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Ibanez TBX150H Tone Blaster Xtreme Guitar Amp Head  

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    For the big gigs.

    The TBX150H Tone Blaster Xtreme Guitar Amp Head rocks as hard as an Ibanez guitar. 150W means you're covered for most venues. 2 discreet channels, each with their own 3-band active EQ and a parametric midrange in second channel gives you tons of tonal flexibility. The Normal channel features switchable overdrive, and the Hot channel has switchable boost. Both channels have gain, volume, reverb, and resonance controls.

    An effect loop lets you hook up outboard effects, while LED indicators for Channel, Reverb, Overdrive, and Boost take away any guesswork about how you're set up.

    Features
    • 150W at 4 ohms
    • Two discreet channels
    • 2 separate 3-band active EQs with parametric midrange on channel 2
    • Normal Channel w/Switchable Overdrive
    • Hot Channel w/Switchable Boost
    • Gain and Volume Controls Each Channel
    • Reverb and Resonance
    • Channel, Reverb, Overdrive and Boost Footswitch Jacks
    • Accessory Compartment
    • LED Indicators for Channel, Reverb, Overdrive, and Boost
    • Effect Loop

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    TBX150H Tone Blaster Xtreme Guitar Amp Head Specifications:

    • 25"W x 10.1"H x 10.1"D
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    IbanezTBX150H Tone Blaster Xtreme Guitar Amp Head
     
    4.7

    (based on 62 reviews)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The Ibanez Tone Blaster amp head is super durable!

    Overall, this amp is exactly what I need in an amp; rugged, well-rounded, and dependable. I've been playing this amp on the road since January 2008 and it's been through a lot....Read complete review

    Overall, this amp is exactly what I need in an amp; rugged, well-rounded, and dependable. I've been playing this amp on the road since January 2008 and it's been through a lot. Good shows, bad shows, band practice, etc. The Ibanez Tone Blaster has been there for me when I needed it the most, and I know I can rely on it to melt people's faces night after night.
    The features are awesome. This amp has a good clean tone that can get really sweet when you use a little bit of the gain. As far as the distortion channel goes, you have enough tone-shaping abilities that you can model any amp you can imagine out of it. I don't really use the "X-mode" feature that much, but it's useful if you want to make your tone stand out a little bit more and have a sort of squawky sound to it. I really like how there's a secret compartment in the back to put cables and stuff. Now I don't have to carry a little bag to put them in.
    The quality is awesome for the price! The tone does the job, the knobs and buttons are heavy-duty, and it's really a durable amp. The reason I'm giving this amp a 10 on quality is because I used it at an outside gig and it got soaked with rain right before we had to play. I was worried we wouldn't be able to play our set and that I'd have to buy a new head before our next show, but this amp and the cab that goes with it worked perfectly regardless of the rain! It's a VERY well built piece of gear.
    This head and the cab combined cost less than most heads out there, and this Ibanez has a lot more potential than a lot of those amps do. The value is basically unbeatable.

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    Bad Amp

    I've had this amp for a little over a year now and it has completly fallen apart. The input and output jacks are made out of plastic nuts so they are fragile. One day...Read complete review

    I've had this amp for a little over a year now and it has completly fallen apart. The input and output jacks are made out of plastic nuts so they are fragile. One day I accidently stepped on my cord and it totally broke the input jack. Shouldn't have broke but I can understand somewhat. Another day I was placing a cord in my output jack in the back and the nut just broke off. My overdrive light burned out. The most frusterating thing was when I couldn't get much volume out of it. After I broke the main input jack I later took it apart and was able to put my cord into the jack. Not the best fix in the world but it worked. It started out working great again and after a few weeks it just stoped producing volume. Now I almost can't hear it. Ibanez is very difficult to get a hold of too. They hide there number so I had to search for a really long time online before I found it. They offer a 2year warrenty on this product and my problem qualifys as a warrenty fix. They wanted me to pay shipping to them and they will pay it back. I shouldn't really have to pay shipping on it at all since its there product that went bad. I have yet to deal with this. I would NOT reccomend buying this product. Mine has completly fallen apart.

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    4.0

    Stop Reading and JUST BUY IT

    By Jon Doe of Disgraced

    from Conneaut , OH

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • A bit heavy
    • Jacks Are Weak
    • Not Rackable

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Ibanez TBX150H Tone Blaster Xtreme Guitar Amp Head:

    If you waffling on buying this or another amp at this price ... BUY THIS ONE ... even if your willing to spend more .. This Head may still be better.
    I have owned this Amp since 09 and has been my main Gig Head for 4 bands and it has so many gigs under its belt .. and has yet to give me any problems with sound.
    The jacks are weak but what jacks aren't .. but here is the reason I bring up the jacks .. the back ones that connect to the cab .. can only be replaced through Ibanez.. so make sure you don't try to lift this thing off the cab with out disconnecting everything.
    Don't let the other reviews steer you wrong .. with if you don't own the thousand bux amp then its garbage .. not true .. nothing wrong with gigging on a budget.
    The Cleans are a Warm but I don't mind it too much it goes well with my Strymon Blue Sky. and The Distortion Channel is about as un complex as you can get Low Mid High Volume and Double Tone knob and a Hugh knob .. sounds great .. I even jam my squire with stock pick ups with it and I sound exactly like the New Norma Jean sound.
    A Neat Feature with this .. if you plug an Original Cry Baby Wah in this thing .. The Hugh Reverses the Wah effect and gives that Bodies from Drowning Pool Effect and flip to Clean and u get your wah back.
    So Its Road Worthy .. Sounds Great .. and Unreal Cheap .. Buy it

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Killer Price, Killer Tone

    By Andrew Nye

    from Bay area

    Comments about Ibanez TBX150H Tone Blaster Xtreme Guitar Amp Head:

    Let me start out by saying, this is one loud solid state. the first time i had band practice with it, a guy down the street 3 houses down said he could hear it in his back room and he threatened to call the cops! this amp is at a great price and you cant beat the tone, it has a tight, punchy metal tone with a warm and deep overdriven clean sound. although the cleans on this amp are sub par, its a must have for metal players you can dial back the mids and crank the frequency and get a really great modern metal tone. i play it through a line 6 flextone 412 cab and it sounds killer, and if you think this isnt enough, i compete with a Marshall JCM900 for stage volume and this will kick its butt if its cranked all the way. The only complaint i have is that it rings quite a bit when the gain is on full which can be corrected with a noise supressor but just something to keep in mind when buying this.
    This amp is actually prettly barbones, an effects loop, 3 band EQ on the clean channel (4 on the Lead channel) and an "x mode" button that more or less makes your tone tighter on the lead channel. it also has a hue nob to dial up the brightness of your tone but cranked, it doesnt make much of an effect. the mid range is average and the bass range is actually very large and can be overpowering at times when you have it up at higher volume and can get kind of muddy. it has two speaker outputs and a footswitch input but thats about it.
    The quality is so-so. its made out of cheap telex (which i dont even think is telex) but it comes in a relitivly solid chasis. the nobs are plastic with chrome paint on them and the inputs are also made of you guessed it, plastic. with all that said, its an affordably priced amplifier so im definateley not complaining.
    The value you achive with this amp is astounding! for the price you cant beat it!

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    5.0

    Save your time reading reviews, buy the amp NOW

    By Johnathon Jackson

    from Atlanta, Georgia

    Comments about Ibanez TBX150H Tone Blaster Xtreme Guitar Amp Head:

    Once again, you're wasting your time reading reviews. If you play metal, get the Ibanez TBX150H. They could honestly sell this thing for a LOT more, I think Ibanez are ripping themselves off.

    No other solid state head compares. Buy it.
    Let me start off by saying I LOVE this head. I play it out of a B-52 412-A, and nothing I have EVER played sounds like this, tube, solid state, I don't give a DAMN. This has the kind of laser-drenched, Global positioning-focused, demonic, searing tone I've been searching for, for more than a decade. I remember my first time playing and learning a power chord, this amp gives me that feeling all over again.

    The features suit me very well. It has a non digital EQ, meaning I set my tone and my tone is set for as long as I want. Two channels with their own equalizers, and the clean has a nice overdrive setting as well. The reverb is a little weak, and X-Mode doesn't do much for me, but I'll be honest, it doesn't need anything extra. One great feature on the distorted channel is the mid scoop, basically letting you turn the mid to whatever frequency, then letting you select exactly how much of it you want. You can get that nostril-crushing thrash tone or low-ended, sludgy riffage, whatever you want.
    Keeping in mind I haven't had the amp for long, it seems extremely solid. There's nothing bad I can say about it's quality.

    It's basically in keeping with other ibanez products. If you do ever have a problem with it, it comes with a 5 year limited warranty from ibanez.
    Gets a 10 on value. Never have I heard an amp this godlike, for the price it beats everything in it's class, EVERYTHING. In fact, there is no reason to get any other amp, specifically if you play metal or hard rock.

    you will need to buy the pedal to go with your amp, if you plan to switch channels or effects while playing. This, however, does not detract from the value of the head itself.

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    1.0

    Bad Amp

    Comments about Ibanez TBX150H Tone Blaster Xtreme Guitar Amp Head:

    I've had this amp for a little over a year now and it has completly fallen apart. The input and output jacks are made out of plastic nuts so they are fragile. One day I accidently stepped on my cord and it totally broke the input jack. Shouldn't have broke but I can understand somewhat. Another day I was placing a cord in my output jack in the back and the nut just broke off. My overdrive light burned out. The most frusterating thing was when I couldn't get much volume out of it. After I broke the main input jack I later took it apart and was able to put my cord into the jack. Not the best fix in the world but it worked. It started out working great again and after a few weeks it just stoped producing volume. Now I almost can't hear it. Ibanez is very difficult to get a hold of too. They hide there number so I had to search for a really long time online before I found it. They offer a 2year warrenty on this product and my problem qualifys as a warrenty fix. They wanted me to pay shipping to them and they will pay it back. I shouldn't really have to pay shipping on it at all since its there product that went bad. I have yet to deal with this. I would NOT reccomend buying this product. Mine has completly fallen apart.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great amp

    By gtslow

    from Tomball, TX

    Comments about Ibanez TBX150H Tone Blaster Xtreme Guitar Amp Head:

    I bought this amp after my Line 6 went out. This is the 7th amp that I have played on though. I will say it sounds the best. This amp is a Metal amp, and with that being said it is very good at what it was meant for. Love it.
    Great amp to start with. Gain channel is very good and has enough gain from amp alone, without the need for a distortion pedal. The x-mode brings out the mids more and in my opinion, really makes this amp shine. Cleans are alot better than i though they would be. Not the best but very good. I did not buy the matching cabinet. After researching, I discovered the ibanez cabinet just could not keep up with this head. I purchased the B-52 ls412 cab. to get the job done. I also purchased a noise suppressor pedal (highly recomended for this amp do to the high gain). Sound is amazing!
    Good quality for an amp in this price range. Remember this is not a $2k Mesa. Really though, It seems to be build very well.
    Cant beat this amp for the money, Period.

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    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Ibanez Tone Blaster amp head is super durable!

    By CalebTheBarnes

    from Valdosta, GA

    Comments about Ibanez TBX150H Tone Blaster Xtreme Guitar Amp Head:

    Overall, this amp is exactly what I need in an amp; rugged, well-rounded, and dependable. I've been playing this amp on the road since January 2008 and it's been through a lot. Good shows, bad shows, band practice, etc. The Ibanez Tone Blaster has been there for me when I needed it the most, and I know I can rely on it to melt people's faces night after night.
    The features are awesome. This amp has a good clean tone that can get really sweet when you use a little bit of the gain. As far as the distortion channel goes, you have enough tone-shaping abilities that you can model any amp you can imagine out of it. I don't really use the "X-mode" feature that much, but it's useful if you want to make your tone stand out a little bit more and have a sort of squawky sound to it. I really like how there's a secret compartment in the back to put cables and stuff. Now I don't have to carry a little bag to put them in.
    The quality is awesome for the price! The tone does the job, the knobs and buttons are heavy-duty, and it's really a durable amp. The reason I'm giving this amp a 10 on quality is because I used it at an outside gig and it got soaked with rain right before we had to play. I was worried we wouldn't be able to play our set and that I'd have to buy a new head before our next show, but this amp and the cab that goes with it worked perfectly regardless of the rain! It's a VERY well built piece of gear.
    This head and the cab combined cost less than most heads out there, and this Ibanez has a lot more potential than a lot of those amps do. The value is basically unbeatable.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awsome amp!!!

    By christopher nealey

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Ibanez TBX150H Tone Blaster Xtreme Guitar Amp Head:

    i got this amp cause i needed something new and louder than what i had but i needed something cheap so i bought this head an the 320 watt ibanez cabinet an i must say it was worth every cent, i honestly would say the price is a steal. i can turn it on 4 an cover the drums up. it is perfect to play heavy metal, even more so death metal. even some of my band mates was suprised, an they are more into Line 6, peavy, etc. the only flaw is you will need a effect pedal if you wonna play on something other than clean or distortion. but overall i would recomend this amp to anyone exspectly if your lookin for a good quality amp at a low price. YOU WONT REGRET IT!

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Metal Player

    Comments about Ibanez TBX150H Tone Blaster Xtreme Guitar Amp Head:

    One of the best amps I ever had /m/ Thanx

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    TOTALLY FREAKING AWESOME I LOVE THIS AMP!!!

    By sinlapse13

    from stalkers...

    Comments about Ibanez TBX150H Tone Blaster Xtreme Guitar Amp Head:

    this mp can take anything from jazz to the heaviest metal tones, all with no affect pedal needed! the hot channel can really give you that amazing metal crunch

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Amp...better than I expected

    By Buke

    from Clemson, South Carolina

    Comments about Ibanez TBX150H Tone Blaster Xtreme Guitar Amp Head:

    I bought this amp as a back up for my all tube amp and was blown away with the tone. I've already got a complete pedal board so I didn't need an amp with cheesy effects built into it. I plugged it into my cabinet with celestion vintage 30's and a/b'ed with my Carvin Legacy amp and was able to match the tones almost exactly. This amp has got tons of different tones and plenty of gain. I keep the gain at about 60% which is plenty, especially when I step on my tubescreamer. The mid frequency sweep knob is awesome. Crank up the amp until you get feedback, sweep the mid frequency knob until it goes away...theres your sweet spot for that guitar. All amps should have this feature.

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