Roland Jazz Chorus JC-120 2010s Black

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $440$700

The JC-120 ranks as Roland's most iconic guitar amplifier. The long-running flagship of the JC or Jazz Chorus series, the JC-120 was widely used in the late '70s and '80s by New Wave and Metal players who appriciatiated its durability and low price tag compared to higher-end tube-based Marshalls. Today, players looking for the iconic New Wave tones of bands like the Talking Heads and the Police often look to Jazz Chorus series amps from Roland. Most players have been roundly dismissive of the onboard distortion channel, but frequently laud the glistening clean tones and chorus/vibrato effect. 

Years of Production:
 1975 - present

Electronics: 60 + 60 watts, solid-state signal path, 2 x 12-inch speaker 

Effects: Onboard vibrato/chorus channel with Speed and Depth controls

Controls: Volume x 2, 3-band EQ per channel, Distortion, Reverb

Notable Players: Andy Summers, David Bryne, James Hetfield

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