Password: Register: ShopForum Gallery: FAQ: Calendar: Search: Today's Posts: Mark Forums Read LinkBack: Thread Tools: Display Modes #1 06-25-2002, 03:04 AM Number11. I've once seen a boss amp that was promising 5000 watts for 150 bucks. Re: Boss Katana Amps any good? They know what you are looking for. Back in the day, solid-state amps sounded horrible and felt even worse with little to no dynamics, and don’t get me started with their “overdrive” sound. You have to invest time into getting it dialed in and broken in before you get a truly great sound out of it. You need to find a better brand to power your subs properly. After a bit of using Google, it looks like a knock of of Boss pretty much. To close the loop, the new tubes work great. Not only does it sound really good and will saturate well, it also feels really good too. !But for my views of harp amps in 2008, read on.-----Several readers have written asking for my list of “Best” or “Favorite: harp amps, but I have resisted publishing this for a few reasons. One of their first series of amps, the JC series is still used by some guitarists today. Yea. Glasswolf I would recommend Boss amps to anyone who has LEGACY,PYRAMID,PYLE,JENSEN,SONY,or AMERICAN PRO SUBS cuz its pointless to waste a good amp on crap subs so why not get a Boss amp. Mullard! You can also switch it down to a bedroom friendly 0.5w for those late night practises without bothering the neighbours. Boss Katana 100 Solid State Amp. Right next to Pyle, pyramid, and lanzar, I've seen a lot of boss amps for cheap but still with power which makes me wonder why the low price. Wouldn't bother with them. Registered User : Join Date: Jun 2002. Because most of the amps are completely new BOSS creations, there are no rules — just what sounds good to you! I only have the 100 but I like getting into the editor, swapping effects, or playing virtual amp tech. I’d just swap them out in any case. The Boss Katana's clean model (the only one on the Mk. They both have their own sounds. The 17 best guitar amps 2020: the very best combos, heads and pedalboard amps for beginners and experts By MusicRadar , Jonathan Horsley 28 November 2020 All the best guitar amps for rock, metal, blues and more in our guide to tube, solid-state and digital modelling amplifiers His response: “Get yourself a transistor amp!”. I love my Marshall DSL40C, but it keeps blowing fuses and although I suspect changing the power tubes will help, I’m not certain – I’ve got to spend $50 to find out. For one, simply because it has a sound and feel that speaks to me and I’m inspired every time I play it. Playing a Les Paul, I had to bump the mids and highs. When I got my Katana 50, I had to spend lots of time getting the gain, volume, and EQ dialed in for my guitars. 1 - Collapse - Amen! ... That said, historically, there is a justifiable reason for the stigma around solid-state amps not being as good tube amps. Another fantastic product from the amazing Katana series by BOSS, the line beautifully represents the company's intentions of providing exceptional 'rock sound'. But what I like about the 100 is that it has a balanced line out. The upgraded speaker and the cabinet resonance features are nice to have. The Boss Katana is a prime example of a modeling amp. Boss amps are not very good quality. That have good bass amps. Either will work. !thats it nothing more nothing less....I have tried more than 1 amps like the rest of these people..i work at a car audio install at frys for a few years..trust i tried alot of amp....i would put boss with, crunch, sony xplod quality....trust me.... the worst do not waste your money do not even make a mistake like that worse investment in the world, theyd need to be struck by lightning to do anywhere near rated. by kena10 Mar 23, … Raffensperger announces new Ga. voting investigation, George Clooney recalls asking wife Amal to marry him, How the 2020 pandemic has permanently changed retail, NFL blindly rolls through an embarrassing weekend, Merriam-Webster's top word of 2020 not a shocker, Movie star's family farm burns down in 'horrible fire', Teaching in the pandemic: 'This is not sustainable', Missing Fla. boater found alive clinging to capsized boat, These massive Cyber Monday deals just launched, Actress Laverne Cox 'in shock' after transphobic attack, Chef David Chang makes history on game show. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Thanks for reaching out, great blog 👍🏻. And while they aren’t for everyone, these amps have some distinct advantages: They’re light. Any thoughts on the 100 vs 50? Have you any other suggestions? If you really wanted to use that amp then you would wire it like in the link below. Do not look at peak or max values. i have 2 audiobahn 1500 watts max,800 rms subs. I'll go ahead and be the one to say it, the Katana is the new Bandit. Anonymous. They are heavily inspired/based on the Roland Blue Cube amps. i couldn't hardly turn up the gains without hearing loads of distortion. This is what Boss say about it: “Think of a box and the BOSS ME-80 ticks it. With my Godin, I had to roll off the highs and bump up the bass. xtant rules . ( Log Out /  There are better systems out there. Acoustic guitar amps, on the other hand, tended – and still tend – to be all solid-state. You can sign in to vote the answer. When you want to do your amps and effects right, Boss should be one of the names at the top of your list. no i got a boss amp as my first sub amp and it was the worst decision ever. To be honest, I’ve very little need of a line out, I rarely record these days and I don’t play live now, it’s just for fun and distraction. Good This product is completely functional and shows some signs of use. It packs in a host of Boss effects, along with a selection of great sounding amp models, and will easily manage the step up from practice to small gig. They must be halfway decent, they're always paired up with Rockford Fosgate amps! Can I Be Honest About BOSS Katana Amps? I recorded the guitar parts for this clip at my kitchen table with my Katana Artist (which is a 100 at its base) while my family slept. Katana MkII takes the acclaimed Katana guitar amp series to the next level, turbocharging the core platform with more sounds, more effects, and more features. I LOVE that amp! With all the added options to the MK2 version, this would probably be the amp to go to for a metal sound. Boss Katana-50 MkII. Even though it’s a smaller amp, it does a great bang for the buck, definitely one of the most versatile guitar amps in the price range. To me, SR and Genz-Benz have been my go-to standards, and I still play through my SR California Blonde. Now THAT is hilarious! Will this sub/speaker combination work in my Dodge Charger? My dad used to be an EE, so I texted him to brag about my electronic self sufficiency. It’s just a very good all-tube affair, with enough wattage and features to hang with the more-famous amps in the market. hers the thing boss amps in terms of sound quality are less than average. no i got a boss amp as my first sub amp and it was the worst decision ever. Even as old as it is, I’ll pit it against any other acoustic amp. Hopefully, the problem is just the power tubes. The Boss Katana 100 MKII is, in many ways, the perfect ‘first’ or backup amp for most people. Twenty-five or so years ago, with just a couple of exceptions, solid-state amps were definitely the cheap alternatives – at least the ones built for electric guitar. My Fender Hot Rod Deluxe has a hauntingly rich and beautiful clean tone. Why did my car stereo head unit start shutting off during heavy bass notes today? The same went for my Katana Artist. If you’ve ever picked up a tube amp, you know how heavy they are. It seems the Katana is heads above every other amp on its field, although I don’t need the effects I have an ever grinding pedal board! Then the Katana 50 is definitely the way to go! Boss is one of the guitar industry’s best-known brands, largely due to its incredible history in the world of effects pedals. And whether you intend on playing down the coffee shop or local club, busking on the high street or playing at church, there is an abundance of choice. It’s still fantastic. 0 0. With my Plexi-style amps, there really is nothing like the high-end sizzle when the amp is cranked. Boss effects are some of the most sought-after pedals around, and that's no accident. It’s a fantastic amp! Roland Jazz Chorus amps have a long and proud history unto themselves. Back to electric guitar solid state amps…. The NOS Mullards are awesome, but the newer ones perform very well. I've seen a lot of boss amps for cheap but still with power which makes me wonder why the low price. A buddy of mine has one and even at lower volume levels, that amp has big balls! Modeling amps are amps that can effectively model the voices of other amps, and many have built-in effects. In addition, the output sections of Katana amps employ a special method developed for the Waza amp that optimizes the interaction between the speaker and cabinet. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. The range includes both loud gigging amps and small portable practice amps! They totally sucked! Why? I’m thinking the 50w version, I have a young family and the neighbours don’t really need to hear my ‘classic 80’s rock riffs’ all day!!!! Sorry, I digress. It’s so convenient to just turn on and go. I've seen a lot of boss amps for cheap but still with power which makes me wonder why the low price, Remember its not completely illegal to put a bunch if promising numbers on something and sell it when really its worthless. In particular, the Deluxe Reverb, Brit Combo, Matchless, Marshall Plexi and Tweed amps are a total blast to play with, and I feel they sound pretty damned good and add a lot of versatility. This is a newer entry into the world of solid state amps, the Katana by pedal giant Boss. Boss has really good amps your your money. But because of that historical stigma with solid-state amps, lots of people still frown upon them. But where the Tone Master amps are copping the Deluxe and Twin, the Katana line, at least to me, have their own sounds, and not trying to copy specific amps. II) is based on a Vox sound rather than the Fender tone you'd likely want for country twang, so a Mk. Join Yahoo Answers and get 100 points today. As a result, perhaps more than any other multi-effects processor on the market currently, GT-1000 is a unit that you need to trust your ears and fingers rather than a preconceived notion of what kind of amp sounds good, on paper.
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