Our favorite Swart amp in the lineup got itself an upgrade! With the addition of a defeatable Master Volume, it's easy one of the most versatile 20 watt amps we have in the shop. All that smooth, chimey breakup is now accessible at home-friendly volume! This Antares also features one of our favorite speakers - the Celestion Ruby Alnico. We find that the Ruby complements Swart tone wonderfully both at low volumes and with the amp cranked up.
Here's what Swart has to say about the Antares:
"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."
Featuring twin, push-pull 6V6 with a bit bigger reverb, deeper bottom-end foundation, with a new custom output transformer borrowed from the MOD84 Lineage, the Antares also sports Swart's killer three-way EQ and an all pine cab (with tilted back baffle). Toss in the AST's tube bias tremolo and you have the makings of a very cool amp!