Katana 100H

Discussion in 'Amp-a-ridifiers' started by Eddie, Oct 13, 2021.

  1. Bluzy

    Bluzy Squier-holic

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    I read it on the gear page and it worked for me. I must have bad ears…to me, the settings I have created sound better than the guys I play with and they are playing Marshall’s of all sorts, Blackstar HTM, you name it. Or maybe the magic is in my fingers ! Yeah…I doubt that but :)
     
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  2. Powerstroke

    Powerstroke Squier-holic

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    My evh 5150iii lbxii hisses like crazy
     
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  3. drewcp

    drewcp Dr. Squier

    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
    I think the boost doesn't do much on the brown channel with the gain all the way up.
     
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  4. Powerstroke

    Powerstroke Squier-holic

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    To me it makes it fizzy.
     
  5. beagle

    beagle Squier-holic

    Nov 19, 2017
    Yorkshire
    I'm going to have a look today, the metal stuff isn't my bag and even on 0.5W I have a feeling that I'll be sleeping in the shed tonight...

    I just downloaded the metal liveset from tone central and a few others, to see what other peoples patches look like.
     
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  6. shingh2002

    shingh2002 Squier-Nut

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    Here are my settings atm - I’ve got two metal tones, one slightly more thrashy (Modern Heavy 1) and the other deeper (Modern Heavy 2) which ill post below.

    I play these settings on the .5watts mode, through a 1x12 Marshall Cab loaded with its stock Celestion 12B-150.
    My Master is usually between 2-4, and it’s been tailored to my EMG-81 loaded guitar, though I just tried out my SD loaded Ibanez (which I’ve recently finished setting up) and it still sounds pretty good through the HBs.
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  7. shingh2002

    shingh2002 Squier-Nut

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    Modern Heavy 2:

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  8. shingh2002

    shingh2002 Squier-Nut

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    Oh I forgot to say, I don’t have any feedback issues, and the Noise Gate doesn’t clamp on the sustain at all. There’s a slight hiss, which I imagine playing louder will amplify, but it’s relative to how loud you play! The hiss is probably about 10% of the level of my guitar tone. You’re never gonna have a high gain rig without some hiss.
     
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  9. beagle

    beagle Squier-holic

    Nov 19, 2017
    Yorkshire
    I've just used similar settings to yours with my Katana 50. Hell, that was loud. Sat 3 feet away in front of the amp, No feedback issues at all.

    Neighbours are banging on windows, I'm going to hide under the bed while Mrs B explains "he's at that time of life, he'll grow out of it"...
     
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  10. shingh2002

    shingh2002 Squier-Nut

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    Haha, It might have been a little early to rip out by I had to do it before I started work! Haha luckily my neighbour is a little hard of hearing
     
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  11. beagle

    beagle Squier-holic

    Nov 19, 2017
    Yorkshire
    So are mine now. Even at 0.5W the pots were rattling in the kitchen...
     
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  12. shingh2002

    shingh2002 Squier-Nut

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    :D Imagine it at 50 watts!
     
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  13. beagle

    beagle Squier-holic

    Nov 19, 2017
    Yorkshire
    I don't have to imagine, I had to test it. The kidney massage was quite pleasant. I had my ear plugs in and the dB meter was screaming for mercy. :p

    I didn't even use the full 50 watts for gigs.
     
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  14. drewcp

    drewcp Dr. Squier

    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
    I have the footswitch with mine and found that if I switch to preset 3, which is a Brown sound, it has way less squeal than if I just turn on the amp and turn the knobs to brown and crank the gain.

    I have no idea what may be different about that setting.

    I do think it's worth noting that if you use built in effects, they sound way different with Master cranked and Volume to set level than they do with Volume cranked and master to set Volume
     
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  15. archetype

    archetype Squier-holic Silver Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2017
    Western NY, USA
    @Eddie as a last resort, if the above settings don't do it for you, have someone else dial in a high-gain tone on your amp. Don't tell them what you've tried, just let them find that tone.

    Sometimes we get too focused on the way we've tried to do something and can't rethink it sufficiently.
     
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  16. Dave M

    Dave M Squier-Nut

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    To really get the Katana to do your bidding...you need to use the Boss tone software, if you have the mark ii, there tons of presets to import into the "Library".:) There is probably a Metal head that has made patches to help you get there quicker....;) Go to the "Studio Rats" youtube channel,,,great tutorial's on how and what to set all the parameters of pedals to get the sound you want.... If you spend the time,,,,you will be rewarded with Tone !!!!
    Not too mention you could put your amp across the room and never have to touch it to build patches....your only a click away from your next patch....
    I also ....since having the Katana, have learned a great deal of knowledge on how and where to adjust the deep settings of the pedals you normally wouldn't have access to..
    Go Deep my friend . o_O
     
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  17. Daemonchile

    Daemonchile Squier Talker

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    My advice to anyone getting an amp is skip solid state and just get whatever valve amp you can. Nothing beats them.
     
  18. beagle

    beagle Squier-holic

    Nov 19, 2017
    Yorkshire
    Oh how jolly helpful of you. Come back when you've had another 40 years experience of actually using them.
     
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  19. Powerstroke

    Powerstroke Squier-holic

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    I had a peavey valveking 100w head all tube. What a pile of crap. The katana 100w head sounds way better. Not all tube amps are any good for sure. Or some only do one thing well.
    That vk was a sad sack.
     
  20. beagle

    beagle Squier-holic

    Nov 19, 2017
    Yorkshire
    I've had all sorts of amps since the 1970s, many of them valve, most were total crap. For almost 40 years my go to gig amp was a 1966 Princeton Reverb bought used for £50. It was banned from the house in 1983, it just needed to be too loud in order to sound right . I can get exactly what I need from the Katana, at volumes that don't annoy anybody. Oh, and the Katana cost about the same as a set of replacement valves for the Princeton...
     
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