BOSS Katana's 28 "Sneaky Amp" types!

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  1. Guitar Rod

    Guitar Rod Senior Member

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    I stumbled on this last night and couldn't find any discussion of it on here. Turns out the Katana firmware is actually based on the BOSS GT-100 multi-FX pedal and all its modeling! Which also means it is a digital effects modeler. But it also means it's possible to access all the amp models (and possibly effects?) from the GT-100 and assign them to the presets. The "sneaky amp" project is located here.

    https://github.com/katana-dev/docs/blob/master/how-to/use-28-amp-types.md

    Not sure if it is kosher to link to other forums discussing it, but just Google "Katana sneaky amps" and you'll find all you need. This really opens up the Katana and now I want one more than ever, especially for the 1959 I+II amp model. I love a good hack.



    It also reveals what the 5 stock amps are. Sorta.

    GT-100 Name - Katana LED
    FULL RANGE - Acoustic
    JC-120 - Clean
    TWEED - Crunch
    5150 - DRIVE Lead
    SLDN - Brown

    And here's what is available. (GT-100 names)

    Acoustic

    FULL RANGE

    Custom

    Clean

    JC-120
    Clean
    NATURAL CLEAN
    CLEAN TWIN Clean

    Crunch

    TWEED
    Crunch
    COMBO CRUNCH
    STACK CRUNCH
    PRO CRUNCH
    DELUXE CRUNCH
    VO DRIVE
    VO LEAD
    MATCH DRIVE

    Lead

    5150 DRIVE

    HiGAIN STACK
    XTREME LEAD
    CORE METAL
    BG LEAD
    BG DRIVE
    MS1959 I
    MS1959 I+II
    R-FIRE VINTAGE
    R-FIRE MODERN
    T-AMP LEAD
    BGNR UB

    Brown

    SLDN

    POWER DRIVE
    ORNG RB
     
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    copperheadroad Senior Member

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    I have the Katana 100 112 ordered ,Looking forward to the Sneaky amps
     
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    Let us know how well it works.

    Surprised there is not more buzz about this. Super popular amp can now go from 5 amps to 28.
     
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    I just got the head yesterday. Looking forward to seeing what it can do.
     
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    mandobandit Senior Member

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    I have the 50 watt and have played with the 28 sneaky amps using Boss Tone Studio and floorboard download access.
    A lot of fun and cool sounds, but I keep coming back to stock top panel with the only mod being dialing back the presence in tone studio.
    The Kat 50 does not have a presence knob on the top panel so you have to do it through the software, but dialing it back helps tone down the highs.
    I find it to be a great amplifier.
     
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    I downloaded the floorboard and patch loader. That's as far as I've gotten, but thanks for the links.
     
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    Cool! Congrats! I've thought about the head unit. How does the practice speaker in it sound?
     
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    It actually sounds decent. Definitely useable for practice or for patch ideas.
     
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    Cool. I imagine Boss picked the 5 that worked best or were the most versatile.

    Good to know. Could almost use it like a Yamaha THR, except for the no batteries thing.
     

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