The Boss Katana 50 is the most popular budget guitar amp at the time of writing this blog, and has been for at least over a year now. it is used and recommended as a practice amp by pros and beginners alike, and it's recommended as the number 1 amp in most guitar stores.
The people at Boss were kind enough to send me a Katana 100, which has a few upgrades fro the Katana 50, and I cover at those start of the video below. I was allowed to try it and see what I honestly thought of it. I have not been paid or sponsored to do this video. The views, opinions and reactions in this video are all my own and genuine.
I tried to showcase as many different tones that this amp would do, and you can see a list of amp settings and time stamps below the video!
Boss Katana 50 on Amazon (Best budget guitar amplifier ever!)
Boss Katana 100 on Amazon
Please see the following screen shots and time stamps for what i played in this video. Hope it helps!
The following amp settings were demonstrated in the video above.
2:25 Led Zeppelin crunch with Les Paul guitar
A Led Zep style Les Paul crunch is my go to sound. To et a feel for this amp, I kept all eq settings at 12 o clock (which means they are inactive) And set the gain to the middle (12 of clock, medium gain) to hear what the amp would do naturally - and with my Seymour Duncan SH1 bridge pickup in my Les Paul guitar - I was blown away! If only I'd had this amp in my teenage years...
4:02 AC/DC Rhythm sound with SG guitar (less gain for Malcom sound)
4:29 AC/DC Angus Lead with SG
7:10 U2 'The Edge' style clean delay
9:02 Driven Clean sound (John Mayer/ Chilli Peppers style)
10:32 Auto Wha effect
10:43 Octave bass effect
10:54 'How Soon Is Now?' style Johnny Mar Tremolo effect
11:15 Hendrix style crunch with boost added
11:53 RATM style sound
13:45 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' sounds with foot pedal
The only real reason to get the foot pedal is to change sound mid-song. If you change between each song, then just use the buttons on top
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit amp settings
01 - Intro; Clean
02 - Riff; Heavy with lots of gain!
03 - Verses; Clean with chorus effect
04 - Solo; Lead sound with chorus effect