Summer NAMM 2019: Blackstar debuts amPlug2 Fly headphone guitar amps

Blackstar amPlug 2 for guitar and bass
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Summer NAMM 2019: Blackstar has brought its popular Fly 3 mini guitar amp to the amPlug format in both guitar and bass incarnations.

Impressively, both amps offer a wealth of tones. The guitar version packs three channels (clean, crunch and lead), plus Blackstar’s ISF control and nine built-in effects: 3x chorus, 3x delay and 3x reverb.

Opting for the bass edition gets you three channels (classic, modern and overdrive), plus six rhythm loops (rock, funk, R&B, hip-hop, blues and metronome), complete with tap tempo control.

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The battery-powered amps feature a foldable jack plug designed to fit any guitar body type, and offer up to 17 hours of battery life from a pair of AAs.

Blackstar’s amPlug 2 Fly Guitar and Bass are available now for $44.99/£42.99 each. Head over to Blackstar Amps for more info.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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