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reverendrob
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We all want

our time in hell
Jul 24th, 2017 11:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's not intended to be a controller for anything.

Use it as normal (as effects), if you use it at all.



willie
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Too Near Atlanta GA

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Jul 25th, 2017 07:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

$199 is the mfg MAP for the Katana 50.

w

5Strats
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GospelBilly!
Jul 25th, 2017 08:46 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Right, the Katana 50 is flat out amazing, considering the price.

Leftee
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VA

Jul 25th, 2017 09:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You guys are making me want to bail on my modded Vypyr.

Curse you!

BrentD
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By Grabthar's Hammer, what a savings.
Jul 25th, 2017 11:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You guys are making me want to bail on my JTM45!

telewired
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counting it all joy
Jul 25th, 2017 01:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Rev--I am using the ME80 into my Super Reverb but this Katana is really great and easy to navigate---well sort of--
where do you live--I will hire you to teach me about the boss stuff---I am not too good at learning from videos but hands on I can do well.

reverendrob
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Jul 25th, 2017 03:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm in the middle of nowhere in Idaho, and can't travel, so....

The thing is to just experiment with the software.

You're not going to screw anything up. You can't.

If you manage to wreck things, somehow, you factory reset the unit, start over!

LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

Motorcycles, Guitars, and Golf
Jul 27th, 2017 05:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

How well does this amp accept pedals? Gain? Delay? Compressor?

reverendrob
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Jul 27th, 2017 05:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It should do a fine job (if I needed another amp, I'd have two already) - Roland is always spot on for that.

willie
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Jul 28th, 2017 07:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Can't really imagine why you'd need external effects with this amp platform...

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LeftyMeister

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Jul 28th, 2017 07:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Versatility for playing live?

Leftee
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Jul 28th, 2017 08:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I can see that, Rocky. Sometimes your live playing situation is fluid and dynamic. I know in our church it's Kempler modelers and a pedal board for effects. They have to be ready for direction changes.

LeftyMeister

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Jul 28th, 2017 10:46 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yep!

LeftyMeister

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Jul 29th, 2017 12:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I stopped by GC today to check out the Katana. Surprisingly, they had a demo that I could play for about an hour. I only played with the knobs and didn't get into the presets. In short, it was good, especially for $200, but I wasn't ga-ga.

The crunch channel was really nice, and the delay and reverb were good. I spent a lot of time on the clean channel. While it was fairly good, it would never be mistaken for a tube amp.

I went there with every intention of walking out with one, but it was basically comparable to my Vox AD30VT, which to me sounds more tube-like. If I didn't have the Vox, or if it ever fails, I could see myself picking up a Katana for home use.

5Strats
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GospelBilly!
Jul 29th, 2017 02:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There aren't any presets, that's one of the cool things about the Katana. No stupid menus and 100 useless presets.

LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

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Jul 29th, 2017 02:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What are Channels 1 & 2?

(This message was last edited by LeftyMeister at 04:22 PM, Jul 29th, 2017)

Mike DeTorrice
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Jul 29th, 2017 04:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

A Boss rep mentioned quite a while back, that to get the best tube-like response from the Katana's speaker/amp interaction design, one might want to initially set the Power Level to the room or location/situation, run the master very high, set the channel gain to taste and then use the channel volume control to actually adjust volume.

Mike

LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

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Jul 29th, 2017 06:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That was my experience too. On the clean channel, I had the Master and Gain cranked and used the Volume to taste. There was no breakup with the Gain dimed.

walshb
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Jul 30th, 2017 12:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well, I was getting all excited until I read Lefty's posts. ;)
But then again, I've heard willie's (ex) Blues Cube in person, and in a band (jam) situation, it sounded fantastic! Aren't they almost the same amp?

5Strats
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GospelBilly!
Jul 30th, 2017 12:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Channels 1 and 2 are to store two of your favorite settings.

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