- May 26, 2016
- Reaction score
- Melbourne, Australia
For balance's sake i will post my thoughts about Katana.
Internal gain pedals feel a bit stiff and tight. It can be good for riffin'.
For solos Brown is OK only after some parametric eq tweaking.
Out of the box this amp is not so good and inspiring imho. It needs a little tweaking.
Footswitch for 100 watter is great and makes great job in pedal mode.
As a clean pedal platform this amp really shines.
All my dirt pedals sound great through this amp.
I mean: Plexi Troll, Tech21 RK5, AMT D2, Friedman BE-OD and Strymon Riverside.
I own Dark Terror, Micro Dark, Vox AC10, Magnum 44, Yamaha THR10x and recently sold Vox Night Train 50 and Spider Valve.
I've been playing for almost 24 years.
This is my refference. I really enjoy this amp mostly as clean pedal platform. In that role it outperforms all my current amps. I wish i haven't sold my ol' trusty Silverface Bassman 100 from 70s... never cared for my former Mesas tho..
So all that talking based on few youtube vids and/or 5 mins playthrough in store are not so valid imho.
I find the amp does need tweaking to get a great sound but then dont all amps ?