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Old 08-14-2017, 01:10 PM
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The jc120 imho is one of the best amps ever made, especially for jazz. So for a dorm room and in that price range... +1 on the Cube with the jc120 model.
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:38 PM
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The jc120 imho is one of the best amps ever made, especially for jazz. So for a dorm room and in that price range... +1 on the Cube with the jc120 model.
I played one extensively in the late 80's. The effects are pretty awful. Core tone? Fabulous!
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Old 08-14-2017, 04:48 PM
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Last year I was in a tiny jazz club in Austin, and heard one of the best jazz sounds/set-ups I've ever heard.
And I was shocked when I watched a really young guy, w/ a vintage fender deluxe reverb playing a Les Paul. No pick, no effects. I talked him up between sets, complimented him, he said it was all tone and volume controls on guitar, and a light touch. I think it's all about practice and hearing the jazz sound you like.
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Old 08-14-2017, 06:19 PM
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Last year I was in a tiny jazz club in Austin, and heard one of the best jazz sounds/set-ups I've ever heard.
And I was shocked when I watched a really young guy, w/ a vintage fender deluxe reverb playing a Les Paul. No pick, no effects. I talked him up between sets, complimented him, he said it was all tone and volume controls on guitar, and a light touch. I think it's all about practice and hearing the jazz sound you like.
The George Benson signature Fender amps are based on the hotrod and twin series.

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Old 08-14-2017, 06:33 PM
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Last year I was in a tiny jazz club in Austin, and heard one of the best jazz sounds/set-ups I've ever heard.
And I was shocked when I watched a really young guy, w/a vintage Fender Deluxe Reverb playing a Les Paul. No pick, no effects. I talked him up between sets, complimented him, he said it was all tone and volume controls on guitar, and a light touch. I think it's all about practice and hearing the jazz sound you like.
Similar story here: best mainstream jazz tone I ever heard was back in the mid-70's, two-pickup Gibson Johnny Smith through a silverface Deluxe Reverb with a JBL and a little 'verb dialed in to give it some "air" - amp probably weighed almost as much as a Twin, but delivered that sweet, rich "tone you can eat with a spoon" that represents the Holy Grail of electric jazz guitar in spades...
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:35 PM
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Similar story here: best mainstream jazz tone I ever heard was back in the mid-70's, two-pickup Gibson Johnny Smith through a silverface Deluxe Reverb with a JBL and a little 'verb dialed in to give it some "air" - amp probably weighed almost as much as a Twin, but delivered that sweet, rich "tone you can eat with a spoon" that represents the Holy Grail of electric jazz guitar in spades...
Nice....!!

I have a Limited Edition '65 DRRI with a Cannabis Rex. I bet the Silver Face with JBL sounded very sweet!

But in the end.... My son would prob be fine with a SS amp. Tubes can be problem sometimes. Plus they are costly to maintain.

Good thread! Thanks for the replies.
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Old 09-04-2017, 02:59 PM
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Pick the kid up a Roland JC 40 for $600 either 36 or 48 months interest free right now from the big music retailers. I think it come in at about 34 lbs.
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