Fender Vibro-King VS Tone King Imperial

Earplayer

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Well i am gas-ing for a new amp that matches up with my beloved Suhr Badger 30... right the journey goes straight ahead in the Fender camp.
Blues/Blues-Rock and Kinda Mark Knopfler...

I like the Vibro King what pisses me off is the weight... the Tone King Imperial is awesome (my hero Mark Knopfler uses one - so that would be a reason to buy it acutally -lol) but i haven´t played one (not available over here - in general rare in Europe)... Soundclips are great...

- so what are your thoughts on both?!
 

Bobby D

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love both, but as someone else mentioned, i would go TK.

unless i had roadies again.

then it would be VK.
 

telejammer

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VibroKing is 60 watts, 3-10" Alnico speakers, moves lots of air and they sound Fantastic. As far as weight, get one of those fold up dollies for $29.99 and wheel the amp around. Thats what I do.
 

myles111

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Great reply - thanks a bunch...

... any other suggestions - i really need a new "Fender-style" amp - :rockin


Fender BF style - http://www.drzamps.com/ezg50.html

Or why not a real BF Fender from this fellow .... http://www.hayesamplification.com/

http://www.hayesamplification.com/forsale.htm

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This fellow does some of the best Fender stuff I know about at dirt cheap prices.
 

Earplayer

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Thanks a lot!

I really love the Vibro King - but as mentioned above it´s too heavy to lug around... and i finally came to the conlusion that it´s a no go for me...

The Tone King is a wonderful amp - and i am really looking forward to play that amp :rockin
The Hayes are great! Man i have to check out these amps...

...unfortunately Vintage-Fender Stuff is extremely overpriced here in Europe - as an example a ´69 Fender Vibrolux Reverb from Gregor Hildens Store would be about 2690 EUR which is about 3986 USD :nuts
 

Billion81

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What about one of these: http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/...480513&src=3WFRWXX&ZYXSEM=0&CAWELAID=26039703
They claim to be a "baby VibroKing"...
I'd love to try one out, but have never seen one locally. I've seen them all over ebay for pretty reasonable prices.

I don't think this is accurate. Even an actual vintage vibrolux has it's own sound.

The Vibroking is based on the BandMaster circuit not a VibroLux circuit. Also, if you run a 5881 vs. 6L6 this has some demonstrable effect on sound/tone.
 

sublimeaudio

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I've owned both the Vibro King and the Imperial, and would choose the Imperial in a second. It's super-light, plenty loud (even at 20 watts), and has two channels that are unique. It's like getting 2 amps in one. I also felt that the imperial cut through the mix better than the Vibro King.

That said, I would also check out the Tone King Meteor II.
 

Earplayer

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the lance keltner clips are really nice - in fact he turns up the amp from 8 to 10 on the lead channel - dunno maybe even too loud for some live/rehersal/band situations...?!

i have gas for a tone king right now :clips


damn i just purchased a r9 and soon i will get me a wildwood 10s masterbuilt... have to sell some stuff to get a nice fendery-amp!:worried
 




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