- Combines two selectable channels
- Built-in MP3 / line-in jack
- Overdrive channel is selected
- EQ control allows you to adjust depth
- Compression is used to smooth out audio signal
- Gain control adjusts the preamp level
- SUB control sets the level of a harmonic generator
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Blackstar FLY 3 Bass Combo Amplifier (Black)
The Blackstar FLY 3 Bass Combo Amplifier is a compact, innovative mini amp with big Tone. Combining two channels, a continuously variable mid-cut EQ, Sub control and compressor, it’s the perfect take-anywhere bass amp. Combining two selectable channels, a continuously variable mid-cut EQ, Sub bass and a compressor for ultimate control over your dynamics; it is the perfect take-anywhere amp for your bass guitar, phone, or tablet.
Built-In MP3 / Line-In Jack
The FLY 3 Bass also comes with an MP3 / Line-in jack is built-in, allowing you to connect to your MP3 player, mobile phone, laptop, tablet etc. and jam along to your favorite tracks; the Speaker Emulated Output jack can also be used with headphones or for recording. The pair of them linked together creates an amazing portable speaker system, for your PC or computer speakers to play your music through.
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.
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 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. The Volume control adjusts the overall volume of the amplifier, turning it clockwise will increase the level.