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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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OVERVIEW

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
 
4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

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    (15)

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    (5)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (11)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Good power output (8)
  • Portable (7)
  • Warm / comfy (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (8)
    • Home studio (7)
    • Professional recording (5)
    • Amateur recording (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

    Reviewed by 20 customers

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    4.0

    Great Little Amp

    By Mark S.

    from new jersey

    About Me Experienced

    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 jb

    from knoxville tn

    About Me Experienced

    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 therock

        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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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing Rock N Roll 2 Channel Head

          By Nashville Rock'N'Roll

          from Nashville, TN

          About Me Novice

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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 GH67BNKUi534

          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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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              What a bargain!

              By SteveSteve

              from Kalamazoo, MI

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

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

                This amp is plenty loud for professional stage use. It's "crunch" channel can be tailored for use as a clean channel with plenty of head room, with the overdrive channel as your std. dirty channel. I am impressed with the variability of good tones in between clean and totally saturated, and would like to see a three or possibly four channel model in the future. I've had no problems dialing in the clean-volume to dirty-volume for live use, and should be a breeze to record as well. Although the stock Chinese tubes are a little thin sounding (as to be expected), less than a hundred will get you a full bank of warmer, fuller tubes to compliment this amps design. For the price, I don't know how you could beat this little amp. Two thumbs up!

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                (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Not bad at all

                By Rocketman-mlnro

                from New York,NY

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Portable

                Cons

                • Cabinet Too Big

                Best Uses

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

                  Got this baby last week. It was boxed really well, cradled in white spongy foam. Has a bold sound which is kind of unique. The fit and finish is really good, and the cabinet material is very good. The cabinet is excessively big for a 20 watt head though. This amp is really easy to use as it doesn't have too many knobs and switches. For someone starting out and wants a good sound this is all you will need.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  best tube bang for your buck

                  By bodog

                  from salisbury NC

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Limited Functions

                  Best Uses

                  • Practice Or Gigging

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

                  I'm one of those older guys who always had tube amps back in the 70's and I was always trying to find some solid state amp that could recreate that warm natural tone and distortion. I just wasn't willing to pay thousands for that sound. this is by far the best amp I've heard for the sound I have been searching for. The price is incredible. I can get all I want out of the crunch channel but it you want to blow someones head off or make your dog run for the door you always have the overdrive channel. My only concern would be quality (will it last?) but I guess for this price it won't be the end of the world if it blows up. I did have to re-seat the tubes because when I turned up the volume the sound kept cutting down but one of the tubes had just become loose during shipping. If your looking for that natural distortion just by turning up the volume for a cheap price this is a great amp.

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Tube Sound Way Beyond Price Tag

                  By Andrew Downs

                  from United States

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Good Warmth
                  • Loud
                  • Powerful
                  • Tubey
                  • Warm

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

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

                    I was really floored the first time I heard this amp. Having owned a '79 Marshall 50 Watt JMP Head, a JCM 800 Head, JCM 900 Head, JMP-1 Preamp and a First Generation 5150 Head, I can say guitarists have never had it so good with the JCA22h. The beauty of this amp is it's simplicity, it takes no time to get great tones out of this amp. Even just leaving the bass, treble and mid at noon sounds good and is a great starting point for dialing in your tone. My question was, is it loud enough for shows? And the answer is yes, this amp cooks and at 4 you can really hear how good this amp sounds. More gain than I need, I keep it at about 6, anymore than that and it sounds compressed. 2 awesome channels with three basic sounds: Clean, Crunchy and Hot SLO like Sound. I parted with a Marshall preamp for this baby and I have no regrets. It's good simple, analog driven tube tone. Run it through a 4x12 with celestions and you can really push some air. What's crazy is the price for this amp, it's a steal and you'll want to throw out your junky digital pedals because you dont want anything interfering with this tone machine. I run analog pedals through the awesome effects loop and it's quiet. Don't hesitate, these amps will go up in price.

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                    (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    This amp is fantastic

                    By jamme

                    from nj

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Ask me a question

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Good Warmth
                    • Light Loud Well Made
                    • Portable
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                    • Color Don't Like The Blue

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    The only thing this head dosen't do well is, super clean. With that said I love the clean sound on this amp. The first channel can do it all with your guitars volume pot. Then the second channel is there for over the top super fun to play. I've had a million high priced amps and they're cool for impressing people but really not needed any more this amp is fantastic on gigs(I'm in a three pieace clasic rock blue band) and great for lower volumes at home. If you're a marshall guy you'll love this little crunch monster.

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