Blackstar has put their Fly mini amp on a course of steroids, producing the Super Fly. This new enlarged model could be perfect for buskers everywhere.
Blackstar Super Fly
The new Blackstar Super Fly has an expanded set of controls when compared to its smaller sibling the Fly. This new larger version has separate channels for mic and guitar, with clean, overdrive and acoustic settings for the guitar input. Then each channel also has their own separate controls for both EQ and Reverb. Which is perfect for those wanting to perform, with a lightweight battery powered amp. In fact, it runs from eight AAs batteries or you can buy an optional but a rechargeable battery pack separately and with this, you can go for up to 15 hours.
The busker’s best friend?
The Super Fly can output 12-watts of power and does this via two 3″ full-range speakers, which should be enough for the desired applications of this amp. Blackstar has also included Bluetooth which means you can send a backing track to the Super Fly from your iPhone or smartphone etc
It has all the basics you need to get out and make music, it looks like it will be robust enough to handle it as well. I have a regular Blackstar Fly and it is great for those occasions when you don’t have room for a regular amp, but need to plug in your guitar and play. This new super version looks like an ideal companion for those wanting to make music anywhere and get heard above the noise on the street.
Blackstar has an optional padded carry bag, active extension cabinet (just like the regular Fly) and a top-hat adaptor for speaker-stand mounting all available for the Super Fly as well.
Blackstar has certainly been busy this year with new releases including the Studio 10 combos, HT20R MKII and HT-1R / HR-5R MK II models. This latest Blackstar Fly release could be my favourite of the bunch though.
RRP – Super Fly GBP 199 Extension Cab GBP 119
- Blackstar Super Fly control panel: Blackstar