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Return Of The Tube King [ Summer NAMM 2007 ]

United States
English
Genuine High Voltage Stompbox “Makes Any Solid-State Amp Sound Like a Tube Amp.”

Austin, TX, 27 July 2007 — A regal name in distortion pedals, the Tube King will return to the Ibanez line-up at the Summer NAMM musical instrument convention in Austin. However, while the name and purpose of the new pedal is the same as the original “90s models, the 2007 version of Tube King, the TK999HT, differs from its two predecessors in that it features internal high voltage DC circuitry instead of previous “starved plate” low voltage circuitry. Ibanez says that makes a significant difference.

“Using the “starved plate” circuitry, the tube in the original Tube Kings really acted more as a filter to achieve tube tones.” commented John Lomas of Ibanez Electronics. “But with the TK999HT the 12AX7 gets normal DC high voltage, allowing total linear operation of the tube. It works just like a tube preamp because it effectively is one!! The result is that the TK999HT makes any solid-state amp sound just like a tube amp. The distortion is massive yet tight.”

The TK999HT lists for $249.99

Specs:

  • •Genuine High Voltage Tube Distortion Pedal
  • •12AX7 Tube
  • •3-Band Active EQ plus Presence Switch for Exacting Tone Control
  • •VOID Control for Sharp Rhythmic Dynamics
  • •Rigid Zinc Die-cast Case
  • •12-Volt AC Adaptor Included


Controls:

  • A. Drive
  • B. Level
  • C. Three Bands of Active EQ (LO/MID/HI)
  • D. Presence Switch
  • E. VOID (adjustable noise gate — can also used for “machine gun” riff effects favored by metal players.)
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