MOD84 Celestion Creamback
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This is the new shop favorite and just such a blast to play! The MOD 84 is a strong 15wpc, powered by two EL-84 with 12AX7 first stage and their favorite 12DW7 for that great Swart reverb. Once again, Michael employs a very simple tone cut that follows their less is more for lower wattage amplifiers. And their new 3 way interactive EQ switch gives the user subtle yet defined control with three settings that actually interacts with the volume and attack. Add in the excellent Swart tube tremolo stage along with their favorite tube rectification, and you have a legitimate rival to the AST but with that bit of EL-84 take.
Ok, so what does it REALLY sound like? The MOD84 has some of the best composed, yet soulful, cleans they've seen in their shop but with the ability to intertwine some fur and angst with some push and attack. It's got that Swart harmonic richness while still being open and transparent with that great Swart touch sensitivity. This is really a do it all amp that can cross many musical genres. It's literally been a hit with everyone that tries it and it almost defies a pat description as it sounds quite different from the "stock" EL-84 stereotype, almost mixing a bit of American and British into something truly unique. As you can tell, we're diggin' this one.
And they know that some of you cant do without your top mounted controls so the MOD84 will please on that front. See the control layout below.
And like all Swart amps, this is a hand-made, finger jointed pine cabinet with open back, sounding very sweet, warm, and lush but with excellent detail and articulation...that is, NATURAL articulation, not hyper unnatural detail. This has that major Swart holographic take, that kind of result that reveals itself late night when the power grid is low use... This is just a killer sounding amp that can cut through the mix in a band setting while still being able to sound intimate with your varying touch sensitivity and use of volume.
Their favorite combination is a single 12" speaker and they have some great options, including the Celestion Creamback.