Ibanez TSA15H Tube Screamer Amp Head and Cab Review – George’s Music

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bit.ly George’s Music’s Eric Lacovara takes you by way of all the attributes of the Ibanez TSA15H tube head, the TSA112C cab, and the IFS2G footswitch. This amp is screaming! Acquire it now at George’s Music

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Hi eric,
How loud is this amp? If it is unmiked, will it stand up to a (reasonable) drummer or will? it be overwhelmed? Thanks

tried it yesterday in a music store. i judged it by the looks and amount of wattage. i was planning to buy a fender hot rod. now i’m planning to buy this. it’s loud enough to play some rehersals, doesn’t distort itself early, has a great TS circuit, which also works great with a few other od/ds pedals i tried with this amp. today i revisited the store, because i couldn’t believe that this fancy green-white box can sound that good. but.. it does.

@ibanezslinger350 Steve Vai, yes. My bad. I saw both of them live; two different concerts, a couple of years ago. IDK why I thought it was Joe Satch’s. errg *BrainFart*

@guitarplayer5559 no you clown thats steve vai’s

@guitarplayer5559 no you clown thats steve vai’s

Is that Joe Satch’s guitar?

this is a cool little amp to have but ive rather just buy the tubescreamer pedal

Awesome playing very smooth. I am not a metal head I like real rock and blues and you do it rockingly!

Can you get heavy metal grade of distortion out of that amp? Dream Theater style?

@unreliabl yes as long as the ohms match up

@Mikeyluvsfootie really? it’s 15..

how loud is this?

@unreliabl Of course you can. Just make sure the impedance of the cab is the same as, or higher than, the impedance of the amp

I didn’t actually count the number of times the word “actually” was used, but it was actually many.

Since the cab is 80 watts but the head is 15 watts, does this make the overall volume 80 watts or 15 watts?

Can this gig?

how big of a gig can this handle with out being mic’ed?

is it good for playing at band rehersals or small live shows or even studio recording is it loud enough?

can you use a larger cabinent, say an orange ppc 2×12, or possibly even a 4×12?

@skilled0like0slash Yes you could, however if you WANT to is another thing…

@gillan64 If you are feeling handy, you can do what I did. I bought a 1×10 blackstar cabinet for my tiny terror and ht-5. I got it used for $80. I took out the speaker and sold it for $30 on ebay. Bought a 12″ Celestion Greenback and installed it. You will have to cut a larger hole out for the 12″ with a jigsaw and restaple the grillcloth and piping back on. Takes about an hour. Worth it.

@gillan64 If you are feeling handy, you can do what I did. I bought a 1×10 blackstar cabinet for my tiny terror and ht-5. I got it used for $80. I took out the speaker and sold it for $30 on ebay. Bought a 12″ Celestion Greenback and installed it. You will have to cut a larger hole out for the 12″ with a jigsaw and restaple the grillcloth and piping back on. Takes about an hour. Worth it.

@gillan64 If you are feeling handy, you can do what I did. I bought a 1×10 blackstar cabinet for my tiny terror and ht-5. I got it used for $80. I took out the speaker and sold it for $30 on ebay. Bought a 12″ Celestion Greenback and installed it. You will have to cut a larger hole out for the 12″ with a jigsaw and restaple the grillcloth and piping back on. Takes about an hour. Worth it.

I have this amp, and I love it. The idea was to build a nice clean amp first then a built-in TS in front of the amp. So if you are looking for a low-wattage amp with great cleans, this is the one. I also own a HT-5 and Tiny Terror.

The OD will do blues, hendrix tones, classic rock sounds really well, but if you want to do metal or hard rock an additional pedal will be necessary.

It does not have reverb, but it does come with an FX loop for any delay and reverb pedals, etc.

Great amp!

”Metal housing, built like a tank” love that

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