Positive Grid Spark Control footswitch review

Go hands-free with Positive Grid's hi-tech wireless footswitch

Positive Grid Spark Control review
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Guitar World Verdict

Positive Grid’s state-of-the-art wireless footswitch gives Spark fans hands-free control over their clever practice amp, with customizable parameters, a sleek design and an incredibly small footprint. This first iteration isn’t perfect yet – for example, we’d like the ability to use it without the Spark app open – but we imagine the Spark Control will go from strength to strength with every software update.


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    Easy to set up

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    Well built

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    Lots of controllable features


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    Can’t use it without the app

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    It may be a little small for larger feet

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    We’d like to see a looper added to a future update

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If you are among the millions of guitar players who have already picked up a Positive Grid Spark or Spark Mini, then at one point or another, you’ve most likely found yourself in a situation where hands-free channel switching would have taken your jam to the next level – enter the Positive Grid Spark Control. 

The aptly named footswitch is designed to manage the many features included in the Spark series of amplifiers, as well as its accompanying mobile app. Utilizing wireless technology, the Spark Control seamlessly connects to your amp and phone via Bluetooth, with the desktop amp masters boasting that it can keep on rocking for a mind-blowing four months on a single charge - well, providing you keep your playing to around an hour a day. 

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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.