<h1>The King of Clean – Mark Knopfler’s Tone King Imperial amp – Hand-built vintage technology and sound!</h1> <img src="http://www.allimusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/tone-king-imperial-1.jpg" alt="tone-king-imperial-1" itemprop="image" height="375" width="500" /> Tone King has been handbuilding their flagship Imperial 20-watt 1 x 12" electric guitar combo amplifier for 20 years. Upon its release, it was one of the best-sounding American-voiced amps out there. Twenty years on, Tone King has improved on the design with the Imperial MK II. The MK II's two channels will sweep you through California cleans to syrupy, tweed-style overdrive. And the amp's tube reverb and tremolo further enhance the amp's vintage leanings. Factor in the onboard Ironman II power attenuator, and the Imperial MK II continues the model's rich legacy of top-notch tones.
A proven legacy
Tone King established their name and sound with the release of the first Imperial combo amp. Today, the Imperial MK II takes the best parts of that popular amplifier and adds a few player-friendly features that make it an even better powerhouse. The Imperial MK II boasts a cleaner-voiced Rhythm channel with a very usable warm breakup at higher volume settings. The Lead channel delivers a throatier tone that is modified by the amp’s clever Mid-Bite control. If you love the tone of a vintage US amp but want a wider palette of tone, get your hands on a Tone King Imperial MK II.
Onboard Ironman II attenuator
Tone King installed their Ironman II power attenuator into the Imperial MK II for wide-ranging dynamic control. The Ironman II is engineered to bring your screaming tube tones to a whisper or any volume in between. Its reactive load technology ensures total transparency throughout the attenuator’s range. That way, when you bring your volume down, your Tone King Imperial MK II still sings and responds with the exact same tone and feel as it would wide open.
To further nail the vintage vibe of the Imperial MK II, Tone King outfitted these 20-watt combos with tube-driven reverb and tremolo. The spring reverb is controlled via a single, intuitive knob on the amp’s faceplate that mixes in more or less of the effect along with your original signal. The bias-modulated tremolo circuit — a Sweetwater favorite — adds the pulsating movement to your tone that has found its way onto countless hit recordings in rock, country, blues, and beyond.
Tone King Imperial MK II Combo Tube Amp Features:
-Combo tube amp with boutique-style American tones
-2-channel design offers Cali-style cleans and grinding tweed-style tone
-Onboard power attenuator provides cranked tone at quiet volume-Custom-voiced Eminence Tone King 33 12″ speaker
-Bias modulation tremolo circuit delivers vintage-style pulse
-Tube-driven spring reverb with wide-ranging control
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