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Blackstar Amplification Club

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Daniel Piper, Aug 9, 2018.


  1. bhendrix

    bhendrix

    May 2, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Man - you've had a bad go of things of late. You're all over TB telling of returning gear left and right. Seriously, just never seen a guy have such bad luck. My two major GAS attacks this year - player series jazz and Blackstar U250 are flawless - loving them more every time I play them! Hopefully, you can settle into some gear you can be happy with - for the long term.
     
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  2. La Faro

    La Faro

    Jun 20, 2016
    On the Fly3, the Emulated out/Headphone out jack cuts out the main speaker when a jack isplugged in. The volume knob controls either's level.

    I currently have the Fly3 bass pair.
    I have the Fly3 guitar pair coming tomorrow.
    I'd like the option to have the bass play through all 4, with he guitar going though just two.

    The Unity120 is on my thoughts, but not for a while. Currently the 120 is the largest Unity available in Vietnam

    EDIT: I've asked this guy. Amps > Blackstar Fly 3 Mods : DIY Fever – Building my own guitars, amps and pedals
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2019
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  3. Yep - most people go through it at some point - I once had a run of bad gear luck involving EBMM, Mesa and GK all at once. Now there's three brands you don't normally hear about packing it in!

    Things sometimes don't work out. It is frustrating after putting a lot of hard earned $$ to have the object of your desire turn out to be a lemon.

    In other news - I am fairly close to pulling the trigger on the U250 powered extension cab to pair with my U500. The other thing I am considering doing is buying a second U500, and feeding it from the effects send of the first, into it's effects return.
     
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  4. bhendrix

    bhendrix

    May 2, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    I think you'd like the the fullness the 15 inch speaker would add to your rig - plus with extra 250 watts, you could get silly loud if you need it! I'd give the U250 a go first AND you'll save well enough to get a Fly 3! ;):thumbsup:
     
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  5. I see you are a man of culture! I will heed your advice. Really looking forward to completing the rig!
     
  6. StayLow

    StayLow

    Mar 14, 2008
    Plenty of 1x15 don't sound fuller than 2x10.

    Anyone tried it ... is it known for certain the Blackstar 1x15 sounds fuller?

    Even when coupled with the 2x10 combo?
     
  7. bhendrix

    bhendrix

    May 2, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    I demoed both the U500 and U250 combos prior to deciding on buying the U250. To my ears and for what I play, I preferred the the 15 inch speaker - my perception was a fuller tone. Ymmv! ;)
     
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  8. I’m sold.
     
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  9. bhendrix

    bhendrix

    May 2, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Once you pull the trigger, will require pics and detailed report on how your band mates now hate you cause your drowning them out! :roflmao:
     
  10. Oh a report the club shall receive!
     
  11. MeshuggahN8

    MeshuggahN8

    Feb 23, 2019
    Wgtn, NZ
    ** Old gear sold! (awaiting C.O.P) Not far off now lads! **
     
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  12. Yuss!

    What you gon' get?

     
  13. MeshuggahN8

    MeshuggahN8

    Feb 23, 2019
    Wgtn, NZ
    Just ordered U500+250ACT+FS12.
    Hold my beer.
     
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  14. The Man!

     
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  15. MeshuggahN8

    MeshuggahN8

    Feb 23, 2019
    Wgtn, NZ
    Bro, I'm getting some Hot-covers made for my rig, quick question, you have the FS-12/FS-13, what's the dimensions on the suckers? Getting pockets made for it and want to be able to chuck the footswitch in the pocket for the U500 and the FS13 and cables 'n'stuff in the pocket of the Ext cab. Blackstar site says: 336 x 37 x 73 (mm) for the FS-12, is this right? Does the high include the actual buttons? Sorry for the 50 questions mate!
     
  16. I’m at home at 5- I’ll give them a measure then! Has the amp arrived?
     
  17. MeshuggahN8

    MeshuggahN8

    Feb 23, 2019
    Wgtn, NZ
    Shot bro. Nah coming from all corners of NZ hey. Lol
     

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