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BOSS Katana KTN100 Guitar Amplifier

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With crafted tones, the Katana 100 is an inspiring rock amp born of Waza DNA. The Katana series presents guitar amplifiers with smooth, cutting tones honed by generations of dedication and expertise.

Katana Version 3:
Added Effect Types, New Real-Time Control Assignments, and Stereo Effects When Recording via USB

The Katana Version 3 update enhances the stage-class Katana amp lineup with even more performance versatility. New effect types include the legendary Roland DC-30 Analog Chorus-Echo, classic BOSS GE-10 Graphic Equalizer, and expressive 95E pedal wah, providing iconic tones that perfectly match the Katana’s Brown amp character. In addition, BOSS Tone Studio offers the ability to assign favorite parameters for quick-access control from the front-panel effects knobs and create custom control assignments for up to three connected expression pedals. And when tracking in a DAW via USB, it’s now possible to capture true stereo sound with many of the Katana’s modulation, EQ, delay, and reverb effects.

Katana Version 3 is a free, user-installable update for all Katana owners.


Katana—the traditional sword carried by the historic samurai of Japan—is a symbol of honor, precision, and artistry in Japanese culture which is why these amps carry the majestic sword’s name with pride.

Boss Katana 100 Guitar Amplifier Features
  • Stage-ready 100-watt combo amp with a custom 12-inch speaker
  • Five unique amp characters: Clean, Crunch, Lead, Brown (derived from the Waza amp), and Acoustic (for acoustic-electric guitars)
  • Choose from 55 customizable effects with Boss Tone Studio editor software
  • Store 15 different effects on board, with three effects available simultaneously
  • Dedicated gain, EQ, presence, and effects controls for adjusting sounds quickly
  • Four memories for storing and recalling all amp and effect settings
  • Power Control for achieving cranked-amp tone and dynamic response at low volumes
  • Built-in tilt stand for optimal monitoring and sound projection
  • Pro setups available at Boss Tone Central 
Born of the development process behind the acclaimed Waza amplifier, these innovative amps embody Boss’s determined pursuit of the ultimate rock sound. Featuring proprietary circuit designs and meticulous tuning, the Katana series combines traditional craftsmanship and breakthrough functions to produce true next-generation rock amplifiers.

With 100 watts of power and a custom 12-inch speaker, the Katana-100 delivers a commanding range of gig-worthy tones that gracefully slice through any band scenario. The amp also excels for home playing, with a uniquely efficient design and innovative Power Control that provides inspiring sound and response at low volumes. In addition, the Katana-100 includes integrated access to 55 Boss effects, which are customizable using the free Boss Tone Studio editor software. Up to 15 different effects can be configured in the amp at one time, enabling you to bring fully prepared tones to the stage in one amp.

A Refined Amp with Inspiring Tone
Designed for guitarists who are serious about their sound, the Katana-100 offers exceptional tone and touch response for stage playing, recording, and simply practicing at home. The custom 12-inch speaker is driven by a special method developed for the flagship Waza amp that optimizes the speaker and cabinet character. This gives you authoritative punch and cutting presence previously attainable only with high-end amp designs. In combination with the five selectable amp characters, the Katana-100 produces class-defying power and expressiveness to meet any playing situation.

Five Original Amp Characters, Honed for Rock Playing
Sharpened to perfection by the Boss engineering team, the Katana-100’s five amp characters offer everything from organic vintage tones to modern high-gain sounds. Clean is natural and transparent, while Crunch offers satisfying grit and response. Lead has a wide gain range to suit many styles, from fat, stinging blues solos to fluid legato shredding. With DNA inherited from the Waza amp, Brown delivers refined high-gain tone sought after by the world’s greatest rock players. The Acoustic character further enhances the Katana’s versatility, providing optimized tone that makes acoustic-electric guitars sound stunningly natural.

Leave Your Pedalboard at Home
With its built-in Boss effects and recallable Tone Settings, the Katana-100 lets you perform anywhere with just a guitar and amp. Connecting to Boss Tone Studio via USB provides access to 55 effects that are fully customizable for your needs. Going beyond standard distortion, delay, and reverb, the selection also includes powerful tone-shapers like pitch shifting, ring mod, slicer, and more. You can load 15 different effects in the amp at one time and use up to three simultaneously. Four Tone Settings let you store custom amp and effects setups for instant recall, and you can always jump to the current panel settings at the touch of a button. It’s also possible to connect optional footswitches and expression pedals for hands-free control on the gig.

Grab-and-Go Operation
While the Katana-100 includes many advanced features, it’s amazingly simple to operate. Dedicated knobs for multiple gain stages, three-band EQ, and presence allow you to quickly dial in your tone by ear, just as you would with a standard tube amp. Essential effects parameters are adjusted with a simple knob twist, and memories can be stored with a brief button hold. The Power Control is great for throttling back the volume for small stages and home playing, and also includes a Standby setting that mutes the sound for switching guitars or taking breaks. And by flipping out the integrated tilt stand, you can easily angle the amp back for better sound projection.

Boss Tone Central
At the Boss Tone Central website, you’ll find numerous free amp and effects setups for the Katana series. Created by pro guitarists, these setups provide ready-to-play sounds for various music styles, and also make great starting points for building your own sounds. They load into the memories in a Katana amp via the Boss Tone Studio editor software, which is also available at the site. In addition to Katana effects selection and customization, Boss Tone Studio gives you a convenient way to organize all your Katana setups for different gigs, recordings, and practice sessions.

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Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Boss Katana KTN100 Guitar Amplifier Specifications
    Rated Power Output 100 Watts 
    Nominal Input Level
    • INPUT: -10 dBu (1 M ohm)
    • AUX IN: -10 dBu (20 k ohms)
    • RETURN IN: -10 dBu (100 k ohm)
    Speaker 30 cm (12 inches) x 1
    Controls
    • POWER switch
    • MASTER knob
    • PRESENCE knob
    • POWER CONTROL switch (STANDBY, 0.5 W, 50 W, 100 W) 
    AMPLIFIER
    • AMP TYPE knob (ACOUSTIC, CLEAN, CRUNCH, LEAD, BROWN)
    • GAIN knob
    • VOLUME knob
    EQUALIZER
    • BASS knob
    • MIDDLE knob
    • TREBLE knob
    MULTI EFFECT
    • BOOSTER/MOD button
    • DELAY/FX button
    • REVERB button
    • TAP button
    • BOOSTER/MOD knob
    • DELAY/FX knob
    • REVERB knob
    TONE SETTING
    • CH1 button
    • CH2 button
    • CH3 button
    • CH4 button
    • PANEL button
    Indicators
    • ACOUSTIC
    • CLEAN
    • CRUNCH
    • LEAD
    • BROWN
    • BOOSTER/MOD
    • DELAY/FX
    • REVERB
    • TAP
    • CH1
    • CH2
    • CH3
    • CH4
    • PANEL
    Connectors
    • INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
    • AUX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
    • REC OUT/PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
    • SEND jack: 1/4-inch phone type
    • RETURN jack: 1/4-inch phone type
    • LINE OUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
    • EXP PEDAL/CTL CH1/CH2 jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
    • GA-FC jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
    • USB port: USB B type
    • AC IN jack
    Power Consumption 77 W
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 530 x 248 x 484 mm; 20-7/8  x 9-13/16 x 17-1/2 inches
    Weight 14.8 kg; 32 lbs 11 oz
    Accessories
    • Owner's manual
    • Power cord
    • GA-FC sticker
    Options (sold separately)
    • Footswitch: BOSS FS-5L, BOSS FS-6, BOSS FS-7
    • Expression pedal: Roland EV-5, BOSS FV-500L, BOSS FV-500H
    • GA FOOT CONTROLLER (GA-FC)
* 0dBu=0.775 Vrms

Customer Reviews

Shelton Skerrett Submitted: 3/25/2019
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Each day, I love and treasure this amp even more!
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I am sooo glad I bought this Boss Katana KTN100 amp! I’ve only been playing guitar for 54 years, so far, and have owned and operated my recording studio business for 39 years, as not only a guitar player, but a composer/musician (who plays at least 16 instruments)/songwriter/recording engineer/producer of countless advertising jingles and records, etc. I listen to, and study music of all kinds, from all around the world, and write, perform, record and produce a very broad range of styles and genres of music, featuring nylon string classical, and steel string acoustic, and a wide range of electric guitars and sounds, from clean to gritty, vintage to new, fingerpicking acoustic, to avant-garde to traditional jazz, to rock to punk to reggae to juju to Latin to zook, and all points and blends in between, and beyond. I can say that I have put this amp through its paces, and it authentically and easily handles anything I can throw at it, better than any other amp I have ever worked with!
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Mike Tanksley Submitted: 3/5/2019
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Love this amp!
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The Boss Katana is everything as advertised! I have used all the settings and they sound great. I even played at the 100 watt setting on a gig with a drummer keys bass and vocals against my Katana. Got compliments all night long on my sound!
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Charles sago Submitted: 2/20/2019
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This thing is a monster
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Had this amp about a month. First thing I want to say is this amp is extremely loud. If your looking for and amp to gig with this is it. The five channels are great and are easy to taylor the channel for your own sound preference. The amp has a bright sound, more treble sound because it is a open back cab. It's easy to adjust to get a Marshall or orange tube amp sounds. The good part you can get the sounds you need with out getting a second mortgage on your house. Haven't tried any of the downloadable software yet. I prefer to get use to the amp first. This amp does it all. Just buy this Beast, you won't be sorry.
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Rick Longdon Submitted: 1/9/2019
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Terrilbly shrill
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I think it sounds terrible. The high-end has this artificial quality that you can't dial out. to me it just sounds terrible the Reverb sucks
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Micah Submitted: 1/7/2019
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A great little amp
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This is a great little amp. I wanted something solid state, with effects built in, and that sounded good. I found all these things in the Katana.
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A Santos Submitted: 12/30/2018
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Great Amp
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This is by far one of the most versatile and best sounding solid state guitar amplifier that I've owned. It sounds as warm as a tube amp and reacts like one. It is well worth the money. I played my acoustic, jazz, nylon string and solid body electric guitars and all sounded great. I highly recommend this amp as your main gig amp and back up amp.
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Zachary Williams Submitted: 12/29/2018
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That great boss quality we all know and love!
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For the price you can’t beat the boss katana. This is a solidstate amp with tube amp sound and feel. the effects are modeled perfectly after boss pedals if you ask me. I hope to be able to get the boss katana Waza craft and a cab next.
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Joel Submitted: 12/28/2018
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It’s what I had hoped it would be.
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This is a great little amp with a big quality sound.
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Rick Submitted: 12/27/2018
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I love it
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This amp is amazing,use it for practice or a gig.nice cleans and distortion delay reverb and download different stomp boxes.quality so good hard to believe it's solid state
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Michael Mohr Submitted: 12/5/2018
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Great value, great amp!
What is your opinion of this product?
Great and versatile, especially for the price.
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