"The Fender has also got the best reverb, so I just let the Roland handle the top end most of the time; it's a dream and sounds great. It's something that I wanted to get together for a long time. On the first long British tour I used either one or the other depending on what sounded good in the sound check."more
On the [Gear page](http://www.billyduffy.com/gear/roland-jc-120-amplifier/) of Billy Duffy's website, he says, "The JC has been around, knockin’ around, and I’ve used it a lot. Basically has an amazing clean tone — a great chorus sound. It’s unbeatable. It’s become kind of a signature. You can definitely hear it on Dream Time and Love a lot. If you listen to 'Sonic Temple,' it’s featured there as one of the layers of the sound.”more
He used to play on this amp, according to this Boss interview: "Did you ever use the Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus amp?" "Yeah. I used to play a pair of those. I used those when I played the second Us Festival . That was during the So What [solo] album. There’s film footage of that out there."more
*Guitarist* magazine writes in this [1985 November issue](http://www.armouryshow.com/media/interviews/1985-11-00_The_Guitarist-John_mcgeoch_01.jpg) that John played out of a Roland JC120 amp.
In [this article](http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/dec04/articles/classictracks.htm?print=yes) on the making of "A Forest" from the Cure's album *Seventeen Seconds*, producer Mike Hedges recalls the gear used by Robert Smith in the studio. "[His] guitar went through a Roland JC120, close-miked with a Shure SM57 while a Neumann U47 was positioned about three feet away."more
When asked what his main amp is, Colin Newman of [Colin Newman & Corrado Izzo](http://equipboard.com/band/colin-newman-corrado-izzo), [Wire](http://equipboard.com/band/wire), [Githead](http://equipboard.com/band/githead), and [Spigel*Newman*Colin*Malka](http://equipboard.com/band/spigel-newman-colin-malka) responds, "I'm using a [Roland] JC-120. That's because it's got a simplicity about it that I like. It's in stereo — well, it's got a stereo out but no stereo in. But if you mic up both of the speakers, you do get a stereo picture...Stereo is quite important to me. Most of the guitars on Red Barked Tree and other Wire records always are all stereo. I love stereo guitars. I think having one guitar on the left and one guitar on the right mainly sounds stupid. If you want to make a wall of sound, stereo is very good." Taken from this [Guitar World interview](http://www.guitarworld.com/interview-wire-guitarist-colin-newman-bands-new-live-album-gear-and-plans-future).more
**What are using for amps these days?** I prefer a Fender Twin for the most part. I was one of the first to use a Twin; I got one in Detroit and liked the extra bite. I like a fat, warm sound, so I set the Treble lower, the Bass medium, and pump up the Middle. I sometimes use a Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus as a substitute. When I don’t have to play loud, I might use an old Polytone or Heritage Kenny Burrell amp. I am also checking out the new Fender George Benson 1×12 for smaller gigs.more
This for all my cleans its just the bestcleans you'll ever get ya know!
**What amplifiers have you used over the years?** Keep in mind, there’s a difference between my relationships with all of these realities than most guitar players. In my case whatever comes up from social opportunity is useful. I adapt to it. If a Roland JC-120 is available to me, it’s because Tom Glenn from Roland Corporation, a good friend and former student, had one shipped to me as a gift. And therefore that’s what I used. Finally, the more active I became and have become, the more difficult it became to depend on personal items. For years I relied on riders to make instruments available on the road. I came to find out that in most cases Fender amplifiers and Roland JC-120s were the most available and I specified a second amp in case the first one was damaged. When this proved unreliable I was open to change for practical purposes.more