Swart Amps


To sum it up, it's a stereo 5 watt amp design with ridiculously lush reverb on one channel, and his truly impeccable tremolo on the other.

The circuit is very similar to the STR-Tremolo, with the reverb being only on one channel, and the tremolo is only on the other. This creates a greater separation to the ear. Michael Swart decided to package this amp with a unique 2x12 cab the speaker baffle provides outward angles for the speakers to also increase stereo separation. And according to Michael, the dual 5 watt amps running into two 12" speakers are as loud, if not louder, than the 18 Watt AST. The power section utilizes two single ended 6V6's, one for each channel.

Here's a bit more info on the signal flow:

  • Input 1 splits audio between Input 1 and Input 2 *IF* nothing is plugged into Input 2.
  • Tremolo is implemented on amp 1 only. For more effect you can turn up the depth and the volume of Amp1
  • Reverb gets it's signal from Preamp1 and returns the wet signal to Amp2