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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:38 am 
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Sure the JP-2C sounds amazing on CH2 and CH3. I have not quite exhausted what I can do with the amp on the lead channels. However, I have been enjoying the clean channel more than I thought I would. I am finding myself using the clean channel more than I have with my other amps. It may not have that low gain bite you can get with the TC-50, or the RA100, it lacks the flavors of the Roadster clean channels or the Mark V voices. What it has in common is the fat voice but yet it is more soothing than the rest. I have explored using the 5BEQ with the clean channel but it sounds the best without it. Just guitar and reverb and I am happy. I have many guitars at my disposal but the mahogany body set neck Carvin guitars are my favorites (CT6 which is similar to the PRS Custom 24 or McCarty). Another favorite is a Bolt C (strat style with locking Floyd Rose) with an Alder body and thick maple top loaded with SD "everything Axe" pups. This guitar sounds awesome on the clean channel. I should try to borrow my friends MIM Strat just to hear the difference.

I basically run the clean channel with all the controls at noon. Nice warm and mellow tone that draws you in. Not harsh or brittle or lacking depth. I never thought a closed back cabinet could sound as good. The JP-2C has lots of mojo in CH2 and CH3 but do not forget about the soul in CH1. Sweet ear candy with every note played. I basically use the Mesa Vertical 2x12 most of the time. Once in a while I will use one of the 412 cabs. Love this amp and I question why would I want anything else? Variety is good to have and I do not regret keeping my other amps even though they may not be getting the attention they deserve. There are times I need to put the JP-2C in another room so I can get some time on the other amps. I am very pleased with all of the features the JP-2C has to offer. Very simple to use and I do not have to bother looking up settings in a manual to figure it out.

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Roadster head, OS Recto slant 412 cab (EVM12L-BLACK LABEL)
Royal Atlantic head , Matching Mesa OS Recto slant 412 (V30)
Royal Atlantic Combo, black face (Cream back G12H75)
Mark V combo (Cream 90W Alnico)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:00 am 
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I use the clean channel about 20% of the time, ch.3, 30% & ch.2, 50%. I have my clean dirtied up so that when the guitar volume is all the way, it gets kind of meaty to where ch.2 picks up from there at half volume on the guitar. Ch.2 has the gain at 9-10 o'clock pushed in. Ch.3 has the gain at 3 o'clock pulled and can sound similar to ch.2 when at half volume on the guitar. GEQ2 is set for a lead boost for all channels.
"Mark Knoffler to Pantera on one amp, impressive" as quoted from last Wednesdays open mic.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:38 am 
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Markedman wrote:
I use the clean channel about 20% of the time, ch.3, 30% & ch.2, 50%. I have my clean dirtied up so that when the guitar volume is all the way, it gets kind of meaty to where ch.2 picks up from there at half volume on the guitar. Ch.2 has the gain at 9-10 o'clock pushed in. Ch.3 has the gain at 3 o'clock pulled and can sound similar to ch.2 when at half volume on the guitar. GEQ2 is set for a lead boost for all channels.
"Mark Knoffler to Pantera on one amp, impressive" as quoted from last Wednesdays open mic.


That's exactly how I use mine. Set each channel as dirty as I'll ever need it and use the guitar's controls to bridge the gap. The clean channel has beautiful breakup with all the EQs cranked and can still get sparkly bouncy clean when rolled off. Absolutely seamless. I used my V the same way but if anything the JP sounds even better for my needs. From Beatles to SRV to Thin Lizzy to VH to Metallica to smooth Petrucci leads all from the guitar's controls. Heaven.


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