TUBE - TUBE REVERB - TUBE TREMOLO
ATOMIC SPACE TONE!
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 speaker.
The heart of the matter - Atomic Space Tone Chassis with all tube circuitry
(now with high/low inputs) - Click for FULL view
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 a rich, dark lacuer tweed
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.
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.
by Twin EH 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 Transformer,
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.
is all tube. Tube Reverb is the only way to go and our implementation
leaves the competition sounding two-dimensional.
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.
Heavy Duty, power and output transformers - HeyBoer USA - The
Resistors for the BEST tone. Period.
Sprague and JJ Caps - only the best, all considered for their
tinned cloth & Teflon covered wire
point to point
Switch - amp warmed up|extends tube life
High and low inputs for high and low output pickups
2-button foot switch for reverb & tremolo
Mojotone British Vintage Series BV-25m
hand-made, finger jointed pine cabinet covered in light with dark
tweed tweed side panels. 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.
- Dimensions: 18" T x
15 1/2 W x 9 1/2 D ~ 29lbs
HEAR, and SEE Musicians with the Atomic Space Tone!
- click on each thumb below -
Also, please take a look at
our new Atomic Boost pedal
Atomic Boost is a natural
with the AST!
- Click above for pedal details -
The combination of the Atomic Duo
has to be heard to be believed!
Atomic Space Tone
w/AST PRO NL PANEL...............$1930
AST #1 with "oxblood"
sides and single input
- Click above for full -
Later run AST -
"HI" and "Low" Inputs with dark
Lacquered tweed side panels
- Click above
for full view -
See Matthew Weston's excellent super
hi-res shots of AST #25
- click on each thumb for full shot -
Audrey w/ olde optional AST Pro Panel with "switch
w/playing" Ext Out.
All AST now come with NEW Enlarged Port!
Add Pre-installed PRO
w/EXTERNAL OUT & Night Light Input $80.
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