Positive Grid joins forces with Zakk Wylde for new Spark Mini "O' Doom" amp

Zakk Wylde holds his new, limited-edition signature Positive Grid Spark Mini amp
(Image credit: Positive Grid)

Positive Grid's Spark is, for our money, one of the best guitar amps on the market today, and we're big fans of its smaller sibling, the ultra-portable Spark Mini, too. 

Now, Positive Grid has teamed up with Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne – and now Pantera – electric guitar titan Zakk Wylde to create a new, limited-edition version of the Spark Mini.

Limited to 100 units, the "Spark Mini O' Doom," as Positive Grid has affectionately dubbed the practice amp, is hand-signed and numbered by Wylde, and features a custom front grille sporting Black Label Society's trademark “Skully” design.

In celebration of the amp's release, Wylde – with his guitar gear company, Wylde Audio – and Positive Grid have also created five new signature presets. The presets, which emulate "quintessential tones" from Wylde's career, can all be accessed via Positive Grid’s ToneCloud tone-sharing community.

"Holy shit, these things are tiny, But they're loud as hell," Wylde joked in a statement. "These custom BLS Spark Minis look incredible, and they'll look even better on your desk. I've had one on tour with me over the last couple weeks, and it hasn't left my side." 

Those interested in purchasing a Positive Grid Spark Mini Zakk Wylde Edition can sign up for the opportunity to do so at Positive Grid's website. The sign-up period ends on February 28, after which the company will email 100 random entrants a link to purchase the Spark Mini O' Doom.

For those lucky 100 customers, the Wylde Spark Mini will cost $299.

For more info on the amp, visit Positive Grid.

The Wylde collaboration isn't the first time Positive Grid has created a standalone signature preset collection for the Spark, either. 

Last year, the company joined forces with Authentic Hendrix LLC to create Experience Jimi Hendrix for Spark, a collection of highly detailed emulations of six amps and six effects that Hendrix used throughout his career, all of which can be accessed via the Spark app. 

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.