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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-14-2005, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez TN120 Thermion

We just received our first shipment of these amps... have you guys heard this thing yet? We A/B'd it against a Mesa Dual Rectifier head and a Marshall TSL100 Friday night and much to my surprise everyone at the shop liked the Ibanez better! This is quite an accomplishment considering the Ibanez is about $500.00 less than the Boogie or Marshall.

I'm a long time Dual Rec guy and we sell some high end amps here like Diezel and Roccaforte, but my Ibanez rep wasn't kidding when he said I was going to be impressed!

Drop me an email, phone call or PM for pricing and any other info.

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-14-2005, 05:08 PM
 
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I've tried that one i thought it was way better than all the mesa boogies and marshalls i've tryed.

But the only bad thing is, is that the guitar shop owner said that if isnt plugged in right it can catch on fire, have u heard that?
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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-15-2005, 08:47 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez TN120 Thermion

Where is it made?
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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-15-2005, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez TN120 Thermion

Any tube amp that isn't plugged into a speaker cabinet will blow the transformer, not just the Ibanez. This would be kind of like putting your car in neutral and putting the gas pedal all the way to the floor, your engine wouldn't last too long either!

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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-15-2005, 07:54 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez TN120 Thermion

o really didn't know that
learn somethin new every day
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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-30-2005, 10:08 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez TN120 Thermion

Please don't bother to answer my question.

Despite checking the Ibanez site, online sellers and extensive googling, came up with zip on the country of manufacture. Then, found a seller on e8ay and asked the question.

Yup, Made in China.
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post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-01-2005, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez TN120 Thermion

How else would they make an all tube amp that competes against the Marshall TSL and Mesa Dual Rectifier, for substantially less than both of these amps?
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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-02-2005, 09:42 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez TN120 Thermion

That's neither fair nor realistic. Comparing an unproven, virtually experimental product made in the Orient to 2 of the most reknown and celebrated amp manufacturers in the world with 70 years of combined R&D and marketing experience is like comparing your business to that of Donald Trump.

Peavey ValveKing 100w head may be a fairer comparison. Also made in the Peoples Republic of China but with a valve amp heritage stretching over 20 years.....and half the price of Ibanez's first ever tube amp. On second thoughts, that not a fair comparison either.

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post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-02-2005, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez TN120 Thermion

No offense, but this amp blows away just about every Peavey amp ever built.
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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-02-2005, 11:49 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez TN120 Thermion

Sounds interesting.

Any idea when/if this amp will be sold in Europe?
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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-02-2005, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez TN120 Thermion

Not sure, but we ship worldwide.
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Re: Ibanez TN120 Thermion

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Not sure, but we ship worldwide.
With the correct voltage? 220 volt.
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post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-02-2005, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez TN120 Thermion

With a step down xformer, sure!
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post #14 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-02-2005, 12:45 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez TN120 Thermion

I guess it would be better to wait for it to become available here, as the total cost and guarantee would be two negative experiences - and the need to purchase external units to even make it work.
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Re: Ibanez TN120 Thermion

As we say in Boston "I smell what you're steppin' in"!
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