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BOSS Katana KTN100 Guitar Amplifier

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Product Description

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—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.

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
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  323-890-3700 Warranty:  BOSS Compact and Twin Pedals: 5 years parts, 2 years labor; BOSS (other): 1 year parts, 90 days labor
Dominic Minasi Submitted: 8/13/2018
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Incredible guitar amp for any medium
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What is your opinion of this product?
I have had the Katana 100 combo amp for 8 months I can confidently tell you, this amp can do anything. I play with the band during the week I play from my church on the weekends. For the weekends, I plug my acoustic guitar amp into it and it sounds absolutely perfect. It’s definitely loud enough and I can add so many different combinations to give it a wonderful clean sale on the acoustic I cacophony tell you, this amp can do anything. Play with the band during the week I play from my church on the weekends. For the weekends, plug my acoustic guitar amp into it and it sounds absolutely perfect. It’s definitely loud enough and I can add so many different combinations to give it a wonderful clean sale on the acoustic sunny setting. During the week, I crank the amp to 100 Watts, and it cuts through the mix over the bass and drums. This amp is a true camelion. It is easy to program and has a great sound. You can using right any professional setting. Way to go Katana!
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Allen Homer Submitted: 8/11/2018
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Not Impressed
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I bought this after watching reviews since they came out. I dont like the way it cuts through the mix.
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Larry Submitted: 7/21/2018
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Absolutely love it!!!
What is your opinion of this product?
This was to be the best amp that money can buy! The clean channel is a little harsh but an adjustment to the Global EQ will do wonders!!!
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Ted Sidelinger, Ltdbear1@peoplepc.com Submitted: 6/26/2018
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"Well worth the money"
What is your opinion of this product?
So far so good, like the wattage switch!
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Arthur Thompson Submitted: 6/18/2018
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It's a great amp . Cut's through the mix .
What is your opinion of this product?
At first I thought this was going to sound like crab . I was going to send it back but I change my mind after playing the Katana for the first time live . Play a lot a funk and the funk was on . The blues . Soul . Reggae . Rock . Play what ever you want to play on The Katana KNT 100 .
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Nathan V. Submitted: 6/14/2018
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Awesome amp, and I haven't even opened the footswitch yet
What is your opinion of this product?
It is just awesome. It is very quiet on clean, and I have barely tweaked the factory presets. The brown and other gain channels are excellent, and I get some great harmonics with them. I have had this amp and the footswitch since early May, and I get so involved in playing plugged into it, that I still haven't gotten the footswitch out of the box yet. For the price, there is no other way to go. I play through a Marshall JTM30 tube amp, and when I got this amp, I don't think I turned the Marshall on for a month. With the "panel" setting, you essentially have five patches at a time. I can't wait to get into the tonelab app and explore more. I could go on and on about how great it is, but you get the picture. By the way, if you get the footswitch, remember that it works several different models. Your Boss amp will come with a sticker to overlay on the footswitch that is particular to your amp. Otherwise, the footswitch will not make sense to you.
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Lori Lynn Submitted: 2/13/2018
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I love my new amp!
What is your opinion of this product?
I am having a blast getting to know my new amp and it's effects!
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Rick Submitted: 1/18/2018
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Great amplifier!
What is your opinion of this product?
I think this amplifier is worth the money and it is very usable live. I am almost 60 and have been playing guitar over 60 years. I have had most popular tube amps since the 60s (Fender Marshall Supro) and still have most of them. I play a strat or something loaded with P90s for a little more ooomph. I purchased this amplifier from AMS along with the GAFC. I have the latest firmware loaded into the amp. I spent a week of evenings tweaking it with the software and did a factory reset.....that is good enough for me. The GAFC is not needed for how I play. Lead setting, gain 11 o'clock (oc), volume full, bass 3oc, mid 12oc, treble 11oc, add reverb to taste, presence 9oc, adjust master for level. Use volume knob on guitar to roll of gain and adjust picking heaviness to clean it up. It is a usable gig-able amp. Side by side with a tube amp? No. Who cares? It sounds great. Keeper? I don't know. I have GT1 direct.
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JamminJaxon Submitted: 1/3/2018
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Well worth the money
What is your opinion of this product?
After several weeks of research and testing this amp seemed to have widest range and programmable effects
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Bill Submitted: 12/25/2017
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Amazing!!
What is your opinion of this product?
Reacts like a tube amp without the weight. Can handle any size venue. You can retire your pedal board as well. Best investment I could have made!!
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