Roland JC-40 Jazz Chorus Solid State Guitar Amplifier


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Roland JC-40 Jazz Chorus
Roland JC-40 Jazz Chorus

The Roland Jazz Chorus proved to the world that solid state amplifiers can offer a musician just as much as a tube amp. The most important thing to know about the Jazz Chorus is that it’s not intended to reproduce the sound of a tube amp. Rather, it’s meant to highlight all of the positive aspects of a good solid state amp. It’s has a very punchy tone, with every note being incredibly articulate. While it does handle gain well, it’s best suited for jazz, country, or ska/reggae.

Another factor that works toward the articulate sound of the JC-40 is that it has two 10” speakers. While this does somewhat limit its warmth, it does a lot to help your guitar cut through a mix. Though it does cut well, due to the fact that it’s only 40 watts you may need to mic it if you plan on playing live.

The JC-40 also has the trademark chorus effect the amp is known for, as well as vibrato, distortion, and reverb. The amp also has a footswitch (purchased separately) which you can use to switch the onboard effects on and off.

Lastly, the JC-40 also has stereo capabilities. This allows you to use stereo chorus and delay without having to purchase a second amp.


  • 40 Watts
  • Two 10” Speakers
  • 3-Band EQ
  • Reverb
  • Distortion
  • Chorus and Tremolo
  • Headphone Out
  • Line Out