Ibanez TSA15H Head
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Ibanez TSA15H Head

TSA15H Head, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Ibanez in the TSA series.

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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 22 reviews )
 14 reviews64 %
 7 reviews32 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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iamqman08/11/2011

iamqman's review"TS9 in a head"

Ibanez TSA15H Head
The first thing I think of when I think of Ibanez music company is there TS9 tube screamer pedal. This is one of the highly used distortion pedals on the market today. This pedal has been one of the most frequented pedals for touring musicians and recording musicians. Ibanez also builds very good and low priced guitars. This is one of the first amplifiers that I've seen from Ibanez.

This is a 15 W guitar amplifier that has a good tube screamer sound within it. This amp features two 6v6 power tubes and 2 12ax7 preamp tubes. This has a genuine tube screamer circuit built in that the front end of this amplifier. The controls consist of tube screamer overdrive tone level as well as the normal EQ control knobs such as travel base and volume. This is missing the middle controlled on but it doesn't really need it. Your side to switch to switch it from the 15 W of power all the way down to 5 W of power for a better handle on your volume issues. This allows you to play with the higher crunch tone at eight more silent playing level.

UTILIZATION

Features

15W All-tube head
2 x 12AX7 tubes (Pre)
2 x 6V6 tubes (Power)
Genuine Tube Screamer circuit built into the front end
Controls: Tube Screamer—Overdrive, Tone, Level; Amp—Treble, Bass, Volume
Modes: Pentode—15W; Triode—5W



SOUNDS

If you like the tone of a Ibanez tube screamer and you'll like the sound of this camp. If you want more a high gain amplifier this is not good to be the amplifier for you. This is going to be the nice clean distortion the fine for me TS9 pedal. The tone is exactly like a tube screamer so if that is your thing and this might be the camp for you. This amp works very well in conjunction with its matching 12 speaker cabinet. You can plug this amp into any other speaker cabinet with ease. I suggest a good British speaker to connect with this amp. Celestion speakers would be the speaker of choice when it comes to dialing in the perfect time for this amplifier.

OVERALL OPINION

This is an amp that is very budget friendly. You can find them for the new price of $299. As that is an exceptional price for an amplifier that sounds this good. I would recommend this amp to anyone who is absolutely stoked with the sound of a TS9 pedal and wants a tube version of that. This is a tube version of the tube screamer and is is a cool little amp.
Dca lp10/18/2014

Dca lp's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Clone of Fender Blues Jr?"

Ibanez TSA15H Head
Head compact amp delivers 15w, can be reduced to 5w, all lamps.
- 2x6v6gt power
- Preamp 2x12ax7
- Output hp 4, 8, 16 ohms doubled
- Two channels: clear and Tubescreamer + boost
- Effects loop
- Two bands EQ (bass and treble)

UTILIZATION

This amp is relatively easy to get it right.
We quickly found the sound you want, despite reduced to low and treble EQ.
More demanding as I can put an equalizer in the loop (one Mxr 6 band enough for me).
Opportunity to engage the boost in clean channel as Tubescreamer, by hand or via a footswitch. The manual is clear and concise.

SOUNDS

So this is where this amp stand out: at that price it's rare to find something that sounds good, so believable. Yet this amp exception to the rule, it sounds very round, "hot" and very heavy bass if you adjoignez him a decent cab. I could compare it to the Fender Blues Junior and I find that it looks great. If you play in a blues record, rock, this head will be very comfortable. Turning to more muscular records, do not worry if you have the proper pedals, because this amp accepts fine; everything goes my pedalboard passes and it's pretty provided (loop: Mxr Eq 6bandes, boss rc3, Vox Time Machine, mad professor silver spring reverb, boss ce3 / front: whammy IV, Zakk Wylde Wha, premium Mxr distortion, Ibanez TS9, Zvex box of rock, Blackstar HT-Dist, MI audio blues pro) on a 4x12 Engl.
Ts is the channel of the vein as a TS808 TS9, it is very successful and sounds like the pedal or almost. In short, this amp sound level overwhelms me.
Played with various guitars, equipped with single, double, assets and mini humbucker pickups.

OVERALL OPINION

This amp is really excellent, both for its versatility as its price / quality ratio.
I have other amps (TubeMeister 18, class 5, Orange Jim Root Terror) and this is clearly one in which I play the most, so it's no coincidence!
Suitable for beginners as well as insiders, it does not have to blush before other more expensive amps.
Here is my opinion on the amp sold as is, as standard.
I wanted to slightly modify its characteristics by changing the lamps in favor of two JJ 6V6s power and two JJ ECC83s in preamp.
The sound is more open, better defined. Through this inexpensive upgrade (€ 60 at most), the potential of this amp is even more.
zikman5709/18/2014

zikman57's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez TSA15H Head
Small head amp delivering 15W Lamps
Tube Screamer circuit,
2x 12AX7 vacuum tube (preamp), 2 lamps 6V6 (power)
2 Modes: 5 or 15W
Bouble effect
No reverb
No headphone jack
Connectors for several types of cabinets

UTILIZATION

Manuel irrelevant to us another scratch
The sound is excellent result

SOUNDS

Pop Rock Blues at home ca does
Use both with my Fender, PRS or IBANEZ

OVERALL OPINION

More than 6 months I have
Try, buy, and sold the other amp
I like his size, versatility, and price
Assuredly I do it again this choice
locomosquito2707/06/2014

locomosquito27's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I adoooooore!"

Ibanez TSA15H Head
See above descriptions below

UTILIZATION

Simple can not ... One branch, everything sounds and 12h after correcting.
No need for manual rear panel is complete and clear.

SOUNDS

You can get a very clean even at high volume clear sound as long as you play around with the knobs on the guitar. The TS9 is particularly effective Crunch sound saturated but not trash metal agree.
I play with a SG of 1978 and one or two Marshall cabinet in 1912 as configs. In this connection most comprehensive connectivity level you die ....

OVERALL OPINION

I am very pleasantly surprised with the performance of the little beast 15W sends it already and scenes a little SM57 or e-906 front and voila. I like his look not trivial, its compactness it not take place and the resulting sounds fully satisfy me (rhythm guitar in a blues-rock combo) and in addition it has the mouth ... I play for now with original lamps then we'll see. For about 200-250 € OCCAZ should not go without is a quality / price formidable.
Test multiple speakers with your guitar because of course it will affect rendering. I love the 1912 and 1912 2 speakers sound takes a magnitude which pleases me greatly.
I recommend eyes closed ideal access to the world of heads lamps for the price amps transistors.
Abbekan06/19/2014

Abbekan's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Foot"

Ibanez TSA15H Head
All lamp
Power: 15 Watt
Lamps: 2 x 12AX7 and 2 x 6V6
Controls Tube Screamer: Overdrive, Tone, Level
Controls: Treble, Bass and Volume
Pentode 15 Watt and Triode 5 Watt (switches at the rear)
Loudspeaker connectors: 2 x 16 Ohm - 2 x 8 Ohm - 1 x 4 Ohm - 1 x 16 Ohm - 1 x 8 Ohm

Tube Screamer and 6dB Boost switchable by footswitch (optional not included)

Dimensions: 400 x 220 x 220mm

Weight: 7.6 kg

UTILIZATION

Easier to be damn hard.
No need to book. Found his sound quickly. Finally I have mine FOUND 3 minutes after plugging.

SOUNDS

It is associated with ASD 112. HP quality is fundamental. So you must understand that my opinion is based on this set. Head on a bowl will sound bowl ....

You can get everything with this amp.

Even in his clear, with or without the boost, 15w 5 or even for an equivalent noise level of fine differences are obtained.

I am delighted

OVERALL OPINION

I've had two days ....... I will complete my review in a few weeks but for now it's up.


PS: I do not agree with dud74. This is a true effects loop and you can enjoy the tube screamer with the effects. Or I did not understand his comment.
dud7406/02/2014

dud74's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez TSA15H Head
All lamp
Power: 15 Watt
Lamps: 2 x 12AX7 and 2 x 6V6
Controls Tube Screamer: Overdrive, Tone, Level
Controls: Treble, Bass and Volume
Pentode 15 Watt and Triode 5 Watt
Loudspeaker connectors: 2 x 16 Ohm - 2 x 8 Ohm - 1 x 4 Ohm
Tube Screamer and 6dB Boost switchable by footswitch (optional not included)
Dimensions: 400 x 220 x 220mm
Weight: 7.6 kg

Important point there is no "true FX loop on this ampli.Il it has a" Send / Return "which simply pass By the circuit TScreamer. Therefore impossible to get behind the preamp directly into the power amp.

UTILIZATION

Configuration is very simple. It was on one side the Tube Screamer party has the same settings as the pedal of the same name (Gain, Tone, Volume) and the other amp section (Bass, Treble, Volume)
It seeks, one fumble a bit and the sound arrives.
Not need the manual

SOUNDS

The clean sounds are crystalline, it tickles the field of Fender, despite the absence of a knob of mediums ...
Honestly, the Tube Screamer built, I do not find it so effective.
I play with a U.S. Tele, and I do not find utility in this TS. Even background crunch it away.
I have to add OD pedals to boost the gain a little.
For against this amp accepts pedals very well, but by engaging TS plus a latter distortion is eat from the TS. And it fuzzz ... It's a shame
The switch 15W / 5W .... Well, I have not noticed any difference

OVERALL OPINION

It is very good on paper. Integrated tube screamer is not so effective.
I use it for 7 months now, the power is to go, it is usable everywhere, even in rehearsal with a drummer a little nag.
Against by the sound level, depending on the guitar you plug into it. The guitarist in my group tried it with his PRS Custom 22 and although it sounds like hell! ... on the other hand with my Tele sound, lack of energy, amplitude ...
But it is a good amp because I'm clear that little fan out sounds.
tontonseb05/22/2014

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

Ibanez TSA15H Head
All tubes fashion: 2 12AX7 preamp, two 6V6 amp for stage ... Classic.

5W is enough to play (hard) at home and 15W to sound the amp again with big nags battery or the (cons) low. Probably also for a small scene.

Integrated TS9 is the best effect, better than a tube saturation and very vintage in mind.

My only regret: no midrange control.

UTILIZATION

To find it complicated to use it must be done on purpose. The effects loop is very convenient (and I add the missing reverb).

SOUNDS

For rock, hard rock, blues, jazz ... the transparency that still retains the sound of the guitar and own the dynamics tubes makes this amp very interesting.
TS9 goes from slight crunch to the hairy guitar and saturation according to the dosage. I personally play the psychobilly it and it rocks!

For a heavier sound, use a pedal (metal HxC ...). It will be fine.

Its clear I would say that 15 is not TSA fenderien rather Marshallian. A little hiwattien perhaps on the clean channel between the Vox and Fender sound on the lead channel (TS9). But with a good reverb I can play surfrock and smacking as a California amp 1500 euros.

OVERALL OPINION

I bought it to avoid lugging my head Hiwatt 100 35 kg repeated. The sound is close (close enough, eh, it's not quite the same category ...), it weighs much less, the TS9 is integrated and the look is very nice. So I can also push 15W almost fully benefit from the grain and "tubes" when I was clamped my head Hiwatt if I did not want to shake the foundations of the studio.

I limit the risk of back pain!
philimor01/16/2014

philimor's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" amazingly surprised!"

Ibanez TSA15H Head
known characteristics I spend quite envy ca

UTILIZATION

you plug it works no need for manual immediately sound all clear

SOUNDS

then returned to the heart, for the blues rock very easy to find the right settings from light to crunch boosted integrated TS9 plays its role perfectly, the boost channel I find it a little light except that it also increases the volume frankly as a gain, but I think that it would have been interesting to have control of severe acute middle independently
but this amp sounds good with paul standard G or F telecaster and it's very cool

OVERALL OPINION

after having sold my two blackheart (s) I will part with my laney lc 15 because this one does the job that's what I wanted to avoid starting the JCM800 at low speed just flat lack of reverb but since that there is a loop not worry more we can use the preamp section with TS9 to send in another more powerful via the send (but do not forget to keep hp load ass if pchitttt lamps
as I will not tell you the price I paid decency I think its real price is justified by comparison to many other
Jiloo_music01/08/2014

Jiloo_music's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The best of two worlds?"

Ibanez TSA15H Head
Tube amp of 15watts reducible has 5watts (al switch back)
Swith power switch and standby facade
Controls volume, bass and treble (no middle)
With boost switch
TS effect with 9 integrated with level adjustment, overdrive and tone
But no reverb (damage)
Loop effect
Optional footswitch for boost and ts
Cabinet with Celestion seventy 80 to 12 inches
The white coating is unusual but quality, the corners of the head and cabinet are reinforced with metal,
Dwelling on the firm can position the head without risk of slipping.

UTILIZATION

Manual available on glossy paper,
But easy and intuitive to use,
Sounds very easy to obtain and modify
Performance of the Tube Screamer integrated very versatile, from a slight crunch overdrive pushes limits vintage fuzz
Adjustments front very ergonomic
Loop effect connectable in backside
Several types of baffles al connectable back

SOUNDS

I play blues, blues rock and classic rock, a little pop,
62 RI Stratocaster with a telecaster deluxe 72 and a Les Paul Standard,
I travel more than most clean overdrive, all sonorities obtained with my guitars I like,
The sounds range from Fender clean way to british Vox way: truly the best of two worlds
(I don t like the Marshall sound)
We did not quite slamming Vox
The tone of the master and the tube screamer are fairly lightweight,
ny damage that it has no reverb but it is easy to rule with a pedal

OVERALL OPINION

Used for 1 year,
after having tried a Fender Supercontrol (not hot enough for me)
and a Vox AC15 (too powerful if you want the sound).
J love the sound quality, versatility, versatility, Tube Screamer integrated, its easy to use and adjustments, its quality workmanship.
What I like least is incidental, its white color. And damage that it ny has no reverb.
I used the room, 50% of 5watts, 75% of 15 watts, the walls tremble,
C is the perfect amp for my use.
J have recently tried a Voc AC4, beautiful sound, but lack of size, and no TS
a Laney 15w her any more limitations and adjustments, and no TS.

I would do this choice without hesitation,
without relying on a very good price for this quality site
Echo tango08/29/2013

Echo tango's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Amazing!"

Ibanez TSA15H Head
For specs, see other opinions or squarely on the Ibanez site. Basically it's an all-tube 15w / w with a TS9 included. Effects loop, several speaker outputs, footswitch for boost and TS9. 2-band EQ, volume to clean. TS9 for gain, tone and volume. The simple, no-brainer. Real plug & play!

UTILIZATION

Not really need a manual. One branch, it lights up and is looking for. The sound carves easily and quickly found its mark.

SOUNDS

My style is the Hard'n heavy or covers classic rock (Black Sabbath, Free, Van Halen, but Creedence, Hendrix ...). So let me be clear: the TS9 is not suitable for the large trash but excels in everything that goes to the well tempered Crunch. + For large distos a Blackstar HT Dual in the clean channel (in the effects loop return it works just as well) and it sends the wood! Positively amazed at how this little amp mnière cash distortion pedals (I also tried the Dist-X and it does). I tested it with 3 different guitars (LTDEX401, SZ300MH Ibanez, Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster 70's with two vintage rails and hot rails in bridge) and the character of each guitar is retransmitted. Plugged into a 4x12 Framus Dragon (mounted V30 and rewired by me) it sounds really good. Not sure it would hold up against an aggressive batsman but developed volume is more than enough for bosser home without going to war with neighbors.

OVERALL OPINION

bought it two days I took the time to tour the strong and weaker points. On the plus side: light, powerful enough for rehearsals and small performances, cash out the distortion pedals. For the price this is an excellent tool.
Minus side: not too fan of the TS9 but this is a matter of personal taste. The rest will tell. In the meantime I ordered a pair of 6V6, you never know