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Boss Katana-50 50-Watt 1x12" Guitar Combo Amplifier

 
5.0

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$199.00 MSRP: $259.00 Save : $60.00 (23%)
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Crafted Tones, Forged for Rock: the Boss Katana-50 50-Watt 1x12" Guitar Combo Amplifier.

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.

With 50 watts of power and a custom 12-inch speaker, the Katana-50 delivers a commanding range of gig-worthy tones that gracefully slice through any band scenario. The amp also excels for home playing, with a uniquely efficient design and innovative Power Control that provides inspiring sound and response at low volumes. In addition, the Katana-50 includes integrated access to 55 BOSS effects, which are customizable using the free BOSS Tone Studio editor software. Up to 15 different effects can be configured in the amp at one time, enabling you to bring fully prepared tones to the stage in one amp.
 
  • Stage-ready 50-watt combo amp with a custom 12-inch speaker
  • Five unique amp characters: Clean, Crunch, Lead, Brown (derived from the Waza amp), and Acoustic (for acoustic-electric guitars)
  • Choose from 55 customizable effects with BOSS Tone Studio editor software
  • Store 15 different effects on board, with three effects available simultaneously
  • Dedicated gain, EQ, and effects controls for adjusting sounds quickly
  • Two memories for storing and recalling all amp and effect settings
  • Power Control for achieving cranked-amp tone and dynamic response at low volumes
  • Built-in tilt stand for optimal monitoring and sound projection
  • Pro setups available at BOSS Tone Central

A Refined Amp with Inspiring Tone
Designed for guitarists who are serious about their sound, the Katana-50 offers exceptional tone and touch response for stage playing, recording, and simply practicing at home. The custom 12-inch speaker is driven by a special method developed for the flagship Waza amp that optimizes the speaker and cabinet character. This gives you authoritative punch and cutting presence previously attainable only with high-end amp designs. In combination with the five selectable amp characters, the Katana-50 produces class-defying power and expressiveness to meet any playing situation.

Five Original Amp Characters, Honed for Rock Playing   
Sharpened to perfection by the BOSS engineering team, the Katana-50's five amp characters offer everything from organic vintage tones to modern high-gain sounds. Clean is natural and transparent, while Crunch offers satisfying grit and response. Lead has a wide gain range to suit many styles, from fat, stinging blues solos to fluid legato shredding. With DNA inherited from the Waza amp, Brown delivers refined high-gain tone sought after by the world's greatest rock players. The Acoustic character further enhances the Katana's versatility, providing optimized tone that makes acoustic-electric guitars sound stunningly natural.   

Leave Your Pedalboard at Home
With its built-in BOSS effects and recallable Tone Settings, the Katana-50 lets you perform anywhere with just a guitar and amp. Connecting to BOSS Tone Studio via USB provides access to 55 effects that are fully customizable for your needs. Going beyond standard distortion, delay, and reverb, the selection also includes powerful tone-shapers like pitch shifting, ring mod, slicer, and more. You can load 15 different effects in the amp at one time and use up to three simultaneously. Two tone Settings let you store custom amp and effects setups for instant recall, and you can always jump to the current panel settings at the touch of a button. It’s also possible to connect optional footswitches and expression pedals for hands-free control on the gig.

Grab-and-Go Operation
While the Katana-50 includes many advanced features, it's amazingly simple to operate. Dedicated knobs for multiple gain stages and three-band EQ allow you to quickly dial in your tone by ear, just as you would with a standard tube amp. Essential effects parameters are adjusted with a simple knob twist, and memories can be stored with a brief button hold. The Power Control is great for throttling back the volume for small stages and home playing, and also includes a Standby setting that mutes the sound for switching guitars or taking breaks. And by flipping out the integrated tilt stand, you can easily angle the amp back for better sound projection.   

BOSS Tone Central
At the BOSS Tone Central website, you'll find numerous free amp and effects setups for the Katana series. Created by pro guitarists, these setups provide ready-to-play sounds for various music styles, and also make great starting points for building your own sounds. They load into the memories in a Katana amp via the BOSS Tone Studio editor software, which is also available at the site. In addition to Katana effects selection and customization, BOSS Tone Studio gives you a convenient way to organize all your Katana setups for different gigs, recordings, and practice sessions.

Get your Boss Katana-50 50-Watt 1x12" Guitar Combo Amplifier today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.
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5.0

Great Amp for Practice and Modeling

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from Tampa, FL

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Light
  • Many Different Sounds
  • Practice

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Practices
    • Studio

    Great practice amp and modeling amp. Its hard to find a Solid state that can emulate tubes so well, and the Katana takes the cake. It is super versatile and all the sounds it makes sounds great. Although this is usually used for practice, it can handle loud volumes as well and can keep up with drums. I love this thing and it is super light weight. Cleans sound great and the Dirty is even better.

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    5.0

    Fantastic amp

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    from Edison, NJ

    Staff Reviewer

    Boss has always been known for quality pedals and now they have entered the amp game with their Katana line up. These amps are incredibly versatile. The best part is the ability to get 55 of Boss's well known FXs through their tone editor software, making this amp useful in almost any situation.

     
    5.0

    Versatile combo

    By 

    from Lombard, IL

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Powerful
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Performance
      • Practice

      This is a great sounding combo. Boss has taken their popular effects and modeling and built them into a versatile combo amp. Although many other manufactures have similar amps out on the market, this is the only one to have the popular Boss tones built in. It's easy to dial in your favorite tones and program them for later use. The price makes this amp affordable for any player and doubles as a great practice amp as well as for live performance.

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      5.0

      Great Amp!

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      from sam ash nyc

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • easy to use
      • great sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • home
        • recording

        These new Boss amps are awesome, great sound and easy to use. Try one out today!

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        5.0

        Katana

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        from Cincinnati, Ohio

        Staff Reviewer

        At first I scratched my head when these arrived and maaaaan was I wrong! These have all the great tones as your favorite Boss pedals. Well worth the money, due to features and sounds. Wow! Its about time Boss

         
        5.0

        Easy to Use Amp

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        from Canoga Park, CA

        Staff Reviewer

        There are a lot of amps on the market now that have tons of sounds and effects built in, but many of there are really difficult to use. The Katana is easy to understand, and easy to dial in great tones. Also, nearly all the tones and effects are useful. There aren't a bunch of outliers that you'll never use. And... in this very compact box, you've got enough volume to jam with a live drummer, so it's not just a practice amp. It's a rehearsal amp, and even a gigging amp.

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        Specs
        Channels 4
        Watts 50
        Speaker Configuration 1 x 12"
        Speaker(s) Custom
        Digital FX Yes
        USB Yes
        Line Out Yes
        Reverb Yes
        Other Features See "More Info" Tab Above for Full Specifications
        Weight 25.57 lbs.
        Dimensions 18.56 x 15.69 x 9.38 inches (WxHxD)
        Series Katana
        Model Katana-50
        More Info

        BOSS Katana-50 Specifications




        Warranty Info:

        Effects pedals: 5 years parts, 3 years labor All other products: 1 year parts, 90 days labor

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