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.
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 or 6L6 (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 Pre-2015: 17" W x 9 3/4" D X 16 3/4" H (w/feet) ~ 29 2015: 17" W x 10 3/4" D X 16 3/4" H (w/feet) ~ 29.5