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Blackstar amPlug2 Fly headphone guitar amps

Blackstar amPlug2 Fly headphone guitar amps  ·  Source: Blackstar

Blackstar has just announced two new amPlug2 Fly headphone guitar amps, one for guitar and the other for bass. 

The guitar version has three channels – Clean, Crunch and Lead – and uses Blackstar’s ISF control and has nine built-in effects. These include  three choruses, three delays and three reverbs, so enough to make practise a little more fun than just a dull old dry guitar tone.

The bass version is slightly different – and in many ways more useful for bass players (funny that). Three channels are provided, Classic, Modern and Overdrive.

But there are also six rhythm loops including rock, funk, R&B, hip-hop, blues and a metronome, complete with tap tempo control. Of course, these could get a little boring, but something is better than nothing. And as bass needs to lock into drums, it makes a lot of sense to have these rhythms included in the bass version of the amPlug2 Fly.

Blackstar amPlug2 Fly headphone guitar amp controls and fold away jack plug

Blackstar amPlug2 Fly headphone guitar amp controls and fold away jack plug

Battery Power

Both Blackstar amPlug2 Fly models are battery-powered and use a foldable jack plug designed to fit any guitar body type. Blackstar cites 17 hours of battery life from a pair of AA batteries, which is pretty decent in my opinion.

They both remind me of the Vox amPlug 2 (affiliate link) just with a few Blackstar tweaks like the ISF and the bass rhythm section. Sometimes a simple product like this is all you need to carry with you for a spontaneous practice session. Of course, Blackstar also has numerous models in its Fly compact amp range, so if you need a little more from your amp but still need something easily portable, check out the Fly 3 Def Leppard edition.

RRP – USD 44.99 / GBP 42.99

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by Jef

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