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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

Irish Submitted: 4/10/2019
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Super Fantastic Amp, Love it !
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This Boss Katana is unbelievable ! Purchased a Line 6 IV 75 a month before and it was ok, but not what I was looking for, so I thought I would take a chance, and get the Boss, I plugged it in and to my surprise it blew me away, the clarity and tone along with all the features are unbelievable, not to mention the effects.. If you are on the bubble about buying this amp, think no more and order it, you won't be disappointed... Thanks AMS for the great service Fast and free and the best friendly..............................................
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LWN Submitted: 4/5/2019
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I LOVE BOSS
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My new favorite, I mean favorite awesome, amp. Worth every penny and more.
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John Troy Submitted: 4/5/2019
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I love this thing
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I could not be happier with this amp! I wanted something I could use in my living room without disturbing my neighbors and without compromising on the tones I’m looking for - mission accomplished!
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William Submitted: 3/26/2019
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Great amp for the price
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The Katana 50 is a great amp for my purposes. I’m a at home player only and the Katana makes a great practice amp.
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Ted Obrecht, Ted@tedsplace.biz Submitted: 3/5/2019
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Perfect for my needs!Q
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It arrived promptly and was well packed. I did a lot of homework and it didn’t disappoint. All of the effects are super clean. I’m kind of a Luddite when it come to effects. My last amp came witho bells and whistles but this amp has all I need and more. After a month, I’m still learning, but the downloaded software helps. I bought it because of the variable wattage and light weight for arriving to gigs. I recommend a foot pedal for live playing. It would have been nice to include Bluetooth connectivity, but my wire is long enough to reach my iPhone for backing/jam track. Perfect for apartment and club level volumes. I’m thrilled. I can even sell my acoustic amp!
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Yamil Granda Submitted: 3/5/2019
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Great amp at a great price
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Before this amp I had a Fender Frontman 10g and this is a huge step up. I occasionally bring this to jam with friends and it can be heard clearly. I've used it in a small church I volunteer at and it can be heard over drums, keys, voice, and any other instrument, even on the 25 watt setting. Its great for practice and gigging alike and it does not give me any problems.
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Bud Submitted: 3/5/2019
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Awesome
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Loud and lots of tones
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tronus53 Submitted: 3/5/2019
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great-sounding amp
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This thing is loud, & has some really usable features, like the 3 FX's, that each have several options. And, it's lighter than my Bugera V5 tube amp...
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Matt T. Submitted: 2/23/2019
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Absolutely a win!
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I was looking for something small that had a reasonable black face sound and some effects, drive channel etc. I watched a lot of reviews and comparisons and figured for the price I'd give it a shot. I couldn't be happier. It really delivers the most tube like dynamics and feel I have tried in a fairly priced modeler combo. The clean channel is superb and makes you play like you would have to on an actual tube amp. Not as easily forgiving as a regular modeler type amp but still has some warmth and a very "real" feel and sound. Drive channels are super. On board effects are great with just a few knobs to tweak to get a great sound which is great for a minimalist like me. Or you can access and configure EVERYTHING via your computer and the USB connector/online software. Absolutely a win! I am very happy with this purchase.
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Tom Mathis, tom.mathis@juiceplus.com Submitted: 2/20/2019
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"Not as great as I hoped
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It will not give you a clean sound with volume. If you use distortion all of the time, you would like this one.
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