Boss Katana

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  1. Hey_you

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    I've been playing through my Reeves rig 3-4 days now. One can sound like a guitar-god playing through it! I decided to give it a rest last night and plugged into my K50ii. After turning a couple dials, I was more that pleased with the sound! Tele plugged straight in. I consider myself a sound snob, and what I was hearing sounded really good. Just sayin ....
     
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    My Katana 50 is great... For my needs.

    (I had a gd tube amp I recently sold. Donut miss it).
     
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    I have a Mk1 50 and a Mk2 100.

    Happy am I? Yes. I use the Mk2 and the Mk 1 sits in its box. Only because the Mk2 has a few extra things, tone is great on both.

    I'd like to experiment blending the two in wacky ways. I record a lot for Twanger Central backing tracks, but I guess I'm lazy, or perhaps I really love the sound of one focused simple tone, uhm, mostly I'm fricken lazy lol

    I love these amps, both.
     
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    It does the job without any fuss whatsoever.
     
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    Local guy has on Craigslist his 100 w katana, not the fancy one with the Wasa speakers etc.

    It's pristine condition. I already communicated with the guy, and he's up front.
    I may get it: he's asking $280 but I would offer $250.

    I would then sell my 50 watt Katana local
     
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    I’ve never heard of this amp.
     
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    The Mk1 50w is going to be a classic.

    I think all the Katana speakers are great and are different enough the render slight character differences, but all of the speakers absolutely rise to the occasion.
     
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    not sure, but i think my Snark detector is broken
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    The speaker that came with my Kat is totally fine. In fact wonderful.
     
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    The only flaw I can find in the Katana 50W is that it can't use the same footswitch that the 100W version uses.
     
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    only issue with the 50. Is the price is too close to the 100. While it’s priced well. It’s still closer than most amps. Making the 50 almost obsolete. About $100 more and get the 100
     
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    With the number of Katana 50s (mkI and mkII) on the used market, I wouldn't even consider buying new. So the price gap (at least in my area) doesn't quite render the 50 obsolete
     
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    this is true. In my area you don’t get them used very often. And personally don’t trust reverb for things like that. I can work on guitars and pedals. So if something is off I can fix it. Amps are a bit more than I’d like to mess with. So if I can’t play THAT exact one prior to buying. I’ll just buy it new. I used to have the original 50 watt. Very quickly regretted not getting the 100.
     
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    No, it's working fine. It's giving you the sarcastic positive reading like Fonzie saying "Aaaaaah". It means "of course, why would you even ask".
     
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    I think of I was in the market I'd go with the Katana head or the Katana Artist with the bigger cabinet and the Waza speaker.

    Problem is that neither of those come up used very often.
     
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    A simple A/B switch in front of them would do the trick. Back in the day, I did that with a 40 watt Marshall combo and a 30 watt Laney combo. The 2 together provided what I thought was a pretty cool unique sound.
     
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    If you're a guitarist, not a tap dancer, that's actually an advantage. A simple dual foot switch is quite adequate. Much cheaper than the GA-FC too.
     
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    I think your post about the qualities of the humble Katana prove that you are not in fact a "sound snob". :p:D;)
     
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    $250 is a reasonable price for the 100, maybe even $240.
    Only100 bucks more will get you into the Mk2.

    I know, it's a drag for resale. Just keep the Mk1 50, try recording two amps, wet/dry, etc. And if a friend comes over you can set them up with a great amp, the 100, you use the 50 lol.
     
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