Roland JC-40 Jazz Chorus 40-watt 2x10" Stereo Combo Amp

40-watt 1-channel 2x10" Stereo Guitar Combo Amplifier with Distortion, Vibrato, Chorus, Reverb, Effects Loop, Line Out, and Stereo Inputs - Black
Roland JC-40 Jazz Chorus 40-watt 2x10
Roland JC-40 Jazz Chorus 40-watt 2x10
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Classic Jazz Chorus Tone in a Compact Package

In your search for amazing and detailed clean tones, you need to check out the Roland JC-40 Jazz Chorus combo guitar amplifier. This 2 x 10", 40-watt combo gives you the classic clean sounds of its big brother the JC-120 in a compact package. An updated selection of iconic effects include chorus, vibrato, reverb, and distortion. And if you have a stereo processor or keyboard, the JC-40 features stereo inputs as well as outputs and an effects loop. Get the ultimate in clean tones with the Roland JC-40 Jazz Chorus combo.

Roland JC-40 Jazz Chorus Combo Amplifier at a Glance:
  • A compact Jazz Chorus
  • Modern effects for today's musicians
  • A completely stereo signal chain
A compact Jazz Chorus

The original, and much loved, JC-120 hit stages all over the world in 1975. Now, 40 years later, the JC-120 remains in high demand by musicians around the world. The Roland JC-40 Jazz Chorus combo amp continues in the rich tradition of the original in a smaller, lower-wattage package with a few tweaks for today's players. It sports dual 20W amps and two custom 10" speakers to give you that lush, stereo image and big Jazz Chorus sound. If you want one of the classic and ultimate clean sounds, then you need to check out the Roland JC-40 Jazz Chorus.

Modern effects for today's musicians

The Roland JC-40 Jazz Chorus combo amp is loaded with classic effects that have been updated for today's musicians. Roland's famous Dimensional Space Chorus stereo effect has been upgraded with selectable fixed or manual modes for wider tonal ranges. The vibrato and reverb have also been updated with rich, deep stereo sounds. And the footswitchable distortion circuit now gives you a smoother tone that is great for all styles of music. No matter what type of gig you have, the Roland JC-40 Jazz Chorus combo amp has the tones and flexibility your want.

A completely stereo signal chain

Sweetwater knows that the Jazz Chorus has long been a favorite among keyboard players and guitarists looking for a clean foundation to run their effects and amp processors through. The Roland JC-40 Jazz Chorus has addressed these players by including a front-panel stereo input. You also get a stereo line out and a stereo effects loop. No more lugging two amplifiers or taking your favorite stereo sounds/patches into mono, the Roland JC-40 Jazz Chorus amp lets your sound live in its glorious and full-sounding stereo image.

Roland JC-40 Jazz Chorus Combo Amplifier Features:
  • The classic Jazz Chorus sound in a smaller-sized combo
  • Stereo 40-watt amp powers two 10" speakers for large sound
  • Mono or stereo input for use with guitars, keyboards, multi-effects processors, and more
  • Built-in effects include vibrato, chorus, distortion, and reverb
  • Stereo effects loop lets you hook up your favorite effects
The Roland JC-40 Jazz Chorus combo amp delivers classic Jazz Chorus sound in a compact package!

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Tech Specs

Type Solid State
Total Power 40W
Speaker Size 2 x 10"
Effects Yes
Reverb Yes
Inputs 2 x 1/4"
Outputs 2 x 1/4" (Line), 1 x 1/4" (Headphones)
Footswitch I/O Yes
Effects Loop Yes
Height 17.16"
Width 23.31"
Depth 9.88"
Weight 34.83 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number JC-40

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Perfect amp

Got this for my son, a serious jazz guitarist finishing high school in a top notch program. It was a big investment and he was unsure what he wanted, but knew he wanted something with a really clean sound, soary on the high tones. His jazz teacher bought the 120-watt version of this and he was blown away. We got him this 40-watt version and he is thrilled with it - says it is exactly what he was looking for. We had great help from Sweetwaters. Thank you!
5/5

roland jc 40

Love this amp,I had been wondering why Roland hadn't built a smaller unit for like the 120. This thing is smooth as it gets, I can only say you need to try it.I have plenty of amps to compare it to ,fender Princeton, deluxe revered, and a mustang.the jc40 is just as good as any of them. The tone is top shelf, I like a good tube amp,but this amp is good.
5/5

Roland JC40-perfect Cleans

This amp sounds exactly how I wanted it to. It is a dead-on, super clean amp that translates pedals and the guitar's tone perfectly. Please be aware the demos for this amp do not do it justice. I generally do not like chorus effects, but once engaged it opens up the amp into fantastic ambient goodness. It definitely nails that Candlebox clean tone I was looking for. As always, thanks to Dennis Konicki for being the super salesman he is. Definitely worth the price.
5/5

Worth Every Penny.

Just tried one of these guys out, and was absolutely blown away. Plenty of volume, classic look, incredible vib/chorus, stereo, great EQ...I could go on. The cleans are the best I've ever heard, period. (The distortion is the only iffy thing, but who doesn't own an overdrive pedal?) Can't wait to buy one!
Music background: Student, Composer, Performer
5/5

Guitarist

This is a fabulous tone monster. The purest, transparent clean sound that has been the "Holy Grail" for the guitar for 40 years. Spencer Kennedy at Sweetwater went the extra mile to make sure that I was being taken care of every step of the way. Again, Roland did their due diligence in making sure that now, 40 years later this model does the job like no other 40 watt amp in the world. The patented Jazz chorus clean sound is at your finger-tips as soon as you plug in. The reverb is very usable and spacey in character, while the updated chorus is very 3-Dimensional. When adding the Distortion in the mix, you get smooth, even order harmonics like an old tube amp. I am very happy to add this amp to my Blues Cube with the EJ tone capsule.
Music background: Teacher/Musician on guitar for over 45 years

Sweetwater Advice

Roland JC-40

The JC-40 is a clean machine that delivers wonderfully three-dimensional sound by splitting the dry and wet signals between the two 10" speakers. The range of the vibrato and chorus controls can move between subtle warbles reminiscent of Mike Stern's and John Scofield's old recordings, to twisted, psychedelic modulation when the effects are maxed....
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Roland JC-40

The JC-40 is a clean machine that delivers wonderfully three-dimensional sound by splitting the dry and wet signals between the two 10" speakers. The range of the vibrato and chorus controls can move between subtle warbles reminiscent of Mike Stern's and John Scofield's old recordings, to twisted, psychedelic modulation when the effects are maxed....
read more

Roland JC-40

The JC-40 is a clean machine that delivers wonderfully three-dimensional sound by splitting the dry and wet signals between the two 10" speakers. The range of the vibrato and chorus controls can move between subtle warbles reminiscent of Mike Stern's and John Scofield's old recordings, to twisted, psychedelic modulation when the effects are maxed....
read more
See also: Combo Amps, Roland, Roland Guitar Combo Amps