Blackstar given its classic Fly 3 mini amp an ’80s makeover. The Neon version comes in three glaringly bright hues strongly reminiscent of Steve Vai’s JEM guitars you associate with Ibanez, coming in green, yellow or pink finishes. These new colours give the Fly 3 amp a retro style that’s certain to stand out on your desktop.
Blackstar Fly Neon
The Fly Neon can be run from either six AA batteries or an external power supply, with a power rating of 3 Watts. It’s got two channels – Clean and OD (Overdrive) – plus Blackstar’s ISF / Infinite Shape Feature that lets you morph the amp tone between American or British voicings using one control knob. Finally, you get a digital recreation of a tape delay to help add some depth to your tone.
The Fly Neon amps also feature an mp3/line input to play along with backing tracks. A handy headphone output for silent practise is onboard as well.
I own one of the regular plain black versions of the Blackstar Fly and it is actually a decent tone, given the diminutive format with only a 3″ speaker. For that size, it’s surprisingly loud. Overall, I rate the sound quality of the amp quite highly. I also find them super easy to dial in a good tone, whether clean or dirty.
If you want some neon ’80s colours in your life, then you these new Fly Neon amps could be just what you are looking for.
RRP – TBC
- Blackstar Fly Neon Green: Blackstar