The Atomic Jr (formerly called the Atom, all that has changed is the name)
The new Atomic jr from Michael Swart began life as a Swart concept for a reverb variant of the original Space Tone 6V6-se model. An amp well known for offering amazingly sweet tones in a small, 5 watt, single-ended Class A package. Powered by one 6V6 power tube and utilizing a Weber 8" speaker it's a perfect amp for use at low volume for use around the house and for recording or even behind a mic' to fill the largest stadiums in the world.
What Michael discovered while doing the R&D on this new model was that he was ending up, essentially, with a Mini-Me version of the world renowned Atomic Space Tone rather than a mere reverb version of the 6V6-se.
The Atomic Jr delivers most of the swirly goodness and incredible note bloom and lift of the AST in a small, affordable and low volume package. Want even lower volume? Add a Night Light attenuator.
This is one extremely cool new amp from the genius amp designer that is Michael Swart.
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Musictoyz.com Price $1199.95
AST HEAD Mk II & Cabinet
Arguably one of the best combos ever made, the Atomic Space Tone returns in Head Form, now with Michael's fully bypassable Master Volume with its own dedicated tube stage • Runs 6V6, 6L6, & EL-34!
The introduction of the Swart Atomic Space Tone (AST) was a smashing success, earning raves across the board, whether in studios, clubs, or living rooms. Everyone loved this 12" all-tube combo, with its multi-dimensional tone, excellent break-up, and soulful tube reverb and tremolo. Many were claimng the AST achieved a rare benchmark in category without peer, some saying it might be the best amplifier they've ever played. Those are strong words considering the myriad of boutique and vintage offerings.
Soon after introduction, Michael took the AST and literally placed the combo circuit/chassis inside a head cab with nary a mod, this to appease musicians needing this format. The acclaimed "Limited Run" head sold out within 45 days and we've been getting emails and calls ever since.
The all new AST Head MkII is Michael's assault on perfecting the AST circuit for a head with 4/8/16ohm impedance selection, the ability to run the 6V6, 6L6, and EL-34, along with the addition of our completely bypassable dedicated tube stage master volume, designed from the ground up to bring MV convenience without leeching the tone/soul from the amazing AST circuit. The all aluminum, star ground chassis is housed in a hand-made , finger-jointed, solid wood cab, covered in lacquered tweed.
Inside the AST MKII Head !
AST Head MkII & Cabinet Specifications
• All Tube circuit ~18-20w twin 6V6 High Class A Biased AB
• Can be powered by 6V6, 6L6, and now the EL-34
• Tube stage Master Volume that is bypassable for Purists
• Cathode "AUTO" Biased (no need to bias)
• JJ 12AX7(3) - JJ 12DW7 - Tung-Sol 6V6 - JJ GZ34
• Tube Rectification ~ GZ-34 or NOS 5Y3 (See below)
• Sub NOS 5Y3 for earlier breakup/increased compression
• 100% Tube Reverb & Tremolo ~ Quality Spring Tank
• Hi/Lo Inputs for better PU Output matching
• Hand wired point to point ~ Made in USA
• Standby Switch ~ Amp warmed up|extends tube life
• Carbon Comp Resistors for BEST TONE
• Mallory, Sprague and JJ Caps, selected for Application
• Finest silver tinned cloth & Teflon covered wire
• Twin Outputs to run two Cabinets
• 4 / 8 / 16 Ohm selectable ~ Rear Panel Switch
• Dedicated 2 button foot switch included
• Extra Large Rubber Feet for Vibration/Protection
• As all Swarts, optional Export Transformer/Plug ~ $30k
• Solid, finger-jointed Cabinet ~ Lacquered Tweed
• 1x12 cab standard with Mojo BV-25 ~ Options available
• Head Dimensions: 17 7/8W x 9D x 10H ~ 19lbs
• 1x12 Cab Dimensions: 24W x 11D x 16 7/8H ~ 26lbs
Simply put, it’s one of the most tonally expressive, organic, soulful, rich, and dimensional amplifiers in production, now in Head form with a Master Volume that's a step above the rest!
AST Pro 6V6
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 and élan. Introducing the AST PRO, which offers everything the AST is famous for.
So what does this all mean?
Well, sound-wise, you're looking at the move to the UK "Heritage" version of the Celestion G12H-30 (not the Chinese Anniversary issue), which brings a slightly more refined top end with subjectively more extended bottom. 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).
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Musictoyz.com Price $2150.95
Space Tone 6V6se
Class A - Single-Ended - 6V6 - Tube Rectified
The Swart Amplifier Co Space Tone 6V6se arose out of musician/recording engineer Michael Swart's attempt to get the most tone and soul from a small, easily manageable package for home/studio use. The result is a stellar amplifier that surpassed ALL expectations.
The Space Tone amplifier is inspired by Classic designs from the single-ended ALL VALVE era 50's. The Circuit is a customized Fender Princeton 5F2/5F1 Champ derivative that borrows the best from both topologies. The tone and clean to distortion characteristics are excellent.
The Supro inspired cabinet, made by woodworker Clark Thomas, is finger jointed pine and covered with select fabric that combines good wear with vintage style. We will also cover your amp with your own upholstery of choice at no extra charge for a completely unique amp.
The ST-6V6se circuit is hand wired, point to point by Michael Swart. There are no Circuit or turret boards resulting in the most direct path. Cloth wire is used for hookup. Simply put, there are no semiconductors or solid state diodes anywhere as the Space Tone is 100% valve powered. Tubes include the excellent JJ 12AX7, Electro-Harmonix 6V6GT, and NOS 5Y3. It's a Pure triode front end into the great 6V6 all cleaned by 5Y3 tube rectification. All tube designs disappeared because of the extra expense and the emergence of ultra-cheap solid state diodes. We feel that eliminating ALL solid state devices is necessary to get the BEST tone without the harsh, metallic sound of solid state.
Sound is amazingly BIG. Go from super clean to TUBE distortion with the turn of the volume knob .
These Amps AMAZED us, they CRANK and are PURE TONE MONSTERS...PURE FUN !!!
Just a rush to play with a strat and delay pedal TONEEEEEEEEEE
IN TWEED !
Musictoyz.com Price $849.95
Space Tone Reverb - Tweed
ST-6V6se on Steroids • HOTTEST BREAKUP
OF ANY SWART YET! ....Or Switch to Cleans!
Michael never stops tweaking circuits and late one night about a month ago, we were messing around in the shop with the STR and decided it might be interesting to take this amp up one more notch, giving it more of a tweed, ST-6V6se on steroids approach. Essentially, our aim was to put a juiced circuit in a larger Space tone-esque cab, blown up in living color with top mounted controls, all with crazy good breakup/tone along with the ST-6V6se harmonic complexity that we all crave and love. Our goal was to make the most FUN AMP TO PLAY...as in EVER. Why mess around?
Yet we still wanted the cleans option, or at least some semblance of control when needed, just to give it a bit of flexibility. And of course, it had to be a bone simple circuit, tone cut sans bass/treble/mid controls, something that let all the guitar through while also having a character of its own.
Well, I cant stop playing this damn thing and it's now my FAVORITE Swart amplifier, at least this month! Yep, it's the Swart Space Tone Reverb TWEED, and if it's not the most FUN amplifier I've ever played, then I don't know what.
This is essentially the Space Tone Reverb, a circuit based on the little 5W, Class A, single-ended 6V6'R that started it all, but with new found bottom, and just amazing breakup (in my view, the BEST of the whole ST series). Of course, it has the same king hell reverb. In addition, the STR-Tweed has a switch that brings in more cleans, taming the breakup a bit when you want to tone it down.
But to tell you the truth, I haven't been able to stop smiling enough to use that switch for cleans, that's how much of a blast this amp is in "hot" mode. It really is a lot like that little ST-6V6 single-ended beast, but with that big 12" speaker, bigger cabinet vibe riding along with some Swart magic. This cabinet is actually wider and deeper than the AST, only losing a bit in the height department.
Compared to the STR, it's a bit warmer and bit hotter. This is not a subdued amp at all, sounding far bigger than you would think any 5 watts could do. And there is something magical about pure Class A single-ended, 6V6 watts, too. Lord, I love that SE breakup when everything kicks in. Who needs a pedal!?
- 5W CLASS A ~ JUST INSANELY BIG TONE BREAKUP!
- Single-Ended Output - Zero Negative Feedback
- 100% Tube Circuit - GZ34 or 5Y3 Valve Rectifier
- Big Swart Tube Reverb - Foot Switchable
- Hot and Clean mode Switch
- Powered by choice of 6V6 ~ 6L6 ~ EL-34 (shod w/6V6)!
- JJ 12AX7(2) - JJ 12DW7 - EH 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
- Hi/Lo Input for High & Low powered Pickups
- Heaters referenced to ground
- Standby Switch for tube warm-up, extending tube life
- All Swart Amplifiers employ Star Grounding
- 4/8 ohm 1/4" Out - Drive other Speaker/Cabinet
- Switchcraft 1/4 inch inputs and output
- CTS Potentiometers
- Custom High Quality USA Built Swart Spec Iron
- Speaker: 12" Mojotone BV-30H ~ 8 ohm
- Finger-Jointed, solid Pine Cab w/ Lacquer Tweed Cover
- Vintage Jewel Lamp ~ Circuit Fuse Protected
- Dimensions: 17" W x 9 3/4" D X 16 3/4" H (w/feet) ~ 29lbs
Musictoyz.com Price $1349.95
ATOMIC SPACE TONE!
ALL TUBE - TUBE REVERB - TUBE TREMOLO
Michael Swart comments on his latest amplifier:
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 speake 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 Oxblood cloth 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.
The AC is cleaned and rectified by the reliable JJ 5AR4, this a very robust tube providing excellent sonics due to the total lack of solid-state circuits in the rectification stage (SS rectification leads to a more hard/harsh tone and slams the tubes on power-up causing excess tube wear). A heavy duty, JJ 500V Surface mount capacitor is the mains filtering device.
Powered by Twin JJ 6v6's putting out 18-22 cathode biased Watts; the twin 6V6s seem to really put out an amazing mixture of soul~tone. We love this combo! (You can also sub 6L6s for a bit more headroom due to the extra beefy Heyboer Power Trans),
A 12AX7 does duty as the driver and bias regulated Tremolo. Ever heard tube tremolo? You will now. Simply put, if you're a tremolo fan, you won't go back.
Reverb is all tube. Tube Reverb is the only way to go and our implementation leaves the competition sounding two-dimensional.
The first preamp tube is another dedicated rocking 12AX7 to drive this beast to Mount St. Helens and back. Our whole driver/preamp circuit has been optimized from months of testing. The AST sings like no other.
Custom built, Heavy Duty, power and output transformers - HeyBoer USA - The New Leader
Carbon Comp Resistors for the BEST tone. Period.
Mallory, Sprague and JJ Caps - only the best, all considered for their appropriate roles
Finest silver tinned cloth & Teflon covered wire
Hand Wired, point to point
Standby Switch - amp warmed up|extends tube life
Dedicated foot switch as well - Switch pedal included
12" Mojotone British Vintage Series BV-25m
And a hand-made, finger jointed pine cabinet covered in tweed and oxblood cloth. This cabinet is part of the magic of the Atomic Space Tone - We tested many different cabinet configurations and wood choices until we found the magic of the AST combo.
IN TWEED !
Musictoyz.com Price $1849.95
Super Space Tone 30
This will simply knock you out. At least, that's our take. You loved the Atomic and ST-6V6se? You'll be blown away all over again by this head & cabinet, now available for order.
SUPER 30 Head & Cabinet Highlights .
• All Tube ~ No Solid State ~ Trem/Verb Valves!
• Powered by FOUR 6V6 Valves (Twin EL-34 Sub)
• 3 12AX7 & 1 12DW7 for Pre/Trem/R'Verb
• GZ-34 Tube Rectification ~ NO SS! Smoooth!
• Cathode Biased
• Master Volume Control ~ Standby Switch
• High / Low Inputs
• Foot Switch Operation
• 30~35w depending on valves (it cranks!)
• Cabinet 2 12" Celestion G12M (open back cab)
• ALL TWEED with hand rubbed Lacquer Finish
Result? The Super 30 is thick & juicy and serves as a virtual ALTAR to TONE GLORY! Praise that TONE! And like other Swart offerings, it's as beautiful to LOOK AT, as it is to listen to. Have you seen anything like it? And once you hear this combo, you'll want to have it. Sounds like typical hot air from the manufacturer? Maybe. But we'd be lying like dogs if we didnt say we loved this pair like no other.
We 're taking orders now but are working on a three to four week delivery due to pre-orders. The guys that came into the studio that played it said, " I want this damn thing! " So they're first in line. Give Michael a call or touch base with your nearest Swart dealer to see the latest on availability. Each one of these is hand-made, from the custom tweed cabinet to the point to point, Super 30 Head. And each is broken in and tested by Michael Swart. And he loves every minute of it! Check it out.
Both Head and Cab are in stock ...FREE Shipping UPS Ground USA 48 States !