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xx New Jet City Amplification JCA100H Demos
« Thread started on: Mar 1st, 2010, 8:48pm »


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xx Re: New Jet City Amplification JCA100H Demos
« Reply #1 on: Mar 2nd, 2010, 04:00am »

I think it sounds damn nice for an amp that cheap.

Pity he doesn't show how the touch sensitivity is (few ampreviewers do btw).

Probably a nice platform for Technical experiments I guess...

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xx Re: New Jet City Amplification JCA100H Demos
« Reply #2 on: Mar 2nd, 2010, 5:53pm »

really cool amp, for sure.
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« Reply #3 on: Mar 2nd, 2010, 8:40pm »

I can actually say i like it alot. I think it would be a great amp to use if you want that cheap old school vintage vibe without having to spend 3K for a boutique amp to get it.
And the build quality is damn nice to for being made in China. Some players just don't have the coin for high end amps even though they would love to have one.
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« Reply #4 on: Mar 2nd, 2010, 9:33pm »

And he's using an EBMM Petrucci in Mystic Dream with it to boot. Nice! smiley
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xx Re: New Jet City Amplification JCA100H Demos
« Reply #5 on: Mar 3rd, 2010, 4:12pm »

I may make a few of you guys mad by saying this, but.....

Some parts of the whole "Jet City" thing kind of upsets me.

I at least wish Mike would not put the "Soldano" name on the front and back.

Don't get me wrong, I’m sure it sounds nice.

I just don't like to see a $300 Chinese amp with Soldano written on it. undecided undecided
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xx Re: New Jet City Amplification JCA100H Demos
« Reply #6 on: Mar 3rd, 2010, 8:04pm »

You may have to get use to it because Mike is going to make a Killing off of the sales of these amps. All he has to do is design it,Not build it,and get a hefty profit from it because he's 1/3 owner of it.
And i firmly believe he will eventually sell Soldano off,but keep his custom shop open for custom work and the real SLO in the future.
What's going to happen is people will see the Quality build in these hand made amps from China that are inspected here in the U.S. before sold and say, "I can get the Soldano sound without paying 3K to 4K" and they will start selling like hotcakes.
The word is just starting to get out,wait until they really take off. Now i'm not saying they are a SLO cheap because there's only One Real SLO as we all know.
But now players are going to realize the JCA100H sounds almost identical to the Hotrod/Avenger amps at half the price. And the JCA100H has the Lead Gain of the SLO. Not Deyoung trannies,but the same curcuit and layout design.
Why would a player pay $2550 for a HotRod/Avenger new when thay can get a equalivent design for $899 with the SLO Gain from Jet City Amplification. Sure it's hand made in China and not in America, but damn they do sound really good.
To me they have that dirty Bad-Boy R-N-R sound of yesterday instead of the boutique perfect high-end sound that everyone already has now and currently uses.
Kind of like going back in time again for the not so perfect sound and making you fingers do the talkin. grin

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« Reply #7 on: Mar 4th, 2010, 1:27pm »

i think the amp sounds great!

that last clip demo sounds an awful lot like my slo in the mix.

i dunno what to think. i have never been into exclusivity, but it makes me wanna pic one up just to gig with!
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xx Re: New Jet City Amplification JCA100H Demos
« Reply #8 on: Mar 4th, 2010, 2:56pm »

Awesome sound but they have to do something about that goofy logo ...
makes the amp look like it should be on the shelves at Toys'R'Us ... rolleyes ... here, I officially offer to re-design it for free!
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« Reply #9 on: Mar 4th, 2010, 3:03pm »

Doug @ JCA are offering different front grills. In different colors and metal grill. You can buy them for about $15 and just leave the logo off if you don't like them.
That's what i'll do when i pick one of those JCA100H amps up this week.
Check them all out at JetCityAmplification Facebook pics.
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xx Re: New Jet City Amplification JCA100H Demos
« Reply #10 on: Mar 4th, 2010, 3:22pm »

on Mar 4th, 2010, 2:56pm, iggs wrote:
but they have to do something about that goofy logo ...


I agree, the logo is ugly and cheap looking.....

It is Chinese though undecided


on Mar 3rd, 2010, 8:04pm, JB6464 wrote:
You may have to get use to it because Mike is going to make a Killing off of the sales of these amps.



More power to him. I like the SLO and use it exclusively, but it bothers me that he is just another person outsourcing jobs to Communist China. angry


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And i firmly believe he will eventually sell Soldano off



Maybe Peavey is interested? wink


on Mar 3rd, 2010, 8:04pm, JB6464 wrote:
What's going to happen is people will see the Quality build in these hand made amps from China that are inspected here in the U.S. before sold and say, "I can get the Soldano sound without paying 3K to 4K”



Then what’s the point of buying a Soldano ? huh





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« Reply #11 on: Mar 4th, 2010, 6:32pm »

yeah

he may be cutting his own throat with the hot rod avenger business.

but level stratification is pretty common in business.

you offer product for all levels

low

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« Reply #12 on: Mar 4th, 2010, 6:59pm »

I don't think the JCA amps are considered low-end because it's Hand Made in China and not in America. Hell, most amps made here in the U.S.A. are made mostly with foreign parts,just assembled here.
Once people see the quality boards and craftsmanship inside the JCA amps exactly like the HotRod/Avenger amps have , they will buy the JCA for over half the price of a HotRod/Avenger amps.
Mike would'nt put his name and reputation behind the JCA amps if they were cheap and a fire hazard.

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xx Re: New Jet City Amplification JCA100H Demos
« Reply #13 on: Mar 5th, 2010, 12:28am »

So if we wanted to pair and compare, it looks like this:

JCA100H = Hot Rod 100+
JCA50H = Hot Rod 50+
JCA20H = Atomic 16

JCA2112RC = Astroverb 16
JCA5212RC = Lucky 13 + Reverb-O-Sonic Crunch?

PicoValve = THD Univalve
ZT Mini = 10lbs 200W Class A/B by ZT Amplifiers

Stealth ISO USB = Eminence designed ISO Cab with builtin USB

Lots of gain and effects pedals on the way!!??!!

It also appears they will offer a black metal and different colored front grills/baffles for $10 than just the standard blue+stripe.

All this info is on their Facebook page from NAMM.

To my ears, from the couple amps I've heard, they don't sound 100% like a Soldano, maybe 80%-90%.
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« Reply #14 on: Mar 5th, 2010, 3:03pm »

Told you I would start a ruckus by saying what I did earlier. I just haven’t seen any posts yet saying they do not like the Jet City Amps. So I thought I would be the first (and maybe the only one).

I don’t have a problem with Mike’s involvement on the Jet City stuff. He’s just trying to make a buck like everyone else in the world. I just don’t like the “SOLDANO” font on the front and back of these amps. I think it cheapens the actual USA model Soldano name. I would rather him leave the name off the front chassis and put “designed by Mike Soldano” just on the back. And not to write the word “Soldano” with the official Soldano amp font.

I don’t like Bogner stuff, but when they joined forces with Line 6, I thought the same thing.

I feel the same way about Gibson, Marshall and Fender. I think it cheapens their name by selling an affordable alternative that forces them to produce it overseas. I use Gibson guitars & I don’t have a problem with Epiphone, but they do not need to keep putting that goofy “Gibson” name on the Epiphone truss rod cover. Same goes for Marshall. Marshall was and still is the pioneer of rock amplification. Their Handwired and even their printed circuit board Vintage reissues are GREAT amps and sound wonderful, but the MG line is junk.

I know these companies (including Soldano) now have to do these things. If I were them, I would have to do it too. It’s just sad to see that you have to do this to stay afloat these days.


on Mar 4th, 2010, 6:59pm, JB6464 wrote:
I don't think the JCA amps are considered low-end because it's Hand Made in China and not in America.


The Vox Night Train is a 15 watt watts that is $500 (made in Vietnam)
The Egnater Rebel is 20 watts and $600 (Made in China)
The Orange Tiny Terror is 15 watts and $575 (Made in China)

These are just a few small tube heads also made overseas. I'm positive they use pretty cheap components made by cheap labor. I would think the 20 watt Jet JCA20H head made in China priced at $333 would be considered just by the sticker price sight a cheaper product compared to these don’t you? The Jet City 20 watt head costs 33% less than a 15 watt Vox tube head made in Vietnam!!! That sounds like a cheaply made amp to me.

$800 for a 100 watt head like the JCA100H sounds pretty cheap to me too.

You are right, these things will sell like hot cakes and Mike is going to make some serious money off these because they are cheap and sound pretty good for most “gainiacs” out there.

But China is a bad place. Despite the fact that they basically own us now, they treat their citizens terribly. They oppress their people by have extremely low work wages, bad working conditions and almost no restrictions on child labor. Their Communist government controls everything and offer the people little to no freedoms.

But hey, they sure do make a Jet City amp affordable to us Americans.

Lord knows we don’t want to have to spend more money on quality American products that keeps jobs and economic stability alive in these United States and would send a message to China that we don't like the way they treat their citizens and govern their country.

Let me clear, I do own gear made overseas. Mostly PA gear and small items like cords and such. But it was by force and not choice. Try finding some of that type gear that is still made here. Better yet, it’s even getting harder and harder to find anything in Wal-Mart or Lowe’s made here. I can guarantee you that I find out where something is made before I make any purchase and “buy American” first, even if it costs me more money.

I still prefer English made Celestions over US made Eminence Speakers; but I will not buy Chinese made Celestions unless I absolutely have to. It’s not that they sound bad, because they sound real good, almost indistinguishable. It just the principal of the matter………You dig?
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