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Blackstar Fly 3W Guitar Combo Amp  

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The Blackstar Fly 3W combo is the new gold standard for the mini class of amplifiers. Though it's small, it's not a toy. It's an incredible low-wattage practice amp that you can use in your bedroom, p... Read More

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Overview

The Blackstar Fly 3W combo is the new gold standard for the mini class of amplifiers. Though it's small, it's not a toy. It's an incredible low-wattage practice amp that you can use in your bedroom, put on a desk or throw in your backpack and jam wherever you want, via the battery-powered operation.

It features two channels, built-in digital delay, Blackstar's patented Infinite Shape Feature for endless control between U.K.- and U.S.-style tone. It also offers an Aux. line in for jamming along to your own music, a headphone out and an emulated line out for silent practice or recording.

And, if you want to really rock in small-scale form, you can chain the Fly combo to a Blackstar Fly 103 1x3" extension cab, and turn your rig into a 6W stereo setup that's also perfect for playback of your own music library.

Features
  • Power: 3W (solid state)
  • Two channels
  • Speaker: 1x3" Blackstar design
  • Infinite Shape Feature
  • Built-in digital delay
  • DC- or battery-powered
  • Aux. in
  • Headphone out
  • Emulated line out
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BlackstarFly 3W Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Portable (12)
  • Excellent sound (9)
  • Warm / comfy (7)
  • Good power output (5)

Cons

  • Limited functions (3)

Best Uses

  • Practice (3)
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    • Experienced (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pretty much the best portable amp for less than 70 dollars

I tried the small fenders, marshals, oranges... And to be honest, this sounds extremely good, and dare I say it, better sounding than many solid state amps that go for around...Read complete review

I tried the small fenders, marshals, oranges... And to be honest, this sounds extremely good, and dare I say it, better sounding than many solid state amps that go for around $150-$200. It has a variety of effects, which is something really great since not many mini-amps offer this. From many mini-amps like this, you expect something with just a volume knob and a gain, you don't expect it to sound great but you expect something to sound fairly decent. When I can't crank my Hot Rod deluxe, I use this little guy... I give it 5 stars because it's something that really surpasses your expectations, remember that this is a 3w amp that you can carry with you and still it sounds loud and good.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

good amp but

this amp sounds good. sounds like a real amp not like a transistor radio like allot of these micro amp. good clean and distortion sounds. really surprised at how good it sounds. sounds...Read complete review

this amp sounds good. sounds like a real amp not like a transistor radio like allot of these micro amp. good clean and distortion sounds. really surprised at how good it sounds. sounds great with headphones also. my only problem is I bought one and had a problem with the delay. after plucking the strings the first delay/repeat was slightly distorted. this is even with a clean sound. clearly something was wrong in the delay circuit. maybe an overheated electronic piece on the circuit board. sent it back got another and it did the same thing but not as noticeable. still did it though. clearly these amps have a manufacturing problem with this delay circuit. one broke amp is one thing, but two doing the same thing is a bigger problem. contacted blackstar and got an acknowledgement email with promise of response. been 2 weeks never heard back from blackstar. the amp does work but it isn't supposed to do that. I would not recommend this amp because of this. I will not buy any blackstar product again. if they cant even do right over a $59 product then why would I buy a flagship expensive amp from them.

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5.0

I'm Totally Impressed

By Plaid-Man Individual

from NC

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Blackstar Fly 3W Guitar Combo Amp:

      I'm totally impressed with the Blackstar Fly. I hooked up my old battery powered Digitech RP80 and it sounds awesome. And best of all, I'm completely off grid with this setup.

       
      5.0

      It is what they say it is............

      By Foof....

      from NE Georgia

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about Blackstar Fly 3W Guitar Combo Amp:

        Item arrived quickly, in good order and is exactly as advertised. You Tube helped a bunch. Listened to all the mini's available and believe it or not it came down to this one and the Danelectro Honeytone. This one was about $60 and the Danelectro about $30, plus shipping. I opted for the Blackstar had the edge with the delay built in. For a little 3 watt amp, it sounds durn good. Put it your gig bag and take it anywhere you want. Ordering the companion speaker for it, t compliment this little powerhouse.

         
        5.0

        Great for traveling around with.

        By Leslie the LP

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Portable

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

          Comments about Blackstar Fly 3W Guitar Combo Amp:

          I love this compact little amp. It's portable and easy to use. Sounds really good for a 3W amp. The delay is good and the ISF function is really neat. Wish it would have more functions, but that would be high expectations for something so small and cheap. Overall, I love it.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing little device

          By Toad

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mobile DJ
            • practice

            Comments about Blackstar Fly 3W Guitar Combo Amp:

            This little device is a marvel.. It is rock solid and has a fabulous tone. I was puzzled by one of the reviews that compared it to, and instead recommended a 20-30W combo Blackstar. Which costs 10 TIMES as much!. Thats a totally unfair comparison. This little amp aims at a specific niche, and it hits the target dead center. The capability to run on batteries can be a bonus at times as well.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice Little bedroom practice amp

            By Hairman

            from Lodo Ca

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Blackstar Fly 3W Guitar Combo Amp:

                Cool little practice travel amp or small room

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Mini but surprising sound. I would buy again.

                By Midnight Jammer

                from Dallas / Fort Worth

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Blackstar Fly 3W Guitar Combo Amp:

                I was very surprised at the sound I got from such a small mini amp. I would recommend it for certain situations. Kinda fun to see people's expression when I bring it out. Yes, I'm still talking about the amp.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Exceeded my expectations

                By Moe Les

                from Omaha NE

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Good Warmth
                • Portable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practice at home or travel

                  Comments about Blackstar Fly 3W Guitar Combo Amp:

                  This Blackstar amp is near perfection in a little package.
                  Sound blew me away:
                  -Really a nice sound. I could mic this up and gig if I had to.
                  -The delay feature is actually functional and useful and very adjustable for this size.
                  -Tone with the ISF is really effective and give you a nice range.
                  -From clean to crunchy to snarly it has a wide ranch of sounds (that are good)
                  -Loudness, well I bought this little baby so I could sit in my living room and plug in my guitar instead of always retreating to my music room in the basement. It's surprisingly loud. In fact it's loud enough to pss off my wife.

                  This amp makes all those other little practice amp seem like garbage.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great product!

                  By Goose

                  from Shafter,ca

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Warmth
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Blackstar Fly 3W Guitar Combo Amp:

                    I use it for home practice so I don't disturb the others in the home.

                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect Mini Amp!

                    By dalovering

                    from Atlanta, GA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Good Warmth
                    • Portable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practice

                      Comments about Blackstar Fly 3W Guitar Combo Amp:

                      This little amp sounds great! I needed an amp to practice with at my apartment. I have a Backstar HT40, but it is way too loud to use in my apartment. This little thing has a similar control feel, nice tone, and ideal volume for practicing in an apartment.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great for what it is meant for

                      By Megadeth fan

                      from Spring, Tx

                      About Me Novice

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Warmth
                      • Portable
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                      • Limited Functions

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Blackstar Fly 3W Guitar Combo Amp:

                      I bought this because I live in an apartment and I wanted to brush up on my skills, it's not the best for metal by any means but it does the job. i haven't hooked up a pedal to it yet but i plan on trying it out soon. If you need a practice amp that is portable I don't think the their is a better option available on the market.

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