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  • Coyote
    ROTH ARMY SUPREME
    • Jan 2004
    • 8185

    Jet City... Amplification

    So I've been looking at these for a while now...
    Apparently it's a Mike Soldano designed amp (who also owns a third of the company), manufactured in China (to keep the costs down).

    JCA100H:



    Later, this came out (basically the same head with a "depth mod")





    The prices? Local market prices the first one at a little under 400€. The HDM is a bit under 500€.
    Needless to say I'm interested...
    Why settle for something you have, if it's not as good as something you're out to get?

    Originally posted by Seshmeister
    It's like putting up a YouTube of Bach and playing Chopstix on your Bontempi...
  • Nitro Express
    DIAMOND STATUS
    • Aug 2004
    • 32809

    #2
    Chinese quality can be hit and miss. I bought some machinist tools made in china but they were made for their own industry and not for export. The quality is very high and just as good as you would see in German or Swiss made tools but the price is far below what you would pay for those. It's all about how good the quality control is. You can get good quality out of china but that has to be a goal of management. China is like the wild west. It's grown so fast it's hard to regulate anything and some cash in the right palms makes heads turn the other way. People take advantage. It's starting to clamp down. They are intentionally slowing their economy down to deal with their pollution problems.
    No! You can't have the keys to the wine cellar!

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    • Hardrock69
      DIAMOND STATUS
      • Feb 2005
      • 21888

      #3
      I like the sound. Good grind, with just the right attack, and a reverb that sounds realistic, but is not (as it is set in the demo) too overbearing.

      But I would expect nothing less from something Mike is associated with.

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      • kentuckyklira
        Veteran
        • Sep 2004
        • 1776

        #4
        I have a 2x12 cab of theirs. The speakers were run of the mill but the cab itself is well made. It looks like it could take a beating.
        http://images.zeit.de/gesellschaft/z...ie-540x304.jpg

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        • jhale667
          DIAMOND STATUS
          • Aug 2004
          • 20929

          #5
          Sounded pretty cool in the demos... I figure it can't suck too bad if people are bothering to emulate it - it's a model in one of the amp sims I use.




          Originally posted by conmee
          If anyone even thinks about deleting the Muff Thread they are banned.... no questions asked.

          That is all.

          Icon.
          Originally posted by GO-SPURS-GO
          I've seen prominent hypocrite liberal on this site Jhale667


          Originally posted by Isaac R.
          Then it's really true??:eek:

          The Muff Thread is really just GONE ???

          OMFG...who in their right mind...???
          Originally posted by eddie78
          I was wrong about you, brother. You're good.

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          • ELVIS
            Banned
            • Dec 2003
            • 44120

            #6
            Amp sims fucking suck donkey dicks, dude...

            Stop fooling yourself...

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            • jhale667
              DIAMOND STATUS
              • Aug 2004
              • 20929

              #7
              Wasn't the point, asshat. But they still sound better than just throwing a mic in front of your shit anywhere... as we've heard.
              Originally posted by conmee
              If anyone even thinks about deleting the Muff Thread they are banned.... no questions asked.

              That is all.

              Icon.
              Originally posted by GO-SPURS-GO
              I've seen prominent hypocrite liberal on this site Jhale667


              Originally posted by Isaac R.
              Then it's really true??:eek:

              The Muff Thread is really just GONE ???

              OMFG...who in their right mind...???
              Originally posted by eddie78
              I was wrong about you, brother. You're good.

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              • jhale667
                DIAMOND STATUS
                • Aug 2004
                • 20929

                #8
                The point was if the Jet City totally sucked no one would be bothering to emulate it.
                Originally posted by conmee
                If anyone even thinks about deleting the Muff Thread they are banned.... no questions asked.

                That is all.

                Icon.
                Originally posted by GO-SPURS-GO
                I've seen prominent hypocrite liberal on this site Jhale667


                Originally posted by Isaac R.
                Then it's really true??:eek:

                The Muff Thread is really just GONE ???

                OMFG...who in their right mind...???
                Originally posted by eddie78
                I was wrong about you, brother. You're good.

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                • ELVIS
                  Banned
                  • Dec 2003
                  • 44120

                  #9
                  I wouldn't mind a Jet City amp...

                  But seriously, the sims are fun to play with but there's no real dynamics that breathe and push air...

                  I recently sold all of my Behringer stuff and have been steadily replacing everything in my audio recording chain...

                  I now have two completely analog tube driven channel strips complete with compressor, EQ, limiter, de-esser, exciter, expander and gate...

                  Those are then sent to another tube preamp with optical output straight to a mac...

                  I'm currently looking for a multi effects unit with zero digital noise...


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                  • Nitro Express
                    DIAMOND STATUS
                    • Aug 2004
                    • 32809

                    #10
                    Originally posted by jhale667
                    Wasn't the point, asshat. But they still sound better than just throwing a mic in front of your shit anywhere... as we've heard.
                    Most the recording now is digital so really. Does it make that much difference that the amp sound is modeled? It seems to be the live sound isn't as good with modeling as opposed to a real tube amp. That being said, you can get a whole lot of tone variety for the buck and the convenience of moving it around easy. It would be interesting to do an experiment in a club and see if the audience can actually tell the difference.
                    No! You can't have the keys to the wine cellar!

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                    • Coyote
                      ROTH ARMY SUPREME
                      • Jan 2004
                      • 8185

                      #11
                      Originally posted by Nitro Express
                      Most the recording now is digital so really. Does it make that much difference that the amp sound is modeled? It seems to be the live sound isn't as good with modeling as opposed to a real tube amp. That being said, you can get a whole lot of tone variety for the buck and the convenience of moving it around easy. It would be interesting to do an experiment in a club and see if the audience can actually tell the difference.
                      Something to do with the physics of sound...
                      Why settle for something you have, if it's not as good as something you're out to get?

                      Originally posted by Seshmeister
                      It's like putting up a YouTube of Bach and playing Chopstix on your Bontempi...

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