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5Strats
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GospelBilly!
Sep 7th, 2017 02:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

ps - The brown channel is from Boss' very expensive Waza amp line.

"They're not chasing the upgrade dragon like Fender etc."

Thank you! Line 6 has (IMHO at least) headed south since the POD 2.0 and the Flextone II. I've tried every POD since the 1st one and have hated each one, particularly the latency issues, along with the amp models sounding terrible.


LeftyMeister

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Sep 7th, 2017 04:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I blame my GAS on Leftee dragging me to Guitar Center to demo a 100. It's a good thing we're saddled with doctor bills right now.

Leftee
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Sep 8th, 2017 02:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Me?!?!?!

That was *my* idea? ;-)

LeftyMeister

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Sep 8th, 2017 06:17 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

;o)


BrentD
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By Grabthar's Hammer, what a savings.
Sep 11th, 2017 01:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Man, you guys have me tempted. I sold an unused bass amp and the guy at one place in town said he'd sell a new 100 for $263.

telegib

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Sep 11th, 2017 08:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Grab it.


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Sep 11th, 2017 10:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That is a killer deal. You sure there's a speaker in it?? ;-/>

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Sep 12th, 2017 05:39 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The more I am tempted, the more I shop. The head seems like it would be the model for me. What cinches the deal? The internal speaker.

BrentD
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By Grabthar's Hammer, what a savings.
Sep 13th, 2017 07:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

He's on tour with a band for a couple of days, so I'm enjoying a cooling off period. I'll say something here if I jump on it.

thumbpicker
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Sep 13th, 2017 07:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Guitar center seems to have several of them used already. Not great discounts as they can't be too old. Seems odd to me but I'm pretty satisfied with the 50. I was afraid the 100 would be way too much.

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Sep 13th, 2017 10:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This is all very tempting, frankly. However, in the last few days I've used the $$$ for various hurricane, disaster and earthquake donations. It'll have to wait...

I think they're still making more of 'em... ;-/)

telegib

Canada

Sep 16th, 2017 04:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I received my Katana head today and I will say that I pretty impressed.

However I want to test out everything before submitting my full review.

Stay tuned.

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Sep 16th, 2017 08:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

May be a stupid question but it wouldn't be my first...
Why is the 100 head $20 more than the 100 1x12 combo?

reverendrob
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our time in hell
Sep 16th, 2017 09:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

A case of they'll sell less, it has the internal speaker, and additional capacity for those who want MIDI.

telegib

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Sep 17th, 2017 07:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"May be a stupid question but it wouldn't be my first...
Why is the 100 head $20 more than the 100 1x12 combo?"

Good question. Really don't know why they do this. It has an added presence control, midi out, and the internal speaker. I guess $20 more for these features ain't bad.

But the fact that there is less a cabinet and good 12" speaker should outweigh the price.

In any case if you have external cab/cabs the head is worth it. I just ordered an amp stand to accommodate both. See stand link below.

I will give a full review of pro's and cons of this amp in the coming days. I will tell you up front though that it's a great amp.

Head an cab amp stand

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Oct 4th, 2017 10:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Announcement:

BOSS has released version 2 firmware for Katana amps. This free update brings new effects, powerful signal-routing options, and much more to your Katana playing experience.
Katana Version 2 Features:
• Twice the number of Tone Setting memories
• Three Air Feel and Cabinet Resonance settings added for a more in-the-room feel and tone
• New MOD/FX Phase 90E and Flanger 117E effects
• SDE-3000 added to Delay Type
• New DELAY2, Patch EQ, and Global EQ effect modules
• Send/Return is now selectable for each individual Tone Setting value
• Setting the PC and CC numbers received by MIDI is now possible
• Added support for BOSS Tone Studio for Katana
• Reduced noise when switching effects
• Fix: No sound produced immediately after making a USB connection

Requirements for updating your Katana amplifier:
• Katana amplifier
• USB cable
• MacOS or OS X or Windows computer

HeavyDuty
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Oct 4th, 2017 10:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just saw that - nice!

Ayns

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Oct 4th, 2017 11:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think I'll probably dive in when my trusty MIII finally croaks.

HeavyDuty
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Not very bright but does lack ambition
Oct 5th, 2017 03:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Has anyone done the update yet? I probably won’t be able to until I’m back from my honeymoon at the end of the month.

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Oct 6th, 2017 07:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Was just in a local store yesterday: on Oct. 1 prices on these amps went up $20 each: the Katana 50 is not $219 and the Katana 100/112 is now $349, etc. ...

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