Meet JamStack: The World’s First Attachable Guitar Amp

If you attended the latest Music Technology Meetup on November 17, then you would have seen the presentation by Chris Prendergast about his new music tech project, the JamStack: the world’s first attachable guitar amplifier.

In an email to us after the event, Chris said that he “had a blast answering questions to everyone who came up to [him] afterward.” He also let us know that he and his team just launched their Kickstarter campaign and within a few hours raised over $12,000 of their $25,000 goal. Five days in, and they’ve raised over $42,000.

The device that Chris and his team developed is an incredibly innovative piece of technology. JamStack is the world’s first attachable guitar amplifier. It attaches to the musician’s guitar in seconds, sounds amazing, connects to a smartphone for effects and recording, and allows electric guitar players to take their guitar anywhere and everywhere. The Kickstarter page also notes that the great sound isn’t limited to either high or low volume, but at any volume:

“JamStack’s 10-watt speaker is designed to sound great at high AND low volume. You can sound as good practicing in the middle of the night at low volume as you would jamming alongside other instruments or busking on the street”.

Plus, as a bonus for reaching their goal early, the team added Bluetooth pairing so that JamStack can also be used as a speaker.

The small and simple design of the device allows for the three pieces — JamStack amplifier and speaker, smartphone mount, and guitar and phone cables — to easily fit in most guitar and travel cases. It also weighs less than two pounds. Furthermore, you don’t have to worry about the JamStack scratching your guitar because JamStack is made from a super soft polymer designed to protect your guitar from scratches. You can also play for hours; the JamStack lasts for eight hours on a single charge.

If you want to learn more, check out the JamStack Kickstarter page. It’s a fascinating little device that will definitely be beneficial to guitarists of all skill levels.

And if you like discovering cool music technology join our Music Tech MeetUp. It’s free and everyone is welcome.

2 thoughts on “Meet JamStack: The World’s First Attachable Guitar Amp

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  • A central feature of the promotion of this product is how loud it is. It isn’t. If you have a guitar with double coil pickups, the volume is ok on the passthrough setting but there is volume loss and sound dropout when you use the amps.

    Don’t even bother considering this if your guitar has single coil pickups. On passthrough setting, the sound sounds like it is coming out of a soup can. Its performance with amps is pathetic. The tests that led to these results were done in conjunction with guitar techs at a guitar store.

    And for strike three, the company has horrible customer support. It can take 7-10 days to get a reply, or never. They refuse to acknowledge the single coil/double coil problem even though they must have known this to be true from their own testing.


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