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Swart STR Tremolo

Yep, the STR-Tremolo will have the same soul and basic circuit as the STR-Tweed, just with:

    The addition of a great tremolo stage 
(along with same quality Reverb stage)

    The addition of  a 3 way EQ Switch that makes 
the STR-Trem more flexible

    As stock in the original STR "Tuxedo" 60s style cab 
& a limited run of AST Style Tweed cabs

Push comes to shove, I think the STR-Tremolo does have a touch less gain than the STR-Treed as the Tremolo section will take place of the extra gain stage in half of the 12AX7.  On the other hand, it will still have much of the STR-Tweed's great tone, immediacy,  growl, and touch sensitivity.  Drop in the Atomic Boost, and you get it back and more.  I really dig this amp and have been playing it daily since we finally got it off the bench. 

I actually tried the STR-Trem with and without an Atomic Boost and loved it both ways.  Of note, the new cabs are a touch deeper to fit the Celestion Blue and Gold or many other slightly deeper speakers.  I thought the Celestion Blue was AMAZING in the amp but did have a bit less bottom fullness at lower levels, much like any alnico vs a good ceramic.  The BV-30 is such a great compromise of tone, great breakup, and nice fullness for a 5w single-ended design. 

I loved the 3-way switch when you needed to back down some of the added lower end fullness when pushing the amp hard.  Drop it back in with a bit lower volume and it's a pleasant extra bit of lower end richness.

This amp just sounds so great when cranked, though.  The overdriven STR-Trem is just addictive with a lot of complexity and swirl.  And it allows you to hear the difference in guitars instead of turning every axe into more of the same.  I'd say that's a great trait of all Swart amps and the STR-Tremolo continues the tradition with aplomb.

As for the tremolo, it's not easy to get great trem with low wattage single-ended designs and this is among the best I've personally heard, with a nice range of speed and good depth.    But the amp sounds great with it off, too.   Back the depth to zero and let her rip and you'll be grinning ear to ear.

STR-Tremolo Specifications

   5W CLASS A ~ Single-Ended Output

   Zero Negative Feedback

   100% Tube Circuit - GZ34 or 5Y3 Valve Rectifier

   Big Swart Tube - Spring Tank Reverb - Foot Switchable

   Swart Tube Tremolo - Foot Switchable

   3 way EQ Switch ~ Full, Natural, Low Cut

   Powered by choice of 6V6 ~ 6L6 (shod w/6V6)

   JJ 12AX7(2) - JJ 12DW7 - EH 6V6GT - JJ GZ34 Rectifier

   Point to Point Hand Wired Circuit

   Cathode Biased (no need to bias)

   Carbon Comp Resistors ~ Mallory Caps

   Cloth Hook-Up Wire

   Hi/Lo Input for High & Low powered Pickups

   Heaters referenced to ground

   Standby Switch for tube warm-up, extending tube life

   All Swart Amplifiers employ Star Grounding

   4/8 ohm 1/4" Out - Drive other Speaker/Cabinet

   Switchcraft 1/4 inch inputs and output

   CTS Potentiometers

   Custom High Quality USA Built Swart Spec Iron

   Speaker: 12" Mojotone BV-30H ~ 8 ohm

   Finger-Jointed, solid Pine Cabs w/Two Build Options

   Vintage Jewel Lamp ~ Circuit Fuse Protected

   Two-Button Footswitch for on/off Reverb & Tremolo

   Dimensions: 17" W x 9" D X 16 3/4" H (w/feet) ~ 29lbs

Price: $1,450.00

Status: Sold

New in sealed Box.


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