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Jet City Amplification Custom JCA22H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head

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1439818606452   POS #:113294789
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Voiced by Martin Kidd for a distinctively British sound, the Custom 22 brings 20 watts from a pair of EL84 output tubes, and tones come from five 12AX7 preamp tubes. Bright, Mid-boost, and Fat voicing switches supply more versatility. Two channels, and a tube-driven effects loop round out the straightforward feature set.  The updated Crunch ch...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Voiced by Martin Kidd for a distinctively British sound, the Custom 22 brings 20 watts from a pair of EL84 output tubes, and tones come from five 12AX7 preamp tubes. Bright, Mid-boost, and Fat voicing switches supply more versatility. Two channels, and a tube-driven effects loop round out the straightforward feature set.  


The updated Crunch channel has less gain than its predecessor and the Overdrive has even more gain. The result is an entirely new voice with greater range and touch-sensitivity. Further tone shaping is possible via a bright switch and mid-boost / low fat switch.

The simple feature set is rounded-out with a pedal-friendly effects loop and front-panel channel switch.

Footswitch included.

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 (HxDxW): 9" x 9″ x 19.5″
  • Weight: 21.3 lb.
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Jet City AmplificationCustom JCA22H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head
 
4.3

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3.0

Try it before you buy it.

By Hermes

from undisclosed

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

I bought this amp on-line without actually trying it myself. My expectations were high based on clips from the internet, which I liked.
When I got it, I found the clean channel very good, the high-gain channel, not so much. I found that the useful gain goes up to 11 o'clock. I found the low end not well tight. Not what I expected it to be.
But the real issue was the foot switch: When I stomped on it to change from clean to drive, it made a very loud "pop" sound. I contacted Jet City about that and they said it is not normal and that the amp needed repair. It might be that the sound was also not perfect due to some fault, but I can't really tell.
I decided to return it to GC.
It is really tough to buy instruments on-line. I recommend you try it at the store and see if you like that particular piece you're buying. It's a shame you can only find those amps on-line.

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5.0

PRICE TO QUALITY RATIO IS ABSURD WITH THIS AMP!!!

By DonEsteban

from Elizabeth nj

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

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

    i purchased this tube amp around 3 months ago without knowing what to expect from the amp as there arent many videos about it, the construction is BETTER than my marshall jvm 210h that costs 5 times as much, and the sound quality is SUPERB seriously this must be the best amp for the buck out there, the clean crunch channel sounds full and present, (you can feel it in your chest) and that same marshall like clean channel can be used as a crunch channel if you raise the volume, and WHAT A CRUNCH i boost it with a bb preamp pedal and you wont believe how good it sounds, even tho it has enough gain to do crunch on its own the clean channel LOVE overdrive pedals, the effect loops is flawless and really likes pedals too, and the overdrive channel is just a monster and a continuation of the clean channel on 10, heavier crunch to pantera territory. If you are curious about this amp and need or want a tube amp i cant reccommend this amp enough for novice OR EXPERIENCED players, this sounds as good (but different) than my british amp, and at less than 400 dollars, this is a true steal, if you can test it first, but if you cant test it and like british style amps on a budget, you cant get better than this.

     
    5.0

    Dark Punchy Goodness! \m/

    By Brandon H

    from Shelby Township, Michigan

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

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

      This amp is the angry brother to the JCA22H (what my friend has) overall I am glad I picked this amp and would highly recommend it depending on your needs! Now I don't normally review things so bear with me, also I should mention the head is paired with the Jet City 24Sve Cab and I am using a Schecter C1 Classic. The head has an excellent build quality, and sounds beautiful. I play mainly in drop C but occasionally will go lower and this thing.. the tone is so good you really have to take my word for it because their is only about one video on YT that captured it's amazing sound accurately. Compared to the JCA22H it has a better clean channel in my opinion, it doesn't crunch as easy. The over drive channel is where I spend most of my time, it is really dark and punchy and by no means sounds muddy or washed out. It is just perfect for my taste and really blew me away. I was a little nervous because I have no idea about tube amps and I didn't know if 20 Watts was loud enough to keep up with my obnoxious drummer he plays so loud must be a left handed thing lol. But it somehow manages to over take him with the 24Sve cab allowing me to turn it down to the rest of the band. This thing is somehow just as loud if not louder than my Line 6 150Watt Half Stack I regret ever owning that thing. With the other guitarist I play with using the JCA22H another great amp it gives us a great balance in tone so we don't sound exactly the same. Do yourself a favor and buy this amp if you are considering it!

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