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Blackstar Guitar Combo Amp Review

Blackstar First Impressions

"Well, not this time."

Replaced a Fender Mustang I v2 with it. All in all, a great learning tool. This amp is so good, it changes my technique. Anyone that has played this amp knows it is loud! Easy to figure out and use, right out of the box.

  • Editor's Impressions Of The Blackstar

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Blackstar Final Thoughts


It is most definitely a vintage style amp though. All in all, good deal for the price! This is my new favorite thing. Don't be afraid to crank it all the way up. Love the lights on pedal switches.

Overall Score

(23 Points)
  • Blackstar Features & Specs
  • BLACKSTAR AMP: Combining two channels, tape delay, and the innovative Infinite Shape Feature, the Blackstar Fly 3 is a great-sounding, portable, battery-powered guitar combo amplifier. It makes a great traveling companion, too!
  • COMPACT AMP: Although it's ridiculously tiny, the 3-watt Fly 3 packs a mighty punch with huge tone, even at low volumes.
  • SHAPE FEATURE: You can infinitely change the sound of the Fly 3, thanks to Blackstar's patented Infinite Shape Feature, and its onboard tape delay effect gives your playing a distinctive resonanc
  • OTHER FEATURES: Complete with an MP3/line-in jack and an emulated headphone output, you can't help but love practicing with the Fly 3.
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Blackstar 3 Watt Battery Powered Guitar Amp and KIRLIN 10-Feet Straight to Right Angle Instrument Cable

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