The Sky King's basic clean tone is a lot like the Imperial, but when you play it you can hear that it doesn't quite have the Imperial's sharpness. Instead, the Sky King has this real rounded quality. This real syrupy kind of thing - like what you have with the Falcon. But the cool thing is that you can get the Imperial kind of thing as well. Just go to Pentode and you'll get that real nice, 1960's Fender-style sharp attack. The Sky King's lead channel tones are much like the Imperial. It's got that same kind of mid-bite thing. If you turn it all the way down it's a little more tweed, but you've got 6L6's, so it's going to give you a little different sound, with a little more beef to it. You can really hear the compression in the Sky King, too. Just like the Imperial, you can crank the mid-bite up and it brings up a peak in the upper midrange, tightens up the bass, but you still get that range. And then there's the built-in Ironman attenuator. It adds real value to this amp in its own right with dual attenuation controls: one control for the rhythm channel and the other for the lead channel so you can match up the attenuation to perfectly meet your needs. The output tubes are 2x 6L6WGC-STR, the preamp tubes are 4x 12AX7VKA 1x 12AT7JAN, the rectifier tube is 5U4GBEH. The Rhythm Channel has Volume, Treble, Bass, Master controls.
Lead Channel has Volume, Tone and Master controls. The cabinet is dovetail jointed birch with solid pine baffle board. The Sky King has Tube-Driven full size 2-Spring Reverb and Tube Driven bias-modulation type, foot-switchable Tremolo. The speaker is 1x12" Celestion Creamback as standard (it is available with 1x12" Scumback M75/8/65LD for upcharge). The weight of the Sky King is only 18kgs.
Sky King Specifications:
1-35 Watt ClassA/B controllable by Ironman built-in Attenuator
4x 12AX7VKA 1x12AT7JAN
1x Rhythm 1x Lead
Rhythm Channel: Volume, Treble, Bass, Master
Lead Channel: Volume, Tone, Master
4 or 8 Ohm selector. Speaker Out + Ext. Speaker Out, Footswitch Connector
Dovetail jointed birch with solid pine baffle board
Tube-Driven Full Size 2-Spring Reverb
Tube Driven bias-modulation type, footswitchable Tremolo
1x12“ Celestion Creamback
Built In Ironman w/separate attenuation controls for rhythm and lead channels