Positive Grid Spark GO review

Positive Grid enters new territory with its pocket-sized amp that's packed with features

Positive Grid Spark GO front grille
(Image: © Future/Matt McCracken)

Guitar World Verdict

A superb mini amp that's miles ahead of the competition

Pros

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    Incredibly loud

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    Fantastic array of sounds

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    Usable practice tools

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    Doubles as a Bluetooth speaker

Cons

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    Lacks the low end of a bigger amp

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    Input placement can be awkward

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Recent edit - 06.29.2023: Since this first look review was originally published we received a production model of the Positive Grid Spark GO. The review has been updated accordingly to match the new specs and features, as well as a longer-term view of living with the product.

At a glance

PRICE: RRP $129
TYPE: Digital modeling mini amp with internal rechargeable battery and Bluetooth
OUTPUT: 5 watts
SPEAKERS: 1x 4.5cm speaker with passive radiator 
EFFECTS: 33 Amp Models, 48 Effects
WEIGHT: 0.36 kg

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Matt McCracken
Junior Deals Writer

Matt is a Junior Deals Writer here at Guitar World. He regularly tests and reviews music gear with a focus on guitars, amps, pedals, modelers, and pretty much anything else guitar-related. Responsible for over 60 buying guides, a large part of his role is helping guitarists find the best deals on gear. Matt worked in music retail for 5 years at Dawsons Music and Northwest Guitars and has written for various music sites including MusicRadar, Guitar Player, Guitar.com, Ultimate Guitar, and Thomann’s t.blog. A regularly gigging guitarist with over 20 years of experience playing live and writing and recording in bands, he's performed everything from jazz to djent, gigging all over the country in more dingy venues than you can shake a drop-tuned guitar at. When he's not holed up in his home studio recording new songs or tweaking pedal settings, you’ll find him making a racket with Northern noise hounds JACKALS