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 20W 1x12 Combo Guitar Amplifier Reverb Cream +Picks
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Tone King Iron Man II Mini Attenuator Tone King Iron Man II Mini Attenuator
List Price: $395.00

The Ironman II Mini offers state-of-the-art attenuation technology in a conveniently sized package for amplifiers of 30W or less. A Tuned Reactive Load and Volume Compensation Circuitry deliver extremely transparent attenuation all the way down to bedroom volume. The Line-Out feature provides Re-Amping or D.I. capability. A unique Solo feature provides a selectable 3db/6db volume boost under footswitch control. Power Handling: 30W R.M.S. Maximum Input Impedance: Fixed Impedance; 8 Ohms only Speaker Impedance: Fixed Impedance; 8 Ohms only Attenuation Levels: A total of 18 distinct attenuation levels are available Attenuation Dials: Selects between 6 different attenuation steps SOLO Function: Selectable 3db/6db reduction in attenuation for solo volume boost Range Switch: Selects between the HI and LO attenuation ranges, to control the attenuation level when the SOLO feature is inactive. Line Out: Recording / D.I. output, impedance = 10K Ohms; level = -10dbu LED Indicator: Indicates status of SOLO function Power Source: Used for LED indicator only. Power supplied by either internal batteries (2 x AA cells) or external 9V source. Dimensions: 7″W x 8″D x 1-5/8″T Weight: 5 lbs.

Tone King Gremlin 5W 1x12 Combo Cream Tone King Gremlin 5W 1x12 Combo Cream
List Price: $1,295.00

Tone King Gremlin 5W 1x12 Combo Cream Manufacturer: Tone King, Model: Gremlin, Type: Combo, Controls: Volume, Tone, Channels: 1, Effects Loop: no, Input: Rhythm, Lead , Output: Ext Speaker, Line out, Wattage: 5 watts, Speakers: 1x12 Celestion, Features: Built-In Attenautor.

Tone King Imperial Mk II 20W 1x12 Combo Lacquered Tweed Tone King Imperial Mk II 20W 1x12 Combo Lacquered Tweed
List Price: $2,895.00

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: 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 20W 1x12 Combo Brown/Beige Tone King Falcon Grande 20W 1x12 Combo Brown/Beige
List Price: $2,395.00

Specs: Manufacturer: Tone King, Model: Falcon Grande, Type: Tube - 5881 x 2, 12AX7 x 2, Channels: 3 settings, Effects Loop: No, Input: Mono in , Output: none, Wattage: 20, Speakers: Eminence, Features: Spring Reverb, Built-in Attenuator, 3-voices, Dimensions: 22.5" wide x 19" tall x 11" deep.

Pigtronix Philosopher King Pedal Pigtronix Philosopher King Pedal
List Price: $279.12

Pigtronix Philosopher King is a compressor, sustainer, distortion and polyphonic amplitude synthesizer. The Philosopher King takes our award-winning Philosopher’s Tone design even further, adding a full set of ADSR controls including swell, fade, hold level, speed range, one-shot mode, selectable auto reset, CV i/o and expression pedals for swell and fade times. With the Swell and Fade functions switched off, the Philosopher King provides transparent optical compression with endless sustain on tap. Adjustable compression, sustain and treble controls allow the musician to tailor the nature of the effect to meet the needs of the material at hand. From a subtle dash of added punch to massive, over-the-top howling sustain, the Philosopher King delivers clean, powerful optical compression. The grit control blends in a layer of sweet harmonic distortion that plays nice with other gain pedals as well as amplifier-generated tube distortion. The Philosopher King’s Swell function provides a pick triggered volume swell effect. The volume swell can be reset at any moment by muting or held open by continuous playing. This "slow gear" type effect is smooth and controllable with variable timing from extremely fast to very slow. The Fade function creates pulsating tremolo and stutter effects on its own as well as undulating amplitude modulation when used in conjunction with the Swell. The Philosopher King is a modern analog masterpiece, unmatched in its ability to re-shape the essential nature of any sound source.

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

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

Fender Custom Vibro-King 20th Anniversary Edition Guitar Ampliifier, Black Fender Custom Vibro-King 20th Anniversary Edition Guitar Ampliifier, Black
List Price: $3,600.00

Fender introduced the Vibro King in 1993 to great acclaim, marking a return to a great hand wired amp tradition while including a previously unavailable selection of sought after features. In the two decades since, guitarists and amp aficionados everywhere have prized the enduringly classic Vibro King as one of the most touch sensitive amps ever, with sparkling clean shimmer at lower volumes and powerfully thick overdrive when cranked up. Fender now celebrates those two decades of great tone with the 20th Anniversary Vibro King. Fender and Jensen collaborated on the amp's trio of warmer sounding 10" speakers, and a finger joined solid pine cabinet increases resonance. Other premium features include all tube hand wired circuitry, custom Schumacher transformers, and much more.

Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone, Cardioid Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone, Cardioid
List Price: $499.00

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

Danelectro DSR-1 Spring King Reverb Danelectro DSR-1 Spring King Reverb
List Price: $139.92

A rich, thick spring reverb delivering "just the right tone and warmth."

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

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