Roland JC-120

Made by Roland

Description ultra clean chorus, vibrato, reverb
Posted By Daniel Barker (63)
Directory Equipment: Amplifiers
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Overall Rating: 4.7 (of 5)
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On 12/8/2003, Luke Campbell (189) posted:
Overall Rating:
Great Sound. Ease of use. Affortable. That all I ask for and I get it here with the JazzChorus-120 by roland
Model Year: 2001
Price: $749.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Features:
The Amp is amazing. Perfect, I mean perfect clean sound. AS GOOD AS IT GETS! Distortion is decent. Like mild blues distortion at max. This is a jazz amp made for that style mostly. I do not recommend it for the metal guitarist who bangs out faggy riffs. This is the Real Deal.
Sound Quality:
Chorus on it is God-Like and vibrato has ability to change depth and speed. Two channels and 120 watts. Very loud. Loudest yall ever need. Stays clean at loud volumes.
Ease of Use:
Easy! Knobs and switches. Have you ever seen an amp before. Easy transportation with wheels and all. You can ride the thing if you want.
Durability:
The thing is a Tank!
On 11/7/2002, Fernando Pontaza (209) posted:
Overall Rating:
A great clean amp, amazing reliability, sturdy construction, good for all types of music, even with distortion. It has a clean full sound and a legendary chorus.
Price: $250.00
Where Obtained: Friend
Features:
It has 12 knobs. 2 vol., 2 treb., 2 mid., 2 bass, 1 dist., 1 reberb, 1 speed and 1 depth (for chorus and vib.) It has a vib./chorus switch, and 2 bri. switches. It is certainly powerfull enough with 2 12 inch 60 W speakers. It is stereo wich provides an amazing clean chorus.
Sound Quality:
I use a squirer stratocaster and a DOD tec 4 pedal aside from the amp's chorus. The sound is clean and full, and it handles the distortion without any objections. I play progressive rock, blues, jazz, rock, and it deliver great sound for every style. The sound is great compared to some fender (sidekick 15)and charvel amps I've used, although they are not in the same size and power category. It is very clean at high volumes.
Ease of Use:
It is not programable and it is simple to use, Just turn the knobs according to what the name says and that's it.
Durability:
Very reliable, considering it was stored away for 5 years without use. When I got hold of it it was covered with dust and insects, all it took was a good cleaning and it was back in business.
On 8/15/2002, Lawrence Basso (5) posted:
Overall Rating:
Peavey Amps. Bought it because it sounded good and the person needed momey. Maybe a little less noise. Favorite is the chorus effect' A little noise Not really.
Price: $250.00
Where Obtained: A friend
Features:
2 channels . First channel has bright,volume,treble,middle,bass. 2nd channel has bright,volume,treble,middle.bass,distortion,reverb. through a foot control ,can vary speed depth vib and chorus. both channels have high /low input jacks.
Sound Quality:
Fender American Strat. Rock and heavy metal . I guess suited for jazz. Sounds very good as compaered to Peavy amps. it has ground switch which eliminates a lot of noise. I guess
Ease of Use:
It does take some time to get the right sound. But not a big deal
Durability:
Heavy duty. Never had to fix it . Not sure if enough power to play a large place.
On 8/30/2001, Jeremy Cotton (7938) posted:
Overall Rating:
I looked at modeling amps, and some other classic amps (Fender twins and such)....but I chose this one. If it were stolen, I would get another. I may even get a JC-77 for smaller gigs.
Price: $300.00
Where Obtained: E-bay
Features:
It has 2 channels and an effects loop. It has the standard tone and volume controls, along with reverb and chorus. It is a solid state stereo amp. Let's face it-the distortion sounds are lame. BUT for clean and chorused playing, there is none finer. It has sufficient power for guitar gigs even in larger venues, and I have been known to play low volume bass through it. (I know keyboarists who use them also)
Sound Quality:
I use any and all of my guitars through it-each retains it's unique sound. (A Gibson 165, a Guild Starfire 4, and a Godin Radiator) This guitar kicks butt for styles that require a basic clean sound- Jazz, country, one side of the blues....with a good distortion pedal, you pretty much got what you need for almost any situation (except possibly really heavy metal)
Ease of Use:
Not programmable, but all the sounds are good....no problem dialing up useful tones.
Durability:
This amp has taken a licking before I got it-a big dent in the back, a bent switch on the front, and a broken off bright switch- but everything works perfectly.
On 1/17/2001, Inactive Member posted:
Overall Rating:
One of the cleanest, most reliable amps you can buy. Even with a new tube amp, I will not let my JC120 go. It's been too good. The JC120 has specific uses. If you want a clean tone, completely unadulterated, this is it. If you want built-in distortion, go somewhere else.
Price: $400.00
Where Obtained: Private sale
Features:
One of the cleanest, loudest solid-state amps ever made. The cones are aluminum -- they can take the power. But it can be very bright and directional. Loud enough for any purpose. Lousy distortion; use a pedal.
Sound Quality:
If you want the cleanest tone in the world -- or an amp that won't color your colors -- this is it. Besides being a great straight amp, it's super for use with tons of effects. It will reproduce exactly what you give it. It's best for jazz, good for blues, and, I would assume, good for any effect you can get a pedal to create. I use mine straight; it gets a little dirty with hard strumming when the volume is over 4, and I like the effect.
Ease of Use:
You plug it in and turn it up. Both channels have 3-band EQ; one channel also has distortion and reverb. The chorus and vibrato sounds are rich -- and true stereo.
Durability:
Ten years of regular gigging, bouncing around in the back of all manner of vehicle, slammed up stairs, drenched in beer -- and never one single whimper. Nothing. Not once. NOTHING. That's one of the nice things about solid state amps, but the JC120 exceeds all expectations. Possibly the most reliable amp ever constructed. Heavy -- nearly 70 pounds.
On 4/17/2000, Daniel Barker (63) posted:
Overall Rating:
great for jazz or any one who needs a great clean sound at any volume
Price: $300.00 (new)
Where Obtained: private sale
Features:
good one purpose amp clean clean clean! cool stereo chorus great reverb
Sound Quality:
simply the best clean sound ever! but dont even bother with the disortion use a pedal or a second amp ( I use as my clean for my mesa t-verb )
Ease of Use:
straight foward set the knobs and go
Durability:
well mines pretty much as old as the get and still going strong, although I've heard that on some models the reverb/chorus died but not on mine