Ibanez TSA5TVR 5-watt 1x8" Tube Combo Amp with Tubescreamer

5-watt 1-channel All-tube 1x8" Guitar Combo Amplifier with Built-in TS9 Tube Screamer Tone Circuit, Reverb, and Jensen C8R Speaker
Ibanez TSA5TVR 5-watt 1x8
Ibanez TSA5TVR 5-watt 1x8
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Huge Tube Screamer Tone in a Cool, Retro Combo Amp!

The retro-inspired Ibanez TSA5TVR combo guitar amplifier gives you real tube tone with the distortion and overdrive of a TS9 Tube Screamer pedal. A perfect marriage of the TS9's super-popular stompbox-style distortion with an all-tube amp (complete with a genuine Jensen speaker), the TSA5TVR combo amp lets you dial in legendary overdrive tone right out of the box. What's more, this super-portable 5-watt combo delivers this tone at the perfect volume for small venues, rehearsing, and recording, making the Ibanez TSA5TVR one impressively versatile and cool-looking guitar amplifier.

Ibanez TSA5TVR 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 Jensen speaker provides timeless tone
  • Five watts of amplification gives you the perfect volume for small gigs, recording, and more
Built-in Tube Screamer circuit injects classic stompbox distortion and drive into your amp

The TSA5TVR 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? Ask any Sweetwater guitar expert - 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. When you kick in the TSA5TVR's Tube Screamer circuit, you'll be blown away by how huge this little amp can sound.

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

Ignore the built-in Tube Screamer circuit for a second and simply consider the Ibanez TSA5TVR as a tube guitar amplifier. What you'll find is an all-tube design that combines a 12AX7 preamp tube and a 6V6 power tube - a recipe for classic tube-amp tone in a small package. Now add in the TSA5TVR's 8" Jensen C8R speaker, and you couldn't ask for a more tried-and-true tube-amp tone.

Five watts of amplification gives you the perfect volume for small gigs, recording, and more

When you want big tube amp sound at not-so-big volumes, the Ibanez TSA5TVR is the tube amp you need. Five watts may not sound like much, but the TSA5TVR provides easily enough output for playing smaller venues. At the same time, five watts lets you pull back the volume without losing the breakup you need, making the TSA5TVR a wonderful guitar amplifier for recording and rehearsing, as well.

Ibanez TSA5TVR Tube Screamer Series Combo Guitar Amplifier at a Glance:
  • Retro-vibed all-tube 1 x 8" combo guitar amplifier with classic Tube Screamer tone onboard
  • Small and portable 5-watt tube guitar amplifier that gives you large tube-amp sound at reasonable levels
  • A great combo guitar amplifier for recording, rehearsing, and playing smaller venues
  • The combination of a 12AX7-driven preamp and a 6V6-driven power amp sounds amazing
  • A genuine 8" Jensen speaker puts the finishing touch on this amp's classic tube-amp tone
  • Authentic Accutronics spring reverb
  • Optional IFS2G footswitch (not included) lets you toggle the Tube Screamer circuit
Get real tube amp sound plus classic Tube Screamer tone with the Ibanez TSA5TVR combo guitar amplifier!

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Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 1
Total Power 5W
Speaker Size 1 x 8"
Reverb Yes
EQ 2-band
Preamp Tubes 1 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 1 x 6V6GT
Inputs 1 x TS
Height 19.6"
Width 13.19"
Depth 8.27"
Weight 18.2 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number TSA5TVR

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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4.5/5

Rockin' Little Amp!

This little monster has a ton of tone, thanks to the Tube Screamer circuit. I was pleasantly surprised by the clarity of the sound in both clean and dirty modes, coming from such a small (8") speaker. But I took off half a star because it does get a bit muddy when you crank it up to full volume. Not unsurprising perhaps, but nevertheless in today's market you can realistically expect perfection--there are many companies that achieve it. (Maybe a 10" speaker would handle the full volume?) Nevertheless, for such a small amp this baby puts out the goods, and at bedroom volumes. For years I've been aggravating my girlfriend with my Marshall half-stack blasting her out of the room. Now, I can get sweet tones all day long without competing with the living room surround sound. It takes pedals well, the reverb tank is full, and it responds well to guitar controls, just like a full-grown amp should. Can't help being entertained by the aesthetics, that was half the point of my purchase. But a good-looking paper weight is still just taking up space; the TSA5TVR pleases the eye while entertaining the ear.
Music background: Hobbiest
4.5/5

Great Amp

Wonderful small amp. looks cool and sounds great. The legs are fantastic to raise the amp up for better sound and easier to reach controls. I don't use the Tube Screamer channel much but this amp has fantastic clean sounds. The reverb isn't as deep as I would like but I use a simple Holy Grail reverb pedal that switches between "Hall" and "Spring" and has only one knob for depth. The two together sound wonderful. I haven't heard a better clean tone with reverb even in boutique amps costing up ten times as much.
4.5/5

Great Little Amp

Super clean tomes and classic Tube Screamer overdrive. I really like this amp. Its nice to have real spring reverb in a small amp like this. I gave it 4.5 stars because I would love it the reverb was a littler deeper. Its great for all sorts of playing but for very wet surf stuff I'd like a title deeper reverb

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Ibanez TSA5TVR Tube Screamer

Man, it's nice to hear an amp this small with real spring reverb!...This amp would be a go-to if I needed to record reedy '60s garage fuzz or Led Zeppelin-style leads....
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