Jet City JCA2012HS Guitar Amplifier Half Stack with JCA20H Head and JCA12S Cabinet

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Get the variety of sounds you want out of a half stack without breaking your bank. It features full EQ control and separate Preamp and Master volumes.

The JCA20H head delivers a gimmick free signal path to provide incredible all-tube tone. The elegance of design both inside and out deliver unflinching reliability in an amp that is good-looking enough to make a girlfriend jealous. With full EQ control and separate preamp and master volumes, JCA20H can deliver anything from a spanky clean to a crunchy overdrive.


- JCA20H 20-watt head pairable to a 16 ohm or two 8 ohm speaker cabinets

- JCA12S 70-watt 12 inch Cabinet with Jet City custom Eminence driver

- 3x 12AX7 preamp, 2x EL84 power tubes and a solid-state rectifier

- Preamp, Bass, Middle, Treble, Master, Presence controls

- Multi-ply, void-free hardwood cabinet with 16-gauge, cold-rolled steel chassis

- Multi-tapped power transformer and standard IEC connector

JCA12S Cabinet
With a Jet City custom Eminence driver and a single input, the JCA12S is their straightforward tone box. Use it as the foundation of a 20 watt half stack with JCA20H or even in a full stack configuration. It's also the same dimensions as the JCA2112RC so stack them up for increased speaker volume.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (17 ratings)
Submitted August 6, 2011 by a customer from

"The New Overlord of Tone!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I should be playing this a long time. I may upgrade the tubes to 2 JJ 12AX7's, a JJ 12AT7, and 2 JJ EL84's when the time comes. I would definitely replace it if stolen. If I were to upgrade to a 50W head, it would be the JCA50H with the J48S cabinet.
This amp goes from shimmering clean to down and dirty just by adjusting two knobs! I've heard friends gear which cost twice as much with half the tone. Takes pedals extremely well (especially my Visual Sound pedals).
I would have liked a spring reverb, but again the whole Keep It Simple, Soldano philosophy applied. It has something other 15-20W amps don't have, a stand-by switch.
Ease of Use
Pre-amp, Master Volume, 3-band eq. If you can't dial up perfect tone, maybe you should stick to your Paper Jams.
Mine is high quality. Had to redrill a hole on the rubber foot of the cabinet where my 2 yr old tried to drag it across shag carpet. Of course he could destroy a Boss pedal if given 5-10 minutes :)
One of the best sounding amps period. And you won't have to take out a second mortgage or sell one of your kids to afford it.
Manufacturer Support
They answered my questions very quickly.
The Wow Factor
Very stylish design, awesome tone, simple use, and great support. Makes me happy!

Musical Background:

Active Musician

Musical Style:

Rock, Blues
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