Once again, another great mail from a Swart fan, this from a long time
professional that's recorded and played with the likes of Squeeze, Procol
Harum, Van Morrison, Tina Turner, Roger Daltrey, and many, many others,
not to mention putting out quite a few solo releases (Back in the day,
you might remember him as Don Snow).
Jonn now runs a cool studio in NJ. Super nice guy and ever
since he found the AST Mk II, he's been a fan, sending us more than
a few accolades and even tossing over some samples. Thanks a lot, Jonn.
Sounds great! ~ kh
name is Jonn Savannah - I’m from the UK and played with Squeeze,
Tina Turner & Van Morrison - jonnsavannah.com
bought the AST head and 1x12 cab with a Celestion Greenback from D-Town
Guitars yesterday and I think my mind has totally blown apart!
really wasn’t expecting to spend the bulk of Fathers Day itching
to get back into the studio to re-experience the tonal nirvana that
has dwarfed my Hand Wired Vox AC30, my Rivera Clubster 45 and even
my 1964 Fender Vibrolux Reverb!
I haven’t heard a duff vibe out of your amp yet and expect I
won’t. No matter what guitar I throw at it everything sounds
stellar and it makes me play in a completely different fashion. Somehow
I’ve gone from trying valiantly to sound like an authentic old
blues guy, to becoming a grubby swamp rat with a peg leg and an eye
missing - I really did wake up this morning….
wanted to write and thank you for creating something seemingly in
a league of its own - I will be forever grateful!
Jonn states: "Here’s a track I just did for fun - yeah a
bit of the Albatross vibe - I’ve always loved that track!The guitar
is a Feiten Signature Elite...Threw in some reverb from Pro Tools and
stuck a bass on to pin down the chord changes a bit more.
Savannah-Bird of Peace mp3 ~ 2:40
Jonn: "‘Stoop' is my 2001 R9 Les Paul
and ‘HRF' is a 1998 Howard Roberts Fusion. These two tracks are
nothing but the amp and the guitars and a Shure 57. Crazy but it's true!
Not many amps have this much personality. I was always very aware of
how much my playing changed depending on the sound coming back, but
I've never had an amp that changed my own cool factor! Ha! For some
reason I become a gritty, dirty hobo with addiction problems... Just
Savannah ~ HRF mp3 ~ :30
Savannah ~ Stoop mp3 ~ :46