Swart Night Light Attenuator & Stereo Drive

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  1. mondo500

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    I like to check in on the Swart site from time to time... today I noticed this new attenuator and... um... I really want one. That is all.
     
  2. Redrum

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    Hmmm. That looks really interesting - thanks for the heads-up!

    Would this be fun to plug into my AST and STR-Tweed?

    I believe so. :D
     
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    wow...looks great! will almost certainly try one of these out! I like the description of it and it seems like it has some cool features. and that blue light does look very appealing!
     
  4. Simon Gee

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    I'm getting an AST soon, I want one to go with it!!
     
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    That's pretty cool!
     
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    What an ingenious idea!
    Well...actually two ingenious ideas into one super cool product!
    Had no choice but to go ahead and order one...
     
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    Anyone have one of these? I'd be interested to hear what they thought...
     
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    is it ohm specific? can it only be used on swart low-wattage amps? i also wish the website detailed the dB increments of attenuation....
     
  10. Simon Gee

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    I read all the stuff on the website. It sounded like the bulb was for the compression side of things, which is switchable in and out. But would the bulb also take care of the attenuation? I don't understand much electronics really.
    Also, the compression circuit is described as giving some of the 'brown sound'. Can someone explain that lingo to me?
    thanks!
     
  11. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Gold Supporting Member

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    hmm looks like this would be fun to run my Vox AC10 Twin, and sometimes patch it through to the Pro Reverb too (can't do it the other way around, the Pro is 40w, too much for the night light). I'm guessing it can't be loaded down to nothing, so you'll still hear the 1st amp even when it's pushing the 2nd amp - the lowest it can go is the "string noise level" volume.

    My current setup is a weber mass and a z-matcher. that way i can take any amp and patch it direct into the Palmer DI/O box to the computer, and have no sound coming out of the speakers. I guess I could also run the 1st amp into a second amp's guitar input this way too, but i just bypass that and use the mass and z-matcher to run the vox into the fender's speakers directly, and vice versa.
     
  12. splatt

    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    yep!
    i have a foot-switchable bulb-attenuator on my bogner "furry" amp;
    the amp was the prototype for the bogner "goldfinger" (which does not employ the attenuator).
    "furry" was finished in..... 2004, maybe?
    and, reinhold had pulled the idea from another amp he'd already built, waaaaay back when.

    in any case:
    the swart thing sure does look cool!

    dt / spltrcl
     
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    any clips of the swart attenuator?
     
  15. dr.morton

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    Splatt, do you know more about why Reinhold deleted this feature on the Goldfinger? In early videos he talked about an included attenuator which was supposed to be usable with a volume pedal.
     
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    I have an AST and I love it - my favorite amp of all times. At 200 bucks the attenuator is well priced, too!

    And I love the chaining function... I may just have to buy one.

    darn ;)
     
  17. WesKuhnley

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    Yeah, but I believe he implements them in the power supply of the amp as a current limiter, not in the speaker circuit. If someone knows otherwise, feel free to chime in.

    The Swart looks like it's based on the same theme as a hotplate.
     
  18. Simon Gee

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    I'm ordering one today, I do believe...
     
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    I believe this is correct after speaking with mike. The samamp is in the power supply not the speaker circuit.
     
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    The "I do believe" part made me chuckle :)
     

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