In an interview about James Bay's album Chaos And The Calm and the gear he uses live and in the studio, James Bay talks a bit about his amps of choice. While recording Chaos And The Calm in the studio, he used a "late-60s 'silverface' Twin" and loved the sound he got through it, particularly with P-90 pickups. However, he laments that carrying a vintage Fender Twin around on tour is impossible, due to it "breaking every five minutes". James Bay then talks about discovering Tone King amps: "But then I found Tone King amps, which are made by a guy called Mark Bartel in Baltimore. I now play live through a Tone King Sky King. It's so clear but warm, and it breaks up just in the right way." "I do like break-up, but I don't like it to be too aggressive. I like to work to get it to feel aggressive. It also has a built-in [Ironman] attenuator, which is this beautiful thing that allows you the same tones when you click down to different volumes. This amp has some of the greatest sounds ever."more
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