Weï¿½re very excited to be stocking Swart amps. The brainchild of Michael Swart these small studio, home and gigging amps kick out some amazing sounds, great cleans and sweet musical overdrive.
Point to point hand wired tube loveliness.
About Swart Amplifiers
Michael Swart, long time musician and recording engineer who owns and runs a 24 track studio located in Wilmington, NC has been using vintage tube amps of yore for live gigs and studio work.
Vintage Vox, Fender, and Ampeg cycled though. Michael always found something missing in a perfect small recording amp for studio and home use that exhibited great tone and distortion characteristics, all the while, remaining flexible (and quiet) enough for recording use.
Swart then started building custom tube amps to get the exact tone he wanted. The original SPACE TONE is as a result of this need for a small studio or home amp that could provide BIG tone with quality distortion when needed. The Atomic Space Tone followed and the rest is history.
These are now Michael's most requested amplifiers for studio and gig use. Each additional Swart amp has been building on this success. Indeed, the sound is only equaled by the amazing raves. Yet nothing in this text could prepare you for the tone. You're just going to have to try one and find out for yourself. You'll never go back...
Swart AST Master with BV25 Speaker
The Swart AST Master is an 18 watt tube amp. Here's what Swart say about it.....
This is essentially the AST Head Mk II circuit and chassis placed in a custom cabinet that can house either a 1x12 or 2x10 driver option, this with top mounted controls like the STR series. And like the AST Head II, the AST Master has a defeatable master volume and can run EL-34 along with the stock 6V6 and 6L6 family. The larger size combo comes stock with the BV-25 but any 12" can be fitted as well as 2x10 options. So you can place your favorite 12 or 10" pair in this beast. The AST Master can also drive an external cab while running the internal speaker(s) as it has two external outputs with 4/8/16ohm selectable impedance.
Compared to the original AST circuit, the AST Master is a slightly hotter result, perhaps not quite as sweet as the AST, but with a bit more edge and a bigger sound due to large cab.
Swart AST Master with BV25 Spkr Specifications
18w of twin 6V6 power in high Class A biased AB
Proprietary 100% Bypassable Master Volume
Run 6V6/6L6 or EL-34s
Carbon Comp Resistors
Channel 1&2 Outputs to drive internal/external cabs
4/8/16 ohm selectable Output
24"w x 11"d x 20"h @ 39lbs
- Additional Information
Condition New Manufacturer Swart Model No Weight (kg) 15.0000 Weight (lbs) No EAN No UPC No