The Ibanez TSA5 Tube Screamer 5W tube guitar amp is the little guy in the TSA family. At only 5 watts this little guy packs a heavy punch. With its single tone control it’s easy to dial in the tone ri... Read More
The Ibanez TSA5 Tube Screamer 5W tube guitar amp is the little guy in the TSA family. At only 5 watts this little guy packs a heavy punch. With its single tone control it’s easy to dial in the tone right for you. Optional IFS1G footswitch turns on the Tube Screamer circuit.
The Ibanez TSA5 is here; we aren’t sure why Ibanez didn’t do it years ago. The Tube Screamer overdrive pedal is considered mandatory by a whole generation of guitarists, and now it’s built right into the circuitry of their TSA new series of a tube driven amplifiers. Perfectly matched with Celestion speakers, the TSA5 can do it all. It will produce a rich, clear tone, or drop ‘em down into overdrive and the tube saturation will delight the toughest of the old school tone snobs.
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This is a decent little amp after a tube change. When I first recieved the amp it had no sparkle, no personality, just plain dull. I swapt out the Ruby tubes that it shipped with for an EH 12ax7eh in the pre-amp and a JJ 6v6s in the power amp section and the amp started developing a decent personality. The amp became more musical the more I played it (probably do to the speaker breaking in and the tube change). I previously owned the Fender Champ 600, but I sold it after I got the Ibanez. The Fender Champ is charming for a little amp, but the small speaker gets annoying with fart and speaker distortion. The Ibi TSA5, doesn't crackle, pop or fart. The overdrive section sounds decent as well. I am using strats and hollow bodies with HB's and I have grown to like this amp. If you want a decent little practice/ small performance amp, the Ibanez TSA5 is worth taking out for a test drive, just remember it needs better tubes right out of the box.
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