Played one of the new ampeg Jet J-20s

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  1. Mastervolume

    Mastervolume Member

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    WOW what a great little amp. I guess it is handwired and looked like it has that jensen alnico in it. I couldn't get a bad sound out of the amp regardless of where the controls were.

    Amazing trem.

    This one is on my short list for sure.
     
  2. Dale

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    How is the headroom on it?
     
  3. Mastervolume

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    About like a princeton reverb. There is some but I think that it really does that kinda tweed meets blackface tone really well.

    If you are looking for cleans I'd do something else. This has a really swampy feel with some great chime thrown in for extra measure.
     
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    Looks like a cool grab and go, especially at 25 lbs! What is the $$ on these?
     
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    Ampeg just sent a Jet J-20 one of my students (he's Duff McKagan's lead guitar player in his solo band, Loaded). He brought it to his last lesson, and all I can say is WOW!!! That tremolo is just spectacular. I'm not sure on the cost, but whatever it is, it's worth it!!!
     
  6. Mastervolume

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    700-800 bucks.
     
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    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    800 is okay I spose...but I just got a '61 Mercury for a little over half that :)

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    Nice!!!:AOK
     
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    cool man, thanks for the post. Been looking for someone who's played one.
     
  12. Mastervolume

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    Yes but the speaker is better than what came stock in the 60s and the grill cloth isn't dirty. ;)
     

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