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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NEW TONE KING FALCON 12 WATT 1 X 10 BOUTIQUE TUBE COMBO BUILT IN ATTENUATOR
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Diamond Plate Laminate ATA 3 8 Case for Tone King 20W 1x12 Imperial Tube Amp
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1 4 Ply Case For Tone King 20W 1x12 Imperial Tube Amplifier ID 2275x1075x20
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Tone King Falcon Grande 20 watt 1x12 Tube Combo w
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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.

Amplifier 1/4 Ply Light Duty Economy ATA Case Fits Tone King 20w 1x12 Imperial Tube Amp Amplifier 1/4 Ply Light Duty Economy ATA Case Fits Tone King 20w 1x12 Imperial Tube Amp
List Price: $179.00

This is not a generic size case, not in stock, and will be custom made just for you. We do not stock any cases. It is very important that you take the time to physically measure your unit to make sure it fits into the inside dimensions of this case even though your model number may match the title of this listing. Many manufacturers change their sizes from year to year even though the model number may remain the same. Do not use owner's manual or online dimensions because they are usually wrong. Use a tape measure to measure your unit. Please keep in mind that this case is exactly what the title says it is whether it be light duty or heavy duty, you will get exactly what you ordered. There are no expediting options or shipping options available to get this case sooner than the listed shipping dates. We are only able to to use standard shipping ground service. This cannot be changed.

Recording King RK-R20 Songster Banjo Recording King RK-R20 Songster Banjo
List Price: $499.00

With its sharp attack and minimal sustain, this banjo is a great beginning resonator model. The banjo features an inlaid M.O.P. peghead inlay and heart-shaped position markers, plus a rolled brass, hoop tone ring, planetary tuners and a bound rosewood fretboard.

Recording King RK-R35-BR Madison Tone Ring Banjo, Maple Resonator Recording King RK-R35-BR Madison Tone Ring Banjo, Maple Resonator
List Price: $899.99

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 RG-32-SN Lap Steel Guitar, Sunburst Recording King RG-32-SN Lap Steel Guitar, Sunburst
List Price: $179.00

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.

Recording King RK-ELITE-75 Elite Banjo With Case Recording King RK-ELITE-75 Elite Banjo With Case
List Price: $1,544.63

Recording King is proud to introduce our most traditional Pre-war style banjo ever. Modeled after the original Mastertone banjos of the 1930's, the Recording King RK Elite offers players vintage sound and handcrafted construction. Professional components like a classic Mastertone-style tone ring, true steam-bent 3-ply maple rim and nitrocellulose lacquer finish put this banjo in a category by itself. With classic design features like the vintage-style double-cut Recording King peghead and custom Flying Eagle-style peghead and fretboard inlay, this banjo proudly carries forward the tradition of one of the history's most revered instrument manufacturers. It comes with a case.

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.

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: $116.28

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

Recording King Lap Steel Guitar, Natural Recording King Lap Steel Guitar, Natural
List Price: $179.00

Recording King Lap Steel

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

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