Ibanez VBG Valbee
Ibanez VBG Valbee

VBG Valbee, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Ibanez.

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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 19 reviews )
 13 reviews68 %
 4 reviews21 %
 1 user review5 %
 1 user review5 %
Value For Money : Excellent

Gab66's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Nice combo"

Ibanez VBG Valbee
Lamp, diode, a high gain amp with a 5-watt clear channel class A. Fun!
An 8 HP, enough to play at home, but a little lightweight to play again ...
A stand-by switch, 3-band active EQ and a headphone jack, effects loop, in short, a good range of equipment for this amp.


No need for manual, plug and tested! Settings permit to carve a good sound and the palette is rich, not much to say, it is effective.
Only downside, the channel saturated, being diodes delivers a sound level below the channel clear, but remind him this amp is for play home or studio, this is not penalizing!


As stated above, the sound palette is rich, the sounds are very friendly and saturations ranging from sharp grain grainy perfect for metal.
Against by the HP is a bit light, we feel the limits of the machine by pushing a little too much volume. A pity.


Used for past two years, the sound is nice but the grain is not super vintage (at the same time it is not its purpose), it is well equipped and can cast a wide range of sounds.
A good buy for the apprentice metalheads who does not get angry with her parents!

reject's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez VBG Valbee
5w tube


This gives a sound very easily.


Suitable for all styles of music.
The clean sound is really clean!
The boost is correct but is not toppissime.
I use it all sounds, funk, rock, jazz, metal ...


I had other amps small power but not the sound quality.
What I like the most: its value / power.
what I like least: the boost (well but not well enough designed)
Extraordinary money. And yes I've redone the choice, it is the second that passes under my hands.

Kint's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Ideal for playing at home without compromise"

Ibanez VBG Valbee
It is a 5 Watt combo amp all tube Ibanez. Best selling brand in terms of amps.
Easy connection, one input, a headphone output and an effects loop is nice.
Regarding power, it is ideal for playing at home or even with friends. It 5W title but do not forget that it is the lamp, and it can send severe.
We find a knob for Gain, Bass, Middle, Treeble (active equalization, detail is important), a presence, a volume knob and a boost in its drive to move or saturated.
There is a standby power and very helpful too.
Everything you need, no more, no less, to properly erupt.


The configuration is very simple once you understood that equalization is active ... Ie it attenuates frequencies if it is below half and increases when it is over. It is also very nice in some registries.
I have not had a manual since I bought it used. But I do not think it is really necessary.
Personally, I immediately found the sound I wanted.


The sounds are actually quite rich and varied. I find that these are generally very low on the amp, which forces me to correct by increasing the treble for very little bass.
I really plays everything on this amp, it goes from jazz to metal funk and blues ... The amp respects the personality of the guitar and you can have sounds and slamming cleans very bright (on my strat) as defined in very incisive and saturated (lag arkane).
The gain is significant and can have a sound "overdrive" the tube screamer when placed at noon or larger distortion very typical Hi Gain when put in background.

I just put a little damper on the speaker ... amp deserved a 12 "rather than 8" but it would have changed its format is very handy.


I use this amp for over two years and am fully satisfied. Before buying used I could try other model like the blackheart BH5 and vox Night-train. The blackheart was not versatile enough and vox too expensive for what it was.
I judge the quality / price excellent (especially OCCAZ) and I would do this choice without hesitation.
If you come across a good occaz, you need an amp room or apartment efficient, it's time to go!

satare's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez VBG Valbee
Amp 5W Lamps,
Ffects loop without SETTING THE volume, headphone output.
Rglages volume, gain, treeble, medium, and bass prsence

An outlet baffle does more than many would view!
The speaker 8 "is pretty bad


Extra simple configuration is a single channel amp with a boost, no surprises. That said, would also have an output Footswich t good view (but ... We do not play in a group with this kind of amp ... Whatever )
I did not have the manual, but as with all amps of this kind, they only serve gnralement nothing.


Level Sound: Ok, the it works well; D I play mostly blues / rock with the clean sounds are really nice, they may be going on everywhere typs, thanks to the legalization active electronic

A high gain: it has against a distortion here trs go anywhere, I think. A decrease in volume can be heard when changing "channel" (this from two diodes that can be removed without problem, losing the characters nanmoins Hi Gain of it.)


I bought it in September 2008 and have jou "as is" for 3 months. Then I just wanted to amliorer: I opened the belly, I rout the son of the speaker to a female jack to give it a 4ohms hp output, and have deleted the 2 diodes cited above. Rsultat: What potato! In an apartment, I can not push more than 1 channel boost, which for once is more powerful than the clean channel (no normment, but all the same )
The gain level is greatly reduced up big I get an overdrive, but I do not regret the change at all (I built him a wooden box for the head amp into 4ohms and plays with pedals for overdrive / distortion upstream.)
-> Need the effects loop.
In short, a good investment base, which rvle be even better with a small modif (Especially if you buy OCCAZ ...)