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Just been announced a day or so ago, and reviews - if I wasn't already sorted I would have a difficult  decision between this and a Blackstar 1W valve amp!!!
https://youtu.be/MwQf3nYrP2E
https://youtu.be/r_c6d1hmTxk
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Re: Boss Katana Mini - looks and sound a great little practice amp!
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2017, 10:22:23 pm »
Watched both of these videos earlier. I've been using amplitube at home as my ht1-r after 4 years of constant use and my 40w valve amp is just too much for home use. I've missed having a little practice amp at home and whilst amplitube is a great piece of kit I just feel that something is missing. I'll definitely checking one of these out for £89 It seems a steal.

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Re: Boss Katana Mini - looks and sound a great little practice amp!
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2017, 10:42:36 pm »
I love the bigger Katanas. I bet this one rocks (pun intended) too.


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Re: Boss Katana Mini - looks and sound a great little practice amp!
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2017, 03:55:06 pm »
They sound a bit thin to me, at least in the video. I guess they are a good idea as a portable you can take outside to practice on.

Can someone explain why it is only ever Fender's that are all smashed to bits or "road worn" as marketers like to call it? I've never seen a Les Paul for sale with chips and digs all over it or even a professional player who has really worn theirs in, yet Fender's seem to just get abused.


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Re: Boss Katana Mini - looks and sound a great little practice amp!
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2017, 04:10:10 pm »
I hear Gibson are considering a range of artificially distressed models.

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Re: Boss Katana Mini - looks and sound a great little practice amp!
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2017, 04:52:00 pm »
Can someone explain why it is only ever Fender's that are all smashed to bits or "road worn" as marketers like to call it? I've never seen a Les Paul for sale with chips and digs all over it or even a professional player who has really worn theirs in, yet Fender's seem to just get abused.
Probably because Fenders get used more, maybe Gibsons are looked at more ;)
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Re: Boss Katana Mini - looks and sound a great little practice amp!
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2017, 06:07:52 pm »
Can someone explain why it is only ever Fender's that are all smashed to bits or "road worn" as marketers like to call it? I've never seen a Les Paul for sale with chips and digs all over it or even a professional player who has really worn theirs in, yet Fender's seem to just get abused.


If you are talking relic here, I never really understood it. I perfectly understand a guitar with some dings and natural play wear. But what is pushed as roadworn and heavy relic is beyond me.
I know pro players whos guitars look nothing like the ones we are talking about here. And theirguitars have been through a lot of abuse.

My guess is that someone in the Fender marketing dep. was inspired by, or maybe even once worked for, the companies that sell worn jeans.
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2017, 06:28:21 pm »
Yes it's odd. It came up last night watching Radiohead at Glasto. Jonny Greenwood has a Telecaster (below) he's used for decades and properly abuses, but it still looks less worn then the guitars in the Andertons clips, which made me laugh. On the other hand all Ed O'briens guitars looked mint, Gibson or Fender and I'm sure they get just as much use, just not thrown around the stage. So should distressed be rebranded as abused?



Imagine distressing a beautiful flame top LP or 335. Not only will it look terrible, what's it meant to replicate. I don't think I've ever seen a pro guitarist with a smashed up Gibson. I hope they don't do it. Even Jonny Greenwood looks after his Gibson!




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Re: Boss Katana Mini - looks and sound a great little practice amp!
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2017, 07:35:10 pm »
It really depends on the particular artist. Some care for their guitar others do not. Some has more than one guitar looking exact the same.
And then you have my old friend who I have known since around '94. Always played the same old Tele and it has seen more gigs than most other guitars out there.
I can assure you that this is genuine play wear:
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Re: Boss Katana Mini - looks and sound a great little practice amp!
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2017, 03:09:10 am »
Just been announced a day or so ago, and reviews - if I wasn't already sorted I would have a difficult  decision between this and a Blackstar 1W valve amp!!!
https://youtu.be/MwQf3nYrP2E
https://youtu.be/r_c6d1hmTxk

Hmm. All things considered, I think I'd rather get the Katana 100w head. It has a built-in speaker and could be used as a desktop amp in its 0.5w power setting, and you'd also have midi, line/rec/phone out, aux in, more amp models, et cetera. And you could pick it up and plug it into a cab for a gig. More expensive, of course, but not *that* much more, for what you get.

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Re: Boss Katana Mini - looks and sound a great little practice amp!
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2017, 01:56:35 pm »
The Katana Mini and the rest. Of the series are different animals. The Mini is for a quick practice session and for takin' on a trip down the beach or in the autocamper. The rest of the line is for giggin' purpose.


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« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2017, 02:49:40 pm »
Secret pictures of Gibson's production process for their future range of road worn guitars!




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Re: Boss Katana Mini - looks and sound a great little practice amp!
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2017, 08:15:43 am »
Been looking for a decent practice amp. Thanks for posting.

 

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