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Got a Katana 50 for my 17 year old

Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by amstratnut, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 1, 2009
    My house.
    Its sitting in a box in my cave.

    Do I have to wait til Christmas to give it to him? Its killing me.
     

  2. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    I think you may completely spoil the magic of Christmas if you do, they don't stay children long you know... :p

    On the other hand you could just use it yourself for a few weeks. ;)
     

  3. carolinaeasy

    carolinaeasy Senior Stratmaster

    Good call! I love my katana head, I am sure he will dig that 50 too!
     
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  4. carver

    carver The East Coast Strangler Strat-Talk Supporter

    that is awesome..

    crazy to think at 17 I had already been on my own for a year and had my own place...

    my son wont have to go through that. I can promise him that.
     

  5. nederemer

    nederemer Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    31
    731
    Oct 25, 2017
    Somerset, Kentucky, USA.
    I'm sure he'll love it that's a great present.

    I would make him wait. It's hard yeah I know I am not good at it either lol. But, seeing them with all the gifts and their face light up on Christmas... man there is no replacement for that
     
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  6. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    It doesn't matter what day it is, their faces still light up.
     
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  7. trapdoor2

    trapdoor2 Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    61
    840
    Oct 25, 2017
    Nawth Alabama
    He's 17! Tell him to join a band. :cool: The usual contract sez parents get 20% of the take until the amp is paid for...whether the amp survives the gigs or not. :)
     
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  8. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    Hmm, even I never thought of giving my kids a present and then charging them rent on it. Damn. o_O
     
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  9. apm1991

    apm1991 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    27
    Feb 14, 2017
    Arizona
    Awesome amp.. best bang for the buck.. loud enough to gig with too
     
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  10. trapdoor2

    trapdoor2 Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    61
    840
    Oct 25, 2017
    Nawth Alabama
    Well, I was kidding...mostly. :whistling:

    I never understood the value of anything until I had to pay for it myself. All that crap I got as a kid...it had no value and I treated it as such. When I could afford to buy myself such stuff, I started taking care of it (well, better care...I still tear stuff up as I am a certified, registered lummox).

    While I don't have any kids, we effectively raised our niece. If she wanted a Katana 50, I'd get her one...she could use it as a small coffee-table, I suppose. ;)
     
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  11. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    My granddaughter keeps trying to tell me that my Katana has shrunk and just happens to look like the Micro Cube that she's supposed to be using... :confused:
     

  12. carver

    carver The East Coast Strangler Strat-Talk Supporter

    I like the idea of playing it for a few weeks.

    then you can give it to him and he can proudly own the first ever Katana relic with guiness ring stains and everything
     
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  13. LeicaBoss

    LeicaBoss Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 4, 2015
    New Jersey
    You've got be be sure it works, and there's no loose connections that might cause an electrical shock. It's realyl just a safety thing. You need to play it.
     
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  14. Miller67

    Miller67 Strat-Talker

    Age:
    33
    339
    Sep 1, 2016
    London
    Dad goals!! If one of my boys wants a bad arse (english spelling) amp when they are 17 I'd consider myself a success as a father!
     
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  15. fender_freak

    fender_freak Strat-Talker

    Age:
    21
    458
    Dec 29, 2012
    La Crosse, WI
    Save it, does he know about it? This would be mean but if there was a way you could tease him I think the anticipation will be that much greater.
    SOP for Christmas guitars/amps for me and my parents the past few years (I'm not much older than your son!) has been I pick it out between Thanksgiving and Christmas, then I don't see it till Christmas. Builds so much excitement since I've had a taste of it. Gets me through finals.
     
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  16. mshivy

    mshivy Most Honored Senior Member

    We got my 8 year old a $200 dollhouse.
    Make them wait-
     

  17. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    62
    Jul 19, 2012
    Canada, near the other end
    Save it until the last possible moment..."you'll shoot your eye out kid!":D
     

  18. apm1991

    apm1991 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    27
    Feb 14, 2017
    Arizona
    buy him the boss fs-5l foot switch pedal for the amp.. $30 new as low as $8 used.. he can look at it until he unwraps the amp
     
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  19. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 1, 2009
    My house.
    Its nice to be able to do some things better than my parents did. Im no parental genius but, there are things my boys wont have to deal with.
     
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  20. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 1, 2009
    My house.
    Im definitely making him wait......He doesnt know about it either.

    Its still just sitting there in the unopened box........sitting there......