TB25R review by Ibanez

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 6.8 (28 votes)
Ibanez: TB25R

Price paid: $ 380

Purchased from: H&H music

Sound — 10
I use a Squier Stratocaster from a starter kit since that's all I got. And the guitar ain't so good but the amp make its sound nice. It really suits any style I believe, metal, rock, slow soft rock, blues, country, jazz, but I mainly do metal and hard rock, which it is good for. It really has a mean overdrive once it gets past 5. So the distortion is brutal. It can't do the strange effects like wah or echo but it has a variety of distortion if you use the right settings. The clean channel is great. It's just perfect for country or anything clean. So I would say it sounds awsome too.

Overall Impression — 10
Overall it's a wonderfull amp. I have been playing for 2 years and I have a Squier Strat, an Ibanez distortion pedal (DS-7), and that's it. The distortion pedal and the amp really get along great. Like they were made for each other. If it were stolen, yes I would definately buy another one or something similar. My favorite feature is distortion and reverb, very nice. I really like this amp overall, no negitives about it for me. I chose it because really the other amps were wimpy and I wanted power and noise so I got this, it's not so big but it packs.

Reliability & Durability — 10
This amp I could depend on. I'm sure I could for a long time. I have had it for a half a year and it still sounds brand new. I could definatly use this at a gig with no backup. My old drummer used to love this amp because you can hear it well even over drums. The amp never has broken down and I don't expect it either. So I can really rely on it too.

Features — 10
I'm not exactly sure what year it was made in, possibly 2003 or 2004. First of all, second it was made in China. It is versitile for the style of music I play, mainly metal and rock. It has two channels, clean and OD, a headphone jack which you can use to get the sound from the amp to a computer or stereo, very cool. The amp is awesome so far it has everything I need, reverb, overdrive, bass, treble, middle, I use them all, you can make it do really cool sounds so I enjoy it. I have used it in garage bands I've been in and its loud. It definatly has the power I need for now. You can also store tuners or cables or anything in it since its hallow. So I would say features are great.

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