NOTE: The limited edition run has SOLD
OUT. Check dealers for availability. Stay tuned for a new Mk
II HEAD and matching Cabinet! - kh
The introduction of the Swart
Atomic Space Tone (AST) was a smashing success earning raves across
the board. Everyone loved this 12" all-tube combo,
with its great multidimensional tone, excellent breakup quality, and
amazingly soulful/deep tube reverb and tremolo. Some where saying
it achieved a rare benchmark in category, without peer.
Now all the tube glory of the Atomic Space Tone combo is available in
a Limited Edition HEAD, housed in a hand-made, finger-jointed, pine
cab, covered in tweed.
is the same great AST 12AX7 pre and 6V6 output section, with high and
low input, foot switch, standby, and tube reverb and tremolo to die
for. Let's put it this way, we think this is the best reverb/tremolo
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right and below for full view. And see more highlights below....
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AC 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 JJ 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 Trans),
12AX7 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.
Reverb is all tube. Tube Reverb is the only way to go and
our implementation leaves the competition sounding two-dimensional.
first 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 Tweed sings like no other.
built, Heavy Duty, power and output transformers - HeyBoer USA -
The New Leader
Comp Resistors for the BEST tone. Period.
Sprague and JJ Caps - only the best, all considered for their appropriate
silver tinned cloth & Teflon covered wire
Wired, point to point
Standby Switch - amp warmed up|extends tube life
foot switch as well - Switch pedal included
ohm output to your favorite Speaker cab
finger-jointed pine, covered in tweed.
- 17 ½
X 9 ½ X 8 ¾ ~ 20lbs
Limited Edition Atomic "AST" Tweed
Head is NOW SOLD OUT - See AST HEAD MK II
AST Head Mk I....................................$SOLD