The Katana-100 combo amplifier has been designed with the gigging musician in mind, providing epic tonal qualities, access to a universe of effects and a custom designed 12-inch speaker from the minds behind Waza. Enjoy BOSS reliability partnered with Waza ingenuity and, achieve the ultimate rock sounds thanks to proprietary circuit designs and meticulous tuning and experience the 100-watts of pure power perfect for the stage and studio.
The pursuit of the ultimate rock sound
The Katana 100 combo amplifier along with the entire range from the Katana series adopts its name from the traditional sword carried by the historic samurai of Japan, and is a symbol of honour, precision, and artistry in Japanese culture. These qualities are inherent in the design and tonal capabilities of this amplifier, as each aspect has been meticulously designed fusing traditional craftsmanship with breakthrough functionality to provide the discerning guitarist with the next generation of rock amplifiers.
The Katana 100 amplifier has been designed for guitarists who take pride in their tone and want to be able to benefit from a wide range of responsive sounds. The Katana 100 provides 100 watts of pure power through a single, custom designed 12-inch speaker which is driven by a specially designed method originally developed for the flagship Waza amp that optimizes the speaker to cabinet relationship. This fine tuning of design results in a wide range of gorgeous tonalities, offering unique punch when you need it and unrivalled presence that was usually only available with high-end amplifier designs. The innovative Power Control is a great feature, and allows you to enjoy all the tonal qualities of the amplifier at lower volumes without any loss of response or tone. This means you can gig, record and practice with it and enjoy the same cranked-amp tones at all volumes.
Five amplifier characters at the touch of a button
The Katana-100 amp, along with the entire range, features 5 amp characters which have been sharpened to perfection by the BOSS engineering team, providing an array of rich organic vintage tones to the modern, and highly coveted high-gain amplifier sounds utilised by some of the world’s best rock guitarists. The result is a rich plethora of beautiful sounding amplifier tones to keep every guitarist happy. Activate Clean, Crunch, Lead, Brown, and Acoustic tones at the touch of a button. The Clean channel offers crystal clear, transparent tones, whereas the Crunch gives you that grit and satisfying bite you need. The Lead option has a wide gain range meaning you can dial in your perfect tone for soloing, whether you’re a blues musician or complete shredder. The Brown and Acoustic tones are where the Katana’s versatility really shines. Designed with the DNA of the Waza amp, Brown provides high gain tones that rock players will really appreciate due to the high gain, but effortlessly smooth response. The Acoustic character features optimised tonal capabilities which have been meticulously designed for acoustic-electric guitarists, meaning your guitar sounds how it should.
Access to a suite of BOSS effects & BOSS Tone Central
Leave it to BOSS to provide you with everything you need. Not only does the Katana-100 already come with a host of built-in BOSS effects, but you can also access 55 more fully customisable effects by connecting to the BOSS Tone Studio via USB. Within this feature you have access to more than just your standard distortion, delay and reverb effects but access to a huge amount of tone shapers such as ring mod, pitch shifter, slicer and so much more. Up to 15 different effects can be loaded into the amplifier and 3 can be used simultaneously. The BOSS Tone Central website also provides a huge range of free amp and effects setups specifically for the Katana series. These have been created by professional guitarists and can be loaded into the amplifier via the BOSS Tone Studio editor software. Dial in your sounds quickly and change them via the knobs and dials on the amplifier or utilise the optional footswitches and expression pedals for hands-free control. You also have an effects loop should you wish to hook up your own pedals. Solid construction designed with the touring musician in mind.
Touring is hard on your gear, and can be hard on your back when it comes to loading and unloading the van or transporting your equipment to rehearsal or the studio. Well, the team at BOSS have kept this in mind with the Katana 100 amplifier, providing you with sturdy, well-constructed amplifier that will last as long as your BOSS stompboxes! Weighing in at 14.8 kg, those who are used to carting around heavy gear will appreciate the lighter weight, and the sturdy construction. The design itself is sleek, sharp and precise, much like the sword from which the Katana takes its name. Bold, black grille cloth is broken up only by the striking contrast of the white BOSS logo and Katana insignia – making it a beautiful stage amp that is striking yet understated at the same time.
For the discerning guitarists in need of a strong, sturdy amplifier with a range of tonal capabilities that they can tweak to their needs and rely on at all times, the Katana -100 combo is a great option. From stage to studio, rehearsal to home playing, the Katana-100 can do it all with ease.
Manufacturer BOSS Model KATANA 100 Watt 1 x 12 Inch Guitar Amplifier Combo Dimensions (H x W x D) 398 x 470 x 238 mm Weight (excluding AC adaptor) 11.6 kg Rated Power Output 100 W Nominal Input Level INPUT: -10 dBu (1 M ohm)
AUX IN: -10 dBu
Speaker 30 cm (12 inches) x 1 Controls POWER switch
POWER CONTROL switch (STANDBY, 0.5 W, 25 W, 50 W)
AMPLIFIER AMP TYPE switch (ACOUSTIC, CLEAN, CRUNCH, LEAD, BROWN)
EQUALIZER BASS knob
MULTI EFFECT BOOSTER/MOD button
TONE SETTING CH1 button
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 Accessories Owner's manual
Options (sold separately) Footswitch: BOSS FS-5L
Expression pedal: Roland EV-5, BOSS FV-500L, BOSS FV-500H
* 0dBu=0.775 Vrms
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