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New amp day! Swart STR Tremolo!

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Iceman0124, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. Iceman0124

    Iceman0124 Tele-Meister

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    I don't the words for this magic box of tone....it really feels like I am hearing my guitars for the first time .....and its a truly beautiful thing.

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    Cant wait till I can crank her up and hear what she can really do!!! Sounds nothing like my Champ clone, nothing like anything I have ever heard before...the reverb and trem are equally amazing.....everyone needs to spend some time with one of these!
     
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  2. Pete Baker

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    Oh man! I've been thinking about getting one of those for a while. Definitely report back after winding it up a bit. Do you have a Tele to play through it?
     
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    richey88 Friend of Leo's

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    our co-guitarist just got a Swart. 5 watts of lovely....congratulations!!
     
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    That's a beautiful thing
     
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    Congrats man heard nothing but good things about swart
     
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    Congrats.
     
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    Still haven't had a chance to open her up, but the cleans are heaven, and drive pedals.....I have an Akai Analog Custom OD I have never liked, it sounds amazing on the Swart. Full, fat, round,glass complex....these are pale descriptions for the tone this box produces.

    Only knock I have so far is its LOUD, hard to dial in low volume....its doable, but the rage is very limited for apartment use. I see an attenuator in my future.
     
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    Congrats. I'd really love to have an Atomic Jr. for home use.
     
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    I REALLY want one of these!
     
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    I have the same amp and it's great. The Swart attenuator is the way to go for home use.
     
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    Which do you use, night light or NL jr?...or other?
     
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    I have the Night Light. With the attenuator on max cut, you can run the amp at 3 o'clock or so (there aren't any markings on the volume control - 6 o'clock would be zero volume, 12 o'clock would be half) and get amazing distortion at reasonable volume. I find myself messing with amp and guitar volumes, and not using any pedals.
     
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    Got the NL JR, it really flattens the overall tone a lot, need to spend more time with it.

    Hooking it up I opened her up and WOW!!!

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    That is a true work of art!
     
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    Swart"s are on my watch list for sure and for certain!! Friend uses one for Harp

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    lovely amp. congrats!
    great amp tones make me want to practice better.
     
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    Mine arrived now 2 hours ago. Great amp, larger than the pics make it out to be, plenty of volume for me at my gigs, and lots of juice to squeeze! Different from my s-e Bronco-verb or Vobrochamp, mostly fuller, richer trem & verb, and tone circuit options on the little toggle. Loud enough to make my ears ring more than normal, stock. Played my 2 workhorse axes thru it first, Carvin mahogany LP, and Carvin ash-body Bolt (Strat), worked well with both. Now to run some others. Great trem, nice verb. I use 'em both. Amps have NEVER been so good!
     
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    Congratulations . I was wondering about Swart amps and did a search. Thanks.
     
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    I have the same set up
    STR-T + Nightlight jr I bought the amp with the night light already installed but have since removed it as it did significantly sqaush my tone in the low to mid volume area.
    Not sure why but my Frank’s Amps attenuator ( F Consiglio Cape Cod Ma ) doesn’t hamper the signal at all.
    Fair to say Franks quite the build artist and a good player too.
    I don’t yet own one of his amps but have the attenuator and he recently repaired a Marshall TSL for me.
    Definitely worth a look
     
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    Have ATM Jr coming Tuesday. Cannot wait. The 6v6 power tube really has a lot of chime...at least on Utube.

    And it will really crank and drive the 8" weber signature speaker. Its is the same as the space tone6v6se I owned 11 years ago. But with tube reverb.
     
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