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Tone King Imperial MK II 20-Watt 1x12 Electric Guitar Tube Combo Amplifier

Tone King Imperial MK II 20-Watt 1x12 Electric Guitar Tube Combo Amplifier, Hand-Wired, Built-In Attenuator, 2-Button Footswitch Included


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Discounted Price $2,595.00

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Tone King is proud to offer the Imperial MKII. Everything you know and love about the original is still there. The spanky blackface-style voice, the gritty tweed tones, all of it; however, the MKII takes it all a few steps further. Its two channels have been tuned for better-sounding overdrive, a smoother top end, and more harmonic complexity. The amp's vintage-voiced tube reverb and tremolo will cause you to question whether you’re actually playing a vintage amp. Thanks to the Imperial MKII’s onboard Ironman II power attenuator, you can get all of these tube-driven tones at any volume. When your company is built upon the legacy of an amp like the Imperial, you’d better be sure you honor your past while always improving. With the Imperial MKII, they did.

20 Years of Improvement
If you love the sound and feel of the original design, you absolutely have to try our Tone King Imperial MKII. Springboarding off of the tones that made the original our flagship amp, we included a few tonal adjustments and additions that are sure to make the MKII your new go-to tube amp.
  • Handwired board construction improves midrange heft while improving the highs
  • Rhythm channel tuned for improved overdrive with a smoother sound
  • Lead channel’s Mid-Bite control tightens the low end for added punch and cut

Ironman II Reactive Attenuation
We included our Ironman II power attenuator aboard the Imperial MKII for even more flexibility. Now you can bring your Imperial’s maxed tube tones to band- or home-friendly levels. With our reactive load technology, your amp with sound and respond the same at any volume.
  • 6-step attenuation is great in a variety of situations
  • Reactive load technology maintains the feel and response of your guitar amplifier
  • Tunable voice and levels with HF Compensation and Rhythm channel Bypass switches

Onboard Spring Reverb and Tremolo
Spring reverb and bias-modulated tremolo are two sounds that define the tone of many vintage American-voiced combo amps. We think, with its tube-driven circuits and old-school control, you’ll find the Imperial MKII gloriously re-creates those thick, splashing, pulsating tones.
  • Bias modulation tremolo circuit delivers vintage-style pulse
  • Tube driven spring reverb with wide-ranging control
  • Effects carefully tuned to balance across the two channels

All in the Fine Details:
The Imperial MK II boasts a bevy of features not found on most amplifiers including:
  • Custom-voiced 12” Eminence speaker
  • Included 2-button footswitch for Reverb and Channel
  • Baltic Birch USA construction
  • Tubes: 2 x 6V6, 4 x 12AX7, 1 x 12AT7 & 1 x 5AR4

Dimensions: 10.5"(L) x 22.5"(W) x 20.5"(H)

Weight: 39 lbs.

Get your Tone King Imperial MK II 20-Watt 1x12 Electric Guitar Tube Combo Amplifier today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar Tube Combo Amplifier
  • 2-Button Footswitch

Versatile Amp, Great Tone


Both channels sound terrific. The drive on the lead channel is outstanding with the attenuator. The detent levels on the attenuator can be a little tricky especially when playing guitars with varying output levels. Lots of gain but too quiet or not enough so you're cranking the volume, but it is magical when you get it dialed in just right. And, the fact that you can dial it in at a reasonable volume is awesome at home and in the studio. Rhythm channel is immaculate. It has a little more in the mids than my PRRI 12" which is a good thing for me. I've plugged in Gretsch, Fender, Gibson, and Rickenbacker and they all sound beautiful, but single coils and filtertrons really hit the spot. Reverb is perfect and trem sounds great (I think I might prefer my Fender trem but it's close). Had my eye on this amp for a while, and Sam Ash came through with great service despite being back ordered for a month or so.



Imperial MK II 20-Watt 1x12 Electric Guitar Tube Combo Amplifier

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Amp Type Tube
Channels 2
Watts 20
Preamp Tubes 4 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x 6V6
Speaker Configuration 1 x 12"
Speaker(s) Custom Designed Eminence Speaker
EQ Yes
Effects Loop No
Inputs 1 x 1/4" Instrument
Outputs 1 x 1/4" Speaker
Line Out No
Reverb Yes
Footswitch I/O Type 1 x 1/4"
Footswitch Included Yes
Weight 39 lbs.
Dimensions 22.5 x 20.5 x 10.5 inches (WxHxD)
Series Imperial
Model Imperial MK II
Warranty Info:

Every Tone King amplifier is warranted for a period of 5 years from date of purchase. This warranty applies to the original purchaser and is non transferable. The warranty covers everything, except tubes, which carry a 90 day warranty.

For additional warranty info, please visit http://www.toneking.com/warranty

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