The Katana Series
The Katana Series of Amps from Roland’s Boss division embodies their pursuit of finding the ultimate rock sound, calling upon years of research and design to deliver redefined rock tones. Built using traditional craftsmanship with new and innovative designs, the Katana amps offer class-defying tones with an excellent touch response and presence. Taking inspiration from the Japanese sword of the same name, the amps provide a smooth, cutting tone perfect for gigging musicians, as well as for recording and practising.
Choose from Five Unique Amp Characters
The Katana Series features a selection of five original and unique amp characters, offering a range of tones from organic, vintage tones to modern, high-gain sounds. When set to clean, the Katana produces a beautifully natural and transparent tone, producing the raw sound of your guitar or pedals. Crunch will produce a satisfying grit and response tone, while lead offers a wide gain range that suits many musical styles. The Brown amp character comes from Boss’ Waza amp series, producing refined, high-gain tones. The acoustic mode enhances the Katana’s versatility, allowing an electro acoustic to be plugged in, optimising its tone to create an amazing sound.
Innovative Controls and Built-In Boss Effects
The Katana Combo Amp features a range of built-in boss effects that can be customised though the free Boss tone studio editor software. With 55 customisable effects to choose from, and the ability to load and keep 15 effects on board at one time, the Katana can use three effects at once to offer a range of tonal possibilities. A selection of powerful controls and tone settings can be used to shape the amp’s sound, with the ability to store and recall your favourite amp and effects settings.
Traditional Craftsmanship and Breakthrough Functions
Pooling their years of research and design into the Katana amp, Boss has combined the use of traditional craftsmanship with innovative and breakthrough functions to create an incredibly powerful amplifier. Featuring a proprietary circuit design, meticulous tuning, and an innovative power control, the Katana can achieve cranked up tones while being at low volume, perfect for small gigs and practising at home.
Now with Version 2 Software
This amp now has the Katana Version 2 software installed!
The free Version 2 update adds many user-requested features to the Katana amps, including new effects types, doubled onboard effects capacity, twice the number of Tone Setting memories, enhanced direct output options, and more.
All Katana amps include integrated access to a wide selection of BOSS effects, which are customizable using the free BOSS Tone Studio editor software. Version 2 adds SDE-3000 delay, Phaser 90E, and Flanger 117E effect types, bringing the total number of available effects to 58. The three new selections are based on effects used to create some of rock’s most famous guitar sounds and are a perfect match for the Katana’s high-gain Brown channel tones.
One of the Katana’s most powerful features is the ability to store favorite amp channel and effects setups in Tone Setting memories for instant recall. The Version 2 update adds a second bank of Tone Settings, doubling the number of available memories. Combined with the newly added channel and global parametric EQs, this elevates the Katana’s performance versatility to even higher levels. Users can switch between the two banks from a panel button or an optional external footswitch.
Version 2 also enhances the Katana’s Reverb section, allowing it to be used for delay or delay-plus-reverb in addition to reverb alone. And on Katana amp models that include an effects loop, the send/return capabilities have been expanded for greater flexibility when inserting external processing in the signal path. All of these features are easily configurable using the BOSS Tone Studio software.
A standout characteristic of every Katana amp is the dynamic interaction between its output section and the speaker, which provides a highly responsive tone and feel that players love. With the new Cabinet Resonance function derived from the flagship Waza amps, users can now shape this interaction with three selectable resonance types. Katana amps also offer line and USB outputs with speaker cabinet simulation, and Version 2 enhances this capability with three Air Feel settings inherited from the Waza series.
100-watt Combo Amp with a Custom 12-inch Speaker Make It Perfect for Stage and Practice
Features Five Unique Amp Characters: Clean, Crunch, Lead, Brown and Acoustic
55 Customisable Effects with the Free Boss Tone Studio Editor Software
Store Up to 15 Different Effects on Board, Ready to Be Called Upon When Needed
Dedicated Gain, EQ, Presence, and Effects Controls for Quick Adjustments to The Amps Sound
Four Memory Banks for Storing and Recalling All Your 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
Power Output: 100 W
Nominal Input Level:
Input: -10 dBu (1 M ohm)
Aux in: -10 dBu (20 k ohms)
return in: -10 dBu (100 k ohms)
Speaker: 1x 30 cm (12 inches)
Power Consumption: 77 W
Main Controls: Power, Master, Presence, Power Control switch (Standby, 0.5 W, 50 W, 100 W)
Amp Type Switch: Acoustic, Clean, Crunch, Lead, Brown
Controls: Gain, Volume
Equalizer: Bass, Middle, Treble
Multi Effect: Booster/Mod, Delay/FX, Reverb, Tap
Tone Setting: CH1, CH2, CH3, CH4 Panel button
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 Phono Type
Return Jack: 1/4-Inch Phono Type
Line Out Jack: 1/4-Inch Phono Type
Exp Pedal/Ctl Ch1/Ch2 Jack: 1/4-Inch TRS Phone Type
GA-FC Jack: 1/4-Inch TRS Phone Jack
USB Port: USB B Type
AC in: Jack
Width: 20-7/8" (530mm)
Depth: 9-13/16" (248mm)
Height: 17-1/2" (484mm)