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Rating and Reviews: Boss Katana Mini Guitar Amp

Small but mighty, the Boss Katana Mini puts clean, crunch and the infamous "brown sound," plus delay and 3-band EQ, into a compact battery-powered combo amp.

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"King of the Fly Weight Amps" submitted December 2, 2017

By Martin G
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Musical Background: hobbyist, plays mostly at home
Music Style: rock, blues, pop
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Overall: Simply put, Boss' new Katana Mini has assumed top of the hill status when considering a small, light weight amp that has an assortment of convincing tones and effects and can run on batteries alone. The previous fly weight contender, the 5 watt Black Star Fly, will now be relegated to the bargain table. Boss added two watts, extra voices and managed to maintain its fly (feather) weight status. For a small inexpensive practice amp, it will be tough to beat the Katana Mini. In fact at the moment consider this new Boss offering to be the King of the Hill in the Fly weight class. And yes, you can purchase an AC adapter if batteries don't do it for you. Hats off to Boss. They get it!!
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"Practice just went portable!" submitted July 15, 2018

By Brian Asbjorn in Vancouver , WA
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Musical Background: Semi-pro (getting paid to play but I can’t quit my day job.) I’ve been playing for 16 years. Gigging for 10.
Music Style: Speed metal, hardcore, rock & roll.
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Overall: I own the Katana head and I love it. Run that bad boy through a vintage Marshall 4x12 and it’s magical, however sometimes I want to sit and watch a movie while shredding and this is was my solution. Shred at the office. Shred at the beach. Shred in space. No limits! The sound quality is wonderful and this little champion pumps out some serious volume. The clean channel sparkles while the crunch channel sounds so frickin’ AC/DC it’s not even funny. It responds well to your playing for actual musical dynamics. The Brown channel is great and does what it should but I loooove the crunch on this mini better. Metal heads will not be disappointed though, it gets the job done for practice purposes without ruining inspiration like the horrible Line 6 things. The delay on the amp is simple and great. I wish they would have squeezed reverb in as well but we have pedals for that if necessary. Once again BOSS does it again for a price so low it’s practically free.
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"Kat got your tone." submitted September 6, 2018

By Denny B in MANCHESTER, NH
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Musical Background: 35 years playing guitar. Semi national act, origanal and cover bands.
Music Style: Classic rock hard rock metal country
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Overall: Clean crunch and brown you can get a good tone out of all 3. Delay is ok. Turn down the time and crank the level and u got reverb kind of. I have the Blackstar fly 3 and its dam good for the money. Imho the katana surpasses the fly 3. This box rawks. I played it for 3 hours when i got it. Tried it with Duncan JB/59 then EMG retro active humbuckers and active single coils. Then my deluxe Roadhouse strat. Then Dimarzio in my vintage Talon II... There's a reason people are talking about the Katana. I could tell you but if you buy one you will know why immediately. Get it from zZounds and your good to go. Got mine in 1 day and no shipping charge. Thanx zZounds. The Katana mini put a smile on my face. Almost as good as sex lol err um not really but it will make u wanna play. Get one now.
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