JOYO JCA-12 "Beale Street" 12W Tube Guitar Amplifier
JOYO JCA-12 Beale Street 12W Tube Blues Amplifier Head
Named after the birthplace of Blues - Beale Street, Memphis - the JOYO JCA-12 is made to reproduce the iconic 1950s American blues sound. Featuring 12AX7 preamp tubes, normal and bright channels with high and low inputs and a universal tone control, the JCA-12 is a vintage tone machine.
Through the 1920s - 40s, Beale Street was the home of many blues legends. Names such as Muddy Waters, Louis Armstrong and B.B. King and countless others all passed through the bars and restaurants, performing and developing the history-making Memphis blues sound. The JOYO JCA-12 reproduces that iconic tone with ease.
Class-A Tube Circuitry
The JOYO Beale Street amplifier produces the same great American blues sound of the 50s, thanks to the classic 1950 style amplifier circuitry. The stable, clean sound of earlier amplifiers is recreated thanks to a matched pair of 6V6 output tubes, but when you crank it up, the 12AX7s produce a wild overdrive that is uncontrolled yet sweet. The 5Y3 rectifier tube creates a natural feeling of compression or "sag" soughtafter by many vintage tone enthusiasts.
Two Channel Control
The simplistic design of of the Beale Street allows for easy tone control, though the amp is not without variety. "Bright" and "Normal" inputs have their own tone controlled via the single tone control knob, and by adjusting each channel's volume. Drive the tubes and bring up the volume to really hear the Beale Street blues sound at its best.
- Top-mounted Carry Handle For Ease of Transport
- Dual Inputs with Individual Volume Control
- Single-dial Tone Control
- Stylish Vintage Amplifier Design
- Model: JCA-12
- Instrument Inputs: 4x 1/4" (6.35mm) TS
- Speaker Outputs: 8Ω/16Ω
- 2x 12AX7 Preamp Tubes
- 2x 6V6 Output Tubes
- 5Y3 Recitifer Tube
- Weight: 8.5KG
- Dimensions: 448 x 196 x 226mm
Great Amp for the proceBy: Anonymous on 19 May 2019This is a Fender Tweed Deluxe 5E3 clone, it delivers that classic Fender clean, and great over-driven sounds. Think Neil Young, Billy Gibbons, Mike Campbell and Rory Gallagher among others. The only downside is that the pre amp stage contains 2 12AX7's where as the Fender it's based on had one 12AY7 and one 12AX7, the manual says you can swap out one of the 12AX7s for a 12AY7, but doesn't tell you which on. FYI it's the one closest to the input jacks.