You say enough of fancy guitar effect pedals and time for other guitar accessories to get the same novel treatment? It looks like Spamp Music had heard you and unleashes THE SPAMP Guitar Practice Amplifier and Distortion Effect.
I don’t know how it is made, but damn, looking at it makes me more hungry for SPAM (the food, not emails from some Nigerian prince), than hungry to shred the axe.
Created by a mysterious Spam Man based in the U.K., the SPAM AMP is a guitar preamplifier, distortion effect and headphone practice amplifier – all rolled into a package looks like everyone’s favorite canned food. Delicious. Spamp Music said the circuit is an original design.
“The main signal path is a distributed gain JFET amplifier. The very high input impedance presents minimal loading to the pick-up resulting in a wide, flat passband which sounds great. There is no tone or EQ control – use the control on your guitar or amplifier head.”
And here are the features:
“SPICE adjusts the gain prior to the distortion stage. This controls the amount or harshness of the distortion.
HEAT adjusts the post distortion signal level going on to your amp or following effects.
CHILLED no distortion, just the warm tone of JFET amplification. You can of course persuade a distorted output in CHILLED mode by winding up SPICE and or HEAT!
FRIED a subtle application of even harmonics for a warm fuzz.
GRILLED introduces odd harmonics for a meatier overdrive distortion.”
Images: Etsy (Spamp Music).