NAD Katana 50

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  1. frankyfal

    frankyfal Well-Known Member

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    I know.....

    I am late to the game, but I gave in and bought one used for $125.
    I created 3 presets that mimic my 3 live tones in 30 minutes.


    With my les paul treble p/u at 4 and 7 on the tone I dialed in an ACDC/ Zep 2 crunch w verb, 70's Crunch w verb and a Hair band crunch w delay. The Katana channel and master dimed and the BMT to taste and then a little mid heavy as per Johan on YouTube.

    I worked the volume knob for solo's and blended in the rhythm p/u for clean / cleanish grinds and such while playing along with a CD to make sure I don't get lost in the mix.


    I then took it to rehearsal just to see. I could easily use this as a b/u and or a real gig. I never stomped a pedal or touched my amp other than to switch between these 3 presets. I stood wireless all over the room and listened for my axe in the mix and it was present and pretty nice ( I used my tone knob when I needed a bit more cut and my volume knob to set my gain). This $200 ( new ) solid state amp with a crap speaker really covered all the classic rock bases and more.

    I paid more than that for a pedal or a retube on my main amp.
     
  2. Nik Henville

    Nik Henville Well-Known Member

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    There's dudes in here goin'...

    "He did WHAT ??? Used the knobs on his damned GUITAR !!! Whatever next ???"
    Man - you might just have started a tone revolution :applause:
     
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  3. frankyfal

    frankyfal Well-Known Member

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    Katana did that clean up thing well for SS, not as good as a cranked tubester, but well enough for me to get through that night pedaless and wireless.
     
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    67Mopar Well-Known Member

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    Enjoy that amp! :cheers:
     
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    Have a blast. :cheers:

    I just bought a tube amp with no presets that I use my geets knobs too. $250. Blew me away for the classic blues to hard rock. Straight in.

    Ain't it great when you find a gem? I dig it.:eddie:
     
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  6. frankyfal

    frankyfal Well-Known Member

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    Sure is. This will sit in my trunk as my gig backup and I will use it at rehearsals now. If I see another for the cheap I will buy it, copy my presets to it and just leave it at the rehearsal space. What did you buy?
     
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    solarburnDSL50 Well-Known Member

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    I've heard some great clips of the Katana. Seems capable and at a great price. Wished I had it instead of the Harmony amp years ago. Not that it's a beginner amp. Just much more interactive and toneful.

    The amp I just bought is the Stage Right 15 watt combo. One channel half power switch with EL84's. Reverb was 2 spring and flopped. Threw in a 3 Spring verb tank and now it has a respectable verb. Just a fun feeling/sounding grab and go blues/rock amp. Even has a EFX loop.
     
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  8. eastsidecincy

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    Congrats on the new amp...but SS is not for me.....
     

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