Speaker Fits Neatly Into A Mason Jar To Create A Usable Amp

Play your guitar through this eco-friendly amp that doubles as a sound system.

Ross Brooks
Ross Brooks on December 17, 2013. @greenidealism

To try and combat the 93% of plastics in the US that end up in landfills, the ocean or being shipped to China, TrashAmps has created a speaker that does away with plastic housing and uses a mason jar instead. The Mason Jar Speaker is hand assembled in the US, which means it not only does its part for the environment, but also supports local jobs.

“We’re all about sustainability, so we’re minimizing the use of plastics in our new products. With the mason jar we are going back to basics, using simple, Earth-friendly materials such as glass, metal, and wood,” said Wegener, CEO of Trash Amps.

Besides the unique container, which can be filled with food to hide the electronics, all Trash Amps speakers function as an amp for your electric guitar, keyboard, or bass. Being musicians themselves, Wegener and Sloat have always maintained the dual-functionality of the amp and the speaker, making it the only portable speaker of its kind, and perfect for impromptu jam sessions.


Over the years, Trash Amps has produced speakers from a variety of everyday objects – soda cans, mason jars, tin cans, and even DIY Kits for those adventurous enough to build their own. While the ideas have expanded, Trash Amps has remained conscious of the impact its actions and products have on the environment.

Mason Jar Speaker

TOPICS: Electronics & Gadgets, Environmental / Green
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