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Jet City Amplification JCA22H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head  Black 

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Jet City took the legendary JCA20H and added a second, footswitch-accessible overdrive channel, along with a tube-buffered, serial effects loop. Pois...Read More

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Design by Soldano.

Jet City took the legendary JCA20H and added a second, footswitch-accessible overdrive channel, along with a tube-buffered, serial effects loop. Poised to change the amp world . . . again, the JCA22H is elegance in design both inside and out, delivering unflinching reliability and everything you’d want in an amp. With full EQ control and separate preamp gain and master volumes, the JCA22H can deliver spanky cleans all the way through saturated, Soldano high-gain overdrive.

FEATURES
  • Channels: Crunch and Overdrive
  • Controls: Crunch and Overdrive Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, Crunch and Overdrive Master, Presence
  • Effects Loop: Tube Buffered, Serial
  • Tubes: 5x 12AX7 Preamp / 2x EL84 Power
  • Heater/Filament Current: DC
  • Rectifier: Solid State
  • Cabinetry: Multi-ply, void-free hardwood
  • Chassis: 16 gauge, cold-rolled steel
  • Output Power: 20 watts into 16 ohm or 2x 8 ohm speaker outputs
  • Input Power: Multi-tapped power transformer at 100v/120v/220v/240v and standard IEC connector
  • DIMS: 9″Hx9″Dx19.5″W

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Jet City AmplificationJCA22H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head
 
4.7

(based on 25 reviews)

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    (18)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (15)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Portable (11)
  • Good power output (10)
  • Warm / comfy (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (13)
  • Home studio (11)
  • Professional recording (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
  • Amateur recording (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (5)

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4.0

A really nice amp

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from Alabama

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA22H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    This is a great sounding amp when coupled to a good speaker and cabinet. My intentions were to build a nice cabinet and fill it with one or two well matched speakers. I received the amp and plugged it into a friends cabinet. It sounded great and lived up to it's billing. A great amp at a great price. However, when I started pricing the cost of a worthy speaker, money and time to build the cabinet, I opted for the Bugera V22 combo amp. I don't think you could go wrong with either and your not paying for a costly add campaign, or a boutique name. The amp performed as advertised and I have no complaints.

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    5.0

    Best Tube Amp Head for the Price

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    from Tallahassee, FL

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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 JCA22H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      Best Tube Amp Head for the Price! Very solidly build amp and foot switch. Incredible sound in crunch and overdrive modes. Clean may not be as clean as some would like. But that doesn't matter, because NOTHING BEATS THIS TUBE SOUND! Words cannot describe the incredible sustain from this amp. Features also include fine tuning with adjustable bass, middle, and treble. This thing gets really loud really quick. I only have one 12" 8 ohm speaker, and level 3 sends vibrations throughout the entire house (2000 sq ft). I really can't say enough good things about this amp and purchasing it through MF. I would do it all over again if given the opportunity.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Deal!!! Great Tone!!

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      from Massachusetts

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Tone Versatility Price Va

      Cons

      • Cheap Logo

      Best Uses

      • All Styles
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA22H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      Awesome amp incredible price!!The range of tones this amp is capable of with a simple flick of the footswitch or turn of the guitar volume knob is astounding. This amp instantly replaced all of my other heads and if this price comes up again I'll order another. Throw on top of this free shipping and you've got the best deal possible.I never reacted to one of these ads until this one. Now I'm hooked.

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      5.0

      Jet City amps gitter done

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      from PA

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Reverb Ch Switch

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA22H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      I bought this Jet City JCA22H, after owning a JCA2212C Combo for over a year. That combo, was also a stupid deal, and aside from microphonic tubes, and a faulty bias pot, has the sound of any amp I've owned. I have owned a lot of amps over my 35 years as a semi-professional guitar player. Including: 70s Fender Champ, Fender Champ XD, Hot Rod DeVille, 70s Acoustic 450 Head, Fender Dual Showman, 70s Fender Pro Reverb (hot rodded with master volume), Lab Series by Moog, Fender M-80 Stereo Chorus, Pignose 30 watt tube, Marshall JCM 900 with 1960a 4X12 cabinet, Peavey 130 Special, Peavey Prowler, Peavey Classic 30, and dozens of analog and digital effects. This 20 watt Jet City designed by Michael Soldano, blows them all away. Having 2 foot switchable channels of Crunch, and Overdrive, with independent Gain, and Master Volume is uber useful. It gives you the ability to play every genre, from brown sound, to Soldano overdrive. It has a tube buffered Effects Loop, that I utilize for modulation effects, allowing me to use the amp's tube gain. Stick a Tube Screamer in front of it, and it's over the top! The closed back cabinet is loaded with a quality 16 ohm Eminence speaker. There are 3 speaker outputs, 1-16 ohm, and 2-8 ohm, to add an external 16 ohm speaker. I use 2 - 8 ohm 12 cabinets in series, and it's LOUD, and bleeds EL84 tube tone! I'd like it to have reverb, and a channel switch on the amp, but I have a reverb pedal, and after warranty, it will have a channel switch. I had this puppy in my cart for 1/2 an hour, before hitting BUY. I have a bad back, and tis amp is just about my lifting limit, so I don't have to rely on others to carry it!

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      4.0

      The best 'bang for your buck' out there!

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      from Huntington, WV

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good build quality
      • Great Value
      • Portable

      Cons

      • No Clean Headroom

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA22H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      I picked up the JCA22h on a Stupid Deal of the Day for a steal which makes it that much more of a bargain. Even at the regular retail price, it's a great value, although at that price point there are a few other models you might want to consider.

      This amp is solidly built for a Chinese import, is super portable, and is plenty loud to gig with. The gain channel is very similar to the JCA 50 watt head, and the crunch channel is very useable for a variety of styles.

      My only two complaints would be the lack of a true clean channel (you can roll back on the guitar's volume and get a passable clean, but it's not ideal if you need a pristine clean tone), and the fact that it's an inherently bright amp (that can be remedied with some EQing and/or the right speaker).

      All in all, this amp is fantastic for blues/rock/metal players looking for a portable and giggable head. I would highly recommend it!

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      4.0

      Great Little Amp

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      from new jersey

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Great price
      • Powerful
      • Very Loud
      • Very Loud Little Amp

      Cons

      • Clean Is Not So Clean

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA22H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      This is a very nice tube amp for the price. Crunch channel is what you would expect. Clean is not "that" clean but is ok. I have the amp going thru a Marshall A cabinet and it really has some power. If you are thinking of getting it for some quite playing at the house, you might have a problem with this amp. If the clean was a little better I would of given a 5 star rating but if you really want a clean amp, go buy an acoustic amp.

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      5.0

      Pretty Darn Good

      By 

      from knoxville tn

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA22H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

          Massive Gain. The controls are weird. The channels are Crunch and Overdrive. There are two knobs for each. The left one (of either) is gain, the right one is master. The two knobs for Crunch channel, for example, are not next to each other. The same for the Overdrive channel. You can get clean, mostly, by having the left one almost all the way down.

          A very aggressive tone, which I like, tweak down the treble, maybe the mid a little, and play with the presence... mostly down, and the brittle subsides and it becomes a sweet n scary beast.

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          5.0

          Great Amp

          By 

          from ohio

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA22H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

            I got the jca22h for Christmas it came right on time ,thanks to Musicians Friend
            and UPS.I am very impressed with this amp.As a bonus my old overdrive pedals sound better through this amp I hooked it up to a pair of old fender speakers i had and the amp brought new life to those old speakers.i was using a Deville but i like the overdrive channels better on the Jet City. Thanks Mike Soldano

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            5.0

            Amazing Rock N Roll 2 Channel Head

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            from Nashville, TN

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            Pros

            • AWESOME
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Gain Is Too Sensative

            Best Uses

            • Classic Crunch
            • Heavy Tones

            Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA22H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

            I only use tube amps. I've tried a couple of solid state amps and I could never get into them. This amp is amazing and when you consider the price it is mind boggling. The description says it is related to the JCA20H and I don't believe that. The JCA20H would do an OK clean and the gain was fizzy. This amp hates clean. This amp wants to go play in the mud, drink beer and have a good time. Flip on the overdrive channel and this amp wants to do hard drugs and kill small animals.

            I do wish the gain knobs weren't so sensative. It would be nice to dial in a little crunch and then a little more. You can pull back on your guitar's output a bit and then you get more shades of grey with the gain on the JCA22H but I'm a simple player that leaves my guitar's volume up all of the time.

            I payed just less than 3 bills for it but I think it's a steal at 4 too.

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            5.0

            Great amp

            By 

            from Chicago, IL

            Pros

            • Excellent Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Jet City Amplification JCA22H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

                First, the picture on MFs web site show the old version of the amp. The current version looks better - it is all black and the 333 logo is gone. There are many things I like about this amp - great tone (mainly the overdirve channel), good build quality (especially considerng the price). It is possible to get clean(ish) tones if you keep the gain pretty low on the "normal" channel, but the headrood is pretty limited. For comparison, 6505 rythm channel can yeald better cleans that this one. It help to play with volume set to about 70% on both channels. Another thing I found is this amp is pretty bright and the presence control must be used with care. V1 and V2 are behind one of the transformers, which makes is a bit chalendging to replace them. When using only true-bypass in the loop you can get a pop or two initially, so it helps to cycle the channels while the amp is on standby. All things considered, this is a great amp.

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