#1
Title says it all. I just need to know cause I can't find anything wrong with it unlike the vast majority of internet guitar folks. For the price, its definitely bang for the buck if you're into heavy metal: Lots of gain, has great cleans, and pedal friendly unlike the spiders. And people, could we please be sensible with our answers?
Thank you.
#2
It is a cheap and for the same price or a little more you can get a better amp.

Now that doesnt mean it is a terrible amp, just that you can do better for a similar price. The Cabs are very bad though and there is no denying that.
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#3
Toneblaster. Its name says it all.

There are alternative amplifiers that are better.
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#4
Quote by lemurflames
Toneblaster. Its name says it all.

There are alternative amplifiers that are better.


What would you suggest? Keeping in mind that the fight here is with both tone and ferocity of gain.
#5
Quote by Robbgnarly
It is a cheap and for the same price or a little more you can get a better amp.

Now that doesnt mean it is a terrible amp, just that you can do better for a similar price. The Cabs are very bad though and there is no denying that.


Thanks! If you could name a few that would be great! I just can't seem to find amps in that price range that can give the same brutal distortion and have better tones. I've never really been particular in differentiating SS and tubes; They both have their strengths and down points (Well, the tubes in that price range at least. )
#6
theres a bloke on youtube who does a load of great 80's metal covers with a tbx head, sounds pretty damn good if you ask me
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Quote by tfpoec2
Thanks! If you could name a few that would be great! I just can't seem to find amps in that price range that can give the same brutal distortion and have better tones. I've never really been particular in differentiating SS and tubes; They both have their strengths and down points (Well, the tubes in that price range at least. )

Wow $250 new That is kinda hard,I thought they were $350.
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#9
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Its an oversized practice amp that blasts out shit tone.


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#10
For the same price, you could get an Ampeg VH140c and sound way more brutal with even better cleans.

Or you could save your money and get a used Peavey Ultra, 6505, 5150, XXX, JCA50, etc.
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#11
I have a question. What is the point of these threads? If the beef against an amp is "It sounds bad", and you think it sounds good, is someone really going to be able to explain to you over the internet that it sounds bad, and you are wrong? It someone really going to say some magical sentence and make you say "Oh, you're right! I understand why everyone hates them all, my bad!"?
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#12
It's no Engl but it's certainly not as bad as people make it out to be, as it's true analog SS circuitry, not digital bullshit. With a really good cab it can actually sound decent:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXICjkabyXE

That guy also has a recording of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_jDB7O5oZA


It can also sound good with an insane player behind it (though this one is an older TBX, which sound better than the new ones):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q38slG5e_So&feature=related


Of course, if you can get your hands on an Ampeg VH140c then you might as well forget the TBX. But I seriously don't understand how people can possibly say that the TBX sounds worse than an MG. Really, nothing drives me up the fucking wall like the sound of a 13 year old with his MG trying to play G'nR with that horrid, buzzy, fake, scratchy and weak tone that almost makes every note sound out of tune. The MG just has that... sound. Same with the Spider. Look up any guitar cover of any song on Youtube done by a teenage guitarist using one and you'll see what I mean.
#13
Quote by souperman08
I have a question. What is the point of these threads? If the beef against an amp is "It sounds bad", and you think it sounds good, is someone really going to be able to explain to you over the internet that it sounds bad, and you are wrong? It someone really going to say some magical sentence and make you say "Oh, you're right! I understand why everyone hates them all, my bad!"?


Well, my reason was to hear from a perspective different from my own. After taking into account what other people say, I might realize something I haven't really thought of before after they share their insight and their suggestions as to what may be better by comparison.
#14
Quote by tfpoec2
Title says it all. I just need to know cause I can't find anything wrong with it unlike the vast majority of internet guitar folks. For the price, its definitely bang for the buck if you're into heavy metal: Lots of gain, has great cleans, and pedal friendly unlike the spiders. And people, could we please be sensible with our answers?
Thank you.
I don't really consider the TBX amps to be great clean or pedal friendly, but that's just me.
#15
The answer to the first post's question can be answered with one word - ears. That's why people don't like the TBX; they have ears. I suggest that you get yours checked by a physician.
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#16
Quote by al112987
I don't really consider the TBX amps to be great clean or pedal friendly, but that's just me.

yep, when i see "great clean" and "pedal friendly" used to describe an amp i think of the vox AC30, fender twin reverb, etc..

the TBX is unpopular because a lot of people don't like it. simple as that.
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