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Discussion in 'Amp Owners Clubs' started by Thrup'ny Bit, Mar 17, 2017.
Came home from
Wine Spirits and more
Nursery, wife picked flowers for the half wine barrel planters
Stopped and got "dirt"
Too, too, too bizarre...
Have a shot
Dust the pipe
Played the mini cube
Mrs. Came in
Taps me on the shoulder
You have a new amp on the deck
Unwrap it like a 6 year old AT Christmas
Plugged it into my 1x12 alnico cab and Tele
Played for 30 minutes, just notes n chords.
I need 3, 6, 100 days to digest this with
Lindy Fralin Tele
Peavey raptor with sensors
HOW TO USE IT(The Katana)
The Katana head seems to
Love the blue sensor in the neck
The gold not so much in the midle
Is OK with the old fashion Duncan in the bridge
Watts set at 50
2x10 Jenson P10q cab
Does anyone else think the DISTORTION effect has way too much low-end? I love the blues-driver but the distortion sounds muddy.
I don't often use distortion, so I really wouldn't know, but today I went into the tone studio and found the Tube Screamer. I've always found that lifting the amp of the floor usually breaks the bass coupling effect and lessens the boominess.
Any special space?
Or just physical contact, so as to directly un-couple the box from the room?
Not really, I used to stand my Princeton on a beer crate or a chair when I was gigging. Whatever came to hand really. It makes a huge difference with the Micro Cube, lift it off the floor and the bass almost disappears completely.
You can adjust the distortion in Tone Studio like you would a regular boss pedal along with using the equalizer to help adjust the tone.
If you still can't get a tone you like there's always the option to remove the distortion "pedal" and replace with a Rat, Metal Zone or numerous others.
Hope that helps.
Do the changes you make with tone studio persist with the unit After unplugging?
Do ya have to maintain the umbilical connection?
Once you have the tone you like you can save it one of the 4 presets ON the amp and/or back to a "tone file" on your computer. Note: Boss refers to the presets as "channels": CH1, CH2, etc.
From the 'abuser manual' regarding the preset buttons: "When you press and hold a button for one second, the panel settings are stored."
BTW, congrats on getting this head. How does the little speaker in the head sound? Is it decent enough to practice at low volume?
Buying dirt............. that's almost as bad as hauling a load of dirt to a county disposal site and paying to dump it. Did that recently......... WTH is this world coming too! We are sooooo doomed!
I'll have to give that a try. I don't use the distortion very often. My favorite setting is clean with the blues driver cranked. Just noticed when I switch to distortion it's not a very natural distorted sound with the bass rumbling so much.
I still haven't hooked my amp to the computer yet since the only computer I have is a work laptop. I can't add anything to it without administrator access and I don't think the tone studio works for my ipad. Which is too bad because I really want to adjust the octaver effect.
I just ordered the Katana 100w head. I will update this post once it gets here this week.
Sorry I missed this The guys over on the GearPage forum have links to Phone apps and such that are being developed, so something might be available to help you out soon, but they all need the firmware update, which needs either Windoze or a Mac up to now.
My Katana head arrived today, a mere 27 hours after ordering it from a shop on Reverb in Maryland. Incredible shipping time and the rate that was free!
Now to the amp head, I simply plugged it in and turned it on. I tried out all four amp models listed on the board, I did a little knob turning but over all I just played and that thing was a lot of fun! The built in speaker was perfect for bedroom level playing, and the tones I got with my 86/87 American Std were really appealing. The attack dynamics really shown on this. Overall, after just a hour of playing, I really think this is a solid amp.
A question for the other folks here on the sneaky amps. I have not yet looked at the Boss Tone Studio software, haven't even downloaded it yet. Is getting access to the sneaky amps as easy as installing the Boss software and then unzipping the sneaky amps file?
Download the sneaky amps unzip it, import the .tsl file into Tone Studio. Drag and drop amps into your Channel 1-4 slots. Adjust to taste, add pedals etc. Save by holding the channel button for a second.
Make sure the the firmware is updated before and Katana drivers are installed before anything else.
Tone Studio requires Adobe Air.
Check out the 390 page thread on GearPage. Start at the end and work back a few pages, you'll find full instructions.
I have a Macbook so I won't be using windows.
Ah, OK no idea what the software is like or needs on the Mac. Microsoft or Adobe updated something at the end of last week that broke Tone Studio and Boss pulled the Windoze download for a couple of days. No details have been given though.
What are some of your favorite panel settings for playing so far? I really liked the crunch amp, with the volume jacked, the gain at 8 o'clock, and the master controlling output. I rolled back my volume on the guitar to about 4 and had a really sweet singing tone, then when I rolled the guitar pot to 10 it had a great crunchy tone. I think this amp is my new go to amp.