Good news tone-junkies,
We've got our hands on Singapore's first 6v6 loaded Toneking Meteor 20 and are now availing it for demo.
This baby is Mark Bartel's latest design Meteor upgrade which incorporates the latest mod done to improve the already great clean tone by making the reverb sound even more natural. A mod I also requested was the removal of the bright cap (to suit my playing style).
For those looking for information on this great amp, Mark Bartel had written this short product description just before launching his latest design a few months back.
"This new design is an extension of the Comet design, and is a big improvement. It sounds a lot more broken in than a Comet. It has the dynamic response of a 40 year old amp, which is something I could never quite get with the Comet. The reverb has been tweaked to sound exactly like a blackface deluxe, and the overdrive and distortion are a lot smoother. I added tremolo and removed the effects loop. I added a built-in bias meter and individual external bias adjustments for each 6V6. The cabinet was slightly restyled for an older kind of look. In keeping with the "older amp" vibe, I'm using the old style metal toggle switches and chicken head knobs, with a polished mirror-finish faceplate. One more thing - I'll also be offering the option of ordering it with EL84s. I haven't computed the pricing of this amp, but it will be a bit more expensive than the Comet because of the extra parts and assembly time (it will have chassis-mounted, handwired tube sockets). This new amp will be called the Meteor. It will be offered initially as a 1x12 combo, and other cabinet options will be added soon after it becomes available." www.toneking.com