Boss Katana 50 for $150- good deal?

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  1. nickmsmith

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    found one local for this price, is it worth it?
     
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    I think that's decent for the MK2 version. The MK1 should be a little cheaper.

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    yep MKII, double checked.
     
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    There's always better deals but that seems reasonable.

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    getting it for $140. Seems like a good deal to me! Considering it costs less than a single FX pedal. Wasn't really looking.. but I've heard good things about the amp. and it's more powerful than my Mustang II
     
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    They go for $230 new and lately dealers aren't offering discounts like they have so frequently in the past. Instead they're leading with their 0% interest extended payment offers.

    At $150 you'd be paying 65% of new and no sales tax if purchased from a private party so add that in. They're great sounding small amps and IMHO $150 is a very fair price.
     
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    Thanks! He's meeting me at work, at $140.. hand delivered. I'll take it!
     
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    I think you'll be quite pleased. IME they're far better than Fender Mustangs and much easier to dial in.

    Suggestion: Run your Master Volume wide open. Adjust overall volume with Gain and Channel Volume. That way the amp is running hard off it's power section which emulates EL34 power tubes. This is what BOSS suggests and it does work quite well.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    :thumb:......:)
     
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    $140 is about 30% less then the original sale price - a great value then & now !
     
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    Thanks, Tery. I never really had the guts to pay full price, since I loved my current amps.. but for a deal, I can do that.
     
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    Boss is Boss !!
     
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    Yeah I think you got a fair deal and. A good deal too.
     
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    I Think Its very hard to Beat those amps For Price Performance Not to Mention the Famed Boss/Roland Reliability
     
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    Sounds like a very good price for that amp. Good job.
     
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    Seems like a good deal to me! My daughter has a Kat 50 and I have a Kat 100 (single speaker). Easy to dial in very nice tones. My daughter is addicted to a clean reverb sound with her Duo Sonic and it sounds glorious! I think you'll have a lot of fun!
     
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    Yeah that's a really good deal for a MK2. You are going to have a lot of fun with that thing!!
     
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    True. I have a 25 year old Roland Blues Cube 60 that still behaves like it was built yesterday.

    I also had a 100w Katana Head I sold recently only because I saw no chance that I would ever need to run at 100w and for a plug and play guy like me with a vast assortment of pedals I enjoy I really wasn't using even 1/10th of what a Katana can do. But they are great sounding SS amps.
     
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    This thing looks like it’s brand new too. Can tell it’s barely been used. Rockin.
     
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