BOSS KATANA 刀 amplifiers

berumen77

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you can easily solve this, by setting the spring sense very low. High levels of spring sense does'nt sound good.
Thank you gustavz and vtgearhead, I'll give it a shot. I usually don't use high levels of reverb except when messing with more ambient clean tones. I was playing with the Twin amp in the sneaky amps (playing Yellow Ledbetter/Hendrix type stuff) and put the spring reverb on and started hearing a kind of chirping with knob between 10-12 o'clock. For some reason it was on the high notes on treble strings and seemed to be random to where I couldn't replicate the noise hitting the same note.. Figured it was some kind of sensitivity thing with the preamp signal strength being so high with Volume on max and feeding the reverb module/chip. I may try also lowering the preamp volume and cranking the Master a bit more instead
 

beagle

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Ah but you missed the 50 is missing the effects loop and the 100 has a better sounding speaker. I would not want to do without the GA/FC foot controller and a mod would void the warranty. I think the 100 is still a bargain. The 50 has its place. But the 100 is the perfect spot between affordable and features.
If you don't need the effects loop and accept that the speaker in the 100 is different, not better, there's no point in spending all that extra money. I gigged with a one channel valve amp with no effects loop for over 20 years.
 

micycle

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Thank you gustavz and vtgearhead, I'll give it a shot. I usually don't use high levels of reverb except when messing with more ambient clean tones. I was playing with the Twin amp in the sneaky amps (playing Yellow Ledbetter/Hendrix type stuff) and put the spring reverb on and started hearing a kind of chirping with knob between 10-12 o'clock. For some reason it was on the high notes on treble strings and seemed to be random to where I couldn't replicate the noise hitting the same note.. Figured it was some kind of sensitivity thing with the preamp signal strength being so high with Volume on max and feeding the reverb module/chip. I may try also lowering the preamp volume and cranking the Master a bit more instead
That's one thing that has annoyed me ever since they started putting the spring reverb in their GT pedals (started with the GT8 I think?) Every time they release a new product with the spring reverb in it that's the first thing I check out to see if it's any better but nope, still has the annoying ping just like it did 10 years ago! You can sort of make it go away with some tweaking but I usually end up just using another type.
 

Scatabrain

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If you don't need the effects loop and accept that the speaker in the 100 is different, not better, there's no point in spending all that extra money. I gigged with a one channel valve amp with no effects loop for over 20 years.
I do need the loop. Today, as a boost. And I do think the 100 speaker is a lot better not just different.
 

stratohiker

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I considered it but, just need mucho clean headroom and as much punch/oomph as possible.
The 50 is a great unit for folks with more basic needs though.
 

frthib

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You're not alone. Have one and love it. Chapman from Anderton is really loving his too as it seem.

What I like is the closed nature of the amp.. No fx-loop, no speaker out so no distractions
 

JCW308

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Guys for the GA-FC on the Katana, the BOOSTER/MOD and DELAY/FX switches - are they actually set to only be able to turn on Booster and Mod together and Delay / FX together? I can't turn just the booster without turning the mod on, and I can't turn delay on without turning on the FX? I don't get it!

Thanks!
 
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I got a Katana 50 this week, it sounds pretty good clean through the speaker, but when I plug in headphones, the tone is completely different (and unusably bad). I’m not a huge fan of the onboard overdrive tones, so I plan to use pedals for that, but if I use pedals while listening through headphones the tone goes to mush. I’ll try to come up with a better description of what I’m hearing cause I realize I’m not giving much to go off of, but is there a trick to getting the tone to sound good through headphones? Also, I have the latest update (2.0.2 I think) so that shouldn’t be the issue.
 

mj6thbuif

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shame such little love for the 50, mine works perfectly for me
I have the head and the 50w combo. With regard to the K50, I still haven't found anything better for the money. I have had mine for almost a year now. I am still curious about the Peavey Bandit. Would love to compare the two as a pedal platform.
 

mj6thbuif

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I got a Katana 50 this week, it sounds pretty good clean through the speaker, but when I plug in headphones, the tone is completely different (and unusably bad). I’m not a huge fan of the onboard overdrive tones, so I plan to use pedals for that, but if I use pedals while listening through headphones the tone goes to mush. I’ll try to come up with a better description of what I’m hearing cause I realize I’m not giving much to go off of, but is there a trick to getting the tone to sound good through headphones? Also, I have the latest update (2.0.2 I think) so that shouldn’t be the issue.
I don't like the headphone out either. But then again, I've never liked the headphone out on any amp. For times I have to use headphones, using my Vox Amplug is just as good if not better than any amp headphone out I've ever tried.
 

dlguitar64

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Guys for the GA-FC on the Katana, the BOOSTER/MOD and DELAY/FX switches - are they actually set to only be able to turn on Booster and Mod together and Delay / FX together? I can't turn just the booster without turning the mod on, and I can't turn delay on without turning on the FX? I don't get it!

Thanks!
You are incorrect.It turns on/off booster OR mod and delay OR fx depending on which was active when you saved the channel
 

Ramboorider

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I got a Katana 50 this week, it sounds pretty good clean through the speaker, but when I plug in headphones, the tone is completely different (and unusably bad). I’m not a huge fan of the onboard overdrive tones, so I plan to use pedals for that, but if I use pedals while listening through headphones the tone goes to mush. I’ll try to come up with a better description of what I’m hearing cause I realize I’m not giving much to go off of, but is there a trick to getting the tone to sound good through headphones? Also, I have the latest update (2.0.2 I think) so that shouldn’t be the issue.
Have you updated the firmware? My understanding is the headphone sounds are a lot better since the update. I’ve never tried it though - just going by what I’ve read...
 
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And configured it? By going to System, Line Out...
I find the Rec and Blend modes to work perfectly with my cheap Sennheiser HD 205. The Live setting doesn't sound as defined as the others... YMMV
What do you mean by “configured it”? This may be exactly the issue, all I did was take the amp out of the box and plug headphones in (after updating to the latest firmware)
 

dlguitar64

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OK that's what I was trying to say. Thanks for confirming. Thats a shame. Bummer
I thought you wanted to be able to turn on the boost without turning on the mod which is exactly what the footswitch does as long as you have the knob set to the boost side.
 




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