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Ibanez TSA30 combo - any tried on yet?

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by tjalla, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. tjalla

    tjalla Friend of Leo's

    I almost took home the TSA15 not too long ago - can't fault it far as bang for the buck goes but I held off due to the 15w output - I need more clean headroom to hang with a drummer on club dates. Also the cleans, while solid and serviceable, did lack some sparkle and character.

    I'm wondering how the 6L6 output stage sounds, if anyone has seen them around and had the chance to plug into one.

  2. Allthesound

    Allthesound Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 21, 2011
    I just bought the TSA15H and absolutely love it! its just right for my needs I replaced the stock tubes with some vintage tubes i had kicking around and it really did make a nice subtle difference.

    I went back today to the place were i bought it to get a delay pedal and was messing around with the TS30 combo , sounded great to me a little more juice is always nice. It was $599 , Honestly for the same money I am seriously looking at the Carvin V3M. I think that's my next purchase. it sound like a TSA30 head is coming out anytime soon.

  3. kznlee

    kznlee NEW MEMBER!

    Feb 29, 2008
    Durban, South Africa

    I have just bought the TSA30...It seems amazing so far.

    My initial concern was the fact that it was Made in China... (Quality concerns?)...But so far quality seems fine, and aside from that its everything I need in an amp without paying crazy prices for top-of-the-range marshall and Mesa Boogie combos...

    It has enough power and volume to outdo our drummer (and he's loud!), even when playing clean...

    The tubescreamer channel sounds fantastic too...Great distorted tube tone...

    Seperate EQ section and footswitch controllable, added to the line-out facility into a cab/stack. All this (and a great retro white colour scheme) for a cost of R5000 (about US$600)...The other ams that compared ito tone and sound quality came in at R15000 and above (about US$1800).

    Im super happy with it!

  4. Cheap Trills

    Cheap Trills Tele-Meister

    May 11, 2016
    Brooklyn, NY
    Reviving this thread -- curious if there are any more reviews / experiences with this amp.. I'm eyeing a deal on one and am wondering if this is the "portable" 6L6 combo I'm looking for. I'm mostly interested in the clean channel
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2017

  5. Durberville

    Durberville Tele-Meister

    Jun 6, 2011
    Leighton Buzzard
    Lack of reverb turns me off

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