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  • #31
    Originally posted by UncleDig


    The VG-88 will do all of the work for you, so the JC-120 should be in a position to just amplify the final signal, without too much overdrive or distortion happening in the amp. The thing has miles of clean headroom.

    It takes pedals well, but not when you are trying to overdrive the JC120 like you would a tube amp. As long as your od/dist is handled without needing an extra stage of preamp work, it will sound great.

    I often use a Roland GP-100 into a JC-120, and it sounds amazing (and yes, I'm kind of a tube snob)

    Dig


    That was my exact after thought. The VG88 will provide the ground work. The amp will simply amplify!!Thankd for your input
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    • #32
      A freind in town here said don't get the Roland JC-120 you'll regert it. He says his built in chorus on his Crate 50 is better. I would have to disagree. Read this Uncle Dig. What you think??
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      • #33
        I think you're friend feels good about his Crate... but doesn't know what the hell he's talking about

        The chorus on the JC-120 is so spacious and good because it is true stereo, with the signal being modulated between two separate 60 watt power amps. Depends on your definition of "good" - but that's about as sweet as it gets.

        No one has even mentioned the vibrato yet, but used sparingly, it's another of the JC's cool features.

        I own 2 1980s model JC-120s. I've never played through a Crate. Maybe I'm biased...

        I'd bet a 6 pack of good beer that if you heard the Roland and the Crate side by side, you'd laugh at your friend

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        • #34
          Originally posted by UncleDig
          I think you're friend feels good about his Crate... but doesn't know what the hell he's talking about

          The chorus on the JC-120 is so spacious and good because it is true stereo, with the signal being modulated between two separate 60 watt power amps. Depends on your definition of "good" - but that's about as sweet as it gets.

          No one has even mentioned the vibrato yet, but used sparingly, it's another of the JC's cool features.

          I own 2 1980s model JC-120s. I've never played through a Crate. Maybe I'm biased...

          I'd bet a 6 pack of good beer that if you heard the Roland and the Crate side by side, you'd laugh at your friend

          Dig


          nah you not biased at all IMHO. I use a old ampeg ss-140c which also has stereo chorus (or vibrato if depth is set really high) that sound great. But I really like the jc-120 better. I have heard most of the crates out there and they are sounding better every year, but never have I ever heard any single speaker cab that sounds better then a stereo chorus (let alone a crate).

          If you can find a ampeg ss-140c you might like it better, it also got a bright toggle switch that makes it shimmer very nice. IHMO the jc-120 is better

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          • #35
            Originally posted by UncleDig



            I often use a Roland GP-100 into a JC-120, and it sounds amazing (and yes, I'm kind of a tube snob)

            Dig


            I have used a Tonebone Classic through both JC-120 (rented) and my own JC-77 and they both sound really satisfying.
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            • #36
              Originally posted by UncleDig
              I think you're friend feels good about his Crate... but doesn't know what the hell he's talking about

              The chorus on the JC-120 is so spacious and good because it is true stereo, with the signal being modulated between two separate 60 watt power amps. Depends on your definition of "good" - but that's about as sweet as it gets.

              No one has even mentioned the vibrato yet, but used sparingly, it's another of the JC's cool features.

              I own 2 1980s model JC-120s. I've never played through a Crate. Maybe I'm biased...

              I'd bet a 6 pack of good beer that if you heard the Roland and the Crate side by side, you'd laugh at your friend


              Ditto
              Dig
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              • #37
                I have a Twin and a Peavey Stereo Chorus 212. The Peavey is similar to the Roland jc-120.

                I think that the jc-120 or a Peavey Stereo Chorus would give you the sound you're looking for.

                http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/Data/Peavey/Stereo_Chorus_212-01.html

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                • #38
                  I have both an 80's roland jc120 and a 70's fender twin. If i could only have one in my house i would have the fender. But if i were taking it on the road the fender is very heavy weightwise, mine seems almost twice as heavey as the roland. Not just heavey but uncomfortably heavey. The jc is very clean. Both are very loud!!!

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by UncleDig


                    The JC120 can't be beat for cleans, and for reproducing broader freq ranges. It's not quite a "full freq range" amp, but it's close. Often used as a keyboard amp for this reason.

                    Rock on. And switch that chorus on every now and then and experience the bliss.

                    Dig


                    eeeeeeh I don't know if it's the best clean amp. I've used a Lab Series L5 for years and the mixture of the Moog Filter and the compressor allow me to dial out some great cleans.

                    My guitar player uses a JC-120 sometimes and yeah it's load and clear, but I always get fatigued after playing about twenty minutes of Beebaa solos.
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                    • #40
                      Go with whichever one sounds best to you.

                      They are both good amps, and as mentioned they both have pro's & con's. I play a Fender tube amp (USA Hot Rod Deville 2x12)
                      and I can vouch for the fact that Fender amps take pedals very well.
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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by SASQUATCH
                        Go with whichever one sounds best to you.

                        They are both good amps, and as mentioned they both have pro's & con's. I play a Fender tube amp (USA Hot Rod Deville 2x12)
                        and I can vouch for the fact that Fender amps take pedals very well.


                        Since this post I opted for another amp which I have have had for a while now. A Fender Vibroverb 63 RI. No complaints here hence no more amp post!!!
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