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    Jet City JCA20H Soldano-Designed Guitar Amplifier Head, 20 Watts

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    Overall:
    *********.* 9.2 out of 10
    Quality:
    ********** 10 out of 10
    The Wow Factor:
    ********** 8 out of 10
    Ease of Use:
    ********** 10 out of 10
    Features:
    ********** 8.5 out of 10
    Value:
    ********** 10 out of 10
    Sound:
    ********** 10 out of 10

     

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


    Overall:
    **********10 out of 10
    Features:
    **********7 out of 10
    Quality:
    **********10 out of 10
    Value:
    **********10 out of 10
    The Wow Factor:
    **********8 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********10 out of 10
    Ease of Use:
    **********10 out of 10

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    By a customer from yahoo.com

    Submitted: 3/13/2011

    Style of Music: classic to hard rock

    Experience: active musician

    "Big tone, small amp"

    This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.

    Sound:
    I give it a 10 on sound. I bought it to use primarily for recording purposes. My main "live" amp is an old JCM 800 half stack. I read this had that type of marshall vibe to it so I bought one to try. I have to say, I am pleasantly surprised that this little amp sounds this close to my Marshall. Its straight forward with no frills. Just great tube tone in a small package.Its got some volume, but I'd have a hard time keeping up with the band I play in with this. It'll clean up some, and it won't do metal without a pedal in front of it. But for pure tube tone, this little thing rocks.I've tried it thru a number of cabs and it suits my taste best thru a 2X12. I've used the JCM 800 for over 26 years so I know what a marshall sounds like. This amp has that Marshall compressed sound to it. I'm impressed with it. As most have noted, it could benefit from a good tube swap. That being said, its definatly very playable as is right out of the box with the stock tubes.
    Feature:
    I'm giving it a 7 for features. I don't use anything else in my sound. Just a tube amp and a guitar. Its perfect for what I do, but if you use pedals, an effects loop would be a big help in keeping your tone intact.I could care less about that feature but it would be helpful for those that use pedals. Reverb would be a nice feature but again, I use this for recording and reverb is always added later so its a non issue for me. Still,it would be a nice feature for live playing. I find the basic EQ knobs to be a much bigger influence on the sound than most other amps I own. Especially the presence knob.
    Ease of Use:
    Gets another 10 on ease of use. I love simplicity and this amp is simple. Besides the basic mid,treble, and bass,you get a presence knob that brightens the amp up considerably. You set the gain to get the crunch you like, and then turn up(or down) the volume. No rocket science here.
    Quality:
    Another 10 on quality. What can I say. The on/off and stand by switch are the mesa style toggles and are solid. Solid "modern" style control knobs and tight pots on each of the tone controls. Well built cabinet. Black and dark blue vinyl covered with white piping across the front. Tastefully done and reminiscent of an older marshall in a slight way. The only nit I can throw in is the plastic logo on the front. Kinda cheapy looking for my taste but everybody has a different take on cosmetics so I'm sure many find it cool lookin.
    Manufacturer Support:
    Can't rate the support. Haven't needed any.
    Value:
    Great value on this amp. Way under priced for an amp of this quality. I expected it to sound good, but this amp exceeded my expectations. I wouldn't classify it as being terribly versatile. Great sounding tube goodness in a solid,well built cabinet for 250 bucks. Great value in my world.
    The Wow Factor:
    I'm more of a utilitarian musician. I like my gear to be well kept but the cosmetics are pretty low on the priority list. Overall its a good looking piece of gear.The important thing is the tone.
    Overall:
    Yeah I'd replace it rather quickly if it were "LOST" or stolen. Like who loses an amp. I know the newer models coming out have both reverb and an effects loop but this model works precisely the way I want it to. What do I like least about it? The cheesy looking plastic logo on the front. Not much to dislike on this amp. What do I like most? The huge tone. This amp has huge tone for such a small, inexpensive amp.
    Overall:
    **********10 out of 10
    Features:
    **********10 out of 10
    Quality:
    **********10 out of 10
    Value:
    **********10 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********10 out of 10
    Ease of Use:
    **********10 out of 10

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    By a customer from yahoo.com

    Submitted: 4/4/2011

    Style of Music: hard rock

    Experience: active musician

    "Rockin little amp."

    This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.

    Sound:
    I gave it a 10 for sound not because its the best amp I've ever heard. I gave it a ten because it was so much better than what I expected for 250 bucks.I bought this amp primarily to record with. I read that it had the marshall vibe and thought I'd give it a try. My rehearsal space is 30 miles away from my recording space and lugging a marshall half stack back and forth is just more work than I need. I use the JCA20 thru 2X12 and 4x10 closed back cabs and this little amp just rocks. No frills on it but a deffinite marshall flavor going on. My main live amp is an old JCM800. I play straight ahead hard rock. No pedals, no reverb, just old school Marshall tube tone and this little Jet City does a really good job of capturing my live sound in the studio. I took it up to rehearsal just out of curiosity one evening. I was really surprised that 20 watts could keep up with a full band. Don't get the wrong impression. Its not a Marshall. But it has that same compressed sound that you get out of the older Marshalls and suits my style and taste in amps very well. Great little amp with the right cab.
    Feature:
    Easy to get good sounds out of the unit. I change the E.Q. to suit the guitar I happen to be using. Generally turning up the highs and mids for humbuckers and up the bass on single coils.I have a few high end amps and I do have to say the controls on this amp seem to be a little more responsive than my others. Especially the presence control. I tend to run my amps and my pickups on the bright side and the presence control on this amp has to be turned back some due to its responsiveness. Reverb would've been nice for live playing but my marshall doesn't have it either and Ive never missed it in the 26 plus yrs. its been in use. Lotta tone for the small price tag.
    Ease of Use:
    I guesss I answered this in the last catagory. Like I said, very easy to dial in a great tone.
    Quality:
    Well maybe I'm being to generous with my numbers. Its designed in the U.S.A., and manufactured in china. Knobs are solid, jacks are all tight and the cosmetics(with the exception of the plastic JTA insignia) are all very well done. I mean, I think Its a great looking and sounding amp.I can't find anything to complain about except the little cheesy looking insignia and thats really a very minor and subjective issue for me. So it gets another 10 from me.
    Manufacturer Support:
    Can't rate support. Never have had any issues. But I've only had it a few weeks.
    Value:
    Ok I guess I'm easy to please. I got WAY more amp than I expected (tone wise). It works extremely well for my application. Which is trying to get a marshall-ish type sound in the studio.Its a small amp with huge tone for a small price. As mentioned earlier,more than what I was hoping for.Well worth the asking price.
    The Wow Factor:
    Sex appeal? we're talking about an amp. Not a woman. Its a great looking little amp head but I think its stretching a bit to call it sexy. I love this amp but I don't think I'd go on a date with it.
    Overall:
    Having different pieces of gear available to you helps keep your creative juices flowing. I expect this to be used frequently thru out the years. I rarely sell gear. But it'll be rotated in and out from time to time just like the rest of my gear.If it were stolen,(who loses an amp)I'd deffinatly replace it. I did seriously consider the bugera vintage head as well. I chose this primarily because I kept reading reviews comparing it to a Marshall tone. Again, its NOT a Marshall. But it has that compressed sound of a vintage Marshall head and does sound extremely good.
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