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« Reply #45 on: Apr 6th, 2010, 3:34pm »

Good Points Tekbow, did'nt know Soldano's were so hard to get overseas.
I have read somewhere but can't remember where at this moment that Mike would sell his company for the right price and retire and build hotrods.
So that leads me to believe that possibly he is planning on a change of direction with Soldano amps.
If so, that would make since with getting involved as a part owner and designer for Jet Cty Amps. Once he designs the amps,others will build them and he still makes the good profits.
I also think he would keep a custom shop open where you could get his flagship amp and one a kind special amps/work.
Who knows, only time will tell what will happen.
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« Reply #46 on: Apr 6th, 2010, 3:41pm »

i really hope this doesn't happen..

I've played since i was 10 years old with a 3 - 4 year break. i ended this break 2.5 years ago, and was fortunate enough to have a good job where i could afford to buy this type of gear, Soldano is just unequalled against anything i've bought or played, and i genuinely couldn't go anywhere else..

guess i better buy a bunch of SLO's so's i can flip em when they become collectors items after mike sells up wink

Soldano: the dumble of the future? laugh except without the crazyiness obscure contract clauses etc etc
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« Reply #47 on: May 4th, 2010, 12:46pm »

The look of the JC is pretty "Toys R Us". I can't see one in my future. It is almost like somebody choosing to help Bugera copy their own amp, destroy the original amp's resale value, and then take a profit in the whole thing. Quite shady from a quick glance.
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xx Re: New Jet City Amplification JCA100H Demos
« Reply #48 on: May 4th, 2010, 4:45pm »

on May 4th, 2010, 12:46pm, 05Softail wrote:
The look of the JC is pretty "Toys R Us".


I agree, the look of the amp alone is a turn off to me.

The Pico looks better, but I'd rather have a real THD.
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xx Re: New Jet City Amplification JCA100H Demos
« Reply #49 on: May 5th, 2010, 1:42pm »

on May 4th, 2010, 4:45pm, bamabluesboy wrote:
I agree, the look of the amp alone is a turn off to me.

The Pico looks better, but I'd rather have a real THD.


Who wouldn't? wink
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« Reply #50 on: Oct 3rd, 2010, 2:10pm »

on May 4th, 2010, 12:46pm, 05Softail wrote:
The look of the JC is pretty "Toys R Us". I can't see one in my future. It is almost like somebody choosing to help Bugera copy their own amp, destroy the original amp's resale value, and then take a profit in the whole thing. Quite shady from a quick glance.


If looks was that inportant just take the chassis and put it in a SLO/Hotrod shell. It's the same size and specs and now it will look like the Black Face SLO's mike made of in a limited run. grin
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« Reply #51 on: Aug 10th, 2011, 8:28pm »

Just to re-open an older thread here. I own the JCA100H and have for 11 months now. I can tell you guys that this amp is the real deal and it is staying with me. I have gone through loads of amps over the past 3 years or so, and this one has definitely impressed me enough to finally keep in my stable! I've bought and sold: Peavey 5150, Marshall JCM 800 2203, Peavey 6505+, Carvin Legacy, Peavey XXX, and a few more. The Jet City just sings to me.

Drew's (FRPC) demos just don't do it justice, it sounds so much better in person. Now he has the overdrive circuit modded to full SLO specs, and sounds even better. I gig with mine regularly, as does FRPC, and have not had one single issue with it. I run mine through a Marshall Powerbrake, then to a Soldano cab with Scumback speakers (Greenbacks and G12H-30s).

No matter how much I praise the Jet City, I still want to do a fair bit of modding to it. I'll always have that bug in me, until some day I happen to get a real SLO wink

I think the Jet City amps have earned the right to bear the Soldano name on the front and back of the chassis. Its not your run of the mill Chinese copy; very well built and sounds AMAZING to boot. This was essentially an effort to get a piece of that Soldano tone for the budget minded masses. So many companies offer budget versions, why not Soldano?

Just thought I'd throw in my two cents.

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« Reply #52 on: Aug 14th, 2011, 2:05pm »

I'm thinking of buying one to use as an experimental/modding platform to avoid too much tinkering with the real deal. So testing on the JC before applying it to my SLO

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« Reply #53 on: Nov 9th, 2011, 04:28am »

New guy here.. Hi all....

I just read this thread and it now has me thinking... I was and still might buy a used HR 50 plus.. but if these Jet City amps sound that good then I just might buy a
JCA50H and save my money up until I can afford a SLO... I can't afford the SLO at this point in time.. but I can buy a JCM50H no problem....

I also like to buy everything I can made in the good old USA... but if I can save all that money why not just go for the "lower end" model until I can get the "real deal" is my thinking.....
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« Reply #54 on: Nov 15th, 2011, 11:30am »

mm the HR50+ is the real deal.. I mean The JCA's are excellent, I will admit having found and played them in the uk now, and they stand up to amps 3x the price etc, but they're not the same as a soldano. I honestly get "buy this until you can afford an SLO" but i think that's doing Mike's other amps grave injustice. the JCA overdriven and crunch sounds are brilliant, but the amps aren't as subtle or versatile overall as the full fat Soldys. As far as the HR 50+, i can get any sound out of it, with one EQ setting. Just needs a little knowledge on the application of your guitars tone and volume controls and a few choice pedals. either this or change your eq per song. The only thing i can't get is a clean spanking fender sound, but we don't buy em for that wink seriously though, a mate of mine borrowed my amp while i was at work, him being a much better player than me and was getting all sorts of jazz, blues, country etc out of it. said he couldn't believe it, has tried to buy it off me any number of times at ridiculous prices, but i won't part with it. I pointed him to the JCA's and he loved it, but said it just wasn't the same.

Still want an SLO though wink might look into it later in the year actually
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« Reply #55 on: Nov 22nd, 2011, 2:12pm »

don't think has been posted yet, interesting if not entirely balanced comparison.

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