The Boss KTN-100/212 Katana Combo Amplifier MKII is a 100 watt amp with 2 x 12" speakers pictured above. Best of all, you can control the effects via the amplifier or via the additional Roland GAFC Footswitch Controller which basically allows you to leave your pedalboard at home and gig/record with all your favourite effects. This makes it a LOT easier than carrying around a pedalboard for sure! The BOSS Katana essentially removes the need for a pedal board so you don’t have to fork out for patch leads and expensive guitar pedals – it’s everything you need in one place, well, at your feet!
3. YOUR FAVOURITE KATANA AMP SETTINGS AT THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON
One of the most powerful features within the BOSS Katana range is the Tone Settings feature. We don’t always want the same amp settings throughout an entire set, nor do we want to have to change the settings by hand should we want to make some tweaks for a song. With that in mind, the team at BOSS have created the Tone Settings feature which gives you the ability to store your favourite amp channel and effects setups for instant recall. If you have a song that requires certain distortion effects and high gain amp settings and the next track needs a cleaner tone but you don’t want to have to fiddle with the dials in between songs, this can really come in handy.
The Tone Setting memories have also increased from two to four (two banks of two), so you can instantly recall your favourite settings from the footswitch or via the amp!
KATANA SOFTWARE UPDATE VERSION 3 - AVAILABLE 21ST DEC 2018
Never a brand to rest on their laurels, the team at BOSS have introduced the Katana Sofware Update Version 3 which is available from the 21st December 2018. So what's new?
3 NEW EFFECTS TYPES
The Boss Katana series already has a massive array of impressive effects built-in, but there are now 3 welcome additions. You now get the Roland DC-30, BOSS GE-10, and 95E pedal Wah added allowing you to access these effects as soon as you update your amp. That's a LOT of different effects at your fingertips (and at your feet!).
ASSIGN FAVOURITES TO CONTROL KNOBS & PEDALS
One of the few things lacking from the Katana series was it's inability control expression pedals the way you would normally. Thankfully the team at BOSS have remedied this, ensuring the BOSS Katana can now control specific effects parameters from up to three of your favourite expression pedals connected via the rear panel. Best of all you can even use the optional GA-FC foot controller and enjoy the same control.
YOU CAN NOW RECORD WITH STEREO EFFECTS
The new Katana Version 3 update also improves on the USB capabilities within the amp. This update now provides true stereo sound with a wide range of the Katana’s modulation, EQ, delay, and reverb effects, including the newly added DC-30 Analog Chorus-Echo. This means you can record with the same stereo effects as you would hear them live - no more editing stereo pans in the mix!
BOSS KATANA FAQ'S
There are a couple of questions we get asked about the Katana amps quite often here at PMT. So, we thought we’d answer the most common questions.
DOES THE BOSS KATANA HAVE BLUETOOTH?
The Katana Air is the only Boss Katana amplifier that has Bluetooth. You can use the BOSS Tone Studio App via Bluetooth to control your amp sounds, shape your tones and even unlock exclusive effects. You can also stream music wirelessly through the amp via your Android or iOS device.
HOW DO I RESET MY BOSS KATANA?
In the unlikely event your Katana is acting up, the delay effects aren’t working or you just want to do a factory reset of your amp, follow these simple steps. Please note this is only applicable to the KTN-50, KTN-100, KTN-100/212, KTN-HEAD. Be warned though, as all your currently stored settings will be overwritten with the factory default settings. Factory reset procedure:
- Set the POWER CONTROL knob to STANDBY.
- Press & hold the PANEL button and turn the power on.
- The BOOSTER/MOD, DELAY/FX, and REVERB indicators start to blink while the factory reset is being processed.
- Release your finger.
- It takes approximately 20 seconds to complete the factory reset.
- When the PANEL indicator flashes, the procedure has been successfully completed.
- Turn the power off.
WHAT FOOTSWITCH WORKS WITH THE BOSS KATANA
The Boss FS-6 dual button footswitch works with the Boss Katana 50 and allows you to change all four channels on the Katana 50. If you have a Katana 50 Amplifier, you need the FS-6. The Boss GA-FC changes all four channels on the Katana 100 and can also be used to switch between internal effects and turn the Effects Loop off and On. The Boss GA-FC is designed to work with the Katana Artist, Katana 100 1 x 12”, Katana 100 2 x 12” and the amp Head.
IS THE BOSS KATANA A MODELING AMP?
Technically, no. The Boss Katana takes inspiration from certain iconic sounds , but it's entirely it's own amplifier offering a world of different tones developed by the team at BOSS.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT BOSS KATANA AMPS AVAILABLE?
Now, there are 6 Boss Katana combo amplifiers, 1 speaker cabinet and one amplifier head. We’ll start with smallest to largest.
These are just 3 reasons why we think you need to get a BOSS Katana amp in your life! And with this new update - it's an even better deal! But don’t just take our word for it – check out a full range over at PMT online or call in to your local PMT store today top try one out for yourself.
UPDATE 2019 - KATANA MKII AMPS REVEALED!