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Tone King Sky King - Vintage Tones - Modern Features - Is It Any Good?



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This is the 5th video in the series where I look at a bunch of high-end boutique amps. We have already looked at Divided By 13, Two Rock, and Matchless and now we are looking at the more vintage-voiced offering from Tone King called the Sky King.
The main reason for me trying out this guitar amplifier is that it has dual attenuators, 1 for each of the two channels (Rhythm and Lead) channel, added to this tube-driven tremolo and reverb made this a must to try out.

Here is what Tone King have to say about the Sky King
ABOUT THE AMP.
Like our incredibly popular Imperial MKII, the Tone King Sky King 1 x 12” 35W combo sings with definitively American blackface and tweed tones of the 1950s and ‘60s. But glassy elegance and warm bark are only the beginning. Add in fast-reacting pentode or spongier ultralinear modes, spring reverb and bias-modulated tremolo circuits, and dual Ironman II reactive power attenuators – one for each channel – and you have the ultimate marriage of vintage American tones and modern control.

KEY FEATURES:
* Footswitchable 2-channel design (rhythm, lead)
* Selectable pentode (tighter), ultralinear (added sag) operation modes
* Dual Ironman II reactive attenuation for each channel
* Bias modulation tremolo circuit delivers vintage-style pulse
* Tube driven spring reverb with wide-ranging control
* 35W, 1×12”
The Studio Rats are core band members Paul Drew on guitar/production/mixing, drummer James Ivey and Dan Hawkins on bass. They collaborate with singers and musicians to produce radio-ready songs.
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