IBZ10G review by Ibanez

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 5.9 (56 votes)
Ibanez: IBZ10G

Price paid: $ 60

Purchased from: Firehouse Guitars

Sound — 8
I am using it with an Ibanez Ijx40 with H/S/S. It sounds good on clean, and the distortion is much better than most amps in a starter kit. It is a little noisy with the gain all of the way up, but not to bad. It has a pretty wide variety of sounds, clean, crunchy, natural overdrive, and heavy distortion. It has Gain, Volume, Bass, Middle and treble knobs.

Overall Impression — 9
I play rock and metal, and this works well, but if you are a beginner, or don't need a big amp, I would recommend this for any type of music. I have been playing over a year, and this is my only amp, I have played others though. I love the distortion with my DigiTech Death Metal pedal. I compared it with a Squier 10 Watt, and the distortion was horrible. The only thing I wish it had was effects. Overall this is a great begginer, or bedroom amp.

Reliability & Durability — 10
I have had it over a year, and has yet to fail me. It is a little small to use at a gig, but if I had to, I would without a backup. It seems pretty solid overall, it has no tubes, so you don't need to worry about those. Also the knobs seem to be made well.

Features — 8
The Ibanez 10G has 10 watts of output, and a 6.5 inch Power Jam speaker. It has Input, CD In and Headphone jacks. I play mostly rock and metal, and it sounds good, it came with a starter kit and sounds better than most amps in other starter kits. I use this amp in my bedroom and it has plenty of power. I wish it had some effects.

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    fastmguy wrote: proguitarist11 wrote: zyxdragon wrote: why would someone make a review of this amp? amen. wut a fag whoever did this. this amp blows anus. get a real amp seriously guys which of you started with a marshall stack? theres no point investing in a great amp if you dont know youre gonna stick with it. Thus the term BEGINNER AMP. At least i thought the reviews were clear enough to state it was a beginner amp. whatever.
    +1! Those guys are idiots.
    zyxdragon wrote: why would someone make a review of this amp?
    amen. wut a fag whoever did this. this amp blows anus. get a real amp
    "The cabinet has an open back design for your low end response while the 3-band EQ keeps your highs intact." erm, you get better bass response from a ported cab with closed backs
    maiden owns
    this amp is great for beginners but for real players line 6 is the best distortion
    Angelus Mortem
    Ibanez just really does not make junk. Yes, this is OBVIOUSLY a beginner/practice amp. 10 Watts tells the tale there *duh*. I own a Guitar ( soon 2 be 2 guitars and 1 bass ) and Chorus pedal from Ibanez that are WELL worth what i paid for them.