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Yeah, no.....This thread has everything a good Katana thread should.
The breathless, hyperbolic recommendation.
The mild, but measured disappointment.
And finally, the dumping it for something else.
Back to the $125 spent, still best bang for the buck music gear money I've spent. For anyone that will only play at home or plug their acoustic in occasionally, you will not find a better value, period. If my needs stopped after one gig it would've been 100% success and I prob wouldn't have gone any farther with it. Flip side is, as I predicted the patrons in the club loved the sound and couldn't tell the difference and I asked specifically about how it sounded. We were booked for two more gigs at the same club and three others elsewhere based on the response. I could tell and feel the difference, but I still got paid more than what that amp cost me. The real shortcomings were not apparent until it was in the mix with other instruments. I don't think Boss intended this to be a pro level, working musicians item. Hell yeah I'll upgrade what I'm going to now use regularly, but I wont hesitate to fire it up at home when I'm on my own, and my kid will use it all the time. No dumping of anything.
To be clear as well, I got this solely for the acoustic sim available....no way I would've bought it for any of the drive tones, and I for sure confirmed that today running through those for the first time. But as a $125 at home plug and play acoustic rig? No problem.