It seems as though the fascination with small mobile phones has subsided, and in it’s wake we’ve found a new technology to shrink, the humble guitar amplifier. In many respects it’s a much simpler technology, and there are a good many benefits to be had from having a smaller amplifier.
In recent issues we’ve looked at tiny amplifiers from Sherlock, Orange and Mooer, but tihs one absolutely takes the cake for being the smallest and most portable of all.
The Wamp is a one watt guitar amplifier with tone/volume/gain controls, speaker/cabinet output, headphones output with integrated attenuator switch, aux/mp3 input, battery clip and a 9V DC boss style power input jack all held together by two perspex plates at the top and the bottom.
Truthfully, this amp isn’t nearly as tonally versatile as any of the other tiny units we’ve looked at in recent issues, but it presents a solution to a bunch of issues that other tiny amps don’t. Firstly it can sit comfortably on your pedal board at the end of the chain without taking up any valuble real estate. Housed in the steel stombox chasis it’s durable, portable and can be used for practice on the road with headphones. It also doubles as a great portable music playing solution with a passive speaker, as deonstrated in the clip below.
It’s not going to give you the array of great sounds that an Orange Micro Dark, or a Sherlock Angry Ant will, but it might get your out of a tight spot or two.
For more information about the Wamp visit www.electrosmash.com/1wamp.