Katana 50 Footswitch question

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  1. pnuggett

    pnuggett Senior Member

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    Just grabbed a Katana 50. Killer amp especially for the price. The update back in October expanded the presets from two to four by adding bank switching.

    I know this is the Boss pedal recommended for switching channels and banks.
    https://www.roland.com/global/products/fs-6/

    Can this or any two button latching switch with a TRS plug be used as well?
    Like this?
    https://www.long-mcquade.com/1771/Guitars/Parts/Apex_Electronics/Two_Button_Footswitch.htm

    The Boss pedal is $60.00 and uses a 9v battery that users are saying doesn't last long and requires unplugging when not using. So if the Apex or like pedals work it could save money and inconvenience.
     
  2. Michel347

    Michel347 Senior Member

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    Yes that should work
     
  3. CapeRR

    CapeRR Senior Member

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    One thing of note is that the FS6 doesn't come with a TRS cable like the APEX does. I went with the FS6 at $59 and had to buy a 6 foot TRS cable at L&M and that alone was $25! I'm not going to bring it back now but if I had my time over I'd have gotten the APEX.
     
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  4. katanabob

    katanabob Junior Member

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    I apologize for replying to an old thread, but did you have any success with the Apex footswitch and the Katana 50? I tried it in a store and couldn't get it to work. According to the Katana manual it should work fine, being a basic dual latching footswitch. But it didn't. (The FS-6 we tried worked fine.) The guy in the store speculated that the LED's may be messing up the circuit, as they don't have their own power supply in the Apex. Did you have any success?
     
  5. pnuggett

    pnuggett Senior Member

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    No, it didn't work.
     
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    That's a shame. Thanks for the confirmation.
     

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