Roland announces the JC-40 Jazz Chorus


The JC-40 Jazz Chorus delivers Roland’s renowned “JC clean” tone and signature stereo chorus effect in a compact combo amp with evolved features. Much like the flagship Roland JC-120 amp that this new model is based on, the JC-40 offers a classic stereo clean sound. There’s also a true stereo input for enhanced performance with stereo effects pedals, guitar synths, amp modelling gear, and multi-effects. Additionally, the JC-40’s on-board effects include newly added features and updated sounds that support the modern guitarist today.


  • Legendary Roland “JC clean” tone in a small, gig-ready combo amp
  • Stereo 40-watt amp with two 10-inch speakers
  • Stereo input enables players to get true stereo sound with modellers and stereo effects pedals
  • Signature Dimensional Space Chorus effect for expansive stereo sound
  • Built-in vibrato, distortion, and reverb effects, newly evolved for modern styles
  • Footswitch jacks for turning on-board effects on/off while performing
  • Stereo effects loop for connecting external effects

Roland JC-40 Jazz Chorus amplifier

The JC-120 Jazz Chorus amplifier has two custom-designed 10-inch speakers which deliver a punchy stereo sound. The durable, road-tough construction ensures years of reliable operation on stage and in the studio.

The JC-120 also includes on-board effects – all newly refreshed for enhanced performance. The trademark Dimensional Space Chorus stereo now offers selectable fixed or manual modes for increased tonal range. Renewed vibrato and reverb effects are on hand, and both operate in stereo for a rich enhanced performance. There’s built-in distortion as well, updated with a smooth, satisfying tone that’s great for all types of music.

With its front-panel stereo input, the JC-40 allows players who use stereo effects devices to achieve a wider palate of sounds. The amp’s rich clean tone lets you get the most out of external stereo pedals like delays, reverbs, and various modulation effects. It’s also perfectly suited for advanced equipment that employs amp modelling, multi-effects, and/or synth capabilities, such as the GT-100, GP-10, and ME-80 from BOSS and GR-55 guitar synth from Roland.

If you create your sound with stomp-box pedals, there’s no better platform than the classic JC-40 Jazz Chorus. The rich, neutral sound won’t colour your basic guitar tone, perfect for hearing exactly what your pedals put out.

The JC-40 Jazz Chorus’ rear panel is filled with connectivity options. There’s an effects loop for patching in mono or stereo effects, with a choice of serial or parallel operation. Line Out jacks give you a convenient mono or stereo feed to a mixing board or recorder, while the headphones jack is great for quiet practicing with your setup late at night or on the road. There’s also support for optional footswitches, allowing you to easily turn the JC-40’s chorus/vibrato, reverb, and distortion effects on/off while performing.


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