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Joe Farrell

 

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Nova Scotia, Canada
Post  Posted 7 Mar 2020 2:04 pm    
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Hi:
Is anyone using BOSS Katana Amps?

What settings are you using for pedal steel guitar?
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Larry Dering

 

From:
Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 7 Mar 2020 2:20 pm    
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I have a Katana 100 and after trying all suggested settings have found my happy medium. Use the acoustic setting. Using clock settings.
Gain at 10, volume at 2
bass at 3, middle at 1, treble at 10
reverb at 9, delay barely on or to taste,
presence at 1, master at 4
100 watt setting.
You can also try the clean channel but most agree on the acoustic channel. Hope this helps. That's a single neck s10 BMI.I haven't tried it on my D10. I can post a picture if that helps.
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Larry Dering

 

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Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 7 Mar 2020 2:30 pm     Katana 100 picture
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Ignore the power selection because I took this picture with the amp off.
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Joe Farrell

 

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Nova Scotia, Canada
Post  Posted 7 Mar 2020 4:23 pm    
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Thanks.
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Larry Dering

 

From:
Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 7 Mar 2020 4:50 pm    
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Joe, let us know how this works for you. The amp is very tweak able and you can get more in depth with the Tone bank download from Boss. It gives you more control over the mids. I know more guys are using these so someone else may have better settings. Good luck.
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Bruce Bjork


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Southern Coast of Maine
Post  Posted 8 Mar 2020 5:43 am    
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That’s pretty close to my settings, awesome amp. I’ve got the Katana Librarian on a $30 kindle and have tweaked it a bit more. A couple of months ago my son and I replaced the cabinet with solid pine, dovetailed joints and tan grill cover, big improvement in sound.




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Larry Dering

 

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Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 8 Mar 2020 7:50 am    
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Wow, nice work on the cabinet. You kept the same speaker? I'm tempted to try a different speaker for a better steel tone. The stock unit isn't too bad. I use the librarian on my Samsung tablet but the software for PC has way more tweaking options. I'm after the hidden amps and equilizer stuff.
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Larry Dering

 

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Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 8 Mar 2020 7:51 am     Opps, double post.
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Double post

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Bruce Bjork


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Southern Coast of Maine
Post  Posted 8 Mar 2020 8:11 am    
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Thanks Larry, kept the stock speaker but tempted to upgrade, solid pine cab really improved the sound. I found plenty of EQ options with Librarian, and uploaded all kinds of hidden amps none of which I’m using though.
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Gene Tani


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Pac NW
Post  Posted 8 Mar 2020 10:53 am    
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Wow, nice cab

Swapping in JBL, celestion, TT/other eminence, and the tight fit,

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=336339

I leave my knobs at 12 oclock and mess with my compressor and boost pedals knobs but there's previous threads here about delay/verb eq etc,

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=2687291

These guys have documented everything there is to know a out katanas Mark 1, if you google "site:https://www.thegearpage.net/ boss katana"
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Peter Harris

 

From:
South Australia, Australia
Post  Posted 15 Mar 2020 5:25 am    
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See also here:-

https://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=231.0

Cheers,
Peter
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