Danelectro Honeytone N-10 Guitar Mini Amp:

This little monster looks like a cross between a ‘50s radio and a toaster, and cranks like a Lilliputian lawn mower. It reminds me of one of those old Tandy cigar box amps, and will sit really well in a mix with a minimal amount of EQ because the tone is so compact, claustrophobic and cranky. Powered by a 9-volt battery or a standard AC power jack, its also got a belt clip, headphone jack, Volume, Tone, and a thoroughly nasty Overdrive control that gives you more gain than the tiny speaker can really handle, and sounds like a shoebox full of rusty razor blades when you dime it.

As Frank Zappa said, “You can’t always write a chord ugly enough to say what you want to say, so sometimes you have to rely on a giraffe filled with whipped cream.”