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Old August 15th, 2011, 08:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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SWART amps . . .

. . . i find myself GAS'ing harder, and harder for one of these as the months go by.

I allready want a Tungsten & Evil Robot, and now this *add facepalm here*

Some of the clips on Youtube is very good, and the others are bloody great.

Is there any Swart amp owners in here ?
Or anyone who tested one in the past ?
Any info about these very welcome...



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Old August 15th, 2011, 08:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old August 15th, 2011, 09:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What?That is one of the worst sound i ever heard.
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Yesterday I got the chance to turn my Pro Junior all the way up, and I thought it sounded kind of Swart'ish. Of course, it's not a Swart and it doesn't have reverb or tremolo (I have pedals for that). But man those Swarts are sweet amps and I'd love to get one someday.
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Old August 15th, 2011, 09:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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What?That is one of the worst sound i ever heard.
I don't like to knock, but I have to agree.

And I love P90s and Swarts!

Probably bad recording or youtube murdering the sound quality.
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Old August 15th, 2011, 10:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah, youtube usually kills any kind of sound complexity if you don't prepare for it, but that last chord ringing out with the feedback gave a hint of the harmonic quality Swarts are capable of. I heard someone try a Gretsch 5120 on a Swart they brought to the music store. I immediately turned my head 'round when I heard that sound. Freaking beautiful.
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Old August 15th, 2011, 10:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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What?That is one of the worst sound i ever heard.
Video camera is clipping...i think.
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Old August 15th, 2011, 11:24 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Swart amps are fine sounding amps and deserve better recordings/videos.
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Old August 15th, 2011, 11:30 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Those GuitarTone threads have you gassing eh? ;)
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Old August 15th, 2011, 11:37 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Those GuitarTone threads have you gassing eh? ;)
ONE DAY

The demos that Greg V (Utoob) is going sounds sooo good !
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Old August 15th, 2011, 11:43 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I don't really care for the overdriven sound in that clip either. Swarts do have some of the sweetest clean tones around though. I probably wouldn't buy an AST, just because I don't really have a need for a $1200 practice amp.

I would take that Reinhardt in the video though!
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Old August 15th, 2011, 11:50 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Just be aware that DR Z's are available locally if you look hard enough too.
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Old August 15th, 2011, 11:55 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Just be aware that DR Z's are available locally if you look hard enough too.
Not a fan of the Dr. Z

Gearmandude use them a lot, and they do nuffing for me
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Not a fan of the Dr. Z

Gearmandude use them a lot, and they do nuffing for me
GMD has terrible tone. Actually try one out. Just to be honest tho, I owned a Dr Z Maz 18 and didn't really care for it. I would like a Carmen Ghia though.
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I was suitably impressed with the EZG50. But yea, don't knock em till you've tried them.
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P90 ---cable--- Swart



Is that some secretary letting her hair down?

Hope i am not offending a member here..........
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Old August 15th, 2011, 01:38 PM   #17 (permalink)
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THESE are actually guitar & pedal demos, but Greg V use a tasty SWART in each :










<--- TELE goodness !!!
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Old August 15th, 2011, 05:31 PM   #18 (permalink)
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If you can, it would be great to check one or several of his models out. Alternatively, you could call up Michael Swart and speak to him about the sounds of the different amps. I bought a AST Master combo on a blind run last March, purely on the adivse of the owner of Boutique Tone in Montreal (one of the dealers in Canada who carries Swart). I told him what I was looking for in sound, what I had checked out. Michael had just released the AST Master combo (then called the AST Master MkII) and he didn't even have images or details on his site, but because Boutique Tone has sold so many of his amps, they got dibs on one or two of the first ones made, so the owner was able to speak on the tone of the amp.

It took about 5 weeks for it to arrive, a fresh build with a Celestion G12H30 Heritage in it. The clean channel is definately tweed, and it's loud at 18 watts with 6V6s in, and even louder with 6L6s or EL34s. The master switch is a really great idea, effectively giving you a two channel amp. The only thing that is missing is being able to foot switch between master and non-master mode. The cab is the biggest of all of his amps, and definately lends to the full, round and warm sound. To my ears, the amp has a "vintage" sound, right out of Exile on Main Street or Sticky Fingers, which was precisely the sound I was after. It weighs in at around 40 Lbs and is about the same size as a Mesa LSS.
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She does a better job of showing the amps dynamics in this video.
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Old August 15th, 2011, 06:44 PM   #20 (permalink)
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She does a better job of showing the amps dynamics in this video.
+1 She nails it.
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