Finally! NAD! Boss Katana 50

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  1. gball

    gball Well-Known Member

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    I use it in the 0.5W setting 90% of the time and I can attest to the effectiveness. It's not marketing hyperbole - the thing really sounds and feels like an amp being pushed at gig volume but quiet enough to have a conversation over.
     
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    Good to know!. Frequently, power soak features are not so quiet.
     
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    As good as it is out of the box, the firmware update certainly is an improvement.
    I agree, but I'd still suggest updating the firmware. It's not life altering, but it's a nice improvement.

    It doesn't feel like a soak, it feels like a three way light bulb. Instead of on, brighter, brightest; it's on, louder, loudest. Has anyone mentioned the "Standby" setting? Might as well call it "mute" if it weren't for "tradition".:rofl:
     
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    Standby too?. Isn't that supposed to protect "tubes"?. At least that's what I've read.
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Don't open that can of worms in here! :rofl: No, really don't.

    It's a mute switch. Mislabeled perhaps, but it's a mute.
     
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    Everybody still feeling warm and fuzzy about the 50? So far I'm reading nothing but good things...
     
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    Still chuffed with mine!

    and agree with Raiyn, standby is just a mute, but no less handy for it...
     
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    Yup.
     
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    Cool news.....trying to avoid the bug for now....
     
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    I'm going to GC this afternoon and see if they have it in stock ... just in case. I know ... I will not touch the subject in here:D It's a very useful feature in case you must interrupt your playing.
     
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    I didn't mean in "here", I mostly meant in general. You wanna see an argument, that'd be right up there with "helmets on a bicycle site".
     
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    Nah ...I'll just stick to gear talk :dude:
     
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    I also own a Boss Katana 50. Perfect apartment amp. You can get all kinds of great tone and still play at a low volume that won't disturb anyone. I'll never buy an amp again that doesn't have some sort of power attenuator or power control again. Best innovation trend I've seen in new amps. The Roland Blues Cubes have the same sort of thing and they're great amps too...
     
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    Welcome to the club(s) E.S.G. & Katana owners!
     
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    Ooh, does that mean I'm in too? :smile:
     
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    Yeah, well.... I don't like to just assume....

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    18 hours ago......
    From Sweetwater.com

    Now In Stock - Boss Katana 50 - 50/25/0.5-watt 1x12" COSM Combo Amp

    Hi Raiyn,
    We're excited to tell you that the Boss Katana 50 - 50/25/0.5-watt 1x12" COSM Combo Amp you wanted is in stock and ready to ship today.
    Visit the following product page link now to start your order.
    It's not uncommon for these products to sell out again soon, so please place your order quickly to reserve your spot.

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    Yeah, lemme get right on that.
     
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    Oh, and ZZounds has a "scratch-n-dent" special for $149.95 and an open box special for $179.95
     
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    Zzounds, AMS, and I forget the third one, are on my ish list.

    I bought a stand, a set of strings, and some picks from "AMS" them and each item came separately from from the different entities involved. The strings and picks were in their own excessively huge boxes with air pillows from different parts of the country. I'm talking CDW level stupid packaging for picks and strings. Then they play stupid when you ask them about it.

    Oh well.
     

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