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Unread 08-23-2013, 07:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Deal Alert - Jet City PicoValve 5 watt tube heads - $99 New....

Just got a new MF Catalog. Looks like this....



The inside back cover.......



The Pico Valve is a Jet City (Designed by Soldano but imported) head. It's a lower powered version of the UniValve that Soldano designed with Andy Marshall (THD). These heads take any octal power tube so you can experiment and have a lot of fun with them, They usually cost $299. I got mine used at Music Go Round and paid $199 (and I love it).

MF has them in the new catalog for $99. Item 430426.

Pregain, Master, 2 watt or 5 watt switch, bright button and bass, middle, treble. Outputs to 4, 8 or 16 ohms. Very touch sensitive. Great little head.





The toaster chassis is built like a tank. Very cool head for $99.

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Unread 08-23-2013, 07:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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killer. on my way to get one!!
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tried a few different things and they all stayed $299....oh well. I will try again tomorrow.
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Re: Deal Alert - Jet City PicoValve 5 watt tube heads - $99 New....

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Re: Deal Alert - Jet City PicoValve 5 watt tube heads - $99 New....

Im wondering if this is a typo. $99 is realy cheap for that amp. MF website is $299.99
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Mine is on the way. Thanks, Studio1087!!!!!
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Re: Deal Alert - Jet City PicoValve 5 watt tube heads - $99 New....

Here's the deal... I'm on the phone with customer service. I was told the prices in the September catalog begin in September... but they are giving me the $99 price, since I phoned in and asked about it.

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Thanks for posting this! At $99 there is no reason not to pick one up! I am going to give my rep a call tomorrow and see if they can throw in some free shipping
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Re: Deal Alert - Jet City PicoValve 5 watt tube heads - $99 New....

Free shipping already... over $25 order.

Surf the site, and have your order ideas ready to go at the same time. I also got a hard Gator case, normally $79, I hesitated at the price, she got it dropped to $45.
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I'm going to buy this so hard in September! Thanks Studio 1087!
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A SWEET little head for a hundred clams?!!

I'm gonna be all over this like white on rice come September.
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Any feedback on the Jet City Combo below it? That look really sweet for $299
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Fun little amp and at 99 bucks... geez, I'm going to have a hard time explaining that box coming in the mail
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Fun little amp and at 99 bucks... geez, I'm going to have a hard time explaining that box coming in the mail
Send it to my house, I'll take good care of it for you.
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Re: Deal Alert - Jet City PicoValve 5 watt tube heads - $99 New....

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Any feedback on the Jet City Combo below it? That look really sweet for $299
It's like the JCA20H head with tube reverb added in a 1x12 combo. I have the JCA20H head and two of the JC1x12 Eminence cabs. Lots of gain. Sounds like a Marshall. You can buy a JC 1x12 cab and set it under that Combo and make a compact Mini Stack. They're the same size. The combo amp will power a second cab.

Both deals are good deals.

I am a believer......

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Hmmmmmmmm Might be time to supplement my Little Night Train
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It's like the JCA20H head with tube reverb added in a 1x12 combo. I have the JCA20H head and two of the JC1x12 Eminence cabs. Lots of gain. Sounds like a Marshall. You can buy a JC 1x12 cab and set it under that Combo and make a compact Mini Stack. They're the same size. The combo amp will power a second cab.

Both deals are good deals.

I am a believer......

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I want to hear about your JCA20HV. How does it sound? What cab are you using? Give a review!!
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WTF? the iron and chassis alone worth more than 99$!
i would snatch one.
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It's like the JCA20H head with tube reverb added in a 1x12 combo. I have the JCA20H head and two of the JC1x12 Eminence cabs. Lots of gain. Sounds like a Marshall. You can buy a JC 1x12 cab and set it under that Combo and make a compact Mini Stack. They're the same size. The combo amp will power a second cab.

Both deals are good deals.

I am a believer......

http://emob86.photobucket.com/albums...ps95a299ad.jpg
Yeah, the combo deal is pretty good, too. I got mine a couple years ago when they were that very same price...$299. Nice amp and adding the matching extension cab is the way to go. That's what I did and I gig with mine and love it!
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Re: Deal Alert - Jet City PicoValve 5 watt tube heads - $99 New....

Wow, its legit. I just placed my order for the JC Pico Valve. It's $99.99 just as advertised. But to get it now, you have to call and get them to approve it.
so done deal. Free shipping and no tax in NH and was told will ship Monday and be here mid-late week

Thanks very much for posting this John. I have almost bought one of these a few times in the past, but for some reason I held off. But at $100 its a steal.
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Any feedback on the Jet City Combo below it? That look really sweet for $299

I have one (JCA2112RC) I bought it several years ago, and I also got it for 299.00.

I like it. I like it a lot....

The knock on them is they have no clean headroom, and that's pretty much true. They aren't made for that...so...

I gig mine, and have had no problems. I have put new tubes in it, which I like better. The best thing I did was put a WGS Retro 30 in it, I really like what that did for the amp. It wasn't so much that I hated the Eminence in it, but I really like the Retro and had put one in another amp.

I play in a cover band. I set mine for a bit of overdrive, back off the guitar volume for clean and use pedals to get hairier. I'm pretty happy with the little guy. My bandmate/other guitar plays through a Fender Super Reverb and while he definitely has me on "cleans" my little $300 amp does quite well in all other respects.

In a live setting, playing in a small bar it works just fine.
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I want to hear about your JCA20HV. How does it sound? What cab are you using? Give a review!!
It has about half the gain of the JCA20H and much more bass. The V has clean and loud spank kind of like my Deluxe Reverb. If you crank the pre gain all the way you can get classic AC/DC style crunch but you can still hear the guitar jangle which is what I like.

The older H will go into California Nu-Metal gain which I don't care for. I like to hear the guitar's natural personality through the crunchiness.

The V has the bass switch which really fattens the warmth and spank. It will power 2 8 ohm cabs and I have it plugged into two Marshall MG cabs now ( yes; cheapies bought on Craigslist for about $120 each as part of a midlife crisis but they have import Celestion speakers and sound ok for the money).

I am considering smaller/ better cabs for the V head. I love the Jet City Eminence 1x12's. They are oversized 1x12's and they have great bottom and I like where they break up. You couldn't ask for more for $169.

I have a YouTube video with the V head and a Tele. I should make a Humbucker video. I used a 20% coupon on the head. Paid $320. It's one of the nicest things that I've bought in a long time.
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Re: Deal Alert - Jet City PicoValve 5 watt tube heads - $99 New....

Yeah, I'm buying this on Friday. It's too good a deal to pass up. I just hope they have some left!!
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Re: Deal Alert - Jet City PicoValve 5 watt tube heads - $99 New....

Thanks. Just ordered mine for $99 AND...

they're shipping to Canada!!! (Trust me, that's a big deal)

I even spent the $9.99 for the extended 2 year warranty, which is something I never do, but she went to a bit of trouble to track down a manager and save me $200, I figured what the heck.
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I wish I lived in the US.... Those deals don't really exist here
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Got one... Thanks for the heads up!!!
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Thanks for the heads up as I don't think I would have known about this otherwise!
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So it'll be $99 in Sept.? That is a steal. It says $299.99 right now to me.
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