Get Ultimate Katana Tone in a Powerful Amplifier Head - The Boss Katana Artist MkII 100-Watt Guitar Amp Head
The Katana-Artist MkII Head brings you the premium sound and features of the flagship Katana-Artist MkII combo in a powerful 100-watt amplifier head. Cover any style with five amp characters and five variations, and color your tones with a wide range of onboard BOSS effects. Shape your voice with exclusive panel controls, including a three-way Contour switch, Global EQs, an adjustable Solo boost with dedicated delay, and five selectable Air Feel settings. And rock the stage with a roaring presence using the companion Katana Cabinet 212 Waza or your favorite external speaker cabs.
Powerhouse Amplification for Pro Stage Performers
The Katana-Artist MkII Head comes equipped with all the core features of its acclaimed combo sibling. Five unique amp characters and five variations provide 10 different tone options, while five simultaneous effects categories put the sound-shaping power of a massive pedalboard right inside your amp. And with BOSS Tone Studio, you can customize the onboard effects with over 60 different types and dive deep into internal parameters to craft your personal sound.
Loud and Proud
Command the stage with massive tones by connecting one or two external speaker cabs. The Katana Cabinet 212 Waza is perfectly tuned for the Katana-Artist MkII experience, providing the ultimate rock voice in a 2x12 configuration loaded with custom Waza speakers. Developed by BOSS, these speakers deliver the authentic response and character of the benchmark 25-watt British stack speaker from the 1960s while boosting the power capacity to 100 watts. Cabinets can be stacked to create a clean 4x12 setup, and the versatile design features a removable panel for closed-back or open-back operation.
Deep Tone-Shaping Tools
On the front panel, you’ll find exclusive features only available with the Katana-Artist MkII models. A three-way Contour switch lets you shape the amp's core tone, while three Global EQ settings are great for fine-tuning the overall sound for different guitars and styles. A foot-controllable, post-amp Solo boost function is also available, with a panel knob for fast adjustment plus dedicated delay and EQ that can be assigned in BOSS Tone Studio.
Integrated Dual Amp Support
Powerful expansion features make it simple to use two Katana-Artist MkII amps together. With Dual Link, you can configure each amp with independent settings and operate them from a single GA-FC or GA-FC EX foot controller. Blend clean and dirty tones, create wet/dry setups, and more. Stereo Expand lets you use one Katana-Artist MkII as the primary amp, with stereo effects like chorus, delay, and reverb distributed across both amps for a wide, immersive sound field.
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.
One-Touch Recall of Custom Setups
One of the Katana MkII's most powerful features is the ability to store favorite amp character and effects setups in Tone Setting memories for instant recall. After you've dialed in a sound with the controls, simply save it to the desired memory with a quick button hold. Four Tone Settings are available for fast selection from the panel or optional FS-series footswitches. The GA-FC and GA-FC EX offer expanded foot control, giving you access to eight Tone Setting memories (four panel settings plus four configurable in BOSS Tone Studio), individual effects on/off, and more.
Ready-to-Mix Direct Tones
The Katana-50 MkII EX features line, USB, and phones/recording outputs with mic’d cabinet emulation, letting you send mix-ready amp tones to a PA system, computer DAW, or headphones. The direct sound can be shaped with three different Air Feel settings, which are accessible from BOSS Tone Studio. Two-channel USB operation is supported, allowing you to track in true stereo with many of Katana's modulation, EQ, delay, and reverb effects.
Compact Gig Commander
The optional GA-FC and GA-FC EX foot controllers are the perfect partners for the Katana-50 MkII EX. They connect with a single cable, require no external power, and take up minimal space. With six footswitches, you can directly recall Tone Settings and independently turn the five effects sections on/off. They also support external footswitches and expression pedals, with customization via BOSS Tone Studio. The GA-FC offers standard control, while the expanded GA-FC EX provides the ability to control two amps together, connect another unit for additional foot control, and more.
Go Deeper with BOSS Tone Studio
BOSS Tone Studio takes the Katana MkII experience even further, allowing you to customize the amp for your style and touch. Change up the factory-loaded effects, adjust effect order, shape the overall tone with global EQs, tweak the cab resonance, and much more. And with Livesets, you can save favorite setups and instantly reconfigure your Katana MkII for different playing situations.
Rated Power Output
Nominal Input Level
- INPUT: -10 dBu (1 M ohm)
- AUX IN: -10 dBu (20 k ohms)
- RETURN IN: -10 dBu (100 k ohm)
- POWER switch
- MASTER knob
- PRESENCE knob
- SOLO knob
- GLOBAL EQ button
- CONTOUR switch (OFF, 1, 2, 3)
- POWER CONTROL switch (STANDBY, 0.5 W, 50 W, 100 W)
- CABINET RESONANCE switch (VINTAGE, MODERN, DEEP)
- AMP TYPE knob (ACOUSTIC, CLEAN, CRUNCH, LEAD, BROWN)
- 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
- BANK button
- CH1 button
- CH2 button
- CH3 button
- CH4 button
- PANEL button
- EXPAND switch (OFF, STEREO, DUAL LINK)
- TYPE switch (REC,BLEND,LIVE)
- CUSTOM SETTING switch (OFF,M1,M2)
- GLOBAL EQ
- INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
- POWER AMP IN/DUAL LINK 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 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
- REC OUT/PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
- EXP PEDAL/CTL CH1/CH2 jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
- GA-FC/CTL SOLO/DUAL LINK 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
Dimensions (Include handle and rubber feets)
- 631 (W) x 246 (D) x 296 (H) mm
- 24-27/32 (W) x 9-11/16 (D) x 11-21/32 (H) inches
- Owner's Manual
- Power cord
- GA-FC sticker
Options (sold separately)
- Expression pedal: Roland EV-5,EV-30,FV-500L,FV-500H
- GA FOOT CONTROLLER (GA-FC,GA-FC EX)
- Amplifier Stand: BAS-1
- * 0 dBu=0.775 Vrms
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