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 Imperial 1x12 Combo Amplifier Amp Black White
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Tone King Imperial Amplifier Black
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TONE KING FALCON 1X10 TUBE COMBO AMP BROWN SINGLE ENDED PREAMP
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Tone King Royalist 45 1x12 Combo 2014 Black
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Tone King Sky King combo amp
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TONE KING ROYALIST 15 WATT AMP HEAD IRONMAN ATTENUATOR ADJUSTABLE OHM
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TONE KING ROYALIST 45 WATT COMBO AMP IRONMAN ATTENUATOR EMINENCE
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Tone King Galaxy Amp Head Black
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Tone King Galaxy 2x12 Speaker Cabinet
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TONE KING FALCON 12 WATTS 1X10 COMBO RED BUILT IN ATTENUATOR
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Tone King Falcon Combo Amp with Ironman Attenutor in Turquoise White
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Tone King Metropolitan 1x12 40W Combo Black
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Tone King Galaxy Head and 2x12 212 Cabinet 6L6 Guitar AmplifierTurquoise White
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TONE KING FALCON 1X10 TUBE COMBO AMP BLACK SINGLE ENDED PREAMP
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TONE KING FALCON 1X10 TUBE COMBO AMP BROWN SINGLE ENDED PREAMP
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Tone King Metropolitan Combo Floor Model Demo
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Tone King Sky King Guitar Amplifier Combo
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Tone King Sky King 35W 1x12 Combo Cream
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Tone King Imperial Combo
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Tone King Imperial 1X12 Combo Amplifier
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BRAND NEW Tone King 40W 1x12 Metropolitan BLACK Tube Combo Amp FREE US SHIPPING
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Tone King Imperial R18 Black
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Tone King Majesty 15W Head
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Tone King Galaxy Head
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TONE KING FALCON 12 WATTS 1X10 COMBO RED BUILT IN ATTENUATOR
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Tone King Sky King 35W 1x12 Combo Black
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Tone King Sky King 35W Combo Amplifier Amp Brown
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Tone King Sky King Black
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Fender FSR Vibro King Dual Tone Brown Blonde DEMO
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Tone King Majesty 15W 1x12 Combo w Custom Eminence Speaker
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Tone King Royalist 15W Head
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Tone King 20th Anniversary Handwired Imperial LE Black 20 Watts 1x12
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Tone King Amps Royalist 45 watt tube head and 2x12 guitar speaker cabinet NEW
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Tone King Falcon
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Tone King Majesty 45W Head
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Tone King Falcon 12W 1x10 Combo Cream
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Tone King Royalist 45W Head
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Tone King Royalist 45 Watt Combo Black Tolex
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TONE KING METROPOLITAN HEAD BLACK 1W 40 WATTS 2 CHANNEL REVERB
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Tone King Falcon 12W 1x10 Combo Red
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TONE KING ROYALIST 15 WATT COMBO AMP IRONMAN ATTENUATOR EMINENCE
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NEW Tone King Imperial 1x12 Combo Amp Red Free Cover Free 100 Gift Card
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New Tone King Royalist 45 1 x 12 Tube Combo 45w Amp
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Tone King Falcon 12W 1x10 Combo Chocolate Cream
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Tone King Royalist 15W 1x12 Combo w Custom Eminence Speaker
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Tone King 35W Sky King Guitar Amplifier SKYKINGBB
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BRAND NEW Tone King Royalist 45 1x12 Combo Amplifier FREE US SHIPPING
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Tone King Royalist 45 Watt Combo Black
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New Tone King Falcon 1 x 10 Tube Combo in Red White 12w Amp
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New Tone King Royalist 15 1x12 112 Combo 15 Watt EL84 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
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Tone King Imperial Combo 20 Watt Guitar Amplifier w Reverb Black IMPERIAL
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Tone King Imperial
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Tone King Royalist 45W 1x12 Combo w Custom Eminence Speaker
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Tone King Galaxy Metropolitan 2x12 Speaker Cab
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TONE KING ROYALIST 1x12 CABINET 8 OHM EMINENCE
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TONE KING ROYALIST 2 x 12 AMP CAB 120 WATTS EMINENCE 4 OHMS
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Tone King Majesty 1x12 60W 8Ohm Cabinet w Custom Designed Eminence Speaker
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Tone King Imperial 1x12 Combo Red and White
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Tone King Metropolitan 1x12 Combo Brown and Cream
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Tone King Galaxy 60 Watt Head Turquoise and White
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Tone King Falcon Combo in Turquoise and White with Built in Ironman Attenuator
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Tone King Galaxy 2x12 Cabinet in Turquoise with Built In Ironman Attenuator
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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.

Tone King Imperial Amplifier - Black Tone King Imperial Amplifier - Black

(This product is available for world wide purchase) Released first in 1993, the Imperial was designed to capture the raw tone and loose feel of a genuine well-worn vintage amp, and take that sound even further than an original vintage amp. Over the years, it has proven to be a favorite among pros and amateurs alike, and can still be found on stage with many A-list acts across the country and abroad. Each Imperial is built one at a time by designer Mark Bartel in his Baltimore, MD shop. The dedication to quality workmanship is unmistakeable in all the details, inside and out. It's the kind of work that you would expect from a skilled artisan who performs all of the woodworking, upholstery, chassis assembly, and wiring operations himself, with care and precision. The Imperial delivers the authentic sound of the 1950s and 1960s. It has the same raw, slightly unrefined tone and spongy feel of a genuine 40-year old vintage amp. With two preamp channels, reverb, and tremolo, the lightweight (30lbs), low power (20W) Imperial is the ideal small gigging amp.

Tone King Falcon 1x10 Tone King Falcon 1x10" Combo Amplifier Chocolate Brown/Cream
List Price: $1,795.00

It's no secret that a tube amplifier sounds at its absolute best when its cranked up to the point where the tubes are breaking up, giving you that natural overdrive. The problem with that, is that tube overdrive comes with unbelievably loud volume, which is most of the time too much for the bedroom or apartment.

Orange Amplifiers Micro Crush PiX 3 Watt 9-Volt Mini Amp Orange Amplifiers Micro Crush PiX 3 Watt 9-Volt Mini Amp
List Price: $89.00

No one likes a little showoff... oh who are we kidding - EVERYONE loves this little showoff. Check out the Orange CR3 mini combo amp. Smaller than a bag of actual oranges, this little amp's got way-huge tone. Just pop in a 9V and you're good to go. Pushing a 4" speaker with a mere three watts, the sound of the CR3 is still 100% Orange all the way. And unlike other so-called mini amps, the CR3's got a full set of controls, including volume, tone, and overdrive. There's even a tuner and a headphone output on the CR3. And to top it all off, the CR3 is made of the same wood, covered in the same surfacing, and features the same grille cloth found on most Orange amps. How cool is that!?

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.

Recording King RG-32-SN Lap Steel Guitar, Sunburst Recording King RG-32-SN Lap Steel Guitar, Sunburst
List Price: $239.99

The Recording King Lap Steel guitar is made of solid mahogany and the string-through-body design makes for full, powerful sustain. A single EMG-designed Alnico P-90 pickup gives it excellent tone. The open geared tuners make staying in tune a breeze and offer classic looks with modern reliability. The single volume and tone controls allow players to control the tonal texture from classic country lines to searing blues licks.

Tone King Imperial - Black Tone King Imperial - Black

Mark Bartel put himself and his company on the map in 1993 with his Tone King Imperial. Mark wanted to build and design an amplifier that could capture the all-out raw tone of a well broken-in vintage amp and yet still have room to expand on the sounds you get from those old classics, his desires brought forth the Imperial. Mark is the soul builder/designer of the Tone King amplifiers and he makes every Imperial one-by-one in his shop in Baltimore. ItÕs obvious when you play through this amp that Mark Bartel is a genius sound engineer and a master amp builder.The Tone King Imperial features a Rhythm channel designed to represent that classic ÒblackfaceÓ combo tone, making this a great channel for smooth clean tones and a creamy, light overdrive. The Lead Channel was designed to really ÒdriveÓ the output stage of the amp with a clean preamp that canÕt be overdriven. The idea was to utilize the rich tone of the power tubes to provide killer tones that are tight on the bottom, pleasingly aggressive in the mids and pristine in the highs. To top it off the Tone King Imperial has a unique Mid-Bite Control that provides a wide range of tones; anywhere from classic ÒTweedÓ to fat ÒEnglishÓ tones. WhatÕs left to add? Nothing, for the Tone King Imperial comes equipped with Tube Drive Spring Reverb and a Tremolo that is reminiscent of older ÒBlackfaceÓ amps.

Gator Tour Series G-TOUR HEAD Tour Style Guitar Amp Head Case Gator Tour Series G-TOUR HEAD Tour Style Guitar Amp Head Case
List Price: $369.99

ATA Tour case for amp head

Tone King Metropolitan Combo - Brown Tone King Metropolitan Combo - Brown

The Metropolitan is a truly magical guitar amplifier with a sound all its own. The lightweight, resonant speaker cabinet is tuned and voiced as if it were a musical instrument unto itself, producing the perfect balance of warm, woody resonance and elastic feel, as well as power and punch. The ultra-pure signal path and automatically balanced and calibrated phase inverter give you an unusually effortless sustain, even on perfectly clean notes, and a bell-like clarity.

Tone King Galaxy Amp Head - Black Tone King Galaxy Amp Head - Black

(This product is available for world wide purchase) Tone King's Galaxy is the ultimate in authentic vintage tone and feel. Its 4x6L6GC output stage (cathode biased) is tweaked and voiced for chime, warmth, and a spongy, swampy, organic feel like no other Tone King amp. It is designed with an ultra-pure signal path that squeezes every last drop of tone out of its tubes.

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

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