#1
My bandmate has his heart set on an Ibanez ToneBlaster for a new amp. Neither of us know whether he should get the 65W combo or the 150W combo. We only play gigs in clubs and other small venues. He wants it to retain good tone at low volumes, and he will use it to practice as well.

So, UG, which amp do you think is more appropriate?

EDIT: Both amps are SS.
Gear:

Ibanez XPT707FX
Ibanez RG7321 (DiMarzio D-Activator 7 Pickups)

Dunlop Crybaby 535Q Wah-Wah
DigiTech Whammy WH-4
Boss RC-20XL Loop Station

Line 6 Flextone III Plus w/FBV2 Footswitch
Last edited by BMXfreak000 at Oct 7, 2008,
#3
that amp sucks, very badly. it is absolutely horrible, look elsewhere
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#4
pfff
Shit.... very very weak disto..... Why not a Valvestate or a Blues custom?
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#5
I had the 15w one...dude...get a tube!
it's pretty nice for a SS just not worth the money for 150w.
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#6
Those amps are awful. It was my first amp, and a Spider III was better. That says something. Do NOT let him buy one.

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#7
I know it sucks, but no matter how much I tell him to find something better, he doesn't budge.

Just answer the original question.
Gear:

Ibanez XPT707FX
Ibanez RG7321 (DiMarzio D-Activator 7 Pickups)

Dunlop Crybaby 535Q Wah-Wah
DigiTech Whammy WH-4
Boss RC-20XL Loop Station

Line 6 Flextone III Plus w/FBV2 Footswitch
#8
65w will be less suckage in terms of size, but, it gets worse as it gets louder, so 150w might be better if it offers more headroom.
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65w will be less suckage in terms of size, but, it gets worse as it gets louder, so 150w might be better if it offers more headroom.


This.

But, the amps suck. Badly. If you gig with them, you'll probably find less people will book you as your tone will suck - and the crowd will hate you all.
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#11
Same as everyone else. I tried a 65w version, and even at low volumes it sounded like Roise O'Donnel's voice. I honestly thought the MG100DFX I tried had a better tone.
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#12
Both are nothing more than oversized practice amps. For the love of God and all that is holy, please oh please sway him in a different direction. He will hate that amp in about 2 months
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#13
No, just no. They both suck, take your pick.
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#14
Let him get that amp, then unplug him before every show.
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