From Tone King:
The Tone King Sky King 1 x 12Ē 35W combo electric guitar amplifier sings with the definitively American tones of the 1950s and Ď60s. This ampís dual onboard channels - rhythm and lead - are voiced around the glassy elegance of blackface-style designs and the unmistakable warm bark of the tweed-covered titans. Give the lead channelís Mid-Bite control a spin, and youíll even find tighter sounds reminiscent of some equally iconic amps from across the pond.
Flip the Sky King around and youíre able to further enhance the amplifierís inherent character. Youíll find a mode switch that selects between pentode and ultralinear performance on both channels. Pentode offers familiar clarity and transients, while ultralinear allows the amp to sag and react to every note you play. Just like our other esteemed designs, the Sky King also boasts not one, but two of the incredibly popular Ironman II reactive power attenuators Ė one for the clean channel, and one for the lead channel, allowing you to dial in the perfect performance-to-volume balance, no matter what the gig.
Add in footswitchable tremolo and a custom-voiced bias-modulated tremolo circuit, and youíll be hard-pressed to find a more flexible amplifier that still accurately reproduces everything we love about vintage American tone.
A lesson in American tone
Both channels on your Tone King Sky King boast a no-nonsense 3-knob control layout and are footswitchable. But thatís where the similarities end. The rhythm channel is carefully sculpted to sing with Ď60s era cleans and chime. The lead channel, on the other hand, handles the harmonically rich midrange of Ď50s tweed amps and can also be crafted into old-school, British-style lead voices.
- Rhythm channel controls: Volume, Bass, Treble
- Lead channel controls: Volume, Tone, Mid-Bite
- Mid-Bite control tightens the low end for added punch and cut
Changing character with the flip of a switch
The Sky King features a powerful mode switch that swings the amp between pentode and ultralinear operation. Choose pentode for the feel and clarity that is found in the majority of amps around the world. Flip over to ultralinear mode to give the amplifier a warmer, rounder sound with plenty of elastic response to enhance your picking style.
- Pentode mode offers a faster attack and more defined highs
- Ultralinear mode delivers richer lower-order harmonics and a softer feel
- Ultralinear mode reduces the amplifierís gain and may need to be compensated with the preamp volume control
Ironman II reactive attenuation
We included our Ironman II power attenuator aboard the Sky King for even more flexibility. Now you can bring your Imperialís maxed tube tones to band- or home-friendly levels. And 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
- Independent attenuation for rhythm and lead channels
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, youíll find the Sky King gloriously re-creates those thick, splashing, pulsating tones. And it does it in a conveniently footswitchable design.
- 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
24″ (L) x 12″ (W) x 18″ (H)
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