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Boss Katana KTN50 Guitar Amplifier

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Product Description

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.

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.


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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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

Review: Tim A Submitted: 7/19/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Ease of use
Product Rating

Product Review

This amp kicks a##! I absolutely love the sound. You really can do allot with this amp and the boss tone software. If you're on the fence about buying it just do it! You won't regret it

Review: Trey Submitted: 7/15/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Subject

I LOVE THIS AMP!!!

Product Review

This is the ONLY solid state amplifier that I own and IT IS AWESOME! I own a lot of old boss effects pedals and with this amp I don’t need them. With the usb connection to pc and boss tone central this amp can emulate ANY tone. With the “acoustic “ channel I play my acoustic guitars and it just sounds great. Really digging the attenuation control as well. Almost sounds 100% tube driven. Lightweight, loud and feature packed. Way to go boss!

Review: famosamos Submitted: 7/11/2019

Product Rating3 out of 5 stars.


Subject

designed wrong

Product Review

Knobs are in the wrong place. whoever designed this should have their rear-end kicked. Stupid place to put them. I use an amp with the knobs in the same place & On stage you have to walk around the amp to adjust the knobs. This is a hassle. I'm sure this is a good amp, I have an older BOSS with the knobs on the front it is a great amp. I recommend this only because BOSS makes great products

Review: Thomas, thomasgunn90@gmail.com Submitted: 6/24/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Subject

All around perfect. Insane value.

Product Review

This amp surprised me when it came to the clean tones. Smooth, clear, and glassy. Fear not the brand name if you’re a single coil guy, the Katana nails all of it. It can achieve cleans that rival my $1,500 AC30. It can deliver authentic blues tones. The brown setting is ideal for you 80s metal guys, but after some tweaking I was able to dial in a VERY true KVLT black metal tone. The amp itself looks sleek, compact, and is lightweight. Volume tests insured an eviction warning from my apartment management. Falling down the stairs test went well. No noticeable scratches or chipping.... Still awaiting results for the lava submersion reaction tests. Updates coming soon.

Review: Jason H. Submitted: 6/18/2019

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


Subject

Nice amp!

Product Review

The Boss Katana 50 has what you need for at home practice or small gigs, larger gigs if you mic it. Great sounds out of the box and access to many more you can load in. One of the most "tube-like" solid state amps. I dig it.

Review: Ron Submitted: 6/12/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Subject

Nice Amp!!

Product Review

The sound is so good..It even made my Wife turn her head, and that really means something to me!! I love this Amp!!

Review: Larry S Submitted: 6/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Subject

Great little amp!!!!

Product Review

Excellent 50 watts. Has a lot of bells and whistles. It does everything I need it to do....from acoustic to electric to recording straight into my laptop. Absolutely wonderful!!!!!! The price is great and AMS is the best!!!!!

Review: Alberto Ivan Gilde Lamadrid Submitted: 6/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Subject

Loud and versatile

Product Review

Amp sounds amazing. It is loud in the 25 watt setting. the effects work well and are easy to use. Software to customize is easy to use.

Review: Jhabi Submitted: 6/3/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Subject

A lot of Amplifier for a Low Price

Product Review

Excellent sound and quality. Great for practicing at low volume.

Review: Scott N. Submitted: 5/28/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Subject

This amp is all you need to get started playing guitar. Perfect for intermediate players also.

Product Review

I jumped on the chance to get this amp when I was sent a message from AMS stating this amp was going to be able to be bought for four pmnts.,and no credit check- Perfect for me. I recd'it 3 days after ordering,fast! I am pleased. I've been noodling around for 3 days straight. This amp is certainly everything all the reviews say it is!.Also, I recd' professional help from Chad This was a pleasant transaction. I will surely purchase gear in the future.

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