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Ibanez TSA15 head and cab

Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by Lonn, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Anyone have any experience with this model? I've been looking for a little tube amp and one of these little stacks has popped up local for $275. Youtube clips sound pretty good.

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  2. carver

    carver The East Coast Strangler Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I had one

    honestly didnt like it really all that much

    I got it in a trade, it wasnt something I would have considered.. I am pretty sure I traded a fuzz pedal for it.

    What I remember was the amp had a decent tone.. it just sounded very uninspiring and phoned in
     
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  3. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    OK thanks. I texted the guy and remembered I had dealt with him before, not someone I want to deal with again.
     
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  4. Robins

    Robins Dr. von Loudster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Right decision. A kind of tube amp with a built in Tubescreamer.

    All the best,
    Robin
     
  5. JustABluesGuy

    JustABluesGuy Senior Stratmaster

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    I own one, and it’s a good amp. It’s a clean pedal platform designed for the TS circuit so don’t expect any tube breakup. It also is fairly quiet for 15 watts.
     
  6. The-Kid

    The-Kid Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I have to say these amps are pretty good.

    They are like a cheap mans Princeton.


    Try one out one day and youll see what I mean.
     
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    Hello, this is my first post.

    I own one of these amps, that I use a lot with a Helix LT...just reverb and delays. Clean Tone is sweet and on board TS is the sound that you've heard on records. With Helix I put more gain in output, because straight on the amp is poor sound. This way the amp is very usable, and you can go for rehearsals or small/medium gigs...you've got a clean and decent tone on it.

    Cheers
     
  8. guitarmikey

    guitarmikey Strat-O-Master

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    Had the 5W version, then the 15W head. Both seemed to have lower volume than expected. Incredible great cleans, TS inside is a plus. Another plus is all types of connections on the back: 4ohms, 8, 16, as well, and so on. Also, add the 5W option inside the 15W version, and FX In/Out. Only reverb is missing...
    I didn't love the original cab, so used it with my Ragin' Cajun in pine cab, and some other sepakers as well. Great for taking pedals.
    Best use for i would say jazz, mellow sessions (I've used a 15" Eminence in pine cab for...).
    Here my apartment "stack" with a 6" Monacor...
     

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  9. danzigdan

    danzigdan Strat-Talk Member

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    I have a TSA30. Louder but the stock speaker is VERY dark sounding. It's on my list to upgrade.
     
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    The-Kid Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I feel all they need is a good Celestion speaker. Id put a vintage 30 in there and let her rip.
     
  11. JustABluesGuy

    JustABluesGuy Senior Stratmaster

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    When I research them a while back, it seemed that most of the hits I got were from jazz forums. It seems more popular with them than with blues or rock players. They just skip the use of the TS circuit.

    I bought it because I wanted an amp for nice, Fender like cleans The only problem I had with it for that was that the circuitry that keeps it super clean and quiet also reduces overall volume.
     
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  12. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Getting a pretty good deal on a Fender SS Stage 100 DSP half stack so I'm going that way. Thanks all for the responses.
     
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    guitarmikey Strat-O-Master

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    Changing tubes may improve the overall volume. Did that in a Micro Terror I have, and the results are interesting! i can not recommend something, you have to try yourself...
     
  14. Uncle Jimmy

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    Actually, I think it's a tube screamer with an amp built in...
     
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