How much does Positive Grid’s Spark Amp weigh? Here’s everything you need to know…
Positive Grid’s Spark Amp pretty much blew the roof off of NAMM when it was first announced. And with good reason too: the Spark Amp has plenty of unique features, loads of cool tones and effects, and best of all you can control them all via Bluetooth on your phone.
I pre-ordered the Spark Amp as soon as it was available; I now use it most days to practice or demo stuff on my PC (yep, it works as an audio interface for your computer too).
I paid less than $200 for mine and the price hasn’t changed much since it first hit the market.
The Spark Amp is designed to be a practice amp; it is small and doesn’t take up too much room. You can use it to record or as a smart speaker too. It’s basically the Swiss Army knife of guitar amps.
But how big is the Spark Amp? And how much does it weigh?
Spark Amp Dimensions & Weight
The Spark Amp’s exact dimensions are as follows: 35 x 18 x 19cm (or 13.78 x 7.08 x 7.48 inches), and it weighs just 5.2 kg (11.46 lbs), making it around the same weight as most Gibson Les Paul guitars which means it is fairly easy to transport.
Not as easy as the Fender Mustang Micro, of course, but that little gizmo doesn’t pack in a 50W speaker. No, the Spark Amp is designed for recording, practicing, and jamming – either with a band or its built-in AI drummer and bass player (yep, it has both of those things).
As for how the Spark Amp works, it sounds really complicated but in reality, it is really very easy. You download the Spark Amp app for your phone or tablet – it’s available for iPhone and Android – pair it with the amp, this takes like two seconds, and then you’re free to start exploring the thousands of tone options.
You can build your own tones by adding and augmenting pedals, changing the amp, and messing around with the virtual nobs. And once you find a sound you really like, you can save it to your profiles so you can return to the exact setup at a later date.
Or, if you don’t like messing around with amp and pedal settings, you can download thousands of preset tones via Positive Grid’s ToneCloud.
There are THOUSANDS of tones and rig setups on there as well.
Want to sound like James Hetfield on Ride The Lightning? Just search James Hetfield + Ride The Lightning. You’ll find hundreds of options.
If you’re a beginner, or you don’t have much money laying around for things like tube amps and pedals, the Spark Amp is perhaps your best bet for exploring what’s possible with an infinite supply of pedals and amps. They’re all virtual, of course, but they sound pretty much the same and take up way less room in your house.
For the price – around $240 – the Spark Amp is perhaps one of the most useful and best value pieces of guitar gear on the market right now.
It has thousands of amazing tones, tones that you can customize as much as you want, it has a built-in AI drummer and bass player that’ll play along with you, it transcribes guitar parts from YouTube videos, and it even doubles of a 50W smart speaker for playing music through.
I mean, literally… what more could you want!?
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Spark Amp – The amp itself is brilliant, coming with a bunch of great tones and plenty of power with its 50W speaker. But the real magic happens when it is paired with your phone, opening up access to thousands of effects and tones that you can customize to your exact specifications. And best of all? It’s not even that expensive either.
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RichardRichard has been playing guitar for over a decade and is a huge fan of metal, doom, sludge, and rock music in general – though mostly metal. Having played in bands and worked in studios since the early 2000s, Richard is a massive music production geek, a fan of minimalist recording techniques, and he really likes old-school guitars.
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