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Roland JC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp

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Legendary stereo tone and modern innovation for one killer combo amp

The JC-40 Jazz Chorus delivers Roland' renowned "JC clean" tone and signature stereo chorus effect in a compact combo amp with evolved features for the modern guitarist. Like the flagship JC-120 amp that it's based on, the JC-40 offers a classic stereo clean sound that' a perfect palette for tone shaping with stompbox effects. Now, there's also a true stereo input for enhanced performance with stereo effects pedals, guitar synths, amp modeling gear, and multi-effects. In addition, the JC-40's onboard effects include newly added features and updated sounds to support the needs of today' players.

JC Clean: The Benchmark in Clean Guitar Tone
For 40 years, players around the world have revered the iconic clean voice and huge stereo sound of the JC-120 Jazz Chorus amplifier. With the JC-40, you can now enjoy the genuine industry-standard tone in a scaled-down amp with innovative modern refinements. Two independent power amps and custom-designed 10" speakers deliver punchy stereo sound that won't get buried in the band, while durable, road-tough construction ensures years of reliable operation on stage and in the studio.

Famous Stereo Chorus and Other Effects
Beyond its stellar clean tone, the JC-40 includes onboard effects, all newly refreshed for enhanced performance. The trademark Dimensional Space Chorus stereo effect fills the stage with immersive 3D sound, and now offers selectable fixed or manual modes for increased tonal range. Renewed vibrato and reverb effects are on hand, and both operate in stereo for rich, deep performance. There's built-in distortion as well, updated with a smooth, satisfying tone that' great for all types of music.

Stereo Input for Multi-Effects, Modelers, and Synths
With its front-panel stereo input, the JC-40 allows players who use stereo effects devices to achieve wide, inspiring sound without having to carry around two separate amps. The amp' rich clean tone lets you get the most out of external stereo pedals like delays, reverbs, and various modulation effects. It' also perfectly suited for advanced gear that employs amp modeling, multi-effects, and/or synth capabilities, such as the GT-100, GP-10, and ME-80 from BOSS and GR-55 guitar synth from Roland.

Ideal for Pedal-Based Players
If you create your sound with stompbox pedals, there' no better platform than the classic JC clean amp. The rich, neutral sound won™t color your basic guitar tone, perfect for hearing exactly what your pedals put out.

Get Connected
The JC-40' rear panel is filled with connectivity options. There's an effects loop for patching in mono or stereo effects, and you even have your choice of serial or parallel operation. Line Out jacks give you a convenient mono or stereo feed to a mixing board or recorder, while the headphones jack is great for quiet practicing with your setup late at night or on the road. There's also support for optional footswitches, allowing you to easily turn the JC-40's chorus/vibrato, reverb, and distortion effects on/off while performing.

FEATURES
Power: 40W (solid state)
Speakers: 2x10 in. (stereo)
Controls: 3-band EQ, reverb, speed, depth, bright, volume, vib/chorus, FX loop switch
Stereo input enables players to get true stereo sound with modelers and stereo effects pedals
Built-in vibrato, distortion, and reverb effects
Footswitch jacks for turning onboard effects on/off while performing
Stereo effects loop for connecting external effects
Dimensions: 23.4 in. x 17.3 in. x 9.9 in.
Weight: 34.8 lb.

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RolandJC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Portable (15)
  • Excellent sound (14)
  • Good power output (11)
  • Warm / comfy (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (14)
  • Home studio (11)
  • Professional recording (9)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

JC-120 that you can carry!

Finally, I can get the JC-120 sound without getting a hernia. It may be light weight, but the sound quality is no lightweight. A little pricey as it is a new product...Read complete review

Finally, I can get the JC-120 sound without getting a hernia. It may be light weight, but the sound quality is no lightweight. A little pricey as it is a new product and no one seems to want to discount it yet, but once you hear this amp the price is a true value. No buyers remorse on this purchase. Only had it for 2 days, and I haven't yet tested all of the features because I immediately got the JC-120 sounds I like by tuning the dials to familiar settings. Put the volume low or high and the richness stays constant. It would be nice if the footswitch was included at the price. The distortion is better on the JC-40 than on the JC-120. Use your favorite distortion pedal instead, it will sound great through this amp. Well done Roland, but please include the footswitch.

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I purchased this amp to be my primary portable 'sit in' amp, something that sounds full but can be setup in one trip, and with little effort. I was not disappointed there,...Read complete review

I purchased this amp to be my primary portable 'sit in' amp, something that sounds full but can be setup in one trip, and with little effort. I was not disappointed there, the amp is very lite and a sounds really full.

After playing it a while, I noticed a few issues. Turned up past 6, it tends to rattle, more so if the distortion was turned up, so if you are playing with a moderate to loud drummer, it has it's limitations (as I expect from a 40watt amp, but not to the extent this amp did). It sounds like the rattle is coming from the chassis, not the speaker, and things are riveted so it is not as simple as tightening something up. Also there is no dialing in the distortion level, it is either on or off, also, unlike a tube amp, it does not behave the same by rolling back the volume on your guitar, so not being able to dial in low amounts of distortion, or finding that sweet spot at varying volume levels using the the amp's distortion knob, is a big drawback for this solid state amp (or any amp). The amp is very bright.

Solutions: I was able to overcome most of the issues above by replacing the speakers and using a tube pedal. The tube pedal is great, it uses a 12axt and I have it turned way up to 10 and distortion to 2, now it behaves more like a tube amp with the guitar volume. I tried a tube screamer, maxon, rat, etc.., but a pedal with an actual tube in it did the trick. I don't use the amps distortion. Also replace the speakers with Eminence GA-10s, it sounds much better with distortion/overdrive now and better overall. After the upgrades, I should have gone with Fender's 2x10s vibrolux, but it is not a stereo amp and does not have the Roland spatial effects, so always a trade off. If a company makes a small stereo tube combo amp, I think they would have a great selling amp. Roland needs to make a El84 version of this amp, or at least have a tube preamp section for both clean and distortion channels.

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(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

JC-120 that you can carry!

By .

from Baltimore, MD

About Me Experienced

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Roland JC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp:

    Finally, I can get the JC-120 sound without getting a hernia. It may be light weight, but the sound quality is no lightweight. A little pricey as it is a new product and no one seems to want to discount it yet, but once you hear this amp the price is a true value. No buyers remorse on this purchase. Only had it for 2 days, and I haven't yet tested all of the features because I immediately got the JC-120 sounds I like by tuning the dials to familiar settings. Put the volume low or high and the richness stays constant. It would be nice if the footswitch was included at the price. The distortion is better on the JC-40 than on the JC-120. Use your favorite distortion pedal instead, it will sound great through this amp. Well done Roland, but please include the footswitch.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Update after using JC40 on some gigs

    By Phil the Kill Bill V2 guy

    from Raynham,MA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • More volume than I thought it would have
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Roland JC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp:

      After using it on 3 gigs, I was surprised how loud the amp was on 2 or 2.5.
      The gigs were not loud rock gigs with a hard hitting drummer, but soft to medium level. How much more volume you would hear on 4 or 5, haven't needed to go there yet, so I don't know.
      Although it's great that the amp has stereo inputs, the speakers are still pretty close together, so it's not a dramatic effect to the player or the audience, but nice just the same.
      You do lose a little volume with the internal chorus on.
      The hiss that JC amps are infamous for, I don't hear it on this amp.
      Digital reverb sounds good to me. I played both a vintage BK Butler Chandler Tube Overdrive and a Boss OD-1X overdrive and other pedals thru the front end of the amp with good results.
      Overall, a very nice solid state amp. I also own a Quilter Aviator, and a Mesa Boogie Mark 5 25.
      All three amps sound good and are gig worthy.

      (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Recommended

      By nmistry

      from Richmond, Va

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Roland JC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp:

        I purchased this amp to be my primary portable 'sit in' amp, something that sounds full but can be setup in one trip, and with little effort. I was not disappointed there, the amp is very lite and a sounds really full.

        After playing it a while, I noticed a few issues. Turned up past 6, it tends to rattle, more so if the distortion was turned up, so if you are playing with a moderate to loud drummer, it has it's limitations (as I expect from a 40watt amp, but not to the extent this amp did). It sounds like the rattle is coming from the chassis, not the speaker, and things are riveted so it is not as simple as tightening something up. Also there is no dialing in the distortion level, it is either on or off, also, unlike a tube amp, it does not behave the same by rolling back the volume on your guitar, so not being able to dial in low amounts of distortion, or finding that sweet spot at varying volume levels using the the amp's distortion knob, is a big drawback for this solid state amp (or any amp). The amp is very bright.

        Solutions: I was able to overcome most of the issues above by replacing the speakers and using a tube pedal. The tube pedal is great, it uses a 12axt and I have it turned way up to 10 and distortion to 2, now it behaves more like a tube amp with the guitar volume. I tried a tube screamer, maxon, rat, etc.., but a pedal with an actual tube in it did the trick. I don't use the amps distortion. Also replace the speakers with Eminence GA-10s, it sounds much better with distortion/overdrive now and better overall. After the upgrades, I should have gone with Fender's 2x10s vibrolux, but it is not a stereo amp and does not have the Roland spatial effects, so always a trade off. If a company makes a small stereo tube combo amp, I think they would have a great selling amp. Roland needs to make a El84 version of this amp, or at least have a tube preamp section for both clean and distortion channels.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing amp. Incredibly pure and bright clean tone

        By They call me the butcher

        from echoing chambers of R'lyeh

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful chorus
        • Best amp for effects pedals
        • Best clean tone in existence
        • Easy To Use
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • On-board reverb isnt great
        • Pretty lame on-board distortion
        • Roland JC hiss

        Best Uses

        • Home studio
        • Performance
        • Performances
        • Practice!
        • Professional Recording
        • sculpting blissful tones from your dreams

        Comments about Roland JC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp:

        Best amp i have ever owned. Cant imagine that there is a better solid-state, practice-sized amp. Let me start by saying i had not ever played a JC120 before this. I went out on a limb and took a chance on this amp based on the videos and positive reviews of the Roland Jazz chorus line of amps. The amp arrived. I plugged it in and turned it on. Right away i noticed a click and steady hiss as the amp powered on. This hiss volume increases as you increase the volume of the amp. I was troubled initially but when i plugged in my guitar and realized how incredibly loud this thing gets(when playing by yourself you only need to barely have the volume knob turned, very loud amp for 40 watts) i realized it wasnt even really noticeable. As long as you are playing the guitar you will not hear this. However i was still quite put off by this and thought there might be some sort of electrical/wiring issues. I did a little investigating online (forums, reviews, etc.)and quickly discovered that this is a trademark (perhaps a negative one) of the JCs. Turns out many experienced JC players and enthusiasts have NEVER played a Roland JC that DIDNT have this hiss. Just wanted to say this to warn those who are considering this amp without ever having played one. Not a problem i dont even notice it anymore. However i could see it bothering some people. I'd think a noise gate pedal could probably clean it up a bit if really bothered you. Only other negatives to this amp are the onboard distortion and reverb. Distortion sounds kinda cheesey like an orange boss distortion pedal but less powerful. Sort of universally agreed that the distortion sucks on JC's. Reverb is a digital spring reverb but doesnt sound very good to me. others think it is great though so just my opinion. Other than that its best clean tone money can buy and best chorus money can buy. And it is made for effects! Invest in some pedals and bring out the tones that you didnt think you could ever make! Blissful sounds!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Immaculate!

        By Levi Hash

        from Asheville, NC

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Roland JC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp:

          You simply can't beat this amp for the price range. Beautiful cleans, that're even better than the JC 120 cleans, honestly. Light weight, for a 40w solid state amp. Easily could over power a drummer. I was skeptical about the power range, but it plays over a loud drummer, easily. Plenty of head room, great for effects, and pedals. I would strongly advocate this amp.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          BUY THIS AMP

          By Steve from Upstate NY

          from Upstate NY

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • INCREDIBLE CHORUS GOOD DISTORTION
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Roland JC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp:

            I was always a tube guy I've owned a ton of amps from the Vox AC15 with 2 Celestion greenbacks to Fender blues jr's to Bugeras V22 (still a great value for the price and widely not known) but this amps sound is just pristine. I never new a Solid State could out due all my tube amps but this amp is just amazing. No hiss at anytime at all not when turning on or playing even the single coils on my American Standard strat aren't noisy.This is by far one of the if not the est amp I ever owned and the lush chorus is to die for. I can't say enough good things about this amp it blew away my Fender blues breaker and is by far my favorite amp now. I've been playing over 20 years and I think with the deal I got from Musicians Friend I just can't say enough good things about it. If this amp is on your list GET IT. You will never regret it, it is by far one of the best purchases I have ever made and I could not be happier. It is just excellent in every way. you can take it to a gig in one hand with your guitar case in the other. This is an amp you will never be disappointed in it. It always delivers. Heavy metal players should look elsewhere as this amp is as clean as it gets. A FANTASTIC BUY!!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            An outstanding jazz amp.

            By Fretbd

            from Fairfax Station, VA

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Roland JC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp:

              The JC-40 is one of the best amps I have ever owned. The distortion, reverb and chorus are perfect and provide a great stereo sound. This is the warm sound that makes playing jazz a real pleasure -- but just as good playing blues.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A must have!!!

              By Tascam / Bah!!!

              from Wellington Fl

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Roland JC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp:

              Most articulate clean sound I have ever heard. Amazing tone. Fabulous chorus and the reverb is pretty good too! Even the distortion is usable, right in that sweet spot of a blues breaker tone. Much louder than I expected. A must have for anyone doing recording!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Buy one now!

              By Tom G

              from Clarskton, MI

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Chorus is THE best on the market
              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Great keyboard and eletric-acoustic amp too!
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Roland JC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp:

                Had a JC120 in high school and it was an incredible amp, but sold it for whatever reason. Since have been using a wide assortment of amps and now own a Marshall, Vox, Blackstar, Tube Works (great cheap 4x10 amp), and a couple others, but the JC 40 is my new go to amp. Forget what you've heard about tube amps, you want a warm sound, try a JC40! If you need more gain, the onboard distortion is much improved over the useless distortion on the 120, and is very adjustable with a distinct sound ... For heavier tube-like distortion, a Pro Co Rat is the best I've found for use with the JC series.
                And don't forget the chorus! It is the smoothest, and most useable chorus imaginable, and the JC 40 has vibrato, manual, and fixed modes, so you will never need an outboard chorus pedal (if you do, have your ears checked). No other amp picks up nuances in playing like a JC, and although its called a Jazz Chorus, any guitarist will be thrilled with the sound and versatility of this amp. And the best part is that it's very portable yet loud enough for most venues, and at the price, its really a steal.
                And any studio owner needs to invest in a JC40 for sessions because you will spend hours trying to dial in your old tube amps and pedals to get the sound you get the 1st time you turn on the JC40.
                I've never played anything in stereo with the JC series, but I've heard that this can give an entire new dimension to one's live and recorded playing.

                 
                5.0

                Awesome Amp!

                By Slideman1

                from Shoreline Wa.

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Roland JC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp:

                  Nice Amp!

                   
                  5.0

                  Just Buy It

                  By Guitarman

                  from Upper Michigan

                  About Me Experienced

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances

                    Comments about Roland JC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp:

                    The band I'm in now does classic rock and some country. I have been carrying two smaller 65 watt Fender amps for a few years running my regular guitar pedal sound through one and my Roland GR 55 guitar synthesizer through the second one simultaneously. I have run them both into one amp at times like at practice, but there can be multiple issues with that and I found my best sound meant hauling and setting up two amps. I've looked for a single amp that could do what I want for quite a while. I considered the JC 120, but at 62 pounds I would rather continue carrying two 30 pound amps instead. I looked for a long time at the JC 40, but was afraid it would be underpowered and a waste of a lot of money. Plus with 10 inch speakers how full could it sound. I finally took the step figuring at least for small gigs it would take up less space, be a quicker, easier set up and Musicians Friend offered me a great deal. Imagine my surprise when I only had to run it at about 1/4 volume. I also patch in a banjo with a Dean Markley transducer which takes more amp power, but that took less than 1/2 volume. I've used it for two outdoor gigs now. I had no problem keeping up with the drummer in a smaller venue. At a larger outdoor gig we had a microphone on it, but the sound on stage was plenty loud. As far as sound it's a nice clean palate for your pedals and is the sweetest sounding digital amp I've ever used for rhythm and smooth leads. The distortion in the amp is useless, I do have a little bit of the chorus and reverb running. It's a powerful, sweet sounding clean amp in a small, easy to haul package. Just add your pedals and go.

                     
                    5.0

                    Clarity

                    By B

                    from Minnesota

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Portable

                    Cons

                    • Limited Functions

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Professional Recording
                    • Rehearsal
                    • Small-Medium Gigs

                    Comments about Roland JC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp:

                    I'm a musician of 14 years with an audio engineering background who's always struggled to find a guitar amp that produced the "ideal" tone. I've played many sub-genres of rock/metal/hardcore/punk with Marshall, Fender, Vox, Peavey and Orange amps but never could produce the tone I envisioned in my head. It was of course easy to produce this sound in the studio with amp sims and endless plugins, but I really wanted to produce this sound in a live situation. I considered running a Mac-based Ableton rig, but I felt uneasy about latency and the overall fragility of traveling with a computer. I then looked toward the ISP Theta head and Roland JC120. Both are excellent options, but still these seemed too large for my use. I then saw the JC40 at a local shop and tried it out on 3 separate occasions over a month period before deciding to purchase. I was instantly blown away at how perfectly balanced the tone of the amp was and especially at how it weighed in at 34 pounds. Stereo ins were also a selling point as I'm a heavy user of time-based effects. The on-board reverb and chorus are both very good. I actually didn't care for chorus before this amp. It's changed me. It does have its limitations in regard to volume, however I've gotten over them with running from the stereo line outs into 2 EHX Magnum power amp pedals into a stereo 4x12 cabinet. Essentially this set-up makes it a suped up JC120. Now I have the versatility of a home/studio/small/large gig amplifier with the IDEAL tone in a 34 pound package.

                     
                    4.0

                    Really Nice Amp

                    By Billy The Bomb

                    from Upper Michigan

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Features

                    Cons

                    • A little trebly and harsh

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Roland JC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp:

                      I like the amp. It has really useful features such as speaker out and effects loop. Good quality overall. My only trouble so far is that I need to turn the treble way down. Maybe this is part of break-in. Don't know yet. If it continue I will need to adjust somehow for this problem.

                       
                      5.0

                      Amazing amp!

                      By jtstj

                      from Colorado Springs, co

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio
                        • Performances

                        Comments about Roland JC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp:

                        Powerful and has a beautiful shimmering chorus effect when used. The reverb is great too! I didnt think I would ever find an amp with a chorus that was as good as my old Fender Princeton Chorus, but this amp is every bit as good. What I love is how powerful this little box is!

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Amp

                        By Dave M

                        from Austin, TX

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Events
                          • Home Studio
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Roland JC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp:

                          This amp is a truly wonderful amp, great sound, great quality & great value for your money. I have a Telecaster, and it sounds just great with this amp, and using a NUX Time Core with this amp puts it over the top. Roland's quality is famous, and the build & features with this amp are so really really nice. You won't go wrong getting this amp, for the money & value you just can't beat it. The two 10" speakers sound awesome, and 40w of power will project your sound big time.

                           
                          5.0

                          Combo with some Mombo

                          By Charlie

                          from Farmingville NY

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Excellent Sound
                          • Portable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Performances
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Roland JC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp:

                            For Jazz, Fusion and Blues this amp works for me, so far. I'll let you know in about six months if it stands the test of time in the field.

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Excellent update of the JC120

                            By Phil the Kill Bill V 2 guy

                            from Raynham, MA

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            See all my reviews

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Excellent Sound
                            • Portable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Performances

                              Comments about Roland JC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp:

                              Will use this on low to medium volume gigs.
                              Have some stereo effect pedals, and you can hear the stereo effect, although the audience won't probably notice.
                              Built in chorus sounds great.

                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              simplicity with versatility

                              By upstairs Jim

                              from new york

                              About Me Experienced

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • great onboard chorus
                              • Portable
                              • Powerful
                              • versatile

                              Cons

                              • can be noisy

                              Best Uses

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                              Comments about Roland JC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp:

                              The amp is a good standard platform if you will for whatever kind of music I'm playing. I'm not a jazzer per se, but I wanted an amp that could go in whatever direction I wanted to go. It's great with effects and has a good clean sound. The on board chorus is excellent. The reverb and distortion are ok, again depending on what you want to use the amp for. Yeah, you'll probably get more mileage from a tube amp, but for the price the JC is worthwhile. My only issue is it can be noisy. Fair warning; the JC is a totally true reflection of you guitar. If your pick-ups are run of the mill you will get humming or buzzing. Effects will cover this, but the JC is true to it's jazz name. I don't think this amp is for everybody, but did I mention that it's very very LOUD!

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