Johnson JT 50

50W Combo (1 x 1")

Made by Johnson

Description Small portable, innocent looking, single 12 inch amp. 3 button pedal for channel selection. More user banks than will ever be needed. TRS on back allows stereo recording with or without speaker.
Posted By Randy Evans (6450)
Directory Equipment: Amplifiers
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On 7/5/2003, Randy Evans (6450) posted:
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Was using a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. I got rid of it as soon as I hit the tweed setting on the JT. Currently use this amp with a Marshall 4X12 cab, and it is plenty loud, has wonderful bottom end, and just keeps going. If stolen or whatever I would buy another. Matter of fact, the company quit building these guys and the price went way down.As a first modeling type amp, I was impressed and still am.
Price: $650.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Steam Music Topeka,Ks
3 channel footswitch for live use.Effects loop. Good well thought out Tone and Gain arrangement. Effects are dialed in and adjusted and or stored very simply. Seperate Reverb and Delay controls. 50 watts decent for most live work. Uses amp modeling for a large sampling of popular sounds. Solid State construction. TRS enables stereo recording with minimum set-up.
Sound Quality:
A 90 Strat with a Seymour and Lace sensors. DOD stereo chorus, Tube Screamer. We play everything from SRV and Hendrix to 3 Doors down and Greenday, plus rockabilly, classic rock, etc. Handles all of these chores with ease. It sounds as good or better than many of the Tweed tube amps I used years ago. Effects are first rate, changing sounds on the fly is easy, as you reach over and tweak a knob, instead of a parameter.
Ease of Use:
Has 7 banks of 3 presets. Storing sounds is easy as pushing a button. Great sound out of the box. Compared to the rack mount preamps and algorhytyms, turning a knob is refreshingly easy.
Have used this amp every weekend for 5 years. Never failed except I did blow the speaker!! Good quality construction, holds up well to continuous live playing.