BillyRadd Music

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Mini Loud

Small But Mighty

A few days before I bought my Cigar Box Guitar from Milton Cable, I ordered one of the coolest little musical tools I’ve seen recently - a Supro® High-Gain Mini Amp. It works very well on my CBG and my two other Fender electric guitars.

This small amplifier, powered by a single 9-volt battery, fills in the gap between no amp and a larger practice amp.  When used with instruments that have a volume control, the Supro needs no additional power to blast out your musical efforts on its 1-watt two-inch speaker. 

Encased in an ultra-durable black polycarbonate box, the box distorts like crazy at full volume, or backs off to a clean reproduction at middle to lower volumes ranges. Just plug in your guitar cable, and let 'er rip!

Plus, any 4, 8 or 16 ohm speaker cabinet (including even a 4x12) can be powered by a Supro mini amp. You can also use one on the input of another amp as a fuzz box. Small enough to fit into your shirt pocket, the Supro mini amp is really convenient to carry around stuffed in your pocket or guitar case accessory pocket.

It’s only 4 X 2 1/4 X 1 1/4 inches, but loud enough for busking or practice anywhere. It even comes complete with a Duracell Battery, and can be purchased “direct” from Zinky Electronics located in Flagstaff, Arizona. And, yes, surprisingly enough, it is made in America.

It was shipped to me the same day I made the purchase (a very simple process on the Zinky website). Bruce Zinky (the owner of Supro) also makes a nice variety of high-quality electric guitars and amplifiers in the USA for professional musicians. And, their customer service is handled by Bruce Zinky himself so, if there is any issue or question about your Supro mini amp, Bruce is your man. Check them out.

At $33.95 you can’t afford not to pickup at least one of these little beauties.

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