BOSS KATANA 刀 amplifiers

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  1. 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?
     
  2. VaughnC

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

    ledvedder Supporting Member

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

    ledvedder Supporting Member

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    Can you explain how this is done?
     
  5. 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,,,
     
  6. ledvedder

    ledvedder Supporting Member

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    Roland ev5 or Boss ev30?
     
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    I give up. Too hard.
     
  8. Clifford-D

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    John Frusciante
     
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  9. KeLynne

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    The EV30 works fine for me.
     
  10. Cousy

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

    ledvedder Supporting Member

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    Does it work for wah?
     
  12. 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.
     
  13. Zerikin

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    I'm planning to get a DVP3 instead. Not much more used and way better construction
     
  14. 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 ??
     
  15. ledvedder

    ledvedder Supporting Member

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    Why have you been unhappy with it?
     
  16. philwhitmore

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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.
     
  17. Clifford-D

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    Group hug,,,
     
  18. Clifford-D

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    Straight up, without any external gear the Kat is wonderful for my love of blues tone and clean tones. Some green verb, maybe a dash of delay,,, and me. I'm happy.
     
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  19. Laservampire

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    I honestly don't like the drive sounds in the Katana either, but the clean channel works great with any "amp-in-a-box" pedals I've tried.

    Come to think of it I don't even use any of the onboard fx, it's just a really good solid state clean amp for not much money.
     
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  20. MrTAteMyBalls

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    The drive sounds are where this amp shines, IMO. The stock clean to me was pretty terrible. But we all like different sounds, I guess.

    Mine sounds like a pissed off Marshall.....which is exactly the sound I am going for.

    Use the parametric EQ. it's your friend. You can change the tone drastically with it.
     
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