Designed in conjunction with guitarist Greg V, this is the no holds barred answer to the professional musician's need for an AST built for the road but without any loss in Swart style. Introducing the AST PRO, which offers everything the AST is famous for, plus the following mods:
Cab w/Recessed Chassis for Protection
Elevated to accommodate Larger Speaker
The preferred speaker that Swart likes the most in this amp is the British made Celestion G12H30 Heritage (+$150), but other options include The Mojo BV-25, the Celestion G12H30 Anniversary (+$50), and the Celestion Alnico Gold (+$250)
Panel w/Switchable External Out/In & Enlarged Port
Rear Panel now includes Night Light Input for easy addition of the
Swart Nightlight Attenuator!
Large Rubber Feet for Vibration/Protection
15 1/2" W x 10 1/8" D X 18 7/8" H
what does this all mean?
Well, sound-wise, the AST PRO sounds a tad "bigger"
than the AST.
The cab is 3/4 an inch deeper to allow the recessed chassis for
additional knob/switch protection. This might add just a bit more heft
to the bottom as well. The enlarged port in the PRO panel, now standard
on all AST, gives a slightly more open sound. And the new switchable
external output makes it easier to drive another cab, bypassing the
internal speaker (8ohm output).