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Boss KATANA Guitar Amplifier 50watt 1-12'' Speaker

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KTN-50

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Crafted Tones, Forged for Rock

Katana - the traditional sword carried by the historic samurai of Japan - is a symbol of honor, precision, and artistry in Japanese culture. Adopting the majestic sword's name with pride, the Katana series presents guitar amplifiers with smooth, cutting tones honed by generations of dedication and expertise. Born of the development process behind the acclaimed Waza amplifier, these innovative amps embody BOSS's determined pursuit of the ultimate rock sound. Featuring proprietary circuit designs and meticulous tuning, the Katana series combines traditional craftsmanship and breakthrough functions to produce true next-generation rock amplifiers.

With 50 watts of power and a custom 12-inch speaker, the Katana-50 delivers a commanding range of gig-worthy tones that gracefully slice through any band scenario. The amp also excels for home playing, with a uniquely efficient design and innovative Power Control that provides inspiring sound and response at low volumes. In addition, the Katana-50 includes integrated access to 55 BOSS effects, which are customizable using the free BOSS Tone Studio editor software. Up to 15 different effects can be configured in the amp at one time, enabling you to bring fully prepared tones to the stage in one amp.

Inspiring rock amp born of Waza DNA.

• Stage-ready 50-watt combo amp with a custom 12-inch speaker

• Five unique amp characters: Clean, Crunch, Lead, Brown (derived from the Waza amp), and Acoustic (for acoustic-electric guitars)

• Choose from 55 customizable effects with BOSS Tone Studio editor software

• Store 15 different effects on board, with three effects available simultaneously

• Dedicated gain, EQ, and effects controls for adjusting sounds quickly

• Two memories for storing and recalling all amp and effect settings

• Power Control for achieving cranked-amp tone and dynamic response at low volumes

• Built-in tilt stand for optimal monitoring and sound projection

• Pro setups available at BOSS Tone Central

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Closest StoreKanata, Ontario
Very versatile and powerful amp the new version 2 adds storage banks and additional pedals to the already robust feature set. BOSS Tone Central is easy to use and fine tuning to any sound and storage banks. This is top shelf product and leads the back of amp modelling. Special thanks to L&M - Matt (always genuine and obliging) and Kurt (ditto on attentive customer service). Thanks guys.
Posted by Robert on Nov 14, 2017
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Great amp but let's not get crazy.0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
I have had this amp for a few weeks now and it is great but wanted to say that it does not sound as good as higher priced tube amps like Fender etc in the $500-800 range. There are lots of people saying that and it's not true. This is fairly close though and for the money a no brainer. It's light, tons of tone options for pedal sounds and firmwear updates really improve the amps functionality. Also love the wattage settings as I'm in an apt so you can still get good sound at low volume.
Posted by James on Oct 16, 2017
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One of the best solid state amps out there for the money0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
I've owned this amp for quite a few months now and play it daily. This is by far the absolute best solid state modelling style amp in this price range. I have owned and played a few other SS amps but found the sound on most too obviously digital and processed. This is amp is excellent at fooling you ears into believing it is valve powered, or at least has valve tendencies. The amp is very responsive to guitar input controls and responds more in a way you would expect from something valve when you adjust your tone or volume. This is most definitely NOT a replacement for your tube amp, but if you're looking for something portable to practice with at lower volume with great tonality and superb built in effects, this is it. It really does not take much time to dial in a good usable tone with this.
Posted by Dex on Oct 13, 2017
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Closest StoreCambridge, Ontario
After reading all the glowing reviews here, maybe I was expecting too much. I currently own and gig with Fender, Ampeg and Peavey amplifiers in various wattages and speaker configurations and over the years I have used many other brands so I have a fairly wide spectrum that I can compare this too. It's an OK amp for the price but it's not good enough to make me buy. The unit I tried had a serious cabinet rattle at certain frequencies. I checked all cables/wires and every thing nearby but was unable to get the rattle to stop. End of sale... The unit is plenty loud enough to gig with but something in the tone was just missing and lacked the kick/punch that I was expecting. The reverb and echo effects sounded decent. Perhaps if you hooked this up to a computer and fiddled with it you can achieve the sound you want. But, as a comparison, when I tried the Fender Mustang , that unit went home with me,,,,
Posted by Frank on Sep 25, 2017
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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
I have been playing guitar over 35 years and this is by far one of the most versatile amps that I have ever used! Too bad this amp wasn't around back in 1989-1996 time frame when I was in a classic rock band I would have totally rocked....highly recommended!
Posted by Steve on Aug 27, 2017
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This Amp Rocks4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
I bought the Katana 50 wanting a do it all combo and it delivers and then some. You can hook it up to the laptop and spend hours crafting every sound imaginable and create huge LiveSets which I have done. That said the best thing is you don't have to do this to get great tones. You can just plug in, dial a few knobs and you have instant killer tones from acoustic to hard rock. To me this is the real value of the amp - simplicity - since sometimes you just want to plug in, rock it out and concentrate on the music.
Posted by Phil Wheeler on Jul 29, 2017
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Best for the money2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto - Bloor Street, Ontario
I purchased this amp after extensive trials of Fender, Vox, Marshall, Oranage and about a dozen or so other amps. First of all, it has a great 12 inch speaker while most 50w amps had an 8in. The amp is feature rich and is so versatile with different sounds and effects. Most of the amplifiers that are comparable were priced around $200 more. For $299 its hard to beat this amp. But most of all I bought it for its great sound. Its the best sounding 50w on the market today. If you want something a little smaller to take around to play with, the Boss Katana Mini is shipping in August. Its not a toy. It too is a full fledged amp with a ton of features too. Oh, and btw, the effects are all built in Boss effects that we know and love and stood the test of time. You won't go wrong with this purchase. Don't take my word for it. Check out all the reviews on YouTube and in print. They all give it 2 thumbs up.
Posted by Mo Taylor on Jul 10, 2017
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Closest StoreSurrey, British Columbia
lovin it , most excellent . Played it right beside my DSL 40 , and I coud easily get the same sounds clean or crunch or driven, ( does the Katana sound like a tube amp - close , but better to me , the DSL tries hard to sound as good as the Katana ) . Next , beside my deluxe reverb , OR15 , JC40 ,crush 35RT, fender mustang 3 V2 , super champ x2 , marshall DSL 15 H and 2 twelve cab................ the Katana has surprised me and sounds as good or better than all . I used gibson standards , fender strats ( sss and HH models) , PRS ., Dangelico , ibanez hollow and RG , ........ kATANA - light weight , great sounds at 2AM condo or full power at jams .
Posted by Whiskey Steve on Jun 30, 2017
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Closest StorePeterborough, Ontario
Just bought the Boss Katana 50 after reading/viewing lots of reviews about modelling amps. I decided to go with the Boss and I'm not disappointed. The build quality and materials are pretty good - kind of amazing that Boss can offer such quality at this price point. The amp sounds pretty good for an amp of this price, the clean/crunch settings allow for some nice Fenderesque country tones, overdrive and brown certainly pack a lot of punch. But the real value is the Tone Studio connectivity, which is just unbelievable. 55 Boss stomp boxes to chose from, one can even change the effect chain to optimise the sound. Lots of options to modify and customize tone and feel. I don't now how Boss can offer this package for barely 300 bucks. Certainly the best of the bunch in camparison to other low-cost modelling amps
Posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2017
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It's BOSS!2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto - Bloor Street, Ontario
I love my Katana 50. I've had it for a few months now and actually replaced my Vox with it. It's light and easy to transport. It's feature rich. It has a great 12 in speaker which sounds exceptional for the money your paying for this amp. The built in Boss effects sound no different to me than the Boss pedals and it plays nice with everything else I attach to it. Dollar for dollar I could find nothing better that suited my needs. I highly recommend you at least give it a try before you purchase something else.
Posted by Jay Tailor on Jun 4, 2017
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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
I bought the Katana 100, and like it so much that I bought the Katana 50 as well! Why? Just that it's even smaller and lighter, which is handy for quickly grabbing and going- and particularly for gigs in small to medium size clubs. Very light! The 100 will be for bigger places of course. The two sound very much the same, though I haven't tried both, side by side. This amp is fine for recording with, say, an SM57 in front, as is the 100, but what I like about the 100 is the very nice sound from the 'line out' which the 50 doesn't have. However, you can record directly from the 50 via the 'phone/record out' jack into your computer (via a USB interface of course), it's just that it will turn off the amp speaker, which I like hearing on the 100. But it still sounds quite nice- you'll just have to use your computer speaker or headphones as a monitor. So yeah, even though the 100 is comparatively light and compact, the 50 is even more so, especially when you have to rush out the door with your amp for a gig or whatever. And really, two channels (instead of four), is not really a big deal either, unless you're doing a lot of prog or something. Still, you might be able to program a sufficient amount of effects in any case, for most gigs.
Posted by Joe S. on May 30, 2017
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Great sounding Amp4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
Lots of low end tones from this amp, nice distortion on all input settings.
Posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2017
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