The “Mighty Flea” 20W Battery Guitar Amplifier


Because I really don't have the resources to turn this idea into a commercial product, I am not actively working on this project for now. So this page is mostly of historical interest. Sorry!

For the Busy Working Guitar Player - Elegance and Practicality Combined

The Mighty Flea is a portable, rechargeable, battery powered guitar amplifier with stylish good looks and a warm, clean sound that equals the best "boutique" amps. It is perfect for travelling, gigging, busking, or just practicing.

Delivering a clean 20W into a top quality 10" speaker, and available with several different preamp options (from the most basic to two channel plus reverb), The Mighty Flea Battery Amplifier is as easy to recharge as your laptop. Simply plug in the external power supply (supplied), and the built-in lithium battery pack lets you play for between 2 and 10 hours (depending on volume level).

It's sleek appearance and warm tone has already won the praise of one of the world's top gypsy jazz guitarists - Robin Nolan. Here is a video of Robin trying a prototype of the amp:

(You can read and see more about The Mighty Flea by following these links:)

The warm, clean tones of The Mighty Flea sounds as great on electric guitar as they do on acoustic. More videos coming soon!

Available from March 2017. For more information - please contact me.

How The Flea Was Born

In October of 2015, I was contacted by a local group who often play outside in summer. They were depending on battery amps made by Electrovoice - now old and irreplacable.

I had already thought about making a good "busking amp", having myself (I play clarinet and sax) played in the street with guitarists, and been frustrated at the poor sound quality and battery life of battery amps. I did some research and decided I could do better.

Six months later, Roq Au Vin have four new amps : one for guitar, two for bass guitar, and one for vocals. Both sound and battery life are impressive.

Mighty Flea Preamp Options

Three different models are available, which use different preamps:

All models have an internal Lithium battery, which is charged with a 24V external charger (supplied). Indicators on the rear panel for show when power is on or the unit is charging, and four LED's show battery status. All models have a SIGNAL LED.

Advance Specifications