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 Falcon Grande 1x12 20 Watt Combo Guitar Amplifier
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Tone King Metropolitan Amp
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TONE KING ROYALIST 45 WATT AMP HEAD IRONMAN ATTENUATOR FX LOOP
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Tone King Sky King Guitar Amplifier Combo
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NEW TONE KING FALCON GRANDE 20 WATT 1 X 12 TUBE COMBO BUILT IN ATTENUATOR
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NEW TONE KING IMPERIAL MK II 20 WATT HANDWIRED BOUTIQUE 1 x 12 TUBE COMBO CREAM
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Tone King Imperial MKII 20W 1x12 Combo Turquoise/White w/Footswitch Tone King Imperial MKII 20W 1x12 Combo Turquoise/White w/Footswitch

First introduced in 1993, the Imperial has become a proven favorite of guitarists seeking authentic vintage tone. Utilizing all-tube circuitry, traditional spring reverb, and a specially voiced, highly resonant cabinet, the Imperial captures the true experience of playing a well-worn vintage amplifier - both in tone and feel. Twenty years of research and development have been engineered into the new Imperial MK II to capture the best of authentic vintage tone while offering a number of useful new features. Handwired Board Construction By providing optimal component placement and wire routing, the new "handwired board" layout delivers real sonic advantages: Thicker, beefier tone with more character and focus, and really lively dynamics. Smoother, silkier high frequency response - more "chime" and less "glassiness". Mids are chunkier with more harmonic complexity. Plenty of presence and "air" without sounding overly "bright". Very low noise floor. Built-in AC line filter eliminates interference from computers and electronic devices. Ironman II Compensated Power Attenuator Tuned reactive load Volume Level Compensation circuitry progressively modifies the EQ curve and compression at lower attenuation settings. This means that the sound you hear at low volume is just as fat and present as it is at high volume. Damping Factor Compensation circuitry allows the speaker to act more naturally at low power. This prevents the speaker from feeling "stiff" at low volume - it really feels like you are playing a cranked amp, even at bedroom volume. New Features: Attenuator Bypass Switch - The new Attenuator Bypass Switch helps you match the volume level of clean and overdriven sounds. When this feature is enabled, the attenuator is automatically bypassed (turned off) when the rhythm channel is selected.

Tone King Imperial Limited Edition 20th Anniversary Combo Amp, Black Tone King Imperial Limited Edition 20th Anniversary Combo Amp, Black

Meet a limited edition tribute to the 20 year-old vintage tone classic that started it all for amp master builder Mark Bartel and the Tone King brand. Builds on the Imperial's magic tonal recipe with hand wiring and a built-in Ironman attenuator (6 levels of attenuation, from 0db-36db) . No tweaks to the main signal path, but you'll find the reverb especially spacious and the trem especially smooth. The Ironman makes this the ultimate home or club amp. Loaded with the new Celestion G12M65 Creamback speaker. Rhythm Channel : The rhythm channel really delivers the classic blackface sound, instantly reconizable to fans of the Princeton or Deluxe Reverb, but with a more organic feel, like a really good vintage tweed deluxe. Lead Channel : The unique and effective Mid-Bite control makes the Lead Channel a lot more versatile than you would expect from a channel with only 3 controls. The Mid-Bite control is an exclusive Tone King design feature which does a lot more than simply adjust the midrange level - it completely transforms the overdrive character. When played clean, the woody resonance of the cabinet, liveliness of the 5AR4 tube rectifer, and the expressive dynamic response of the cathode-biased output stage work together to give you the raw midrange, silky top end, and loose feel of a genuine well-worn tweed deluxe - perfect for honky tonk or blues rhythm playing with a tele. Reverb : The Imperial's reverb circuit uses the same 12AT7 driver tube, 12AX7 receiver tube, and long-format 2-spring pan as those classic amps from the 1960s, to give you that same authentic spring reverb sound. Tremolo : The Imperial uses a vintage tremolo circuit which creates the tremolo effect by modulating the bias current of the output tubes. Compared to other methods (e.g. the opto-coupler method used in the Fender "blackface" era amps), this method creates the most gradual, smoothest, and roundest tremolo effect.

Tone King Royalist Guitar Amp Head, 15 Watts Tone King Royalist Guitar Amp Head, 15 Watts

This Tone King Royalist is a 15 watt head. For tubes, it sports three 12AX7's 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 two speaker outs. This is a perfect amp for anyone who needs true British tube sound at manageable volumes.

Danelectro N10B Honey Tone Mini Amp in Burgundy Danelectro N10B Honey Tone Mini Amp in Burgundy

The Danelctro HoneyTone N-10 Guitar Mini Amp cranks like a little hot rod has a great clean or overdriven sound. The HoneyTone amp also boasts a real leather handle, belt clip, headphone jack, Volume, Tone, and Overdrive controls. The HoneyTone N-10 amp is powered by 9-volt battery (included) or a Danelectro DA-1 adapter.

Tone King Imperial MKII 20W 1x12 Combo Brown/Cream Tone King Imperial MKII 20W 1x12 Combo Brown/Cream

Vintage tone seekers, meet the Tone King Imperial MKII. Featuring an all tube circuitry, traditional spring reverb and a highly resonant cabinet- the Imperial MKII supplies the authentic vintage tone and feel of a well-worn vintage amp. SPECS: Color: Brown/Cream Configuration: 1x12 Combo Output Power: 20W Preamplifier: 2-Channels, Footswitchable Rhythm Channel: Volume, Treble, Bass Lead Channel: Volume, Tone, Mid-Bite Reverb: Tube Driven, Full-Size Spring Pan Tremolo: Modified Bias-Modulation Type, Footswitchable Power Attenuator: Ironman II Precision Compensated Power Attenuator Load Type: Tuned Reactive Load Attenuation Steps: 6 Steps: 0db, -3db, -9db, -15db, -24db, -36db Attenuator Bypass: When selected, the attenuator is bypassed (rhythm channel only) Footswitch: 2-button Footswitch with LED indicators Footswitch Functions: Channel Switching, Tremolo On/Off Preamp Tubes: 4 x 12AX7, 1 x 12AT7 Power Tubes: 2 x 6V6GT Rectifier Tube: 1 x 5AR4 Dimensions: 22-1/2" W x 19-1/4" T x 10-1/2" D Weight: 36.2 lbs

Tone King Falcon Grande, 1X12 Guitar Amplifier, Turquoise, 20W Tone King Falcon Grande, 1X12 Guitar Amplifier, Turquoise, 20W

By using two 5881 output tubes in an ultralinear configuration, combined with a highly resonant tuned speaker cabinet, the Falcon Grande creates its own unique voice - deep, rich, and totally authentic vintage. An innovative integral acoustic lens controls the dispersion of high frequencies to deliver a lush warmth and lively presence without harsh brightness. The Falcon Grande's spring reverb circuit is inspired by the vintage outboard units of the 1960s, and includes both Dwell and Reverb Mix controls. This gives you the ultimate flexibility in dialing in your ideal reverb sound - from subtle to lush and surf-ready. The built-in Ironman II attenuator features a tuned reactive load, innovative compensation circuitry, and 6 levels of attenuation, to deliver the same authentic vintage tone at any volume level. A 4-button footswitch with LED indicators allows you to control the reverb and select between the three voicings.

Danelectro Honeytone N-10 Guitar Mini Amp, Aqua Danelectro Honeytone N-10 Guitar Mini Amp, Aqua

The Danelctro Honey Tone N-10 Guitar Mini Amp cranks like a little hot rod has a great clean or overdriven sound. The Honey Tone amp also boasts a real leather handle, belt clip, headphone jack, Volume, Tone, and Overdrive controls. The Honey Tone N-10 amp is powered by 9-volt battery (included) or a Dan electro DA-1 adapter.

Tone King Royalist 1x12 Tone King Royalist 1x12" Guitar Combo Amp, 45 Watts

This Tone King Royalist is a 45 watt combo amp. For tubes, it sports three 12AX7's, one 6V6, and two EL34's. The speaker is a 12" custom designed Eminence modeled after a vintage Celestion G12M. 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 extra speaker out. The open-back Baltic birch enclosure disperses the sound evenly and without any clutter. This is a perfect amp for anyone who needs true British tube sound at any volume.

Tone King Falcon 12W 1x10 Combo - Turquoise & White Tone King Falcon 12W 1x10 Combo - Turquoise & White

Tone King's all new 12W, 1x10 Falcon channels the simplicity and grease fired glory of pure old-school guitar tone. Inspired by the rounded, burnished tones, syrupy overdrive, and chunky grit of vintage tweed and pre-tweed era amps, the Falcon is a whole new type of Tone King amp. A stripped-down single channel preamp means that more pure tone makes its way from your guitar through to the speaker. This new preamp is built around a raw, tweed-meets-supro tone with beefy mids and a sweetly burnished top end. A 3-position voicing switch allows you to tailor this basic voicing to be a bit cleaner and brighter (rhythm) or a bit tighter and gainier (lead). The all-new 2x6V6 output stage is where the real magic happens. Using a unique ultralinear configuration, cathode biasing, and zero negative feedback, this totally old-school output stage gives you a feel and response that canÕt be had from more conventional designs. Single notes swell with weight and authority. Overdrive comes on gradually, with a huge range of tonal variation between clean and overdriven. You can actually hear the tone evolve from soft and warm to angry and aggressive as you hit the strings harder, all before any grit even starts happening. When the 6V6s do start to growl, they break up with a consonant set of even ordered harmonics. This means that, instead of buzzy or hashy grit, you get chunky, syrupy, candy-coated overdriven tones. Authentic old-school tone requires a special kind of speaker cabinet, and the FalconÕs speaker cabinet is something truly unique. More than just a simple resonant box, the FalconÕs cabinet is tuned for a voice that recreates the vibe and mojo of a genuine vintage cabinet thatÕs aged for 50 or 60 years.

Tone King Sky King 35W 1x12 Combo Brown Tone King Sky King 35W 1x12 Combo Brown

Vintage takes flight with this breakthrough new instrument that combines the warm, organic quality of a genuine vintage amp with the huge, 3-dimensional sound of a modern, high-end amp. For those familiar with Tone King models, the Sky King combines the chunky, old-school vibe and touch-responsive feel of the Falcon with the voicings, flexibility, wide tonal options and features of the Imperial - all in a larger format for a bigger sound. A pentode/triode switch gives you the option of a crisp, present sound with a fast attack, or burnished, bell-like tones with depth and resonance. Fully hand wired, which extends the sound into a new dimension. Mark's hand wiring scheme gives this amp an especially intimate, tactile feel. Built-in Ironman attenuator adds tremendous functionality and value - and the Ironman in the Sky King has dual attenuation controls (lead and rhythm) to perfectly meet your needs.

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

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