Updated on October 20th, 2023
Made some major updates to this page, including new formatting and condensing material to make it easier to read. All the best guitar amps with Bluetooth, the top four and the full list, has remained the same.
The best guitar amps with Bluetooth are a bit of an enigma. They're mostly found in smaller, portable amps, but we've actually spotted some high wattage tube amps that have some kind of Bluetooth support as well. Don't ask me to explain that, because I have no idea how that technology can work. Bluetooth and tube amps should not be able to work together. Amps that support a USB connection are far more common.
But most of the Bluetooth amps are solid state and/or some kind of digital modeling processor. I've listed four of the best guitar amps with Bluetooth (my top picks) and then everything I was able to dig up. Note that I did not look among the following:
- Lesser-known boutique brands
- Used markets
- Discontinued or past amp models
If you know of a guitar amp with Bluetooth that could be added to this list, feel free to leave it in the comments section below. We'll add the amp and then credit you at the top of the page.
Read more: Best guitar amps overall
Best Guitar Amps with Bluetooth (our top four picks from the list)
These are the four amps we like the most from the entire list. Though, keep in mind, these are subjective recommendations that may or may not work for you. If you want to compare your options, use the buttons in the table.
Marshall CODE 50
Diezel VHX 100
Hughes & Kettner Black Spirit 200
Fender Mustang LT50
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Compare More Amps
You can search our database for more amps to compare to the four in the above table, with or without Bluetooth. They'll show up in the comparison bar at the bottom of this page. We don't have everything, but we have a lot, and we're continuously adding to it.
Full List of the Best Guitar Amps with Bluetooth
These are all the current models I could find. Again, boutique brands and past releases might be available that me and my researcher missed. If you know of one, please feel free to hit us up in the comments section.
- Positive Grid Spark Combo Amp
- Positive Grid Spark Mini
- Positive Grid Spark Combo Pearl
- Yamaha THR30 II
- Yamaha THR10 II
- Fender Mustang GTX 100
- Fender Mustang GTX 50
- Marshall CODE 50
- Marshall CODE 25
- Blackstar Fly 3
- Peavey Vypyr X2 40
- Boss Katana Air
- Diezel VHX 100
- Hughes & Kettner Black Spirit 200
- Hughes & Kettner Black Spirit 200 Combo
- Revv Generator 120 MKII
- Revv Generator 100P MKII 120
Are the smaller Bluetooth amps any good?
I personally don't like smaller amps like the Yamaha and Positive Grid combos. They're typically utilized for portability and practice and shouldn't be used as a primary source of amplification. That said, everyone's situation is different, and a practice amp with Bluetooth might be exactly what you're looking for. My preference is to go a different route, but if you want the Bluetooth feature, smaller amps make up the bulk of your options.
Is there a significant difference between a Bluetooth and USB amp connection?
An amp with a USB connection needs to be physically connected to your computer via a USB cable. This also means you cannot connect the amp to a photo or tablet. Bluetooth compatibility allows you to make this connection without any wires. It also makes the phones and tablets work great. If you want to use some of the amp modeling and effects applications on your mobile devices, the Bluetooth connection is your best bet.
Why you might need an amp with Bluetooth
A guitar amp with a Bluetooth connection would be used for the following:
- Amp modeling and effects processing mobile apps (iPhone, iPad, Android)
- Smaller practice environments
- When a USB connection to a desktop or laptop computer is not an option
The main focus of your investment will be on whether or not you want to make use of mobile apps for amp modeling and effects processing. That's the biggest question you'll need to answer.
Why you might not need an amp with Bluetooth
The inverse of that is also true. If you aren't really focused on apps or smaller amps, it might make sense to abandon the Bluetooth feature. If you avoid Bluetooth, there are a ton of better tube and solid state amps to choose from.
What will compatible applications and software control on your amp?
What you can control differs depending on the amp and the application being used. Most of these amps have their own native app that control the following:
- Channel selection
- Effects selection and settings
- Amp models
- Onboard EQ
I can't verify the compatibility of third-party software like AmpliTube with Bluetooth amps. I do know that Bluetooth headphones have an issue with latency, which makes them incompatible with AmpliTube and similar software.
What's the best-value amp from this list?
I'd probably recommend the Marshall CODE 50, despite some of its shortcomings. You can checkout my review for all the details.
Read the full review: Marshall CODE 50
For a balance of cost and quality, the CODE 50 is a good place to land. The Hughes & Kettner Black Spirit also comes in at a good price point, though it's more expensive than the CODE 50.
What's the nicest amp on this list?
The Diezel VHX 100 is far and away the nicest amp on this list. It's also the most expensive. If you can afford it, or any Diezel amp, have at it.
Read more: Best Diezel amps
Conclusion and more questions
Like I said, Bluetooth amps are pretty sporadic, but if that's what you're after, you've got some choices here. Always keep in mind that the right amp for you is highly dependent on variables that I can't account for. Moreover, this is just a list focusing on a particular feature and not necessarily a recommendation. In fact, I personally don't like Bluetooth as a guitar amp feature. But that's just me.
If you have questions about our list or you know of an amp with Bluetooth we should add, drop it in the comments section.
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