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

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

Ibanez VBG Valbee
Daja cit prcdement

Trs good ide from ibanez to have put on a valbee stand by, and the effects loop which for this price range is good quality trs.


Setup is extremely simple, just plug the expected heating lamp and go. As for having a good sound I'm sharp enough you really working on the amp, so I do not think this amp is versatile. The manual is pretty amber but I did not need to dwell.


The sounds are clear trs good I Ibanez RG2620 test with a typical big sound. Clear sound convincing, really brilliant trs trs enjoyable.
In terms of distortion against it by another case, ds at that one starts the boost you lose volume and power and the sound is rather bad nassillard Dfine.

So I do the test then plugging in my GT8 mthode of four cables, amp and ragi trs well with pedals diffrent saturation proposed by the WG8 (notably the MT2) The qualisation active and more enjoyable with the use of a distortion. Sounds clear gains in depth because they can be enrichier with the effects (such as a simple rverb, which is not on the original valbee)

So I put no effect processor 5 and 9 if we glue a GT8 or other multi effect in the same price range and performance.


Pretty happy sounds clear, and distortion instead of by the base I quickly rjouis by pasting my GT8. Change of Hp (ibanez of lower quality) and lamp (China) are possible to optimize the sound of the beast. so if you clear your freak of a close to those of the mesa Recto (Metallica and Dream Theater, even if the mesa Mark IV) should sound for you, but if you want to have a big sound on the lead channel do not think about buying a PDAL of distortion or overdrive is totally indispensable.

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

Ibanez VBG Valbee
Small bulbs ampli 5 watts
SETTINGS with gain, bass, middle, treble, presence and of course volume.
Note a standby switch, such as large!

A priori a very interesting product for those like me who after purchase of war material wishing to play in his lamp in their room or apartment at reasonable volume, without breaking the bank.


It's small, easy to move, one branch and we play. Very simple ...

For cons: Gets it easy to sound good?
Uh no I is not ben. Instead we get an easy its not good at all. It spits out very quickly.

But then quickly adjusting knobs it manages.

I think it's still funny ...


As mentioned above, the sounds can easily be horrible. Is there a fault on my model? Perhaps but this is my second valbee. The first was defective.

So twice in quick succession it happens but I do not really believe, everything seems to work properly.

So once you arrive at a correct sound, it's going ... the sounds are typed lamps and may have made a very nice (phew). But ... always a small sense of crachottement-channel boost.

Level rhythm that holds the road, against a leader I am not convinced. From there I took it as amplifier working so it strength to work clean.

Saturated by the cons is available at low volume and that's quite a comfort nonetheless. Convenient not to disturb anyone and work alone.

The clean again we have some good sound, a sound very rough.

The crunch is not his forte.

I put 6 of 10 because the valbee nevertheless has certain sound qualities. But strangely other things bother me a bit.

The volume is not huge. To push the beast you must increase the presence knobs, middle and treble, even not having the desired sound. Otherwise it is not very strong, at least clear enough to play with a drummer.

Edit: After careful consideration I find that 6 / 10 is nonsense. It rings of hell for the price. Frankly I would not be a bad mood.

Hop 9 out of 10. Value for its price / excellent.


What I like most about the valbee are its characteristics. That is a small high gain amp 5 watt lamps, practice to practice at home.

What I like least is the quality of workmanship. It's low-end amount. I do not speak bad of the model I had in the first, it happens.

The blue coating is rather crudely put, the whole is rather crudely assembled. It's true that at that price, it does expect the high finish. But other cheap amps are much better made.

Another thing that disturbed me greatly: the power tube that was it. The interior of the base was rusted and it did more good inside. Since I had two labeled 6L6 mesa side, so I replaced. I do not see how a lamp can happen in this state if only the base at the factory no quality control is done. It was a rotten lamp, no matter you put it anyway.

It is not very serious.

I also plan to change the lamp preamp. To see if I can just improve the sound.

The look, him, we like it or not. I personally think it's a nice design, but for an amp it's a little toy. I prefer a stylish vintage look good but must admit that the original remains valbee like that.

Do I do it again this election if it again? in fact I know, for cons I regret not having bought it either. It serves me well. I noted not too harsh on the one hand because it has convinced many people, and partly because I do not get material that has a certain charm.

It can easily be nine for 180 euros. That's the price I had. But that does not excuse everything anyway. To see.

The sounds are interesting but there's always that side that low-end resort. So we might say that instead of spending 200 euros there, as well Save and buy some of the highest quality, especially as main optical amplifier.

As stated below this is not a correct mesa, so do not expect too much anyway.

But again the valbee still worth

Edit: I think I was a little hard. The more I play and I appreciate it. Besides small faults I find really annoying.

Too lazy to redo the review, I will do later. In the meantime I readjust the notes.

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

Ibanez VBG Valbee
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Simple indeed. We get a sound, low to 5 watts tube! And no character.


Sound ....


Essay today ds a mag that I work with. Completely agree with M.Ouaine!
No! Strange for a brand like Ibanez!

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

Ibanez VBG Valbee
No need to repeat


Yes !!!


So, just to tell you that I made the purchase of the little beast and I have it customizes !!

Indeed I have dmont valbee completely and connect the new output jack so you can connect a box 2 x 12 (Framus) (bridging system)
and many serious ca pete !!! you can listen to the result on www.myspace.com/nonu We enregistrs all guitars with AC, whether is be clear or saturs ... guitar uses: fender strat mex.

for repeated recording and not need more!

on the other hand if you play in a lil place, I advise you to buy a lil power amp, I j utlise the Rocktron Velocity and ca pete really well without the sound of denaturalist valbee!


Quality price ratio excellent! m and I'd better stock because it does not take place and that it does not cost much!

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

Ibanez VBG Valbee
- 5 watt tube amp
- 2 channels (bright, saturated)
- Between a guitar, a headset, two others to put an effects loop
- SETTING THE gain, bass, mid, treble, presence, volume


- I use it in my room for a me and suits me perfectly because even a low volume the sound is clean, serious resortent well. The rglages are effective and well-sculpt the sound.


- I play this amp with an Ibanez JS100, the sound is much better than my old amp transistor is warmer and slamming, the more it seems we can still amliorer sound by changing lamps.
- I only use the clean channel with effects, but the channel is saturated trs good from a small crunchy distortion well nag a big sound straight out of a Slayer album.


- This little amp is perfect for playing in his room, while having a big sound even at low volumes, but be careful even when it has little in the stomach.
- 250 euros when it was not even given to an amp of this size, but well worth it, because I think it's the best in the cathgorie "amp room."
- I would do without this choice problem because the look and sound quality are l.

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

Ibanez VBG Valbee
Small all-tube amp 5Watt
an input output registration / Earphones
a loop to an end
on / off button and mute, gain knobs, low, medium, sharp; presence
2 channels


The settings are not easy to get it Paut a panel large enough for her without getting shit balèze!
the manual is enough anecdotes but c is not a problem thanks to the diagram on the cardboard


Hyper versatile he can do anything I c is impressive play with a type Grat Fat Start and roxanne and I can get the flashy, bold, heavy, dirty, blusy, crunchy rocked c
and with potato!
the sounds that I prefer for the moment would be clear with bass and nice treble insoupsonnables are fishing saturation. c is terrible too, but my department is me


I've had the last
j appreciates the ease of settings and sound quality and made to work in keeping a sound sourdineen convaicant least can be the lack of reverb but hey .....
c is the attempt to finally adopt the ai n I have not beat around the bush
and the price given the service provided
I do not regret one second the investment .....

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

Ibanez VBG Valbee
Small all-tube amp with excellent craftsmanship, a 5 W class A! Basic connectivity, a headphone jack, a jack (not DCON? ^ ^) And an effects loop! A stand-by, and finally a legalization super efficient! A dplorer not only out HP ...


Well then for simplicity and sound .... foot! Its magnificent obtained in no time thanks to the simplicity of the beast!


Some say East metal, even if it is true that distos are beautiful, clean sounds are not left out, and yet I have a epiphone g-400! Then I di Bravo Ibanez all-tube amp with such a cheap sound ... The INESPRE is must for work at home!


Its been a few months I have and it's perfect! I will test well to tinker a little above (change the lights, put out an HP ....) but for now its good as its going to rev .. jai and afraid to do something stupid! ^ ^ Report quality excellent price, I can never understand those who put in a 200 30W transistor amp ... it has little prs the same loudness and the sound is (in general ^ ^) dgueulasse .. Congratulations to ibanez;) strongly valbbe a slightly more powerful output with HP and maybe a rverb .... ^ ^

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

Ibanez VBG Valbee
The Ibanez Valbee is, it must be borne in mind, an entry-level model at a price defying any concurrency in the premier class of tube amps.
The blue cube just under 8kg (if I remember correctly) issue a "power" of 5W, with two lamps. Yes it's little, but enough so sometimes, to play in his apartment but with good sound.
Also, the settings are reduced to a minimum logical: Gain, Bass, Mid, Treble, Presence, Vol. Two channels are available (Clean / Boost).
Note the presence of an input for the jack (not surprisingly?), Output (headphone / recorder), and a surprising entry level amp, dedicated to the effects of two doses (internal output effect , input for external effect).
Not very original idea but nice, the amp has a switch to switch to "mute", useful when you need a little quiet for a while (for example, when our wives ask us to play weaker: p).
I put 8 / 10 for features, two points being deducted for low power settings to the "bare minimum". But for that price, can we ask for more?


Use side is worthy of Playskool.
We put the switch "Power", a button to switch the channel to boost clean, very short instinctive. Beware of the trap, however, do not confuse the switch "mute" switch with "power", lol that just happened to someone I know.
Getting a good sound was relatively easy for me, both in clean, in full, were a few adjustments.
As against the manual is very light or nonexistent. 7langues 20 pages, two pages to the user manual in French, and anything useful in it. The carton at this level is more interesting, as are represented in six configurations of sounds (clean, arpeggios, Nu Metal, Hard Rock Lead, Crunch, Metal).
This small gap is a black mark on the final grade.


I like many styles of music, the SRV Blues, Hard Rock at Randy Rhoads, Blues-Rock ZZ Top, Power Rock AC / DC, with this amp it's going very well, the sound is round / warm clean, heavy and "muddy" (in a good way) in clean, without distorting the sound. The settings come easily, and his approach to research that one fairly easily.
For cons, I also enjoy the crystal clear melodies of guitarists like Mark Knopfler, and there seemed to me that the sound was a little less satisfying. However playing on a Gibson SG, and have not looked hard crystal clear sound, I'll give the benefit of the doubt Valbee. A test with my Strato!
As the sound is still superb for the price (the lamps there is the way to go), I think that another note is that the maximum of haggling.


I did not long ago, but I am very satisfied.
I highly recommend guitarists conscientious, applied and lives in an apartment, wishing to make their ranges, their riffs and solos without triggering a "sonic tsunami," while maintaining great sound.
I recommend it to penniless guitarists (often the same: D) in search of luxury and "real" feeling.
5w is little, but € 225 for a tube amp is even less, and nothing prevents you from putting dirty hands in to mount an output to an HP on this wonderful little combo;)

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

Ibanez VBG Valbee
- Lamp
- 5W (20W is a transistor)
- Input, Output (headphones / record), Effect: Send & Return
- Bass, Middle, High, Presence
- 2 channels (bright / saturated)

Lack only the reverb ... but hey, for that price!
on the other hand, from a footswitch would welcome t ...


Rglage trs simple (and classic), not really making head.
Sound really excellent, with good bass response despite the small size of the enclosure.

on the other hand, as there is no footswitch between, there is no other choice but to add pedals for overdrive or distortion when playing live.
Too bad, I like the grain of the saturated channel ...

The manual is on two pages, and that's enough.


This is an amp goes everywhere.
It's a fairly round. The distortion of the 2nd channel sounds quite modern and is grainy trs. The sound is good as well trs clear that its overdrive.
After a few rglages (examples are provided on the packaging of the amplifier), we get sounds to good brands Difference: Clean, Crunch, the Heavy, Hardrock, Metal ...


I did that for one day ... but I intend to keep it!
And why not use it in concert, dubbed the sound with a microphone.
The only ngatif, I think the blue color of the plastic (but hey, it's a matter of taste, and is not the sound of the amp).
I tried to light all other models, but not in my budget (Peavey Classic 30, Leaney 15W), and too powerful to play with me.

Excellent price quality ratio! I would do without this choice hsiter
Edit: APRS 3 years using the amp, I find it just as good.
For cons, I did not capture the era between how a lack footswitch.