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Herman10

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What ever happend to regular websites?? again another facebook site and locked to be viewed by facebook members only, I don't have facebook and I will never subscribe to it because I already get enough spam without it and mister Zuckerberg is already rich enough.

Just a free website only for a Katana forum with a download section would be nice.

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What ever happend to regular websites?? again another facebook site and locked to be viewed by facebook members only, I don't have facebook and I will never subscribe to it because I already get enough spam without it and mister Zuckerberg is already rich enough.

Just a free website only for a Katana forum with a download section would be nice.

manXcat

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The prime user demographic changed.

The current prime demographic Roland is heavily invested in and subsequently targeting is now the Facebook, Instagram, Twitter conditioned one, along with a presence on You Tube of course.

I get where you're coming from as I loath those social media mediums too, but like it or not, that's the playground in 2021. OTOH, one factor in your favour, the Katana 50 in particular is so popular, there are a myriad of alternative independent sites also supporting it with patches you can avail.e.g. guitarpatches.com

Searches will reveal. Cheers.

#32

The prime user demographic changed.

The current prime demographic Roland is heavily invested in and subsequently targeting is now the Facebook, Instagram, Twitter conditioned one, along with a presence on You Tube of course.

I get where you're coming from as I loath those social media mediums too, but like it or not, that's the playground in 2021. OTOH, one factor in your favour, the Katana 50 in particular is so popular, there are a myriad of alternative independent sites also supporting it with patches you can avail.e.g. guitarpatches.com

Searches will reveal. Cheers.

ChristopherSchlegel

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Originally Posted by: JEkade

Hey Guys, There is a Boss Facebook group where we all make patches and post to share. It is called Boss Katana Patches. I have a EVH 90s era patch up there myself Check it out bet you could find what you like or even ask questions of the group.

Thanks for the heads up! There are a few such groups on FB. It's great that Katana users are getting so much enjoyment from those excellent amps!

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Originally Posted by: JEkade

Hey Guys, There is a Boss Facebook group where we all make patches and post to share. It is called Boss Katana Patches. I have a EVH 90s era patch up there myself Check it out bet you could find what you like or even ask questions of the group.

Thanks for the heads up! There are a few such groups on FB. It's great that Katana users are getting so much enjoyment from those excellent amps!

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ChristopherSchlegel

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Originally Posted by: Herman10
What ever happend to regular websites??

They are still around. But platforms like FB make it easier to find people with similar interests.

Originally Posted by: Herman10
Just a free website only for a Katana forum with a download section would be nice.

Even a free to use website requires that someone pays to host it & spends time & effort to maintain it.

But there are options like this that exist. The Gear Page is a great forum with a lot of user interaction, info about a wide variety of topics; not just gear, but also playing ideas, technique, etc. And it is also free to get an account & use most of the site. I've found it an incredible resource & am a paying member. I pay a small yearly fee just to help keep it going because I get so much value from it.

In addtion, Boss maintains a great site with tons of useful free to download patches for their gear. I've used it a couple of times & it's well maintained & organized to my knowledge.

http://www.bosstonecentral.com/

Hope that helps!

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#34

Originally Posted by: Herman10
What ever happend to regular websites??

They are still around. But platforms like FB make it easier to find people with similar interests.

Originally Posted by: Herman10
Just a free website only for a Katana forum with a download section would be nice.

Even a free to use website requires that someone pays to host it & spends time & effort to maintain it.

But there are options like this that exist. The Gear Page is a great forum with a lot of user interaction, info about a wide variety of topics; not just gear, but also playing ideas, technique, etc. And it is also free to get an account & use most of the site. I've found it an incredible resource & am a paying member. I pay a small yearly fee just to help keep it going because I get so much value from it.

In addtion, Boss maintains a great site with tons of useful free to download patches for their gear. I've used it a couple of times & it's well maintained & organized to my knowledge.

http://www.bosstonecentral.com/

Hope that helps!

Christopher Schlegel
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ChristopherSchlegel

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Originally Posted by: manXcat
The prime user demographic changed.

Good observation. Combine that with advancements in tech & the fact that any platform has bills to pay & here we are.


Originally Posted by: manXcat
The current prime demographic Roland is heavily invested in and subsequently targeting is now the Facebook, Instagram, Twitter conditioned one, along with a presence on You Tube of course.

I have accounts on those, but only use them minimally & usually just to interact with people I know.

FWIW, I don't think social media changed people as much as amplified the effects already present in their personalities by providing easy access to a bigger megaphone.

There have always been superficial people looking for easy fame. Conversely there have always been more sincere people interested in building value, being creative. And of course there is a whole continuum of people in between those 2 polar extremes. Social media platforms make it easier for all of them to be seen, heard & interact.


Originally Posted by: manXcat
OTOH, one factor in your favour, the Katana 50 in particular is so popular, there are a myriad of alternative independent sites also supporting it with patches you can avail.e.g. guitarpatches.com

Exactly. Thanks for the link!

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#35

Originally Posted by: manXcat
The prime user demographic changed.

Good observation. Combine that with advancements in tech & the fact that any platform has bills to pay & here we are.


Originally Posted by: manXcat
The current prime demographic Roland is heavily invested in and subsequently targeting is now the Facebook, Instagram, Twitter conditioned one, along with a presence on You Tube of course.

I have accounts on those, but only use them minimally & usually just to interact with people I know.

FWIW, I don't think social media changed people as much as amplified the effects already present in their personalities by providing easy access to a bigger megaphone.

There have always been superficial people looking for easy fame. Conversely there have always been more sincere people interested in building value, being creative. And of course there is a whole continuum of people in between those 2 polar extremes. Social media platforms make it easier for all of them to be seen, heard & interact.


Originally Posted by: manXcat
OTOH, one factor in your favour, the Katana 50 in particular is so popular, there are a myriad of alternative independent sites also supporting it with patches you can avail.e.g. guitarpatches.com

Exactly. Thanks for the link!

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Bowman_David

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I love my katana.

may I ask your advice in this group please. I have just started the first rock module (Open Chord Hard Rock Tone) and when on a clean setting with gain my katana doesn't sound anywhere near as distorted as the instructors. To get the same level I have to turn onto crunch or add distortion as well as gain. Am I doing something wrong?

thanks

#36

I love my katana.

may I ask your advice in this group please. I have just started the first rock module (Open Chord Hard Rock Tone) and when on a clean setting with gain my katana doesn't sound anywhere near as distorted as the instructors. To get the same level I have to turn onto crunch or add distortion as well as gain. Am I doing something wrong?

thanks

ChristopherSchlegel

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Originally Posted by: Bowman_David

I have just started the first rock module (Open Chord Hard Rock Tone) and when on a clean setting with gain my katana doesn't sound anywhere near as distorted as the instructors. To get the same level I have to turn onto crunch or add distortion as well as gain. Am I doing something wrong?

No, that's the nature of the clean tone. You are going to have to add some kind of gain to the tone in order to get that grit. Fortunately, there are many ways to achieve that with the Katana. And it sounds like you've got the right idea.

Either start with the amp setting to immediately get more gain using Crunch. Or leave it on Clean, but add some gain with the Boost effects setting. You might want to experiement with both options to hear the differences.

Another thing that has a big effect on the tone is volume. When you are playing Crunch settings at low volumes they sound really massive & thick. But as soon as you start to turn it up louder you'll notice how messy & thin they can sound.

Alternately, the clean setting but adding for example a green button setting boost & cranking it, sounds really full.

And don't forget the gain setting right next to the amp setting. Cranking that gain & volume can help a lot, too.

And of course, the guitar & your technique all have a big effect on the tone!

Hope this helps!

Christopher Schlegel
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#37

Originally Posted by: Bowman_David

I have just started the first rock module (Open Chord Hard Rock Tone) and when on a clean setting with gain my katana doesn't sound anywhere near as distorted as the instructors. To get the same level I have to turn onto crunch or add distortion as well as gain. Am I doing something wrong?

No, that's the nature of the clean tone. You are going to have to add some kind of gain to the tone in order to get that grit. Fortunately, there are many ways to achieve that with the Katana. And it sounds like you've got the right idea.

Either start with the amp setting to immediately get more gain using Crunch. Or leave it on Clean, but add some gain with the Boost effects setting. You might want to experiement with both options to hear the differences.

Another thing that has a big effect on the tone is volume. When you are playing Crunch settings at low volumes they sound really massive & thick. But as soon as you start to turn it up louder you'll notice how messy & thin they can sound.

Alternately, the clean setting but adding for example a green button setting boost & cranking it, sounds really full.

And don't forget the gain setting right next to the amp setting. Cranking that gain & volume can help a lot, too.

And of course, the guitar & your technique all have a big effect on the tone!

Hope this helps!

Christopher Schlegel
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Bowman_David

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Great. Really good info thank you.
I can't wait to progress through the rock lessons. Have a great weekend

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Great. Really good info thank you.
I can't wait to progress through the rock lessons. Have a great weekend

ChristopherSchlegel

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Originally Posted by: Bowman_David

Great. Really good info thank you.
I can't wait to progress through the rock lessons. Have a great weekend

You're welcome!

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#39

Originally Posted by: Bowman_David

Great. Really good info thank you.
I can't wait to progress through the rock lessons. Have a great weekend

You're welcome!

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Bowman_David

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May I please ask for the best settings for T-rex's 20th Century boy.
I am currently learning it.

Aside from that request.
It would be incredible if there was a section on the site to download presets/patches that we could install.

Thanks for your advice!

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May I please ask for the best settings for T-rex's 20th Century boy.
I am currently learning it.

Aside from that request.
It would be incredible if there was a section on the site to download presets/patches that we could install.

Thanks for your advice!