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Jet City JCA20H Guitar Amplifier Head Design by Soldano (20 Watts)

The Jet City JCA20H is a no-nonsense rock and roll amp. With a single 20 watt channel, the Jet City JCA20H is a serious tone machine. (17) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Join the low-watt revolution at an affordable price with the JCA20H from Jet City. This no-nonsense tone machine gushes with creamy vintage flavor through an all-tube signal path. The elegant design and intuitive features mean no gimmicks blocking your road to rich tube-driven goodness. Housed in a 16-gauge steel chassis that is built to last for years, this head will fit right in on the road or stationed in your studio. The JCA20H is your chance to get in on low-watt phenomenon sweeping the world of guitar amplification.

Tone, Pure and Simple

Designed by legendary amp-smith Mike Soldano, the JCA20H has been meticulously crafted to deliver optimal warmth and clarity. Try experimenting with volume and gain levels to obtain a varied range of tonal styles. Hit that classic British crunch with all knobs at 12 o'clock or roll back the gain and pump the volume for warm, jazzy cleans. Push the gain to the max and choose your volume for a Van Halen-esque squeal, and maybe futz with the EQ to get that high-gain crunch emblematic of Soldano's classic designs. All low-watt tube heads love pedals and the JCA20H is no exception. The combination of three 12AX7 preamp and two EL84 power tubes will propel your favorite stompboxes to greater heights with a fullness only an all-tube signal path can create.

Features:

- A set of classic 12AX7 (x3) preamp and EL84 (x2) power tubes for full all-tube tone.
- Preamp, Bass, Middle, Treble, Master, and Presence controls for optimal control and unhindered tone.
-Multi-ply, void-free hardwood cabinetry with a 16 gauge, cold-rolled steel chassis for a durable head.
-20 watt tube power into a 16 ohm or 2x 8 ohm outputs for use with any number of cabinets.
-Designed by legendary engineer Mike Soldano for untouched clarity and presence.

Like many low-watt heads on today's market, the JCA20H offers a simple and straightforward set of controls with no extraneous gizmos or gimmicks getting in the way. Whether your pumping the gain for a crunchy lead or dialing back for smooth jazzy cleans, the JCA20H is a versatile tone box with no shortage of character and style.

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Specifications
- Controls: Preamp, Bass, Middle, Treble, Master, Presence
- Tubes: 3x 12AX7 Preamp / 2x 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 2x 8 ohm speaker outputs
- Input Power: Multi-tapped power transformer at 100v/120v/220v/240v and standard IEC connector
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "big tone for little money"
Sound: this amp has a VERY british tone. i mainly play a les paul with emgs, and i'm hooked up to a peavey 4x12 cabinet. plugged straight into the amp i can get anywhere from an early eric clapton kind of sound to an ac/dc sound. with the active pickups, there is no clean sound, but with passive pickups and the guitar's volume knob rolled back, it's not too bad. with the amp's gain maxed out, it has a good classic rock crunch, but definitely not metal. but it takes pedals well and doesn't need much help to get there. if you want a more american, scooped high gain sound, you'll need an eq pedal. but this amp is made for a classic, british blues sound, and that's where it shines. killer tone. Feature: this is as bare bones as it gets. one channel, no effects. but that also means there's nothing robbing the tone. Ease of Use: you have 6 knobs: gain, low, mid, high, volume, and presence. i think even somebody that's never used an amp before can figure it out. Quality: all the quality is in the tone. to keep the cost down, it's not built with high quality parts. but it is put together well, and seems pretty solid. time will tell, but i'll be surprised if i don't have problems with knobs when i get some miles on it. Value: to get a 20w tube amp with this kind of tone for this price is a steal. i would have considered it at $500. at $250, i couldn't say no. Manufacturer Support: haven't needed any. The Wow Factor: this question is ridiculous.
Style of Music: blues, rock, metal
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "The best money you can spend on an amp!"
Sound: As a lover of tube tone rock, this amp absolutely blew my mind when I first plugged it in. From crystal clear cleans to downright nasty crunchy overdrive, you can get it, trust me. Yes, it's a single channel amp, no it does not have reverb and honestly I don't even miss it. I tried out several more expensive heads and this one is as good as some priced out over $500 easy. And the 20 watts is plenty loud. Ease of Use: Simple as can be, you have your standard eq, bass, middle, treble, a presence control, and of course the gain and master volume. Plug it in and play Quality: Seems like a well made, sturdy head. Solid wood case, metallic grate in the back, tolex is tight, knobs seems to turn well, not too loose or anything. I like the metal power/standby switches too, seem pretty solid. Value: I think the value is outstanding, like I said before, the so called boutique amp heads that will cost you way more money did not impress me as much as this one. Just make sure you pair it with a decent speaker cabinet and you will not be disappointed. Manufacturer Support: Haven't needed to contact them but in the manual they give you several methods of reaching them should the need arise. The Wow Factor: Matches well with my 4x12 cabinet. I like the fact that they have interchangeable front baffles so you can change out the colors and I believe they have a metallic style front as well. Pretty sweet Overall: If this was stolen I wouldn't wait more than a minute before ordering a replacement. I did a lot of research on amps, bought a few that I ended up returning but not this bad boy. This one has a permanent home!
Style of Music: Rock
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