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Clone of Fender Blues Jr? - Reviews 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.