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    I used to be jealous of my friends that had Trace Acoustics compact guitar amps. Wished there was a way to get a 5" cube that sounded like 2 - 15" speakers. The Fly3 Bass pack doesn't sound like a 15" speaker but it's even smaller than the Trace Acoustics amps.

    katysax, kohanmike, I ordered the Fly3 Bass pack from Amazon based on your reviews. I had to strap my 80's-era Roland SuperCube Bass amp & Peavey Dyna-Bass onto a dolly & push it a block to get to one ukulele gathering. Now I can carry my amp in a shopping bag! Intend to use it for a gig next month.

    While waiting for it to arrive, I saw it at a music store & thought 'it's not gonna work - it's waaaay too small'. After unboxing the pack & trying it at home, thought to myself, it's not loud enough. However, it worked fine when I took it to a ukulele group session.

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    Good for you Ampeep. I have a Chinese 10w with a 4.5" speaker and the Fly 3 out does it hands down.


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    I would have thought that 10 watts with a larger speaker would be louder. I envy your Carvin 200 watt rig; must sound impressive! Guess you'd NEED to wear earplugs!

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    Likely the 4.5" is terribly inefficient. It might be worth replacing with a better 4.5" driver. Sadly this is the only 4.5" i see at parts express: http://www.parts-express.com/replace...1-ohm--290-922

    ugh 1 ohm but 91.5db sensitivity..... looks like there's more options at 4"
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    Not worth it, I'm going to give it to my friend who recently started playing harmonica (I inspired him) and wants a small practice amp.


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    Really usefull thread, thanks. I had already decided to get the Fly 3 Bass later this week but now I'm confident it will fit the bill for practice and club sessions and it will save my taking my Laney AH40 and running mains across the room we use.
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    My friend gave me a Peavey Max 126 bass amp & I thought - good, I can use that when I need something bigger than my Blackstar Fly 3 Bass pack but less than my Roland. The Peavey has a 6 1/2" speaker & 10 watt output; was really surprised to find that the Blackstar had more bass/midrange was also louder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ampeep View Post
    My friend gave me a Peavey Max 126 bass amp & I thought - good, I can use that when I need something bigger than my Blackstar Fly 3 Bass pack but less than my Roland. The Peavey has a 6 1/2" speaker & 10 watt output; was really surprised to find that the Blackstar had more bass/midrange was also louder.
    About a month ago I bought the same amp from Sweetwater for in home practice, but it was bad out of the box so I returned it and now only use the Fly3.


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    kohanmike, surprised that you bought the same amp & came to the same conclusion. Thought you would have used your Double Four for home practice.

    I liked how the Peavey looked w/ the chickenhead knobs & because it's a lot bigger than the Fly, was expecting good things from it. Peaveys that I've used over the years haven't had the best sound but they were always LOUD.

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    There's a new Vox Adio Air BS 50W 2x3 Bluetooth Modeling Bass Combo Amplifier. I think this may a nice amp being that it is 50W it's also battery powered. It's suppose to be available next month. Looks like it will be selling for around 300.00
    I like that it's 50 watts. You probably can't play it with a drummer but it should be fairly loud. I've not been able to find any sound samples yet.



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