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Jet City Amplification JCA5012C 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Black

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The Overdrive channel is the Soldano high-gain lead tone.

50 watts from a pair of 6L6 power tubes and all the features of the JCA100H make the JCA50H Tube Guitar Combo Amp ideal for gigging musicians who need plenty of stage volume with some nice power amp distortion. The Normal channel can range from clean tones to dirty rock riffs. The Overdrive channel is the Soldano high-gain lead tone you've come to know and love. Pair it up with a JCA48S for a powerful half-stack, or one or two JCA24S 2x12 cabs for extra versatility.

FEATURES
  • Channels: Normal and Overdrive, foot-switchable with included footswitch
  • Controls: Normal and Overdrive Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, Normal and Overdrive Masters, Presence
  • Effects Loop: Tube-Buffered Serial
  • Footswitch: Normal/Overdrive channel footswitch, included
  • Tubes: 5 x 12AX7 Preamp / 2 x 6L6 Power
  • Cabinetry: Multi-ply, void-free hardwood
  • Chassis: 16 gauge, cold-rolled steel
  • Output Power: 50 watts into 16 ohm or 2 x 8 ohm speaker outputs
  • Input Power: Multi-tapped power transformer at 100V/120V/220V/240V and standard IEC connector
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.5" x 9.5" x 25"
  • Weight: 40 lb.

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Jet City AmplificationJCA5012C 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
3.7

(based on 23 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (15)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Excellent sound (11)
  • Portable (7)
  • Warm / comfy (7)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (15)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Professional recording (5)
  • Home studio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great amp for the price.

I got this amp while Musician's Friend was blowing them out during their President's Day Sale for 299. I've owned Marshalls, Oranges, and Peaveys and I have to say that even at the...Read complete review

I got this amp while Musician's Friend was blowing them out during their President's Day Sale for 299. I've owned Marshalls, Oranges, and Peaveys and I have to say that even at the regular 699 price, this amp is just as good (if not better) than all of these. If you love the Soldano sound, then you'll like this. Keep in mind that though this amp was designed by Mike Soldano, this won't sound exactly like a real Soldano right off the bat (less focused, more open-sounding).

Both channels on the amp are very versatile. The crunch channel can go from clean to 80's while the overdrive channel is smoother, more defined, and can do everything the crunch channel can. Yes, it can also do teh br00tlz. I would buy this amp just for the overdrive channel, but the crunch channel can be useful as well. Stock, it does sound pretty fizzy though. You'll need to change tubes to get the best sound you can. I recommend going to the Eurotubes website and checking out their tube bundles for this amp.

One pleasant surprise for me is that my amp included a depth knob, which was not a feature listed on the website. This is a modification that many people with Soldanos and Jet Cities add onto their amp. It works flawlessly and adds more low end to the amp.

The only reason that this amp doesn't 5 stars is that it doesn't sound the most amazing stock. But compared to all of the newer Marshall's, Oranges, Bugeras, Peaveys, and Blackstars, this amp blows them away.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

MUCH TO NOISY BUT SOUNDS GREAT LOUD!

Really wanted to like this amp. My 20W Jet City JCA2212C COMBO is awesome!

The first one was hissing so badly that it was unusable so I returned it and got a...Read complete review

Really wanted to like this amp. My 20W Jet City JCA2212C COMBO is awesome!

The first one was hissing so badly that it was unusable so I returned it and got a replacement.

The replacement was not as noisy but there was clearly something wrong with it. Replacing the tubes a month later with JJ 12AX7A's and JJ 6L6GC's didn't make it any quieter.

The 20W EL84 Jet City JCA2212C actually has more gain that this JCA5012C.

There seems to be something wrong with these amps. I had two that were too noisy and the last one wasn't tube related.

Mine does have the DEPTH knob and it sounds great turned up loud, but it's too noisy for anything other than stage use, the hissing will drive you crazy.

I know hi-gain tube amps are not quiet, but I have the 20W one that is quiet and also an AMPEG GVT52-112 that kills this in every way (Unfortunately no longer available) and that's quiet also.

I actually need a 50W head now, and want to try the Jet City JCA50H, but since this is the same circuit, I might be dealing with the same issue.

This amp is very well made, and the Jet City guys are easy to deal with, and very informative at the NAMM shows...

It's still under warranty so I'll send an email to JET CITY and hopefully they might have a warranty station in the San Diego / Los Angeles area.

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(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Pretty good tone for an excellent price

By Swami

from Virginia

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Pros

  • Economical

Cons

  • Noisy

Best Uses

    Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA5012C 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    This amp sounds exactly like what it is: a [*] mass-produced version of a Soldano. It sounds good and has plenty of volume and overdrive on tap. My main complaint was that it put out a lot of noise when I turned the master volumes up, particularly the overdrive channel. It definitely was not just pickup noise because I unplugged my guitar and the noise was the same. This is in contrast a real Soldano. I have played through an SLO-100 and an Astroverb and they were both extremely quiet. In short, I would say this is not a bad choice if you need an inexpensive two channel amp that can put out a good amount of volume for live shows. The tone is pretty good, but not as good as a real Soldano (obviously). It might be a bit noisy for recording. Or maybe I just got a lemon. Anyway, I decided to return it.

    (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Great Tone but Defective Hum

    By Whammer Jammer

    from West Michigan

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • A bit heavy
    • Defective Hum

    Best Uses

    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA5012C 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    The clean channel is very usable for a basher like me and it starts to break up reasonably early. If you want Fender clean, you need to consider buying a Fender.

    The drive channel is very good - close to Soldano for much less money. Booming lows and articulate highs with some fuzz on them. Some folks have not been overjoyed with the speaker, but I thought it was matched well in this combo. LOTS of volume when you crank it.

    It is a fairly heavy combo, but the drive channel alone was enough for me to keep it, but for one major problem. It had a very loud hum (not hiss) that let me know it had to be defective. I'm no electrical expert, but it had an obnoxiously loud hum when not playing and much louder than you'd expect from any tube amp. I had to reluctantly return the amp.

    Let me be clear - this amp kicks some serious SLO tail. If you get one without this defect you'll be very happy with it for hard rock, classic metal, even blues. It was very disappointing, but once bitten, twice shy. I didn't ask for a replacement.

    (9 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Much Better Choice For Similar Type Amp

    By Greg Lawrence

    from Appalachia America

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    Pros

    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA5012C 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      Compared to a Fender Deluxe the difference is enough to make it an easy decision.

      The common problem is many people are unable to select from many different amps via mail order/online purchasing.

      The Jet City might have more intense Metal capabilities, but at the expense of noise and undesired dirty signal. The Deluxe is tried & true, punchy tone and nice cabinet.

      If a Marshall stack is too big or too loud, get a Fender and a "sanctioned" quality pedal and make micro adjustments and you can get close enough for any gigs. (I highly suggest the Blackstar HT-Dual)

      Another thing that is misleading are the listed dimensions...I don't know how they engineered a 12" speaker to fit inside a cabinet that is 9,5" X 9.5" X 25" - lol.

      Cheap knock-off riding on the Soldano reputation, though probably fine for many players, I just think that for the same money you can get better quality, tone and features from a industry staple.

      You don't see Fender amps on the "Stupid Deal List" much, if at all. The last time I did I bought the Blues Junior Tweed with the EL84's & Special Jensen Speaker...and couldn't be happier. I own a Deluxe, Junior, 4 HR DeVille's, a 70's Vibro Champ, and a Princeton Recording Amp...so yeah, I'm biased, but I know what I'm talking about. You won't get that big Soldano sound from this Jet City combo.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great amp for the price.

      By tomahawk733

      from DFW area, TX

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Fizzy-sounding
      • Fizzy-sounding Stock
      • Noisy

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA5012C 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      I got this amp while Musician's Friend was blowing them out during their President's Day Sale for 299. I've owned Marshalls, Oranges, and Peaveys and I have to say that even at the regular 699 price, this amp is just as good (if not better) than all of these. If you love the Soldano sound, then you'll like this. Keep in mind that though this amp was designed by Mike Soldano, this won't sound exactly like a real Soldano right off the bat (less focused, more open-sounding).

      Both channels on the amp are very versatile. The crunch channel can go from clean to 80's while the overdrive channel is smoother, more defined, and can do everything the crunch channel can. Yes, it can also do teh br00tlz. I would buy this amp just for the overdrive channel, but the crunch channel can be useful as well. Stock, it does sound pretty fizzy though. You'll need to change tubes to get the best sound you can. I recommend going to the Eurotubes website and checking out their tube bundles for this amp.

      One pleasant surprise for me is that my amp included a depth knob, which was not a feature listed on the website. This is a modification that many people with Soldanos and Jet Cities add onto their amp. It works flawlessly and adds more low end to the amp.

      The only reason that this amp doesn't 5 stars is that it doesn't sound the most amazing stock. But compared to all of the newer Marshall's, Oranges, Bugeras, Peaveys, and Blackstars, this amp blows them away.

      (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Amp!!!!!!!

      By SoundMan

      from North Mississippi

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      Pros

      • Great sound
      • Grunge King
      • Power
      • Reasonable Price

      Cons

      • No Real Clean Channel
      • Should Have Casters
      • Too Danged Heavy

      Best Uses

      • All Around Solid Amp
      • Events
      • Performances
      • Sweet Sweet Tubes

      Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA5012C 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      Easy to learn available sound pressure factors. Unigue sound design in several ways and that's a good thing!!!!! Top grade void-free marine plywood. But, it's too danged heavy and difficult to handle.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      MUCH TO NOISY BUT SOUNDS GREAT LOUD!

      By DUANE

      from San Diego, CA

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA5012C 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      Really wanted to like this amp. My 20W Jet City JCA2212C COMBO is awesome!

      The first one was hissing so badly that it was unusable so I returned it and got a replacement.

      The replacement was not as noisy but there was clearly something wrong with it. Replacing the tubes a month later with JJ 12AX7A's and JJ 6L6GC's didn't make it any quieter.

      The 20W EL84 Jet City JCA2212C actually has more gain that this JCA5012C.

      There seems to be something wrong with these amps. I had two that were too noisy and the last one wasn't tube related.

      Mine does have the DEPTH knob and it sounds great turned up loud, but it's too noisy for anything other than stage use, the hissing will drive you crazy.

      I know hi-gain tube amps are not quiet, but I have the 20W one that is quiet and also an AMPEG GVT52-112 that kills this in every way (Unfortunately no longer available) and that's quiet also.

      I actually need a 50W head now, and want to try the Jet City JCA50H, but since this is the same circuit, I might be dealing with the same issue.

      This amp is very well made, and the Jet City guys are easy to deal with, and very informative at the NAMM shows...

      It's still under warranty so I'll send an email to JET CITY and hopefully they might have a warranty station in the San Diego / Los Angeles area.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Amp, Some Limitations.

      By srinivassa

      from Huntsville, AL

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound

      Cons

      • Oversized Cab

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA5012C 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      This is a great amp. If you are in a rock band and are looking for an amp, this is a terrific score. It's loud, has great tone, decent headroom. I paid a pittance for mine (stock) as a used 'stupid deal.' I'm not sure I would pay full price for it, but if you pick one up used or on sale, it is well worth the money.

      The tone of this thing is really good. If you use it to practice with, you are not going to really hear the good tone. I use mine as a practice amp because I'm not in a band, and I have noticed that it gets much better tone as you turn it up. If you aren't going to crank this thing at some shows, you might be better off with a Blackstar 5 or 20 watt that sounds a little better turned down. Anyway, to me, it sounded 80s metal bright and brash with a kind of AC/DC crunch channel right out of the box. I put some JJ tubes in it and a v30. That darkened it up quite a bit and made it a little more modern sounding. You don't have to make the adjustments though. It just depends on your tastes.

      The bad things? Well, it is a HUGE cabinet. 42 lbs is not unforgiveable for a 1x12 combo, but the massive size of this thing is stupid. It is big enough to house 2 12" speakers and awkward. It doesn't seem to take all pickups equally. It seems especially bad with most single coils. Certain humbuckers sound better than others. I liked the ones on my PRS SE the best. Doesn't like actives. Les Paul sounds okay. You can only get the good tone by turning it up, so it is not a fun practice amp unless you have some serious separation from neighbors. I have been considering a mod to open it up a bit, but really, if I turn it up, it sounds great. You don't need to mod it. It doesn't really put out enough bass for drop tuning. Maybe it would work for drop Db, but my drop Bb axe sounded really weak in the lower registers. I get absolutely zero buzz out of this thing, but to be fair, I have never had the master volume higher than 4.

      So really, the good far outweighs the bad. If you have a single family detached dwelling, you can probably turn it up enough to get good tone.
      You won't want to transport it. If you can leave it at a rehearsal space or maybe leave it setup at a gig, you are going to like it a lot more than if you have to move it back and forth. Great tone. To me it's 80s rock/metal out of the box, and a speaker change/retube turns it into something very close to an actual Soldano. Great amp for a hard rock band, probably enough gain for a unique metal sound. Not great headroom for 50W but good enough to get over a drummer. Yes, I would recommend this amp, but not at full price. There are a lot of deals to be had on Jet City stuff.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great amp with plenty of modding potential.

      By t dog

      from North Carolina

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

          Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA5012C 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          If you can use a soldering iron, there are numerous mods to be found on the Internet. Replace the stock tunes with decent aftermarket ones and rebias it and you will be in business.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Amp!

          By Mr Fret

          from Lynchburg, VA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Bad Hum

          Best Uses

          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA5012C 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          I normally play through a 50 watt marshall with a 4x12. I wanted a 1x12 combo that I would be happy with for small rooms. This amp is a beast. Great tone on both channels. Plenty of headroom.
          The amp had quite a hum, but not the end of the world. Then it quit working! Turned out to be a bad solder joint on the bias control. I fixed that and modded it to clear the hum, and now it's even better!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Amp For the Money. Period.

          By The Fallen Idols

          from Boise, ID

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Portable
          • Powerful
          • Reasonably Versatile

          Cons

          • Linked Eq

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Large venues
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording
          • Touring

          Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA5012C 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          I was in the market for something affordable, powerful, and portable with great tone that could stand up to and take the place of my stacked rig/larger amps. (Egnater Tourmaster 4100 and Fender Super Six Reverb.) Over the years I have owned Marshalls, multiple Mesa/Boogies, Peaveys as well as some of budget amps like Crate and Bugera (which I wasn't terribly pleased with)and many others that I have probably forgotten.

          My aim was to get something that was reminiscent of my Mesa Mark II C+ that I foolishly sold about five years ago but also not break the bank. I needed high wattage to push in smaller clubs where micing is not an option but I also wanted to be able to bring in amp and guitar in a single trip to the stage and take up less space in the tour trailer.

          In a word this amp is fantastic. The people complaining that it is noisy, have obviously never owned a high gain tube amp before.... every high gain amp I have EVER played has a natural hiss on the OD channel. That is what noise suppressors in the effects loop are for. Not that it is really necessary.

          The amps cleans have the perfect amount of grit to add some depth for the people in the cheap seats and a scorching OD channel. With my Gibson Les Paul Traditional, the walls of the club rattle. And in a thousand plus seat venue, the soundman told me to turn down. Winning. Hahaha A single coil guitar may sound brittle through it however.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Solid amp

          By Jack

          from Waynesburg Pa.

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Warmth
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA5012C 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

            This amp is built like a tank. It is heavy and may be the largest 1x12 combo amp I have seen in my life. The amp has better overall tone and drive when the volume is turned up but it will be stupid loud. This amp does have a hum and it is more pronounced when the volume is turned up. The hum is not a deal breaker for me because it seems there is a fix that involves eliminating the pcb traces for the heater circuit to the preamp tubes and running elevated wires in their place. That modification is beyond my skill level and will be done by the guy that works on my amps. I swapped out all the tubes and biased the amp and I am happy with the sound I am getting. I will have the heater trace modification done in the near future but for now I am happy with this amp.

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Noisy

            By William

            from undisclosed

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            Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA5012C 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

            If you check the reviews, you'll see some debate about whether this amp is noisy, or just normal for a high-gain unit...let me weigh in on that: I've played for 45 years, normally use an ANCIENT Supro Thunderbolt (and for recording, an even more ancient Jennings...like a Vox AC15), and the amp I received was 20 times noisier than either of those...I sent it back despite the great price, couldn't run it above 2.5 channel, 2.5 master

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            very good value

            By pongo

            from minneapolis

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Portable
            • Powerful
            • Price

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA5012C 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

              don't let the price fool you. this is a players amp. After owning this for just under a month. I can tell you, I'd put it up against my Fender Blues Deluxe any day. warmer than I thought it would be. cleans are nice, and it breaks up nicely.
              buy this.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice change of pace

              By krammed

              from NJ

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              Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA5012C 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

              Let me preface this review by saying that I bought this amp discounted and would never pay full price for this(or any other)amp unless I started playing as an occupation, which I don't. I bought this amp on a whim (I have 17 other amps of varying sizes and configurations)and am glad that I did. It has a thick compressed sound that really goes well with my double-humbucker equipped guitars. Sure there is some noise, but in the context of a whole band the noise isn't noticeable. It's also got a simplicity that I find reassuring in this age of countless digital effects and processors. Obviously only time will tell as far as the durability, but my initial impression (after about 4 months) is that it's a keeper for sure.

              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Sent it back

              By SOBE

              from FL & TN

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              Pros

              • Portable
              • Powerful
              • Well Made

              Cons

              • Too Much Noise

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA5012C 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

              I have had a SUNN, KMD, VOX, HARTKE, LINE 6, and now the Jet City. The Jet City I first received was horrible. The amount of noisy that come through this thing, made it unplayable. The Gain was tweaked so high it would scream with feedback when the volume on (4) even without a guitar connected. The sound quality was really just horrible. I sent it back, the replacement was much better, the sound was terrific, however the amp was still very noisy, (way to noisy) so with that said, no I would not spend hard earned money on the Jet City. A shame as without the excessive noise it's a mean & powerful tone. The Jet City sounds great cranked up.

              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I love this amp. Great sound.

              By Hobbit

              from Fayetteville, GA

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA5012C 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                It was out of the box and humming in 15 minutes.

                 
                3.0

                JCA5012C 50W 1x12 review....

                By JacksonRockFan46

                from Clute,Texas

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                Pros

                • Powerful

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use

                Best Uses

                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA5012C 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                Amature guitar player.

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this for this price on sale!

                By Dave

                from Boston, MA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA5012C 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                  At 399 New this is a fantastic deal. You get a warranty with MF. The sound is not as powerful as an EVH 5153 but for 399 this combo will satisfy. I like playing it. It has a lot of gain, but very smooth. Compared to the other amp above, a little less punchy, but you can get great sounds out of it. I will never sell mine unless I become broke or something.

                   
                  4.0

                  One Of The Best Amps For The Money

                  By coach48503

                  from Flint,Michigan

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Good Warmth
                  • Portable
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Mobile DJ
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA5012C 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                    I swapped out the inexpensive Eminence Legend speaker for an Eminence Governor. Sold right here on MF. With that simple change the amp went from OK to very very good. Sound is up front and in your face. It's clear or throaty depending on the channel. The clean is really good. The OD is excellent. Great fun. I have it setting right next to a Vox AC30 and a Mesa Lodestar. In comparison those two seem lifeless. And ......and.......those are my 2 fave amps.
                    There is some residual noise on the clean channel when you crank it up. I am trying isolate that. Then again it does just come from it being very pressed.
                    The OD channel has some noise too. But what do you expect from a good OD channel.

                     
                    5.0

                    I love this amp!

                    By Metalgod64

                    from Tucson, Az

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Good Warmth
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA5012C 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                      Great overall tube sound, more distortion than any amp I have ever owned without the need for pedals.

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