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  • Fender Twin 65 Reissue or Roland JC-120

    Which would you pick??I am looking for a great clean sound. I know the Fender twin 65 ri is a great amp but I have heard of reliabilty issues. The JC-120 is a great amp but ss. Which to pick?? I appreciate any input.
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    Both are great for cleans but the feel is what stands out most IMO. The Twin will give you a thick snappy round response and the JC will give you a more hi-fi shimmer.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by 4nkam
      Both are great for cleans but the feel is what stands out most IMO. The Twin will give you a thick snappy round response and the JC will give you a more hi-fi shimmer.

      MJ


      Thanks for the input. Would I be correct to say that the Fender twin may be more pedal freindly as opposed to the JC-120?? In my situation I am using a Roland VG-88.
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        • #5
          This is what I suggest for great clean sounds, with the added bonus of the most gorgeous reverb and trem you'll ever want to hear (and they can be had for cheap -- got mine a few months ago on ebay for $350).

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          • #6
            I really have 3 choices

            Fender Twin 65RI
            Fender Vinbroverb RI
            Roland JC-120

            Right now am leaning towards the JC120 b ecause of the stereo chorus and 120 watt combo.SS but no tubes to worry about.Hope I am on the right track.
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            • #7
              upon further inspection the Fender Twin 65 RI is a Limited Edtiton run #63 out of 300. This is tough.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by KjStrat62
                upon further inspection the Fender Twin 65 RI is a Limited Edtiton run #63 out of 300. This is tough.


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                • #9
                  Both will have a great clean sound.

                  The Twin will likely sound more traditional, and also "warmer". (there's an overused amp-adjective for you) The Roland has a really crystaline, glassy preciseness to it.

                  I think either will take pedals well, but the Twin will respond better to ODs/distortions. With the Roland, however, you can run just about any delay/verb/modulation out front and still get a very clear sound.

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                  • #10
                    The JC120 has a reputation for great cleans and, of course a fantastic chorus. It also has some of the worst on-board distortion I have ever heard.

                    The 65 Twin RI is also a great clean amp with tube reverb and vibrato (tremolo). But at 85 watts, you really have to be in a huge hall to crank it.

                    The Vibroverb, at 50 watts, will get crunchy at a slightly more manageable volume level. But it costs twice as much as the Twin.

                    If your main goal is super headroom and you can depend on pedals for dirt, go for the JC120. Of course, you won't be able to get the full effect of some pedals, like boosts, since there won't be any tubes to drive.

                    And, the JC120 is HEAVY. Make sure you get casters. Or you could also try a JC90.
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                    • #11
                      my take...get the limited edition twin...those are really cool amps and it'll hold it's value....

                      i wouldn't touch a jc-120 even if it was free....i think they sound horrible.....

                      have you played 'em?....lot's of folks like all of them but what matters is what you think....personally i'm not a huge fan of the twin either...but that's me......all that really matters is what you like.....

                      for clean amps i like ampeg, hiwatt, marshall for tube and old kustoms and peaveys for solidstate.....

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                      • #12
                        It's a no brainer - Fender Vibroverb - and make sure you get a TAN one!

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                        • #13
                          the JC-120 is great with pedals as all BOSS pedals are designed and tested using one
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                          • #14
                            jc120 if you want super clean, sparlky... and no maintenence, plus it's cheaper... but if you really like that fender sound, a twin is never a bad idea.. i think i prefer jc120, or a smaller tube amp.. the chorus on the jc120 is unbelievable
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dave esmond
                              i wouldn't touch a jc-120 even if it was free....i think they sound horrible.....


                              That's funny that you say that because I grew to feel the same way about them, having had one for four or five years. I grew to dislike the sound so much that it was relegated to being a keyboard amp. Sure it's great and transparent for effects, but I'm a guy who digs the sound of an overdriven amp, too, and you're not gonna get that here. The sound of a JC-120 chorus almost makes me puke nowadays.

                              Very reliable, great if you want to use it as a transparent amp, but I still hate them.

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