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Boss Katana-100/212 Generation 3 Guitar Combo Amplifier (100 Watts, 2x12")

Get tube-like tone with advanced features in this forward-thinking 2x12" combo, featuring 12 amp characters and onboard Boss effects, perfect for any player!

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Boss Katana-100/212 MkII Guitar Combo Amplifier (100 Watts, 2x12")

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Get all the tones you'll ever need from the Boss Katana 100/2x12 MKII. Packed with effects and different amplifier types, this amp is suited for any player.

The Boss Katana MkII takes the acclaimed Katana guitar amp series to another level, turbocharging the core platform with more sounds, more effects, and more features. Re-voiced variations are now available for all five amp characters, doubling the tonal options. And the on-board effects categories have been expanded from three to five, providing even more real-time processing to choose from. The usability has been ramped up too, with a power amp input for modelers and multi-FX, easy stereo expansion for dual amp setups, updated editor software, and many other enhancements.

- More Sounds, More Versatility:
The stage-class Katana MkII lineup picks up where the first generation left off, building on the same core tones and features that have made the series such a worldwide smash. If you loved the original Katana amps, you'll love Katana MkII even more. And if you're new to the party, get ready for sound, feel, and versatility that soars far beyond its price class.

- Five Amp Characters, Ten Overall Tones:
Katana MkII's five primary amp characters offer everything from organic vintage tones to modern high-gain sounds, plus a dedicated voice optimized for acoustic-electric guitar. The characters have now been extended with re-voiced variations, providing a wider palette of tone options to craft your personal sound.

- Five Effects at Once:
Katana MkII includes five simultaneous effects categories, putting the tone-shaping power of a massive pedalboard right inside your amp. Independent read more Booster, Mod, FX, Delay, and Reverb sections come loaded from the factory with three variations in each, providing 15 ready-to-play effects to choose from. Connecting to BOSS Tone Studio lets you dive much deeper if you want -- customize the sections with over 60 different effect types, change the order with four different chains, and much more.

- Full-Throttle Sound Every Time You Plug In:
Backed by BOSS's Tube Logic approach, Katana MkII delivers the authentic output distortion characteristics of genuine tube amplifiers, with the sound and feel becoming richer and more responsive as you turn up the volume. But unlike that classic tube amp, Katana MkII's variable Power Control makes it easy to fly in the sweet spot without getting fired from the gig or kicked out of the house. Just throttle back the overall volume as needed to enjoy inspiring, cranked-amp sound anywhere you play, from bedroom to stage.

- Amplify Your External Gear:
The Katana-100/212 MkII rocks as a standalone amp, but it also excels as a powered cabinet for a favorite preamp, modeler, or multi-effects unit. Connecting to the rear-panel Power Amp In jack bypasses Katana MkII's preamp and effects, letting you tap straight into the Tube Logic power section, complete with grab-and-go Power Control. And with BOSS Tone Studio, the input can be easily optimized for your particular gear with a high-pass filter and adjustable gain.

- One-Touch Recall of Custom Setups:
One of the Katana-100/212 MkII's most powerful features is the ability to store favorite amp character and effects setups in Tone Setting memories for instant recall. After you've dialed in a sound with the panel controls, simply save it to the desired memory with a quick button hold. Eight Tone Settings (two banks of four) are available, with fast selection right from the panel. And for hands-free operation on the gig, just connect external footswitches or the GA-FC foot controller.

- Stereo Made Easy:
One Katana MkII sounds great, but playing two at once is even better. The Stereo Expand feature makes linking two amps simple, with just one regular cable needed. You're able to control everything from the master Katana MkII, with stereo-compatible effects like chorus, delay, reverb, and others distributed across both amps for a wide, immersive sound field. Stereo Expand is supported on all 100-watt Katana MkII models.

- Ready-to-Mix Direct Tones:
The Katana-100/212 MkII features line, USB, and phones/recording outputs with mic'd cabinet emulation, letting you send mix-ready amp tones to a PA system, computer DAW, or headphones. The direct sound can be shaped with three different Air Feel settings, which are accessible from BOSS Tone Studio. Two-channel USB operation is supported, allowing you to track in true stereo with many of Katana's modulation, EQ, delay, and reverb effects.

- Compact Gig Commander:
The optional GA-FC foot controller is the perfect partner for the Katana-100/212 MkII. It connects with a single cable, requires no external power, and features a slim, rugged profile that takes up minimal space. With six footswitches, you're able to recall Tone Settings, turn effects on/off, and tap in tempos. Two expression pedals can also be connected, providing foot control of volume, Pedal FX, and up to three assignable parameters (configurable in BOSS Tone Studio).

- BOSS Tone Studio Enhancements:
BOSS Tone Studio has also evolved alongside the Katana MkII amplifiers. The interface has been updated with a refreshed look, and a number of parameters have been consolidated into the main screen for faster workflow. There's also a dedicated Pedal FX category, making it easier to assign wah and pedal bend effects to a connected expression pedal. And if you're a first-gen Katana owner, it's possible to import your custom patches and use them all with Katana MkII.

Features:

- Stage-ready 100-watt combo amp with two custom 12-inch speakers
- Tube Logic design approach produces class-defying power, authoritative punch, and cutting presence
- Five unique amp characters (Clean, Crunch, Lead, Brown, and Acoustic), plus re-voiced variations for each
- Five independent effects sections (Booster, Mod, FX, Delay, and Reverb), with three selectable variations in each
- Dedicated Pedal FX for foot-controlled wah and pedal bend
- Updated BOSS Tone Studio software for customizing your sound with over 60 different BOSS effects, channel and global EQs, adjustable routing, and much more
- Power Amp In for preamps, modelers, and multi-effects
- Stereo Expand out to link with a second Katana MkII (100-watt models only)
- 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
- Three Cab Resonance options (Vintage, Modern, and Deep), selectable from the panel or BOSS Tone Studio
- Mic'd cabinet emulation on the line, USB, and phones/recording outputs, with three Air Feel settings available in BOSS Tone Studio
- Optional GA-FC foot controller provides complete amp control, including Tone Setting selection, effects on/off, expression pedal control, and more
- Connections for up to two footswitches or an expression pedal
- Effect loop, with selectable series/parallel operation and adjustable level in BOSS Tone Studio
- Pro setups available at BOSS Tone Central
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Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (12 ratings)
Submitted May 10, 2023 by Dell D in Ashville, AL

"Totally AWESOME!!!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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My Katana Mk2 212 arrived right on time and in perfect working order. I was blown away at the tone of this amp!!! It's the only solid state amp that can get extremely close to a Marshall tube amp as well as others! I was really impressed with the acoustic amp (which is what I will use a lot) it really replicates an awesome true acoustic sound, totally amazing in my opinion.!!!! I also like the fact that you can control the wattage of the amp from 0.5 watts to 50 and then 100watts. So, when the neighbors are home (I live in an apartment) I keep it at 0.5 but when they're gone to work, I'm not afraid to crank it up but I should be because this thing is so freakin' LOUD!!! There is no way I could handle it at max volume!!now I do have one complaint not about the amp but about the updates that you have to do, it's not explained very well by Boss, it downloads the driver you need to use Tone Studio, but you have to update your amp first and that's where it gets confusing (well to me it did) you have to go through certain steps to update your amp. Thanks to YouTube there are some good videos that can guide you through the steps.! Now as far as Tone Studio goes it's a great tool to help you with tweaking your different amp settings but the patches and live sets in Tone Studio I didn't find all that useful granted some were good and could be useful but most of them to me were overly saturated with way to many effects I found it was better to tweak the amps factory settings or to create read more my own patches. Now I really think you can't go wrong with this amp it's an amazing amp and well-built as are all of the products by Boss are, I have never had a product by Boss to either wear out or break and I have used Boss products for 45+ years. I am also a big fan of zZounds because of their quality products, customer service and their pay as you play plan!!! I will continue buying all my music gear from them!!!

Sound
You can't beat the different tones and effects from the Katana.

Features
The most useful thing about the Katana is the different tones in the amp settings and the fact that you can control the wattage. The least useful thing to me was the live sets and patches in Tone Studio I found better to Tweak the factory settings and to create my own patches.

Ease of Use
Once you get all the updates downloaded and set up you're good to go and setting up your own tones is very easy!

Quality
This amp is well made, and I think it will last years because I trust Boss products, I have used their products for over 45 years!

Value
I think people in search of a great amp should get it now before Boss figures out how great this amp is and they raise the price, you really get your money's worth this amp, you just can't go wrong in my opinion!

The Wow Factor
The Tone, and because it's a Boss!!!

Musical Background:
Been playing 45+ years Sat in with lots of cover bands over the years but I just basically play at home now1

Musical Style:
Classic Rock, Folk and some country
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