Amp Settings of the Tone King Imperial on Privateering Tour

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Aa I included the Tone King Imperial amp settings of the last tour (Get Lucky, 2010)  in this blog post, I did not want to miss the opportunity to take a photo of the amp on this tour (I was in Cologne on July 3). Of course the Reinhardt amps are used for most songs, and the Tone King only on some songs, mostly with a clean Fender-like sound (e.g. Postcards From Paraguay or Our Shangri-la).

A new Tone King Imperial (black tolex instead of turquoise), and new Marshall cabinets
A new Tone King Imperial (black tolex instead of turquoise), and new Marshall cabinets. Just like on previous tours, the two Reinhard amps are just dummies . The Reinhardt amps in use are located behind the keyboard riser and are adjusted for each song by Mark’s guitar technician Glenn Saggers.

Unfortunately the pictures are not as sharp as I wished but the quality is good enough to see the positions of all relevant controls. Here is a zoom on the amp.

imperial-settings

It seems this year the left (Lead) channel was not used at all (all controls down to zero). The three controls on the clean channel are volume, treble, and bass (from left to right, compare with the picture from the manual below).

Volume seems to be at 6 – 7, treble on 3, and bass on 4 – 5.

imperial-controls-1

The reverb (third control from right)  and tremolo (last two controls) seem not to be used (the reverb normally comes from the mixing desk).

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Show your own Dream Machines: Gallery with user pictures online now

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I added a gallery where all customers can upload pictures of the guitar they build with mk-guitar.com products, mainly with the loaded pickguards. I started with some pictures that satisfied customers sent me during the last months, but uploading is easy for everyone, not even a registration is required. So don’t be shy and show us your Dream Machine. You can also add a description for each picture, with e.g. details on the other parts you used.

You will find a link to this gallery under ‘Pages’ in the left side bar, or simply

click here to visit the gallery now.

user-gallery

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