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Robert Brenne of Artistic Amplification

Robert, how did you come up with the brilliant idea to put amplifiers in all these objects?

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Robert Brenne
and his Exit Sign Guitar Amp

I started doing this when I came across a blog article about a DIY beer can amp. I initially just wanted to try it out to see if I could do it and after some trial and error I made my first mini amp out of a Heineken 24 oz. tall can. That was one of the most difficult builds for me because of how delicate the can is. It’s very easy to crush it and dent it while working or tear the aluminum. When I finished that amp though I thought if I can make an amp out of a can I can pretty much make one out of anything. I’ve always had an interest in pop culture and advertising so many of my amps follow those themes. I like the idea of re-purposing an object and giving it a new function. An item that you have some emotional connection to can be a functional guitar amp, a piece of art, and a nostalgic conversation piece.

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