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craftykenny

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Has anybody got any cool tone settings for boss katana

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Has anybody got any cool tone settings for boss katana

ChristopherSchlegel

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Originally Posted by: craftykenny

Has anybody got any cool tone settings for boss katana

You bet! That's a fun amp. But it depends on what you are trying to do. What style of music are you wanting to play? The Katana can do just about anything.

I did a whole series of demos using my Katana.

https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLlnl5iWw43icBvpfQQUpzkOKfLncd-bL

If you give me some idea of what kind of music you are trying to play then I can probably help you with some settings.

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Originally Posted by: craftykenny

Has anybody got any cool tone settings for boss katana

You bet! That's a fun amp. But it depends on what you are trying to do. What style of music are you wanting to play? The Katana can do just about anything.

I did a whole series of demos using my Katana.

https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLlnl5iWw43icBvpfQQUpzkOKfLncd-bL

If you give me some idea of what kind of music you are trying to play then I can probably help you with some settings.

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craftykenny

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Thanks Christopher.i play mostly blues think Joe Bonamassa and alot of clean stuff think Mark Knophler,although i must add not nearly as well as either of those 2 gentlemen.All the best from Melbourne Aus Kenny.

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Thanks Christopher.i play mostly blues think Joe Bonamassa and alot of clean stuff think Mark Knophler,although i must add not nearly as well as either of those 2 gentlemen.All the best from Melbourne Aus Kenny.

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Originally Posted by: craftykenny
i play mostly blues think Joe Bonamassa and alot of clean stuff think Mark Knophler,although i must add not nearly as well as either of those 2 gentlemen.[/p]

Got it.

Bonamassa often plays Fender Tweed amp (those brown combos). And sometimes he has a pretty overdriven tone, but it's the result of volume more than gain. For that type of tone I suggest using this:

Crunch amp type

Gain 5

Volume 7

Bass 5

Mid 6

Treble 2

Effects - Booster (yellow color on the button) on 5 (this is a really important part of getting that punchy sound of the pick attack to sound right)

For his cleaner sounding blues I'd recommend:

Clean amp type
Gain 5

Volume 5
Bass 5

Mid 7

Treble 4

Effects - Booster (yellow color on the button) on 4

A little delay & reverb won't sound bad here & will flesh out the sound.

Delay (yellow) 2

Reverb 3

For Mark Knopfler tone (especially that classic cealn 'Sultans of Swing') you have to start with the guitar. He used a Strat with single coils & set on the middle & bridge pickup. He also used a compressor into a mostly clean amp. And that's where you can use the Booster again!

Clean amp type
Gain 4

Volume 5
Bass 3

Mid 7

Treble 6

Effects - Booster (yellow color on the button) on 3

Again a little delay & reverb won't sound bad here & will flesh out the sound.

Delay (yellow) 2

Reverb 3

That will probably get you in the ballpark. But you'll have to tweak to get closer depending on your guitar, playing style & volume.

And that's the caveat with all of these: it will depend a lot on your guitar & how loud you are playing. The louder the volume, the less you will need the bass & treble to make it sound full. At low volumes you often need to turn the bass & treble up to make up for the lack of punch from the speaker. Hope that makes sense. You can hear it for yourself with a little experimentation!

Also, if you haven't yet, you might check out the Katana website for downloadable patches. I haven't use them but I did play around the Tone Central computer program!

http://bosstonecentral.com/liveset/category/katana/

Hope that helps! Have fun tone chasing, but don't forget to play guitar more than fiddle with knobs. :)

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Originally Posted by: craftykenny
i play mostly blues think Joe Bonamassa and alot of clean stuff think Mark Knophler,although i must add not nearly as well as either of those 2 gentlemen.[/p]

Got it.

Bonamassa often plays Fender Tweed amp (those brown combos). And sometimes he has a pretty overdriven tone, but it's the result of volume more than gain. For that type of tone I suggest using this:

Crunch amp type

Gain 5

Volume 7

Bass 5

Mid 6

Treble 2

Effects - Booster (yellow color on the button) on 5 (this is a really important part of getting that punchy sound of the pick attack to sound right)

For his cleaner sounding blues I'd recommend:

Clean amp type
Gain 5

Volume 5
Bass 5

Mid 7

Treble 4

Effects - Booster (yellow color on the button) on 4

A little delay & reverb won't sound bad here & will flesh out the sound.

Delay (yellow) 2

Reverb 3

For Mark Knopfler tone (especially that classic cealn 'Sultans of Swing') you have to start with the guitar. He used a Strat with single coils & set on the middle & bridge pickup. He also used a compressor into a mostly clean amp. And that's where you can use the Booster again!

Clean amp type
Gain 4

Volume 5
Bass 3

Mid 7

Treble 6

Effects - Booster (yellow color on the button) on 3

Again a little delay & reverb won't sound bad here & will flesh out the sound.

Delay (yellow) 2

Reverb 3

That will probably get you in the ballpark. But you'll have to tweak to get closer depending on your guitar, playing style & volume.

And that's the caveat with all of these: it will depend a lot on your guitar & how loud you are playing. The louder the volume, the less you will need the bass & treble to make it sound full. At low volumes you often need to turn the bass & treble up to make up for the lack of punch from the speaker. Hope that makes sense. You can hear it for yourself with a little experimentation!

Also, if you haven't yet, you might check out the Katana website for downloadable patches. I haven't use them but I did play around the Tone Central computer program!

http://bosstonecentral.com/liveset/category/katana/

Hope that helps! Have fun tone chasing, but don't forget to play guitar more than fiddle with knobs. :)

Christopher Schlegel
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craftykenny

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Thanks Christopher that helps a lot All the best Kenny

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Thanks Christopher that helps a lot All the best Kenny

craftykenny

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Hi Christopher. If its not too much trouble i am lookingfor a mick ronson type tone circa the ziggy stardust era also a gary moore still got the blues tone.I play a prs se custom also a strat thru either a 80s blues junior or boss katana 50. All the best Kenny Mac.

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Hi Christopher. If its not too much trouble i am lookingfor a mick ronson type tone circa the ziggy stardust era also a gary moore still got the blues tone.I play a prs se custom also a strat thru either a 80s blues junior or boss katana 50. All the best Kenny Mac.

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Originally Posted by: craftykenny

Hi Christopher. If its not too much trouble i am lookingfor a mick ronson type tone circa the ziggy stardust era also a gary moore still got the blues tone.I play a prs se custom also a strat thru either a 80s blues junior or boss katana 50. All the best Kenny Mac.

Mick Ronson is pure Les Paul through cranked Marshall. The really trick here is to get the cocked wah sound. I'm not sure how to set the Katana's auto wah to not open & close. So you might just have to boost the mids & add a fuzz.

PRS guitar on bridge humbucker.

Crunch amp type

Gain 5

Volume 7

Bass 4

Mid 6

Treble 8

Effects - Booster (Again!) but you'll have to go into the BOSS Tone Studio settings on your computer. Look for the 60s Fuzz effect. You might get by with the basic distortion setting.

https://rolandus.zendesk.com/hc/article_attachments/360005917451/BTS_for_KATANA_Pg_19-27_EFFECT_PARAMETER_LIST_GUIDE.pdf

Gary Moore's tone was a Les Paul on the neck pickup into an overdrive (supposedly a Marshall Governor pedal) into a loud Marshall (supposedly a JTM45).

PRS guitar on neck humbucker.

Lead amp type

Gain 8

Volume 8

Bass 5

Mid 7

Treble 5

Effects - Booster (Again!) look for a good overdrive (yellow) setting & try it around 7-8.

Hope that helps!

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Originally Posted by: craftykenny

Hi Christopher. If its not too much trouble i am lookingfor a mick ronson type tone circa the ziggy stardust era also a gary moore still got the blues tone.I play a prs se custom also a strat thru either a 80s blues junior or boss katana 50. All the best Kenny Mac.

Mick Ronson is pure Les Paul through cranked Marshall. The really trick here is to get the cocked wah sound. I'm not sure how to set the Katana's auto wah to not open & close. So you might just have to boost the mids & add a fuzz.

PRS guitar on bridge humbucker.

Crunch amp type

Gain 5

Volume 7

Bass 4

Mid 6

Treble 8

Effects - Booster (Again!) but you'll have to go into the BOSS Tone Studio settings on your computer. Look for the 60s Fuzz effect. You might get by with the basic distortion setting.

https://rolandus.zendesk.com/hc/article_attachments/360005917451/BTS_for_KATANA_Pg_19-27_EFFECT_PARAMETER_LIST_GUIDE.pdf

Gary Moore's tone was a Les Paul on the neck pickup into an overdrive (supposedly a Marshall Governor pedal) into a loud Marshall (supposedly a JTM45).

PRS guitar on neck humbucker.

Lead amp type

Gain 8

Volume 8

Bass 5

Mid 7

Treble 5

Effects - Booster (Again!) look for a good overdrive (yellow) setting & try it around 7-8.

Hope that helps!

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And you can check out the tutorial on the song here!

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=1770

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And you can check out the tutorial on the song here!

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=1770

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stratmanjimbo

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Here's an idea, C.S...........how about teaching that cool Bossa Nova cover tune you play in this first demo of the Katana asa G.T. course!!! That's wonderful!!!

I've often said the Boss Katana 50 is perhaps the best deal out there on guitar amps.....period........but definitely for under $200.00!! This mulit part demo ist wunderbar, Christopher!! Seriously consider doing that cool first arrangement as a lesson though!! I also own Bugera tube practice amp.......this sucker is huge great old school tube sound and phenomenal for less than $100!!! I hope G.T. doesn't mind my sharing all this but one way of looking at it is it gives G.T. members a great tone master amp to practice their many courses!! You have to be at least in the top five best friends to all guitarists out there, C.S.!! I mean it.........your advice and insight is phenomenal and always thorough and friendly!! Jim C.

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Here's an idea, C.S...........how about teaching that cool Bossa Nova cover tune you play in this first demo of the Katana asa G.T. course!!! That's wonderful!!!

I've often said the Boss Katana 50 is perhaps the best deal out there on guitar amps.....period........but definitely for under $200.00!! This mulit part demo ist wunderbar, Christopher!! Seriously consider doing that cool first arrangement as a lesson though!! I also own Bugera tube practice amp.......this sucker is huge great old school tube sound and phenomenal for less than $100!!! I hope G.T. doesn't mind my sharing all this but one way of looking at it is it gives G.T. members a great tone master amp to practice their many courses!! You have to be at least in the top five best friends to all guitarists out there, C.S.!! I mean it.........your advice and insight is phenomenal and always thorough and friendly!! Jim C.

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Originally Posted by: stratmanjimbo
how about teaching that cool Bossa Nova cover tune you play in this first demo of the Katana asa G.T. course!!!

I'd love doing that! But I'm subject to the same process everyone else is. So, I've asked the GT admins to request some jazz standards from publishers & that's one I'd love to do. So far no dice! Song selection depends on what tunes the publishers are willing to offer. I will keep asking!

And I agree about the Boss Katana 50. It's a pretty amazing piece of machinery. :)

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Originally Posted by: stratmanjimbo
how about teaching that cool Bossa Nova cover tune you play in this first demo of the Katana asa G.T. course!!!

I'd love doing that! But I'm subject to the same process everyone else is. So, I've asked the GT admins to request some jazz standards from publishers & that's one I'd love to do. So far no dice! Song selection depends on what tunes the publishers are willing to offer. I will keep asking!

And I agree about the Boss Katana 50. It's a pretty amazing piece of machinery. :)

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

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