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Jet City Amplification JCA22H 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black 

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Overview
  • Channels: Crunch and Overdrive
  • Controls: Crunch and Overdrive Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, Crunch and Overdrive Master, Presence
  • Effects Loop: Tube Buffered, Serial
Description & Specs
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    $599.99
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Jet City Amplification

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 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Portable (6)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Warm / comfy (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (6)
    • Performances (6)
    • Professional recording (4)
    • Amateur recording (3)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    5.0

    Great amp

    By SoldanoFan

    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 2 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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            (2 of 2 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 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This amp is fantastic

              By jamme

              from nj

              About Me Professional Musician

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              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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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Buy it for the high gain channel

              By Patrick Emmett

              from Sonoma CA

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Dynamics
              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Portable
              • Powerful
              • Well built

              Cons

              • Limited Functions
              • No reverb
              • Won't Fit On A 212 Cab

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

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

              This amp sounds sweet out of the box. It's a little too wide to fit on an upright 212 cab and needs reverb. I recovered mine to resemble my long gone SLO 100 done with python skin. I run an old Alesis reberb through the loop and a wah on the front end. I couldn't be happier with the tone. The clean ch. breaks up nicely when pushed and both channels are attack sensitive and responsive. Six amps to choose from at home and this one gets the nod nine times out of ten. 22 watts are adequate for smaller venues. Mic up a cab when you are in larger spaces.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Tone Monster!!

              By Gitrhero

              from Anchorage, AK

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Articulate Sound
              • Dynamic
              • Excellent Control Of Tone
              • Excellent Sound
              • Just A Blast

              Cons

              • Must Have This
              • no cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

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

              Pure tone. Very versitile. Some may complain that there isn't much clean headroom, but hey, it's a 20 watt tube amp with plenty of tone and thats why I purchased it! I don't know how else to put it. Hours upon hours of tweaking and jamming have put me to this conclusion... This has been the best thing that has happened to my tone in 15 years! Very inspiring to plug into this amp.

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              ready to rock

              By amoodymule

              from OKC

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

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

                ...more gain than I will ever use on the overdrive channel, so far it is rockin the studio, next LIVE gig will be interesting, playing thru a Marshall 1966 4-10 cab, LP and strat n tele...

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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great amp

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

                I'm very happy with it. At first I wasn't sure. It sounded kinda fizzy and bright, but the tone controls are very interactive and after spending a good bit of time with it over the weekend I've found how to dial it in to my exact liking.
                Basically the JCA20 with an added high gain channel and FX loop. Bass, Mid, Treble, Presence and Preamp Gain controls. Everything you need. Doesn't have reverb but thats not a deal breaker for me.
                Its built solid. I haven't looked around inside the chassis yet, but from what I've heard it was built right. It comes with cheaper Chinese tubes, but what can you expect. They have to cut costs somewhere and its pretty cheap for a full re-tube on a 20 watt EL84 amp. I ordered some JJ EL84s and a mix of Russian 12ax7s, but the stock tubes don't sound bad at all.
                At this price point you can't ask for any more. It blows the other amps away in its class with ease. The Rebel 20 for example has some neat features, but up against the JCA22h in the tone dept it falls short. The Rebel 20 may do well at the Brit flavored classic rock type stuff, but so does the JCA22h and it also does high gain exceptionally well... 80s metal to modern high gain. Enough gain on tap that you won't need a boost if you so choose.

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