Blackstar's FLY 3 Bass 3-watt combo amplifier packs huge low end and articulate highs into an cabinet that houses a single 3" full-range speaker. The FLY 3 Bass pumps an astounding amount of bass out of its tiny enclosure. Onboard overdrive and compression shape your tone exactly how you like it. And the line input and line/headphone outputs are indispensable tools for silent practice. The Blackstar FLY 3 3-watt, 1 x3" combo bass amplifier is so convenient it will quickly become your favorite practice tool.
The Fly 3 Bass combo amplifier exudes frighteningly huge bass tones for its diminutive size, with enough low end to satisfy any bassist. And despite being only three watts, this little combo amp is surprisingly loud. Now you won't have to make any tonal compromises when practicing at low volumes. Music Experience bassists are impressed with this colorful little powerhouse.
The Fly 3 Bass works for bassists of all styles and genres. Its onboard EQ control can take you from a warm and round thump to a cutting tone that begs you to grab your pick. An overdrive circuit does a great job of sounding like a raging tube bass stack. And the compression control evens out your attack, which can be especially appealing to slap-style players. Plus, if you need even more low end, you just push the Sub button to pile on the warmth.
The Fly 3 Bass excels as a bass practice tool and is simple to use when the inspiration to woodshed strikes. A line input accepts an 1/8-inch from a phone, laptop, or MP3 player, allowing you to play along with the songs you're working on. The 1/8-inch line output also functions as the headphone output and is speaker emulated — run this line right to an input on your recording device, and you're instantly sending great bass tones right to your track.
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 favourite 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 favourite tunes. The pair of them linked together create one of the best portable speakers, pc speakers or computer speakers to play your music through.
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 favourite tracks; the Speaker Emulated Output jack can also be used with headphones or for recording.
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 and incredible bass from a mini amp.
Countless hours were spent on the design of the cabinet to achieve 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’s Modulus of wood. This retains the bass response usually associated with a wooden cabinet.
FLY 3 also features Emulated Line Out, perfect for ‘silent’ practice or home recordings, keep your Blackstar tone no matter the volume.
Connect to the FLY 103 cabinet (sold separately) for a 6w stereo setup - perfect for use with your computer or any other device capable of being connected via the FLY 3's MP3 / LINE IN jack.
Under normal playing condition the FLY 3 Bass lasts for 55hrs of performance time on a single set of AA batteries.
The EQ control allows you to adjust the depth of the EQ curve for preferred tonal response, from relatively flat with a slight mid-range boost, through to a formed mid response with a cut at around 400Hz. The depth of mid-range cut is continuously variable between the two extremes. You will find that the combination of the two channels and the carefully voiced EQ result in a huge range of great bass tones.
COMPRESSION is used to subtly smooth out the dynamic range of an audio signal, therefore softening the peaks and attack, as well as boosting the volume of lower levels which then increases sustain. The compression ratio of the in-built compressor is variable so you can dial in exactly the response you want.
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 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.
|Number of Channels
|2 (clean/overdrive switch)
|1 x 3"
|Depth, SUB button
|1 x 1/4" (instrument), 1 x 1/8" (line in)
|1 x 1/8" (emulated out/headphones), 1 x RJ45 jack (extension speaker)
|6.5V DC power supply (sold separately) / 6 x AA batteries
|Manufacturer Part Number