BOSS have just introduced the Katana amp series, a new lineup of guitar amplifiers born of the development process behind the acclaimed Waza amplifier. Offering class-defying tone, touch response, and presence, Katana amps are designed for gigging guitarists who also need a a quality amp for recording and practice at home.
The Katana lineup consists of three combos and a head. The 50-watt Katana-50 and 100-watt Katana-100 are each equipped with a custom 12-inch speaker. The Katana-100/212 has 100 watts of power and is equipped with two custom 12-inch speakers. The 100-watt Katana-Head is designed for use with an external speaker cabinet but interestingly includes an integrated monitor speaker for tone preview and practice.
Each Katana amp features five selectable amp characters: Clean, Crunch, Lead, Brown, and Acoustic as well as 55 BOSS effects, which are customizable using the free BOSS Tone Studio editor software. Users can load 15 different effects in the amp at one time, and use up to three effects at once. The Tone Settings feature in the Katana amps allows players to store amp and effects settings to recall tweaked setups instantly. It’s also possible to connect optional footswitches and expression pedals for hands-free control. The Katana-Head supports control via MIDI as well.
While the Katana amps include many advanced features, they offer intuitive interfaces that allow players to dial in sounds quickly. An innovative Power Control function lets users achieve cranked-up tones at low volumes, a great benefit for playing on small stages and practicing at home.