Blackstar FLY 3 Bass
The Blackstar FLY 3 Bass is a compact, innovative mini amp that gives you a huge tone on the go. Combining two selectable channels, as well as a continuously variable mid-cut EQ and compressor for ultimate control. So it’s the perfect take-anywhere amp for your bass guitar, phone, or tablet.
GAIN CONTROL (PLUS OVERDRIVE SWITCH)
Featuring GAIN Control, the FLY 3 Bass adjusts the preamp instrument level and also the amount of overdrive. Select the Clean Channel and low to medium settings will deliver a clean sound. As you increase the gain, the sound will slowly become more overdriven. When the Overdrive channel is selected (OD Switch) there’ll be moderate overdrive at all Gain settings. Again increasing as the control is turned clockwise.
The FLY 3 Bass also gives you EQ control to adjust the depth of the EQ Curve for preferred tonal response. Fully anti-clockwise gives you a flat signal with slight mid-range boost. While fully clockwise offers a formed mid response with a cut sitting around 400Hz.
With COMP. control, the FLY 3 Bass adjusts the compression rate of the built-in 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 practising.
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.