Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:31 am Post subject: Jaded Faith Jet City
The long awaited Jaded Faith Jet City. Sadly, I did not get a chance to play it last night. I?m still in the midst of unpacking, but this will get played Saturday when I plan on setting up the Man Cave/Gear Room.
1) Mercury Iron.
2) External test points bias adjust. Amp will accept: 6L6, EL34/6CA7/KT66, 6V6, 5881 and 6550/KT88.
3) Tuning of both channels and cap upgrades.
4) Both channels have three-way Bright switches.
5) The Crunch channel has a switch that provides a cleaner setting.
6) The EQ was tuned and a variable Slope feature was added.
7) Adjustable Negative Feedback option on the rear of the amp; this knob allows fine tuning of the power amp.
Very cool. Would love to her some more clips... if and when you have time. Completely understand the new house situation tho. Congrats!!! _________________ SM: Masholdano, Baseman, Camerock,
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Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:10 pm Post subject:
I just switched from using an RM4 into a Mesa Simul-class 395 stereo power amp to running the RM4 into the loop of a Jet City 50. The loop is before the tone stack and the first time I tried it with the RM4 I thought it sucked. I used the Jet City and RM4 rigs separately for the next year. I recently tried a DigiTech iStomp in the Jet City's loop and found the amp's tone greatly improved. On a lark, I tried the RM4 before the iStomp feeding the Jet City loop and it just buried the Mesa power amp's tone.
I don't fuss with pedals and buffers much, had no idea it could make that dramatic a difference with an amp. I now consider the Jet City without the buffer in the loop to be basically broken. I've had a Voxless for awhile and never really got it to jive with the rest of my modules running through the Mesa. Now it just kills for touch-sensitive grit. I'm calling Rob tomorrow about getting my old base mod Top Boost turned into something new, this Voxless is just nailing it.
Joined: 19 Jan 2009 Posts: 344 Location: Pollocksville N.C. (USA)
Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:17 am Post subject:
That looks great, but...I have to ask...
Isn't that like putting a Corvette engine, racing tires and a premium sound system into a Vega?
I guess you've completely gutted it and reworked things a bit.
I know nothing about electronics, I also have no experience with Jet City amps.
I had a Soldano Hot Rod 100+ and I've played through a Soldano/Caswell X99 and a Lucky 13 (all great stuff).
But I though JC amps were cheap imports of Soldanos basic designs.
Am I wrong?
Why wouldn't you rework a higher quality amp?
Is it more fun, more challenging, more rewarding, cheaper?
Just trying to get perspective....
Not looking for a fight. _________________ My opinion is only valid if you're playing OLDER ROCK.
Joined: 09 Dec 2007 Posts: 908 Location: Calgary, AB
Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:58 am Post subject:
Having owned a Hot Rod 50 before, I can honestly say that JCA's are amazing tone for their price. It won't give you that Soldano magic, but it gets you 85% of the way there, and that their price, it's all win.
I've owned 3 JCA's and have never been disappointed. They not exactly Soldano, but are close enough for budget conscious musicians who want great rock tones in that HR fashion.
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