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Get professional sound and shred with popular effects using the power of your smartphone with the JamStack.
Get professional sound and shred with popular effects using the power of your smartphone with the JamStack.
Get professional sound and shred with popular effects using the power of your smartphone with the JamStack.
379 backers pledged CA$ 81,811 to help bring this project to life.

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JamStack - The World's First Attachable Guitar Amplifier

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With the JamStack you can shred anywhere in seconds using the power of your smarphone.

Meet the JamStack

The JamStack is the world’s first attachable guitar amplifier that connects effortlessly in seconds to the base of your electric guitar.

It is lightweight, sounds incredible, and connects to any smartphone to open up an unlimited world of effects.

Meet the JamStack
Meet the JamStack

 

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JamStack on the Discovery Channel 

            

Changing The Way Electric Guitars Are Meant To Be Played

Electric guitars can be a pain to set up, and with all of the equipment required, you are limited on where and when you can play.

With the need for cords, pedals, and power outlets, and amps stashed at your jam space -- you can’t easily pick up your electric guitar or bass and play immediately whenever you get inspired or want to mess around.

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How It Works

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Acoustic Freedom For Your Electric Guitar and Bass 

Whether you're jamming in the park, practicing in your apartment, or at your cottage, the JamStack is designed to be taken anywhere and everywhere.


Great Sound At Any Volume

Traditional amps don’t sound great at low volume. If you live close to others in an apartment, condo, semi, shared house, or dorm, then your practice hours can be restricted. 

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. 

No Guitar? No Problem. The JamStack Also Works as a Premium Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Because we hit our goal so early, we've added Bluetooth pairing! Now your JamStack also works as an ultra premium Bluetooth speaker for sharing tunes wirelessly, wherever you are!  

Please note that guitar effects still require your phone to be plugged in for ultra low latency.

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Backing tracks, effects, and loops make practicing more fun!

Because of the signal management system, the JamStack really excels at allowing you to play with backing tracks or drum beats without fooling around with levels.

Traditional guitar amplifiers aren't designed to handle multiple frequencies at once and the backing track will drop out of the mix when you start to play -- but not with the JamStack.

We've carefully selected our drivers so that when you play it sounds like you're right inside the song, playing alongside your favorite musicians.

With fantastic apps like AmpliTube and AmpKit, you can bring a song right in off your smartphone or iPod touch, access practically any effect, and choose from dozens of amp models.

 

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Because your phone is right there on your guitar body, setting up loops on the fly, performing sequined samples, recording and sharing music feels effortless.

You aren’t limited to your pedal or amp collection either and can recreate virtually any guitar sound out there.


Modular

JamStack's Smartphone mount uses a spring load system to allow it to fit onto the base of almost any electric guitar or bass. No special modifications required. (Not recommended for Flying V's!)

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Elegant Design

The JamStack is made up of three pieces of equipment: JamStack Amplifier and Speaker, Smartphone Mount, and the Guitar and Phone cables.

Weighing under 2lbs, the JamStack can fit easily into most guitar or travel cases.


Fast Set-Up 3 Easy Steps

Step 1: The JamStack securely attaches to the strap button at the bottom of your guitar or bass. 

Step 2: Two short cords plug into your smartphone and your guitar's output.

Step 3: Jam ALL NIGHT!!! The JamStack lasts over 8 hours on a single charge.

Supersoft polymer designed to protect your guitar from scratches.

Done Playing? The JamStack doubles as a sexy stand alone portable speaker

The History of JamStack

Hey thanks for reading! My name is Chris Prendergast and I am the Founder of JamStack.

I am a guitar player, an electrical engineer, and a tinkerer.

For years I was doing effects, loops and backing tracks with my computer and it was extremely annoying.

Amps suck at it because they can’t handle two inputs at once.

With computers you can do it, but it is a pain because you need a lot of equipment.

So I thought…

“Hey it wouldn't it be really cool if I could put a computer inside my guitar?”

Which made me think…

“Wait a minute, can’t I just use a smartphone?”

So I built a custom guitar.

I drilled a hole, put a speaker in it, stuck a smartphone mount to my guitar, and connected the speaker to my iPhone.

It was a fun project and made that one guitar very portable.

I showed a bunch of people at a family gathering and they were blown away.

I could walk around and play all of these cool effects and it sounded pretty good.

I showed it to all my musician friends but they already had their favorite guitars and didn’t want me drilling into them.

A lot of them said it would be better if there was something they could simply attach onto the guitars they had already.

Being an electrical engineer, I hacked together an incredibly ugly attachable version about a year ago.

You may have already “seen” it covered up in a sketchy cardboard box in one of our earlier promo videos.

I started showing that cardboard box version around and was getting even more positive feedback so we decided to get serious and bring JamStack to the world.

For the last 12 months, the JamStack has been my side gig, creating renderings, getting feedback, and iterating to the beautiful design you see today.

We partnered up with a local design firm to create a working prototype, built the JamStack team, and have been preparing for this Kickstarter launch ever since.

Developing the prototype prior to launch allowed us to create a proof-of-concept design, and really get a sense for it's beautiful, professional sound.

Founder, Chris Prendergast
Founder, Chris Prendergast

Here’s Where We’re At In Development Today:

We have a design team with experience bringing new products to market.

We have a gorgeous design.

We have a working prototype.

We have a high-end manufacturer lined up.

We have thousands of guitars around the world collecting dust because of noise constraints, power problems, and life getting in the way.

Why We Need Your Help:

We need you to help us free the electric guitar by funding the tooling and the first manufacturing run.

Your support helps get us off the ground and we hope will help inspire guitar owners to play more often and create amazing music.

Your support will get you your very own JamStack, blow the minds of your friends and family, and help make the electric guitar as popular around the campfire as an acoustic. 

 

Risks and challenges

We have made sure to get a fully functional prototype prior to this launch so we can properly anticipate any risks with fulfillment.

We have secured a manufacturer, have partnered with a world class industrial design firm, and know the process, tooling, and timelines needed in order to make this successful.

We've done our best to anticipate reliable shipping dates.

The only foreseeable risk is needing to release two different versions for Android and iOS based on future changes to mobile operating systems and hardware.

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    JamStack Funder T - Shirt

    Get a limited addition JamStack Funder T- Shirt (Black with white text). These T's will only be available to people who backed our crowdfunding project.

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    Super Early Bird (40% off!!)

    Early bird gets the worm! Be one of the first 250 owners of the JamStack and take advantage of our limited-time 40% off! Shred in seconds, anywhere with professional sound.

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    Early Bird JamStack (15% off!)

    Jam anywhere, with any effect in seconds with its light weight, beautiful design, and professional sound.

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    Meet The JamStack

    Jam anywhere in seconds with the world's first attachable guitar amplifier. One of our backers calls this a 'gift from the Gods'. Shred anywhere in seconds with light weight, professional sound.

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    2X the Fun (2 JamStacks) - EARLY BIRD!

    Get twice the fun with TWO JamStacks.

    + we'll add two JamStack founder t-shirts (value $40 USD)

    You save over $184 USD in future retail value ($558 USD for two)

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    First 100 Units (Engraved Serial Number)

    Your JamStack will be one of the very first off the factory line, being a part of the guitar world history. This will include a discrete engraving of the serial number 001 through 100.

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    Twice the Fun (2x JamStacks)

    Get twice the fun with TWO JamStacks. Jam anywhere in seconds with the world's first attachable guitar amplifier. One of our backers calls this a 'gift from the Gods'. Shred anywhere in seconds with light weight, professional sound. Great for bands, the tour bus, or share with a friend!

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    Band Stack - EARLY BIRD

    4X JAMSTACKS. Jam in a band? Grab FOUR JamStacks for the ultimate session.

    + we'll add 4x JamStack Founder T-shirts (select sizing later) (value $120 USD)

    + we'll add 4x JamStack cloth travel cases (valued at $100 USD)

    + we'll add 4x Microfibre cloths (value $40)

    You save $568 off future retail price ($1,116)

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    WholeSale Pack (10x) - EARLY BIRD

    Want to grab JamStack for your customers or guitar audience? This wholesale pack comes with 10x JamStacks shipped straight to your door.

    + we'll add 10x JamStack Founder T-shirts (select sizing later) (value $300 USD)

    + we'll add 10x JamStack cloth travel cases (valued at $250 USD)

    + we'll add 10x Microfibre cloths (value $100)

    You save $1,370 USD off full retail price ($2,790 USD)

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    WholeSale Pack #2 (25x JamStacks)

    Music teacher? Reseller? Get special educator pricing when you buy 25 JamStacks. Want to order more than 25? Contact support@jamstack.io for personalized quote.

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