Jet City JCA100H Guitar Amplifier Head Design by Soldano (100 Watts)

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Rock out with the Jet City JCA100H. With killer tone courtesy of Soldano design, this amp head provides 100 watts of power and dual-channel operation.

With two channels of Soldano tone and 100 watts of pure tube power, this is Jet City's flagship. The Normal channel has plenty of headroom to deliver clear, bright clean tones and can be driven hard enough to get downright raunchy. The Overdrive channel is the circuit that made Soldano famous. It's been modeled and imitated, but this is the real-effing-high-gain-deal.

Channels: Normal and Overdrive, footswitchable with included footswitch

Controls: Normal and Overdrive Preamps, Bass, Middle, Treble, Normal and Overdrive Masters, Presence

Effects Loop: Tube buffered

Footswitch: Overdrive channel footswitch, included.

Tubes: 5x 12AX7 Preamp / 4x 6L6 Power

Cabinetry: Multi-ply, void-free hardwood

Chassis: 16 gauge, cold-rolled steel

Output Power: 100 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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (18 ratings)
Submitted March 27, 2011 by a customer from
"Michael Soldano does it again!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Excellent all around. Can't beat the price, quality, in this range. Highly recommended for rock players of any type!

A Soldano Hot Rod owner, I was looking for the tight, warm, and expansive sound Michael is known for and I had toured with for 10 years. No longer a full time musician for quite some time, I didn't want to invest in the Soldano line, and had seen some demos of this new brand, of which he has designed. This amp has all of the above, and at less than half the price. Now, it isn't Soldano, but if you want a very close second, this is it. BTW- Active pickups seem to be more responsive to this amp....

One addition I'd like to see for the future is a depth mod, but for the $, the features are what one would expect.

Ease of Use
Very easy to dial in based on simple eq controls. Add a parametric eq, and now you're cookin' with gas!

Excellent build quality at first glance. My old Soldano was an absolute workhorse, and if Michael had anything to do with components, chassis, cabinet, etc, this will probably follow suit.

If you want Soldano, but can't afford to invest in Soldano yet, go with these. Very easy to dial in, friendly, quiet effects loop, warm, tight sound, for an excellent price. Doesn't get much better for the musician on a budget! Highly recommended by a former professional touring read more musician of ten+ years.

Manufacturer Support
Not dealt with Jet City directly yet.

The Wow Factor
Good looking head! BTW- you can order the black grill face plate for the head if you choose directly from Jet City. Much nicer looking!

Musical Background:
Touring musician

Musical Style:
Rock, Metal
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