Smokey Mini Amp
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The smallest amp we tried was the Zinky
Electronics’ Smokey Mini amp, which fits in a
cigarette box. The standard production version
of the amp is in a glittery plastic case,
but we also have one in an old Lucky Strikes
box. Zinky also offers custom boxes. The
Smokey has a single, exposed 2” speaker,
and no controls, just a 1/4” input and extension
speaker out—you control the sound
of the amp with just your guitar. It’s small
enough to fit in your pocket, which makes it
as portable as they get.
The tone of this little amp depends a lot on the
guitar you plug into it, but if you roll the volume
up all the way, the Smokey will produce a loose,
rolling, lo-fi distortion that will have you reliving
your garage-band days in no time at all.