While we are proud of ALL of our amplifiers, King Kong holds a special place for us at Ceriatone.

The King Kong 100 is the culmination of years of research and building, modifying, and designing British-inspired amplifiers.  In a single chassis, King Kong provides righteous tones from the classic late ‘60s, the higher gain tones of the ‘80s, and the more percussive tones of modern music.

Even though King Kong boasts an impressive feature set, as with all of our amplifiers, we have managed to maintain complete tonal integrity.  King Kong is just at home playing Hendrix tunes, riffs from “High Voltage”, that one time you tried to learn “Eruption” note for note, or when you tried a 7 string and got lost in a chug trance.  We are perhaps most proud of the fact that it excels in ALL areas.  The player’s experience is never one of sacrifice (as is common with many feature-heavy modern amplifiers).  Just like the best amplifiers, King Kong is an instrument into itself.

Like other Ceriatone amps, we have labored carefully to select the finest components to suit the design, and the King uses our specially designed, custom transformers for superior reliability, frequency response, and feel.

Specs and Features:

Channel 1 is an idealized Plexi-type circuit, massaged to match the unique and flexible power section of King Kong
Channel 2 is a higher gain channel, somewhat similar to our Yeti or Chupacabra amplifiers
3-way Bright switch on Channel 1 Gain
Treble, Middle, Bass equalization for Channel 1
Era 3-way switch provides progressive levels of clipping and distortion for Channel 1
Cascading gain stage design with individual Gain controls for Channel 2
3-way Bright switch on each Gain 1 and Gain 2 controls for Channel 2
Feel switch adjusts attack and low contour of Channel 2
Solo control provides secondary Volume control for Channel 2
Era 3-way switch provides progressive levels of clipping and distortion for Channel 2
Channel 2 Volume and Solo modes have individual assignable Era switches
Rear-panel Pussy TrimmerTM allows the player to fine-tune compression and saturation of Channel 2
Bite 3-way switch controls the frequency of the Presence control, from more standard Plexi tones to thicker, more liquid-like upper mids
Deep control adjusts low-frequency response of power section, which is further fine-tuned with the Character 3-way switch
Footswitchable Channels
Passive effects loop
Full/Half Power switch
DC heaters for low noise floor
Tubes:
Power: 2 x EL34
Preamp: 5 x 12AX7/ECC83
Rectifier: Solid State

King Kong 50 Watt Amp Head Configurations:

  • Chassis I - $1,154.50
    (Complete working chassis w/ footswitch. Tubes and cabinet not included.)
  • Chassis II - $1,298.50
    (Complete working chassis w/ footswitch. Cabinet not included.)
  • Head I - $1,393.50
    (Complete working head w/ footswitch. Tubes not included.)
  • Head II - $1,537.50
    (Complete working head w/ tubes installed in a head cabinet with black tolex w/ footswitch.)

Main photo is for illustrative purposes only and advertised base pricing is for Chassis I w/o tubes. Photos may include options that are not included if you order the standard version of the amp or don't order all options available. We also may not offer all options available and/or shown in main illustrative photos. Photos are of products assembled by Ceriatone. We no longer sell kits. Black Tolex is standard on all amps unless otherwise stated in product description.

Ceriatone amps are custom made, 100% hand-built, point-to-point hand-wired amplifiers using the highest quality components and custom wound transformers. Each amp is thoroughly tested and burned in before it is shipped to you. Even with long lead times (due to a large number of guitarists ordering Ceriatone amps and the Covid-19 pandemic), Ceriatone will take no shortcuts or change their build standards in the production of their hand-built amps. Lead times listed are approximate.

Current lead times are listed on the main page at www.guitarampsusa.com and are approximate.

Pricing shown on www.guitarampsusa.com includes the shipping cost to the USA only. We only ship to the USA, Canada and Mexico. Shipping to Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands will have additional shipping. We'll invoice the difference in shipping and it is due at the time the order is placed. Paypal is our payment processor and you do not need a Paypal account to check out.

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King Kong 50

  • $1,154.50


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