Lead Channel is extreemely versatile allowing one to attain tones from fat, greasy tweed overdrive to early Marshall Plexi type crunch, at any volume level.
The speaker used in the
Metropolitan is an Eminence Speaker that was custom designed by Mark
Bartel specifically for this amp and cabinet. This speaker
compliments the Metropolitan well with
it's warm midrange and bell-like top-end
with more chime and less brilliant sharpness found in most
Control Panel Layout
The Tone King Metropolitan features two separate channels - Rhythm and the Lead. These two channels are selectable with either the supplied footswitch, or by switch on the front of the amp panel.
This works like a typical amplifier hi/low input.
This channel features a two position BRT (bright) switch as well as Volume, Treble, and Bass controls.
The Lead Channel includes Volume, Tone, and Mid-Bite controls.
Mark Bartel designed this reverb circuit just like his other amps. Phenomenally thick and luscious. It's also controlled (on/off) with the foot switch
No doubt, one of our favorite features. DO NOT MISTAKE THIS FOR TWO SIMPLE OUTPUT VOLUMES! IT'S MUCH BETTER THAN THAT. These controls allow adjustment of the output power from 0.1W to 40W, continuously. Having separate power controls for each channel allows you to set the amp for a clean tone with lots of headroom on the Rhythm channel, and an overdriven tone on the Lead channel, while matching the volume level when you switch between channels.
|Output Power||Fully Adjustable from 0.1 Watts to 40 Watts|
|Output Tubes||4 x 6V6 (Cathode Biased, so it's easy!)|
|Preamp Tubes||4 x 12AX7, 1 x 12AT7|
|Speaker||Optional 2x12 Matching Cab|
|Reverb||All Tube with a FULL SIZE 3-Spring Pan|
|Footswitch||Controls Channel Switching and Reverb|
|Weight||32 lbs - Yep! That's it!|