Boss Katana Artist Guitar 1x12 Amplifier

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    Product Description

    Tailored to the needs of discerning guitarists of all types, Boss’s flagship Katana Artist amp provides the incredibly authentic tune tone and feel, true Boss effects and great value we’ve come to expect from the Katana series! 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.

    Boss Katana Artist Guitar 1x12 Amplifier 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
    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.

    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-Artist’s five amp characters have been fine-tuned to work in perfect harmony with the Waza speaker and new 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.

    Product Specifications
    Boss Katana Artist Guitar 1x12 Amplifier Specifications
    • 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)
    • Amplifier:
      • 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
      • 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 (WxDxH): 24-13/16 x 9-13/16 x 20-5/16 inches (630x248x515mm)
    • Weight: 41 lbs 15 oz (19 kg)
    • Accessories:
      • Owner' s manual
      • Power cord
      • GA-FC sticker
    Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
    Phone:  323-890-3700 Warranty:  BOSS Compact and Twin Pedals: 5 years parts, 2 years labor; BOSS (other): 1 year parts, 90 days labor
    Tom Bock,
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    FINALLY, every REAL TUBE TONE at your fingertips at HALF PRICE of tubes!
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    What is your opinion of this product?
    For two decades I've owned several of every other make and model, searching for this much real tube tone, and variety .Now, finally Roland delivers the goods in their first honest effort from their Katana line of Boss amplifiers. I began with a Katana 100 combo; added a Katana 100 Head to crown my Mesa Mini-Recto Celestion Vintage 30 speaker cabinet; AND, now I've hit the mark perfectly for just a couple hundred dollars more with this 2018 Winter NAMM release of the Katana Artist Amp combo with its Wasa custom speaker offering. To my thrill, thE Katana's Acoustic Amplifier selection affords me a genuine lush, articulate variety of real acoustic tones with my acoustic guitar, as well as the acoustic of my Godin xtSA 3-Voice guitar. The other 4 Amp selections (Clean, Crunch,Lead and Brown) make my PRS Custom 22 sing and sustain for days! KUDOS, Katana from BOSS!
    Doc Montana
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    The Hype Is All True !!!!
    What is your opinion of this product?
    I ran my Strat and Gibsons into this amp and produced anything from sparkle Strat bell tones to nasty Marshall grinds !!! At the .5 watt setting I am getting blown out of the house. All the YouTube reviews are accurate. The Artist is a totally pro amp and easily used for anything from stage to recording. Tones are outstanding and very very harmonic. Articulation in any of the clean or distortion modes is super accurate. All this with the feel of a tube amp !!!! I really like the 3 cabinet resonance switch that can instantly compensate for different room acoustics. If all this isn't enough you can program it with any of boss' effects which is about 8 billion...!!!! This is the best solid state amp I have ever used and I have been playing, modifying, and building amps since the early 60's. It nails a pristine clean and absolutely nails the Marshall grind. Sure, you can program in a beautiful blues tone too. Not to worry, this amp can get your tone, I have no doubt.
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