Roland Jazz Chorus JC-55
Roland Jazz Chorus JC-55

Jazz Chorus JC-55, Solid-State Combo Guitar Amp from Roland in the Jazz Chorus series.

lugduweb 05/16/2013

Roland Jazz Chorus JC-55 : lugduweb's user review

« Huge sound from a lightweight! »

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Jazz Chorus series with the JC-77 and JC-120.
Manufactured from 1987 to 1994
2 X 25 watts
2 x 8" (8-ohm) speakers, ROLAND Heavy Duty Transducer
Inputs: High/Low jack
Controls: distortion/Volume/Treble/Middle/Bass/Reverb
Effects: distortion, reverb, chorus
1 x 3-way "chorus" switch
2 chorus controls (rate, depth)
Connections on the rear
Footswitches with FS1/FS2 option
Chorus, Reverb and Distortion
2 line outs: effect/mixed (recording / console / other amps / monitoring ...)
Weight: 26.4 lbs
Dimensions: 20" x 15.7" x 8.2".


Classic configuration.
You can easily find the manual online to make yourself an idea.

I only regret that the controls on the front panel are placed vertically and if you put the amp too high up, you'll have a hard time dialing in without groping.


I use it with and without a Digitech RP 1000 + Fender Stratocaster signature SRV guitar.
Music: rock/blues


I only got it recently, but I'm very happy with my purchase.
Clean sounds are awesome (especially for blues), the amp distortion is average, but pushing it you can get pretty decent results, contrary to what others have written.
It's also very good with the effects pedal because the amp doesn't alter the sound of the pre-modeled amps, which is what I was looking for.