Positive Grid Spark Mini review

The Spark 40 has got a smaller 10W sibling and it offers a similarly audacious range of sounds and functions in a non-more-portable format – and [spoilers] it sounds huge

Positive Grid Spark Mini
(Image: © Future / Olly Curtis)

Guitar World Verdict

A super-compact and portable digital combo with all the smart modeling fun of its larger sibling, the Spark MINI is a take-anywhere amp with so many inspiring sounds and helpful functions that it simply makes you want to play guitar more.


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    Heaps of features and sounds.

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    Top-quality tones and surprisingly loud.

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    Super portable.

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    Good value.

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    Spark app remains a superb digital companion to the amp.


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    Headphone volume is a little low for our liking.

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    No gain dial, but that's okay – just use your guitar's volume knob.

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Guitarists are now quite spoiled for choice when it comes to high quality practice amps. The dank and limited days of the Gorilla combo are long gone, replaced with a feast of amp and effects choices in ever more compact dimensions.

At a glance

PRICE: $199 / £182

TYPE: Digital modelling combo with internal rechargeable battery

OUTPUT: 10 watts

SPEAKERS: 2x2” active stereo with passive radiator 

ONBOARD EFFECTS: 33 Amp Models (additional available to purchase via Jimi Hendrix add-on), 48 Effects

WEIGHT: 1.36 kg

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Rob Laing

Rob is the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar, he worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including as Editor of Total Guitar. He's currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with his own songs and is enjoying playing covers in function bands.