Blackstar FLY 3 Mini Amp BK

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Electric Guitar Combo

  • Power: 3 W
  • Equipped with: 3" Speaker
  • 2 Channels
  • Built-in Delay
  • AUX-Input
  • Patented ISF tone control
  • Headphone and recording output with speaker simulation
  • Power supply via battery or power adapter (not included, optionally available: Article Nr 353113)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17.5 x 13.6 x 10.7 cm
  • Weight: 1 kg
available since October 2014
Item number 350399
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Power 3 W
Speaker 1x 3"
Channels 2
Reverb No
Effects Processor No
External FX Loop No
Line Input Yes
Recording Output Yes
MIDI Interface No
Connection for External Speaker No
Headphone Output Yes
Footswitch connection No
Incl. Footswitch No
Weight 1,0 kg
Speaker size 1x 3"
Headphone connection 1
Battery Operation in hours 20 h
Weight in kg 1,0 kg
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Crystal Clear, Full, Bright Tones in a Tiny Unit
Halina 18.05.2015
I had heard some great things about the Blackstar Fly 3 watt mini amp so I was very keen to try it. I was looking for the ultimate portable, battery operated guitar amp and I can confidently say, I think I’ve found it. This tiny combo has all the features you need for practicing and home performances. Its best asset is the lovely crystal clear sound it provides, which is in no way tinny.

The Fly 3 is a little smaller than the average box of 80 teabags. You can pick it up easily in one hand, making it extremely portable. The big sound is a surprise! The casing is well made; sleek and modern looking and the four main control knobs on the top (gain, volume, EQ and delay) are chunky and operate smoothly.

There are two channels, switchable at the touch of a button. I mainly use the clean channel. I have mostly played my Fender telecaster through the amp.I generally have the volume at about halfway up and the gain about a third. This is more than loud enough for me to sing along to, so that will give you some idea of the potential volume the Blackstar can put out. At this level, when I switch to the over-driven channel I get a nice, fairly subtle, crunchy sound with lots of bite. But of course, it can go a lot louder and more distorted than that. It really is quite amazing that these sounds come from this little box. You have to hear it to believe it.

The delay is of fantastic quality for a unit like this. I would say it is equal to using a good quality effects pedal. It ranges from a gentle reverb to a long very clearly defined delay.

I bought this amp about seven weeks ago and have used it a lot, yet it is still operating on the original set of batteries that come supplied with the unit, so I have felt no need to buy the power supply. I am keen to buy the extension speaker cab which turns it into a stereo unit, which must produce an even fuller sound.

Other features are a bright power on light (so you never leave it switched on by accident,) a headphone socket and a line in for an mp3 player. My tunes sound great through it and I also listen to audio books on it.

I just love the unique tone of this Blackstar amp. It’s very clear, bright and full. I’m a very happy customer.
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Cool little amp
JonnyK 17.08.2016
Obviously I only use it for practicing in my studio/office. It's so cute, very compact, light, easy to move.

Build: It's made of plastic, with a metal grill. Battery powered, and batteries seem to last quite a while.

Sound:
It sounds pretty great. It's got a lovely mid-range crunch to it, with a usable tone knob from dark to bright. There is a crackle/hiss though, and it's a little muddy, but it's not made for recording. For practice, it's fine. I use it on bass too. Delay is poor. Gets washed out easily, difficult to hear if it's there at all. PS, this thing is LOUD. I mean way louder than I thought it'd be.

Pro's:
Usable tones, usable features, batteries last long, compact, cool looking, loud-ish.

Con's:
Crackle/hiss, delay is poor, a little muddy.

All in all, I'd recommend this for the casual guitarist if you want an affordable, small amp to noodle around on that can be stored away in a drawer with ease. It's BY FAR the best of the pocket size mini amps on the market. It's not a toy, but it's not an amp either. It is what it is!

Check it out!
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I am impressed
Edg0414 15.05.2020
To be honest, I did not expect this amp to be so tiny.. and so adorable!

As a beginner musician, I want to practice as much as I can. And there are situations where you cannot lug around a guitar AND an amp around. This little amp that can is a lifesaver.

Sure, there are a lot of inexpensive amps for beginners nowdays, but this one packs a punch. While features are limited, it is more than enough for an aspiring musician.

It came with batteries, even though the listing said they would not be included, but this is definitely not a minus. Absolute must-buy!
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Great sound
Dutchy- 04.06.2021
I was a bit skeptical of purchasing this amp at first, I must admit. 'A battery powered amp that sounds good?', just didn't seem to make much sense to me. However. I am absolutely blown away. I recently moved into an apartment, so I didn't want to use a bigger amp and annoy all the neighbours. This amp is a godsend for that, it has a good level of volume, but would perhaps be lacking for a larger living space. Bedrooms and apartments are prime for this amp.

Great features, the gain could have been a bit more for my taste, but it's nothing a bit of overdrive can't fix! Delay is fine, as is Blackstar's ISF tone stuff. The switches and knobs feel like they're good quality, nothing is loose.

Of course it's a bit plasticy, nothing wrong with that for the price and the quality of the electronics inside though. Can't really find a fault with it for my usage. It really isn't that loud though, which is perfect for me, but some people may want something that's got a bit more power.

Overall great, good price, good quality, good controls. Can't fault it myself, especially for practicing at home in a small room. Batteries are meant to last a long time, although I can't comment on that as of yet. Highly recommended!
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