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January 10, 2010

Jet City Amps

People are talking a lot about Jet City Amps lately, I've noticed. I can see why. These guitar amps are "designed by Soldano", but they are inexpensive. Furthermore, from what people have told me, they also sound very, very good.

There are so many good guitar amps out there today. The market seems packed with great amps, so it's not easy for new amp brands to stand out. The Jet City Amps already have the guitar community talking, so they must be doing something right.

The idea with these amps is to us a simple design, a cool look and a great price (KISS - Keep It Simple, Soldano). The amps are hand-built, although I don't really understand how that goes along with the low price tag. Either they are super fast to build or perhaps the person building them is working for peanuts?

The company themselves says - " Each amplifier is hand-built and rigorously tested, ensuring 100% legit tone, and unflinching reliability. When other brands snap like toothpicks, Jet City Amps eat it up and ask for more — no mods necessary. Welcome to Jet City Amplification."

I have not had a chance to test any of these amps yet, they are so new on the scene. It is very interesting that Mike Soldano is involved - he is a respected amp builder and knows how to build killer amps.

A friend of my bougth the JCA20 watt tube head, and he is very impressed by it. So is Guitar World, who gave this amp the Gold Award.


To get an idea of what tones these amps can deliver, have a look at the following video from Guitar World Magazine.

Here is my own first video demo of this amp!

Jet City Amplification Product Line

JCA20H 20 watt all-tube head
JCA100H 100 watt 2-channel all-tube head
JCA2112RC 20 watt combo with reverb and 1x12” Jet City Custom Eminence driver
JCA12S 1x12” extension cabinet with Jet City Custom Eminence driver
JCA24S 2x12” extension cabinet with Jet City Eminence drivers
JCA48S 4x12” extension cabinet with Eminence drivers
Pico Valve

http://www.jetcityamplification.com (really cool website!)

Get a Jet City JCA20H 20W Head Black/Blue from Musician's Friend

Jet City Amplification JCA20H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black/Blue
Jet City Amplification JCA20H and JCA12S Half-Stack

Jet City Amplification JCA20H and JCA12S Half-Stack

The Jet City Amplification half-stack built on the 20W JCA20H tube guitar amp head and the 1x12 JCA12S guitar speaker cabinet, delivers killer tube tone in a nicely priced package.JCA20H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head The Jet City JCA20H tube amp head delivers pure tube tone from a single-channel amplifier with absolutely no gimmick features to dilute the all-tube signal path. Elegance of design both inside and out deliver unflinching reliability in a guitar amp good-looking enough to make a girlfriend jealous.

With full EQ control and separate Preamp and Master volumes, Jet City JCA20H can deliver spanky cleans through crunchy overdrive.JCA12S 1x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet The Jet City JCA12S guitar speaker cab is a straightforward tone box. The cabinet packs 70 watts of power, pumping through a 1 x 12" custom Eminence driver for killer Brit-inspired tone. Part of the "Design by Soldano" series, this extension cabinet features multi-ply hardwood cabinetry, 16-gauge steel chassis, custom transformers, and 2 oz. copper traces on thick printed circuit board for durable, roadworthy performance.

By Robert Renman - www.dolphinstreet.com


Posted by Robert Renman on January 10, 2010

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