Wow, with a snarky post that long, you'd expect at least something to be funny..The Waza amp release makes a lot more sense to me now.
By launching it first at that price point they show their ambition to compete with all the high quality offerings in that price range.
I suspect they never intended to release wide, who would at that price point? From a company that offers 99% very reasonably priced products for a big part of the market (and the vast majority of their customers is not 'into' products like us TGP readers).
I have never heard a WAZA amp, right now its not available on amazon, sweetwater has the head discounted from 3.6k to 2.6k. No customer reviews found, not that surprising for any amp at that price point.
In Germany it costs 2.6k before taxes, 3.1 after. You want to go full Waza, of course, so the 4x12 will cost 1.4k on top of that. At 4k, I am sure one can negotiate and get the 100$ tone cable for free.
So never having heard it, i would assume it is a good amp at least? Who wouldn't make a good amp at 4k? And Boss makes really decent stuff in the 500-1000 dollar range at least.
They definitely show they are of the same lineage in the design, both have the kanji letter, similar knob desings etc.. no wonder the waza is kinda chinzy looking (for that price).
That 'gen' of tone is soon available at (presumably) 200 bucks... I think the demoed tones are useful, duff showed off how it sounds with some crunch and mild gain settings, and how it sounds when not played in time. Could easily be a 300$ amp to my ears . And if the pricing structure is correct, there won't be much difference between the models outside of more speakers and the bigger power amp. Maybe for the top model they will throw in another 2$ knob and a 5$ processor!
Side note, I just noticed Sweetwater has the Roland Cubes (not Blues Cubes) very heavily discounted.Not even close.
112 50 watt combo $199
100 watt Head $349
112 110 watt combo $329
212 100 watt combo $499
At least that's what I've seen so don't hold me to it.
Interesting. On that video he says that the Tube Logic that's used in the Blues Cube amps is COSM based. But I've also heard and read that Roland claims the Blues Cube amps are absolutely not using any kind of COSM.
Now I'm curious to know which one is the real truth.
You can use BOSS FS-5U/5L for all of Katana series and Roland GA-FC for 100 watters. Check the "accessories" tab on product page.Any word on foot controllers for live use?