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 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.

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 Imperial Limited Edition 20th Anniversary Combo Amp, Brown/Cream Tone King Imperial Limited Edition 20th Anniversary Combo Amp, Brown/Cream

Happy Anniversary. 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. It gives you the shimmery clean tones and gritty, ringing overdrive that this style of amp is known for, but with an improved ability to control the timbre and expression of the notes with your fingering and pick attack. 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. With Mid-Bite fully off, the Lead Channel reacts much like a tweed deluxe. 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.

Recording King RK-R36-BR Madison Tone Ring Banjo, Mahogany Resonator Recording King RK-R36-BR Madison Tone Ring Banjo, Mahogany Resonator

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 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.

Tone King Royalist 1x12 Tone King Royalist 1x12" Guitar Combo Amp, 15 watts

This Tone King Royalist is a 15 watt combo amp. For tubes, it sports three 12AX7's 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 manageable volumes.

Pigtronix Philosopher King Pedal Pigtronix Philosopher King Pedal

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 ROS-06 Classic Series 12th Fret 000 Acoustic Recording King ROS-06 Classic Series 12th Fret 000 Acoustic

The ROS-06 is a classic 12th fret OOO design that represents a first for the entry level guitar market. Crafted with the same attention to detail as our top-of-the-line Century Studio guitars, the ROS-06 packs a lot of refinement into a small package. The solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides give this guitar a warm, even tone, and the 1-13/16 nut width is perfectly spaced for comfortable fingerpicking. The bone nut and saddle help to insure perfect intonation and the body is bound with classic tortoise shell for vintage style.

Tone King Falcon Grande 1x12 Tone King Falcon Grande 1x12" 20 Watt Combo Amp, Black

From Tone King: 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.

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

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