These are 7 of the best Bluetooth guitar amps and wireless guitar amps ideal for practice at home as well as gigs that require Bluetooth connectivity for backing tracks.
These days we don’t want to be restricted to a guitar lead keeping us close to our amp or have to deal with complicated set ups just so we can stream music/backing tracks – which is why we’ve compiled our 7 best bluetooth guitar amps.
These are some of the best amplifiers that can be played wirelessly through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and can also act as a Bluetooth speaker for guitar, allowing you to stream music, play backing tracks or, with the aid of a wireless receiver, play guitar without the use of a guitar lead.
1. Blackstar Super Fly Bluetooth Guitar Amp
The Blackstar Fly series of amplifiers is already an incredibly popular line of guitar amps, so it made sense that they’d bring out one of the best Bluetooth guitar amps available today. The Blackstar Super Fly Bluetooth Guitar Amp takes all the portability of the Fly series and includes Bluetooth functionality so you can stream your music wirelessly from your smartphone or Bluetooth enabled device/PC/laptop.
As a Bluetooth speaker for guitar, it’s got an incredible range of tone considering its small size. The 2-channel design features a combi input that can accept an XLR or line level instrument as well as a guitar input that is switchable between acoustic and electric. The latter channel also features an overdrive function so you can really dig in when you’re jamming. Both channels feature independent EQ and reverb controls so you can sculpt your tone. Perfect for buskers and those who need something for jamming on.
2. Boss Katana Air Guitar Amplifier
The Boss Katana Air Guitar Amplifier is quickly becoming one of the go-to Bluetooth guitar amps for musicians who need something for jam sessions and practice at home. This fits easily in our blog as it’s actually the first wireless guitar amp that makes set up and impromptu jams a breeze.
In terms of sound, the Boss Katana Air Guitar Amplifier has 5 unique amp models built in and provides integrated access to 50 Boss Effects via the Boss Tone Studio App. It’s also a stereo amplifier with up to 30 watts of power, so it’s loud enough for jams at home and practice sessions.
The wireless part is where this amp really shines. This is a great Bluetooth speaker for guitar playing as it includes a custom wireless transmitter that plugs in to your guitar and instantly talks to the amp as soon as you move the guitar. Simply leave the transmitter in the guitar and the amp will wake up when you pick your guitar up. Bluetooth connectivity not only allows you to connect to the Tone Studio app and change parameters wirelessly, but also allows for streaming of music and backing tracks. The amp is also battery or AC powered for complete wireless freedom.
3. Fender Mustang GT 200 Combo Amplifier
The Fender Mustang GT 200 Combo Amplifier is one of the best Bluetooth guitar amps for professional players and those who want a complete gig worthy option full of tonal variety. As far as Bluetooth speakers for guitar go, this is up there with the best as it includes 200 watts of pure power busting out of 2 x Custom Celestion speakers – so it’s ideal for the stages and festivals of the world.
This is actually the worlds first wi-fi equipped amplifier too, so you can actually download updates and Fender artist created presets once you’ve finished playing with the 21 different amp models and 47 high quality effects already built in – directly to the amp.
It’s on our Bluetooth guitar amp list as the Fender Mustang GT (along with the others in the range) has built-in Bluetooth connectivity so you can stream music between sets or play along to backing tracks at shows. This is the professional level Bluetooth guitar amp you’ve been looking for.
4. Line 6 AMPLIFi 75 Guitar Amplifier Combo
Next up we have the completely unique Line 6 AMPLIFi 75 Guitar Amplifier Combo. The Bluetooth connectivity has two different functions with this amp. On one hand you can connect your Android or iOS device to the amp and use the AMPLIFi Remote app to change every aspect of your tone, create sounds from over 200 legendary guitar amp setups and use up to 8 studio quality effects at the same time.
On the other hand, you can use the Bluetooth connectivity to stream music and play backing tracks from your device. This makes it an incredible performance studio tool. One of the coolest features of the AMPLIFi remote app is the fact it can instantly tone match your favourite songs. Select any song in your music library and the amp will automatically provide matching tone selections via the cloud taking all the guesswork out.
Thanks to the massive 75 Watts of power and 5 -speaker stereo design, it’s an incredible sound system as well as a Bluetooth speaker for guitar playing.
5. Marshall CODE50 Combo Amplifier
The Marshall Code series is definitely one of the best Bluetooth amplifier options out there, and easily fits into the best modeling amp category too. We've chosen the Marshall CODE50 for this blog as its ideal for home, studio and live use.
If you’re struggling to choose between your favourite Marshall amp, whether it be a 1962 Bluesbreaker, JCM2000 or even a Silver Jubilee then you need this amp. Marshall have used their Marshall Softube Technology (MST) to effectively recreate all the tonal qualities, quirks and nuances of some of their most iconic amps, providing instant access to 14 MST preamps, four MST power amps and eight MST speaker cabinets so you can produce authentic Marshall sounds spanning decades.
There’s also 24 built-in pro-level effects, 5 of which you can use at the same time, including distortion, delay, reverb and modulation.
The Bluetooth connectivity allows you to connect your iOS or Android device to the Marshall gateway app and then directly to your CODE amplifier. With this connectivity enabled you can cycle through hundreds of sound presets, create your own amp set ups, effects chains and more via your device – no more running over to the amplifier to make changes.
Lastly, you have 50 watts of pure power busting out your own music or any music/backing tracks you might want to stream through the amp via Bluetooth. A great Bluetooth guitar amp that’s ready for the stages of the world.
- Marshall CODE25 Combo Amplifier
- Marshall CODE50 Combo Amplifier
- Marshall CODE100 - 100 Watt Guitar Amp Combo
- Marshall CODE100H - 100 Watt Head
6. Blackstar ID Core Beam Bluetooth Amp
The new Blackstar ID:Core BEAM amplifiers are some of the best Bluetooth guitar amps you can get your hands on thanks to the huge amount of voices built in, portability and price. At just over £200 you get two bass, six electric guitar, two acoustic and two acoustic simulator voices as well as a host of excellent effects. Ideal for guitarsists of all genres.
This is also the perfect Bluetooth speaker for guitar players who need to record, rehearse and stream music via Bluetooth. You can connect the Blackstar ID:Core Beam directly to your DAW via USB for instant recording, stream backing tracks and music to the amplifier and enjoy a whole host of world class tones with or without headphones.
Best of all, the amp is entirely portable, weighing in at a mere 4.8 Kgs so you can take it with you anywhere, use it as part of your home studio setup, and take it to guitar practice with ease.
7. VOX Adio AIR GT 50w Desktop Modeling Guitar Amp
Don’t be fooled by the size of VOX Adio AIR GT 50w Desktop Modeling Guitar Amp – this is a particularly powerful Bluetooth guitar amp that provides a startling amount of tone and power. We love this amp as the 2 x 3"stereo speaker system provides a massive sound that takes it from the desktop amp category and firmly places it into the realms of performance. The unique bass reflex structure, ported design and honeycomb structure speaker frame all contribute to the power, whilst the slanted design means the speakers are facing diagonally upward for that sweet spot sound.
The inclusion of VOX's proprietary VET (Virtual Element Technology) modelling technology means that the 11 built-in amp models respond exactly the way the original amp would, taking in all the nuances and dynamics of your playing.
This is one of the best Bluetooth amps as the Tone Room software allows you to connect your iOS or Android device to your amp via the App and make changes to parameters, customize amps and modify a total of 23 different amplifiers and 19 types of effects. You can also stream music and backing tracks too!
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