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Peegoo
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Curled up

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Jan 3rd, 2018 08:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"With the new one, I know what I'll be getting."

Yep: a full manufacturer's warranty.

But I doubt you'll need it, because Roland/Boss makes rock-solid stuff.

LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

Tone is in the lingers
Jan 5th, 2018 05:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My 50 was delivered today. I updated the firmware to 2.02 and confirmed it works okay, but I can't get Tone Studio to work. When I connect the cable and open TS, it says I need to update the driver, but when I try, it says the driver is already installed.

Did anyone else have this problem?

Cal-Woody

USA/California

Why do I keep fixing things that work?
Jan 5th, 2018 06:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

So, how much longer can Leftee hold out?

GAS, BABY, GAS! LOL

HeavyDuty
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Not very bright but does lack ambition
Jan 5th, 2018 06:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

LM, I’d delete Tone Studio and reinstall it.

Leftee
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VA

Life makes a man tired.
Jan 5th, 2018 06:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I’m up to my earlobes in guitar projects and new, unplayed pedals.

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 08:41 PM, Jan 5th, 2018)

LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

Tone is in the lingers
Jan 6th, 2018 08:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

HD, it worked. Thanks! I'm experimenting with the sneaky amps. They sound WAY better than the stock setup.

Question: Is there a list that explains the different amps? For example, which one is a Marshall Plexi, Soldano, etc?

Leftee
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Jan 6th, 2018 10:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Must...

resist...

HeavyDuty
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Not very bright but does lack ambition
Jan 7th, 2018 09:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

LM, yay!

reverendrob
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Jan 7th, 2018 08:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

From the GT-100 manual/parameter list (from which the Katana is derived, albeit crippled). I'd recommend dl'ing it from the Boss site if any of it needs clarification (if there is any!):



PREAMP TYPE
This is a list of the amp types that can be selected for PREAMP.
Category Type Explanation
ADVANCED
NATURL CLEAN
An unembellished, clean sound that
minimizes the amp’s idiosyncrasies, such as
its trebly character and boomy low end.
FULL RANGE
An amp with a broad frequency range and an
extremely flat response.
Good for acoustic guitar.
COMBO CRUNCH
Crunch sound that allows the nuances of
your picking to be expressed even more
faithfully than on conventional combo amps.
STACK CRUNCH
Great-feeling crunch sound that responds
well to picking dynamics while retaining
all the defining characteristics of a 4 x 12”
speaker cabinet.
HiGAIN STACK
High-gain sound of a vintage Marshall
specially revamped in a way that is possible
only with COSM modeling technology.
POWER DRIVE
A straight drive sound that works well in a
broad range of situations, from backing to
lead. A sound like this cannot be obtained
from any existing combo amp or stack amp.
EXTREM LEAD
A new type of sound that smoothes out the
uneven frequency response that is typical of
existing large stack amps.
CORE METAL
A large stack sound that has been tweaked
extensively in the pursuit of the ultimate
metal sound.
VINTAGE
JC-120 This models the sound of the Roland JC-120.
CLEAN TWIN This models a Fender Twin Reverb.
PRO CRUNCH This models a Fender Pro Reverb.
TWEED This models a Fender Bassman 4 x 10”
Combo.
DELUXE CRUNCH This models a Fender Deluxe Reverb.
VO DRIVE
This models the drive sound of a VOX
AC-30TB.
This is a sound that it suited to sixties-style
British rock.
VO LEAD This models the lead sound of the VOX
AC-30TB.
MATCH DRIVE
This models the sound input to left input on
a Matchless D/C-30.
A simulation of the latest tube amp widely
used in styles from blues and rock.
BG LEAD
This models the lead sound of the MESA/
Boogie combo amp.
The sound of a tube amp typical of the late
‘70s to ‘80s.
BG DRIVE This models a MESA/Boogie with TREBLE
SHIFT SW on.
MS1959 I
This models the sound input to Input I on a
Marshall 1959.
This is a trebly sound suited to hard rock.
MS1959 I+II
The sound of connecting inputs I and II of the
guitar amp in parallel, creating a sound with
a stronger low end than I.
R-FIER VINTAGE Models the sound of the Channel 2 VINTAGE
Mode on the MESA/Boogie DUAL Rectifier.
R-FIER MODERN Models the sound of the Channel 2 MODERN
Mode on the MESA/Boogie DUAL Rectifier.
T-AMP LEAD This models a Hughes & Kettner Triamp
AMP3.
SLDN This models a Soldano SLO-100. This is the
typical sound of the eighties.
5150 DRIVE This models the lead channel of a Peavey
EVH 5150.

The "Custom Amp" decoder:

JC CLEAN This models the sound of the Roland JC-120.
TW CLEAN This models a Fender Twin Reverb.
CRUNCH This is a crunch sound that can faithfully
reproduce the nuances of picking.
COMBO DRIVE This is a combo amp sound that it suited to
sixties-style British rock.
COMBO LEAD This is a lead sound of a combo tube amp
typical of the late ‘70s to ‘80s.
MS HiGAIN
This models the sound input to Input I on a
Marshall 1959.
This is a trebly sound suited to hard rock.
MODERN STACK
This original high-gain amp delivers thick
lows and intense distortion while still
preserving the sound’s clear definition.

reverendrob
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Jan 7th, 2018 10:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The Katana's "Brown" channel, btw, is the "High Gain Stack" of that list.

Ryder
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Butterscotch Blues
Jan 8th, 2018 12:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I seem to be having a problem with updating my 50 combo.

I go through all of the instructions, and the last thing you do is hit the panel button and all the effects lights come on and when they blink slowly it's finished.

My lights are blinking very rapidly. What's up? What did I do wrong?

I also notice there was no Boss Katana icon on my computer screen to throw in the trash unless it was the .dmg.

(This message was last edited by Ryder at 02:17 PM, Jan 8th, 2018)

LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

Tone is in the lingers
Jan 8th, 2018 04:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks, Rob!

LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

Tone is in the lingers
Jan 8th, 2018 04:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ryder, I had a similar issue and I found the icon in the system tray as a new drive folder.

As for the blinking lights, mine didn't blink very slowly either after the upgrade. Do the test again to see if the update took.

Ryder
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Butterscotch Blues
Jan 8th, 2018 08:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks LM, I’ll try it again tomorrow.

Ryder
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Northwest Missouri

Butterscotch Blues
Jan 9th, 2018 10:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ok, did it again. Same thing happens. When I open the application the window appears but another window on top of it says I have to download the latest system. It's 2.02, right?

Click the download button and it takes you right back to where you were.

The test works on the amp. Turn it on the 0.5 setting and the delay/fx lights up. Turn it on the 50 setting and the delay/fx lights up.

I have no idea what to do at this point. Call for help!

Oh yeah, I tried version 2.0 also. Same thing.

I'm on a mac mini with OS 10.13.2

(This message was last edited by Ryder at 12:31 PM, Jan 9th, 2018)

Ryder
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Northwest Missouri

Butterscotch Blues
Jan 9th, 2018 10:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Got it!
Dang, I still don't know what I was doing wrong.

Now all I have to do is figure out how to use it.

Ryder
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Northwest Missouri

Butterscotch Blues
Jan 10th, 2018 10:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

New question:

Is this amp supposed to be “noisy” like gain and boost noise?
I can’t seem to turn them on hardly at all without getting the noise too.

Are all SS amps this way? Can you tell I play only tube amps...until this one?

LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

Tone is in the lingers
Jan 10th, 2018 02:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mine was noisy when using any gain with the stock settings but it went away when using one of the sneaky amps. There is a noise suppressor built into the software. You may try experimenting with it.

Gene from Tampa
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Tampa, FL

Press On Irregardless
Jan 10th, 2018 06:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The new Katana Air looks interesting. I'd actually maybe get one. The whole motion sensor activated rechargeable wireless (no guitar cable needed) and bluetooth kind of hits the spot for me.

You can read about it in the link below.

Sweetwater has it listed for $399.

Boss Unveils the Katana-Air Amp

Ryder
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Butterscotch Blues
Jan 11th, 2018 09:17 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I haven't gotten as far a sneaky amps yet.
thanks

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