Call it small, tiny, mini, micro, or little, the Smokey® Amp has a big sound for your electric guitar. Even better, plug it in to any speaker cabinet and rock louder! Smokey Amps are perfect gifts for anyone with an electric guitar (or harmonica, touch guitar, or steel guitar; people have even done creative things with bass or keyboard) The Smokey and Supro Mini Amps fit perfectly into our custom Levy’s leather guitar straps, or your pocket, your guitar case, or a stocking stuffed with goodies! The Smokey is the single most popular model of guitar amplifier in the world, and after all these years, all Smokey® Amps are still made in the USA.
Excerpt from interview with Bruce Zinky by the 5th Fret. Read the whole interview here.
How did the Smokey amp come to be?
The Smokey was my first amp, built the first version when I was 12. I was 16 before I could get it into the cigarette box. Totally forgot about it for 10 or so years, decided that was just the thing for folks who wanted a hand made, made in USA amp but couldn’t afford twenty five hundred for a Vibro King. This was twenty five dollars! Been doing them ever since (prices go up, new Vibro Kings are over $4600!, Smokey Amps list for $32 to $34).