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Title: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: iccurtepnhoj on December 10, 2016, 01:15:44 AM

Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: shoegaze geezer on December 11, 2016, 09:56:06 AM
Sounds good based in the reviews on the net.
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: iccurtepnhoj on December 15, 2016, 12:32:19 AM
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: rico099 on April 07, 2017, 12:39:26 PM
Any owners of this amp?
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: riddler on April 07, 2017, 01:47:14 PM
I have the Katana 100 112 and it sounds amazing. Definitely the best solid-state amp at its price point.


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Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: rico099 on April 08, 2017, 05:55:34 PM
have you tried the 50watts version? I am planning to buy the amp but financially limited to the 50watts version only.
I am hoping its loud enough to cut through a live band.

edit:
Just indoor live band practice
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: riddler on April 08, 2017, 08:10:29 PM
have you tried the 50watts version? I am planning to buy the amp but financially limited to the 50watts version only.
I am hoping its loud enough to cut through a live band.

edit:
Just indoor live band practice

No experience with the 50 watt version but I think it should be more than enough for an indoor band practice.


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Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: mikomiko on April 20, 2017, 06:19:39 AM
I have the Katana 100 112 and it sounds amazing. Definitely the best solid-state amp at its price point.


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+1 I will Definitely Choose it over a Line 6 Spider even the flextone! any given day
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: Skybox on April 20, 2017, 09:43:29 AM
Balita ko the 100 watt combo does a decent Marshall plexi emulation.
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: iccurtepnhoj on April 26, 2017, 09:35:43 AM

Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: itsallintheblues on April 27, 2017, 04:34:12 PM
wondering about this too! hopefully owners will post their reviews!
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: iccurtepnhoj on May 06, 2017, 09:39:05 AM
wondering about this too! hopefully owners will post their reviews!

 :)
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: iccurtepnhoj on May 15, 2017, 11:46:19 AM
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: iccurtepnhoj on May 17, 2017, 10:38:00 PM
BOSS Tone Studio for Windows is currently unavailable. The application does not install correctly in some PC environments. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: iccurtepnhoj on May 24, 2017, 03:09:23 PM
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: iccurtepnhoj on May 30, 2017, 06:53:31 PM

Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: dullFingers on May 30, 2017, 09:53:15 PM
Check out the "sounds like dimebag without busting the bank" video by rabea massad. He used one and sounded really good. Considering he used a boss metal zone for his dirt pedal.
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: iccurtepnhoj on June 11, 2017, 07:44:21 PM
Check out the "sounds like dimebag without busting the bank" video by rabea massad. He used one and sounded really good. Considering he used a boss metal zone for his dirt pedal.

 :-)
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: dullFingers on June 11, 2017, 10:34:13 PM
ERRATUM:

1. The video is titled "sound like dimebag BY busting the bank"

2. The amp they used was the Boss WAZA amp head. Not the Katana.

My bad. I guess I got too excited after watching that video.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: iccurtepnhoj on June 11, 2017, 10:40:29 PM
ERRATUM:

1. The video is titled "sound like dimebag BY busting the bank"

2. The amp they used was the Boss WAZA amp head. Not the Katana.

My bad. I guess I got too excited after watching that video.

Cheers!
:)


Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: iccurtepnhoj on June 13, 2017, 04:58:30 PM
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: iccurtepnhoj on June 14, 2017, 10:29:56 PM
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: spoonbender on June 16, 2017, 12:28:33 PM
Any local dealers?
Price range?
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: spoonbender on June 20, 2017, 03:28:52 PM
Any local dealers?
Price range?

Ok, to answer my own question...
http://www.roland.com.ph/products/amplifiers/cat.php (http://www.roland.com.ph/products/amplifiers/cat.php)
 :-D
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: Skybox on June 20, 2017, 05:55:01 PM
Saw the 100W head at Perfect Pitch selling for 23k+. Sakto sa 1x12 cab yung size. Ka-price ng DSL15 head haha. #salivating
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: iccurtepnhoj on June 20, 2017, 08:25:58 PM
Saw the 100W head at Perfect Pitch selling for 23k+. Sakto sa 1x12 cab yung size. Ka-price ng DSL15 head haha. #salivating

 :-)
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: Bolt Thrower on June 24, 2017, 04:48:55 PM
Got the head. The HYPE is real. Maganda tunog. Ang layo sa mga Line 6 at Blackstar SS amps. Juicy mids. Try it with a great 2x12 or 4x12 cab! It's loud. It sounds 90% like my Peavey 6505 Mini Head. Only this one has more body and volume.

And that 5 inch built in speaker!!! It sounds quite good. Now to try those SNEAKY AMPS inside this thing.

Best $275 I have spent.

(https://preview.ibb.co/i3fLk5/19420857_10210285615482214_4937900847769934474_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: iccurtepnhoj on June 24, 2017, 05:12:39 PM
Got the head. The HYPE is real. Maganda tunog. Ang layo sa mga Line 6 at Blackstar SS amps. Juicy mids. Try it with a great 2x12 or 4x12 cab! It's loud. It sounds 90% like my Peavey 6505 Mini Head. Only this one has more body and volume.

And that 5 inch built in speaker!!! It sounds quite good. Now to try those SNEAKY AMPS inside this thing.

Best $275 I have spent.

(https://preview.ibb.co/i3fLk5/19420857_10210285615482214_4937900847769934474_n.jpg)

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Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: stL on July 16, 2017, 08:38:40 PM
I have the 50 W.

For the price, I didn't expect to be blown away. Besides, I was just looking for an able platform for my GT-1.

Got disappointed at first as I thought my pre-loved Fender Mustang I V2 sounded better. I expected this amp to be more pedal-friendly.  I just wanted to use it straight-up panel mode which the Mustang doesn't have and I'm not interested in the internal effects it offers as they are modelled from the GT-1 anyway. I almost regretted buying this as I thought the speakers sounded flat. The only consolation was the full-range acoustic channel that makes it a quite decent acoustic amp.

But after a couple of weeks, I realized that I only set it between 0.5 and 25 W settings as I didn't want to piss off my housemates because I knew it can get too loud. Yesterday, I set it to 50-watts and noodled away. Only then I felt the "bounce" I've experienced in Marshall JCM 600. It felt "tubey" and the clean tones are surprisingly great.

Now I can tell I was quite blown away with the analog feel of this SS amp. It sounds great and its damn loud!

Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: iccurtepnhoj on July 17, 2017, 01:31:44 AM
I have the 50 W.

For the price, I didn't expect to be blown away. Besides, I was just looking for an able platform for my GT-1.

Got disappointed at first as I thought my pre-loved Fender Mustang I V2 sounded better. I expected this amp to be more pedal-friendly.  I just wanted to use it straight-up panel mode which the Mustang doesn't have and I'm not interested in the internal effects it offers as they are modelled from the GT-1 anyway. I almost regretted buying this as I thought the speakers sounded flat. The only consolation was the full-range acoustic channel that makes it a quite decent acoustic amp.

But after a couple of weeks, I realized that I only set it between 0.5 and 25 W settings as I didn't want to piss off my housemates because I knew it can get too loud. Yesterday, I set it to 50-watts and noodled away. Only then I felt the "bounce" I've experienced in Marshall JCM 600. It felt "tubey" and the clean tones are surprisingly great.

Now I can tell I was quite blown away with the analog feel of this SS amp. It sounds great and its damn loud!

 :)
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: iccurtepnhoj on July 18, 2017, 07:05:37 PM
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: Skybox on July 26, 2017, 12:59:05 PM
I auditioned the Boss Katana 100 1x12 at Perfect Pitch today with a 2017 Fender Am. Spec. Strat. I noodled around with the clean and brown sound settings and I must admit that although it does sound great, somehow it is still not as satisfying as a tube amp.

It reminds me of the Pancit Canton analogy.

I LIKE PANSIT CANTON AS IT IS CHEAP AND SATISFYING BUT WILL NOT REFUSE PANSIT CANTON SERVED AT ANY FANCY SCMANCY PLACE AS LONG AS I CAN AFFORD IT.

pareho clang nakakabusog at masarap para sa akin,so the fuss about boutique gears and whatnots is not really that big deal to me.

if you can afford it thats fine,if not that is still ok just as long as you enjoy what you play.
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: Bolt Thrower on August 02, 2017, 01:07:24 AM
I auditioned the Boss Katana 100 1x12 at Perfect Pitch today with a 2017 Fender Am. Spec. Strat. I noodled around with the clean and brown sound settings and I must admit that although it does sound great, somehow it is still not as satisfying as a tube amp.

It reminds me of the Pancit Canton analogy.

The thing with the combos is that the speakers are not that good.For tube feels, you need to run the master high. But yeah, still not the real thing. Still better that the other tube emulating amps in that price range, though.
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: Skybox on August 02, 2017, 01:03:06 PM
The thing with the combos is that the speakers are not that good.For tube feels, you need to run the master high. But yeah, still not the real thing. Still better that the other tube emulating amps in that price range, though.

GAS tuloy ako sa KAT50. Hays.
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: Bolt Thrower on August 03, 2017, 07:13:56 AM
GAS tuloy ako sa KAT50. Hays.

KAT100 ka na. Walang presence control and kulang channels ng 50.
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: Skybox on August 03, 2017, 09:12:30 AM
KAT100 ka na. Walang presence control and kulang channels ng 50.

Layo ng price difference bro eh. Kapag nag sale siguro ang Yupanco and madamay yung KAT100. Kelan nga ba ang handog sale?
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: shoegaze geezer on August 03, 2017, 11:20:01 AM
Layo ng price difference bro eh. Kapag nag sale siguro ang Yupanco and madamay yung KAT100. Kelan nga ba ang handog sale?

yupanco handog sale is every october.
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: Skybox on August 03, 2017, 12:35:41 PM
yupanco handog sale is every october.

#AlamNaThis
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: iccurtepnhoj on October 02, 2017, 06:12:32 PM

KATANA System Program (Ver.2.01)
Use BOSS TONE STUDIO for KATANA Version 2 as a set with KATANA series version 2.
How to tell the version
Please check the version of the system working on your KATANA before downloading the archive file.

    Turn the POWER switch on while holding down the [ TAP ] button.
    If the indicators light up as described below, the system is at the latest version.
    For KATANA-100, KATANA-100/212, or KATANA-HEAD
        When the [ POWER CONTROL ] switch is adjusted to "0.5W," the indicator for "DELAY/FX" lights up.
        When the [ POWER CONTROL ] switch is adjusted to "100W," the indicator for "REVERB" lights up.

    For KATANA-50
        When the [ POWER CONTROL ] switch is adjusted to "0.5W," the indicator for "DELAY/FX" lights up.
        When the [ POWER CONTROL ] switch is adjusted to "50W," the indicator for "REVERB" lights up.
    If the indicators light up in a different way than just described, perform an update.
    When you have finished verifying the version, turn off the power.

* Don't perform the update if the product is already up-to-date.

Update history
[ Ver.2.01 ] OCT 2017
Additional Functions
Please refer to the "KATANA Owner's Manual" for detailed information in the [ Owner's Manuals ].
To make settings for added functions, use BOSS TONE STUDIO for KATANA Version 2.

    A function to switch between BANK A/B has been added to TONE SETTING.
    Please refer to the "KATANA Series Version 2 Supplementary Manual" for detailed information in the [ Owner's Manuals ].
    "LINE OUT AIR FEEL" and "CABINET RESONANCE" were added.
    "PHASE 90E" and "FLANGER 117E" were added to TYPE for MOD/FX.
    "SDE-3000" was added to DELAY TYPE.
    DELAY2, EQ (PATCH EQ), and GLOBAL EQ effect modules were added.
    SEND/RETURN is now settable for each individual TONE SETTING value.
    Setting the PC and CC numbers received by MIDI is now possible.

[ Ver.1.02 ] OCT 2016
Functionality Improvements

    Support for BOSS TONE STUDIO for KATANA was added.
    Noise when switching effects was reduced.

Bug Fix
The following bug was fixed.

    No sound produced immediately after making a USB connection.


What you will need to update your KATANA

    KATANA
    USB cable
    A computer with a USB connector ( Windows, Mac )

Caution when performing the update

    Never apply this update data to any product other than the KATANA. This update data may destroy the data or system program of other products.
    Never power-off your KATANA while the update is in progress!
    If a power failure or similar accident occurs during the update process, the KATANA won't be able to start up in normal operating mode. This will require servicing, so you will need to contact Roland service center near you if this occurs.
    We regret that we are unable to answer questions regarding the update procedure using this system program. Please perform the update responsibly, following the directions given in this document.

Getting the update file
Please open/extract the downloaded "katana_sys_v201.zip" file on your computer to get the two update files named "ROMINFO.TXT" and "KATANARM.BIN" in the "katana_sys_v201" folder.
Procedure for the update
Caution

    You must not rename the extracted files.
    Never turn off the KATANA's power while the update is in progress. Otherwise the system program or the KATANA itself may be destroyed.

Please install the extracted system program files into your KATANA according to the following procedure.

    Adjust the [ MASTER ] knob to minimum.
    * Do not connect the KATANA and the computer yet.
    Turn the POWER switch on while holding down both the [ CH1 ] and [ PANEL ] Tone Setting buttons.
    The indicators for the [CH1] ~ [CH4] buttons flash.
    Connect the computer to the KATANA's USB port by a USB cable.
    The indicators for the [CH1] through [CH2]/[CH4] buttons stop flashing and stay lighted, and a "BOSS_KATANA" drive appears on the computer screen.
    Open the BOSS_KATANA icon.
    "Removable Disk (*:)" may appear instead of the BOSS_KATANA icon.
    Copy (drag and drop) all the files included in the "katana_sys_v201" folder into the "BOSS_KATANA" icon.
    * Do not copy the "katana_sys_v201" folder.
    Disconnect the BOSS_KATANA from the computer.
    With Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 7
    Right-click on the "BOSS_KATANA" icon in My Computer (or the "Removable Disk (*:)" icon) and execute "Eject."
    With Mac OS
    Drag the "BOSS_KATANA" icon to the Trush icon in the Dock.
    Disconnect the USB cable.
    The [PANEL] button flashes.
    Press [ PANEL ] button to start the update process.
    While the update is in progress, the "EFFECTS" indicators light up.
    When the update has finished, the "EFFECTS" indicators slowly flash simultaneously.
    Turn the KATANA power off.
    This completes the update operation. The new system program runs at the next startup.
    Follow the procedure for verifying the version to verify that the version has been update

https://www.boss.info/global/support/by_product/katana-100_212/updates_drivers/b9da3bd3-ab7b-451a-9310-7c6fdb6d4b24/
https://www.boss.info/global/support/by_product/katana-head/updates_drivers/b9da3bd3-ab7b-451a-9310-7c6fdb6d4b24/
https://www.boss.info/global/support/by_product/katana-100/updates_drivers/b9da3bd3-ab7b-451a-9310-7c6fdb6d4b24/
https://www.boss.info/global/support/by_product/katana-50/updates_drivers/b9da3bd3-ab7b-451a-9310-7c6fdb6d4b24/
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: avatar on October 04, 2017, 06:56:45 PM
Haven't visited this forum in months! anyway, I'm glad there is a Katana amp thread here. I got the Katana 100 1x12 a few months back, and updated to the latest firmware kagabi. I love this amp, it doesn't pretend to sound like other amps, it just sounds good. Btw, have you guys tried cranking the master volume first then setting the levels on the channel volume? The amp responds differently...better imho.
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: Bolt Thrower on October 05, 2017, 08:01:11 AM
Yeah. I run the master high. The amp just gets more cab resonance. With the new firmware, you can tighten this behavior up.
Title: Re: Boss Katana Amplifier
Post by: iccurtepnhoj on October 16, 2017, 07:48:26 PM