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Blackstar Fly 3 Mini Battery Guitar Amp

Code: 631503
  • £70.00
  • (Delivery from £2.95)

The FLY 3 is a compact mini amp with big TONE. Combining two channels, Blackstar's patented Infinite Shape Feature (ISF) and a ‘tape’ delay, it’s the perfect take-anywhere amp.

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The FLY 3 is an innovative, cutting edge 3 watt mini amp which combines two channels, tape delay and the Blackstar patented Infinite Shape Feature (ISF) to create the perfect compact and portable guitar amplifier. It packs a punch with big TONE, even at the lowest volumes.

The ISF allows you to infinitely change the sound of your FLY 3, which gives you endless possibilities on the tone of your amp. The FLY 3 also features tape delay effects, allowing you to make your amp output resonate during play.

The FLY 3 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 favourite tracks; the MP3 / LINE IN jack can also be used with headphones. Capable of being battery powered, you can take the FLY 3 with you wherever you go.

You can combine the FLY 3 with the FLY 103 (sold separately) to create a 6 watt guitar amp setup which creates a stereo effect when playing your guitar or listening to your favourite tunes.

 


NOT JUST A GUITAR AMP
A battery powered mini amp with MP3 input and recording abilities



Tired of moving your large amp around? The FLY 3 combines awesome tone, tape delay effect and ISF controls with a lightweight and compact 3 watt guitar amplifier to give you the perfect mini guitar amp that you can take anywhere.

The FLY 3 is a compact mini amp with big functionality and output - the simple yet comprehensive control set allows you to change the sound of your amp with controls for Gain, Equalisation via the Blackstar patented ISF, Delay Time and Delay Level.

Whether you’re looking for your first guitar amp or looking for a portable mini battery powered amp, the FLY 3 is an essential tool for any guitarist - get in touch with your local Blackstar dealer today and get The Sound In Your Head …ON THE FLY.

ATTENTION TO DETAIL
Designed and developed by the team that brought you Artisan and Series One



Rather than just being focussed on its look and compact size and ultimately sacrificing the quality of sound, the FLY 3’s unique design delivers the same tonal balance and feel of a larger guitar amp even at very low volumes.

Countless hours were spent on the design of the cabinet to achieve to give a sonic performance not normally found in a mini amp. The housing is sealed and tuned to ensure optimum tonal response and the material used has been mathematically modelled to have the Young modulus of wood. This retains the bass response usually associated with a wooden cabinet.

The use of a full range driver has the benefit of removing the requirement for a crossover and the negative sonic impact that crossover can have on guitar tones. PC monitors usually have a sub-woofer which can muddle up the guitar tone, while near-field monitor have a crossover in the 2~3kHz region which is where the key part of a guitar’s overdrive tone occurs.

The use of a full range driver eliminates the need of a sub woofer. This has the benefit of removing the requirement for a crossover and the negative sonic impact that can have. The key part of a guitar’s tone occurs in the frequencies that are normally affected by a crossover and for music playback the performance is similar to nearfield monitors.

Specifications

  • 3 Watts
  • 2 Channels – Clean and Overdrive
  • Patented ISF (Infinite Shape Feature)
  • Digital ‘tape’ delay effect
  • MP3 / Line In for jamming along or listening to music
  • Emulated Line Out for ‘silent’ practice or recording
  • 3" speaker producing true Blackstar tones
  • Battery or DC powered
  • Revolutionary sonic performance
Technical
What's the difference between Valve and Solid State Amps?

Valve or Tube amps use vacuum tubes to derive amplification where solid state uses electronic transistors. Valve amps generally cost more money as they are a more complex build and require more maintenance than their solid state brethren. Tubes usually give you a smoother response than solid state does but, don't count out the solid state yet. Solid state amps have been around since the 60's and have improved greatly over the years. Solid state amps are generally cheaper and much lower maintenance and therefore are more reliable when performing. Ultimately it comes down to personal preferences. Both types of amps are used regularly by professional musicians alike. 

What does ISF do on Blackstar Amps?

ISF is a tone feature exclusive to Blackstar. Infinite Shape Feature or ISF basically will shift your tone between the "American" setting and the "British" setting. The American setting is tighter, more focused, and percussive where the British setting is woodier, warmer and has a softer crunchy breakup. You can adjust this feature to your personal mix between the two settings.

What is amp modelling?

Amp modelling is basically where one amp recreates the sound of another. As some amps can be quite expensive, amp modelling is a less expensive option to get a similar sound. Amp modelling is a growing technology but, has not yet perfected exact emulation.

What is the difference between Overdrive and Distortion?

Overdrive is literally what you get when a tube is pushed beyond its voltage limits causing a clip in the top of the waveforms resulting in a slight warm, fat and sometimes, sizzly tone. Overdrive pedals recreate that tone. The harder you strum, the angrier it sounds, so to speak. Distortion basically adds more clipping stages than overdrive and therefore has a more distorted tone. The more clipping stages added the more distorted the tone is. There is less definition with distortion as there are more overtones created because of the hard clipping. 

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Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 1 rating.
September 21, 2020 | Keith Mackenzie
Blackstar Fly 3 Mini Battery Guitar Amp

Blackstar fly 3 is a fantastic little amp. Great sound, very portable, easy to use and good battery life.

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