI for unbeatable clean tones, but with the right preamp tubes and a few seconds of tweaking, this can come close enough for my liking. :-D

     
    5.0

    This is the one!

    By Kirk

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA22H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    This is the Guitar Amp i have been looking for for such a long time.Ive had Marshalls , Fenders , Egnaters but this Jet City is the one.Its gives new tones to all of my Guitars that i have never heard come out of them before. And for this price its unbelievable.I cant put down my guitars because its like teaching them how to talk all over again.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Great if you like bees.

    By Ryan Steadley

    from Oklahoma City, OK

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Limited Functions
      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • Attracting more bees.

      Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA22H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      I'd read some good things about this amp, and figured I'd give it a try. I played it through different cabs with a Vintage 30, Alnico Blue, and Greenback. It was really not great through all of them. Harsh, thin, buzzy distortion. I got an RMA the same day it arrived and put it in the mail the next. I wouldn't recommend this amp to anyone for any style of music.

       
      5.0

      Love this thing...

      By Mtty

      from Seattle

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA22H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

          Love this amp. Very cool.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great value for the money!

          By Mototech63

          from Idaho

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Great tone
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording
            • Small gigs

            Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA22H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

            I have been playing guitar over 36 years, and have owned a plethora of solid state and tube amps.The jca22h is perfect for gigs, plenty of volume. Takes pedals well, and easy to use. The tone is awesome through my Peavey 212mc slant back with Celestions. I'm buying another just to have another for backup. The build quality is impressive for the money paid.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great amp

            By tom

            from bainbridge, ny

            About Me Experienced

            Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA22H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

            Just received my amp. Well built attractive amp. Good foot pedal well built and sounds great.

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            A really nice amp

            By Steve

            from Alabama

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA22H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

              This is a great sounding amp when coupled to a good speaker and cabinet. My intentions were to build a nice cabinet and fill it with one or two well matched speakers. I received the amp and plugged it into a friends cabinet. It sounded great and lived up to it's billing. A great amp at a great price. However, when I started pricing the cost of a worthy speaker, money and time to build the cabinet, I opted for the Bugera V22 combo amp. I don't think you could go wrong with either and your not paying for a costly add campaign, or a boutique name. The amp performed as advertised and I have no complaints.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best Tube Amp Head for the Price

              By benneth01

              from Tallahassee, FL

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA22H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

                Best Tube Amp Head for the Price! Very solidly build amp and foot switch. Incredible sound in crunch and overdrive modes. Clean may not be as clean as some would like. But that doesn't matter, because NOTHING BEATS THIS TUBE SOUND! Words cannot describe the incredible sustain from this amp. Features also include fine tuning with adjustable bass, middle, and treble. This thing gets really loud really quick. I only have one 12" 8 ohm speaker, and level 3 sends vibrations throughout the entire house (2000 sq ft). I really can't say enough good things about this amp and purchasing it through MF. I would do it all over again if given the opportunity.

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome Deal!!! Great Tone!!

                By JoeyG

                from Massachusetts

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Tone Versatility Price Va

                Cons

                • Cheap Logo

                Best Uses

                • All Styles
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA22H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

                Awesome amp incredible price!!The range of tones this amp is capable of with a simple flick of the footswitch or turn of the guitar volume knob is astounding. This amp instantly replaced all of my other heads and if this price comes up again I'll order another. Throw on top of this free shipping and you've got the best deal possible.I never reacted to one of these ads until this one. Now I'm hooked.

                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Jet City amps gitter done

                By Mr Knowitall

                from PA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • No Reverb Ch Switch

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA22H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

                I bought this Jet City JCA22H, after owning a JCA2212C Combo for over a year. That combo, was also a stupid deal, and aside from microphonic tubes, and a faulty bias pot, has the sound of any amp I've owned. I have owned a lot of amps over my 35 years as a semi-professional guitar player. Including: 70s Fender Champ, Fender Champ XD, Hot Rod DeVille, 70s Acoustic 450 Head, Fender Dual Showman, 70s Fender Pro Reverb (hot rodded with master volume), Lab Series by Moog, Fender M-80 Stereo Chorus, Pignose 30 watt tube, Marshall JCM 900 with 1960a 4X12 cabinet, Peavey 130 Special, Peavey Prowler, Peavey Classic 30, and dozens of analog and digital effects. This 20 watt Jet City designed by Michael Soldano, blows them all away. Having 2 foot switchable channels of Crunch, and Overdrive, with independent Gain, and Master Volume is uber useful. It gives you the ability to play every genre, from brown sound, to Soldano overdrive. It has a tube buffered Effects Loop, that I utilize for modulation effects, allowing me to use the amp's tube gain. Stick a Tube Screamer in front of it, and it's over the top! The closed back cabinet is loaded with a quality 16 ohm Eminence speaker. There are 3 speaker outputs, 1-16 ohm, and 2-8 ohm, to add an external 16 ohm speaker. I use 2 - 8 ohm 12 cabinets in series, and it's LOUD, and bleeds EL84 tube tone! I'd like it to have reverb, and a channel switch on the amp, but I have a reverb pedal, and after warranty, it will have a channel switch. I had this puppy in my cart for 1/2 an hour, before hitting BUY. I have a bad back, and tis amp is just about my lifting limit, so I don't have to rely on others to carry it!

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