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Jazz guitarists are well aware that creating a great jazz tone requires not only the right guitar but also the right amplifier, and the DV Jazz 12 has been designed with jazz in mind.For those who prefer a 12" combo, still very light and easy to transport, the DV Jazz 12 is the perfect choice. It features the same pre/power amp section of the small...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Jazz guitarists are well aware that creating a great jazz tone requires not only the right guitar but also the right amplifier, and the DV Jazz 12 has been designed with jazz in mind.

For those who prefer a 12" combo, still very light and easy to transport, the DV Jazz 12 is the perfect choice. It features the same pre/power amp section of the smaller 8" version and the same clean, warm, musical sound, but the extra driver size makes it great for either intimate or louder gigs. The amp's innovative technology gives you faster attack and improved dynamic response.

Features

  • Power: 60W (4 ohms); 45W (8 ohms) ” solid state
  • Single channel
  • Controls: Master volume, bass, middle, high, reverb
  • Speaker: 1x12" DV Mark Custom
  • Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Built-in reverb
  • AUX input
  • Headphone output
  • XLR line out
  • Speaker on/off switch
  • External output (8 ohms)
  • Dimensions: 17.32" x 16.93" x 12.05"
  • Weight: 22.49 lb.
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DV MarkDV Jazz 12 45 Watt 1x12 Jazz Combo
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Portable (6)
  • Excellent sound (5)
  • Warm / comfy (5)
  • Good power output (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (3)
  • Performances (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome amp, and highly portable

I just bought this amp yesterday to replace my 80 pound Twin Reverb, which is getting hard to cart around now. This Jazz 12 is so light at 20 pounds and has a great...Read complete review

I just bought this amp yesterday to replace my 80 pound Twin Reverb, which is getting hard to cart around now. This Jazz 12 is so light at 20 pounds and has a great sound for jazz. It is highly responsive and the notes really jump out. The three tone controls work as volumes and cranking-up the master gives you tons of clean headroom. This thing is loud! It does has a fan for the amplifier which you can hear slightly when practicing in a quiet room, but it is not intrusive. Otherwise, it looks and sounds great. My only criticism is that it doesn't come with a cover. Fortunately, my Mesa Express 25 cover fits it perfectly, until a custom one arrives. Although I have only had this amp a day, it is destined to become my go-to amp. The weight means I can take it anywhere, and the 1/8th in auxiliary input means I can use backing tracks for practicing. Overall, a great product and highly recommended - check it out!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not even close

I returned this amp since even at 50% volume my hollowbody was louder? Maybe a bad unit but I'll stick with my Prnceton Chours

I returned this amp since even at 50% volume my hollowbody was louder? Maybe a bad unit but I'll stick with my Prnceton Chours

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome amp, and highly portable

By Simon

from Dallas, TX

Site Member

Comments about DV Mark DV Jazz 12 45 Watt 1x12 Jazz Combo:

I just bought this amp yesterday to replace my 80 pound Twin Reverb, which is getting hard to cart around now. This Jazz 12 is so light at 20 pounds and has a great sound for jazz. It is highly responsive and the notes really jump out. The three tone controls work as volumes and cranking-up the master gives you tons of clean headroom. This thing is loud! It does has a fan for the amplifier which you can hear slightly when practicing in a quiet room, but it is not intrusive. Otherwise, it looks and sounds great. My only criticism is that it doesn't come with a cover. Fortunately, my Mesa Express 25 cover fits it perfectly, until a custom one arrives. Although I have only had this amp a day, it is destined to become my go-to amp. The weight means I can take it anywhere, and the 1/8th in auxiliary input means I can use backing tracks for practicing. Overall, a great product and highly recommended - check it out!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great amp for jazz gigs

By Felix

from undisclosed

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Pros

  • clean
  • Great for gigs
  • Light

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about DV Mark DV Jazz 12 45 Watt 1x12 Jazz Combo:

      This amp is light enough to lug around for gigs, and gives nice clean sound without distortion even at high volume. Traded in a Fender reverb tube amp for this (which cost more than 2x) and prefer this one...

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best sounding Solid State amp yet

      By Dr. Steven

      from Tucson, AZ

      Site Member

      Comments about DV Mark DV Jazz 12 45 Watt 1x12 Jazz Combo:

      I like jazz and love a warm, clear, articulate sound that is balanced and full. This amp does it. I enjoyed the YouTube videos of jazz players using it, and took a chance. When it arrived and I plugged in, it surpassed my expectations. When I plugged it into some of my extension cabinets... WOW... all sound great, but the Celestion 12-65 is a magnificent match for this amp. I will probably swap a 12-65 speaker for the one that came with it, but the 12" that comes with it is just fine on its own too. For the price, you cannot go wrong... treat your self to this sweet amp... you will not regret it.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      DV Jazz 12 Amp

      By Mark

      from Houston, TX

      Comments about DV Mark DV Jazz 12 45 Watt 1x12 Jazz Combo:

      I've used several different amps over the years; Fender Deluxe, Trace Elliot, Peavey, Crate, Laney, Genz Benz, etc. This amp blows them all away!! It can handle the "clean sound" I desire, it doesn't weigh hardly anything and when you stack it - Look OUT! I'm using a Gretsch 6119 hollowbody and a Martin 0000-42 through it and it's the best sounding amp onstage. If you want to have a R & R dirty sound, stick with the others, but for a true acoustic amplification or Jazz tones; this is the one!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Makes You Wonder: Solid State or Tube?

      By Nils

      from NH

      Site Member

      Comments about DV Mark DV Jazz 12 45 Watt 1x12 Jazz Combo:

      This combo amp sounds GREAT! I think it gives me a more rounded tube tone than my HRD, even though it doesn't have tubes. I use a solid body Gibson Les Paul Studio (it's a 1980's model with odd single coil pickups or something) and it sounds excellent with that guitar. I am not impressed by how it sounds with my Alvarez acoustic, but it isn't marketed as an amp for acoustic guitars, so that's expected. It comes with a decent length (6ft) removable standard IEC power cable which is great for travel, but I do worry that the ground lift on/off button and the internal speaker on/off button will break while traveling as they potrude out (a switch, similar to the power switch would have been a more durable options). The amp is VERY light, so travel with it is easy. I assume the cooling fan would need replacement after a number of usage hours, so that's one maintance issue that needs to be considered. Back to the sound: The reverb is excellent!. My guess is a variety of parameters change as you turn it up, so it's not just a high/low selector knob for the reverb channel. Actually, I think there is a lot of "behind the scenes" processing going on with this amp (compressors, EQ's, gain stages, etc.). The sound seems so modified by the internal processor that I feel the sound is ruined when I plug a footpedal in front of it and try to tweak things on my end. I play semi-professionally in a mellow funk/reggae/hip-hop band and a tradition jazz ensemble and it works awesome in both of those environments and is certainly loud enough to play in a small club.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Amp for Archtops

      By Steve N

      from Indianapolis

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Reverb is a little sketchy....

      Best Uses

      • Professional Recording

      Comments about DV Mark DV Jazz 12 45 Watt 1x12 Jazz Combo:

      Love this amp. I have used countless amps (tube and ss), and this ranks very high. Be aware - this is not intended for extremely loud settings, rather clubs, churches, etc, where volume levels are reasonable. The only con (4 stars) is for the reverb (kinda sketchy, might want to use a pedal) and the fact that it does not come with a cover (easy to have one made). I highly recommend this amp for archtop jazz boxes, both for humbuckers and singles. I have multiple guitars, and it fits them all. I don't know how it sounds for strat's, tele's, les paul's.....

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best sounding Solid State amp yet

      By Dr. Steven

      from Tucson, AZ

      Site Member

      Comments about DV Mark DV Jazz 12 45 Watt 1x12 Jazz Combo:

      I like jazz and love a warm, clear, articulate sound that is balanced and full. This amp does it. I enjoyed the YouTube videos of jazz players using it, and took a chance. When it arrived and I plugged in, it surpassed my expectations. When I plugged it into some of my extension cabinets... WOW... all sound great, but the Celestion 12-65 is a magnificent match for this amp. I will probably swap a 12-65 speaker for the one that came with it, but the 12"" that comes with it is just fine on its own too. For the price, you cannot go wrong... treat your self to this sweet amp... you will not regret it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Makes You Wonder: Solid State or Tube?

      By Nils

      from NH

      Site Member

      Comments about DV Mark DV Jazz 12 45 Watt 1x12 Jazz Combo:

      This combo amp sounds GREAT! I think it gives me a more rounded tube tone than my HRD, even though it doesn't have tubes. I use a solid body Gibson Les Paul Studio (it's a 1980's model with odd single coil pickups or something) and it sounds excellent with that guitar. I am not impressed by how it sounds with my Alvarez acoustic, but it isn't marketed as an amp for acoustic guitars, so that's expected. It comes with a decent length (6ft) removable standard IEC power cable which is great for travel, but I do worry that the ground lift on/off button and the internal speaker on/off button will break while traveling as they potrude out (a switch, similar to the power switch would have been a more durable options). The amp is VERY light, so travel with it is easy. I assume the cooling fan would need replacement after a number of usage hours, so that's one maintance issue that needs to be considered. Back to the sound: The reverb is excellent!. My guess is a variety of parameters change as you turn it up, so it's not just a high/low selector knob for the reverb channel. Actually, I think there is a lot of ""behind the scenes"" processing going on with this amp (compressors, EQ's, gain stages, etc.). The sound seems so modified by the internal processor that I feel the sound is ruined when I plug a footpedal in front of it and try to tweak things on my end. I play semi-professionally in a mellow funk/reggae/hip-hop band and a tradition jazz ensemble and it works awesome in both of those environments and is certainly loud enough to play in a small club.

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again.

      By Mr. G

      from Chattanooga Tennessee

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about DV Mark DV Jazz 12 45 Watt 1x12 Jazz Combo:

        The cleanest sounding amp that I have ever heard and used.

         
        5.0

        Sounds good, stays clean

        By John

        from undisclosed

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about DV Mark DV Jazz 12 45 Watt 1x12 Jazz Combo:

        Have had this for several months now and taken it on most of my Jazz gigs. It sounds great in smaller settings and can get cranking in louder Jazz settings too. I wasn't sure how the 45-50 watts would make it when pushing it with drums, but it does fine. The thing is, it stays clean as I turn it past 5. I've got more powerful amps that start breaking up (in a good way) earlier in the numbers, but this one stays clean as you get louder. I haven't tried pushing it to "11" but it covers my needs so far. Also used it in a High School Broadway type show with a solid body and pedals and it sounded fine. I still use my Roland AC amps when I'm going to need acoustic and/or mic as well, but for electric Jazz I've enjoyed playing through this amp.

         
        5.0

        Great amp for practice or gigging!

        By Gerald

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about DV Mark DV Jazz 12 45 Watt 1x12 Jazz Combo:

        I understand that tone is very subjective among musicians. A good, useable amp is always a compromise of reliability, tone, power, and weight. I have always favored Fender tube amps, but not any more. The weight alone makes it non portable for me. I finally had the opportunity to hear a DV Mark Jazz12. I found it to be an excellent amp. It is very clean, has easy to manage eq-bass, mid, and high control and it has reasonably good Reverb. This amp weights only 22.49 pounds with a 12" speaker. It is capable of being loud or soft while maintaining a well balanced tone. I use mine for fingerpicking a Godin Jazz guitar, I have not found anything better than this amp, particularly at this price point. I just sold my 65 Princeton for this. The difference in weight, and amp quite ness alone made all the difference to me. I know all the hype about tube amps, I have enjoyed them also, but for me, this amp is great. It allows me to use my equipment out without killing my back and still have a very nice sounding amp. I highly recommend this amp. Guitar Center Reno and my sales associate, Aaron, made this purchase easy and fun.

         
        5.0

        Super Light & Loud Jazz Amp

        By Stefan

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about DV Mark DV Jazz 12 45 Watt 1x12 Jazz Combo:

        Super light weight with the neodymium speaker, full, rich jazz sound, nice, quick attack, plenty loud for gigs with piano, bass, drums, horns, even in larger venues. I haven't needed to turn the volume past 6 on a gig yet (and it goes to 12), eq knobs all set to 12 o'clock. Simple. The amp's reverb has some modulation effect in the background which I'm not crazy about, but I don't use reverb so don't care. I also have the DV Mark Little Jazz amp, and though they share the same electronics, I prefer the Jazz 12 with the bigger speaker because it sounds much fuller and is able to handle even the loudest of gigs I'll ever play.

         
        5.0

        Great Jazz guitar sound

        By Wesismore

        from Boston MA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about DV Mark DV Jazz 12 45 Watt 1x12 Jazz Combo:

          I just used the amp to redo some recording with my organ trio and it blended beautiful and never got brittle. I am also trying the waz craft blues driver and waz craft delay and don't have that dialed in yet, whereas my Okko Diablo and carbon copy worked right away with very little effort

           
          5.0

          DV Jazzz 12, 45 watt, 12 inch speaker, jazz guitar amp

          By Guvno

          from Elgin IL

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances
          • Professional performances

          Comments about DV Mark DV Jazz 12 45 Watt 1x12 Jazz Combo:

          This amp is unbelievable. Very light weight and perfectly set up for jazz guitar or rhythm guitar, Couldn't believe the sound quality. My only complaint is the script they used to Identify knobs and switches. Very difficult to read.. Website description and photo is rather sketchy. No photo of top and back control panels. No photo showing that it was an open back cabinet amp.

           
          5.0

          good sound

          By seajay

          from Detroit,mi

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • No Tubes
          • Portable
          • Powerful
          • Very Light Easy To Carry

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about DV Mark DV Jazz 12 45 Watt 1x12 Jazz Combo:

            I run this amp with my other amps In (stereo). it blends well with blues jr. or super champ.

            (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Not even close

            By Dan the guitar man

            from NJ

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Portable

            Cons

            • Weak

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about DV Mark DV Jazz 12 45 Watt 1x12 Jazz Combo:

            I returned this amp since even at 50% volume my hollowbody was louder? Maybe a bad unit but I'll stick with my Prnceton Chours

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