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 ROYALIST 45 WATT AMP HEAD IRONMAN ATTENUATOR FX LOOP
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Tone King Falcon Grande 1x12 Tone King Falcon Grande 1x12" 20 Watt Combo Amp, Brown
List Price: $2,395.00

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.

Tone King Imperial MKII 20W 1x12 Combo Black/Cream Tone King Imperial MKII 20W 1x12 Combo Black/Cream
List Price: $2,495.00

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: Black/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, 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: $2,695.00

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

Tone King Falcon 12W 1x10 Combo - Cream Tone King Falcon 12W 1x10 Combo - Cream
List Price: $1,795.00

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. Preamp Single Channel (Vol, Tone, 3-Position Voicing Control) Power Amp Push-pull, Cathode Biased, Ultralinear, No Feedback Pure Transformer Load Matching; 6 Levels of Attenuation Configuration 1x10 Combo Colors Cream/Oxblood, Brown/Cream, Black/Cream, Turquoise/White Size 19" x 16" x 10"

Tone King Imperial MKII 20W 1x12 Lacquered Tweed w/Footswitch Tone King Imperial MKII 20W 1x12 Lacquered Tweed w/Footswitch
List Price: $2,495.00

What's New In Mk ii 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. 1. 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. 2. 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 1. 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. 2. HF Compensation Switch This switch modifies the operation of the attenuator's compensation circuitry, allowing you to tailor the compression, presence, and brightness to your listening environment.

Tone King Falcon 12W 1x10 Combo - Red Tone King Falcon 12W 1x10 Combo - Red
List Price: $1,795.00

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. Preamp Single Channel (Vol, Tone, 3-Position Voicing Control) Power Amp Push-pull, Cathode Biased, Ultralinear, No Feedback Pure Transformer Load Matching; 6 Levels of Attenuation Configuration 1x10 Combo Colors Cream/Oxblood, Brown/Cream, Black/Cream, Turquoise/White Size 19" x 16" x 10"

Tone King Sky King 35W 1x12 Combo Brown Tone King Sky King 35W 1x12 Combo Brown
List Price: $2,995.00

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.

Recording King RK-R35-BR Madison Tone Ring Banjo, Maple Resonator Recording King RK-R35-BR Madison Tone Ring Banjo, Maple Resonator
List Price: $902.81

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

Danelectro DSR-1 Spring King Reverb Danelectro DSR-1 Spring King Reverb
List Price: $108.14

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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