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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • Portable (19)
  • Excellent sound (16)
  • Warm / comfy (12)
  • Good power output (7)

Cons

  • Limited functions (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (6)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Practice (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (4), Novice (3)

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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Easy to backpack anywhere

Easy to backpack anywhere

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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pretty much the best portable amp for less than 70 dollars

By JUAN

from New York City, NY

Comments about Blackstar Fly 3W Guitar Combo Amp:

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.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great New Travel Amp

By Brett

from Germantown, WI

Comments about Blackstar Fly 3W Guitar Combo Amp:

I went into the Austin store planning on picking up the Marshall. The guitar sales guy recommended this one. He said he had one of his own and that it was a much better purchase. I took his advice and am very happy that I did. The tone is great. I pretty much travel most nights and it is perfect for the suitcase and hotel room. Great features like delay that you don't get on other mini amps. It can be loud or quite but always sounds great.

(4 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

good amp but

By barry

from tn

Comments about Blackstar Fly 3W Guitar Combo Amp:

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.

(3 of 3 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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Amp for the Bedroom or for Travel

By Passapatanzy Pete

from King George, VA

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Practice

Comments about Blackstar Fly 3W Guitar Combo Amp:

This is a great piece of gear for quick practice where you don't want or need the volume. The tone is awesome for the available volume. The delay effect works very well. Just keep in mind the application. This in no way duplicates a full size amp. It just gives low volume quality tone for a low price in a small size. The battery option makes it good for travel. I got about 8 hours worth of playing time out of my first set of batteries. If you will use this regularly, I highly recommend purchase of the power cord.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Satisfying portable mini amp

By This old man

from Arlington ,VA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Blackstar Fly 3W Guitar Combo Amp:

      Excellent portable miniamp, it really sounds good, has a distortion button, but also in clean ch you just increase the gain and it starts to distort same as a tube amp, it also features the isf knob and delay effect. this mini amp is not loud but it has a very decent level. Great if you are travelling, it has it all for room practice. Run it either with batteries or purchase the ac power cable ($20)

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Amazing clean sound

      By Mark

      from Kentucky

      Comments about Blackstar Fly 3W Guitar Combo Amp:

      I bought this looking for a better sounding practice amp for small places. I recently bought another one made by the O company that wasn't pleasing to my ears. This little guy has one of the sweetest clean sounds that I have found. Crystal clear, with a bell-like quality that surprised me for any amp this size. By varying the tone control, I discovered many very useable sounds. I can't say as much for the distortion feature, which is why I gave it only 4 stars. The distorted sound was definitely transistorized, but I would not hesitate to mike up this little guy up and record clean guitar from it. Another reviewer noted some distortion in the delay circuit which I have not noticed. I thought the delay sounded pretty good to my ears. As with all of these, the maker didn't include a power supply so batteries may become an issue. At least they don't recommend against using rechargeables, like some makers. I use an LP carved top double cutaway with Burstbucker pros.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

        (2 of 2 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.

          (2 of 2 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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            MUST HAVE!

            By MAD MARK

            from CINCINNATI, OH

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • PRACTICE
              • WRITING MUSIC

              Comments about Blackstar Fly 3W Guitar Combo Amp:

              MUST HAVE! I HAVE A VARIETY OF AMPS THIS IS MY GO TO FOR PRACTICE. SMALL SIZE WITH A SOLID PUNCH. SOUNDS GREAT PLAYING CLEAN BLUES OR ADD CRUNCH FOR CLASSIC ROCK INTO GRUNGE. HAS A NICE BUILT IN DELAY YOU CAN DIAL IN A LITTLE FOR REVERB OR A LOT FOR SOME SLAPBACK. EASY TO USE GREAT FOR NOVICE AND EXPERIENCED PLAYERS. THROW IN GIG BAG AND HAVE AWESOME TONES ANYWHERE. ALSO JAM WITH AUX INPUT TO YOUR FAVORITE SONGS.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Totally pleased with my Blackstar Fly

              By Marcomontedoro

              from Annapolis

              About Me Novice

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • AC adapter is a 6.5 Volt DC proprietary thing

              Best Uses

              • Home Practice
              • Travel

              Comments about Blackstar Fly 3W Guitar Combo Amp:

              I needed a small battery-powered amp for practicing in another room in my house and when on road or air trips. I have a headphone guitar amp and tried running that through a Bluetooth speaker, but it just wasn't right for me. I was going to buy one of those little replica amps and had never heard of the Blackstar Fly. The folks at Guitar Center suggested I check that out, too. I was instantly won over! This little gem runs on 6 AA batteries, which I can easily change or recharge (NiMH only!). Besides the guitar input, there is a headphone output and auxiliary input - handle for backing tracks from my Smartphone or computer. Controls include Gain, Volume, EQ, and Delay, and Delay Level. There is a button to engage Overdrive. While this has 3 watts and one 2" speaker, don't let that fool you. The sound is better than competitors having two speakers. Also, This Blackstar Fly has an add-on companion speaker for stereo and it can serve as a computer speaker, too. (I think a Bluetooth version is available.)

              Sound is greater than you would guess from this size.

              I carry this in a small camera bag. It works great!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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.

                  (1 of 2 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 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Mini but surprising sound. I would buy again.

                      By Midnight Jammer

                      from Dallas / Fort Worth

                      See all my reviews

                      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

                      Great product

                      By Jim the runner

                      from Israel

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Portable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events
                        • Mobile DJ
                        • Performances

                        Comments about Blackstar Fly 3W Guitar Combo Amp:

                        Great for portable uses
                        Good quality
                        Can't complain - great value for the money

                         
                        4.0

                        A basic very portable practice amp, delay a plus, cheap.

                        By Barry

                        from undisclosed

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Blackstar Fly 3W Guitar Combo Amp:

                        It's hard to review something on a highly positive note when being use to playing through a Fender tube amp, I'm not a purist, I just love the sound I get, that being said I can't fault this amp considering it's size and cost, despite the plastic case it feels very well built, my only negative with it and the reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because try as I may I can't conjure up the elusive sound that I was hoping I might get, the truth is, I can't get close to it, others will no doubt disagree with me on that depending on their musical preferences. My conclusion is that Blackstar has a sound of it's own, just as Fender, Marshall and Vox do, again, it's an individual preference.

                         
                        3.0

                        Online help was no help

                        By RussellArk

                        from NW Arkansas

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Does what I need from a little practice amp.

                        Cons

                        • Power supply separate but came with batteries

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Studio

                        Comments about Blackstar Fly 3W Guitar Combo Amp:

                        Easy to backpack anywhere

                         
                        5.0

                        Awesome little amp

                        By Solsurfet

                        from Oceanside, Ca

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Excellent Sound
                        • Good Warmth
                        • I bought this little amp because I had monmmmmmm
                        • Portable
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events

                        Comments about Blackstar Fly 3W Guitar Combo Amp:

                        I love this little amp, We have a park where I like to play down at the beach and with the sound of the people and the ocean it makes it hard to hear yourself playing, So I use it like monitor so I can hear myself playing, The 3w packs a big punch, With all kinds of feature's that I don't need to go into details, So buy one you won't be disappointed

                         
                        5.0

                        Small amp with big sound. Lot's of fun.

                        By DAVID

                        from undisclosed

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Blackstar Fly 3W Guitar Combo Amp:

                        Small amp with big sound. Lot's of fun.

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