This is a used amp. It has been tested and gone over by the experts at our shop to ensure it’s working properly and is free of issues, unless otherwise noted in this listing. Please see pictures provided and the notes below for condition and wear. It will be packed with care to be shipped to your door! If you have any questions about this or any other piece of gear we have, please let us know and we’ll be happy to help!
– Condition: 9/10
– Any wear of note: None to note! In really amazing shape and very clean
Our thoughts on the amp…
– Swart always knocks it out of the park with their builds and circuits. The Antares is no exception. It’s a crystal clean and clear sound with Swart’s signature reverb and tremolo that can’t be beat. It’s loaded with a Celestion Creamback G12H 75 watt. To cap it off, it looks outstanding. Just an incredible amp. Includes the original hangtag and the footswitch and cable pictured.
Michael took some of the best qualities of the MOD84
and Atomic Space Tone to create this new Tone Monster
Twin 6V6/6L6 • 3-way EQ • Tube Reverb/Tremolo
Tube Rectification 5AR4/5Y3/5U4
Holographic, harmonically Rich Cleans with
Excellent Power Tube Break-up when pushed
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.
NEW! Antares is now available in STR Style Cab
This actually sounds excellent and a perfect option for someone wanting a smaller form factor; better yet, it retains most of the bottom foundation of the larger cab. This applies to either regular OR the Master version. Either the TUX or Tweed style STR cab will work, your choice. Ask your dealer for Antares or Antares Master in SMALL cab.
Large Cab: 15.5″H x 26″W x 11.25″D ~ @36-38lbs
Antares Creamback 75