Dr Nick said:
Update - we've done 3 gigs where my son has played the Katana, and it worked fine. Not as much bottom end as my amp (which to be fair goes through a 2x12), but quite trebly - which he likes - so it provides contrast and cuts through the mix. He has a lead sound programmed using the "Brown" sound, which works well. And he has no interest in rows of pedals, just wants a sound.