Gear Reviews

Blackstar Fly 3 Mini Amp awarded as “Top Gear”

TopGuitar is proud to announce that the Fly 3 Mini Guitar Amp from Blackstar was reviewed in the January issue of the magazine and received a “Top Gear” editors’ award this month. The product was delivered for review by Blackstar distributor in Poland, Sound Service.

Below are some excerpts from a successful review by gear department editor Maciek Warda, which may serve as reasons for the award:

“You may not be able to get the right scale from just looking at the pictures, but with its dimensions of 17 × 13 × 10 cm, Blackstar Fly 3 is almost a pocket amplifier. You can put it in any bag, backpack or cabin baggage, it weighs the same as two regular stompboxes, and its rounded edges won’t do no harm to any fabric it may have close contact with.”

“Regular use (let’s say half gain and half volume on battery power) will let you play for hours – enough to impress a girl, serve live music on a bonfire party till the break of dawn or practice every day during a one week travel.”

“Little Fly 3 eats all the competition alive when it comes to both crunch and hi-gain sound with all its fullness and honesty. If you want to get a small combo amp that will meet all your needs for home or outdoor and travel use, Blackstar Fly 3 is the only one to go for!”

The latest issue of TopGuitar magazine is available across Poland in Empik and Ruch press retail networks, in the online store (, and as mobile version for tablets and smartphones using iOS ( or Android ( operating systems.

Blackstar Fly 3 Mini Amp


Published since 2005 as a printed magazine, TopGuitar is a magazine of opinion for professional and amateur musicians. Since 2020 on a digital platform. Contain reviews of various guitar-related musical gear, interviews and original articles on world’s most popular artists, music reviews, event reports, guitar workshops and tips, the latest products and artist news. The Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Dariusz Domanski, a guitarist and academic teacher, doctor of musical arts.