I have a large collection of small battery powered guitar amps. I kind of collect them. They are all cool little miniature amps that generally look like the real ones. They all work on a battery.

When I saw that Blackstar brought out the Fly I ordered one. It fit the others in my collection, a mini version of the Blackstar amp. Well I was pleasantly surprised when I received this small $59 amp. It looks like a toy, but it is built and sounds like a real amp! Turns out that Blackstar was not out to make a novelty item with the Fly. This tiny amp is a great little bedroom amp with digital delay.

The Blackstar Fly is 3W combo mini amplifiers. 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 1×3″ extension cab, and turn your rig into a 6W stereo setup that’s also perfect for playback of your own music library.


  • Power: 3W (solid state)
  • Two channels
  • Speaker: 1×3″ Blackstar design
  • Infinite Shape Feature
  • Built-in digital delay
  • DC- or battery-powered
  • Aux. in
  • Headphone out
  • Emulated line out