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NAD! Jet City JCA50!

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Trevoire520, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Forceps

    Forceps John - Spiralcove

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    Hmm, this might be interesting....

    I have the JCA20h and the JCA100hdm. If I have some spare time, I could do a comparison as well. And I could add boosted tracks with a TS9 or SD-1 as well... or I could make a comparison between SM57/ MD421/ i5 as well... hmm, I don't think I have that much time, but a comparison between the 20 watt and 100 watt should b e no problem... and then I'll reamp a third track as well in 50 watt mode.
     
  2. Trevoire520

    Trevoire520 Member

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    Done both, bouncing and uploading the tracks now.
     
  3. Trevoire520

    Trevoire520 Member

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    Right here we go!

    Jet City 50w - With Transformer
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1949675/TEOH JCA50 With Transformer.mp3

    Jet City 50w - No Transformer
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1949675/TEOH JCA50 No Transformer.mp3

    Jet City 20w - No Transformer
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1949675/TEOH JCA20.mp3

    Disclaimer:
    • I just reamped the quad tracked rhythmns for this, the lead is still the same track from the original version at the start of the thread.
    • All guitar tracks were normalised to within 0.1dB of each other to keep the volume between different amp's/mic's consistent.
    • The JCA20 had exactly the same settings as the JCA50, except that the gain was maxed out for the 20.
     
  4. Trevoire520

    Trevoire520 Member

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    Think I'm gonna do another clip for the 20w, sure with some tweaking I can push it into sounding a bit closer to the big one!
     
  5. Djabthrash

    Djabthrash Member

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    Thanks ! Can't tell i prefer one over the other. They all sound slightly different indeed.
     
  6. Trevoire520

    Trevoire520 Member

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    The bottom end is bigger on the transformerless one, but the stock is a bit more upfront sounding as it's brighter.

    Here's a clip of the 20w tweaked to be a bit brighter and less mid heavy, also gave it more boost from the tubescreamer to get a bit more gain.

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1949675/TEOH JCA20 Tweaked.mp3
     
  7. DeclanWhite

    DeclanWhite Senior Member

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    bought the 100w!
     
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    That last 20 watt clip sounds GREAT, really love the mids on the 20 water, seem a bit more beefy.
     
  9. Trevoire520

    Trevoire520 Member

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    That's 6 people bought Jet City's since the start of this thread! Maybe I should be getting commission or something :lol: Looks like Jet City could quickly become the new budget metal amp of choice around here. Ironic as the UK distributor for has pulled them all from the market as they weren't selling well enough!

    I prefer the 50w myself, more saturated and a bit more modern sounding. The 20w still sounds great though!
     
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  11. Vaggelis_Revolted

    Vaggelis_Revolted Guitarist / Novice A.E.

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    The other guitarist of my band will order the 100w version tomorrow! So, 333xl, 6262, and JCA100 to choose from, when we reamp for our full length! Can't wait!
     
  12. Djabthrash

    Djabthrash Member

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    how did you do that single post thing ? :)

    EDIT : forget about it, i didn't see the top right "thread" link in the corner ...

    they all sound nice, Jet City included, and i expected a bigger difference in character in between those clips

    they sound like the same amp but with a different mid sweep setting or something, the engl being the beefiest (my fav here), the marshall a bit more thin and smooth and fizzy and distorted, and the jet city even more

    not sure what you did with the blended clips (Amp A left 100 % Amp B left 80 % Amp B right 80% Amp A right 100% ?), but i think i like the marshall+jet city clip the least
     
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    Click on the post number at the top right of the post (e.g. your post is number 112)
     
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    Awesome stuff, I bet if the guy you traded it to heard this he'd probably regret doing that.
     
  15. Omar

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    Is that just the gain from the amp or is that a distortion pedal on the clean channel?
     
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    Line666 Fendurr

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    That's just the gain from the amp.
     
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    Yep thats all the amp, just a tubescreamer in front to tighten things up. Not adding any gain or level.
     
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    Wow, didn't know that Jet City's had this much gain. I played a Bolt the other day, also had a surprising amount of gain for such an amp. Great sound, glad to hear it.
     
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    Just traded my PCL solid state for a JCA20 combo. With fresh tubes!
    No idea how they are gonna sound though, anyone any experience with the JJ ECC83S?
     
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    Good call with the trade. The JJ's are really great - way better than the stock Chinese preamp tubes.
    Did you swap out the power tubes? You should do that too - the stock Sovteks or whatever they ship with are pretty noisy and not very microphonic. I have a matched pair of Groove Tubes (rebranded JJ's) EL-84's and they are much better but can be a little bright. I'm getting a matched pair of vintage Mullards tomorrow - can't wait to try them out, as they are apparently darker but are also much tighter and creamier. Should be a good fit for the somewhat bright JCA20H!
     

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