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Boss Katana 100 Watt Amplifier Half Stack

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The 100-watt Katana amplifier head delivers sharply defined rock tones with rich, commanding presence.

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 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 loaded at one time, enabling you to build fully prepared sounds inside the amp. In addition, the versatile Katana-Head is equipped with an effects loop and MIDI for integration with advanced rigs, and features a convenient built-in monitor speaker for tone preview and practice without a cab.

Boss Katana Guitar Amplifier Head Features
  • Light and portable 100-watt amplifier head with powerful, gig-ready sound
  • 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 at once
  • Dedicated gain, EQ, presence, and effects controls for adjusting sounds quickly
  • Four Tone Setting memories for storing and recalling all amp and effect settings
  • Power Control for achieving cranked-up tones at low volumes
  • Integrated 5-inch monitor speaker for practice without an external cab
  • Line Out and USB jacks provide mix-ready direct tones
  • MIDI In for Tone Setting selection and effects on/off from a MIDI foot controller 
  • Pro setups available at the BOSS Tone Central website 
Inspiring Rock Amp Born of Waza DNA
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.

A Refined Amp with Inspiring Tone
Designed for guitarists who are serious about their sound, the Katana-Head offers class-defying power and expressiveness to meet any playing situation. A special method developed for the flagship Waza amp optimizes the head’s interaction with your connected speaker cab, giving you authoritative punch and cutting presence previously attainable only with high-end amp designs. The compact size is easy to carry to gigs, jams, and practice sessions, and the rear panel is filled with lots of connectivity for interfacing with external gear. The amp’s built-in monitor speaker is also handy, letting you check tones and practice anywhere without having to connect to a cabinet.

Five Original Amp Characters, Honed for Rock Playing
Sharpened to perfection by the Boss engineering team, the Katana-Head’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-Head lets you create fully prepared sounds for any song or style. Connecting to Boss Tone Studio via USB provides access to 55 effects that are 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. External control is also possible with optional footswitches, expression pedals, and MIDI devices.

Grab-and-Go Operation
While the Katana-Head 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 Tone Setting memories can be stored with a brief button hold. In addition to throttling back the volume for small stages and home playing, the Power Control has a Standby setting that mutes the sound for switching guitars or taking breaks.

Connect and Control
The Katana-Head’s speaker out supports connection to your favorite 8-ohm or 16-ohm cab. You can also send a simultaneous direct feed to PA or recording equipment using the Line Out, which provides authentic mic’d up tone with power, fullness, and dynamics. It’s also possible to send the same mix-ready sound to your computer music recording software via USB. Advanced players will appreciate the effects loop and MIDI input, which enables easy integration with external effects and MIDI switching devices like the Boss ES-8 and ES-5.

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.


Boss Katana Cabinet 212
Delivering a powerful, punchy sound with a rich full bottom end, the Katana Cabinet 212 offers exceptional performance for tones from super-clean to ultra-heavy. The versatile Katana Cabinet 212 is a companion cabinet for the popular Katana-Head guitar amplifier.

BOSS's special design provides enhanced bass response and rugged durability while keeping the weight down for easy mobility. The cabinet comes loaded with two custom 12-inch speakers. And with the detachable back panel section, you can easily go from a tight and focused closed-back stack tone to a spacious open-back sound of a classic combo.

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Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Boss Katana Guitar Amplifier Head Specifications
    Rated Power Output
    • 30 W (Using internal speaker)
    • 100 W (Using external speaker)
    Nominal Input Level
    • INPUT: -10 dBu (1 M ohm)
    • AUX IN: -10 dBu (20 k ohms)
    • RETURN IN: -10 dBu (100 k ohm)
    Speaker 12 cm (5 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
    • SPEAKER 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
    • MIDI IN connector
    • USB port: USB B type
    • AC IN jack
    Power Consumption 77 W
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 470 x 228 x 215 mm; 18-9/16 x 9 x 8-1/2 inches
    Weight 8.8 kg; 19 lbs 7 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

Boss Katana 2x12 Amplifier Cabinet Specifications
  • BOSS KATANA Cabinet 212: Guitar Amplifier Cabinet 
  • Rated Power Input: 150 W
  • Speakers: 30 cm (12 inches) x 2
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Connectors: 1/4-inch phone type
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 670 x 300 x 505mm/ 26-7/16 x 11-13/16 x 19-15/16 inches
  • Weight: 22 kg / 48 lbs 9 oz

Customer Reviews

Review: Ian Submitted: 5/25/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Subject

First amp ever bought a few days after buying my first guitar.
Product Rating

Product Review

I ordered my first guitar a week before I ordered this amp. I did a Google search on the best guitar amps before even learning to play guitar. The Boss Katana 100 watt amplifier half stack came up on numerous sites as number 1. I immediately ordered it without ever hearing it. I received my amp and was excited to try it even though I still hadn't learned to play guitar yet. I was amazed at the volume and tone this amp produces. I am a new extremely novice guitar player that doesn't own any pedals. I found the effects that the Boss Tone Central Studio software comes with alleviates any need for pedals. This amp is on the level of a concert series amp that can be heard for great distances. If you don't believe me you could ask anyone within several blocks of my house. I am extremely satisfied with my purchase. The only negative aspect of my purchasing this amp is that my neighbors no longer like me, are now definitely jealous, and I'm ok with that.

Review: Ian, ianbeath@yahoo.com Submitted: 4/26/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer

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Great sounding amp!

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I really like the sound and size of this head/cab combo. It sounds great, and has some really nice features. The 100 watt head has onboard Boss effects, plus the Tone Studio is incredible. Easy to use, and you can make real fine adjustments to any effect to really make your own unique sound. Even if you’re a “tube snob”, give this solid state amp a shot. It sounds great! The 2/12 cab is a great fit for the amp, as well. Great bass and balance.

Review: James little Submitted: 4/7/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Review: Matt Submitted: 9/5/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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For a novice to guitars, I’m impressed!

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So far, I’m loving everything about it. Great selection of sounds, built in speaker in the head, and a great 2x12 cab. The voltage output options are very helpful in controlling the volume for practice, or cranking it up to jam out.

Review: dave weatherley Submitted: 9/5/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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I love this thing.

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So much you can do with it. Like all my boss product's very high quality keep making good products ill keep buying.

Review: Grindkt88 Submitted: 1/24/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Tone junkie

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This thing takes pedals like no other amp I've played through I stack my blues driver or my keeley tone gen with built-in pedals to make tones that makes me play more. Since I live in an apartment and have only used the built in speaker. And i hate to put my guitar down. Will use the cab when I go out

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