Boss Katana Review

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  1. Salman says:

    I have a Boss Katana 100 and find it to be simply the best amp for its price and in fact under at least $1500. In fact I would argue that given its range of talents and abilities there are not many amps even way above this price range that can touch it. The clean, crunch, lead and brown channels are all very useable and all can be made to sound truly amazing and every bit as good as any amp I have ever owned. It is very versatile and completely not temperamental like a tube amp.

    The thing is this amp is every bit as good as any tube amp costing even $2000 or $3000. On top of it you have the effects and the fact that it is super reliable, rugged and not very heavy.
    Seriously if you strip away the emotion and the myth surrounding expensive tube amps there is no reason any more to buy a tube amp when you can buy this Katana for a ridiculously small amount of money.

    • AGREditor says:

      I totally agree Salman – the Katana have really changed the perception of what is a good solid state amp and even more so under $500. It is a fantastic amp at the price, it bothers me that I see people calling it a ‘practice’ amp and maintaining that all-tube snobbery.

  2. Les Newberry says:

    Just bought a Katana 50 and am absolutely blown away. The extent to which you can change the parameters of effects and eq is beyond belief. I have owned many amps but this is by far the best. I have a 57 re-issue strat and an Epiphone Dot. By spending a bit of time setting up the pre-sets the sound for both jazz and R&R is stunning.

    • AGREditor says:

      It really is a fantastic amp for the price. I have been thinking about picking up a different amp, but I really can’t justify anything else that suits my needs.

  3. Steve says:

    as a home only user I have been quite happy with my “clean” amp (Blues Junior 3). But when my friend next door lent me his Katana 100 (which he was selling because he had just bought the two speaker version) I was soon captivated by the range of tones, effects and possibilities.
    I am still learning how to get the most of this amp but find myself constantly using it. It seems to kindle daily interest.

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