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Tone King Imperial MK2

Jack14

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First post...
I know there is a lot of threads on the TKIMK2. I want to start a new thread to see:

After owning your amp for a while do you still enjoy playing it?
Is this amp a life time/Keeper amp for you?
Do you gig with your amp? How’s that going?
Did you sell your amp? If so why?

I have had my amp for about a month now and am still getting to know it. Your feedback will be very helpful to me.
 
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MikeSlub

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Jack, I’ve had one for several years. It is a cool amp. I have gigged with it in the past. I own a lot of amps so it gets in the rotation but isn’t necessarily my “go to” amp above others.
 

New Teaboy

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It's a keeper. Beautiful amp. Whether you're playing a LP; 335 ( dream team) or strat it just sounds great. I gig mine regularly and it's plenty loud with enough headroom in even pretty big club rooms. My friends SkyKing has heaps more headroom never gets above 3 on the volume. We both attenuate our amps even though our drummer likes hitting things
 

Red Baron

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I've owned an Imperial MkII head/cab for a couple of months now and I'm definitely still in the honeymoon phase, and I can't see myself ever wanting to part with it.

I was a die-hard Carr and Magnatone fan for the past 15 years and I've owned quite a few of them, but this Imperial is on a whole other level. There are many things that I love about it, both channels, the attenuator, it's pristine clean and overdriven sounds, and how it preserves the voice of any guitar that I plug into it. It just an incredibly versatile amp and I can't find a single negative, it's an inspiration to play... and the sound with a Browne Protien overdrive is just out of this world, it blows me away every time I play it!

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Red Baron

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The Browne Protein is a dual overdrive, one side is a tweaked Bluesbreaker and the other is a tweaked Nobles ODR-1 and they work brilliantly together.

The Bluesbreaker is more upper mids and the Nobles is really strong in the lower mids, it’s a rare overdrive that doesn’t strip the lower mids from your amp.
 

corpse

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So cool when you find an amp that ticks all the boxes- almost impossible to do it without some in-line pedal. Very cool. I always likes Greg Koch's LP demos on the Wildwood site with the combo Imperial.
 

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The Browne Protein is a dual overdrive, one side is a tweaked Bluesbreaker and the other is a weaked Nobles ODR-1 and they work brilliantly together.

The Bluesbreaker is more upper mids and the Nobles is really strong in the lower mids, it’s a rare overdrive that doesn’t strip the lower mids from your amp.
Interesting (I'm using a Strymon Sunset and a Zendrive , but use them with the 'Rythm' channel. ) Are you using the OD with the Lead or Rythm channel? ie using the Lead channel as an OD voice?
 

Red Baron

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I use the Protein with both channels, it sounds great with either, but I also like the natural amp overdrive of both channels... it's a versatile rig.
 

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I hired ac rehearsal studio and messed with the Z.drive on both channels last night... thick sound.... How do you wipe the smile of your face?
 
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