High tech guitar gear innovators Positive Grid are renowned for their groundbreaking Spark smart guitar amps and Bluetooth speakers, BIAS guitar processing amps and effects software/apps, and RIFF guitar audio interface and software.
Now, the firm has unveiled its newest addition to the Spark family – the ultra-portable Spark GO practice amp.
Bringing “jaw-dropping sound and versatile guitar tone to everyone,” this (rechargeable) battery-powered smart electric guitar/bass amp and Bluetooth speaker unit allows players to practice and jam almost anywhere.
“Stream your favorite music, learn a new guitar song, warm up for your gig,” says Positive Grid’s Laura B. Whitmore. “The portable Spark GO is a powerhouse in every sense of the word and a great all round amp and companion.
“You’ll be shocked at its solid build and big sound. Use it anywhere to enjoy more guitar moments; it’ll inspire you to play every day!”
With intuitive, easy-to-use controls, the Spark GO provides a diverse range of guitar tones as well as AI-powered practice tools.
Packed with 33 amp models along with 43 effects and pedals, users can customize their tone and save the sounds using onboard presets.
Rated at 5 watts, the Spark GO’s “room-filling” sound belies its diminutive form. Boasting computational audio, a passive radiator and anti-vibration technology, its full, detailed voice has been compared to significantly larger amps.
Line out connectivity allows for extended audio options while a headphones jack provides a more private, fully immersive listening experience if desired.
Going hand-in-hand with Positive Grid’s award-winning Spark app, the GO can be used in a variety of ways to promote creativity and learning, whether finding inspiration from extensive tone/gear libraries, sharpening up your playing skills using AI, or making performance videos.
Here’s a quick rundown of what it can do for you…
- ToneCloud: Instant access to 50,000 plus guitar tones on Positive Grid’s online community
- Auto Chords: AI-powered technology analyses millions of songs and displays the chords in real time
- Smart Jam: Uses AI to learn your tone and style, then generates a rhythm section/backing track to play along with
- Video capture: Record yourself in high-quality using Spark app (then post to socials)
- Audio interface: Utilize Spark Go to record using a computer
With an MSRP of $149, Spark GO will be available for pre-order from late March at a special price of $109. Visit Positive Grid for more information.
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Rod Brakes is a music journalist with an expertise in guitars. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a writer covering artists, industry pros and gear includes contributions for leading publications and websites such as Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar World, Guitar Player and MusicRadar in addition to specialist music books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.