Boss Katana sneaky amps and the original amps

So, I got kinda curious about all those ‘sneaky amps’ that is “hidden” within the Boss Katana guitar amplifier. And for that sake, those five amp styles available from the physical knob – what are they based on? Did some searching and didn’t really find a compiled list so I created one. And once that was done, well why not publish it here – hopefully there are other Katana owners that would be interested in this. Anyways here it is:

GT-100 Name – Katana LED
FULL RANGE (Original BOSS amp) – Acoustic
JC-120 (Roland JC-120) – Clean
TWEED (Fender Bassman) – Crunch
5150 (Peavey 5150 Lead) – DRIVE Lead
SLDN (Soldano SLO-100) – Brown

The sneaky amps (GT-100 name – Original amp name)

Acoustic

Custom – Original BOSS amp

Clean

JC-120 Clean – Roland JC-120
NATURAL CLEAN – Original BOSS amp
CLEAN TWIN Clean – Fender Twin Reverb

Crunch

TWEED Crunch – Fender Bassman 4×10
COMBO CRUNCH – Original BOSS amp
STACK CRUNCH – Original BOSS amp
PRO CRUNCH – Original BOSS amp
DELUXE CRUNCH – Fender DeLuxe Reverb
VO DRIVE – Vox AC-30TB Drive sound
VO LEAD – Vox AC-30TB Lead sound
MATCH DRIVE – Matchless DC-30 left input

Lead

5150 DRIVE – Peavey EVH 5150 Lead channel
HiGAIN STACK – Original BOSS amp
XTREME LEAD – Original BOSS amp
CORE METAL – Original BOSS amp
BG LEAD – Mesa Boogie IIb combo amp lead sound
BG DRIVE – Mesa Boogie IIb with treble shift on
MS1959 I – Marshall Plexi channel I
MS1959 I+II – Marshall Plexi with channels paralleled
R-FIRE VINTAGE – Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Ch2 Vintage mode
R-FIRE MODERN – Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Ch2 Modern mode
T-AMP LEAD – Hughes & Kettner Triamp 3
BGNR UB – Bogner Uberschall

Brown

SLDN – Soldano SLO-100
POWER DRIVE – Original BOSS amp
ORNG RB – Orange Rockerverb

You can download a liveset from Vguitarforums to access all the sneaky amps except the “CUSTOM amp”. Just import this liveset and use/tweak the included tone settings based on those amps to your liking, then you can save it to your Katanas preset slots or your own liveset. This liveset includes all the sneaky amps and separate BRIGHT settings – a total of 30 variations.

Liveset at Vguitarforums

Another option is Gumtowns Katana FxFloorBoard editor that gives direct access to 29 amps. It also has a bunch of other nice features – follow the link to read all about it. There’s been some compability problems with the new Katana firmware updates but it works as it is for both Mac and Windows.

Gumtown’s Katana FxFloorBoard Editor

Free Kemper Profiles by FastRedPonyCar (Rig Exchange recommendations/demo)

It has been too long since Have Guitar did the first Rig Exchange Recommendations-video, so I’m pretty proud to present a new Rig Ex… ahw, man. I should really come up with a shorter name for this feature. Just look at the thumbnail – the text clutters up the whole pic! Well, anyways, here’s a look at some of FastRedPonyCar’s Kemper profiles.

So, if you like the sounds just go to Kemper Rig Exchange and try out these great profiles … for free! Because you can never have too many profiles.

Hey… if you know any good & free profiles from the Rig exchange or any other free source please do let me know. You can send a message on  Youtube or Facebook or you can use the email found further down in the description.

This video in Swedish (Denna video på svenska):

Guitars used in this video:
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)

Kemper official website

 

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Add effects to Performance Mode slots (Kemper Profiling Amp)

Have Guitar presents a video reply to the question, how to add effects to slots in the Performance mode in the kemper profiling Amp. Everything is easy when you know it and I’m just happy to help out. So this is a short video on how to add any effect to a slot in the performance mode.

Equipment used in this video:
Kemper Profiling Amp
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)

Hope you liked the video! If so please support Have Guitars effort to bring fun guitar-related videos to quaff boredom by subscribing to the channel. A big thanks as always to all of you already subscribing, much appriciated!

Kemper official website

 

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Recorded with a Sony FDR-AX100 and edited in Magix Movie Studio Platinum 14.

Boss Katana: Discover the FxFloorBoard editor

Lo and behold – Gumtowns FxFloorBoard for the Boss Katana! There’s a good chance you will already know about this alternative software editor but I’m thinking there are probably some people out who hasn’t. This video is for those poor uneducated souls.

This video is actually also like a first impression for me, shot it as I installed the editor and tested it for the first time. So please, don’t expect too much of it – it’s basically me looking around and showing off the capabilities of the FxFloorBoard.

There’s been a high level of Katana activity on Have Guitar! this week – next Thursday it’s time for a new Kemper video.

Equipment used in this video:
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Boss Katana 100w 1×10

That’s it! I hope you like the video and if so please do subscribe to Have Guitar. Bigger channel = bigger chance for more types of videos… and you will have my eternal gratitude with you whereever you go. To all of you already subscribing – Thanks, you rock!

This video in SvedishDenna video på svenska:

https://youtu.be/c9QrXHZVI8g

Boss website – Katana Amps

Vguitar Forums (have dedicated sub forums for the Boss Katana)

Vguitar Forums – GumTown’s Katana FxFloorBoard Editor

(An alternative software editor that gives you direct access to the ‘sneaky amps’ and much more!)

Boss Katana @ The Gear Page

Tone Settings from Guitarpatch.com

Review of the Boss Katana in English

Svensk recension av Boss Katana

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Boss Katana: 20 Sound Demos

Without further ado – Have Guitar gives you 20 sound demos from the Boss Katana (100 watts, 1×12″ speaker). I’ve done/used twenty different sound settings and even included the acoustic channel. I’ve tried to pick as many different types of sound as possible to give you a good picture of what the Katana is capable of. All sound demos are recorded through the Katana to Focusrite 6i6 to Reaper.

Equipment used in this video:
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Boss Katana 100w 1×10
TTone Klon Centaur Horsie overdrive
EHX Big Muff Russian Green

English version / Engelsk version

Svensk version / Swedish version:

That’s it! I hope you like the video and if so please do subscribe to Have Guitar. Bigger channel = bigger chance for more types of videos… and you will have my eternal gratitude with you whereever you go. To all of you already subscribing – Thanks, you rock!

Boss website – Katana Amps

Vguitar Forums (have dedicated sub forums for the Boss Katana)

Vguitar Forums – GumTown’s Katana FxFloorBoard Editor

(An alternative software editor that gives you direct access to the ‘sneaky amps’ and much more!)

Boss Katana @ The Gear Page

Tone Settings from Guitarpatch.com

Review of the Boss Katana in English

Svensk recension av Boss Katana

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Boss Katana 100 watts 1×12″ – Review & Test

So here’s another review from Have Guitar – the Boss Katana amplifier. Is tubes? No. Is it a digital modelling amp? Not really. The Boss Katana goes its own way and its goin’ is good…

This review is about the Boss Katana 100 watts with a 1×12″ speaker, five different amp setting ranging from acoustic to high gain, power control and much more. Watch my review for a runthrough of the Katanas feature, sound examples and Have Guitars opinion about this amp!

English review:

Recension på svenska (Swedish review):

Equipment used in this video:
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Boss Katana 100w 1×10
EHX Big Muff Russian Green

That’s it! Hope you like the video and if so please consider to subscribe to Have Guitar! Every sub counts and there more I get the more the channel grows and that expands the possibilities. And as always a Very Big Thanks to all of you already subscribing!!

Boss website – Katana Amps

Vguitar Forums (some sub forums dedicated for the Boss Katana)

Vguitar Forums – GumTown’s Katana FxFloorBoard Editor

(The above is an alternative software editor, gives direct access to the ‘sneaky amps’ and much more!)

Long thread on the Boss Katana @ The Gear Page

Tone Settings from Guitarpatch.com

And don’t forget – Fret Nut… Have Guitar!

TTone Klon Centaur Horsie – Pedal Frenzy, Chinese pedals 1

Have Guitar presents Pedal Frenzy Special – Made in China! That’s right, just as a fun (?!) experiment I ordered two overdrive pedals from China and the first one is the Klon Centaur Horsie Professional Overdrive Guitar Pedal Gold. Pfew! That’s a long name!

So, this is a clone of the original Clon Kentaur stomp box that was invented by Bill Finnegan in the 90’s and sold up until 2000. This pedal quickly became well known for its “transparent overdrive” and today the original pedal is quite expensive… as I don’t have access to the original pedal I can’t really say if the Ttone is as good, but well, I kinda doubt it.

But still, you should have a listen to the sound examples in this video – you can get some cool tones out of it. And as it happends, I will get a praised and more recognized clone of the Klon Centaur and then I will of course bring out this Ttone again.

Index:
01:59 – Unboxing
05:03 – Low gain/crunch – ReampZone’s Orange AD140
10:28 – Crunch – ReampZone’s Marshall JCM900 MKIII
14:24 – HiGain – Live Ready Sound’s 6160 Platinum Modded
16:49 – Clean – Top Jimi’s Tweed Medium Pack

GuitarList:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)

That’s it! Hope you like the video and if so consider to subscribe to Have Guitar! Every sub counts and there more I get the more the channel grows and that expands the possibilities. And as always a Very Big Thanks to all of you already subscribing!!

Reampzone’s Orange AD140 Kemper profiles

ReampZone’s Marshall JCM900 MKIII Kemper profiles

Live Ready Sound’s 6160 Platinum Modded by Voodoo

Top Jimi’s Medium Tweed Pack

More info on the original Klon Centaur pedal

Kemper official website

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