Those two amps are often discussed as cheap options both for beginners or for band practice or gigs. I thought they deserve their own thread and I recorded this short video. I'm not really trying to show the (huge) differences here, quite the contrary. One is 35 years old solid state and weighs a ton, the other is last year's digital wonder. I did my best to match the settings and play a few chords: The Bandit is set to the higher gain limit where there is a little compression and crunch or breakup. The Katana is set to a lower gain setting on the crunch channel. That’s where they meet. In the video you hear more highs and clarity from the Katana, but in real the Bandit has lots of dynamics and clarity and tight and powerful lows whereas the Katana is less punchy and easily harsher, though it can be much more versatile with other settings and options. No pedal, just a hint of reverb on both. What's your experience with them? Opinions? Feel free to post other vids.