Roland JC-40 Jazz Chorus Guitar Amplifier
JC Clean: The Benchmark in Clean Guitar Tone
For 40 years, players around the world have revered the iconic clean voice and huge stereo sound of the JC-120 Jazz Chorus amplifier. With the JC-40, you can now enjoy this genuine, industry-standard tone in a scaled-down amp with innovative modern refinements. Two independent power amps and custom-designed 10-inch speakers deliver punchy stereo sound that won't get buried in the band, while durable, road-tough construction ensures years of reliable operation on stage and in the studio.
Famous Stereo Chorus and Other Effects
Beyond its stellar clean tone, the JC-40 includes onboard effects, all newly refreshed for enhanced performance. The trademark Dimensional Space Chorus stereo effect fills the stage with immersive 3D sound, and now offers selectable fixed or manual modes for increased tonal range. Renewed vibrato and reverb effects are on hand, and both operate in stereo for rich, deep performance. There’s built-in distortion as well, updated with a smooth, satisfying tone that’s great for all types of music.
Stereo Input for Multi-Effects, Modelers, and Synths
With its front-panel stereo input, the JC-40 allows players who use stereo effects devices to achieve wide, inspiring sound without having to carry around two separate amps. The amp’s rich clean tone lets you get the most out of external stereo pedals like delays, reverbs, and various modulation effects. It’s also perfectly suited for advanced gear that employs amp modeling, multi-effects, and/or synth capabilities, such as the GT-100, GP-10, and ME-80 from BOSS and GR-55 guitar synth from Roland.
Ideal for Pedal-Based Players
If you create your sound with stompbox pedals, there’s no better platform than the classic JC clean amp. The rich, neutral sound won’t color your basic guitar tone, perfect for hearing exactly what your pedals put out.
The JC-40’s rear panel is filled with connectivity options. There’s an effects loop for patching in mono or stereo effects, and you even have your choice of serial or parallel operation. Line Out jacks give you a convenient mono or stereo feed to a mixing board or recorder, while the headphones jack is great for quiet practicing with your setup late at night or on the road. There’s also support for optional footswitches, allowing you to easily turn the JC-40’s chorus/vibrato, reverb, and distortion effects on/off while performing.
- Legendary Roland “JC clean” tone in a small, gig-ready combo amp
- Stereo 40-watt amp with two 10-inch speakers
- Stereo input enables players to get true stereo sound with modelers and stereo effects pedals
- Signature Dimensional Space Chorus effect for expansive stereo sound
- Built-in vibrato, distortion, and reverb effects, newly evolved for modern styles
- Footswitch jacks for turning onboard effects on/off while performing
- Stereo effects loop for connecting external effects
Rated Power Output: 40 W
Nominal Input Level:
INPUT L/MONO, R jacks: -10 dBu (1 M ohm)
EFFECT RETURN L/MONO, R jacks: -10 dBu (22 k ohms)
EFFECT RETURN L/MONO only: -10 dBu (11 k ohms)
Speakers: 25 cm (10 inches) x 2
- POWER switch
- BRI (Bright) Switch
- VOLUME knob
- TREBLE knob
- MIDDLE knob
- BASS knob
- DISTORTION knob
- REVERB knob
- SPEED knob
- DEPTH knob
- VIB/CHORUS switch
- EFFECT LOOP switch
- INPUT L/MONO, R jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
- LINE OUT L/MONO, R jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
- PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch TRS phone type
- FOOT SWITCH (CHORUS VIBRATO, REVERB, DISTORTION) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
- EFFECT LOOP SEND jack: 1/4-inch phone type
- EFFECT LOOP RETURN L/MONO, R jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
- AC IN jack
Power Consumption: 43 W
Options: (sold separately)
Footswitch (BOSS FS-5L, FS-6, FS-7)
SIZE AND WEIGHT
- Width: 592 mm/23-5/16 inches
- Depth: 251 mm/9-15/16 inches
- Height: 436 mm/17-3/16 inches
- Weight: 15.8 kg/34 lbs 14 oz.
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
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