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Ibanez TSA5TVR 5W 1x8 Tube Guitar Combo Amp  (Open Box)
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Product# J05001
OVERVIEW

An all-tube, Class-A, 5W combo with a genuine TS808 Tube Screamer built-in.

For over 30 years, the Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer has been one of the most popular overdrive pedals in the world; a perennial favorite, famous for its warm, creamy tone and unequivocal responsiveness. Now the iconic pedal has found a new home in the TSA5TVR combo amp.

This isn't the first time the Tube Screamer has been integrated into an amp, but it is the first time it has ever looked this cool. Decked out in cream and sea foam green vinyl, set up on console legs with a TV screen-shaped speaker grille, this little amp has got style and attitude to spare. The retro-60's vibe will look great in the office, family room, studio, or well ... just about anywhere, but ultimately, it's all about the tone and this tiny titan is packing the goods.

The TSA5TVR is an all-tube, Class-A, 5-watt combo with a genuine TS808 Tube Screamer built into the front end of the amp. Accessible by a control panel toggle switch or an IFS1G footswitch (not included) the TS808 circuit is a perfect match for the 12AX7 preamp tube and the 6V6GT power tube. It's loaded with an 8" Jensen C8R speaker, selected for its excellent response to overdrive distortion and the built in Accutronics Reverb delivers the smoothest spring reverb in the industry. Also features an External Speaker out, Headphone out and a direct Line out.

FEATURES
  • All Tube Class A 5-watt Amplifier
  • One 12Ax7 Preamp tube
  • One 6V6GT Power tube
  • 8" Jensen C8R speaker
  • Built-in TS808 Tube Screamer
  • Two-band EQ
  • Volume
  • Accutronics Spring Reverb

Order this small but mighty amp today!

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IbanezTSA5TVR 5W 1x8 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Portable (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Home studio (3)
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5.0

Stellar Tones in a Small Package

By B_Spoon

from Germany

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Ibanez TSA5TVR 5W 1x8 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    Great little amp with awesome tone. The built in tube screamer sounds amazing. This amp will take you back to 70s and 80s rock, and make you not want to leave. The TSA5 was the low watt, analog tube amp I was looking for. Highly recommended as a practice or recording amp, or just a cool looking, sweet sounding amp for your home or studio.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Smokin little Harp amp!

    By DeWayne "Hurricane" Allen

    from Titusville Florida to Barrow,AK.

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Ibanez TSA5TVR 5W 1x8 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      I love this amp! The tube screamer gives you that distortion needed when you want to smoke the harp. It also has an awesome clean if you are play n traditional Tennessee blues like Sonny Terry. I think I'm gonna buy me another one. FYI the Epiphone 1939 reissue is also a great harp amp. I bought two. My digiverb stomp box makes it howl. Stay cool, and keep on jamming.
      DeWayne "Hurricane" Allen.

       
      5.0

      Good looking and playing amp

      By TM

      from New Jersey

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Ibanez TSA5TVR 5W 1x8 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

        I've owned one for 4 months now and have nothing but good to report. The amp stays clean well into its higher volume range. If you need crunch, well that's what the Tube Screamer is for. There is some tube/speaker breakup when driven hard, but that's not what this amp is for. It takes pedals beautifully as well. One thing to be aware of: The headphone jack will not mute the speaker when plugged in. The manual points this out, but what they don't tell you is that you can unplug the speaker without fear of harming the output transformer. There is a huge 8 ohm resistor inside which engages when the speaker is unplugged so you can practice quietly with headphones. No need for an external dummy load.

         
        5.0

        Love it. Bought two. But spring reverb isn't super deep

        By sage

        from Connecticut

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Ibanez TSA5TVR 5W 1x8 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          Really nice, rich clean sound. Can dirty it up if you want to with the onboard tube screamer circuit (best to buy the foot switch if you do). I was slightly disappointed with the onboard spring reverb. It doesn't give a super deep surf music reverb but its likely good enough for most folks. Like I said I bought two and use a Holy Grail Nano reverb pedal with it when I wan't deeper reverb. My wife loves the design and color. So that's a plus. Not just another black box.

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