Jet City Amplification JCA50H

JCA50H, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Jet City Amplification.

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iamqman 15/07/2011

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Jet City is a good introduction into quality sounding guitar amplification. These amp have a good sound to them but they are cheaply made over in China. That being my only beef with this company. Other than that these amps alone no matter where they are made sound fantastic.

This is more of the Soldano Hot Rod 50 amp. It has two channel one for normal which would be a clean channel and also gets some crunchy tones to it. The next channel would be the lead or overdrive channel. This is where things heat up tone wise. You get a tube buffered serial effects lops which is nice and an added foot switch to control and jump between the two channels.



Amp Head Channels: Normal and Overdrive, footswitchable with included footswitch
Controls: Normal and Overdrive Preamps, Bass, Middle, Treble, Normal and Overdrive Masters, Presence
Effects Loop: Tube buffered serial
Footswitch: Overdrive channel footswitch, included.

Tubes: 5 x 12AX7 Preamp / 2 x 6L6 Power
Cabinetry: Multi-ply, void-free hardwood
Chassis: 16-gauge, cold-rolled steel
Output Power: 50W into 16 ohm or 2 x 8ohm speaker outputs
Input Power: Multi-tapped power transformer at 100v/120v/220v/240v and standard IEC connector
Dimensions: 9-1/2" x 9-1/2″ x 25″
Weight: 40lb.


This amp sounds so hauntingly familiar to the sounds of a Soldano SLO. I mean it doesn't have all the same features as the Soldano SLO but the basic part of the tone is there. That juicy thick 80's voiced overdrive that can be heard on countless albums over the years.

I love the way the lead /overdrive channel takes flight when you give it some preamp gain juice. This thing will cranky out some nice chugging type thick fat distortion tones.


At new these amps come in right at around $499. Not a bad price for a 50 watt head that has two channels. This is a great amp for people looking to get a high gain amp and don't want to break the bank to do it. I would recommend this amp to anyone who needs to stay under or right around $500 and need a good working amp for high gain tones.