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Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amplifier (2x60 Watts, 2x12")

The Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus has one of the finest clean tones available. With its on-board effects, the Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus is also versatile. (171) Read 12 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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For 20 years the Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus has been the amp of choice for jazz axemen and other guitarists who can't get enough of its clean sound and rich, stereo chorus. The JC-120 features twin 60W + 60W amps, two 12 in. speakers, and 2 input channels (each with 3-band EQ).

Unbelievable Cleans

When you plug your guitar into a JC, all the true tonal character of your instrument comes out. Distortion is extremely low and frequency response is accurate. This means the quality of your effects come through, too. And to make sure of that, there's a stereo effects loop on channel 2 that meets full professional specifications; you can select series/parallel connections and switch between different input and output signal levels.

Tonal Flexibility

But let's not forget the effects that come with the JC-120! Yeah, there's that famous wide-spatial chorus that you've heard in countless recordings and performances. But there's also vibrato with rate and depth controls mild distortion and clear reverb, all of which can be turned on and off with footswitches. And though the sound of the Jazz Chorus is certainly refined, there's nothing delicate about this amp! It's solidly constructed and known for handling a lot more road abuse than a lot of rocker amps. Whether you play jazz or not, if you want an excellent and dependable stereo amp that sets professional standards, look no further than the JC-120.

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Output: 120W (60W+ 60W)

Speakers: 30cm (12) x 2

Input Jack:
Ch. 1: High, Low
Ch. 2: High, Low

Controls (Front):
Ch. 1: Bright (On/ Off) Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass
Ch. 2: Bright (On / Oft Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, Distortion, Reverb, Vibrato Speed, Vibrato Depth, Chorus / Off / Vibrato Controls (Rear)
Ch. 2: Effect Loop (Serial) Parallel Effect Level (+ 4dBm/-20dBm)
Rear Jacks Chorus/Vibrato Foot Switch/Reverb Foot Switch/Distortion Foot Switch

Ch.2: Effect Loop Send, Effect Loop Return L (Mono), R

Dimensions (W x D x H) - (including Casters): 760 x 280 x 622m (29-15/16 x 11-1/4 x 24-1/2 in.)

Weight: 28 kg (62 lbs)

Options: FS-5L FootSwitch
Boss FS-1 FootSwitch
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 32 x 25 x 14 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): JC-120
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700
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Yeah, yeah, I get that you love tubes. Me too. But when I'm throwing six pedals in front of an amp, I want a bit more definition, rather than some tasty tube overdrive. While I can't say that many jazz licks are coming out of our band's JC-120 these days, I can say that this has quickly become a Strat's best friend for some serious chime and clean jangle. I love bells and whistles and some serious fine-tuning on my equalization, but I have been hard pressed to find a guitar that is not complemented by the JC clean channel's super-clean gain when I first plug in. I use "clean channel" loosely here, as you will not find much heat on the second channel behind the Distortion knob, but instead a light coating of sustain that doesn't get bogged down with chunky, compressed hiss like some other solid-state gain circuits might. Roll that distortion back and crank up the spring reverb to throw some space in to your jangle, or just dial in a hair of it for a little depth to thicken up your riffs. Did I lose you before at super-clean and light distortion? Fret not: this solid-state combo takes pedals like a real champ without losing your delay tails or articulation in your modulations. You'll be lighting this up with your favorite OD, distortion, or fuzz pedals when that solo comes up.

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4.5 out of 5 (171 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
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Sound: This is by far the best sounding solid state amp I've ever played outside of a typical fender tube amp! I happen to be a tube amp snob so there.. This amp has a very warm and pristine clean sound,takes overdrive/distortion pedals real well,in a live situation which I do on a weekly basis,we play Loud!it does so awesome I was even blown away by the stock speakers. Roland engineers did there homework well and its no wonder this amp has become an industry standard like the SM57. The distortion on this amp is very good for old skool blues stuff like albert king,just plain early blues stuff that breaks up just right! other than that its not meant for anything harder just very lite drive. And again the Roland engineers know was up! I've been playin for 20+yrs and 17yrs of it are mostly live! I've played alot of tube amps that have been made and nothing compares to that tube sound weather its clean or distortion its two thumbs up. But the downside to tube amps is high maintenance and weight issues! at least the JC120 has "rubber" caster wheels smart idea again by the roland engineers. Feature: excellent features! If you play jazz,funk,blues,twang rock!all you need is this amp an no effects or pedals and your good to go. Under a very skilled player this amp will turn alot of heads and its been doin it since 1975. If you wanna go harder sound,this amp has few ways to take pedals/star wars looking floor boards etc... It handles things well Great chorus/vibe sound, and the reverb is also very impressive! all the features on this amp is very practical and well thought out. Ease of Use: oh please! if you cant figure this one out your meant to play a kazoo... Quality: its definetly made in Japan, quality is excellent!As I expected from Japan! its also well packed from the factory coming from Japan. Value: it will have no problem holding its own! I you own an older one made from the 80's and its in great shape! dont sell it Roland keeps track of the serial numbers... and the prices will go up some more! Manufacturer Support: I originaly called roland in anaheim california for some parts for a Roland JC120 that was made in 1989(made in the U.S.A) and they were very helpful. This is the reason why I bought my new JC120 cause I was fixing this old amp for a church and it sounded great! I've known about how good the JC120 sounded for a long time and also heard it, but I too much of a tube amp snob! Anyways it just needed some new input jacks cause it was intermittant at times,and needed to touch up some few broken solder cause it had been badly abused by whoever owned it before. Overall: There are few solid state amps out there that are worth playin around with,but this amp is worth owning for life..... This is not a modeling amp! this is pure analog and its been the same since 1975.. Thanx Zzound for the 4payment plan this amp will be paid off very soon!
Style of Music: almost all
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"Thirty + years and still going strong!"
Sound: It still sounds great with 30 year old speakers. lol. I usually play it around 2 to 3 and it is quite loud. The chorus is great. This is what sold me on it. The distortion isn't so good, so I use a Proco Rat. Its 20 years old and is still going strong too. I would recommend this amp to anyone who wants to start off with a super amp that will last a lifetime. Great Amp. Feature: Chorus is perfect. Distortion is lacking. Ease of Use: Turn it on and turn the knobs where you want them. Its easy. I use a 30 year old Gibson Les Paul, a hot-rodded Ibanez and an Fender American Strat. All sound perfect with this amp. I also recently added a Carvin 412 speaker cabinet for some added thump. Sounds great! Quality: I bought my JC120 30 years ago and have never had any problems with it whatsoever. Not even a fuse. Value: Well worth the money I spent. Manufacturer Support: I have never needed any support. Never had anything go wrong with this amp whatsoever. The Wow Factor: I like it. Its a good looking amp. Overall: I will always keep this amp.
Style of Music: Rock and metal
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