Space Tone • ST-6V6se
Class A 5W - Single-Ended - 6V6 - Tube Rectified
The original Swart Amplifier Co Space Tone 6V6se arose out
of musician/recording engineer Michael Swart's attempt to get the most tone and
soul from a small, easily manageable package for home/studio use. The result is
a stellar amplifier that surpassed ALL expectations.
The Space Tone Tweed Series amplifier is inspired by Classic
designs from the single-ended ALL VALVE era 50's. The Circuit is a customized
Fender Princeton 5F2/5F1 Champ derivative with Swart's own circuit mods and
tweaks thrown into the mix, making this circuit unique sonically.
The tone and clean to distortion character is in a class all
its own. We think this amplifier surpasses any amplifier of this type we've
played, both old and new, including the original Tweeds. Along with the original Space Tone
6V6se, this is the sound that Swart Amplifier Co has built on.
Each ST-6V6se is hand-wired, point to point, then burned-in
and tested before leaving Swart Amplifier Co. There are no circuit or turret
boards resulting in the most direct path, this harkening back to when ALL amps
were hand wired with care.. Cloth wire is used for hookup. Simply put, there
are no semiconductors or solid state diodes anywhere as the Space Tone is 100%
The Supro inspired cabinet is hand-made finger jointed pine
and covered with high quality tweed, then LACQUEED for years and years of wear,
all with the vintage style and great tone.
Tubes include the excellent JJ 12AX7, Electro-Harmonix
6V6GT, and JJ 5Y3. It's a Pure triode front end into the great 6V6 all cleaned
by 5Y3 tube rectification. All tube designs disappeared because of the extra
expense and the emergence of ultra-cheap solid state diodes. We feel that
eliminating ALL solid state devices is necessary to get the BEST tone without
the harsh, metallic sound of solid state.
Sound is amazingly BIG, BOLD, and SOULFUL, with a
combination of grit and complexity of tone that is immediately apparent. Go
from super clean to TUBE distortion with the turn of the volume knob. It's safe to say that you'll have NEVER
played anything quite like this little gem.