The Swart AST (Atomic
Space Tone) is really in a class to itself. Swart has managed
create this little beauty that's capable of riding the line between
British and American tone as well as anything out there. Can it
like a Brit? Yep! Can it clean up and produce deep
tones? Absolutely! So if we had to classify this amp, what
does it sound like? Well, a Swart! If that doesn't help you
don't expect it will) do yourself a favor and go play one. Go
Michael Swart comments on the Atomic Space
"The idea of the Atomic Space Tone hit me when I was working on a
vintage Gibson Scout guitar amp. It had Reverb, Tremolo, and 15 watts
of pure rocking vintage tone power but only three preamp tubes and two
EL-84 output tubes. I thought to my self - I have never seen an amp
that could do so much with so little and sound surprisingly good. But I
knew it could be even better. I knew something could be built revolving
around my favorite little tone generator, the 6V6. I sent a note of
thanks to my cohort for the inspiration for one of the best amplifiers
I have ever built and the only thing I have found to equal the soul and
amazing tone of the ST-6V6se but with MORE power.
I call it the ATOMIC SPACE TONE. And damn if it's not a winner - this
beast sounds amazing.
This amp brings more tube soul than I thought possible, even compared
to some of my favorite vintage amps. We are talking ALL TUBE circuitry,
even the Tremolo and Reverb, all leading into the excellent 12"
Mojotone BV-25m speaker.
I am actually so excited by this amp both aurally and visually. It's
the second in our Tweed Series which takes our excellent finger jointed
pine cabinet and covers it with top quality tweed, adding a lacquer to
give it durability and that vintage, timeless look. We then add a rich,
dark lacuer tweed on the sides which gives this amp a totally
distinctive appearance. When we play out with this beast, everyone that
"knows" comes up to inquire about the AST, this on the sound AND looks.
Just like the original ST-6V6se, there is nothing out there like it."
Wattage: 18-22 Watts depending on tube configuration
Preamp Tubes: 2 x
12AX7 and 1 x 12DW7 (for reverb) Power Tubes: 2 x 6V6
(can also use 2 x 6L6) Rectifier Tube: 5AR4 Speaker: 12" Mojotone British
Vintage Series BV-25m Dimensions:
18" Tall x 15.5" Wide x 9.5" Deep Weight: 29 lbs
Point to Point - All Hand Wired -
Hand Built in the USA!
Tube tremolo and tube reverb
circuit for superior audio massiveness
transformers are custom
designed by Swart and built by HeyBoer USA - The *new* leader
Comp Resistors. Need we say more?
Sprague and JJ Caps - only the best, all considered for their
The best silver
tinned cloth and Teflon covered wire that can be found
Switch incorporated into the design to extend tube life
and low inputs for high and low output pickups
foot switch (included)
jointed solid pine cab (an integral part of the tone) - Many were
tested, and this one excelled!
Pro NL Panel - This is an optional
rear panel that makes
it virtually painless to drive an external cab, bypassing the internal
speaker (8ohm output). Better yet, you get "on the fly" switching
capability, allowing you to cycle between the external cab and the
internal speaker while playing. And if you have the Night
Light Attenautor, you can run it directly into these TWO jacks with
Custom Colors - Humbucker Music specializes in Swart Amplifiers
in custom colors. CLICK HERE to
return to the main Swart Amp page and check each amp category for in
stock custom colors.
Pro - Deeper
Cab w/Recessed Chassis for Protection, Celestion
Panel w/Switchable External Out/In, Night
Light Input, and
Enlarged Port, Extra
Large Rubber Feet for Vibration/Protection