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Aug 19th, 2018 03:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

Man I forgot how good that amp is.

I took it to practice to see if it's going to work ok for an upcoming gig, and man it sounds sweet with my current pedal and guitar setup I'm using.

Looking forward to using it live next Saturday!

Any JC users out there?

reverendrob
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Aug 19th, 2018 05:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yep. Been using them on and off for a couple decades (except during the dark ages when I couldn't afford one after the great move).

Now I have a vintage JC-50, a bit over half the ear-splitting volume, about 2/3 the weight, and half the size.

With a bonus "Bob's Country Bunker" stencil that was on it when I found it the corner of a music store shortly after moving here and finally afforded a bit later.

That said, it gets a lot less use than it has seen of late as the CE-2W pedal...does the JC perfectly to a point of absurdity including the vibrato.

Straight from the bunker, neither country nor western.

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Aug 20th, 2018 04:42 PM   Edit   Profile  

Very cool, and I dig the stencil.

Any idea how to determine the date these things were made?

I'm not super concerned, merely curious.

The guy I bought it from said it was made in 1986, but he could be way off or dead on.

reverendrob
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Aug 20th, 2018 08:54 PM   Edit   Profile  

I believe so, by pot/speaker and possibly serial.

I haven't looked in ages though at the specifics.

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Aug 21st, 2018 06:49 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've got a JC-60, which I don't use very often, as I prefer a couple of tube amps for guitar.

But it came in very handy for amplifying a keyboard at last winter's Washington DC FDP jam.

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Aug 21st, 2018 07:35 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have the newer JC-40, which has 2x10" speakers, so it retains more of that swirling swooshy chorus than one speaker can do, It also has a true Vibrato sound, and an updated Distortion that isn't as "solid state" sounding as the original. Currently mostly using it at home, but it was getting some use for leading worship before I bought a Katana 100 (another excellent SS amp).

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Aug 21st, 2018 03:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

I had a JC-77 back in the day. I knew nothing about anything, so I'm sure I sounded like crap. Wish I could hear it now.

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Aug 22nd, 2018 06:22 AM   Edit   Profile  

I think they named it the JC- 120 cause it weighed that much!

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Aug 27th, 2018 11:22 AM   Edit   Profile  

Gigged for years with my JC-90. Loved that amp!

If you can handle the weight, a JC-120 is the way to go.

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Aug 27th, 2018 12:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

A friend gigs with a JC-120 and I agree it is a heavy amp (and very powerful).


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Aug 29th, 2018 08:17 AM   Edit   Profile  

I remember grabbing my buddies 120 out of the van once as we were loading into a gig. It sounded beautiful but it made my Twin Reverb feel like a toy weight wise.

reverendrob
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Aug 30th, 2018 03:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

There's a reason for the casters!

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Aug 31st, 2018 11:39 AM   Edit   Profile  

Yup, best Chorus ever.

reverendrob
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Aug 31st, 2018 06:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

You can now at least get it without the weight in the Boss CE-2W.

Flip it to CE-1 mode (either chorus or vibrato, whichever you want) and you can 100% match the Jezz Chorus sound within seconds.

I use it more than my actual JC now, as it's quieter and lets me use it with any amp!

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Aug 31st, 2018 08:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

I used to play through a JC-120 at a rehearsal room some friends and I used to rent on a regular basis. Sweet, sweet amp for the Tele I was playing. It always come to mind when I think of amps I'd like to own.

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Aug 31st, 2018 11:31 PM   Edit   Profile  

I got to see one of the new JC40s.

Short of the digital reverb (which sounds better than the originals IMO, even if the tanks were made by beautiful girls in climate controlled conditions)...it sounds very similar at room levels.

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