Recently bought Katana 50 modelling amp. Very basic manual came with it. I seem to be able to save settings for a sound I've got on the front panel. But how do I recall the settings from memory please? Thank you
I have 2-3 nice patches for each mode except the acoustic mode. I wrote then down in a small note book with 4 division, one for clean, one for Crunch, one for drive, and one for brown. I have my favorites memorized and can dial them in on the fly without the settings notebook.
I have come to see these as tone sculpting starting points. And I apply effects as desired.
For example, SRV's version of Voodoo Child is found in drive mode, the settings are G 12, B 2:15, M dimed, T 9 Boost on red 10.
Things like reverb is to taste, probably red set at 1-2. For more long reverbs I'd set the red to 3 for the sweetest Fender reverb tone. I get compliments all the time on the verb. No deep editing, all from the front panel.
I can save these foundation tones in my saver slots and I'm comfortable tweaking it from one of the foundation tones at a gig. But I bring my notebook for some tones just in case.
From that saved sound I can dial in the best Peter Green tone an amp has ever given me, basically just gain down to 9, a one knob tweak.
Also I like to stick with a tone for a playing.. I'm not using 10 tones. That's what I might do if I was in a cover band, but I prefer to develop a signature tone and play/tweak off of that.
I'm a KISS kind of player, "keep it stupid simple", or "keep it simple stupid". Choose the phrase that fits the occasion lol.
One of my main points is I don't need 120 user slots. I like the hands on approach.
Oh, I have the Kat Mk2 100 and the original Mk1 50 but it just sits in its box, I may sell it. It sounds as good as the Mk2.