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Where are the Ibanez Promethean amps made?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Drubicle, Mar 7, 2010.


  1. Drubicle

    Drubicle

    Jul 28, 2008
    Houston
    Hello all. I was just wondering if anyone knew where the Ibanez Promethean amps are made. Just comparing it to the Markbass combos and trying to size up the potential reliability of the Promethean.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Bass Junkie

    Bass Junkie

    Nov 3, 2009
    Florida
    Same place all of today's wonderful technology is coming from.....China!:mad:
     
  3. Drubicle

    Drubicle

    Jul 28, 2008
    Houston
    darn. I was hoping Japan or at least mexico or something haha. Markbass is made in Italy right? Or do they also have a factory in china?
     
  4. rovito

    rovito

    Jun 26, 2005
    Maine
    All of the components for every amp are made in China. Does it matter where they are assembled? I think most of the copper still comes from Chile.
     
  5. Are you talking about the Ibanez amps, Markbass or all amps in general. If the latter than you re mistaken.
    Mesa Boogie still makes amps in the US out of mostly US parts last I checked. Likewise for a few other builders.
     
  6. Phil Jones owners don't seem to be complaining.

    Mike
     
  7. here we go again...:meh:
     
  8. PaulNYC

    PaulNYC

    Apr 2, 2009
    New York, NY
    i got paid for a gig once.
    Here's an interesting blog from an engineer who worked on the amp.

    click here


    I use my promethean as my home audio system in addition to my bass amp.
     
  9. Drubicle

    Drubicle

    Jul 28, 2008
    Houston
    I guess I expect too much from amps these days. I just traded some pedals for an Acoustic 118 amp from the late 70's- early 80's and everything still works perfectly on it. No issues. The combo just screams quality to me. I imagine the transistors and parts in this amp are of a better caliber. Guess stuff is cheaper these days but doesn't last as long.
    I will most likely (eventually) get a portable markbass or promethean.
    I appreciate the feedback guys :)
     
  10. Drubicle

    Drubicle

    Jul 28, 2008
    Houston
    Nice find Paul!
     
  11. Rick Auricchio

    Rick Auricchio Registered Bass Offender

    Some US-made parts. They're not going to find resistors, capacitors, transistors, switches, or pots made in the US any more.
     
  12. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    $886.54, reserve not met
    maybe you could still talk to him.
     
  13. Drubicle

    Drubicle

    Jul 28, 2008
    Houston
    ended up just buying the Promethean anyways and I am pretty happy that I did. Out of all the micro amps i've tried, this one sounds the most like a "real" bass amp. Tight, punchy, focused, loud and still has a good bass response. The markbass speaker sounds "rubbery" to my ears and the genz benz sounds too sterile and transparent. The gallien krueger mb210 sounds too thin to me. Glad I went with the promethean. With the combo (and head powering a hartke 4x10 transporter) this seriously gets loud and punchy. Hope I can get a good 5-7 years out of it before it breaks on me :)
     
  14. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    +1

    I played a Promethean combo at the STL GTG, and I could barely pull myself away from it!:bassist:
     
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