This style of amp is perfect for players who create their tone through pickup and control adjustments, or for those who use external effects to modify their sound. A solid-state effects loop allows users to route time-based effects after both the preamp and master volume control, while the multiple speaker outputs let you plug in either single or dual speaker cabinets.
If you're seeking a classic overdrive tone with vintage-style nuance and real valve touch-sensitivity, the Jet City 20HV is a great-value platform to generate your sound, with classic design touches to match up to any vintage amp. The Soldano-designed preamp gives users access to a highly musical valve response, based on decades of amplifier manufacturing experience.
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The Jet City 20HV is based on the 20H. With a slightly lower output and vintage-style aesthetics, the 20HV is a more nuanced amplifier with a darker and cleaner tone. This single channel amp is ideal for grab and go sessions, where you can quickly plug in and get a great tone with organic valve response and saturation. This amp is perfect for blues players, or for those who like to craft their tone through their pickup and control settings, along with additional effects pedals. With its highly accessible price-point, the Jet City 20HV is the perfect amp for budget conscience players with high tonal demands.
The Jet City is driven by 12AX7 preamp valves for a mid-focussed British-style tone which will cut through the mix. The EL84 power amp valves provide a nuanced response with great touch-sensitivity. The 20 watts of power is a great balance - enough to be heard over a band with real tube saturation at manageable volume levels, yet also ideal for recording, letting you get cranked tones at a sensible volume.
With a single channel, the 20H is a simple-to-use amplifier reminiscent of vintage designs. This is the perfect platform for pedals, letting you shape your tone with both the preamp drive and your own overdrive pedals/boosts. A 3-band EQ, presence control, and depth switch allow you to fully sculpt your tone to match your guitar and desired sound. The preamp is designed by Soldano and gives you access to a professional overdrive sound with a musical response and great versatility.
The 20HV features multiple speaker outputs, ready to integrate with both single and multiple cabinets. An additional FX loop also allows you to integrate your effects pedals - the loop is designed by Mojotone for premium solid-state sound and is connected post-Master volume, so any boosts will gain a transparent volume jump while your effects will be as un-coloured by the preamp as possible.
Launched in 2009, Jet City Amplification aims to produce amplifiers with fantastic tube tones at highly accessible price-points for the average guitarist. Focussing on quality rather than quantity, Jet City uses premium components with simple and focussed touches to provide usable, rugged devices without any superfluous features. Jet City also produces effects pedals, an attenuator, an isolation cabinet, and various other tools for working musicians. Recent Jet City products feature collaborations with world-renowned amp designers and manufacturers, including Soldano, Martin Kidd (formerly of Cornford and now with Victory Amps), and Friedman. These designs provide users with excellent-value access to real valve tone and iconic preamp sounds.