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The FLY 3 is a compact mini amp with big TONE. Combining two channels, our patented Infinite Shape Feature (ISF) and a 'tape' delay, it's the perfect take-anywhere amp or set of portable speakers when combined with the FLY 103.

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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 Emulated Output 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. The pair of them linked together create one of the best portable speakers, pc speakers or computer speakers to play your music through.

"It's the tone that makes the Fly 3 such a resounding success; it sounds as good as practice amps four times the size"
Michael Brown - Reviews Editor - Total Guitar, Guitarist

Products In The Range

Not Just A Guitar Amp

A battery powered mini amp with MP3 input and recording abilities

  • FLY with Guitar

    A Mini Guitar Amplifier

    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.

  • Battery Powered Portable Speaker

    Battery-Powered Portable Speakers

    When you want to take your music with you, the FLY 3 can help you amplify it to the world! With its built in MP3 / LINE IN jack, the FLY 3 can be used with your phone, MP3 player, laptop, tablet, etc. as some portable speakers for your favourite tunes.

    Hours of research and development time was given to the FLY 3 and Fly 103 to make sure they give the ultimate sound from a mini amp so when you plug in your phone / MP3 player you get a full-bodied sound that you expect from top quality portable speakers. Capable of being battery powered means you can take your FLY 3 with you wherever you go.

    The FLY 3 is battery powered and has a competition beating battery life (when set at around half volume) meaning you can listen to your tunes or play your guitar for multiple hours on a single charge. (Single-use batteries included)

  • Fly Mini Guitar Amp Stereo Setup

    Stereo Computer Speakers

    When connected to the FLY 103 cabinet (sold separately), you can use the FLY 3 to create a set of pc speakers or computer speakers - perfect for use with your computer and any other device capable of being connected via the FLY 3's MP3 / LINE IN jack. Let the sound from the FLY 3 and FLY 103 surround you as you surf the web! The FLY 3 and FLY 103 create a set of loud, pc speakers to watch films on, listen to music and they are of a quality that you would expect from some of the best pc speakers.

    The stereo setup of the FLY 3 and FLY 103 also sounds great when used with your guitar - you can also jam along to your favourite tracks in stereo when plugging an MP3 player, phone, laptop, tablet, etc. to the FLY 3. Using both the FLY 3 and FLY 103 in conjunction means you have a great sounding stereo mini guitar amp to sit and practice with while jamming to tracks.

Attention To Detail

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

Blackstar Fly Detail

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 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.

A multitude of uses

A mini amp, portable speakers, pc speakers and more...

Learn On The Fly
Practice at sensible volumes at home View Larger
Grind On The Fly
Listen to tunes while in the skate park View Larger
Serenade On The Fly
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BBQ On The Fly
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Festivals On The Fly
Timeout in your tent at festivals View Larger
Surf On The Fly
Stereo speakers for your computer View Larger

Get down to your local Blackstar dealer to get your hands on the FLY 3

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Technical Specification

All you need to know about the FLY 3

General
Product Range Fly
Model Fly 3
Technology Type Digital
Electronics
Wattage 3W
Inputs 1 Guitar Input plus MP3/Line In
Controls Gain, OD (Overdrive), Volume, ISF (Infinite Shape Feature), Delay Level, Delay Time, MP3/Line Input, Speaker Emulated Output & Headphones
Channels 2 Channels - Clean, Crunch
Speakers
Speaker Size 3"
Speaker Rating 4ohms, 5W
Valves
Pre Amp Valves N/A
Power Amp Valves N/A
Dimensions
Weight 0.9KG
Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth) 170mm x 126mm x 102mm
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