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Boss Katana Artist Guitar Combo Amplifier (1x12"), Warehouse Resealed

Richly detailed amp and effects models delivered by a custom Waza speaker make the Boss Katana Artist a good choice for the player who needs versatility. (5) Read 5 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Boss Katana Artist Guitar Combo Amp

Flagship Tones, Crafted for Pro Players

Katana amps have received worldwide acclaim for their authentic tube tone and feel, onboard BOSS effects, and exceptional value. The flagship Katana Artist combo takes Katana performance to new heights, offering all the latest series features along with numerous refinements tailored for the needs of professional players. Outfitted with a premium 12-inch Waza speaker, semi-closed cabinet, newly retuned amp characters, and much more, the 100-watt Katana Artist is a powerhouse tone machine for all types of music, from blues, jazz, and country to the heaviest rock styles.

About the Katana Amp Series

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.

Katana Version 3: Added Effect Types, Real-Time Control Assignments, and Stereo Effects When Recording via USB

The Katana Version 3 update enhances the stage-class Katana amp lineup with even more performance versatility. Effect types include the legendary Roland DC-30 Analog Chorus-Echo, classic BOSS GE-10 Graphic Equalizer, and expressive 95E pedal wah, providing iconic tones that perfectly match the Katana’s Brown amp character. In addition, BOSS Tone Studio offers the ability to assign favorite parameters for quick-access control from the front-panel effects knobs and create custom control assignments for up to three connected expression pedals. And when tracking in a DAW via USB, it’s now possible to capture true stereo sound with many of the Katana’s modulation, EQ, delay, and reverb effects. Katana Version 3 is a free, user-installable update for all Katana owners.

Refined Tones for Stage and Recording

Built for pro players, the 100-watt Katana Artist combo features a new cabinet design with front-facing controls and a premium Waza 12-inch speaker. The semi-closed back is ideal for rock tones, and the tight, rugged construction produces rich, full sound with impressive projection. You can further tweak the response for your touch with the dedicated Cabinet Resonance control, which customizes the dynamic interaction between the amp's output section and speaker. In addition, the sound and response of the Katana's five amp characters have been fine-tuned to work in perfect harmony with the Waza speaker and cabinet.

Waza Speaker: Legendary Tone, Modern Power

A standout feature of the Katana Artist is its custom Waza 12-inch speaker, which produces tones inspired by the benchmark 25-watt British stack speaker from the 1960s. BOSS set out to fully capture the rock speaker's sought-after sound and response, but with the practical benefit of greatly increased power handling. Through detailed analysis of original speakers and careful selection of the magnet, cone material, and other construction elements, BOSS has fully realized this goal.

Features:

- Professional 100-watt combo amp with enhanced tone and all the latest Katana features
- Tube Logic design approach produces class-defying power, authoritative punch, and cutting presence for any performing situation
- Robust analog class-AB power amp section delivers the authentic tone and highly musical response that Katana amps are noted for
- Custom Waza 12-inch speaker realizes classic British stack speaker tone and response with increased power handling capacity
- Newly designed cabinet with ultra-solid construction and semi-closed back for tight, focused tone with rich low end
- Five unique amp characters, custom-tuned for optimum performance with the Katana Artist's cabinet and Waza speaker
- Choose from 58 customizable BOSS effects and many effect routing configurations with BOSS Tone Studio editor software
- Eight Tone Setting memories for storing and recalling all amp and effect settings
- Power Control for achieving cranked-amp tone and dynamic response at low volumes
- Dedicated panel controls for Cabinet Resonance and Air Feel functions
- Effects loop with position, gain, and series/parallel operation configurable via BOSS Tone Studio
- Support for external control with optional footswitches (GA-FC, FS series) and MIDI
- Stage-ready patches for all music styles available at BOSS Tone Central

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- 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)

- Speaker: 30 cm (12 inches) x 1

Controls:
- POWER switch
- MASTER knob
- PRESENCE knob
- POWER CONTROL switch (STANDBY, 0.5 W, 50 W, 100 W)
- CABINET RESONANCE switch (VINTAGE, MODERN, DEEP)
- LINE OUT AIR FEEL switch (REC, LIVE, BLEND)

Amplifier:
- AMP TYPE knob (ACOUSTIC, CLEAN, CRUNCH, LEAD, BROWN)
- GAIN knob
- VOLUME knob

Equalizer:
- BASS knob
- MIDDLE knob
- TREBLE knob

Multi Effect:
- BOOSTER/MOD button
- DELAY/FX button
- REVERB button
- TAP button
- BOOSTER/MOD knob
- DELAY/FX knob
- REVERB knob

Tone Setting:
- BANK button
- CH1 button
- CH2 button
- CH3 button
- CH4 button
- PANEL button

Indicators:
- ACOUSTIC
- CLEAN
- CRUNCH
- LEAD
- BROWN
- BOOSTER/MOD
- DELAY/FX
- REVERB
- TAP
- CH1
- CH2
- CH3
- CH4
- PANEL

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 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
- 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

- Dimensions (W x D x H):
- 24-13/16 x 9-13/16 x 20-5/16"
- 630 x 248 x 515 mm

- Weight:
- 19 kg
- 41 lbs 15 oz

- Accessories:
- Owner' s manual
- Power cord
- GA-FC sticker
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 49 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 29 x 25 x 14 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): Katana Artist
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 49 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 29 x 25 x 14 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): Katana Artist
with GAFC Foot Controller
Shipping Weight: 52 lbs
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700
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Overall: I am very happy I got this amp. I haven't bought a new combo amp for a long time so I figured now was a good time seeing all the praise for this thing. When I first got it I thought it sounded good... a few nights of playing and it sounds awesome. The knobs are very sensitive and you can get a bunch of different tones with a lot of patient tweaking. The speaker also sounds great after a few days of consistent playing. So far my favorite rock/shred tone is the crunch with limited gain and the overdrive at the lowest setting. Very clear and fine attack with great tone. I have not used the delays, reverb and chorus to a great extent but they sound fine so far. Very easy to use and practical. I am also a classical guitarist and will try out my contact microphone through the acoustic channel at some point and a cheaper guitar with a built in mic. Great amp, great deal with the foot switch as well!
Style of Music: Rock, Shred, Classical,
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Sound: It has it's own distinct sounds. Very unique and pleasing. Feature: The waza speaker is probably the secret weapon. Ease of Use: Very user friendly. Quality: Seems to be built well. Value: I think its priced just right. Manufacturer Support: N/A The Wow Factor: After the speaker finally got broken in. I was like (Damn...This sounds really good) Overall: I like it because it's a very straight forward easy to use amp. But at the same time it has bells and whistles if you are feeling adventurous. It looks very nice...A bonus is that you can hook up your acoustic to it as well. Very versatile... Great cleans for electric guitar as well as great classic marshall dirty tones. And extra heavy tones for metal. (It has booster effects built in) so really no need for pedals. That's another good thing...I can just plug the guitar straight into the amp. And it sounds killer. It took a while to break the speaker in but once its broke in it sounds fantastic. The free software. (Boss tone studio) is really cool...Gives you complete control of parameters. Yes it does have a noise gate. If you're considering this amp I say go for it...very versatile..I find myself playing more and more because it's such a great amp..which is what makes you more proficient at guitar...Cheers.
Style of Music: Blues rock. Metal. Instrumental rock. Classical. Whatever.
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