Tone King Amps

Tone King is one of those little known vintage amp companies that doesn’t go for big name recognition.  Instead, they focus on building the best quality amps they can.  Each and every piece has to be the best or it’s not going into a Tone King.  tone-kingEvery Tone King amp is hand built by Mark Bartel, the designer for the company.  He puts his all into each and every amp, so you know you’re getting a true masterpiece that’s going to sound amazing.  This means, however, that getting a Tone King amp can take quite some time since the products are not mass produced.

Tone King currently offers two different amps for sale The first is the Imperial.  This amp delivers all the great sounds of the 1950s and 1960s, and it looks the part, too.  It brings players that slightly spongy feel and raw tone that an amp this old should provide, but it is made with only the finest modern parts.  The Imperial is a 20 watt amp that is pretty lightweight.  It has two preamp channels, tremolo, and reverb, and it’s a very nice amp for small gigs or practicing at home.

The other Tone King amp is new for 2009, and it’s called the Metropolitan.  Tone King describes it as their finest amp ever, and it’s a completely new sound and design for the company.  It features a three-dimensional sound, a warm resonance, and a nice midrange chime.  The new cabinet design gives it an interesting new look, and the state of the art Phase-4 output power control, a Tone King exclusive, allows you to change the power level from 0.1 watts to the maximum of 40 watts for both the power tube overdrive and the distortion.

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Tone King Meteor 40 Series II Tube Guitar Amplifier
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Tone King Comet A 1x12 Guitar Amplifier USED Excellent Condition w Footswitch
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Tone King Imperial MKII Brown Cream
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NEW TONE KING METROPOLITAN 2X12 GUITAR SPEAKER CABINET BLACK
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Tone King Metropolitan Guitar Amplifier Amp 1x12 Combo w Padded Case
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NEW TONE KING FALCON 12 WATT 1 X 10 BOUTIQUE TUBE COMBO BUILT IN ATTENUATOR
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Tone King Royalist 45 Watt Tube Amp Head w original box
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Tone King Imperial Guitar Tube Amp 20th Anniversary Ed w Ironman and cover
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Tone King Imperial Combo 20 watt Guitar Amp
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Tone King Imperial 20th Ann Hand wired 20 Watt Combo Amp w Slip + Footswitch
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TONE KING ROYALIST 45 WATT AMP HEAD IRONMAN ATTENUATOR FX LOOP
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Tone King Metropolitan Amp
Tone King Metropolitan Amp $2,699.00
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Tone King Imperial MkII 1x12 Electric Guitar Combo Amplifier
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Fender Vibro King 3 Tone Sunburst Birdseye Gold FSR Limited Edition DEAL
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Light Duty Economy ATA Case for Tone King 20W 1x12 Imperial Tube Amp
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Diamond Plate Laminate ATA 3 8 Case for Tone King 20W 1x12 Imperial Tube Amp
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Diamond Plate Light Duty 1 4 ATA Case for Tone King 20W 1x12 Imperial Tube Amp
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1 4 Ply Case For Tone King 20W 1x12 Imperial Tube Amplifier ID 2275x1075x20
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Light Duty ATA Case for Tone King 20W 1x12 Imperial Tube Amp ID 2275x1075x20
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Tone King Falcon, Black Tone King Falcon, Black
List Price: $1,895.00

The Falcon was the first amp we un-boxed from Tone King and as soon as we fired it up there was a total work stoppage at Music Store Live. People came out of their offices and the warehouse and piled into our showroom with the intoxicated grin of a kid on Christmas morning. "What... IS .... THAT?!?!", we all said collectively. It should be no surprise to hear that the Falcon has grown into an MSL favorite. We think this might be the ONLY amp you need to record your next hit guitar based song. It is ridiculously easy to get incredible tone with this killer and no studio, or smaller gig for that matter, should be without one.

Tone King Royalist 45W Head mkII Tone King Royalist 45W Head mkII
List Price: $2,675.00

TONE KING ROYALIST 45W HEAD MKII The Tone King Royalist 45 MK II perfectly captures the essence of early British rock tone from sweet, chime-like chords to raging leads. Series-wired effects loop is tube buffered for superb transparency. Built-in Ironman II power attenuator delivers the genuine tone and feel of a full stack, even at bedroom volume. SPECS: Preamp: Single Channel Vol, Treb, Mid, Bass, Presence Output Power: 45W Tubes: 3x 12AX7, 1x6v6GT, 2xEL34 Attenuator: Ironman II Precision Compensated Power Attenuator Tuned Reactive Load Six Attenuation Steps: 0db, -3db, -9db, -15db, -24db, -36db Fletcher-Munson Volume Level EQ Compensation Selectable 4, 8, and 16 ohm speaker impedance Color: Black FX Loop: Tube Driven Series Loop All Tube Signal Path (Driver and Receiver) Fully Buffered Series Loop Front Panel Effects Bypass Switch Line-Out: Line out jack (on back panel) 1/4″ Unbalanced Line-Out for driving another amplifier, recording device, or any level input Adjustable level control on back panel Calibration: Output Stage calibration available on back panel Bias Current: Test points and adjustment control on back panel (multimeter required) Screen voltage: Test points and adjustment control on back panel (multimeter required) Dimensions: 24-1/16″ W x 9″ T x 9-5/8″ D

Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Deluxe Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Deluxe
List Price: $379.00

From Origin: The Cali76 Compact Deluxe is an 1176-style studio-grade FET compressor, featuring high-current, low-noise, discrete Class-A circuitry and a dedicated parallel compression control... all contained in one compact, stompbox-sized package! We've managed to build all of the functionality from our flagship Cali76 Standard into this little marvel - and we've added the much-requested parallel mix control previously only found on our limited editions. Separate controls for Attack, Release and Ratio let you precisely tailor your tone, from transparent transient control to flat-out limiting and monster sustain. Meanwhile, the elegant jewel lamp functions as an intuitive three-colour gain reduction meter. The ace in the hole is the Dry Blend control, which lets you mix your dry signal back in with your compressed guitar tone for true parallel compression. An indispensable studio recording technique, parallel compression gives you all of the tone thickening and increased sensitivity of the Cali76, while keeping hold of the natural dynamic expression in your playing. It's the ultimate in transparent compression and sustain. By blending your "honest" guitar tone together with more subtle compression, you can also create the kind of three-dimensional, sparkling tone that you're used to hearing on records, not coming out of your amp.

Recording King RK-R35-BR Madison Tone Ring Banjo, Maple Resonator Recording King RK-R35-BR Madison Tone Ring Banjo, Maple Resonator

Our Madison RK-R35 gives banjo players the option of a high-quality, great-sounding banjo with a classic Mastertone-style tone ring and flange. The Recording King Madison RK-R35 is built around a 3-ply steam bent maple rim, from the exact same construction and materials used in the best-selling RK-R80. It has a maple neck with an adjustable two-way truss rod and a comfortable rosewood fretboard. With a 24-hook brass tension hoop, players can adjust the head tension as precisely as on any world-class banjo. The planetary tuners, geared 5th peg and dual coordinator rods are effective professional components, and add an authentic feel to these impressive banjos. The Madison RK-R35 has a maple resonator with a hand-rubbed brown matte finish. We build it with a Mastertone-style bell brass cast tone ring and a Mastertone-style one-piece flange. The Madison peg head and fretboard feature our Seagull inlay, for a banjo that looks as classic as it sounds. The American threaded nickel-plated hook and nut hardware, as well as the true presto-style tailpiece and armrest are the same as featured on the popular RK-Scout. Like the other Madison banjos, the Madison Deluxe comes standard with an authentic Remo head. Features/Specs: Mastertone-style Bell Brass Cast Tone Ring Mastertone-style One-piece Banjo Flange Maple Resonator Maple Neck with Adjustable Truss Rod 3-Ply Steam Bent Maple Rim 24 Hook Brass Tension Hoop Rosewood Fretboard Seagull Fretboard Inlay Bone Nut Recording King Compound Angle Peghead Black Peghead Overlay with Mother of Pearl Inlay American Threaded Hooks and Nuts Dual Coordinator Rods Planetary Tuners Presto-Style Tailpiece Maple/Ebony 5/8" Bridge Remo Frosted Head, 11" High Crown Hand-Rubbed Brown Satin Finish Nickel-Plated Hardware Limited Lifetime Warranty

XLR Cable 5 Pack (3 Feet) in Black - Digital Audio Cable Male to Female 3 Pin XLR Connector - XLR Microphone Cord & Speaker Cable Compatible with Speakers, Patch Bays, Stage Lightning & Preamps XLR Cable 5 Pack (3 Feet) in Black - Digital Audio Cable Male to Female 3 Pin XLR Connector - XLR Microphone Cord & Speaker Cable Compatible with Speakers, Patch Bays, Stage Lightning & Preamps
List Price: $7.90

From Kable King, Leading Audio Cable Supplier • Safe and fast audio transmission with advanced technology • 1000's of happy users XLR Male to XLR Female Cable for Audio Transmission Offering the best and easiest XLR connection to microphones or other professional recording, mixing, lightning equipments, providing a fast and secure connection. XLR cable compatible with any devices using a female or male XLR port. Better, Faster High quality nickel plated connection points and premium quality copper supports fast audio transmission speed. Smart Solution for Audio Transmission Plug & play design makes it easy to set up, simply connect at each end and you're good to go! Superior Audio Transmission with Superior Materials Made from high quality materials, which offer the best speed and protection for the cable. The flexible jacket makes it easy to install, even in very space restricted areas like tight corners. Unrivaled Durability Designed with high quality copper, providing maximum durability, withstanding even extreme circumstances, like bending, stretching and twisting. Nickel plated connection points are shielding the audio cable against corrosion to minimize interferences for perfect signal. Specifications • Color: Black • Length: 3 Feet • Connector 1: XLR Cable Male • Connector 2: XLR Cable Female Package Content 5 Pack - 3ft XLR Male to XLR Female Cable in Black

Recording King RK-R36-BR Madison Tone Ring Banjo, Mahogany Resonator Recording King RK-R36-BR Madison Tone Ring Banjo, Mahogany Resonator
List Price: $1,049.99

The Recording King Madison RK-R36 is for every banjo player looking for a high-quality, great-sounding instrument that won't break the bank. The RK-R36 is built with a Mastertone-style bell brass cast tone ring and one-piece flange just like our best-selling RK-R35, but with a select mahogany resonator and neck. The 24-hook brass tension hoop allows the head to be adjusted to the perfect tension, and the nickel-plated hardware matches vintage Mastertone-style specs at a fraction of the price. Features/Specs: Mahogany Resonator Mastertone-Style Bell Brass Cast Tone Ring Mastertone-Style One-Piece Banjo Flange Mahogany (R36) Neck with Adjustable Truss Rod 3-Ply Steam Bent Maple Rim Rosewood Fretboard Bone Nut American Threaded Hooks and Nuts Dual Coordinator Rods Planetary Tuning Machines Nickel-Plated Hardware 24 Hook Brass Tension Hoop Set Up and Adjusted in the USA Brown Gloss Finish Limited Lifetime Warranty

Tone King Royalist Guitar Amp Head, 45 watts Tone King Royalist Guitar Amp Head, 45 watts
List Price: $2,695.00

This Tone King Royalist is a 45 watt amp head. For tubes, it sports three 12AX7's, one 6V6, and two EL34's. One of the best features of this Royalist is the built in Ironman attenuator. It lets you get that authentic hard-working tube sound at five different volume levels, perfect for getting genuine tube feel without blasting the amp. There is a 3-band EQ along the front as well a presence knob. On the back, you'll find a fully buffered effects loop, line out with volume control, impedance control (4/8/16 ohm) and an extension speaker out and main out. This is a perfect amp for anyone who needs true British tube sound at any volume.

Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone, Cardioid Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone, Cardioid
List Price: $399.00

Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone, Cardioid The SM7B dynamic microphone has a smooth, flat, wide-range frequency response appropriate for music and speech in all professional audio applications. It features excellent shielding against electromagnetic hum generated by computer monitors, neon lights, and other electrical devices.The SM7B has been updated from earlier models with an improved bracket design that offers greater stability. In addition to its standard windscreen, it also includes the A7WS windscreen for close-talk applications. SM7B Cardioid MicrophoneView larger SpecificationsView larger LifestyleView larger Frequency ResponseView larger Polar Pattern (Low Frequency)View larger Polar Pattern (High Frequency)View larger (Includes foam windscreen, close-talk windscreen, locking yoke mount) Features: Flat, wide-range frequency response for exceptionally clean and natural reproduction of both music and speechBass rolloff and mid-range emphasis (presence boost) controls with graphic display of response settingImproved rejection of electromagnetic hum, optimized for shielding against broadband interference emitted by computer monitorsInternal "air suspension" shock isolation virtually eliminates mechanical noise transmissionHighly effective pop filter eliminates need for any add-on protection against explosive breath sounds, even for close-up vocals or narrationNow shipping with the A7WS detachable windscreen, designed to reduce plosive sounds and gives a warmer tone for close-talk vocalsYoke mounting with captive stand nut for easy mounting and dismounting provides precise control of microphone positionClassic cardioid polar pattern, uniform with frequency and symmetrical about axis, to provide maximum rejection and minimum coloration of off-axis soundRugged construction and excellent cartridge protection for outstanding reliabilityReplacement cartridge: RPM106Interchangeable frequency response caps for mild and high boosts

Recording King Lap Steel Guitar, Natural Recording King Lap Steel Guitar, Natural
List Price: $179.00

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Recording King RK-ELITE-75 Elite Banjo With Case Recording King RK-ELITE-75 Elite Banjo With Case
List Price: $1,542.53

Recording King is proud to introduce our most traditional Pre-war style banjo ever. Modeled after the original Mastertone banjos of the 1930's, the Recording King RK Elite offers players vintage sound and handcrafted construction. Professional components like a classic Mastertone-style tone ring, true steam-bent 3-ply maple rim and nitrocellulose lacquer finish put this banjo in a category by itself. With classic design features like the vintage-style double-cut Recording King peghead and custom Flying Eagle-style peghead and fretboard inlay, this banjo proudly carries forward the tradition of one of the history's most revered instrument manufacturers. It comes with a case.

October 6, 2009
Posted in Boutique Amps,Tone King Amps — anthony @ 7:23 pm

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