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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. 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.

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
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
Sippy Submitted: 7/13/2018
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This amp is everything the reviews say. Very easy to dial in your tone. Set and forget. Great amp for small to mid venues. Light and loud but sounds great.
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Matt Hoke Submitted: 6/19/2018
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Great amp at any price!
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Buying an amp is no easy task these days. But the Katana is impossible to pass up. Simply incomparable.
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Charlie Submitted: 6/18/2018
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Great amp, definitely no regrets ordering this katana 50.
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I have enjoyed playing this katana50 since it arrived. Definitely no regrets in ordering this awesome little (loud)amp.
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Johnny O Submitted: 6/8/2018
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Great
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There was a lot of hype surrounding these amps leading me to believe it would be good, but not blown away. I was blown away. Rich harmonic content, great pushed clean sounds, natural compression. It's great.
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Ron Submitted: 5/15/2018
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Best amp i ever bought.
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I like the multiplicity of this unit.The doubling of the channels was a good idea.This amp is a good fit with my guitar.
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Robert Submitted: 5/7/2018
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"Bad To The Bone Amp!"
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I own two of these and now play in stereo! What awesome Sound!Can handle "Live Gigs" Light weight! Lots of Features for the money! No amp in this price range Is close, BOSS has a winner here! I run my Boss ME-70 In front of amp and BAD TO THE BONE TONE'S!Is what I get!
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Kirk Heffelfinger Submitted: 4/9/2018
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Well worth the money
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This amp screams, Ive had Fenders and others but this package is versital and loaded, you can gig with it or practice
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Dean Submitted: 3/29/2018
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Great Amp
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This amp is well worth the cost, sounds great and has lots of power for such a small package.
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Ned Baez Submitted: 3/25/2018
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Great amp
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What a great surprise with this amp, sounds just right, very easy to use and take pedals very well. First time with this company, shipping is superb. Looking to do more business here.
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Sean Submitted: 2/5/2018
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Good Little Amp
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The Katana does live up to it's reviews. It's a great little tote-around amp, especially for the price.
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