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Here we have a beautifully kept Tone King Imperial 20th Anniversary amp that comes complete with the footswitch and the original shipping box.
These amps kill. If you look around you'll see them everywhere as they're a great go-to, modern amp with classic tone - basically a reliable and beefed up Deluxe Reverb, but with an attenuator on board.
This run of amps was hand wired as a special run.
Some comparison of Tone King Imperial amps I found online:
There are a fair few differences between the original Imperial that ran for 21 years between 1993 and 2014, the 20th Anniversary model Imperial that was only available for a relatively short time and the new Imperial Mk II that was introduced at Namm!
The original Imperial used a heavy duty PC board that was constructed for each model, while the 20th Anniversary edition was completely hand wired, getting the full boutique experience. The Imperial Mk II using again a Hand wired Board. This method offers up the best mixture of reliability and quality so your amp sounds great and will last for years to come. The speaker in the Imperial Mk II is exactly the same as the one that appeared in the original Imperial; the Tone King ’33′ Speaker developed especially for Tone King by Eminence Speakers. There was however a different speaker in the 20th Anniversary Imperial. This amp instead had a Celestion G12M65 Creamback.
The Ironman Attenuator is one of the highest quality attenuators on the market. So when they introduced the 20th Anniversary model Imperial they saw an opportunity to test how it would work built in to an amplifier. Although it’s not on the original Imperial, the Ironman was a feature that worked so well it’s been built into the Imperial Mk II.
Instead of just adding in the same Ironman Attenuator from the 20th Anniversary model, they have created the new Ironman II compensated power attenuator made for the Imperial Mk II. The Ironman II adds in Fletcher-Munson compensation and Damping Factor Correction over the original Ironman so no matter what volume you are playing at you get the same great sound. The Ironman II also has the Attenuator Bypass features which disables the attenuator on the Rhythm channel so you can easily match the volume of both channels.
- Case/Cover?: No
- Color: Black and Cream
- Dimensions: 22 3/8"w x 19 1/2"h x 10 3/4"
- Weight: 41lbs
- Watts: 20
- Date: 2014
- Where date is noted: Transformer codes
- Speaker 1 Brand/Model: Celestion GM12M-65 Creamback
- Speaker 1 Size: 12"
- Speaker 1 Code: T5864B
- Power Transformer brand and/or code: pt20esp 166-1349
- Output Transformer brand and/or codes: ot15w6 166-1351
- Choke Transformer brand and/or codes: 989-1325
- Reverb Transformer brand and/or codes: 989-1230
- Extension Speaker Out? Yes
- FX Loop?: No
- Reverb or other effects?: Reverb and Tube Biasing Tremolo
- Rectifier Tube: 5AR4
- Rectifier Tube Brand: JJ
- Power tubes: 6v6gt
- Power Tube Brand: JJ
- Preamp Tubes: (4) x 12axy
- Preamp Tube Brand: JJ
- Filter Caps: Original
- Pedal?: Yes
- Tolex: Black and Cream
- Tolex original?: Yes
- Grill Original?: Yes
- Knobs: Original
- Handle: Original
- Power cord: Original