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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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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 youd 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.

Design by Soldano.

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 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (23)

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    (8)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (20)
  • Easy to use (18)
  • Portable (16)
  • Good power output (15)
  • Warm / comfy (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (16)
  • Home studio (15)
  • Professional recording (11)
  • Amateur recording (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (6), Novice (3)

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5.0

I highly recommend this amp.

By Josh

from Houston, TX

About Me Professional Musician

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:

    I wanted something a little different than my Marshall and I wanted an amp head that was portable for club gigs. I tried the jetcity at my first gig last night and it sounded great. Really light and easy to carry. I'm so glad I convinced myself to pull the trigger on this amp. I ordered the 2 channel head on back order and it was worth the wait.

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    5.0

    What a great little amp for the money!

    By Brenno

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

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

      I bought this amp because I was looking for a tube amp, never really played a tube amp but tired of tone chasing w/ tranny amps. Tube amps are pricey but this was well within my range. Hooked it up and jammed w/ a professional band to see how it kept up w/ drums,guitar & bass, and wow for 20watt amp this thing cranked, keep in mind its not a JCM800 but close to it. It is well worth it. I will buy more and HIGHLY recommend this amp. My guitar player friend is a seasoned musician and played through it w/ a PRS and was also blown away by its performance, straight amp-no effects. If your on a budget and need/want tube amp tone & performance, you cant go wrong.

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      5.0

      Great amp

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      By tom

      from bainbridge, n.y.

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

      Just received my amp. Well built attractive amp. Good foot pedal well built and sounds great.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Best bang for the buck

      By Strathead

      from El Segundo

      About Me Novice

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Hard to get a loud clean sound.
      • Overdrive channel is noisy.

      Best Uses

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

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

      Having a couple of tube amps in my arsenal, I really did not need another one except I could not refuse this amp for the price. The 22H is a hell of a deal. I am already laughing at the price that I paid of it. I paired it with two 1x12 cab running at 8ohm each. The amp is very loud. At 2, my neighbor would be complaining. There are only two channel. The crunch channel has an AC/DC type of sound. Really nice. Getting a clean sound with headroom is not an option. The overdrive channel will melt your face off. Brown sound heaven to early Metallica tones. The con on this amp is I get a slight humming sound as I turn up the volume. I even changed the tubes to all JJs but the humming sound still exist. I am not sure if it is a pre-amp tube but it only exist on the overdrive channel. I am getting the amp biased and hope that hum will go away. Overall, I am pleased with this amp. You can't beat the price a very well made tube amp.

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      5.0

      Great sound, fantastic value...

      By Steroplayer

      from Michigan

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

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

        I'm using this as a bass head for the bridge PU on a stereo set up.
        Only con so far is... The Head defaults to the distortion channel when the foot switch isn't used.
        Otherwise, would recommend highly.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Another best bang for your buck!

        By Tom

        from Northeast

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

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

          After buying the Jet City 100HDM head, I decided to try the Jet City 22H. Since I received it, I've been comparing the two side by side, using the same Jet City 48S 4x12 cabinets under each.

          Although I do use the volume and tone controls on my guitars to alter the tones, I prefer the versatility of multi-channel amps. This has the same "crunch" and "overdrive" channel configuration as the 100HDM. Like the 100HDM, I find the gain and volume pots are rather sensitive. The buffered effects loop on both amps is a nice feature. Both heads also use five 12AX7 tubes in the preamp.

          That's pretty much where the direct comparison ends, because this is a 20 watt head that uses EL84 tubes. This makes a significant difference in the base tone.

          While the 22H does offer clear note articulation, it's a breed in itself.

          The EQ is easy to set. I have the bass turned up on mine about 3/4 of the way. Although it sounds great, it isn't as "punchy" as the 100HDM set at the same volume. (The depth pot on the 100HDM makes a significant difference.) The 22H has more of a "classic rock" base sound with all the stock factory components in place, including the tubes.

          The latest version incorporates a solid baffle, unlike the open metal grill on the HDM. A strip of white piping nicely offsets the new, rectangular logo. Since this baffle is secured from the rear, it will make access to the preamp tubes a bit more labor intensive.

          The foot-switch operates fine but, for some reason, it isn't interchangeable with my 100HDM head.

          Considering it's a 2 channel, all tube head with a straight-forward design I think the 22H really is a bargain. It's a good bit different from my 100HDM, but I expected that. I'm not disappointed at all!

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A really nice amp

          By Steve

          from Wetumpka, Al.

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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 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Tube Amp Head for the Price

            By Benneth01

            from Tallahassee, FL

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            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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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome Deal!!! Great Tone!!

              By JoeyG

              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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              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Jet City amps gitter done

              By Mr. Knowitall

              from PA

              About Me Professional Musician

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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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