Diago Little Smasher

  • Diago Little Smasher

    Compact Guitar Amplifier Head

    The Diago Little Smasher is an amazingly lively and dynamic 5-Watt guitar amp head squeezed into a pedal-sized enclosure. It's ideal for small gigs, studio and home use, with more than enough volume to annoy the neighbours.

    The Diago Little Smasher combines the responsive tone and immediate simplicity of the most sought after amps; with the compact size, reliability and volume control needed by today’s discerning guitar player.

    A fully fledged amp head, its four analogue modelled cascading gain stages adjusted by Gain and Volume controls give a range of tones from chimey clean to plexi-esque rock crunch, and it’s designed to work especially well with pedals up front if you need to push it further or want multiple channels.  It also has active Bass and Treble controls with a massive 15dB boost and 30dB cut available on each.

    5-Watts doesn’t sound like a lot, but it's surprisingly loud and can drive a wide range of cabinets; anything up to a 4x12 which it does with ease - and sounds great with plenty of grunt.

    Its rich, harmonically complex tone and road worthy reliability comes by combining the very best design, components and construction methods.

    Tired of lugging heavy heads, and combos around, now all you need to take with you is a guitar, pedal board and cab.  Why has no-one thought of this before?

  • Tech Spec

    Model Diago Little Smasher LS-01
    Type Pedal-sized guitar amplifier head
    Single channel, all analogue signal path with 4 analogue modelled cascading gain stages and solid state Class A/B power amplifier
    Output 5 Watts RMS clean (before distortion)
    4-16 Ohm output impedance - to drive any passive speaker cabinet
    Channels 1
    Controls Volume
    Active EQ +15dB/-30dB
    Casing 2mm Fabricated Carbon Steel
    Power 9V DC @ 600mA - power supply included
    Weight 600g
    Dimensions 43(H) x 120(W) x 86mm(D)
    Package Includes
    • Little Smasher
    • Power Supply
    • Manual
    • Pedalboard Velcro
    • Rubber Foot Pad
  • Sound Samples

  • Reviews

    From Guitar Buyer, May 2011 (PDF)
    From Guitarist, March 2011 (PDF)
  • Product Manuals

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Little Smasher as a pre-amp

    Q) Can I use the Little Smasher as a pre-amp, and connect the Speaker Out to an effects pedal, amp or desk or soundcard?

    A) NO. Pedal and amp inputs will only accept low-current instrument/line level signals. The Speaker Out on the Little Smasher, like any amp head, is a high-powered signal designed to drive a passive (unpowered) speaker cabinet. Connecting this to a pedal or amp will damage your gear.

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