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    Ibanez Toneblaster opinions?

    I'm not a well off guy, but sometime this year I want to upgrade my amp, and I'm thinking of going half stack.

    The amp that caught my attention is the Ibanez Toneblaster series:

    Anyone have experience with these? Any good? Or do you know any good alternatives within the same sort of price range.

    I play metalcore/nu-metal/alt rock so it needs to be good for thick, distortion chords and clean melodic parts. I currently play through a Marshall AVT 100.

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    I've not played one for more than a couple of minutes but it's hardly much of an upgrade from your current amp, I'd advise looking on the used market and trying to score a second hand amp on the cheap, a 5150 is a good bet though it's not great on the cleans, hell a JCM 2000 is a good bet as if you're lucky you might be able to pick one up for about 400-450

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    I owned one from a couple of weeks. Honestly, going from an AVT to a Toneblaster is not an upgrade. It's just staying in the same league.

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    No offense to anyone who owns one, and obviously this is subjective, but those things suck imo.

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    For 200? Man, you're best saving up for double that and get something with tubes, nothing else will compare.

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    Yeah, I'll second all the, "That thing sucks, save up more and get something worth owning," comments.

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    I haven't played through the head, but the first generation Toneblaster cab was my first 4x12. It wasn't too bad for what it was and what it cost, but it's not going to be better than the AVT cab by enough to make it worth the money. It seems like it's more or less the same thing with the head. I'd say try to get a 5150 or a Line 6 head/rack of some sort. Then get a real cab when you can.

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    If you're running an AVT combo, then get a really decent cab first and run the AVT through that (heard it done by one of the guitarists in Of Oak And Iron, a band we played with in Winnipeg, and it sounded decent), then save up for a really decent amp

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