Swart Antares Creamback 22w 1x12 Combo Amp  From Swart Amps

Michael Swart took the best qualities of the MOD84 and the Atomic Space Tone and built them into this absolute tone monster!

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Woah! This amp has an incredibly gorgeous and unique sound that will stun you the moment you turn it on! Dynamic, responsive and extremely colorful, small adjustments of the settings will yield vastly different results. Anything you want from sweet to chimey to breakup is all available and with ample headroom and power. 

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After eight months of development, the latest greatest beast is currently under the iron, cabinets in the making, soon to be on the floor of your nearest Swart Dealer. Michael's all fired up about this new amp and I told him I would maybe give it back if the sun ever came out.

So take some of our favorite qualities from the MOD84 and mix it with some of our favorite takes from the AST with that venerable 6V6/6L6 3D holographic, ethereal voodoo... What do you get? Frankly, it's like no other Swart while being like EVERY Swart. It's the ANTARES and we are smitten with this beast, even if a bit biased about our youngest child.

It's more than an 18w AST on steroids, more than an AST with top mounted controls. It's the Swart Magic worked on twin, push-pull 6V6 with a bit bigger reverb, deeper bottom-end foundation, with a new custom output transformer borrowed from the MOD84 Lineage. It has our killer three-way EQ ala STR-Tremolo, our single-ended favorite. Toss in the AST's all time favorite, über sweet tube bias tremolo and you have the makings of an addiction. And yes, it does have top mounted controls for easy access. And to top it off, it's all housed within an all new Pine cab with tilted back baffle.

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Model: Antares Creamback

Color: Black w/Racer Stripe

Power: 18-22 watts

Preamp Tubes 12AX7, 12DW7, 12AX7

Power Tubes: 2x 6V6

Rectifier Tube: GZ34

Channels: 2 - Hi/Lo Input Jack

Controls: Volume, Tone, Space, Speed, Depth

Switches: 3-Position EQ Switch - Full Boost, Neutral EQ, Low Cut

Footswitch: 2-Button for Reverb/Tremolo

Reverb: Tube Driven

FX Loop: NA

Speaker(s): 1x Celestion G12H

Height: 15 1/12"

Width: 26"

Depth: 11 1/4"

Weight: 38 lbs

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