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Boss Katana KTN50 Guitar Amplifier

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With 50 watts of power and a custom 12-inch speaker, the Katana-50 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-50 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.

Boss Katana KTN50 Guitar Amplifier Features

  • Stage-ready 50-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, and effects controls for adjusting sounds quickly
  • Two 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
Crafted Tones, Forged for Rock
Katana—the traditional sword carried by the historic samurai of Japan—is a symbol of honor, precision, and artistry in Japanese culture. Adopting the majestic sword’s name with pride, the Katana series presents guitar amplifiers with smooth, cutting tones honed by generations of dedication and expertise. 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.

Inspiring rock amp born of Waza DNA.

A Refined Amp with Inspiring Tone
Designed for guitarists who are serious about their sound, the Katana-50 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-50 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-50’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-50 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. Two 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-50 includes many advanced features, it’s amazingly simple to operate. Dedicated knobs for multiple gain stages and three-band EQ 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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Phone:  323-890-3700 Warranty:  BOSS Compact and Twin Pedals: 5 years parts, 2 years labor; BOSS (other): 1 year parts, 90 days labor

Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Boss Katana KTN50 Guitar Amplifier Specifications
    Rated Power Output 50 Watts     
    Nominal Input Level
    • INPUT: -10 dBu (1 M ohm)
    • AUX IN: -10 dBu
    Speaker 30 cm (12 inches) x 1
    Controls
    • POWER switch
    • MASTER knob
    • POWER CONTROL switch (STANDBY, 0.5 W, 25 W, 50 W) 
    AMPLIFIER
    • AMP TYPE switch (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
    • PANEL button
    Indicators
    • BOOSTER/MOD
    • DELAY/FX
    • REVERB
    • TAP
    • CH1
    • CH2
    • 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
    • EXP PEDAL/CTL CH1/CH2 jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
    • USB port: USB B type
    • AC IN jack
    Power Consumption 47 W
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 470 x 238 x 398 mm; 18-9/16 x 9-3/8 x 15-11/16 inches
    Weight 11.6 kg; 25 lbs 10 oz
    Accessories
    • Owner's manual
    • Power cord 
    Options (sold separately)
    • Footswitch: BOSS FS-5L
    • Expression pedal: Roland EV-5, BOSS FV-500L, BOSS FV-500H 
* 0dBu=0.775 Vrms

Customer Reviews

Christopher Moore Submitted: 2/16/2019
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An amazing amp
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I've been playing guitar for over 40 years and have used every type of amp out there and although this is a solid state amp it is my favorite ever! The response and nuances are mind blowing.Try one. My only drawback is there isn't a footpedal that allows you to control the effects. The speaker sounds fantastic and the variety of tone is commendable!
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Robert Quick Submitted: 2/4/2019
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Great all around amp
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This thing is great. For tge price you get access to so many sounds and great clean tones.
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Angel Marengo Submitted: 2/4/2019
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Very confident with my choice
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I’m an absolute beginner when it comes to guitar stuff. That being said I did my research to find out how to get a quality setup without breaking the bank. I’d heard raving reviews of this amp and I gotta say, they couldn’t be more right! This amp is amazing!! The built in presets are just what I need to get me started. Couldn’t recommend it any more
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Angelo Submitted: 1/30/2019
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Loud
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Great sound, great effects..... power options a major plus
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Stephen Comer Submitted: 1/26/2019
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Awesome amp
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Awesome amp. I love the tones you can get from it. Also the effects are easy to use and there are so many of them. Best amp I have ever owned and would put it up there with the Libe 6 amps I have played.
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Andrew Submitted: 1/23/2019
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The only practice amp you need !
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I'd heard good things about the Boss Katana line so I wanted to check it for myself. I can say that Boss have done it again! Solid effects, nice clean tones and even the option to use the amp at 0.5 watts, 20 watts and 50 watts . Even on the lower settings you dont lose clarity and still sounds great . Its not to heavy to transport and has plenty of external features to boot . I've played various guitars through it and they all sound great through it . Recommended and more than happy with it.
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steel man Submitted: 1/21/2019
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Great little amp !
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I brought it for a knock-around practice amp, well... the tones are awsome and It's loud enough for gigs .... all in a 25 lbs package ?!! ...... You can't find a better amp for the money.
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Russell Crowe Submitted: 1/10/2019
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Great Amp
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I bought this to use as a practice amp and it works wonderfully for that. Great tones for a solid state amp. Tons of effects options that can be changed through the software. Easy and super simple to use. I've played a couple smaller gigs with this amp on occasion when my tube amp was overkill. By small -- basically a school gym. The 50 watt will get fairly loud in an enclosed space. Great, great practice amp though.
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Tim Ingle Submitted: 1/5/2019
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Everything I was looking for in an amplifier.
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Great looking and sounding amp..with plenty of volume and great tone.
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Elias Submitted: 1/5/2019
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Wow! It’s all true!!
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I’ve research this amp along with it others in same catergory and above, all the reviews where so compelling towards the Boss katana, it seemed that no matter which Boss Katana I would pick I would whip in a good place. So I did, and I’ve been so happy and so impressed!!! For the price, I cannot believe the sound quality and the options. It definitely lives up to the hype, I would recommend the Boss Katana! I cannot wait to try the Boss Next amp, and of course with American Musical supply and the easy options to buy i will!! I love it, and I love this companies.
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