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Item Reviews for: Jet City JCA2012HS Half Stack Tube Guitar Amplifier  -  JET JCA2012HS LIST

All tube for this price?!!
By: Heavy ED from East Coast USA      Submitted: 1/6/2013

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Feels very sturdy and well built Reliability How has it stood up over time? Haven't had it very long, but plan to General Your general opinion of this product. All tube, great tone, amazing price whats not to like Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? touch sensative and responsive to volume controls, easy to dial in a sweet sound Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Chunky, brit type crunch Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Very nice look to this amp, love the blue and black tolex mix.
Quality sound and Price
By: Tanner Hengst from York, Pa US      Submitted: 1/4/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? just lifting it you can tell its built well. heavy duty and very dependable. Reliability How has it stood up over time? i've had this for two weeks and have taken it with me to a few times on the road. quite portable. General Your general opinion of this product. i got this amp two weeks ago and it's the best amp you can get for this price. works great with stompboxes/multi-effects. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? comparable to a deluxe reverb. very responsive treble bass and mids. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? this amp looks beautiful. not your usual black, plain amp. Action How was the action out of the box? easy to set up and get playing! just wait for those tubes to warm up!
Small Stack With Big Tone
By: MastroDamus from Georgia      Submitted: 7/10/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Don't know about dependability yet but the build quality seems very solid and the amp performs well. I am not sure how you could beat this for value in this price range if you want a simple yet powerful all tube amp ... spanks the Class 5 and other simple low wattage amps badly. If you do need a spring reverb tank ... you are SOL with the head. Go with the combo then. Reliability How has it stood up over time? Not sure ... I have beat the crap out of it for 3 weeks now and it is just starting to sound sweet. I did make sure the tubes were seated after shipping. Use a vinyl gloves or a rag to keep finger prints off of the tubes though. I just can't imagine Soldano putting his name on cheap junk ... IMHO he has not. General Your general opinion of this product. I have have been playing for over 25 years and have and only had this amp for about 2 weeks now but so far I am extremely impressed with it. Yes it is manufactured in China but it is pure rock and has a great big set of b@lls. I have not replaced the tubes with a premium set and will eventually but frankly I'm having fun breaking these Asian puppies in just to see if I can blow them up. Not microphonic yet. Have a set of JJ's waiting. There is a monster in there somewhere ... and it loves to be set free ... even on the low numbers. My only complaint is that the knobs are numbered to "9" ... Excuse Me ??? ... they should be numbered to 11 ... because that is what I am hearing. Not sure what's up with the 3's but amps are to heard and not seen although it ain't ugly. I took the one off the cab and left the one on the head ... sorry guys ... 333 + 333 = 666 ... just TOO evil for me. Mine came with a Blue-lit On / Off toggle switch and not the bubble pilot light. I like that better. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Sweet little amp suited for practice or gigging small to medium venues. Purist country players may want to stick to Fender and the Tele ... although I caught my Nashville Tele having "relations" with this amp ... Gibson Players ... Good news and bad for you ... there really is not much clean headroom for you guys but if you into peeling wallpaper via your Les Paul ... you are in luck big time. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Expect this amp to sound like a hot little Plexi with ample gain. Can't match Fender for clean tones but blows them away if you are into gain for Classic Rock or even vintage rock with some bottom. No reverb on the head. The combo does have reverb. Keep that in mind. This would certainly not be my first choice if I were a strict country picker or a jazz guy ... although a sharp chicken picker could get quite evil with this little amp with some tasty compression, a single slap back delay and reverb via a POD or whatever your pedal flavor is. The Vibe effect on my ME-70 along with this amp nails the Hendrix tone BTW ... for me anyway. I have owned a Shinai Uni-Vibe and Marshalls. This is a better baby Marshall IMHO. Straight in it is a the bomb too. The amp changes of course according to how hard you kick the 12AX7's and the EL84's ... a killer and proven tube set. I have never heard a bad amp that uses these tubes although I'm sure someone has some junk somewhere ... just not here. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Plug for AMS here ... the brown truck destroyed the cabinet box ( way to go Teamsters ) and the cab had 2 bad gouges in it on the front and side from shipping damage. I though about keeping it anyway to save the hassle but AMS replaced the cabinet instantly and did not even require photos of the shipping damage. I guess UPS bought that one since they picked it back up. Action How was the action out of the box? Yep ... Action is indeed outside the box ... inside too ... very expressive and impressive little amp for it's size and low wattage. It has plenty of bark and bite as well.
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