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NAD! Jet City JCA50!

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

  1. Revson

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    Hahaha, I know. Have you been to the JCA thread on GS today? He quoted you and then reposted the same clips saying that the search for tone is over. My personal favorite is a thread I started asking if anyone has used a Vox AC50 and if they're close to the AC30. He responded with "No and no". I asked for clarification and he posted one of the Top Hat promo videos done right and some dude recording the Vox with a camcorder mic and said the Vox sounds like shit in comparison. He's awesome.
     
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    That guy is a total joke! I wonder how much Top Hat are paying him?

    Who am I kidding, he's probably the owner of top hat!
     
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    I ordered a Jca 100h a couple of weeks ago from thomann but couldn't get a good tone from it. It had this harsh
    shrieking highs every time I got beyond 4 on the presence or treble. the pots didn't really work in all settings
    and was crackling. So I sent it back and got a new one yesterday. On this one the foot switch didn't work and it had no
    bass. Had to crank the bass to get any lows at all. So I'll guess it's just to send it back again. I must be cursed when it
    comes to ordering amps from thomann because i had the same experience when I ordered my Windsor.
     
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    Flatfifth New Metal Member

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    I purchased a JCA50H some time ago and experienced the exact same thing. Such a disappointment.
    Got a Blackstar HT50 instead and am pretty happy with it right now.
     
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    Really crap to hear that you guys had such bad experiences, I will admit that the power LED on my JCA20 flickers from time to time, the JCA50 is rock solid despite having taken a bit of a beating from the previous owner. I guess the quality control isn't quite as good as some other amps.
     
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    By the way, just looked in the back of my 50 and it seems the power tubes must have been changed to JJ's by the previous owner, preamp tubes seem to be stock chinese ones though.
     
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    Yeah, I'm no tech nut myself but in hindsight I think a tube swap might have cleared up the issues I had with the first one I ordered. The one I got now that lacks low end is another thing. I feel bummed out because I really like the tones I've heard here, and the character i got from mine even though it was missing loads if bass. it seems that thomann doesn't have the 100h in stock anymore so I'm going to mail them and see if I can get my hands on a new one anyway. If that ain't possible then I'll guess I'll go for a blackstar instead. I'm dead set on getting another amp :kickass:
     
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    Vaggelis_Revolted Guitarist / Novice A.E.

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    The guitarist of my band bought a Jet City 100w Head. This thing is truly awesome! For the price it is a great amp, with character.
    Really love it, probably gonna use it on our album along with my 333xl (interesting to see what 2 amps that cost less than 1000 euros can do)
     
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    well, mine arrived.. then i sold it... and bought an evh 5150iii mini. cool amp though! amazing value
     
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    I really want one of them 5150 mini's myself, no cash just now though.
     
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    Having trouble with the link bro ^ dunno if its just me.

    Done a few things with my JCA100H in the last few months:





    Guitars are loose on the second one though, had to track it too quickly and I think I might have overdone the low mids on both but oh well.
     
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    Sloan Sounds like shit!

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    fuck. like i needed to hear more of this amp. got to record one a while back and it was easy!

     
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    Yeah its quite nice isn't it? It's got this surprisingly forgiving top end in that it always sounds more 'airy' than peaky like a 5150.

    Its got a real shittonne of lower mids though, you really have to scoop a lot of low end gunk to get anything remotely scooped. It's just a good jack of all trades really.
     
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    Dude that Bear Arms mix is AWESOME!
     
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    Thanks man, I always seem to pull my best work with those guys because they've always trusted in what I was doing 100%, it took me a while to warm to that mix - I couldn't appreciate it for a couple of months after I finished but I can kinda dig it a bit more now.

    So glad you posted the clips for this amp though, metal wise I've yet to clear anything as good as that Killswitch tone you got (new reamp sounds sick as well - finally got it loaded) but it's saved my arse more times than I can count and I appreciate that; I had a 5150 before and that thing hated me.
     
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    Owen : the Bear Arms mix and guitar tone are amazing, great job !

    Still have to fix / change a lot of things on this one, but here are some JCA50H guitars (recorded direct + Torpedo PI-101 plugin) :
    ISOLATION Cover 1204 Mix2 Master.mp3
     
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    still super excited to get my hands on one but as you said the distribution in uk has been poor, thomann stopped doing them just as i had the money last time, they say they will have their first shipment later in the year, but its still cheaper for the jca50 on your link there, totally gonna try and pick this up,
     

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