The Katana, from Keeley Electronics, is a razor-sharp boost pedal that’s as clean as it is cutting. In addition to providing an identical-but-amplified replication of the input signal, the Katana also provides a thick, harmonic laden boost. This latter feature can be initiated by pulling out on the volume knob and letting one’s imagination run wild. This effect can either be left on or used as needed.
High Quality Guitar Super Clean High-Headroom Boost
Organic Dynamic Response
Cascading FET stages
Dual FETs for the most tube like tone in a transistor design
Two Modes of Operation: Pure Clean & High Gain
With the speed knob Pushed IN, think of it as a volume control that goes to 20
With the speed knob Pulled OUT, it is cutting boost with a bit of gain, not quite an overdrive, just overdriven tube grit and tone edge!
True Bypass Switching
Power Doubling on the inside so 9VDC is input, and KATANA uses a charge pump to nearly double operating voltage! (Caution – 9 Volt DC Maximum Input Voltage – DO NOT try to put 18 volts to the unit hoping that the doubler will make it 36VDC!)