Ibanez TSA15H 15-watt Tube Head

15W/5W All-tube Guitar Amplifier Head
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Real Tube Screamer Sound!

The Ibanez TSA15H amplifier head combines real all-tube tone with the classic distortion and drive of a TS9 Tube Screamer pedal. A pair of 12AX7s and a pair of 6V6 power tubes drive the TSA15H, providing gentle breakup when pushed. For rich fuzz and gritty overdrive, kick on the Tube Screamer circuit. Dual operation (15-watt pentode or 5-watt triode) gives you even more flexibility, allowing you to dial in the headroom you need to play in many different environments. Matched up with a TSA112C speaker cabinet, the TSA15H has enough output to comfortably carry midsize and larger venues. If you're looking for a flexible tube amp head for a great price, then the Ibanez TSA15H is an excellent choice.

Ibanez TSA15H Guitar Amplifier Head Features at a Glance:
  • 15-watt all-tube head
  • 2 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
  • 2 x 6V6 power amp tubes
  • Dual mode operation (15-watt pentode or 5-watt triode)
  • Genuine Tube Screamer circuit built into the front end
  • Tube Screamer (overdrive, tone, level) and amp (treble, bass, volume) controls
  • Footswitchable Tube Screamer and 6dB boost controls
Get real Tube Screamer sound from the all-tube Ibanez TSA15H guitar amplifier head!

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Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 1
Total Power 15W/5W
Effects Tube Screamer
EQ 2-band with Tube Screamer Tone
Number of Tubes 4
Preamp Tubes 2 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x 6V6
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 5 x TS
Effects Loop Yes
Footswitch I/O Yes
Height 6.77"
Width 14.5"
Depth 7.87"
Weight 22 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number TSA15H

Customer Reviews

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Great amp that's cheaper than some pedals!

Bought this as a back up amp and was pleasantly surprised. This amp really shines with pedals, it has a lot of clean headroom. With a Marshall in a box pedal and 4x12 it provides a more manageable stage volume with plenty of oomph! Non-pedal players can take advantage of the tube screamer channel to get their grit on. With a price this low, it's a no-brainer.

tsa 15

After having the amp for a month I want to update my review. After installing better tubes, anyone can do it, and putting a delay in the effects loop and finding the right settings for the tube screamer, I like all three knobs at one o'clock I honestly think its the best sounding amp I ever owned. I cannot believe the price tag, that's just my opinion though and it depends on what music you play but I plan on buying another one and just keeping it in the box. I'm actually afraid of it being discontinued.

Ibanez Hits One Outta The Park

Before purchasing the 15H I head read several product reviews on it. The main beef folks seemed to have was the sequence of the FX in relation to the Tube Screamer. I initially found this to be a bit irritating too. However, my solution was to put a gain boost in the loop (set pretty high) and not use the Screamer that much. I get a very natural tube breakup that way, which is exactly what I need! I can add fuzz, Screamer or whatever ITB when recording or at the end of the loop. Lots of options. This amp is a ton more usable than the Vox, Kustom and Line 'hybrid' amps I have owned. BTW I am using it with a 4 X 12" cab, and at 15w it's crazy loud! So much fun, and very flexible. I see myself using the Ibanez TSA 15H for many years to come. Thanks, Sean Geyer and Sweetwater!
Music background: Songwriter/Home Studio Nut

TSA15H - Wow!!

I was hoping this would be something to run my Mustang Floor Through - it does work great for that, but I have been enjoying plugging straight into the amp and using the built-in TS! No regrets

Out Fenders Fender

Had been looking for the "Fender" sound. Actually initially bought a Fender Supersonic. The Supersonic hissed on the clean channel and if you turned the reverb up past 2, the hum was so loud, it was horrible, especially considering its over a grand for the amp. Had heard about the Ibanez TSA series of amps. Bought the TSA15 head & matching 1x12 cab. It's a 1 channel amp, with a Tubescreamer in the amp. The clean channel is warm, musical and quiet. I haven't used the onboard TS, as I have a pedal. At 15w, its perfect for home use, but could be used out if mic'd. The best part is it takes pedals like a champ. I am running a Wampler Tumnus, Clarksdale and Deluxe Plexi through it and they just sing. For 1/2 the cost of Fender, the Ibanez is a superior amp, IMHO.
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