Ibanez Tone Blaster 412A
Ibanez Tone Blaster 412A

Tone Blaster 412A, 4x12 Guitar Cabinet from Ibanez in the Tone Blaster series.

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King Loudness 08/30/2011

Ibanez Tone Blaster 412A : King Loudness's user review

"Not bad for the price"

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The Ibanez Tone Blaster TB412A is a 4x12 speaker cabinet that is designed to go with their budget line of Tone Blaster solid state heads. It's made of plywood as far as I know, and is loaded with Ibanez branded "Power Jam" speakers. These are reputed to be made by Celestion for Ibanez but I can't really verify this. I bought mine as a matter of necessity last summer when I needed a cabinet quickly and cheaply. At the time, I was using a rackmount rig with a Mesa Boogie Studio Preamp and a Mosvalve MV962 power amp and a bevy of Ibanez, Gibson and Charvel guitars.

It's a fairly heavy cabinet, and definitely a pain to move around. I would guess that it was about 100lbs and the casters that come with it are extremely helpful if you plan on moving it around much. The tone out of this cabinet is decent considering the price and questionable origin/quality of the speakers that it's loaded with. There is a good amount of bass, a fairly subdued midrange and a nice high end that forunately isn't as ear piercing as it could be. The cabinet works well at home jamming levels as well as in a band mix. I used it for a few gigs as well and never had any trouble hearing myself against drums or other guitars/bass. It's not the most unique sounding cabinet (IE: basically, it doesn't have a tone that makes it stand out, but rather it just has a fairly flat and general sound.)

For the $200 used that I paid I was fairly impressed. It didn't sound nearly as good as the higher end Marshall, Mesa, or Hughes and Kettner cabs that I tried, but for a player on a budget it works well.