"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
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
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
Connan Mockasin was captured how he uses the legendary transistor JC-120 Jazz Chorus amplifier. The JC-120 Jazz Chorus is one of the few guitar amps that can truly be called a legend. Roland’s long-standing flagship is universally recognized by pros as the benchmark in clean guitar sound, and its rich tone and famous built-in stereo chorus effect have been heard on countless popular songs over its long history. I am not sure about the exact age of the amplifier.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.
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
For the "Field Day" lp and tour, Brian played a 1967 Gibson Firebird 12 string, a 1988 Charvel Model 4 with EMG 81 pickups, and a 1986 Gibson SG with EMG 81 pickups. His amps were two Marshall 100-watt heads, four Marshall cabinets with 35-watt Celestion speakers, and a Roland JC-120. He also used an Alesis Midiverb 2, Roland SDE 1000 delay and Samson Stage Series wireless.more
“Live, I like to use a Jazz Chorus amp and I like to run stereo amps, so I have a Jazz Chorus and I’ve been borrowing various Fender tube amps lately, preferably something with a 1x12, just to get that tube sound on one side and then that super clean side. The Jazz Chorus really works well for the drop-tunings. You get super-clear bass notes, but then with the tube amp, you get some more of the biting mids that warm it up a little. It makes it less sterile, I guess."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
When asked what his main amp is, Colin Newman of [Colin Newman & Corrado Izzo](https://equipboard.com/band/colin-newman-corrado-izzo), [Wire](https://equipboard.com/band/wire), [Githead](https://equipboard.com/band/githead), and [Spigel*Newman*Colin*Malka](https://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 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
A: I’ve always played through a Jazz Chorus amp. G: That’s cool, you’re a solid state girl. A: I just got the Fender recently and had never had a valve amp. I didn’t even know how to work the thing. Standby? What is it that? The Roland Jazz is just on. It has a high and low channel, so now I have to wait! But yeah now I have a Fender Hotrod. I’ve smoked a few Jazz Chorus’s … literally with smoke coming out of them.more
A Roland Jazz Chorus-120 can be seem with A-Chan's gear during the recording of ???????????????.You can spot this amp in most of the live shows of Kinoko Teikoku Note: on her Twitter account there are some pictures of a JC-60,Super-Sonic and other Fender amps but since this has been her main amp I decided to not include them.more
Loud and clean, great chorus and vibrato. But rather noisy (mine is from 1976, new ones might be quieter) and does not take distortion pedals as well as people say. Much better than the average modern solid-stade amp, but nowhere near my LAB Series L5 in quality.