noise gate on jsx? what noisegate.. theres a noise gate knob.. thats it..
if you wanna sound good at a low - mid volume get a jsx.. if u wanna get lost in the mix get a jsx.. ( i know im an @$$, but i dont see what everyone on here raves about them for.. i almost bought one and i regret how close i was to getting it.. if i was playing in a quieter band i would enjoy it.. but not for metal)
This post makes little sense to me. If it sounds good at low volume. Then it sounds good. If your amp is as loud as the human voice. It's loud enough. That's what mics and PA's are for. Unless you're going to be in a garage band and not gig your whole life. then I guess you need a LOUD amp just to hear yourself over a garage band drummer that never learned how to play at a reasonable level. Then again. there are methods to dampen drums. If your giggin, you should be using In-ear monitors anyway.
YOUR AMP DOES NOT NEEEEED TO BE LOUD!!!!
If you can't hear yourself, you probably have the amp behind you, pointing at the back of your legs. Thats retarded if your practicing anyway, unless you have ears behind your knees.
I have done alot of giggin. Opened for a few national touring bands. I have a big rock star friend. With all this. I have never seen the anyone play loud on stage. (edit) with the exception of the Maroon 5 guitar, had his Marshall ALL the way up pointing backwards off the back of an outdoor stage.
John Petrucci does not play loud. His amp is very low level on stage. I know the guy that mixes DT. He told me himself. JP plays as low as possible but just loud enough to get the tone he wants. And he mics his cabs with 2 SM57's.
A voice is loud enough to be picked up and amplified for thousands to hear. An amp just as loud is plenty fine. You could gig with a JSX Mini Col. and do fine.
Now check this out. Instead of spending endless thousands on rack gear, high watt loud guitar heads and 2 4x12s. Buy an amp that sounds good, buy a PA, and use it at practice.
True the JSX inst for everyone. There are people that feel the need to spend more $$ for amps with unusable gain. The JSX is a good clean amp. It takes pedals VERY well. You can coax just about any tone you can imagine out of it. Throw an EQ pedal in the loop, and you'll go crazy deciding which great tone to use.
However, with all that said. I demo'd a JSX combo at GC. And I didn't like it at all. Must have been something wrong with it. But then. i don't like combos personally. I like to have my head right near me when I'm playing so I can make adjustments if I need to, and my cab way off the back of the stage, pointing backwards at that. Because again. I'm not listening to my cab. I'm listening to what the mic is picking up, and adjusting the head accordingly.