Based on technology developed for the flagship Waza amp head, the affordable Katana amps deliver a wide range of versatile tones with a rock edge. Read on as we explore the entire lineup and give you the lowdown on these fantastic new amps. Clean, Crunch, Lead, Brown, and Acoustic. Every character was fine-tuned by the BOSS engineering team to offer rock players a wide range of professional, gig-worthy sounds. The amps are equipped with familiar gain, bass, mid, and treble controls, making it easy to dial in tones quickly. All models except the Katana also include a presence control. Amplifier and Equalizer sections on the Katana amp panel. With this software, nearly every BOSS effect type is available to you—overdrives, distortions, delays, choruses, reverbs, and more. The effects on a Katana amp are very easy to select and adjust.
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In reality, a lot of these variables are mutually exclusive: If you want maximum power output, be prepared to pay more for the drivers and sacrifice some frequency response. Keep these things in mind as you read over the next sections.
You need two things: First, a line-level signal from your amplifier derived at the output stage so it retains the tonal characteristics of the amp, and second, an additional power amp to amplify this signal. You can accomplish this in a couple of different ways.
With the development of hard rock in the s and s the need for ever louder bass amps led to the use of stacks—amplifier heads mounted atop large speaker cabinets. This approach makes for a cleaner, more controllable sound mix. That said, many bass players performing in smaller theaters and clubs still use on-stage rigs. One trend that has impacted bass players of all stripes is the move to more compact and portable solid-state and hybrid amplifiers.
Hybrids Until the s, most bass amps used vacuum tubes, and a few higher-end models still do. Some bassists prefer what they perceive as the warmer, more-natural sound that tube amp circuits produce. Tube-based amps produce a form of distortion when overdriven that is pleasing to fans of old-school bass sound. In comparing amp wattage, keep in mind that watt-for-watt, tube bass amps are considerably louder than solid state amps with similar power ratings. During the s, solid-state bass amplifiers using transistor technology became popular due to their lower weight, size, and cost.
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Q3 What is the impedance when I combine two eight ohm cabinets? It can be done, but it will cause a mismatch of levels. This is not recommended. Q6 What is the impedance of an eight ohm cabinet combined with a four ohm cabinet?
Jun 25, · Note that you don’t need a “guitar amp.” Your Spyder already provides all the preamp functionality, so you only need a power amp and your extension cabinet. I picked up a Carvin TS 50W/50W (or W bridged) all-tube stereo power amp used .
Overall, I feel very confident in this purchase. Having played through many amps through the years, I’ve gotten to the point where hauling around a rig heavy enough to produce lots of sound Read complete review Overall, I feel very confident in this purchase. Having played through many amps through the years, I’ve gotten to the point where hauling around a rig heavy enough to produce lots of sound just doesn’t make sense anymore. The quality of the amplifier, combined with the extreme portability of the combo unit made this an easy, if not expensive, choice.
Given my limited experience with the amp, I’d venture that any situation outside of a small-to-medium sized venue would require the use of an extention cab. Alternately, the line-out controllable by the Gain dial makes it easy to run through the PA, using the cube as a nice, loud monitor. All ofthe features you would expect from a giggable rig built into a small, portable, and VERY lightweight unit.
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Your making it too complicated thinking you need the “best cable” on the planet to make speaker cords Click to expand With a guitar cord the shielding and other factors add capacitance which can make a difference in how the instrument’s signal sounds by the time it gets to the amp. With a speaker wire all you basically need is enough copper to carry the signal without overheating.
Generally, for a guitar amp the 16 gauge lamp cord is all you should really need. The 50 foot run may or may not need something a little bit larger depending on how powerful your amp is. With a bass amp you commonly see watts and a lot of those speaker cables will be 12 gauge, but I’m not really sure when and where you need to get into those sized cables.
Oct 22, · You should match the ohms on your amp’s speaker output to the cab you are using. Without going into a great amount of detail, as you add speakers, the demand on your amp can .
Lots of musicians playing this instrument connect it directly to bass combo or mixer. This type of connection results in serious deficit in sound control possibilities. The purpose of Bass Equalizer is to compensate for this deficit. The seven equalization bands of this device have been singled out from bass guitar sound spectrum for precise and operative sound correction during a concert or studio recording session.
If you need to overcome the resistance of a long cable used for big stage performance, you can use Bass Equalizer as a matching device. The forced over amplification level, a denser lows, a pronounced mid-tone constituent will make your guitar sound unbearably heavy and aggressively. Unprecedented high distortion level of Astral Tube called for development and realization of new circuitry solutions which made it possible to avoid noise level increase without applying special noise reduction device.
Due to this the new effect is very useful for a guitarists playing the most complex and speedy riffs and solos. Mellow, extremely overloaded sound with thick lows, underemphasized middle and set-off highs, nonetheless does not lose the pattern readability of your playing. The pedal is equipped to simulate an overloaded amp, the OUT port has a combo emulator.
Designed for live, studio and direct to mixer use. In side by side comparisons live in stores with this pedal, people were asked to grab their favorite compressor and go head to head with this model.
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The jack is only for use with a Leslie speaker that has 9 pins, usually Leslie model but a couple other models will work. No other application for that jack. For what you want to do you don’t need a preamp. You have two options to make the Hammond and Fender cab work together. Use the internal amp or use an additional amp.
Aug 28, · Can I hook up a 1×12 combo amp to a 2×12 cabinet and use all three speakers? Discussion in ‘Amp Tech Center’ started by sixstringguy, Aug 16,
How do you hook up a 1 farad capacitor to your amp? Answer 1 You first have to determine which side of the cap is positive andwhich side is negative. You run a wire from the negative side tothe chassis and …for the positive side you run a cable from thebattery to the terminal and from the terminal to the amp. Be careful not to mix up positive and negative on the capbecause it could explode and cause damage. Answer 2 Because the capacitor is used to filter changes in supply voltageto the amp, the capacitor should be as close to the amp aspossible, and connected with heavy wiring.
The capacitor also actsas a huge reservoir to supply lots of current as the amp signalhits high levels. By providing plenty of current when it is needed,distortion in the sound is minimized. The key is lots of capacitance, as close to the amp as possible,and thick cables capable of carrying lots of current. Answer 3 Be very careful with that thing.
The current output of a capacitoris the product of capacitance, in this case 1, and the change involtage with time. Thus, if you do something to cause a quickchange in voltage with that, you will get a very large currentspike, possibly hundreds or even thousands of amps. Also note for this reason you should really pre charge capacitorsof this size. Let’s say you have 1 ought wire run from your batteryto the cap, with a resistance of.
I actually have noidea what the resistance of your wire is, I just made that up forargument’s sake When you connect the discharged capacitor, you arecausing an instantaneous change in voltage.
This little amp has a lot of functions, but very ‘user friendly’ and easy to use. I like the portability of it, and the batteries are lasting a good time as well Read complete review This little amp has a lot of functions, but very ‘user friendly’ and easy to use. I like the portability of it, and the batteries are lasting a good time as well at least 2 to 3 hrs This amp has a very warm sound.
Mar 25, · I have a Ampeg BA, and I want a little more sound out of it. So I want to go out and buy a cabinet. But can I even hook up the two? I am definitely going to get another Ampeg amp, probably another , but I need to know if I can even hook up the : Resolved.
The amp head is typically placed on top of the cabinet. This configuration is so named because many professional guitarists began using two 4×12 cabinets with an amp head on top, or a “full stack,” in the early ‘s. Half stacks became popular as live sound reinforcement systems improved, and the need for high stage volumes decreased. A half stack is simple to set up with a few cables.
Place your amplifier on top of your speaker cabinet so it sits level and secure. Locate the impedance rating of your speaker cabinet. This rating should be clearly labeled near the input jack on the back of the cabinet. If your cabinet offers stereo connections, start with the left input. Connect the other end of the cable to the speaker output jack of your amplifier.
If your amplifier offers more than one connection for different impedance ratings, choose the one that is equal to or greater than the rating of your cabinet. Tip If you are using a tube amplifier in your half stack, remember not to power on the amplifier–unless the speaker cabinet is connected to it.