Author Topic: Boss Katana Amp versus VOX vt20x  (Read 144 times)

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Offline jrc5305

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Boss Katana Amp versus VOX vt20x
« on: December 04, 2018, 07:00:00 pm »
Howdy - anyone familiar with both of these amps and would recommend one over the other?
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Re: Boss Katana Amp versus VOX vt20x
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 08:17:58 pm »
I played through a VT20+ a few times and it's kinda meh. I hear nothing but good things about the Katana. They did a good job marketing that one but it seems to prove itself. I would go Katana.
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Re: Boss Katana Amp versus VOX vt20x
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2018, 06:58:20 am »
I'm more of a tube amp guy, but I have a Katana 100/212. I've played through one of the hybrid/valvetronix Vox amps quite a bit (an acquaintance owns it), but I don't remember exactly which model. The 20w range sounds about right, though.

Anyway, I agree with Cue: I wasn't blown away by the Vox. On the other hand, I did think enough of the Katana to buy one. It's a great value. Yes, it's hyped a lot. And yes, there are better amps out there. But at its price point, you'd be hard pressed to find something that sounds as good and responds as well, and can be used for everything from practice all the way up to a gig.

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Re: Boss Katana Amp versus VOX vt20x
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2018, 07:55:54 am »
The new kid on the block appears to be the Fender Champion XL. Might be worth checking out as an alternative.
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Re: Boss Katana Amp versus VOX vt20x
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2018, 08:28:19 am »
Agreed, the new Fender Champion XL looks like a strong candidate.

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