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Roland Jazz Chorus 40th Anniversary 2x10

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Jazz Chorus 40th Anniversary 2x10

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The JC-40 Jazz Chorus delivers Roland's renowned "JC clean" tone and signature stereo chorus effect in a compact combo amp with evolved features for the modern guitarist. Like the flagship JC-120 amp that it's based on, the JC-40 offers a classic stereo clean sound that's a perfect palette for tone shaping with stompbox effects. Now, there's also a true stereo input for enhanced performance with stereo effects pedals, guitar synths, amp modeling gear, and multi-effects. In addition, the JC-40's onboard effects include newly added features and updated sounds to support the needs of today's players.

Features:

• 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

Specifications:

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

Controls:
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

Indicator: POWER

Connectors:
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

Accessories:
Owner's manual
Power cord

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 (excluding AC Adaptor): 15.8 g (34 lbs 14 oz.)

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Best intermediate amp out there 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Brantford, Ontario
Among my amps I have a boss katana, vox valvetronics, EVH 5150 origin and fender blues junior iv and this one stands above them by a mile, sparkling cleans, crisp and tight slightly driven tones and searing leads with the distortion cranked. The built in vibrato/chorus sounds heavenly, the controls are simple and straightforward anyone can use the amp to find a tone they like . Cannot recommend this amp highly enough
Posted by Tyler on Mar 17, 2024
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jazz chorus 40th anniversary 2X10 5 of 5 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Winnipeg (Wall St), Manitoba
very warm, clean and responsive. set the controls at zero bass and treble and full middle to get a bell like jazz tone (the way grant green used to set his amp). the preset chorus setting and airy true stereo from the two 10's is luscious.
Posted by michael on Jun 5, 2021
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Best Classic Solid State Amp 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Edmonton South, Alberta
Similar to the big brother the hefty JC120. This is much more portable and very pedal friendly, whether through the front input or through the effects loop. It also is very clean, loud and the speakers hardly break up at all. I actually keep the volume at 2 and its plenty loud. The killer is using the built in vibrato or chorus with the reverb at halfway, Suddenly the amp practically blows up with space filling sound. Its unbelievable through those two speakers. Just don't use the distortion as its not good. It drastically changes the amp tone. Use an overdrive or distortion pedal instead. I almost went for the JC22 but you need the vibrato as part of that iconic sound which is not in Roland's smallest amp. The JC40 checks all the boxes for me without the killer weight.
Posted by Music Mike on Jan 24, 2021
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SOUNDS HUGE 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary East, Alberta
This amp is very easy to get a good sound, but turn the treble down and don't use the bright switch. This amp can be harsh in treble. Don't use the distortion either. Its usable on its own but the second you turn it to 1 it drastically changes the tone.Distortion is not the point of this amp. The reverb in combination with the vibrato or chorus is amazing. Putting a delay through the effects loop and an overdrive through the front completes a go to rig for me. I would get a footswitch to control the chorus unless you like it on all the time. I always thought solid state was thin and brittle but this amp is the best clean tone I have ever heard.
Posted by Mike on Jan 14, 2021
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Chorus never sounded so good! 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Waterloo, Ontario
Great amp to channel your inner 80's. Stereo input is great for feeding your digital delay or reverb straight into the front of the amp. Sound of the chorus is really next level. You have to hear it to believe it. Nice size for carting around. Not to heavy, but big enough it sounds like a full amp. Amp Distortion is quite usable too, sounds very much like a blues driver pedal to me.
Posted by Scott on Sep 1, 2018
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Great but hiss remains 12 of 12 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Ottawa, Ontario
I had a Roland JC-120 in the 90's and it was great, but hefty and loud - it also had an annoying hiss. Well guess what, we're in 2018 and Roland has not decided to release an updated and smaller version, great right? well they decided not to address the annoying hiss which is clearly present in the JC-40. The hiss is instant as soon as you turn on the amp - this with nothing plugged into its inputs. The hiss will get worse if you increase the volume or even worse if you use the Bright function. Yes it is true that it's "white noise" so less obstructive when you're playing but it's annoying if you're a subtle player and/or doing studio recording. I also run a Roland Cube 80 XL, which has zero hiss. I tried two different brand new units, both were the same - at the store, at home and in the studio. So be aware of this, reflected in my overall 4 star rating. I love everything else about this amp, mostly the sound texture and the stellar response. But at this high price point and in today's tech age, amp hiss? An expensive compromise.
Posted by Pierre on Jan 25, 2018
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Great amp for cleans and more! 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Waterloo, Ontario
As many have said, the amp has an excellent "clean" sound. I can play it very quietly in one room but when you turn it up at all it will start to buzz. This is not noticeable when you are standing with it cranked a bit. I bought the amp because it does double duty as a stereo keyboard amp. Overall, a gorgeous amp to play because it is so accurate and flexible: keyboard, archtop, electric, pedals: they all sound great!
Posted by Ted Parkinson on Dec 7, 2017
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Very surprised 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary Chinook, Alberta
I was always a Fender blackface fan for clean but the Roland attracted me for 80s tones. As opposed to Fender, the Roland clean is even cleaner however I found the bright switch to be too bright and not like Fender at all. The amp really shines when the vibrato or chorus is used with reverb.Despite its compact size, this amp is loud. The smaller speakers do have a slight honkiness to them though which was hard to tame. There was a lack of bass. I found I had to crank the bass and almost turn the mid control off. The distortion channel had a slight volume drop as well once it was turned on. Don't expect a high gain monster here either. Over the years most never used the distortion in the JC 120 but I found it useable in the 40 with an overdrive. Its no frills but it works. Just think The Cult, Flock of Seagulls, The Police and you get the idea.
Posted by Mikey on May 17, 2017
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Studio Chorus Amp 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Nanaimo, British Columbia
I tried the JC40 down in Victoria on a Godin Multiac. Damn. It sounded good. It took a month or two before I purchased one for my home recording space. I own a Roland KC880, too. I LOVE this amp on my Multiac recording guitars. It needs EQ attention on my telecaster or Gibson......but I will never regret adding this to the arsenal.
Posted by Mike on Aug 21, 2016
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Killer Clean/ Lush Chorus 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Peterborough, Ontario
The fortieth anniversary version of the JC120, this model offers more features in a lighter package and at a better price. With headroom through the stratosphere and a lush, true stereo chorus that will take your breath away this could easily become your 'go to' amp. If you want a dirty crunch or any effect, this is the amp to plug your favourite pedal or effect into without colouring them. This is a true, very loud forty (2x20) watts! Many famous bands recognized the qualities of the JC120 (The Police,The Beach Boys, Aerosmith, Pat Metheny etc.). This has it in spades. A real gem!
Posted by Carl on Aug 8, 2016
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Rolan Jazz Chorus 40 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
I love the amp. I never thought that I would like a solid state amp this much but I have never heard a clean sound like this. It takes to pedals really well. Weighs hardly anything. Cuts through very well, yet still has plenty of bottom end. I can feel the floor shake as I crank it up.
Posted by James on Jun 14, 2016
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The Cleanest, Small, Solid State Combo On The Market 9 of 9 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Brampton, Ontario
This amp is packed with features, Stereo effects loop, Stereo 1/4 line outs, Stereo Inputs for stereo effects, updated distortion circuit, pure roland chorus/vibrato onboard effects and more! I can't get enough of this amp, been using it at band rehearsal with mono and stereo effects rigs and sound sits right in the mix with the rest of the band. I use the onboard chorus effect because whats better than the lush stereo 3D roland chorus effect! Made out of good materials, knobs are of Roland JC quality, 2x10" Roland speakers, and dead quiet operation. Getting much more usage then my tube amps!
Posted by anonymous on Dec 20, 2015
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