BOSS KATANA 刀 amplifiers

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  1. ledvedder

    ledvedder Supporting Member

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    I just got the Katana head. Wow, this thread is intimidating. I'm wondering how many users enable the global eq settings? And if so, what settings do you find useful?

    I found these settings in another thread, so I'm going to give them a shot -
    Low gain: -1
    Low-mid gain: 4
    High-mid gain: -2
    High gain: 1
    Level: 0
    Low-mid freq: 500 Hz
    Low-mid Q: 1
    High-mid freq: 6.30 kHz
    High-mid Q: 1
     
  2. Actoroutonloan

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    You might find this useful. I tried this guy's global EQ settings for playing live and for me it made things easier to control from the guitar (I constantly vary tone / vol and pup selections). Most useful advice is high cut.

    I'm using crunch with gain and B/M/T all at 50 and presence zero as default, so I can modify those on the fly according to room sound. I add boost as required - typically blues driver with a Les Paul and overdrive with a Tele.

     
  3. BenoA

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    Just for fun. A quick clip with my new Les Paul Tribute
     
  4. ledvedder

    ledvedder Supporting Member

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    Does anyone get a lot of string squeek noise and a weird pingy sound on the non-wound strings, when using an overdriven sound?
     
  5. VaughnC

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    The global EQ can smooth that out...drop the top end to 6k or lower.
     
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  6. ledvedder

    ledvedder Supporting Member

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    Is anyone successfully using the Android editor app? I can't get the amp to connect.
     
  7. ledvedder

    ledvedder Supporting Member

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    Can you explain how this is done?
     
  8. Clifford-D

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    Here's a great and famous artist tone,
    Can you guess who this is?

    Strat
    Brown mode
    Gain zero
    Bass 12:00
    Mids zero
    Treble zero
    Chorus 3:00, off or on

    Too easy,,,
     
  9. ledvedder

    ledvedder Supporting Member

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    Roland ev5 or Boss ev30?
     
  10. vmann

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    I give up. Too hard.
     
  11. Clifford-D

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    John Frusciante
     
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  12. KeLynne

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    The EV30 works fine for me.
     
  13. Cousy

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    I use the Roland EV5. 40 bucks cheaper than the Boss EV30.
     
  14. ledvedder

    ledvedder Supporting Member

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    Does it work for wah?
     
  15. Cousy

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    Yes. Also, I believe you can set the EV5 to control master volume and it will automatically control the wah when it is switched on. You don’t have to unplug or change any connections on the GA-FC.
     
  16. Zerikin

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    I'm planning to get a DVP3 instead. Not much more used and way better construction
     
  17. philwhitmore

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    Apologies if this has been covered before..
    I just wanted peoples opinion ... do you think we will see a major software update for the Katana ??
    Had mine for over a year (Katana 100)... never been entirely happy with it :-( ... but stuck with it..
    Just wondered if anyone had heard any 'rumours' regarding updates ??
     
  18. ledvedder

    ledvedder Supporting Member

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    Why have you been unhappy with it?
     
  19. philwhitmore

    philwhitmore Member

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    I love the clean sound, but haven't been able to get a good drive sound ... tried everything .. different combos of amp and pedals and eq etc .. I've used external drive pedals which sounded great .. but its a lot of tap dancing .. which I'm trying to get away from ... I've recently stared doing some solo stuff so i need to concentrate on singing and not where my feet are. I guess its just personal preference ... I'm thinking of going fully digital .. getting rid of the amp and just using DI. I play a wide range of songs in my solo stuff and with a band. At the moment I'm running a TC Nova system thru the effects loop for choruses,delays and solo boost etc and using the Katana for the main tones and reverb.
     
  20. Clifford-D

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    Group hug,,,
     

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