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BOSS Katana-Head MkII 100W Guitar Amplifier Head

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Katana MkII takes the acclaimed Katana guitar amp series to the next level, turbocharging the core platform with more sounds, more effects, and more features. Newly voiced variations are now available for all five amp characters, doubling the tonal options. And the onboard 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.


• Light and portable 100-watt guitar amp head with powerful, gig-ready sound
• Integrated five-inch monitor speaker for practice without an external cab
• Tube Logic design approach produces class-defying power, authoritative punch, and cutting presence
• Five unique amp characters (Clean, Crunch, Lead, Brown, and Acoustic), plus newly 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 (available on 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, plus MIDI input for Tone Setting selection and effects on/off from a MIDI foot controller
• Effect loop, with selectable series/parallel operation and adjustable level in BOSS Tone Studio
• Pro setups available at BOSS Tone Central

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 newly voiced variations, providing a wider palette of tone options to craft your personal sound.

Five Effects at Once
Katana MkII now includes five simultaneous effects categories, putting the tone-shaping power of a massive pedalboard right inside your amp. Independent 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 wantcustomize 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 versatile Katana-Head MkII can also be used as a dedicated amplifier for a favourite 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.


Rated Power Output:
• 30 W (Using internal speaker)
• 100 W (Using external speaker)

Nominal Input Level:
• INPUT: -10 dBu (1 M ohm)
• AUX IN: -10 dBu (20 k ohms)
• RETURN IN: -10 dBu (100 k ohm)

Speaker: 12 cm (5 inches) x 1

• POWER switch
• MASTER knob
• POWER CONTROL switch (STANDBY, 0.5 W, 50 W, 100 W)

• VARIATION button
• GAIN knob
• VOLUME knob

• BASS knob
• MIDDLE knob
• TREBLE knob

• BOOSTER button
• MOD button
• FX button
• DELAY button
• REVERB button
• TAP button
• BOOSTER knob
• MOD knob
• FX knob
• DELAY knob
• REVERB knob

• CH1-4 buttons
• PANEL button



• INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
• POWER AMP IN 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 jack: 1/4-inch phone type (Minimum 8 ohm)
• REC OUT/PHONES jack: Stereo 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
• AUX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
• USB port: USB B type
• MIDI IN connector
• AC IN jack

Power Consumption: 77 W

Dimensions (Includes handle and rubber feet): 470 (W) x 228 (D) x 215 (H) mm / 18-9/16 (W) x 9 (D) x 8-1/2 (H) inches

Weight: 8.8 kg / 19 lbs 7 oz

Included Accessories:
• Owner's manual
• Power cord
• GA-FC sticker

*0dBu=0.775 Vrms

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Closest StoreKanata, Ontario
This is a great solid state amp. Sounds amazing, from cleans to decent crunch and overdrive, for classic rock and blues. The onboard speaker is sufficient, however, connecting to a cab makes it sound even better. I bought the Roland ga-fc footswitch, which gives the choice of 9 settings (8 on the presets, plus the amp head settings in manual mode). The Boss Tone Studio is very user-friendly, and its easy to edit, and save the presets. Plus, the amount of effects is nice. Not as many as the gt-100 or 1000, but i don't need that many. There are many free patch & library downloads as well, which I have saved to my computer. And they are easy to edit, and save. Special thx to William in Kanata, always good to deal with.
Posted by Dave on Jul 16, 2020
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