Blackstar has teamed up with blues ace and frequent collaborator Jared James Nichols to create a new desktop practice amp, the JJN 3.
A limited-edition offshoot of the company's lightweight Fly 3 series, the three-watt JJN 3 boasts a comprehensive set of features, including two channels, a built-in delay circuit and an MP3 input for jamming along to external audio sources.
Also featured is Blackstar's patented ISF EQ function, which offers a blend of both the tight, percussive characteristics of American amps and the warm, crunchy tone of their British counterparts.
Other features include a speaker-emulated output for listening through headphones or using a direct signal, and an overdrive toggle, which here has been aptly named ‘Blues Power’.
Additionally, the amp is expandable, meaning guitarists can add a secondary Fly 3 to create a six-watt stereo rig.
Visually, the JJN 3's grille cloth is decorated with a lightning bolt on its left-hand side, and ‘BPMF’ in the bottom right corner, an acronym for one of Nichols' catchphrases, ‘Blues Power Motherfuckers’.
The compact amp retails at £79 (approx. $100). For more information, head to Blackstar (opens in new tab).