Blackstar FLY 3 Bluetooth Battery Powered 3W Guitar Combo Amplifier

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Blackstar FLY 3 Bluetooth Battery Powered 3W Guitar Combo Amplifier

Gearank High Notes

On October 18 2021 we announced the results of our annual analysis of guitar amp brands – Blackstar ranked #6.

Gearank Recommended

The FLY 3 Bluetooth appeared on our recommended list for Guitar Amps Under $100 from July 2019 until July 2022 when it had to be removed due to no longer being available under the $100 price limit.

It also appeared on our recommended list for Battery Powered Guitar Amps for the first time from July 2019 where it remained for 2 editions coming off in June 2021 when it had been out-ranked by other amps. Then in October 2022 its ratings were high enough to go back on that list where it remains today.

Overview

The Blackstar Fly3 Bluetooth is a step above its sibling, the Fly3, the main difference being the addition of Bluetooth connectivity.

This allows the amp to double as a multimedia speaker for streaming audio from Bluetooth compatible devices.

Very convenient for jamming and other than that, it has the same 3W 2-channel amplifier and 3″ speaker, along with Blackstar’s patented IFS (Infinite Shape Feature) knob, which lets you conveniently shape your tone to mimic various amp voicings.

All of these are packed in a lightweight cabinet, designed to run on 6 x AA batteries or through an optional 6.5V DC power supply.

The Blackstar Fly3 adds Bluetooth connectivity to the original Fly3. This makes it a great option for those looking to have both great sounding speakers and the ability to just plug in and jam along to their favorite tracks.

Specifications

  • 3W Amp
  • 3″ Speaker
  • 2 Channels
  • Tape Delay Effect
  • Aux Input, Headphones Output
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Weight: 1.98 lbs.
If you’re looking for alternatives, you’ll find them in our guides to The Best Battery Powered Guitar Amps, The Best Practice Amps and The Best Cheap Guitar Amps Under $100.

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About Blackstar

Founded by former Marshall employees, Blackstar has grown to be a reputable amp manufacturer with its own identity. These days, it is able to go toe to toe with the biggest brands in the industry, thanks to the innovations they introduced into their designs. Their most popular innovation is called ISF or Infinite Shape Feature, a single knob that lets you shift the voicing of your amp from American to British amp flavor, and covering everything in between. Blackstar is well received for their amps’ high gain tone, which works well with modern rock and metal styles. Richie Sambora, Neil Schon, Jon Gomm, Sammy Haggar and Ozzy Osbourne are just a few of the many popular artists that use their amps.

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