Positive Grid Spark LIVE review

The Spark family welcomes a new member – but it’s more than just a louder version of the beloved practice amp

First look: Positive Grid Spark LIVE review
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Guitar World Verdict

With this new release, Positive Grid proves yet again that they know exactly what they are doing. Fans of the brand have been crying out for a giggable version of their beloved practice amp and while last year's Spark Cab allowed players to augment their current rig to work on stage, the LIVE takes the concept of a gig-ready Spark to a whole new level.


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    Surprisingly loud

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    Fantastic modeling and effects


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    Battery and footswitch are sold separately

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    We'd like the ability to use the effects on all channels

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At a glance

Type: 4-channel smart amp/ PA system
150 watts
2x 6-inch FRFR
Buy at Positive Grid

Over the last few years, we've seen Positive Grid grow its beloved Spark line of desktop amplifiers. Units such as the Spark Mini and Spark GO gave guitarists a smaller, more portable practice solution, while the Spark Cab transformed their home amp into a road-worthy companion. With the launch of the new Spark LIVE, the Positive Grid catalog is set to expand again, and this time into bold new territories. 

Pre-order the Positive Grid LIVE now!

Pre-order the Positive Grid LIVE now!
Pre-orders are now open for this brand-new Positive Grid amplifier with an introductory price of $499. If you want to take advantage of this offer, you'll need to be quick as it's only available for a limited time and in limited numbers at this price. 

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Daryl Robertson
Senior Deals Writer

Daryl is a Senior Deals Writer at Guitar World, where he creates and maintains our 200+ buyer's guides, finds the best deals on guitar products, and tests the latest gear. His reviews have been featured in prominent publications like Total Guitar, Future Music magazine, and MusicRadar.com.

During his career, he has been lucky enough to talk to many of his musical heroes, having interviewed Slash and members of Sum 41, Foo Fighters, Feeder, Thrice, and more. In a past life, Daryl worked in music retail. For a little under a decade, he advised everyone from absolute beginners to seasoned pros on the right gear for their needs. 

Daryl is also a fully qualified sound engineer, holding a first-class Bachelor's degree in Creative Sound Production from the University of Abertay.