BOSS KATANA 刀 amplifiers

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  1. KeLynne

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    Sorry if this seem some like a dumb question but have you changed the default audio input device in windows settings under the recording tab? I do know when I was having this issue, my Mac kept switching default input devices on me.
     
  2. Noise Under The Floor

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    Yes, I did try that. That was actually mentioned in another forum I was looking on. It unfortunately didn't change anything for me.
     
  3. madmarcus1960

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    Just tried my new Katana head from Sweetwater Dealzone. It gotta be v2.0, no Terra delay, but Katana Floorboard lets me still move all the effect where ever I want.
    I've been using a Kemper since I got it this summer and by no means would i be ashamed to play out with the Katana. It's going into a PRS 2x12 Deep SE cab with a Eminence Wizard and Governor. It sounds huge.
     
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    So ruling out refreshing the usb drivers, reinstalling both firmware and BTS, and checking the audio input in system settings, the only other thing I can think of is for you to uninstall and reinstall the usb controllers.

    -Run devmgmt.msc
    -Expand Universal Serial Bus Controllers.
    -Right click every usb controller listed under “Universal Serial Bus controllers” and click Uninstall.
    Restart the computer.

    The usb controllers will automatically be reinstalled. Maybe that may fix the problem if the firmware, sound settings, and BTS are all configured correctly.
     
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  5. madmarcus1960

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    One thing I didn't mention, is that I couldn't get KatanaFloorboard to work properly and consistently until I moved it to a USB 2.0 hub and not my USB 3.0 hub. So much for backwards compatibility!:bkw
    Windows7/64
     
  6. beagle

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    Windows had installed the wrong driver for my USB 3.0 port until I removed it manually. Once it had the right one it started recognising the Katana.
     
  7. Bob_E

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    Sometimes I have to restart BTS a time or two before it will recognize my Katana.
     
  8. madmarcus1960

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    It wasn't that it didn't work with 3.0, it was intermittent. The USB 2.0, works every time and I have a USB hub of each on my laptop. I switch back and forth between the K-Floorboard and BTS. I'll use BTS to audition and K-Floorboard to tweak.
    If Boss was smart they would acknowledge the full functionality and support it. They'd knowingly have the most flexible/best sounding modelling combo on the market.

    I love my Kemper and 2 Freidman ASM12s to death, but at 58, there is no F'n way I'm carting it in and out of my house.

    The sound levels this head get to with the right cabinet are intimidating.
     
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  9. LPV

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    Played a couple of hours yesterday with the headphone out of my katana head. This is the best headphone guitar tone I have ever had. It would sound great direct to pa I’m sure.
     
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  10. campfirehero

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    Anyone get the katana speaker cab shipped out yet? I ordered one with the MF 17%off, but got a backorder notice this morning...
     
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    Digging the GT1 and K100, just working on the details of integrating the two. Being able to edit at practice/live with the GT1 screen probably will end up meaning the GT1 into the loop though it might be interesting to go through the front end. Turned a broken boost pedal into a 2 button switch for the GT.



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    Liked my Kat 100 so much my kids are getting me the mini for Christmas. I know because I paid for it.
     
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    One or two 1x12 cabs with Celestions V30s.
     
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    Love my Kat 1x100, use the acoustic channel nearly all the time with my Strat and get some fantastic sounds, clean and od.

    Got a question tho, the stock speaker sounds fine but I have a Celestion
    V30 in another amp. Would a speaker swap make the Kat sound even better or just sound different. I understand the stock speaker was designed for the Kat.
    Also anyone have a guess at how many units Boss have sold world wide?

    Thanks
     
  16. MrTAteMyBalls

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    I would try it first and see with a makeshift speaker terminal adapter. I am not sure what I would gain with a speaker swap. I have a V30 loaded 1x12 sitting around that I am going to sell now. Whatever I didn't like about the stock speaker tone was fixed easily in the tone studio. but a quick trip to the hardware store would make it easy to test. I was considering an emi legend v12 to help tame the top end, but we decided it wasn't necessary.


    After a few practices with this setup I am just blown away. for me, it is the perfect live rig.
     
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    Smoother high end, far more punch and fuller bottom end, better gain tones (still with excellent cleans). IMPO a V30 improved the amp noticeably even with a broken in stock speaker. An 8ohm V30 makes it louder as well. 16ohm is still as loud as the stock 8ohm unit (actually maybe 1dB louder).

     
  18. MrTAteMyBalls

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    hmmmm maybe I should try it.
     
  19. notyalcer

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    Wondering if the amp sims in the GT-1 into the Kat loop return and then thru the Kat amplifier section and speaker have the same great feel and tone of the four built in amp types and/or the Sneaky Amps.

    I am really thinking about getting the GT to use with my Kat 100. Would like to know more about your experience with this combination. Thanks.
     
  20. Toby Krebs

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    My 1x12 cab with a V30 kills in my Kat 100 head.
     
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