Swart Amps

Swart amps was created by Michael Swart, a musician and recording engineer based out of Wilmington, North Carolina.  Swart owned a 24 track recording studio in Wilmington, and he only used vintage tube amps for recordings.  swart-ampsHowever, while he often used Ampeg, Fender, and Vintage Vox amps for both his recordings and his live performances, he always felt like something was missing from these vintage amps.  They just didn’t give him the sound or tone that he wanted.

Because of this, Swart set out to create an amp that would feature all the distortion and tone that he wanted for recording in his studio while still maintaining the flexibility he needed.  The custom tube amps he started working on eventually lead him to creating the Space Tone, the first of Swart’s amps.  It worked perfectly for small studios, small venues, and for playing at home.  It gave off the large tone he wanted and provided the distortion necessary.  He followed this up with the Atomic Space Tone, and Swart Amps was born.

The Space Tone 6V6se Mark 1 is the first Swart amp, and while it’s no longer produced, you can still find some of these collector’s items on auction sites and at trade shows.  Likewise, the AST Tweed Head I, a limited edition head, has also been sold out.  It provided everything that the Space Tone did while allowing you to pick your cabinet for it.

However, if you missed out on both of these great Swart products, don’t worry—the Super Space Tone 30 tube head and cabinet is available.  It is an awesome set of two that provides you with everything you need to produce some great sounds.

If you’d rather have something similar to the classic Space Tone, Swart still offers a newer version of the amp.  It comes in a different style cabinet than the original , but it still provides some of that great tone and amazing sound that Swart captured in his first Space Tone.

These are just a few of Swart’s amazing amps.  All of them are designed with the purpose of being used in small areas, so if you play a lot of small venues, practice in your home, or need a recording amp, Swart has you covered.

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Swart Amplifiers Space Tone ST 6V6se Combo DEMO
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Swart Super Space Tone 30 Complete Tube Set with JJ Electronics
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Swart Space Tone Atomic Jr Swart Space Tone Atomic Jr
List Price: $1,199.00

From Swart: The new ST-Atomic Jr starts off with the heart of our ever-popular ST-6V6se with the addition of a year in the making, triode reverb stage utilizing a dedicated 12DW7 fed into a nifty spring tank for surprisingly BIG REVERB, especially for a cabinet this size. Actually, for ANY size cabinet. (Wait till you hear Greg V's samples ). The tonal variations and REVERB in this little monster must be be heard to be believed. Most amps this size attempting reverb and big tone tend to be underwhelming. Not so with the 14lb Class A ST-Atomic Jr. 5W CLASS A ~ JUST INSANELY BIG TONE wReverb Single-Ended Output - Zero Negative Feedback 100% Tube Circuit - GZ34 or 5Y3 Valve Rectifier Big Swart Tube Reverb via 12DW7 & Spring Tank Hot and Clean mode Switch Powered by choice of 6V6 or 6L6 (shod w/6V6) JJ 12AX7 - JJ 12DW7 - JJ 6V6GT - JJ GZ34 Rectifier Point to Point Hand Wired Circuit Cathode Biased (no need to bias) Carbon Comp Resistors ~ Mallory Caps Cloth Hook-Up Wire Heaters referenced to ground All Swart Amplifiers employ Star Grounding 4 ohm 1/4" Out - Drive other Speaker/Cabinet Switchcraft 1/4 inch input and output CTS Potentiometers Custom High Quality USA Built Swart Spec Iron Speaker: 8" Weber Signature ~ 4 ohm Finger-Jointed, solid Pine Cab w/ Lacquer Tweed Cover Vintage Jewel Lamp ~ Circuit Fuse Protected Dimensions: 13 3/4T x 13W x 7 1/4 D @ 14lbs If only words could actually convey sound fully; they always fall short to some extent. And that's where I stand with the Space Tone Atomic Jr, the latest amazing, soulful little amp from the hands of Michael Swart.

Swart MOD84 w/Celestion Blue Alnico Speaker & Gator White Ostrich Stripe Swart MOD84 w/Celestion Blue Alnico Speaker & Gator White Ostrich Stripe
List Price: $1,850.00

And now for something different... Swart using the 6BQ5? Well, we wanted to shift the paradigm and leave our favorite 6V6 for the the veritable EL-84, actually an early favorite of ours and still one today(especially now). Indeed, everything has a beginning and this hail to the EL-84 started years ago as a one of a kind, über cool suitcase amp, an amp we still power up with a grin to this day, and an amp in use BEFORE the seminal Space Tone 6V6se. Michael loved that suitcase enough to make it live on in sonic suitcase heaven, socks replaced with hand laid wire, irons, and tubes. While finding a suitcase for every tone junkie seemed daunting, a cool pine cab combo covered in vintage style tolex seemed a logical way out. Enter the all-new MOD 84.... While the MOD 84 had its beginnings within that cool, yet humble, suitcase, it's morphed into something far more. This is the new shop favorite and just such a blast to play! The MOD 84 is a strong 15wpc, powered by two EL-84 with 12AX7 first stage and our favorite 12DW7 for that great Swart reverb. Once again, Michael employs a very simple tone cut that follows our less is more for lower wattage amplifiers. And our new 3 way interactive EQ switch gives the user subtle yet defined control with three settings that actually interacts with the volume and attack. Add in the excellent Swart tube tremolo stage along with our favorite tube rectification, and you have a legitimate rival to the AST but with that bit of EL-84 take.

Swart MOD84 w/Celestion Gold Alnico Speaker & Blue Sparkle White Stripe Swart MOD84 w/Celestion Gold Alnico Speaker & Blue Sparkle White Stripe
List Price: $1,980.00

And now for something different... Swart using the 6BQ5? Well, we wanted to shift the paradigm and leave our favorite 6V6 for the the veritable EL-84, actually an early favorite of ours and still one today(especially now). Indeed, everything has a beginning and this hail to the EL-84 started years ago as a one of a kind, über cool suitcase amp, an amp we still power up with a grin to this day, and an amp in use BEFORE the seminal Space Tone 6V6se. Michael loved that suitcase enough to make it live on in sonic suitcase heaven, socks replaced with hand laid wire, irons, and tubes. While finding a suitcase for every tone junkie seemed daunting, a cool pine cab combo covered in vintage style tolex seemed a logical way out. Enter the all-new MOD 84.... While the MOD 84 had its beginnings within that cool, yet humble, suitcase, it's morphed into something far more. This is the new shop favorite and just such a blast to play! The MOD 84 is a strong 15wpc, powered by two EL-84 with 12AX7 first stage and our favorite 12DW7 for that great Swart reverb. Once again, Michael employs a very simple tone cut that follows our less is more for lower wattage amplifiers. And our new 3 way interactive EQ switch gives the user subtle yet defined control with three settings that actually interacts with the volume and attack. Add in the excellent Swart tube tremolo stage along with our favorite tube rectification, and you have a legitimate rival to the AST but with that bit of EL-84 take.

MOD 8FB3C1B Reverb Tank MOD 8FB3C1B Reverb Tank
List Price: $17.95

The MOD Reverb Tanks are high quality upgrade units. Some of the major differences between the MODs and other reverb tanks are that the Transducers are wired directly to their respective RCA jacks as opposed to current production tanks where Transducers are connected by a detachable plug to their respective RCA jacks. This makes the tanks less receptive to any outside interference. The original Hammond Accutronics tanks from the 1960's were also wired directly to their respective RCA jacks. In addition very close attention has been paid to the spacing and size of the lamination of the Transducers resulting in a more vintage like tone.

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September 28, 2009
Posted in Boutique Amps,Swart Amplifiers — anthony @ 8:19 pm

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