Ibanez TSA15 - 15/5-watt 1x12" Tube Combo Amp

15/5-watt 1-channel All-tube Guitar Combo Amplifier with Built-in TS9 Tube Screamer Tone Circuit, 6dB Boost Switch, and Celestion Seventy80 Speaker
Ibanez TSA15 - 15/5-watt 1x12
Ibanez TSA15 - 15/5-watt 1x12
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Ibanez TSA15 - 15/5-watt 1x12" Tube Combo Amp
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A Versatile 15-watt Combo with Real Tube Screamer Sound!

When you plug into the Ibanez TSA15 combo guitar amplifier, you get instant access to a combination of real tube tone and the legendary distortion and overdrive of the TS9 Tube Screamer pedal. Built directly into the TSA15's preamp section, the Tube Screamer circuit lets you dial in genuine stompbox-style distortion. Even without the Tube Screamer section engaged, the TSA15 gives you the classic sound of an all-tube amp loaded with a real 12" Celestion speaker. And thanks to its dual-mode power switch, no matter how loudly or quietly you play the Ibanez TSA15 combo amplifier gives you the tone you demand.

Ibanez TSA15 Tube Screamer Series Combo Guitar Amplifier at a Glance:
  • Built-in Tube Screamer circuit injects classic stompbox distortion and drive into your amp
  • All-tube amplification combined with a genuine Celestion speaker provides timeless tone
  • Dual-mode power switch lets you drop down to 5-watts for small gigs, recording, and more
Built-in Tube Screamer circuit injects classic stompbox distortion and drive into your amp

The TSA15 gives you the sound of real TS9 Tube Screamer distortion/overdrive pedal built right into its preamp section. Why put a tube-style distortion effect in a real tube amp? Actually, the ultra-popular Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer is one of the few distortion stompboxes you'll find in front of tube amp stacks played by major-league guitarists. That's because it sounds great and does a phenomenal job of pushing tube amps past the breakup point. Add to that a built-in 6dB boost switch, and you can instantly launch the TSA15's Tube Screamer tone into high gear for even more classic overdrive goodness.

All-tube amplification combined with a genuine Celestion speaker provides timeless tone

Ignore the built-in Tube Screamer circuit for a second and simply consider the Ibanez TSA15 as a tube guitar amplifier. What you'll find is an all-tube design that combines a pair of 12AX7 preamp tubes and a pair of 6V6 power tubes - a tried-and-true recipe for classic tube-amp tone. Now add in the TSA15's 12" Celestion Seventy80 speaker, and you couldn't ask for a more classic style of guitar amplifier.

Dual-mode power switch lets you drop down to 5-watts for small gigs, recording, and more

The Ibanez TSA15's dual-mode power switch lets you get full tube-amp sound at manageable volumes. In addition to its regular 15-watt pentode mode, this features lets you drop the TSA15 into 5-watt triode mode. At five watts, the TSA15 gives you the perfect volume for playing smaller venues, practicing, and recording. More importantly, it also drops your headroom, so you get the same tube breakup and overdrive as you would if you were playing at the full 15 watts, only quieter.

Ibanez TSA15 Tube Screamer Series Combo Guitar Amplifier Features:
  • Super-versatile all-tube 1 x 12" combo guitar amplifier with classic Tube Screamer tone circuit onboard
  • 15-watt tube guitar amplifier that gives you more than enough output for midsize and larger venues
  • Bypassable Tube Screamer tone circuit includes overdrive, tone, and volume controls
  • Switchable 6dB boost lets you kick the preamp section into high gear
  • Optional IFS2G footswitch (not included) lets you toggle the Tube Screamer and 6dB boost on the fly
  • Dual-mode power switch lets you drop down to 5 watts for recording, rehearsing, and playing smaller venues
  • The tried-and-true combination of a 12AX7-driven preamp and a 6V6-driven power amp sounds amazing
  • A genuine 12" Celestion Seventy80 speaker puts the finishing touch on this amp's classic tube amp tone
Get real tube amp sound plus classic Tube Screamer tone with the Ibanez TSA15 combo guitar amplifier!

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Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 1
Total Power 15W/5W
Speaker Size 1 x 12"
Effects Yes (Tube Screamer Distortion/Overdrive)
Preamp Tubes 2 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x 6V6
Inputs 1 x TS
Outputs 5 x TS
Footswitch I/O Yes
Height 17.13"
Width 17.13"
Depth 8.7"
Weight 33 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number TSA15

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

Killer amp!

This is the best "small" amp you can buy! Every time I take it out and play I get asked "what is that" and "where can I get one". Just had a gig a couple days ago at a really small club. Never switched out of 5 watts. Still killed it. Way more clean headroom than a Blues JR, and way nastier too if desired. Blows a Blues JR out of the water. I sold one I had immediately after getting this one. Very well made. Mine did an end over end on a staircase a month or two ago. Rolled for about four steps before stopping. Took it in and plugged in - all was well. LOTS of additional input jacks for different Ohm cabs on the back. Effect loop. Just absolutely perfect if you want to grab a guitar in one hand and an amp in the other and head to the jam and/or practice. I would buy another one in a heartbeat if something happened to mine!
4.5/5

Steroidal Small Amp!

The tube screamer as always been a hot item for that crunch under control, but having one built into your amp is just priceless. There's a huge difference in what this guy can do at 15w over 5w. I use this as my primary guitar amp for a jam night we host in a bar. Guys drag in much stronger 75w/100w amps and I still keep up in the 15w boosted mode. Not frilly on tone control, because it doesn't need it, crisp punchy tube sound in clean. A little bit of pedal action and you get some serious gain and sustain out this amp. My only dig on it is the white tolex get's little small tears if I just look at it wrong. Still, if you treat it like a precious baby you might night get marks like I do throwing it in with all of the other gear. Great controls, and great power range. Loud enough to play with amateur drummers beating the hell out of my drummers kit...ugh, jam nights!
Music background: 40 years cover bands rock
4.5/5

Great Practice Amp

This is an awesome sounding amp for the musician that wants tube sound in a practice amp . This amp probably wont cut it against a drum set even with a timid drummer but when you are jammin by yourself its perfect. I keep it in my living room. Choice of 5W or 15W is nice. If you want a little more out of the amp consider changing the power tubes to Tung-Sol 6V6GT's. Nice mod (but not necessary) for this amp and adds tons of head room which is great because if you want to push the amp you can click on the TS circuit and the boost switch and crank it! Pre-amp tubes are Ruby's. Stock power tubes are Chinese Electron Tubes. Note: my amp is the Limited Edition Black model. Not sure if the tubes that came in it were different than the standard.
Music background: Jammer
4.5/5

A "big" small amp!

This design is brilliant, I switched to this after getting bored with a Blackstar HT-5 which had too much distortion too soon in the dial. But in clean mode too the TSA15 is awesome, it sounds like amps ten times more expensive. Do not know how Ibanez did it but this amp rocks! It proves you do not need ridiculously expensive gear for a great tone. You will not miss the reverb because with a delay pedal on the FX loop it sounds like it did. Anyway to have a good reverb on your tone chain you'd better have a separate unit not rely on amp built-in. To do so the amp would sell at a much higher price. What makes this package so attractive is that the Celestion 70/80 is a low price speaker which tell me that whoever wants more, bigger and possibly better can always go for the more expensive speakers out there. But it sounds so perfect the way it is I doubt you'll need to do that anyway.
Music background: Semi-pro music enthusiast
4.5/5

I love this amp

Like I said, I love this amp. I am not technical, I will just plainly state that the tube screamer/gain is perfect-real crunchy, warm and not over the top distortion. Boost switch is great. The clean channel is also brilliant. The amp is plenty loud and of course, it could be mic'd live. It is nice to have the option of 5 watts, too. I do not miss the lack of reverb. It is built well and is great looking. My ONLY issue is that if you have P-90 pick-ups, the amp can be slightly noisy when not playing. I am sure there is a way around this for those in the know. I do not use pedals but I have read that it handles them well. Awesome job, Ibanez.
Music background: Aging Punk Rocker
See also: Combo Amps, Ibanez, Ibanez Guitar Combo Amps