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 TONEKING FALCON BOUTIQUE TUBE AMPLIFIER AMP
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Tone King Falcon Grande 20W 1x12 Combo 2016 Seafoam Green DEAD MINT
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TONE KING METROPOLITAN 1x12 Tube Guitar Amp Combo LOCAL PICKUP ONLY
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Tone King Imperial Combo 20 watt Guitar Amp Black white
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Tone King Royalist 45 Handwired Tube Head Amp Majesty Guitar Amplifier
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NEW TONE KING METROPOLITAN 2X12 GUITAR SPEAKER CABINET BLACK
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Tone King Metropolitan Amp
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Tone King Sky King Handwired 1x12 Combo Amp Brown
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Tone King Metropolitan Guitar Amplifier Amp 1x12 Combo w Padded Case
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Tone King Falcon 1x10 Tube Combo Cream
Tone King Falcon 1x10 Tube Combo Cream $1,569.00
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Tone King Imperial MKII Black
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Tone King Royalist 45 Watt Tube Amp Head w original box
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NEW TONE KING FALCON 12 WATT 1 X 10 BOUTIQUE TUBE COMBO BUILT IN ATTENUATOR
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Tone King Sky King
Tone King Sky King $2,550.00
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TONE KING ROYALIST 45 WATT AMP HEAD IRONMAN ATTENUATOR FX LOOP
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Tone King Imperial MK2 1x12 Cream Combo Amplifier
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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 Majesty 45 Combo Amp
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Tone King Ironman Attenuator great condition
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Fender Vibro King 3 Tone Sunburst Birdseye Gold FSR Limited Edition DEAL
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Light Duty ATA Case for Tone King 20W 1x12 Imperial Tube Amp ID 2275x1075x20
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Tone King Imperial MKII - Black w/ Ironman 2 Attenuator, 20 Watts 1x12 Reverb / Tremolo Tone King Imperial MKII - Black w/ Ironman 2 Attenuator, 20 Watts 1x12 Reverb / Tremolo
List Price: $2,595.00
Pigtronix Philosopher King Pedal Pigtronix Philosopher King Pedal
List Price: $284.98

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.

Amplifier 3/8 Ply ATA Case with Diamond Plate Laminate Fits Tone King 20w 1x12 Imperial Tube Amp Amplifier 3/8 Ply ATA Case with Diamond Plate Laminate Fits Tone King 20w 1x12 Imperial Tube Amp
List Price: $349.00

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.

Tone King Royalist 45W Head mkII Tone King Royalist 45W Head mkII
List Price: $2,675.00

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

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

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 1x12 Tone King Royalist 1x12" Guitar Combo Amp, 45 Watts
List Price: $2,575.00

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.

Recording King RK-R20 Songster Banjo Recording King RK-R20 Songster Banjo
List Price: $499.99

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.

Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Deluxe Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Deluxe
List Price: $379.00

From Origin: The Cali76 Compact Deluxe is an 1176-style studio-grade FET compressor, featuring high-current, low-noise, discrete Class-A circuitry and a dedicated parallel compression control... all contained in one compact, stompbox-sized package! We've managed to build all of the functionality from our flagship Cali76 Standard into this little marvel - and we've added the much-requested parallel mix control previously only found on our limited editions. Separate controls for Attack, Release and Ratio let you precisely tailor your tone, from transparent transient control to flat-out limiting and monster sustain. Meanwhile, the elegant jewel lamp functions as an intuitive three-colour gain reduction meter. The ace in the hole is the Dry Blend control, which lets you mix your dry signal back in with your compressed guitar tone for true parallel compression. An indispensable studio recording technique, parallel compression gives you all of the tone thickening and increased sensitivity of the Cali76, while keeping hold of the natural dynamic expression in your playing. It's the ultimate in transparent compression and sustain. By blending your "honest" guitar tone together with more subtle compression, you can also create the kind of three-dimensional, sparkling tone that you're used to hearing on records, not coming out of your amp.

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

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