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 Falcon Guitar Tube Combo Amp 12 Watt Amplifier 1x10 w Attenuator USA
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2014 Tone King Royalist 15 Head JTM45 Plexi Head
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Tone King Falcon Grande 20W 1x12 Combo Turquoise White
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Fender Vibro King 2010 with Upgraded Speakers Tone Caps Local Pickup Only
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Tone King Metropolitan Amp
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Tone King Amps Royalist 45 watt tube head 2x12 speaker cabinet
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Tone King Sky King 35W 1x12 Combo Brown
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Tone King Galaxy Head
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Tone King Amps Sky King 1x12 combo 35watt tube guitar amplifier
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TONE KING ROYALIST 45 WATT AMP HEAD IRONMAN ATTENUATOR FX LOOP
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Tone King Comet 40 watt 2x12 guitar amplifier
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Tone King Imperial MKII 20W 1x12 Combo Turquoise/White w/Footswitch Tone King Imperial MKII 20W 1x12 Combo Turquoise/White w/Footswitch

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.

Tone King Falcon, Black Tone King Falcon, Black

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 Iron Man II Mini Attenuator Tone King Iron Man II Mini Attenuator

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.

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.

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 Falcon 1x10 Tone King Falcon 1x10" Combo Amplifier Chocolate Brown/Cream

It's no secret that a tube amplifier sounds at its absolute best when its cranked up to the point where the tubes are breaking up, giving you that natural overdrive. The problem with that, is that tube overdrive comes with unbelievably loud volume, which is most of the time too much for the bedroom or apartment.

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.

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.

Tone King Metropolitcan Combo - Black Tone King Metropolitcan Combo - Black

The Metropolitan is a truly magical guitar amplifier with a sound all its own. The lightweight, resonant speaker cabinet is tuned and voiced as if it were a musical instrument unto itself, producing the perfect balance of warm, woody resonance and elastic feel, as well as power and punch. The ultra-pure signal path and automatically balanced and calibrated phase inverter give you an unusually effortless sustain, even on perfectly clean notes, and a bell-like clarity.

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

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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