Any guitar or bass player has guaranteed been in a situation before where you need to practice without disturbing your roommates, significant other, or neighbors. However, to some, the ability to do so has brought a major sacrifice to the tone you want to hear through the headphones — that is, until now. Blackstar, who has already made a major name for itself in guitar and bass amplification, is back with a brand new concept to solve both of these complications. The new Blackstar amPlug2 Fly headphone guitar amp plugs straight into the 1/4″ output jack of your guitar and delivers the rich tone that only Blackstar can deliver straight through to your ears.
The BlackStar amPlug2 Fly comes in two editions — one for electric guitar, one for bass. The guitar version includes three channel options: “Clean,” “Crunch,” and “Lead.” Each channel applies distinct tones directly to your output for the best suitable sound you are seeking. Additionally, the amplifier has a series of nine optional effects that can be applied — three chorus effects, three delays, and three types of reverb. On top of that, both editions include a series of six rhythm loops to play along with: including rock, blues, funk, R&B, hip-hop, and a basic metronome. At the top of the unit is an 1/8″ jack to plug in your headphones, and small wheels to select your gain, volume, and tone selection. Finally, a small button at the end allows FX control for guitarists, and a tap tempo, or rhythm selection on the bass edition.
In terms of power life, Blackstar claims that the amp will run for a life of 17 hours on two AA batteries, which is quite strong. If you have been searching a long time for a pocket headphone amplifier that brings you a quality tone and powerful battery life, you can preorder the amPlug2 Fly right now for just $45. If you want to learn more about what the Blackstar amPlug2 Fly has to offer, head over to its dedicated page on the Blackstar website, and if you are ready to place your pre-order early, you can do so over at its pages on Sweetwater — here for guitar, and here for bass. Either way, this is certainly an exciting new piece of gear for every guitarist and bassist out there, and we can’t wait to hear much more about it from all of you.