The Roland Jazz Chorus is legendary for clean tones and chorus sounds that are achieved by the stereo speaker setup. And This is the JC22, a smaller, home version of the classic clean amp.
It's solid state, meaning that instead of tubes you have transistors in the circuit which optimize it's clean sound. Chimey, warm and sparkly are the words that would spring to mind.
The sound of chorus is when the same signal comes out with a miniscule delay create a flangery, washy type sound and is easily imitated by guitar pedals. The JC22 can do it for real with 2 speakers on board giving you a very wide, lush chorus sound. The on-board reverb is incredible too, and even when cranked you can still hear your guitar cutting through.
Due to the amps clean headroom, it will take pedals really well and is even clean enough to act as a monitor for amp-modelling effects.
Perfect for home
With 2x 6.5" speakers it's not too loud for home use, and will look really classy in the lounge or front room. Perfect for practice, or just jamming at home especially if you want a rich, wider guitar tone that you'd normally get from a small cheap practice amp.
Here's what Roland say
Legendary Tone for Your Home
The JC-22 Jazz Chorus delivers Roland’s classic JC clean tone and famous Dimensional Space Chorus effect in a compact amp that’s perfect for playing at home. Offering the essential features of the popular JC-40 in an even more scaled-down size, this versatile stereo amp is also great for intimate performances and recording. A high-quality reverb complements the onboard chorus, and there’s also a stereo input on the front panel for plugging in modelers, multi-effects, and stereo stomps. Built to the same standards of sound and durability that the long-running amp series is noted for, the JC-22 makes legendary JC tone more accessible than ever.
Legendary JC guitar tones in an ultra-compact stereo amp.
- Legendary Roland JC clean tone in an ultra-compact combo
- Stereo 30-watt amp with two 6.5-inch speakers
- Stereo input for true stereo sound with modelers and stereo effects pedals
- Signature Dimensional Space Chorus effect for expansive stereo sound
- High-quality reverb effect
- Footswitch jacks for turning onboard effects on/off
- Stereo effects loop for connecting external effects
Iconic JC Clean Tone and Built-In Effects
Around the world, the Roland JC series is renowned as the benchmark in clean guitar amplification. With the JC-22, you can now have that authentic tone in a light, compact package. Two independent power amps and custom-designed speakers deliver the genuine clean sound of the larger JC amps, while the trademark Dimensional Space Chorus effect fills the room with immersive 3D sound. The amp also includes a great-sounding reverb that operates in true stereo for rich, expansive tone.
The Ultimate Home Amp
For playing and practicing at home, there’s no better platform than the JC-22. Its classic clean tone is ideal for use with all types of stompbox pedals, and you can even plug in stereo effects devices for wide, inspiring sound. The JC-22 works great with stereo-capable delay, reverb, and modulation pedals, and it’s also perfectly suited for advanced gear that employs amp modeling, multi-effects, and/or synth capabilities.
Connect and Control
The JC-22’s rear panel is filled with connectivity options. There’s an effects loop for patching in mono or stereo effects, and you even have your choice of series or parallel operation. Line Out jacks give you a convenient direct feed to a mixing console or recorder, while plugging into the Headphones jack automatically mutes the onboard speakers for quiet practice sessions with phones. There’s also support for optional footswitches, which allow you to turn the JC-22’s chorus and reverb effects on/off while playing.