The Boss Katana Head has been designed with the touring musician in mind, opening up a universe of tonal qualities to provide the discerning musician with the true next-generation rock amplifier.
Takings its name from the Katana—the traditional sword carried by the historic samurai of Japan, a symbol of honour, precision, and artistry in Japanese culture, the 100-watt Katana head along with the rest of the series takes on these aspects. The result is gorgeous, cutting rock tones and epic presence all encapsulated in a sleek, striking design. Perfect for live or studio situations, the amp also features an innovative Power Control for cranked-amp tones at all levels.
A world tonal possibilities
The 100-watt Katana head delivers a plethora of rich sounds for the discerning musician in need of a versatile head that can deliver at all times. The 5 original amp characters, Clean, Crunch, Lead, Brown and Acoustic offer something for all guitarists. From beautiful vintage sounds to the coveted Brown sound and crystal transparent clean tones, this amplifier has it all. The design behind the flagship Waza amp has been integrated into this amplifier head to ensure optimisation between the head and cab, providing you with the punch you need and the cut-through presence that you could previously only associate with higher end amps. You can also take advantage of an array of free amp and effects setups specifically created for the Katana series which have been created by pro guitarists. Just visit the BOSS Tone Central website and get started with ready-to-play sounds for a variety of musical styles.
Although the Katana 100-watt head has a range of built-in effects and recallable Tone Settings, you also have access to 55 additional effects, all of which are customisable to your needs. Connect to the BOSS Tone Studio via USB and enjoy an array of effects such as distortions, reverbs, delays as well as pitch shifting, ring mod, slicer and more and load them to the Katana for use live.
Connect and play
The Katana 100-watt head’s speaker out allows you to connect to the 8-ohm or 16-ohm cab of your choice. For those who need a direct signal, you’ll be pleased to know you can send a direct feed to your PA or recording setup via the Line Out. In addition, this Line Out will provide authentic “mic’d up” tone with all the power and dynamics you need. You can even send the same mix-ready sound to your computer via USB. Those who need extra connectivity will appreciate the effects loop and MIDI input which can effortlessly integrate with external effects as well as your MIDI switching devices such as the BOSS ES-5 and ES-8.
BOSS products are known for their sturdy construction and the BOSS Katana 100-watt head is no exception to the rule. Not only are you getting an innovative amplifier born from the Waza amp DNA, but a strong and sturdy housing that will last years of touring. Weighing in at a mere 8.8kg, this is easily transportable to and from the studio or home practice when you decide to take advantage of the built-in 5-inch speaker, and will happily last la lifetime of touring in the back of a van!
Manufacturer BOSS Model KATANA 100 Watt Guitar Amplifier Head Dimensions (H x W x D) 215 x 470 x 228 mm Weight (excluding AC adaptor) 8.8 kg 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
POWER CONTROL switch (STANDBY, 0.5 W, 50 W, 100 W)
AMPLIFIER AMP TYPE knob (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
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 Accessories Owner' s manual
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
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