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.

Additional Resources for: Tone King Amps

Shopping Results for: Tone King Amps

Tone King Imperial Combo 20 watt Guitar Amp
Tone King Imperial Combo 20 watt Guitar Amp $1,600.00
Time Remaining: 5d 3h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $1,600.00
Buy It Now
Tone King Metropolitan Guitar Amplifier Amp 1x12 Combo w Padded Case
Tone King Metropolitan Guitar Amplifier Amp 1x12 Combo w Padded Case $2,199.99
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $2,199.99
Buy It Now
2016 Tone King Sky King Black 1x12 Guitar Combo Amplifier
2016 Tone King Sky King Black 1x12 Guitar Combo Amplifier $2,995.00
Time Remaining: 27d 23h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $2,995.00
Buy It Now
Tone King Imperial MKII Combo Amp Amplifier Authorized Dealer
Tone King Imperial MKII Combo Amp Amplifier Authorized Dealer $2,595.00
Time Remaining: 7d 20h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $2,595.00
Buy It Now
Tone King Royalist 45 Handwired Tube Head Amp Majesty Guitar Amplifier
Tone King Royalist 45 Handwired Tube Head Amp Majesty Guitar Amplifier $1,863.00
Time Remaining: 18d 23h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $1,863.00
Buy It Now
NEW TONE KING IMPERIAL MK II 20 WATT HANDWIRED BOUTIQUE 1 x 12 TUBE COMBO BLACK
NEW TONE KING IMPERIAL MK II 20 WATT HANDWIRED BOUTIQUE 1 x 12 TUBE COMBO BLACK $2,495.00
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $2,495.00
Buy It Now
Tone King Imperial Combo 20 watt Limited Edition Anniversary Guitar AmpMint
Tone King Imperial Combo 20 watt Limited Edition Anniversary Guitar AmpMint $1,950.00
Time Remaining: 19d 18h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $1,950.00
Buy It Now
Tone King Metropolitan Amp
Tone King Metropolitan Amp $2,699.00
Time Remaining: 14d 5h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $2,699.00
Buy It Now
Tone King Falcon Grande 20W 1x12 Combo Chocolate Brown Cream
Tone King Falcon Grande 20W 1x12 Combo Chocolate Brown  Cream $2,395.00
Time Remaining: 5d 18m
Buy It Now for only: $2,395.00
Buy It Now
Tone King Sky King Combo Amp Amplifier Authorized Dealer
Tone King Sky King Combo Amp Amplifier Authorized Dealer $2,995.00
Time Remaining: 7d 19h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $2,995.00
Buy It Now
TONE KING Royalist 1x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet NEW B Stock UNLOADED 21786
TONE KING Royalist 1x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet NEW B Stock UNLOADED 21786 $475.00
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $475.00
Buy It Now
Tone King Falcon 1x10 Tube Combo Cream
Tone King Falcon 1x10 Tube Combo Cream $1,569.00
Time Remaining: 29d 1h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $1,569.00
Buy It Now
Tone King Metropolitan Guitar Amplifier Boutique Item
Tone King Metropolitan Guitar Amplifier Boutique Item $2,200.00
Time Remaining: 24d 7h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $2,200.00
Buy It Now
TONE KING Royalist 1x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet NEW B Stock UNLOADED 21784
TONE KING Royalist 1x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet NEW B Stock UNLOADED 21784 $475.00
Time Remaining: 4d 26m
Buy It Now for only: $475.00
Buy It Now
NEW TONE KING METROPOLITAN 2X12 GUITAR SPEAKER CABINET BLACK
NEW TONE KING METROPOLITAN 2X12 GUITAR SPEAKER CABINET BLACK $899.99
Time Remaining: 23d 6h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $899.99
Buy It Now
Tone King Imperial MKII 20W 1x12 Lacquered Tweed w Footswitch
Tone King Imperial MKII 20W 1x12 Lacquered Tweed w Footswitch $2,495.00
Time Remaining: 4d 41m
Buy It Now for only: $2,495.00
Buy It Now
Tone King Imperial MKII Black
Tone King Imperial MKII Black $2,595.00
Time Remaining: 7d 19h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $2,595.00
Buy It Now
NEW TONE KING FALCON 12 WATT 1 X 10 BOUTIQUE TUBE COMBO BUILT IN ATTENUATOR
NEW TONE KING FALCON 12 WATT 1 X 10 BOUTIQUE TUBE COMBO BUILT IN ATTENUATOR $1,795.00
Time Remaining: 2d 19h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $1,795.00
Buy It Now
Tone King Royalist 45 Watt Tube Amp Head w original box
Tone King Royalist 45 Watt Tube Amp Head w original box $1,999.99
Time Remaining: 14d 25m
Buy It Now for only: $1,999.99
Buy It Now
Hamiltone King Tone Consoul 100 watt Tube Head amplifier Six String
Hamiltone King Tone Consoul 100 watt Tube Head amplifier Six String $2,499.00
Time Remaining: 22d 3h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $2,499.00
Buy It Now
Tone King Falcon 12W 1x10 Combo Cream
Tone King Falcon 12W 1x10 Combo Cream $1,795.00
Time Remaining: 13d 1h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $1,795.00
Buy It Now
Tone King Sky King 35W 1x12 Combo Brown
Tone King Sky King 35W 1x12 Combo Brown $2,995.00
Time Remaining: 8d 16h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $2,995.00
Buy It Now
Tone King Amps Royalist 45 watt tube head 2x12 speaker cabinet
Tone King Amps Royalist 45 watt tube head 2x12 speaker cabinet $3,690.00
Time Remaining: 25d 1h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $3,690.00
Buy It Now
TONE KING ROYALIST 45 WATT AMP HEAD IRONMAN ATTENUATOR FX LOOP
TONE KING ROYALIST 45 WATT AMP HEAD IRONMAN ATTENUATOR FX LOOP $2,695.00
Time Remaining: 24d 21h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $2,695.00
Buy It Now
Tone King Falcon 12W 1x10 Combo Black Cream
Tone King Falcon 12W 1x10 Combo Black  Cream $1,795.00
Time Remaining: 8d 16h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $1,795.00
Buy It Now
Tone King Royalist 45W 1x12 Combo w Custom Eminence Speaker
Tone King Royalist 45W 1x12 Combo w Custom Eminence Speaker $2,995.00
Time Remaining: 4d 21h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $2,995.00
Buy It Now
Tone King Royalist 45W Head mkII
Tone King Royalist 45W Head mkII $2,695.00
Time Remaining: 10d 20h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $2,695.00
Buy It Now
Tone King Amps Sky King 1x12 combo 35watt tube guitar amplifier
Tone King Amps Sky King 1x12 combo 35watt tube guitar amplifier $2,995.00
Time Remaining: 25d 23h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $2,995.00
Buy It Now
Tone King Falcon 12W 1x10 Combo Turquoise White
Tone King Falcon 12W 1x10 Combo Turquoise  White $1,795.00
Time Remaining: 18d 20h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $1,795.00
Buy It Now
TONE KING Royalist 1x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet NEW B Stock UNLOADED 21785
TONE KING Royalist 1x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet NEW B Stock UNLOADED 21785 $475.00
Time Remaining: 4d 21m
Buy It Now for only: $475.00
Buy It Now
Diamond Plate Laminate ATA 3 8 Case for Tone King 20W 1x12 Imperial Tube Amp
Diamond Plate Laminate ATA 3 8 Case for Tone King 20W 1x12 Imperial Tube Amp $329.00
Time Remaining: 28d 21h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $329.00
Buy It Now
Light Duty Carpet Lined ATA Case For Tone King 20W 1x12 Imperial Tube Amplifier
Light Duty Carpet Lined ATA Case For Tone King 20W 1x12 Imperial Tube Amplifier $149.95
Time Remaining: 8d 21h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $149.95
Buy It Now
Light Duty ATA Case Recess Carpet Lined For Tone King 20W 1x12 Imperial Tube Amp
Light Duty ATA Case Recess Carpet Lined For Tone King 20W 1x12 Imperial Tube Amp $159.95
Time Remaining: 9d 16h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $159.95
Buy It Now
Light Duty Economy ATA Case for Tone King 20W 1x12 Imperial Tube Amp
Light Duty Economy ATA Case for Tone King 20W 1x12 Imperial Tube Amp $129.95
Time Remaining: 20d 17h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $129.95
Buy It Now
Diamond Plate Light Duty 1 4 ATA Case for Tone King 20W 1x12 Imperial Tube Amp
Diamond Plate Light Duty 1 4 ATA Case for Tone King 20W 1x12 Imperial Tube Amp $189.95
Time Remaining: 28d 19h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $189.95
Buy It Now
Tone King Royalist 15 Head 1x12 Cabinet
Tone King Royalist 15 Head  1x12 Cabinet $2,795.00
Time Remaining: 11d 6h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $2,795.00
Buy It Now
Tone King Falcon
Tone King Falcon $1,595.00
Time Remaining: 11d 6h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $1,595.00
Buy It Now
Tone King Imperial MKII 20W 1x12 Combo Turquoise White w Footswitch
Tone King Imperial MKII 20W 1x12 Combo Turquoise White w Footswitch $2,495.00
Time Remaining: 13d 18h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $2,495.00
Buy It Now
NEW TONE KING IMPERIAL MK II 20 WATT HANDWIRED BOUTIQUE 1x12 COMBO BROWN TOLEX
NEW TONE KING IMPERIAL MK II 20 WATT HANDWIRED BOUTIQUE 1x12 COMBO BROWN TOLEX $2,495.00
Time Remaining: 13d 23h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $2,495.00
Buy It Now
TONE KING ROYALIST 45 WATT AMP HEAD IRONMAN ATTENUATOR FX LOOP
TONE KING ROYALIST 45 WATT AMP HEAD IRONMAN ATTENUATOR FX LOOP $2,155.99
Time Remaining: 20d 19h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $2,155.99
Buy It Now
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 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 Imperial MKII 20W 1x12 Combo Turquoise/White w/Footswitch Tone King Imperial MKII 20W 1x12 Combo Turquoise/White w/Footswitch
List Price: $2,495.00

First introduced in 1993, the Imperial has become a proven favorite of guitarists seeking authentic vintage tone. Utilizing all-tube circuitry, traditional spring reverb, and a specially voiced, highly resonant cabinet, the Imperial captures the true experience of playing a well-worn vintage amplifier - both in tone and feel. 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. 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. 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: 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.

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.

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

Why you need the Tone King Imperial MKII Amplifier: For authentic vintage tone, there's no other than the Tone King. The The King Imperial MKII has become a favorite of guitarists seeking ahtentic vintage tone.  Traditional spring reverb, all tube circuitry, Ironman II attenuator, and a resonant cabinet give the tone and feel of a real vintage amp! All tube circuitry Traditional Spring Reverb Highly resonant cabinet Vintage tone and feel of a vintage amplifier! 2 channel preamplifier, foot switchable Ironman II precision compensated power attenuator gives thick, tube driven tone at bedroom volumes Tremolo is footswitchable Attenuator bypass switch HF Compensation switch

Tone King Royalist 1x12 Tone King Royalist 1x12" Guitar Combo Amp, 45 Watts
List Price: $2,995.00

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.

Tone King Royalist Guitar Amp Head, 45 watts Tone King Royalist Guitar Amp Head, 45 watts
List Price: $2,695.00

This Tone King Royalist is a 45 watt amp head. For tubes, it sports three 12AX7's, one 6V6, 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 an extension speaker out and main out. This is a perfect amp for anyone who needs true British tube sound at any volume.

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-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

JHS Pedals Moonshine Overdrive Pedal JHS Pedals Moonshine Overdrive Pedal
List Price: $199.00

The JHS Pedals Moonshine Overdrive is a highly unique and massively tweaked version of the most famous overdrive ever created and housed in a little green enclosure. Blues, rock, country, jazz, and even hardcore/metal players will find this is an indispensable tool for shaping and creating unique mid heavy tones for almost any need.You ll immediately feel at home with the basic Volume, Tone, and Drive knobs, so tweak away! The simple 2-position Proof toggle gives you everything from low gain amp-like breakup with powerful colored boost settings to grinding, heavy overdrive that reaches to the very edge of cranked amp distortion.In the down position, you ll find the highest gain settings, lots of saturation and sustain and the most mid-range goo available. In the up position are the more open and forceful crunchy tones that will make any amp beg for mercy. The up position also adds more overall volume and more headroom to those searching for cleaner applications. The tone control goes down as smooth as Grandpa s White Lightning, with none of the harsh ice-pick characteristics that many overdrives have in the brighter settings.Just like the JHS Pedals SuperBolt pedal, the Moonshine uses an internal 9v to 18v charge pump that allows it to run on normal 9v but converting it internally to 18v for an enormous amount of headroom, added low-end and more overall punch.We wouldn t be surprised if this is the most girthy, thick overdrive you have ever plugged into. If you re a fan of stacking overdrives, you ll love putting this in front of or behind your favorite drive, booster, or fuzz. The Moonshine delivers on any style amp, easily producing anything from SRV classic Stratocaster/Fender amp tones with class to huge wall of rock The Edge-style force through a Vox. On another note, you might find a few Dumble-esque lead settings that will have you feeling like you saved a cool $100,000 in search of that sacred tone. Last but not least, it kills on bass guitar, the reason

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

No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a comment


Gear Reviews



Daily Gear Alert

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

We respect your privacy and will never share your information with any third party