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Jaded Faith Jet City

Post by drewiv » Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:31 am

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.

Modifications:
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.

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https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=917865154894566

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=917867678227647

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=917873394893742
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Post by Spencer4hire » Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:43 am

Looks sweet. I bet it will sound awesome! Rob does great work.

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Post by lintycreep » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:27 am

Very cool. Would love to her some more clips... if and when you have time. Completely understand the new house situation tho. Congrats!!!
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Post by Oregon » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:01 am

Yeah Drew - clips when you are able. Pretty interesting upgrades here!
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Post by webrthomson » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:11 am

Nice - love the fact the MM iron is the same colour as the power switch - very coordinated :twisted:

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Post by Mattfig » Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:22 am

Would love clips!
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Post by JKD » Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:24 am

This is bad-ass, look forward to hearing it!
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Post by Jacksauce » Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:43 pm

Classy... Would like to hear comparisons to an RM with an equivalent SLO module
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Post by trimix » Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:10 pm

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.

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Jet city

Post by thanster2000 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:01 am

Looks very cool.
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JET CITY

Post by thanster2000 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:02 am

Post up some clips please
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Post by Jaded Faith » Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:08 am

Here are some clips done while bench testing. Playing is courtesy of Tim Marks and it's captured on a Zoom Q2HD. He's using a Gibson Les Paul through a Avatar 2x12 with Celestion Creamback H's:

Clean: http://youtu.be/qvSnzlbWydk
Crunch: http://youtu.be/7HHbUSCA-EE
High Gain: http://youtu.be/PW7xKe54ITc
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Post by deansredhalo » Thu May 07, 2015 4:01 pm

This is amazing! I have taken an affinity to the JC stuff lately...and this mod sounds absolutely killer.

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Post by guitarcomet » Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:17 am

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....
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Post by buriedorburned » Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:58 am

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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