The Ibanez TK999HT Tube King is a genuine high voltage stompbox.
While the name and purpose of the new pedal is the same as the original ‘90s models, this version of Tube King, the TK999HT, differs from its two predecessors in that it features internal high voltage DC circuitry instead of previous starved plate low voltage circuitry. Ibanez says that makes a significant difference. Includes AC adapter.
“Using the ‘starved plate’ circuitry, the tube in the original Tube Kings really acted more as a filter to achieve tube tones.” commented John Lomas of Ibanez Electronics. “But with the TK999HT the 12AX7 gets normal DC high voltage, allowing total linear operation of the tube. It works just like a tube preamp because it effectively is one!! The result is that the TK999HT makes any solid-state amp sound just like a tube amp. The distortion is massive yet tight.”