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Discussion in 'Amp Owners Clubs' started by Thrup'ny Bit, Mar 17, 2017.

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  1. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    76
    Dec 2, 2010
    Peardale CA
    By presets do you mean
    Ch1
    Ch2
    And
    Panel
    ???
    And
    Software, I haven't broached that yet.
     

  2. Cuban

    Cuban Strat-Talker

    102
    Mar 18, 2017
    UK
    Yes ch1 and ch2.
    Panel always does whatever the dials are currently set to
     

  3. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    76
    Dec 2, 2010
    Peardale CA
    Thank you
     

  4. johnnymg

    johnnymg Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 5, 2015
    Central Coast Ca
    How are you getting on with the Katana???
     

  5. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    76
    Dec 2, 2010
    Peardale CA
    Well...
    Today, wife and I went to Reno...
    She gambled at Atlantis and Boomtown...
    I waited in the parking lot for the new owner of the Peavey Classic 20 combo to show up and pay for it.
    Now I have enough to return the 50 to GC and trade up to the 100 head...
    Of course I'll have to do some cab adjustments...
     
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  6. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    76
    Dec 2, 2010
    Peardale CA
    The deed is done:
    No grief:
    Took the 50 back to GC...
    Ordered the 100 head...

    No Grief:
     

  7. Cuban

    Cuban Strat-Talker

    102
    Mar 18, 2017
    UK
    I'd be interested to know what you think the differences are when you get it set up!
     

  8. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    76
    Dec 2, 2010
    Peardale CA
    Oh
    Heck
    Yeh
    Stacked effects
    Choice of speakers
    And
    On the way out, I found the overlay.
     
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  9. jimyjazz

    jimyjazz Senior Stratmaster

    May 15, 2015
    New Zealand
    Congratulations !! HNAD !! :)
     

  10. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    76
    Dec 2, 2010
    Peardale CA
    Observation:

    When you tell your child that X will happen at Y hour/day
    Their clock grinds to a halt
    OK
    I know the 100 head is on back order...
    I know the projected release date...
    It's not that date...
    But
    Like a kid in the back seat of the car...
    I keep asking the driver...
    Are we there yet?
     
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  11. Cuban

    Cuban Strat-Talker

    102
    Mar 18, 2017
    UK
    Hi guys, I want to buy a foot switch for my Katana i have the 50W and I think any single button on/off switch will work to change between CH1 & CH2.
    I am looking at this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01N8TB6Z3/
    can anybody confirm that this will work please.
     

  12. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Certified Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    May 21, 2010
    In my own little world
    It has to be a latching footswitch. That one appears to be non latching as far as I can see.
     

  13. Cuban

    Cuban Strat-Talker

    102
    Mar 18, 2017
    UK
    Thanks. I have found a different one.
     

  14. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    I know I am not supposed to post in here but I still have a single question:

    How does the Katana sound when used for high gain? Punk/metal/grunge. Big saturated distortion.

    D
     

  15. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Certified Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    May 21, 2010
    In my own little world
    You're more than welcome to post, I don't know why you seem to think you shouldn't. As I've said before, the high gain stuff isn't my bag at all. Maybe one of the others can tell you what they think. The only way to be sure is to try one, if you can find one to try, they're still like hens teeth over here.
     

  16. Cuban

    Cuban Strat-Talker

    102
    Mar 18, 2017
    UK
    I dont usually venture much past 'crunch' myself.
    I havent had a chance to try it loud yet, I'm looking forward to that!
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2017

  17. wildhawk

    wildhawk Most Honored Senior Member

    Feb 12, 2014
    Here
    Good question.

    Short answer it does very well.

    IMHO the weak spot of solid-state amps has always been the heavier side of things. The popular Mustangs for example have always been known to do only a fair job entering Marshall and beyond territory.

    The Blackstar ID series addressed the missing power tube equation for the first time and allowed for great bottom end. This with bumping up the amps efficiency allows for the headroom those mega chug amps need.

    Andertons UK did a review of the Blackstar ID60 awhile back and were very impressed. I believe Rob the metalhead and tube fan saw the light that day.

    Boss was smart with a simpler interface and much lower pricepoint.

    Big, saturated sound on my Katana 50 which is the lowest priced in the lineup is easy.
     
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  18. wildhawk

    wildhawk Most Honored Senior Member

    Feb 12, 2014
    Here

  19. TheDuck

    TheDuck Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 12, 2016
    Lil' Rhody

  20. johnnymg

    johnnymg Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 5, 2015
    Central Coast Ca

    Mods: Thank you very much for "cleaning up" this thread. :)
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2017
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