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Smokey® Amps

Smokey® Amps

The original hardwired amplifier that fits in your pocket.
There's a reason Smokey Amps have been used by dozens of famous artists, including such giants as Les Paul, Aerosmith, REM, ZZ Top, Rod Stewart, Eric McFadden, and Offspring. Their tough distortion and speaker output function that allows you to power any speaker cabinet (it’s amazingly loud!) have made them a favorite among guitar players everywhere.
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Upcycled Box Amps

The durable 2 inch Mylar cone Alnico magnet loudspeaker has been specially designed by Bruce Zinky and is surprisingly loud for a 1 watt amplifier! Each Smokey Amp is fitted with two UK made CLIFF® jack sockets with self-cleaning corrosion resistant contacts for long term reliability.
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The Smokey® Amp will power any 4, 8 or 16Ω speaker cabinet, including 4x12s

Polycarbonate Amps

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Portland, OR
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FAQ's

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HOW DO I TURN MY SMOKEY AMP ON/0FF?
Plugging a mono ¼: plug into the INPUT of the Smokey amp connects the battery to the circuit and energizes the amplifier. Remember to UNPLUG the Smokey amplifier when you are finished playing to maximize battery life.
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HOW CAN I CONNECT THE SMOKEY AMP TO MY CABINET?
The Smokey amp features an External Speaker connection, which disconnects the internal speaker, routing all of the power to an external speaker or cabinet. Simply connect a speaker cable from the speaker cabinet to the “Ext Speaker” jack on the Smokey amp.
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HOW MUCH DOES A SMOKEY AMP WEIGH?
Between 5.5 and 6 Oz, depending on the box
HOW BIG IS A SMOKEY AMP?
Smokey amps are sized to fit in your pocket, or guitar case, gig bag, back pack, desk…You get the idea. The dimensions of a Smokey Amp are- 3.70” tall, 2.25” wide and 0.97” Thicc (CIg box) and 4.10” tall, 2.40” wide and 1.20” Thicc (Polycarbonate box).
IS MY AMP UNDER WARRANTY?
The Warranty period - 6 Months from purchase to be free from all manufacturing defects.
WHAT KIND OF CABLES SHOULD I USE WITH MY SMOKEY AMP?
Any Instrument (and) speaker cable.
WHICH KIND OF BATTERY DO YOU RECOMMEND I USE WITH MY SMOKEY?
A 9V alkaline will give best sound.
HOW DO I USE MY SMOKEY AMP AS A FUZZ BOX?
Plugging the output of the Smokey into the Input of a guitar amp will overdrive the living shit out of the other amplifier. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya if you blow something up. Another way would be to pick up our the SSB pedal, which lets you use your Smokey as a pedal, giving you true bypass and a post distortion tone and level control!
I WANT TO USE MY SMOKEY AMP AS A PRE-AMP, CAN YOU HELP?
the Smokey SSB is the pedal that extends the capabilities of the Smokey amp, allowing the player to use the Smokey as a preamp, overdrive, etc.
WHAT CABINET WORKS BEST WITH MY AMPLIFIER?
Quite literally, the one you’ve got. The Smokey will power speakers with an impedance rating of between 2 to 32 Ohms.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Additional FAQ's are available at the link below.