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(Open Box) The complete package with foot-switchable channels and crazy tube tone.

The JCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp is a œcombo version of the JCA22H. It' the complete package, with (two) foot-switchable channels and crazy tube tone that ranges from clean and jangly, to full-on Soldano high gain. Easy-access speaker connectors on the rear panel allow JCA2212 to drive external cabinets either with or without the internal Jet City Eminence Custom driver. Stacked on an additional JCA12S, the speaker volume doubles and the added height brings the controls to arm' length in a small club. Includes a second footswitch-accessible overdrive channel along with a tube-buffered, serial effects loop. 12" Jet City Custom Eminence speaker.

FEATURES
  • One Jet City Eminence Custom 12" speaker
  • Dual Channels, Normal and Overdrive for clean to Soldano crunch
  • Drives two additional 8 ohm external cabs (optional)

Jet up your guitar sound with this versatile combo. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Channels: 2 “ Normal and Overdrive
  • Controls: Normal and Overdrive Gain (Crunch), Bass, Middle, Treble, Master, Normal and Overdrive Master, Presence
  • Tubes: 5 x 12AX7 Preamp; 2 x EL84 Power
  • Rectifier: Solid State
  • Cabinetry: Multi-ply, void-free hardwood
  • Chassis: 16 gauge, cold-rolled steel
  • Output Power: 20 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
  • Power handling: 100 watts RMS
  • Drivers: 1—12 Jet City Custom Eminence Driver at 70W RMS
  • DIMS: 20³Hx21³Wx11³D
  • 38.7lb. net
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Jet City AmplificationJCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.2

(based on 32 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

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    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (1)

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    (2)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (26)
  • Excellent sound (19)
  • Good power output (18)
  • Portable (17)
  • Warm / comfy (12)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Performances (21)
  • Home studio (18)
  • Outdoor events / games (16)
  • Amateur recording (13)
  • Professional recording (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Professional musician (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Superb Combo and Sweet to Raging....

I have used and still own many, many amps....all the staple brands, historic and otherwise. This amplifier is a great fit amongst the herd. The clean is much cleaner than...Read complete review

I have used and still own many, many amps....all the staple brands, historic and otherwise. This amplifier is a great fit amongst the herd. The clean is much cleaner than prior versions, and the Soldano distortion is excellent....everything from warm sustaining blues to "all out" raging distortion/crunch. The only thing on my wish list would have been a nice vintage spring reverb for the chimy cleans(I know, the cost would have to rise).
Other than that, you have an amp that will take any pedal you can throw at it through the clean channel, footswitchable(included)and the crunch/distortion is one of the best.
Many of my amps just don't get this same quality of distortion straight from the amp. The 1-12 and well matched, open back cab size are right on for tone. FX loop allows connection of another set of FX(usually time-based stuff like studio reverb, delays, etc....)., if you're a Loop fan. It can also take them all upfront if that's your style. The only other thing to keep in mind is that they built a solid amp, but skimped on the tubes, using inexpensive Chinese generic tubes that don't bring out the full quality of this amp straight out of the box. I recommend using the stock tubes initially to break-in your speaker, starting slowly, til it's well broken in, and then find a set of tubes to your liking(save the Chinese tubes as spares).....no mods will be needed on this one. The key is in the tube choice, as everything was designed for a quality sound......tubes are a typical swap item anyway for any tube amp to maintain it, so this is the place that Jet City/Soldano chose to save the $$ to keep the cost down, knowing the owner will change tubes at some point anyway....it's economics.
The build quality is great.....I love the amp! Like any amp, there will be personal budgets, taste, name recognition, country of mfg., etc....bottom line is that this is a true contender for the player that has a mid budget and appreciates the sound of this like I do.
I've A/B'd it against some great amplifiers(much more expensive), and it's clean channel is more flexible than many(very clean to blues/rock crunch), only needing a little reverb, etc. to give it some "twang".
The distortion channel actually beats most of my amps....going from blues crunch, to Brit crunch, to some pretty high gain stuff, but staying tight and musical all the way through, with a good set of tubes.
It's 20W and a perfect balance for home, studio, or live....miking at larger venues....and don't forget....you can add, or alter cabinets to your liking.
It's all there, except no Made in USA badge......but that's the way it is today to bring things in on a tight budget. Nice job Mike Soldano.

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Nice amp but not for me

Was very excited about this two channel tube amp. Was fine that it didn't have reverb but it would be worth paying more to have it integrated. Nice quality build. Decent speaker, probably...Read complete review

Was very excited about this two channel tube amp. Was fine that it didn't have reverb but it would be worth paying more to have it integrated. Nice quality build. Decent speaker, probably not the greatest tubes. Great OD tones but lacks a pure clean tone even with master volume maxed and channel gain as low as possible...yes, even on what is referred to as the crunch channel which has less OD. Weird that a two channel amp doesn't allow a pure clean tone...especially for 20 watts. At "cleanest", there was still a fizzy sounding OD regardless of single coil or hum bucking pickups. I run a pedal board in front and need pure cleans...not this amp. Hated to have to send it back...wanted to like it. Outside the fizzy clean tone, with treble at about 2 o'clock, mids about 11 o'clock, and bass at 4 o'clock, presence on 10 o'clock, was a decent as close to Fender tone as this thing would go but the hint of OD was too apparent as the notes or chords sustain. If you want clean, don't go for it. If you want blues to more heavy overdriven tones...this could be for you.

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(24 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Superb Combo and Sweet to Raging....

By Ron P.

from Mass.

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    I have used and still own many, many amps....all the staple brands, historic and otherwise. This amplifier is a great fit amongst the herd. The clean is much cleaner than prior versions, and the Soldano distortion is excellent....everything from warm sustaining blues to "all out" raging distortion/crunch. The only thing on my wish list would have been a nice vintage spring reverb for the chimy cleans(I know, the cost would have to rise).
    Other than that, you have an amp that will take any pedal you can throw at it through the clean channel, footswitchable(included)and the crunch/distortion is one of the best.
    Many of my amps just don't get this same quality of distortion straight from the amp. The 1-12 and well matched, open back cab size are right on for tone. FX loop allows connection of another set of FX(usually time-based stuff like studio reverb, delays, etc....)., if you're a Loop fan. It can also take them all upfront if that's your style. The only other thing to keep in mind is that they built a solid amp, but skimped on the tubes, using inexpensive Chinese generic tubes that don't bring out the full quality of this amp straight out of the box. I recommend using the stock tubes initially to break-in your speaker, starting slowly, til it's well broken in, and then find a set of tubes to your liking(save the Chinese tubes as spares).....no mods will be needed on this one. The key is in the tube choice, as everything was designed for a quality sound......tubes are a typical swap item anyway for any tube amp to maintain it, so this is the place that Jet City/Soldano chose to save the $$ to keep the cost down, knowing the owner will change tubes at some point anyway....it's economics.
    The build quality is great.....I love the amp! Like any amp, there will be personal budgets, taste, name recognition, country of mfg., etc....bottom line is that this is a true contender for the player that has a mid budget and appreciates the sound of this like I do.
    I've A/B'd it against some great amplifiers(much more expensive), and it's clean channel is more flexible than many(very clean to blues/rock crunch), only needing a little reverb, etc. to give it some "twang".
    The distortion channel actually beats most of my amps....going from blues crunch, to Brit crunch, to some pretty high gain stuff, but staying tight and musical all the way through, with a good set of tubes.
    It's 20W and a perfect balance for home, studio, or live....miking at larger venues....and don't forget....you can add, or alter cabinets to your liking.
    It's all there, except no Made in USA badge......but that's the way it is today to bring things in on a tight budget. Nice job Mike Soldano.

    (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great amp for the price

    By slidedude

    from Newtown pa

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    A great soldano design, on a decent board with nice tracings. Trade out the chinese tubes and the amp can sound amazing! I have been a professional player for years and wanted a small combo amp that could scream. This is it! I swapped out the V1 and V2 tubes with a 7025 and a 5751 and it's beautiful. Vintage Marshall.

    (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great combo gig worthy

    By axeman/cane

    from pittsburgh,pa

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No Chanel Light On Amp

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    I was leary about buying a tube amp made in china l'm glad l did sounds great & its very loud for20 watts the crunch chanel is reasonably clean not fender clean but i knew that with the gain cranked classic rock to hard rock the overdrive chanel starts where the crunch chanel ends it has alot of gain from classic to old school metal &extreme sustain also very excellent saturation a paul sounds like paul & a strat sounds like a strat the eminence speaker is good but i prefer celestions i am playing it now through a 4/12 cab 8ohm insainly loud for 20watts i bought on sale from mf i will buy another when on sale

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good value valve amp.

    By LP Jack

    from Schuylkill, Pa.

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events

      Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      Saw this as a SDOTD and could not resist. I have the single channel JCA2112RC and it rocks. This amp has the footswitchable channels and that was something I wanted.
      I kept the factory tubes in until just a few days ago. Gave it some time for speaker break-in. I switched out the stock Chinese EL84's for Mullards and also changed the V1 to a JJ. Big improvement! Power tube and V1 preamp tube swap highly recommended. I play an old 71 LP deluxe and a Schecter Tempest through this and it's working real good. Crunch channel can get pretty loud without too much dirt, if you keep the gain down. The overdrive channel sings! Hit it with an OD pedal and it sustains for days! For gigging, I'll be adding the extension cab to push more air. Yes, it's gig worthy loud too. I'll be keeping the single channel too.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great little tube amp!

      By a boy named sue

      from Northglenn, CO

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

        This is a great little amplifier. Works perfectly, sounds great & has high quality construction. The tube buffered effects loop & included footswitch for switching channels really can't be beat at this price. Jet City Amplification has every reason to be proud of this product.
        The only downside to this purchase was the attitude of the representative who took the order. When informed of the product selection his response was to say "I've never heard of this brand". He went on, in a effort to sell the extended warranty, to say "I wouldn't expect this to last more than three years". Upon learning that the extended warranty would not be purchased, He adopted a superior attitude & acted like we were idiots for buying this item. When you call to place a order it states that calls may be recorded for quality control purposes, I hope that was the case here. I would & have recommended the highly regarded Mike Soldano designed Jet City amps to my musician friends.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The Best Rock Amp you can buy!

        By Sandercaster

        from OKC

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          I knew what this should sound like from playing an Atomic 16 way back when. I also had the tone of my former Yamaha T-100 in my head. I hadn't plugged into one of these before buying it on the stupid deal of the day. It was exactly how I thought it would sound. It has the same tone as the Yamaha T-100 and it improves on the sound of the Atomic 16. It doesn't have the low end crunch of a Marshall but neither did the T-100. It will be hard to decide which amp to go to, This JCA2212C or My JCM2000 DSL401. Whether you are adding and expanding to your amp collection or can really only afford to keep one amp then get this. This amp isn't going to appeal to pure country pickers or the Uber Metal "scooped out mids" player. But if you play Rock, Classic Rock, Hair Metal, etc... This is your amp!

          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          The Jury is Still Out

          By Jaystrings

          from Upstate, SC

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Limited Functions

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          To be fair, it hasn't been in the herd very long at this point & not broken in just yet, so that needs to be kept in mind. I own about 15 amps & have actually owned about 30 in my lifetime. My current faves in the herd are my Little Walter, Carr Rambler, Fuchs ODS30, 71 Fender Deluxe Reverb, Chicago Blues Box, & Quilter Pro200. They're all great & offer something very special - more so than my others. So finding a place in this herd ain't easy.

          I like this amp way more than my others not mentioned above. The cleans don't match the warmth of a Fender or the sparkle of the Chicago Blues Box, but they certainly hold their own with any amp near its price range. Crunch actually is much better than others in its price range. If I had a wish list for its design, I'd want it to weigh about 8# or so less and have a reverb knob. That's all it needs. Tone-wise, I look forward to post-breakin notes & expect it to have earned its place by then. It seems very responsive in adjusting for headroom & pouring out overdriven & crunchy sound. Definitely a blues machine & I look forward to jumping thru some jazz hoops before long. I'm not expecting it to match the Little Walter, Fender, or Carr for country cleans; but it also didn't cost even half what they cost. And it will produce more grit & crunch than I can imagine needing.

          I'm also concerned that the tubes that come with it are holding some tone back, too. The one thing I'm sure of at this point is that it delivers a lot for it's price. I'm looking at my amps that cost a coupla hundred either side of this one & they can't match it.

          I recommend giving one a thorough test drive. With a reverb & a delay pedal, you'd be well set for most any gig.

          (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Monster tone in a tiny package.

          By Kyle

          from Syracuse, NY

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Low Clean Headroom

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          This thing is awesome. I was looking for a budget amp with decent tone. I got a lot more than that. This thing rips. Super tight tone. Sustain for days. You can use it from the cleanest tones to the heaviest of metal. Loud as hell. You can drive 2 4x12s with this thing without breaking a sweat.

          The only issue I had is that the cleans will never be completely clean, as the tubes break up when you crank them. That's fine though. A little bit of grit never hurt anyone.

          (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Nice amp but not for me

          By David

          from St. Paul MN

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          Pros

          • Cool Looks
          • Decent Speaker
          • Dual Channel
          • Easy To Use
          • Eq Controls With Presence
          • Overdriven Tube Tone
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Lack Of Clean Tone
          • No reverb
          • Short Ac Cord

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          Was very excited about this two channel tube amp. Was fine that it didn't have reverb but it would be worth paying more to have it integrated. Nice quality build. Decent speaker, probably not the greatest tubes. Great OD tones but lacks a pure clean tone even with master volume maxed and channel gain as low as possible...yes, even on what is referred to as the crunch channel which has less OD. Weird that a two channel amp doesn't allow a pure clean tone...especially for 20 watts. At "cleanest", there was still a fizzy sounding OD regardless of single coil or hum bucking pickups. I run a pedal board in front and need pure cleans...not this amp. Hated to have to send it back...wanted to like it. Outside the fizzy clean tone, with treble at about 2 o'clock, mids about 11 o'clock, and bass at 4 o'clock, presence on 10 o'clock, was a decent as close to Fender tone as this thing would go but the hint of OD was too apparent as the notes or chords sustain. If you want clean, don't go for it. If you want blues to more heavy overdriven tones...this could be for you.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Little Amp That Can !

          By Boldface a.k.a. Jimmie Arpeggio

          from Cape Coral, FL

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • no cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          I was in need of another guitar amp and I bought this on a "stupid deal of the day" sale. That's half price for this amp. I'm the bassplayer in a Florida based rock band, "Lizzie True and The Liars". Lizzie, the singer, also plays guitar along side a lead guitarist that uses a Marshall and some other pretty hefty amps. She's been using a Fender amp until now. She loves her new Jet City amp and can't wait till the next gig to use it again. This amp more than stands it ground next to the lead players various amplifiers. Since I bought it for her, I am very pleased with the amp and the great deal I got. You can get some great tone out of this amp. You can get a nice clean, crisp and smooth sound on the crunch/clean channel or you can throw as much dirt as you want on that channel. There's no need for any pedals to get a good lead sound with the overdrive channel. There's plenty of overdrive and sustain and will give you a nice feedback as well. Although it's rated at 20 watts, that's at 16 ohms. The amp has plenty of power and can run 2 additional cabs. This amp has a very good build quality and stands it ground alongside Fender and Marshall and other amps in it's price range very well. After only 2 weeks I am very pleased with this amp and can't wait to change out the Chinese tubes and hear what it sounds like. It could use reverb but Lizzie's processor has several reverb settings that all sound very good through it. This amp has a tube driven effects loop and makes any pedal you run through it sound it's best. So far Lizzie and I love this amp and for a mid budget amplifier it's a solid winner ! Good job Mike !!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          tone machine

          By Guitarrandy

          from Wi

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Powerful
          • Versatileawsome Tonepow

          Cons

          • Not Alot O Clean Headroom

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          This amp is awesome. I have an old 1972 marshall 1987 half stack so I am no strnger for wht tube tone can do. I made a small music studio room a while back and wanted a smaller tube amp to deliver real tube tone. I play a lot of acdc and need the crunch but also play some metal. THis does it all,and well. I tried a fender mustang 3 version 2 modeling amp and its tube tones all sound synthetic not matter how much finagling you do on the knobs. It just doesn't come close to the real deal. The Jet city is the real deal. THis thing is powerful as well. 20 watts but it could easily be gigged with. Nothing beats tube saturation goodness.This amp is full of the good stuff.I got this on a stupid deal of the day. Its worth more but I snapped at that price and been happy since I got it. I would highly recommend this if you want tube tone ,especially crunch or heavier. Does 80's classic rock very well.Actually does about everything and you can hook your pedals to it as well.One of the better purchases I made lately for my music gear. Giddyup!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good distortion, cleans not so much

          By PF

          from Philly

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable

          Cons

          • Lacks Low End
          • Limited Headroom

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          I bought this but returned it. I liked it, but I need an amp that offers a loud very clean option on the same volume level as the distorted volume. This amp gets somewhat clean but lacks the ability to be very clean. I would also prefer to have more low end thump when I turn up the bass. I swapped tubes to be sure it wasn't the stock tubes, but there was little change. I a/b'd it with other amps I own to be sure. Don't get me wrong. This is a loud amp and worth the price. By demanding super cleans at loud volumes, I may have been expecting it to do something beyond its design. It gets pleasant partially dirty tones and satisfying hi gain tones, but don't expect pristine Fender style cleans at usable performance volume (full band with drummer). On the positive side, it is loud enough to play with a group for classic rock & blues, very portable and very well made. There are not many el84 amps in this price range with this level of quality.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great amp!!

          By GrumpyJoe..A.K.A. Bandpa

          from Northern Indiana

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

            Great configuration of channel control... the gains together and the power section for both channels are together too..No more hunting among a row of knobs for the "pre" and "Post" gains. Tone controls actually control the tone.. they have a nice wide range.. unlike some that have little effect on the over-all sound..

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Amp!

            By Blade Rogers

            from Springfield, OR

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            Pros

            • Awesome Distortion
            • Excellent Sound
            • Portable
            • Well built

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Rehearsals

              Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

              Great amp! This is my second Jet City amp, I bought the Single channel 20 watt combo when they first came out and this has the same great tone plus a higher gain second channel. These combos can really crank and are plenty loud for gigs, this one doesn't have as much clean headroom as my earlier model but the second overdrive channel does offer a lot more versatility. I've owned a lot of different amps over the last twenty years and think this has some of the best tube distortion out there, I only wish they came out with them earlier.

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              OK as workhorse, not lots of character

              By Dom Polski

              from Boulder, CO

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              Pros

              • 2 Channel Footswitchable
              • Easy To Use
              • Portable
              • Price

              Cons

              • Inconsistent Quality
              • Little Headroom

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Bar Gigs
              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

              This amp sounds just OK. It has little character. The clean sound is kind of cold, but the Crunch overdrive isn't bad. The distortion sounds pretty good as a high-gain, more modern sound. So far, it doesn't hold up against vintage Fenders.

              A great value as the Stupid Deal of the Day. 1st amp I received was defective, the Master Crunch pot was dysfunctional. 2nd amp was damaged during shipment, the rear metal cover was dented and the amp didn't work. 3rd amp I kept because it worked, although it was also damaged. One of the foot screws was broken, I had to re-drill next to the broken screw to attach the rubber foot. MF was great with their customer service!

              Hopefully this amp will sweeten up a bit after the speaker breaks in. Perhaps a tube replacement will help, as suggested by other reviewers.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good overall value with big price sound

              By NASTYBLUES

              from Topeka, Ks.

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Home Studio

                Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                Bought this amp on the Stupid Deal of the Day from M.F. Nice little amp with plenty of power for small venues. Not the warmest tube amp by far, but its not supposed to be either. Designed by Saldono, so its gonna sound a lot like one. Great for high gains and distortion. Clean channel is decent but doesn't carry those bell tones for great cleans. Overall value is exceptional, especially when you can pick it up on sale. I mostly jam with my friends and occasionally hit an open jam night and this amp is just fine for that kinda stuff. Doesn't weigh a ton and I don't care if it gets a knick or two in it due the the price I paid. Lets me leave my heavy Mesa Lonestar at home in the studio.

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                jca2212c

                By Jim

                from Hampton

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Logo Color Needs Change
                • Rubber Feet Are Weak

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                Sounds good out of the box but ive retubed the amp with very good tubes and i found the bias adjustment and used a bias probe for a accurate reading.
                This amp has no micro switches or miniture componets like some wave soldered PCB,theres space between resistors on the PCB ect: easy to mod if you are inclined.
                A very good speaker is in the unit,sound is big going up in volume and it sustains nicely futher enhanced by a great effects loop using a delay & chorus is awesome.
                Sounds like a vintage amp on channel 1 and channel 2 gain starts where ch 1 is at 4 and goes high gain from there!

                (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Disappointed and Had to Send it Back

                By Hugh

                from Amelia Island

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Portable

                Cons

                • Poor Sound Quality

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                I was excited about getting this amp. Size, weight & power were perfect for small clubs, as opposed to my Line6 DT50 or Vetta II.
                It only took me about 5 minutes to decide to box it back up and return it, which I will add, was simple and easy, due to Musician's Friend great customer service department.
                I hope the amp was defective - it had a terrible buzz/rattle whenever I hit the low E string. Kind of a metallic ring would be the best way to describe it.
                Anyway, I was disappointed and sure wish it had worked out!

                (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Great sound when it wasn't feeding back. Had to return .1*

                By Big john

                from Montgomery Illinois

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                Pros

                • Portable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                • Limited Functions
                • Poor Sound Quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                  Its a shame that the issues with this amp weren't able to be settled. A simple return was only solutiob offered to me. Will not be ording any more equipment on line for a long long time.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  80% tone 20% buzzsaw fizz

                  By The Axe Man

                  from Baltimore

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Warmth

                  Cons

                  • Poor Sound Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA2212C 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                  Been playing for about 12 years, and I honestly should know better than to buy an amp without playing it first by now. Anyways, this is just another example of why you never do that; well reviewed online, good-sounding demos on youtube, etc. but when you play this in person is got a lot of harsh high mid and treble frequency buzz/fizz to it. The fundamental tone is there, and it's good, which makes me believe the reviews that bothered to swap speakers and tubes to get the tone they were after, but its ruined by a shroud of buzzsaw shenanigans. For my needs I'd rather just take the few hundred extra $$$ I'd have spent upgrading this amp and roll it into a better overall piece of equipment. This has potential but doesn't sound good to my ears out of the box for anything other than hard rock and metal riffing, though it sounds aaaaawesome for that when tightened up with an OD. Leads of any sort (without getting all your dirt from pedals) are just too harsh and buzzy.

                  In summations, a great hard rock and metal riffing amp when tightened up with OD, and if you're willing to get all your leads from a pedal and only need that kind of aggressive rhythm tone this could be a major win for you. Cleans are pretty bland.

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