Swart Atomic Space Tone Amp MP3 clip

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  1. Greg V.

    Greg V. Member

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    This thread was originally in the MP3 forum:

    I was talkin' with Stu at Fatsound Guitars and he mentioned this Swart amp to me, saying it might be right for hands, what's a Swart? I said. So I come to The Gear Page and see folks giving the thumbs up on this new amp hmmmmmm.... I was able to sit down and play one and did a test recording of the amp.

    Swart Atomic Space Tone MP3

    I used the Swart amp for all the instruments, close miced SM57: Fender Bajo Sexto baritone, Fender Nocaster and TEO Mandoguitar and only the amps reverb and tremolo.

    I'm diggin the feel and dynamic response, pretty swampy not too tight or too loose either. Reverb has a real nice, long trail to it when goosed and the single tone control is in the sweet spot for me. I love Blackface and Tweed amps and the Swart is tonally comfortable to me with a different mid-voice and stays tighter than say a tweed deluxe would when pushed. Powerful and sweetly voiced to cut through a mix and it looks too cool for school. I'm gonna down size my rig and 10-20 watters are my future I think, so the Swart may be perfect in size, watts, wicked tremolo and reverb.
     
  2. Roe

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    sound great
     
  3. m1911

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    Nice Demo....
    I like hearing slower stuff like this for sound-clips....more space to hear the notes. I heard the guys at FatSound demoing one a month ago there. The thing really rips too.
    Thanks!
     
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    Thick as molasses! Lovely! :dude
     
  5. Stephen J

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    Great clip- The Atomic Space Tone will certainly be the topic of more discussion here as Michael Swart and Stu get them out. I'd love to hear the thoughts on the AST from those players who have had the opportunity to play a number of different amps that are out there. As for me- search over.
     
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    Greg, when I had the test amp I thought of you and how perfect the amp would be for your style. Now please come out with another CD!
     
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    Haunting and beautiful clip that really shows some range of the amp. And as always, inspiring music, Greg!
     
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    Greg,
    Congrats on the write up you got in Guitar One magazine. It was very complimentary. Keep up writing great music.

    PEACE,

    Chuck
     
  9. Greg V.

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    Thanks to everyone! Glad you guys dig the Swart tones, really cool viby amp...

    Hi Lou V,
    You're so right, it fits my hands pretty well. So many great new amps around... I'm trying to get lively, fat tone without tearing my head off. Colin Cripps w/ Kathleen Edwards gets huge, grinding tone from a FilmOsound amp that must be 10-20 watts maybe. I think the Swart has that direction, big tone and nobody gets hurt :)

    Hi Steelbender,

    Jason, wonderful website and clips you've done!! Super great playing/recording and articulate thoughts about gear, also your website has a ton of info! That takes alot of effort, well done.
     
  10. TNJ

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    Nice Greg...!
    Love that tone, in your hands.
    Haunting tune, and the amp/guitar/player come together nicely in a very moving way.
    S.
    j
     
  11. Rockin J

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    The clips of this amp sound great. Are the rear mounted control's hard to live with?
     
  12. Scott Peterson

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    Take me away man.... your music is always a ride. Cruise on Mr. V. :D
     
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    Killer Greg!!! Great vibe. That amp seems really cool, like the small amp I've always been looking for. Do you think it's loud enough to gig with it at all?
     
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    Greg I really like that music....amp sounded pretty good too. It sounded like you liked what you heard that comes through in the music. It is important that "you" like the sound when you play it because the music and your playing will reflect that, there is a sense of joy in the playing even if the feel of the music is blue. Do you have a CD?
     
  15. Greg V.

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    Many thanks again to all. Cool!

    Hi Splatt! Thanks, Blue is fun except when I'm feeling orange! Plaid is the tuffest :)

    Hi Rockin J,
    The amp has just a few controls, 5 knobs, two switches. Easy to set and then leave alone, also this amp sounds great from behind as well since it's open backed and then some. So one could set the amp to face backwards onstage if needed and it still sounds great. For travelling the controls protrude a little but I'm used to laying amps face-down while transporting and if you use a road case all should be fine.

    Hi Guitarzan,
    Thanks! Loud "enough" is hard to say, so many factors, but playing with a drummer who uses dynamics I think the Swart would be cool for my needs.

    Hi 908SSP,
    Thanks! Alex, I always need the tone to "feel" right or the part will not be conveyed properly.... yes I do have a CD at my link, thanks for your interest...
     
  16. Stu/Fat Sound

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    Wow....that's a nice surprise for a Monday morning. My DSL service was down at home all weekend so I come in to work this a.m., hit TGP and see this post. Great clip Greg.....thanks!!!

    Someone asked about the honeymoon period with the Swart a week or so a go.....I've had mine for about 3 months now and I am still totally in love with it. It's the kind of amp that makes you want to play all day and makes you want to record!!

    Inspirational....and that's just what I need most days.

    Thanks again Greg! I'm sure Michael Swart will be beside himself when I email him a link to this thread!

    Steelbender:
    So far Michael has been doing a remarkable job on keeping up with demand. he has been completing and delivering about 6 amps every two weeks. This has kept lead times down to about 5-6 weeks total.
     
  17. Ogre

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    Beautifully done, Greg!
     
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    Greg,

    As usual your demos kill! By the way, which issue of Guitar One are you featured in? It's nice to see you getting the recognition you so deserve.

    All the best to you, man.
     
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    Funny...now that you mention it...I bought a car in late February this year. I received a "birth certificate" in the mail a few weeks later and discovered the car was completed Christmas Eve......that can't be good!!!! :eek:
     
  20. jmcerlain

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    Who is this Greg V. fellow? :D









    Very nice as usual my friend. Hey Stu, I love my Swart and will get you some clips soon.


    Jeff
     

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