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TSA5 Combo, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Ibanez in the TSA series.


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Ibanez TSA5 Combo tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Ibanez
  • Model:TSA5 Combo
  • Series:TSA
  • Category:Tube Combo Guitar Amps
  • Added in our database on: 01/20/2012

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Ibanez TSA5 Combo user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 3 reviews )
 2 reviews67 %
 1 user review33 %
slump1707/06/2014

slump17's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Appealing"

Ibanez TSA5 Combo
- 1x 12AX7 (preamp)
- 1 6V6GT lamps (power)
- Combo 1x10 inches (Celestion)
- Circuit Tube Screamer
- 5W

UTILIZATION

Intuitive use

SOUNDS

I love the grain it gives with my wide range of sounds you can get strat.La. I bought it to have a rather / blues rock amp to play in the apartment and it is what I was looking for.

OVERALL OPINION

Bought € 105 bundle with the switch pedal, I do it again this choice without hesitation, especially at this price point. An effects loop would have been perfect but good. I also have a Blackstar HT1R that I really like and has a reverb (and a Vox AD15VT). I love all the sounds of this amp. I think I take the 15W version head with effects loop, boost and switchable in 5W. This amp is a discovery that I was not expecting and I really appreciate it, especially with my SG with my strat (at least with my charvel and active pickups). In addition it has a beautiful design. Unfortunately, it is replaced by the TSa5TV I find horrible (aesthetically) with an HP 8 "and that costs three times.
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THE BALD05/29/2014

THE BALD's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" too late, I took the last ..."

Ibanez TSA5 Combo
So here is a tube amp with integrated 5-watt tube screamer.
settings: section lamps: setting tone (color on the amp)
volume and a switch to select the Clean channel or tube screamer on the amp. For the tube screamer was a level, a tone and a level of overdrive.
2 lamps animate all in a 10-inch Celestion hp.
2 jacks on the back, one for the footswitch IfSG 1 which lacks since we have 2 channels (but I will not complain, oh no ...), and a jack to connect a speaker at 8 ohms, (not supplied with the combo, WHAT SHAME!, but I still do not complain.) ah yes there is no effects loop or reverb, I burn or I try? good bah I'll try anyway ...

UTILIZATION

It has a simple almost useless manual, and plug the amp, 2 minutes story that heat lamps are expected, and the settings you start with clear or tube screamer.le the best way to try this guitar is plugged live (gibson sg standard hc).
then yes the configuration is simple and easy to get a good son.il be adjusted to take the time to find what you want sounds like;

SOUNDS

Its clear this is relatively fairly neutral, still retains the sound of the humbuckers sg, you can try on different registers, playing with the settings of my shovel, jazz, full chords, arpeggio, it is good that password but not transcendent ... for the tube screamer is another story, although it colors the sound, you can play, rock blues, hard rock see when overdrive is max.Par against such there is a lack of attack with the ts is great for a solo boost, but it would limit to overdrive too clean as rock, it must be completed with a boost or pedal to the metal part.Pour , forget, or rather not, add a pedal like the marshall jackhammer on the clear, make your settings and send the palm mutts.pour power, being in a house, I can afford to play at high volume on the other hand in the apartment, the neighbor may come with his blunderbuss.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 15 days quite regularly, in fact I've been waiting to try it before giving an opinion, I just tried a blackstar ht1 in a store (also attractive), but at a price 249 roros.l
The disadvantage of tube amp is that it is expensive compared to the transistors or modeling, this one I bought 99 euros on the cheap not known at all, Thoma website ..
Normally about the price of ht1 with shipping, I have not done the deal of the century, but this year, that's not mal.C 'was a risk worth taking especially without trying without regret ...
So no, I have not burned (especially as it is beautiful in +, all white, with black front), it has a good sound certainly better than my line 6 spider 3 15 watt purchased at the same price there A few years ago, and no I'm not going to complain, because at the same price as a moped, I have a motorcycle, remains bought the footswitch (ah thieves at a price of 19 euros), and the small 12-inch tsa 112 c, I enviously eyeing putting côté.cet device is a destocking that we can no longer bought this cheaply, basically it's already too late, it replaces an old TV visibly by the 60 years at the relatively high price tsa5tvr, after all it's collector if it's 60 years ...
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Makos05/21/2014

Makos's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Nice little cushy ;-)"

Ibanez TSA5 Combo
Small all-tube combo (except rectification) manufactured in Indonesia Ibanez:

5 watts, 1 tube pre-amp, 1 tube power.
1 volume, 1 tone.
Little more of the craft, the famous Tube Screamer brand is included as a sort of channel 2 (3 settings: Level - Tone - Overdrive).
The HP model is a "Tube" 10 inch Celestion.

Serious manufacturing, everything is snug. Tolex cream bonded well, metal angles. No unpleasant vibration even pushing the volume.

I would have liked:
- A bi-or tri-band EQ instead of the single knob "color" even if it is generally satisfactory.
- An effects loop

UTILIZATION

Simplissime ... one branch, allowed to heat 1 minute or 2, plays.

The race is nice pots.

No switch to turn the circuit provided Tube Screamer on / off but a jack is provided and a basic switch works perfectly.

SOUNDS

Beautiful little clear, totally usable apartment over 2/3 of the stroke volume knob ... from the remaining 1/3 it starts typing and neighbors will be less happy.
The tone knob called "Color" is effective and bring this little Ibanez shadow to light (from low to severe, whatever ;-) keeping an appreciable sound consistency.
The sound is "clean" on the beach 2/3 ... it begins to saturate so bluesy beyond.
If the switch is engaged "Tube Screamer" you get what this famous pedal offers so low volume saturated sound is possible. The latter respond well to 3 pots dedicated.
From light to saturated all consistent on this 10 inches. A change of HP could be a more pronounced character. Taste and ear of each choice. I leave it "stock" at the moment.
HP 8 ohm output is available ... try a 12 or 2x12 cab. It should sound.

OVERALL OPINION

I took advantage of a discount discontinued at least interesting, basically 60% of the price. So at this price it can not be happiness. Full pot (about 220 euros), I will not have it bought, I would have preferred him AMPEG GVT5/110. But it is also sold. But hey, let's be honest, it sounds well this little TSA5. The presence of overdrive Ibanez circuit allows to play at low volume with a saturated sound interesting and coherent. All in all a good product ... I noted here based on "normal" price.
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