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[NAMM] Roland celebrates 40 years of Jazz Chorus

The Roland Jazz Chorus series of guitar amps has turned 40, and the brand celebrates the event with the new JC-40 that is introduced at Summer NAMM.

You’ll find on the new Roland JC-40 the classic JC Clean as well as the stereo chorus effect that made the fame of the Jazz Chorus series. This new edition is based on the JC-120 model with enhancements, such as a true stereo input on the front panel to accommodate true stereo effect pedals, guitar synths and multi-effets. The built-in effects have also been improved.


  • 40W guitar combo amp
  • Left/mono and right inputs
  • Effect loop with 1/4” send and left/mono and right returns
  • 2 x 10” speakers
  • Controls: volume, 2-band EQ, distortion, reverb, speed, depth, as well as Bright, Vibrato/Chorus and effect loop switch
  • 1/4” TRS headphone output
  • Footswitch input to control the built-in effects
  • Dimensions: 592 x 251 x 436 mm
  • Weight: 15,8 kg

Discover the new JC-40 at and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Jazz Chorus on the dedicated website