Blackstar Fly 3 Bass Mini Amplifier
FLY 3 BASS
FLY 3 BASS PAK
The FLY 3 Bass is a compact, innovative mini amp that gives you huge tone on the go. Combining two selectable channels, a continuously variable mid-cut EQ and compressor for ultimate control over your dynamics; it’s the perfect take-anywhere amp for your bass guitar, phone or tablet.
The FLY 3 Bass also comes with an MP3 / LINE IN jack built in, allowing you to connect to your MP3 player, mobile phone, laptop, tablet etc. and jam along to your favorite tracks; the Emulated Output jack can also be used with headphones.
You can combine the FLY 3 Bass with the FLY 103 to create a 6-watt Bass guitar amp setup which creates a stereo effect when playing your Bass guitar or listening to your favorite tunes. The pair of them linked together create one of the best portable speakers, pc speakers or computer speakers to play your music through.
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- 3-Watt compact mini bass amp
- 2 Channels – Clean, Overdrive
- 1 Bass Guitar Input plus MP3/Line In
- Gain, OD (Overdrive), Volume, EQ, Sub Control, Compression Ratio, MP3/Line Input, Speaker Emulated Output & Headphones
- Emulated Line Out for ‘silent’ practice or recording
- 3″ speaker producing true Blackstar tones
- Battery or DC powered
- Revolutionary sonic performance
GAIN CONTROL (PLUS OVERDRIVE SWITCH)
The GAIN control adjusts the preamp instrument level and also the amount of overdrive. When the Clean Channel is selected, low to medium settings will deliver a clean sound and as the Gain is increased clockwise the sound will gradually become more overdriven. When the Overdrive channel is selected (OD switch) there will be moderate overdrive at all Gain settings, which again increases as the control is turned clockwise.
The EQ control allows the user to adjust the depth of the EQ curve for preferred tonal response. Fully anti-clockwise is relatively flat with a slight mid-range boost, whereas fully clockwise develops a formed mid response with a cut at around 400Hz.
The COMP. control adjusts the compression ratio of the in-built compressor. With the control fully anti-clockwise the ratio will be 1:1, therefore effectively off. As the control is turned further clockwise then the compression ratio is gradually increased, depending on the signal level present.
The SUB control sets the level of a harmonic generator. This produces an additional low frequency tone that is mixed in with the normal signal. It gives the perception of increased low-end girth.
The FLY 3 mini guitar amp can be battery powered or when bought as a stereo pack, it can use the included power supply. It takes 6 batteries, preferably rechargeable.
MP3 / LINE INPUT
Use this guitar amp as an MP3 speaker or as a general speaker for your computer. Also use it to play along to backing tracks while practicing.
RECORD USING THE EMULATED OUTPUT
Record directly to your computer, or even run it through a PA. Use with headphones to practice when you need to keep quiet.
CONNECT AN EXTENSION CABINET
Turn the FLY 3 into a stereo mini amp by purchasing a FLY 103 extension cabinet and getting a 6W stereo sound. Use as your computer speakers, portable speakers when traveling as well.