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

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
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 74.5 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
(150 ratings)
Submitted February 24, 2011 by a customer from
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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!

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.

excellent features! If you play jazz,funk,blues,twang rock!all you need is this amp an read more 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...

its definetly made in Japan, quality is excellent!As I expected from Japan! its also well packed from the factory coming from Japan.

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.

Musical Background:
live! not a bedroom wanker....

Musical Style:
almost all
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