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BOSS Katana Artist MkII Head

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Katana Artist MkII Head

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Ultimate Katana tone in a powerful amplifier head

The Katana-Artist MkII Head brings you the premium sound and features of the flagship Katana-Artist MkII combo in a powerful 100-watt amplifier head. Cover any style with five amp characters and five variations, and colour your tones with a wide range of onboard BOSS effects. Shape your voice with exclusive panel controls, including a three-way Contour switch, Global EQs, an adjustable Solo boost with dedicated delay, and five selectable Air Feel settings. And rock the stage with a roaring presence using the companion Katana Cabinet 212 Waza or your favorite external speaker cabs.


• Professional 100-watt amplifier head with enhanced tone and exclusive features
• Tube Logic design approach produces class-defying power, authoritative punch, and cutting presence
• Robust analog class-AB power amp section delivers authentic tone and highly musical response
• Five amp characters with five variations, plus Booster, Mod, FX, Delay, and Reverb sections with three variations in each
• Three-way Contour for shaping the overall tonal color and Global EQ switch with three settings (customizable in BOSS Tone Studio)
• Solo boost with onboard level control (dedicated delay and EQ can be applied to the Solo boost in BOSS Tone Studio)
• Integrated dual amp expansion functions for GA-FC/GA-FC EX control and true stereo effects
• BOSS Tone Studio editor software for customizing sounds with over 60 BOSS effects, pre and post EQs, dedicated Pedal FX, and more
• Series/parallel effect loop and power amp input for preamps, modelers, and multi-effects
• Eight Tone Setting memories for storing and recalling all amp and effect settings
• Power Control for achieving cranked-amp tone and response at low volumes
• Mic'd cabinet emulation on the line, USB, and phones/recording outputs
• Shape the cabinet emulation with five onboard Air Feel settings (three presets and two settings configurable in BOSS Tone Studio)
• Download and share Livesets at BOSS Tone Exchange
• External control support via GA-FC/GA-FC EX foot controller, footswitches, expression pedal, and MIDI
• Three speaker outputs: two 16-ohm and one 8-ohm (8-ohm maximum load supported)

Powerhouse Amplification For Pro Stage Performers
The Katana-Artist MkII Head comes equipped with all the core features from its acclaimed combo sibling. Five unique amp characters and five variations provide 10 different tone options, while five simultaneous effects categories put the sound-shaping power of a massive pedalboard right inside your amp. And with BOSS Tone Studio, you can customize the onboard effects with over 60 different types and dive deep into internal parameters to craft your personal sound.

Loud And Proud
Command the stage with massive tones by connecting one or two external speaker cabs. The Katana Cabinet 212 Waza is perfectly tuned for the Katana-Artist MkII experience, providing the ultimate rock voice in a 2x12 configuration loaded with custom Waza speakers. Developed by BOSS, these speakers deliver the authentic response and character of the benchmark 25-watt British stack speaker from the 1960s while boosting the power capacity to 100 watts. Cabinets can be stacked to create a clean 4x12 setup, and the versatile design features a removable panel for closed-back or open-back operation.

Deep Tone-Shaping Tools
On the front panel, you'll find exclusive features only available with the Katana-Artist MkII models. A three-way Contour switch lets you shape the amp's core tone, while three Global EQ settings are great for fine-tuning the overall sound for different guitars and styles. A foot-controllable, post-amp Solo boost function is also available, with a panel knob for fast adjustment plus dedicated delay and EQ that can be assigned in BOSS Tone Studio.

Compact Gig Commander
The optional GA-FC and GA-FC EX foot controllers are the perfect partners for the Katana-Artist MkII Head. They connect with a single cable, require no external power, and take up minimal space. With six footswitches, you can directly recall Tone Settings and independently turn the five effects sections on/off. They also support external footswitches and expression pedals, with customization via BOSS Tone Studio. The GA-FC offers standard control, while the expanded GA-FC EX provides the ability to control two amps together, connect another unit for additional foot control, and more.


Rated 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 ohm)

POWER switch
SOLO knob
GLOBAL EQ button
CONTOUR switch (OFF, 1, 2, 3)
POWER CONTROL switch (STANDBY, 0.5 W, 50 W, 100 W)

• VARIATION button
• GAIN knob
• VOLUME knob



TONE SETTING: Bank button, CH1, CH2, CH3 & CH4 buttons, PANEL button


CUSTOM SETTING: switch (OFF, M1, M2)

INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
POWER AMP IN/DUAL LINK jack: 1/4-inch phone type
LINE OUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
SEND jack: 1/4-inch phone type
RETURN jack: 1/4-inch phone type
SPEAKER OUT 16 ohms A jack: 1/4-inch phone type
SPEAKER OUT 16 ohms B jack: 1/4-inch phone type
SPEAKER OUT 8 ohms jack: 1/4-inch phone type
REC OUT/PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
EXP PEDAL/CTL CH1/CH2 jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
GA-FC/CTL SOLO/DUAL LINK jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
AUX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
USB port: USB B type
MIDI IN connector
AC IN jack

Power Consumption: 77 W

- Owner's Manual
- Power cord
- GA-FC sticker

Size and Weight (Including handle and rubber feet)
Dimensions (W x D x H): 631 x 246 x 296 mm (24-27/32 x 9-11/16 x 11-21/32 inches)
Weight: 12.4 kg (27 lbs 5.4 oz)

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This is my first ever 100watt amp head, I'm very pleased with it. Their are a TON of features to shape and tweak your sound and find your tone. Not to mention it's LOUD, no doubt it's perfect for rehearsal space when nothing is mic'd up through front of house. Their are just as many feature on the back as well as the front, headphones, LINE IN for an MP3 player, you can switch between the MK1 and MK2, if you are happy with whatever distortion pedal you are using, it'll sound awesome through your 2x12 or 4x12 cab. Their isn't just 2 channels...Clean or Distortion, their are 5 channels! Acoustic/Clean/Crunch/Lead/Brown For the affordable price, you can't go wrong, not everyone has a couple grand to drop on an amp head. I'm very pleased with this amp I'm currently financing this amp, I don't "own" it yet, but I will. I have NO intention on returning it. It's perfect for Acoustic music, Classic Rock, Hard Rock AND Metal......I want a sound/tone that's perfect for Metal/Thrash/Death Metal and this Amp delivers!
Posted by Jeremy on Jan 9, 2024
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Orgasmic!!! 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Toronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
This is the best sounding amp ever! Especially when hooked up to a Marshall 412 cab!!!!! I have nothing but praise for this amp! I am a believer! (Gee…how could you tell?)
Posted by DMac on Jul 19, 2023
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