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BOSS Katana 100 Watt Guitar Amplifier (Black)
BOSS Katana 100 Watt Guitar Amplifier (Black)
BOSS Katana 100 Watt Guitar Amplifier (Black)
BOSS Katana 100 Watt Guitar Amplifier (Black)
BOSS Katana 100 Watt Guitar Amplifier (Black)
BOSS Katana 100 Watt Guitar Amplifier (Black)

BOSS Katana 100 Watt Guitar Amplifier (Black)

BOSS Katana 100 Watt Guitar Amplifier (Black)
BOSS Katana 100 Watt Guitar Amplifier (Black)
BOSS Katana 100 Watt Guitar Amplifier (Black)
BOSS Katana 100 Watt Guitar Amplifier (Black)
BOSS Katana 100 Watt Guitar Amplifier (Black)
BOSS Katana 100 Watt Guitar Amplifier (Black)
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Features

  • 100/50/0. 5W 2-channel 1x12" Guitar Combo Amplifier with 5 Amp Voicings
  • Line/Headphone Output
  • Built-in Effects

Description

Crafted tones, forged for rock. With 100 watts of power and a custom 12-inch speaker, the Katana-100 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-100 includes integrated access to a huge range of BOSS effects, which are customizable using the free BOSS Tone Studio editor software. And with the amp’s powerful Tone Setting memories, you can store your favorite amp channel setups and effects combinations for instant recall. Katana Version 2: Expanded Effects, More Tone Settings, and Increased Performance Versatility Available starting in October 2017, the feature-packed Katana Version 2 update adds many user-requested additions and enhancements to the Katana stage amp lineup. New SDE-3000 delay, Phaser 90E, and Flanger 117E effects bring the total number to 58, and the Tone Setting memories have been doubled for even greater versatility while performing. The update also includes newly added channel and global EQs for refined tone-shaping, powerful Cabinet Resonance and Air Feel direct out functions derived from the Waza amp series, and many other great features. Katana Version 2 is a free, user-installable update for all Katana owners, and is available in the Downloads section. Katana Version 2 Newly Added Features: 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. Designed for guitarists who are serious about their sound, the Katana-100 offers exceptional tone and touch response for stage playing, recording, and simply practicing at home. A standout characteristic of every Katana amp is the dynamic interaction between its output section and the speaker, which provides the ultra-responsive musical experience that players crave. The Version 2 update adds an expressive Cabinet Resonance function derived from the flagship Waza amps, which allows you to customize this interaction for your touch with three resonance types. Delivering class-defying power, authoritative punch, and cutting presence that stands shoulder-to-shoulder with high-end amp designs, the Katana-100 is ready to meet the needs of any playing situation. Sharpened to perfection by the BOSS engineering team, the Katana-100’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. With its built-in BOSS effects, the Katana-100 lets you perform anywhere with just a guitar and amp. Connecting to BOSS Tone Studio via USB provides access to 58 fully-customizable effects, and you can load your favorites into the amp’s various effects sections. Going beyond standard distortion, delay, and reverb, the selection includes powerful tone-shapers like pitch shifting, ring mod, slicer, and many more. Newly added in Version 2, the SDE-3000 delay, Phaser 90E, and Flanger 117E effects provide classic sounds that are a perfect match for the Katana’s Brown channel tones. Additional updates include the ability to use delay and delay-plus-reverb in the Reverb section, plus enhanced send/return routing for using favorite pedals and other external processing in the amp’s effects loop. One of the Katana-100’s most powerful features is the ability to store favorite amp channel and effects setups in Tone Setting memories for instant recall. The Version 2 update adds a second bank of Tone Settings, doubling the number of available memories from four to eight. Combined with the newly added channel and global parametric EQs (configurable in BOSS Tone Studio), this elevates the Katana-100’s performance versatility to even higher levels. It’s easy to select Tone Settings and switch between the two banks from a panel button, or via an optional external footswitch for hands-free control on the gig. While the Katana-100 includes many advanced features, it’s amazingly simple to operate. Familiar knobs for gain, three-band EQ, and presence let you quickly dial in your tone, just as you would with any standard amp. Essential effects parameters are adjusted with a simple knob twist, and Tone Settings can be stored with a brief button hold. And with the convenient Power Control, you can roll back the volume for small stages and home playing while retaining the expressive tone and feel of a cranked-up amp. The Katana-100 also features line, USB, and phones/recording outputs with cabinet simulation, allowing you to send mic’d up amp tones to a PA system, computer DAW, or headphones for quiet practice. Version 2 further enhances this capability with three Air Feel settings derived from the flagship Waza amps. 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.


Item Weight 32.6 pounds


Product Dimensions 13.3 x 24.6 x 20.4 inches


Shipping Weight 37.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


ASIN B01M0SRCNC


Item model number KTN-100


Customer Reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars 79 ratings 4.2 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #24,466 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments) #7,998 in Music Recording Equipment


Date first listed on Amazon September 23, 2016


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Features

  • 100/50/0. 5W 2-channel 1x12" Guitar Combo Amplifier with 5 Amp Voicings
  • Line/Headphone Output
  • Built-in Effects

Description

Crafted tones, forged for rock. With 100 watts of power and a custom 12-inch speaker, the Katana-100 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-100 includes integrated access to a huge range of BOSS effects, which are customizable using the free BOSS Tone Studio editor software. And with the amp’s powerful Tone Setting memories, you can store your favorite amp channel setups and effects combinations for instant recall. Katana Version 2: Expanded Effects, More Tone Settings, and Increased Performance Versatility Available starting in October 2017, the feature-packed Katana Version 2 update adds many user-requested additions and enhancements to the Katana stage amp lineup. New SDE-3000 delay, Phaser 90E, and Flanger 117E effects bring the total number to 58, and the Tone Setting memories have been doubled for even greater versatility while performing. The update also includes newly added channel and global EQs for refined tone-shaping, powerful Cabinet Resonance and Air Feel direct out functions derived from the Waza amp series, and many other great features. Katana Version 2 is a free, user-installable update for all Katana owners, and is available in the Downloads section. Katana Version 2 Newly Added Features: 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. Designed for guitarists who are serious about their sound, the Katana-100 offers exceptional tone and touch response for stage playing, recording, and simply practicing at home. A standout characteristic of every Katana amp is the dynamic interaction between its output section and the speaker, which provides the ultra-responsive musical experience that players crave. The Version 2 update adds an expressive Cabinet Resonance function derived from the flagship Waza amps, which allows you to customize this interaction for your touch with three resonance types. Delivering class-defying power, authoritative punch, and cutting presence that stands shoulder-to-shoulder with high-end amp designs, the Katana-100 is ready to meet the needs of any playing situation. Sharpened to perfection by the BOSS engineering team, the Katana-100’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. With its built-in BOSS effects, the Katana-100 lets you perform anywhere with just a guitar and amp. Connecting to BOSS Tone Studio via USB provides access to 58 fully-customizable effects, and you can load your favorites into the amp’s various effects sections. Going beyond standard distortion, delay, and reverb, the selection includes powerful tone-shapers like pitch shifting, ring mod, slicer, and many more. Newly added in Version 2, the SDE-3000 delay, Phaser 90E, and Flanger 117E effects provide classic sounds that are a perfect match for the Katana’s Brown channel tones. Additional updates include the ability to use delay and delay-plus-reverb in the Reverb section, plus enhanced send/return routing for using favorite pedals and other external processing in the amp’s effects loop. One of the Katana-100’s most powerful features is the ability to store favorite amp channel and effects setups in Tone Setting memories for instant recall. The Version 2 update adds a second bank of Tone Settings, doubling the number of available memories from four to eight. Combined with the newly added channel and global parametric EQs (configurable in BOSS Tone Studio), this elevates the Katana-100’s performance versatility to even higher levels. It’s easy to select Tone Settings and switch between the two banks from a panel button, or via an optional external footswitch for hands-free control on the gig. While the Katana-100 includes many advanced features, it’s amazingly simple to operate. Familiar knobs for gain, three-band EQ, and presence let you quickly dial in your tone, just as you would with any standard amp. Essential effects parameters are adjusted with a simple knob twist, and Tone Settings can be stored with a brief button hold. And with the convenient Power Control, you can roll back the volume for small stages and home playing while retaining the expressive tone and feel of a cranked-up amp. The Katana-100 also features line, USB, and phones/recording outputs with cabinet simulation, allowing you to send mic’d up amp tones to a PA system, computer DAW, or headphones for quiet practice. Version 2 further enhances this capability with three Air Feel settings derived from the flagship Waza amps. 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.


Item Weight 32.6 pounds


Product Dimensions 13.3 x 24.6 x 20.4 inches


Shipping Weight 37.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


ASIN B01M0SRCNC


Item model number KTN-100


Customer Reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars 79 ratings 4.2 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #24,466 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments) #7,998 in Music Recording Equipment


Date first listed on Amazon September 23, 2016


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


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Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

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Features

  • 100/50/0. 5W 2-channel 1x12" Guitar Combo Amplifier with 5 Amp Voicings
  • Line/Headphone Output
  • Built-in Effects

Description

Crafted tones, forged for rock. With 100 watts of power and a custom 12-inch speaker, the Katana-100 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-100 includes integrated access to a huge range of BOSS effects, which are customizable using the free BOSS Tone Studio editor software. And with the amp’s powerful Tone Setting memories, you can store your favorite amp channel setups and effects combinations for instant recall. Katana Version 2: Expanded Effects, More Tone Settings, and Increased Performance Versatility Available starting in October 2017, the feature-packed Katana Version 2 update adds many user-requested additions and enhancements to the Katana stage amp lineup. New SDE-3000 delay, Phaser 90E, and Flanger 117E effects bring the total number to 58, and the Tone Setting memories have been doubled for even greater versatility while performing. The update also includes newly added channel and global EQs for refined tone-shaping, powerful Cabinet Resonance and Air Feel direct out functions derived from the Waza amp series, and many other great features. Katana Version 2 is a free, user-installable update for all Katana owners, and is available in the Downloads section. Katana Version 2 Newly Added Features: 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. Designed for guitarists who are serious about their sound, the Katana-100 offers exceptional tone and touch response for stage playing, recording, and simply practicing at home. A standout characteristic of every Katana amp is the dynamic interaction between its output section and the speaker, which provides the ultra-responsive musical experience that players crave. The Version 2 update adds an expressive Cabinet Resonance function derived from the flagship Waza amps, which allows you to customize this interaction for your touch with three resonance types. Delivering class-defying power, authoritative punch, and cutting presence that stands shoulder-to-shoulder with high-end amp designs, the Katana-100 is ready to meet the needs of any playing situation. Sharpened to perfection by the BOSS engineering team, the Katana-100’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. With its built-in BOSS effects, the Katana-100 lets you perform anywhere with just a guitar and amp. Connecting to BOSS Tone Studio via USB provides access to 58 fully-customizable effects, and you can load your favorites into the amp’s various effects sections. Going beyond standard distortion, delay, and reverb, the selection includes powerful tone-shapers like pitch shifting, ring mod, slicer, and many more. Newly added in Version 2, the SDE-3000 delay, Phaser 90E, and Flanger 117E effects provide classic sounds that are a perfect match for the Katana’s Brown channel tones. Additional updates include the ability to use delay and delay-plus-reverb in the Reverb section, plus enhanced send/return routing for using favorite pedals and other external processing in the amp’s effects loop. One of the Katana-100’s most powerful features is the ability to store favorite amp channel and effects setups in Tone Setting memories for instant recall. The Version 2 update adds a second bank of Tone Settings, doubling the number of available memories from four to eight. Combined with the newly added channel and global parametric EQs (configurable in BOSS Tone Studio), this elevates the Katana-100’s performance versatility to even higher levels. It’s easy to select Tone Settings and switch between the two banks from a panel button, or via an optional external footswitch for hands-free control on the gig. While the Katana-100 includes many advanced features, it’s amazingly simple to operate. Familiar knobs for gain, three-band EQ, and presence let you quickly dial in your tone, just as you would with any standard amp. Essential effects parameters are adjusted with a simple knob twist, and Tone Settings can be stored with a brief button hold. And with the convenient Power Control, you can roll back the volume for small stages and home playing while retaining the expressive tone and feel of a cranked-up amp. The Katana-100 also features line, USB, and phones/recording outputs with cabinet simulation, allowing you to send mic’d up amp tones to a PA system, computer DAW, or headphones for quiet practice. Version 2 further enhances this capability with three Air Feel settings derived from the flagship Waza amps. 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.


Item Weight 32.6 pounds


Product Dimensions 13.3 x 24.6 x 20.4 inches


Shipping Weight 37.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


ASIN B01M0SRCNC


Item model number KTN-100


Customer Reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars 79 ratings 4.2 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #24,466 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments) #7,998 in Music Recording Equipment


Date first listed on Amazon September 23, 2016


abunda_amazon_reviews I considered both but if you want an effects loop and to use the GA-FC (foot controller) you need this vs the 50. At the .5 watt setting it works great as a home practice amp. At the 50 or 100 watt setting you can play to a crowd or with a band. The amp is simple to use and many will say it behaves similar to a tube amp but lighter and with more features. The good news is the features are easy to use, though are enhanced if you connect to a lap top. I found most of the internal Boss Pedal effects are pretty awesome and save you money since you don’t have to buy them. However, not every pedal is available and some of the options are only ok. I ended up buying a looper and a reverb pedal to complement the amp. Overall, I really like the amp. The best part is just how easy the control panel is to use. You get a few amp types including Accoustic, Clean (my favorite), Crunch, Lead and Brown. You can modify the sounds on the panel with the internal pedal options or use a preset (up to 8 which you can change). A few pedal upgrades and this would be a 5 Star. Way better than my Fender Mustang amp it replaced. There are online forums to get sound patches and there is a “sneaky amp”patch which lets you mod most of the coveted amps out there.;;Reviewed in the United States on September 3, 2018;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Upgrade over the Katana 50;;wetever;;/gp/customer-reviews/R3AYLNG31W09KY/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01M0SRCNC;;;Guitar amplifiers under the "BOSS" name are a relatively new development, but Roland/BOSS was actually one of the early pioneers of reliable, value-laden solid-state amplifiers. The Roland JC-120 is an industry classic for crisp, clean tones, and the popular CUBE series has been a favorite of beginners, buskers, and working musicians for several decades. So, it really should come as no surprise that the company could put out an excellent BOSS-branded amplifier at ultra-competitive pricing. Still, I remain surprised - blown away, actually - at just how good the new BOSS Katana 100. At first glance, the Katana series looks like another entry priced modelling amplifier, akin to the Fender Mustang, Marshall Code, Vox Valvetronix, Blackstar ID:Core, and so on. BOSS insists, however, that the Katana is not really a "modeling" amplifier, though it does use some combination of analog gain staging and DSP (digital) processing. The result is a product that is can be as simple to use as a vintage tube amp, or as deep and complex as you want to make it with desktop software. TONE QUALITY & FEATURES: I opted for the Katana 100 at about $329 because it just seemed to solve all the things I'd been missing in past amplifiers I owned. Just in the factory settings alone, it has 3 on-board reverbs (plus countless other effects...see below), a powerful Katana-branded 12" speaker, endless power for clean headroom, a type of volume throttling/attenuation, a line out, and an effects loop. Good luck finding all those features in a sub-$500 amplifier, let alone one that sounds this good. The Katana 100 is a fully open-back cabinet, which was new to me. I was a bit concerned about this causing a lack of low end at moderate volumes, but the EQ controls (including presence) and power amp options allow you to dial in "large sounding" tones at all volumes. The power settings are 0.5w, 50w, and 100w, but these are a bit misleading as descriptions. For example, a 1-watt tube amp would be both low in output and overdrive very quickly, but the Katana doesn't do that. These power settings simply scale down the decibel level of the amp so you can play at different volumes, but the tonal character is mostly preserved. I was actually surprised just how loud the amp was even on the "0.5w" setting. For playing in my basement, I use it at 50w quite a bit, but can't imagine a scenario where I'd ever use the 100w setting. If you're familiar with the Yamaha THR10 (lunchbox portable amp), then you could imagine the Katana as sort of a full-size version of that amp. You get just a handful of different amp models (ACOUSTIC, CLEAN, CRUNCH, LEAD, BROWN), and then robust EQ and gain controls on those amps. Best of all, the CLEAN channel is a surprisingly excellent pedal platform. I actually do like the driven sounds on the Katana and plug "straight in" a fair amount, but my gain pedals have new life with power and punch of the Katana's 12" speaker. EFFECTS: Younger players have grown accustomed to having a piles of effects thrown at them on entry-level modeling amplifiers, but BOSS was particularly clever in how the effects are implemented in the Katana. Rather than lock users into soulless presets or force them to spend time menu-diving on an LCD screen, The whole effects section is delegated to three knobs with corresponding color LED buttons. Two of the knobs control one of two different effects categories (boost/modulation; delay/FX), while the third is a stand-alone reverb control. There are three types of each effect, which can be cycled through using the LED button. For example, on the "boost" effect, the default settings are Blues Drive (GREEN), Overdrive (RED), and Distortion (ORANGE). But these can be further customized using the software, and you get digital models of basically the entire 40-year archive of BOSS effects, which is amazing. SNEAKY AMPS & HIDDEN GEMS: On the Katana 100, you get 4 preset buttons, which can be long-pressed for instant saving and recall of the current state of the amp (and all its settings). Traditionally, this has been a feature modeling amps offer to live players - you could save a clean tone, a crunchy rhythm tone, and a boosted lead tone, and then switch back and forth. The Katana 100 also supports BOSS' GA-FC footswitch, sold separately for $100, and it has all sorts of cool functionality for switching presets and turning on/off individual effects. But it turns out the Katana is even more powerful than advertised. A series of online power users discovered that the firmware for the Katana was very similar to the BOSS GT-100 multi-effects processor, and responded to MIDI/sysex commands. Through third party live sets and software, users have unlocked 28(!) additional amp models (Google: "Katana Sneaky Amps") that parallel the modeling found on BOSS and Roland COSM units. You can save one of these amp models to each of the 4 preset slots on the amp, AND also assign customized effects to each of those slots. This expands the capabilities of the Katana quite a bit, though I want to emphasize that the stock sounds are extremely good, and I will spend most of my time just using the amp as it is "out of the box". CONS/DRAWBACKS? I have little negative to say about the Katana 100, but there are few things worth pointing out so that this review does not "over-promise" the features of the amplifier. First among these would be the voicing of the amp. Roland's amplifiers are famous (infamous) for a crisp but somewhat bland clean tone, and I had some concern that the amp was lacking low end relative to its size. Now that I own it and have had a chance to experiment, I can confirm that it has PLENTY of low end, and is capable of huge distorted sounds alongside the glassy cleans. But it is generally a brighter amplifier that needs to be tamed with EQ settings to avoid harsh sounds. Fortunately, I found the treble roll-off very effective at taming any excessive brightness. The effects suite is very powerful, but the dashboard controls of the Katana will only give you very limited control of each effect. For example, if you are using a delay, you get a tap tempo button for rate, but only a single modifier knob that has to control some combination of effect level and feedback. I also notice this problem on the drive pedals - you can control the amount of gain, but not really the level and tone of the effect, at least without diving into the software. SUMMARY: The Katana 100 is an industry-changer that has generated extreme hype, but that hype is easily justified by the quality and value offered in this package. Rather than obsessing over features my amp doesn't have, the Katana 100 encourages you to quickly set up the sound you want and start playing. I've owned solid state amps and tube amps, both, and the Katana 100 behaves more like the latter than the former. It isn't just a bland clean tone, but a gradient from pure cleans to just-on-the-edge-of-break-up to fully-driven tones. This amp is the real thing. UPDATE (10/04/17) - I brought the K100 home about a month ago, and I think I'm even considerably happier with it now than I was during the supposed "honeymoon period". It's just such a versatile product, and while BOSS EQ choices for the 5 on-board amp models might not have been exactly what I preferred, you are given endless ways to tame harsh frequencies and bring those down to comfortable volume levels for home playing. Those options have been expanded even further with firmware version 2.0, which was just released a few days prior to this post. The number of savable preset states has doubled from 4 to 8. You can now hold down the PANEL button for one second, and its LED will start flashing, indicating you are using presets 1-4 in BANK "B". BOSS also added a few effects, including the SDE-3000 - a digital delay with modulation that was a popular rack unit in the 80's. Coupled with the new ability to add a second delay to your chain (this is integrated with the reverb effect), you can create lush "dotted eighth plus quarter note" effects (think "The Edge"), or just about anything else you can come up with. The Katana is meant to be more "plug and play" than a traditional modeling amplifier, but having 8 preset settings tied to different "Sneaky Amp" models makes this one hugely versatile combo amp.;;Reviewed in the United States on August 31, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Unparalleled feature set, tube-like sound quality, and power in value-laden amplifier;;StormJH1;;/gp/customer-reviews/R145LRX55RDCHW/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01M0SRCNC;;;We’re living our new Katana 100w amp! We haven’t even gotten to use half of the features, but the sound and ease of use is great! We especially like that you can use a foot pedal (you can’t on the 50amp) and that we can turn it down yet still keep the same tone as when it’s loud. We have even started looping now... It’s great! It’s loud enough and light enough that you could gig with it too. Plus, it has 50 customizable Boss effects as well. The possibilities are endless... I’m so glad we didn’t spend any more on buying the same pedals as we have in this one amp now!;;Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2019;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Quality, Feature-Packed Amp;;Anecia P.;;/gp/customer-reviews/RN25DINKZCSTE/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01M0SRCNC;;;Amazing amp! As loud and as quiet as you want I while maintaining that crystal clear tone. And I use a pedal board with a good bit of pedals and the effects loop works flawlessly as well as my dirt and overdrive and wah and etc going straight to the front of the amp! Previously bought a Marshall code and I did not like it and felt limited with only being able To use the onboard effects, with katana you can use the existing effects along with pedals and it sounds crystal clear! Amazing amp and an amazing price!;;Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2019;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;If you’re looking for the biggest bang for your buck look no further!;;stephen;;/gp/customer-reviews/RO4BKYZE8A0DA/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01M0SRCNC;;;Great little amp. Light, packed full of great tones that are easy to get to. I use this as a practice amp and when I go to a friends for a quick jam. At home I rarely take it off of the 0.5 watt setting, it's plenty loud enough for the girlfriend at that volume. I rarely even use the 100 watt setting when jamming 50 watts on this thing are like 100 watts on my old solid state fender 2x12. Despite being light it is very well made. Definitely deserves the Boss name. I have used the tone studio software and I set the amp up with what I like and I haven't plugged it back into the computer. I bought the GA-FC Roland GA-FC Foot Controller for GA-112 and GA-212 and I basically have 9 channels to choose from at my feet. 8 are programmed into the amp and I use the panel setting as my acoustic setting, and boy does this thing let my PRS P24 sing. It sounds nearly as good as my Helix for the acoustic patch. This amp has some really good core sounds that I have come to enjoy and even emulate in my Helix. (The amp comes with 2 really nice textured stickers to place over the GA-FC to cover the difference in the Boss vs Rolnad amps.;;Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Light. Sounds good. Perfect little amp.;;Jason;;/gp/customer-reviews/R3EGXR2LHO6GV3/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01M0SRCNC;;;ok for a beginner... but not for a working musician. sounds very thin and likes to feedback with external pedals.;;Reviewed in the United States on October 7, 2018;;2.0 out of 5 stars;;ok for a beginner...but;;D. Mazzone;;/gp/customer-reviews/R22WNWVI98O5U5/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01M0SRCNC

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4.0 out of 5 stars
By wetever - Reviewed in the United States on September 3, 2018
Upgrade over the Katana 50
I considered both but if you want an effects loop and to use the GA-FC (foot controller) you need this vs the 50. At the .5 watt setting it works great as a home practice amp. At the 50 or 100 watt setting you can play to a crowd or with a band. The amp is simple to use and many will say it behaves similar to a tube amp but lighter and with more features. The good news is the features are easy to use, though are enhanced if you connect to a lap top. I found most of the internal Boss Pedal effects are pretty awesome and save you money since you don’t have to buy them. However, not every pedal is available and some of the options are only ok. I ended up buying a looper and a reverb pedal to complement the amp. Overall, I really like the amp. The best part is just how easy the control panel is to use. You get a few amp types including Accoustic, Clean (my favorite), Crunch, Lead and Brown. You can modify the sounds on the panel with the internal pedal options or use a preset (up to 8 which you can change). A few pedal upgrades and this would be a 5 Star. Way better than my Fender Mustang amp it replaced. There are online forums to get sound patches and there is a “sneaky amp”patch which lets you mod most of the coveted amps out there.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By StormJH1 - Reviewed in the United States on August 31, 2017
Unparalleled feature set, tube-like sound quality, and power in value-laden amplifier
Guitar amplifiers under the "BOSS" name are a relatively new development, but Roland/BOSS was actually one of the early pioneers of reliable, value-laden solid-state amplifiers. The Roland JC-120 is an industry classic for crisp, clean tones, and the popular CUBE series has been a favorite of beginners, buskers, and working musicians for several decades. So, it really should come as no surprise that the company could put out an excellent BOSS-branded amplifier at ultra-competitive pricing. Still, I remain surprised - blown away, actually - at just how good the new BOSS Katana 100. At first glance, the Katana series looks like another entry priced modelling amplifier, akin to the Fender Mustang, Marshall Code, Vox Valvetronix, Blackstar ID:Core, and so on. BOSS insists, however, that the Katana is not really a "modeling" amplifier, though it does use some combination of analog gain staging and DSP (digital) processing. The result is a product that is can be as simple to use as a vintage tube amp, or as deep and complex as you want to make it with desktop software. TONE QUALITY & FEATURES: I opted for the Katana 100 at about $329 because it just seemed to solve all the things I'd been missing in past amplifiers I owned. Just in the factory settings alone, it has 3 on-board reverbs (plus countless other effects...see below), a powerful Katana-branded 12" speaker, endless power for clean headroom, a type of volume throttling/attenuation, a line out, and an effects loop. Good luck finding all those features in a sub-$500 amplifier, let alone one that sounds this good. The Katana 100 is a fully open-back cabinet, which was new to me. I was a bit concerned about this causing a lack of low end at moderate volumes, but the EQ controls (including presence) and power amp options allow you to dial in "large sounding" tones at all volumes. The power settings are 0.5w, 50w, and 100w, but these are a bit misleading as descriptions. For example, a 1-watt tube amp would be both low in output and overdrive very quickly, but the Katana doesn't do that. These power settings simply scale down the decibel level of the amp so you can play at different volumes, but the tonal character is mostly preserved. I was actually surprised just how loud the amp was even on the "0.5w" setting. For playing in my basement, I use it at 50w quite a bit, but can't imagine a scenario where I'd ever use the 100w setting. If you're familiar with the Yamaha THR10 (lunchbox portable amp), then you could imagine the Katana as sort of a full-size version of that amp. You get just a handful of different amp models (ACOUSTIC, CLEAN, CRUNCH, LEAD, BROWN), and then robust EQ and gain controls on those amps. Best of all, the CLEAN channel is a surprisingly excellent pedal platform. I actually do like the driven sounds on the Katana and plug "straight in" a fair amount, but my gain pedals have new life with power and punch of the Katana's 12" speaker. EFFECTS: Younger players have grown accustomed to having a piles of effects thrown at them on entry-level modeling amplifiers, but BOSS was particularly clever in how the effects are implemented in the Katana. Rather than lock users into soulless presets or force them to spend time menu-diving on an LCD screen, The whole effects section is delegated to three knobs with corresponding color LED buttons. Two of the knobs control one of two different effects categories (boost/modulation; delay/FX), while the third is a stand-alone reverb control. There are three types of each effect, which can be cycled through using the LED button. For example, on the "boost" effect, the default settings are Blues Drive (GREEN), Overdrive (RED), and Distortion (ORANGE). But these can be further customized using the software, and you get digital models of basically the entire 40-year archive of BOSS effects, which is amazing. SNEAKY AMPS & HIDDEN GEMS: On the Katana 100, you get 4 preset buttons, which can be long-pressed for instant saving and recall of the current state of the amp (and all its settings). Traditionally, this has been a feature modeling amps offer to live players - you could save a clean tone, a crunchy rhythm tone, and a boosted lead tone, and then switch back and forth. The Katana 100 also supports BOSS' GA-FC footswitch, sold separately for $100, and it has all sorts of cool functionality for switching presets and turning on/off individual effects. But it turns out the Katana is even more powerful than advertised. A series of online power users discovered that the firmware for the Katana was very similar to the BOSS GT-100 multi-effects processor, and responded to MIDI/sysex commands. Through third party live sets and software, users have unlocked 28(!) additional amp models (Google: "Katana Sneaky Amps") that parallel the modeling found on BOSS and Roland COSM units. You can save one of these amp models to each of the 4 preset slots on the amp, AND also assign customized effects to each of those slots. This expands the capabilities of the Katana quite a bit, though I want to emphasize that the stock sounds are extremely good, and I will spend most of my time just using the amp as it is "out of the box". CONS/DRAWBACKS? I have little negative to say about the Katana 100, but there are few things worth pointing out so that this review does not "over-promise" the features of the amplifier. First among these would be the voicing of the amp. Roland's amplifiers are famous (infamous) for a crisp but somewhat bland clean tone, and I had some concern that the amp was lacking low end relative to its size. Now that I own it and have had a chance to experiment, I can confirm that it has PLENTY of low end, and is capable of huge distorted sounds alongside the glassy cleans. But it is generally a brighter amplifier that needs to be tamed with EQ settings to avoid harsh sounds. Fortunately, I found the treble roll-off very effective at taming any excessive brightness. The effects suite is very powerful, but the dashboard controls of the Katana will only give you very limited control of each effect. For example, if you are using a delay, you get a tap tempo button for rate, but only a single modifier knob that has to control some combination of effect level and feedback. I also notice this problem on the drive pedals - you can control the amount of gain, but not really the level and tone of the effect, at least without diving into the software. SUMMARY: The Katana 100 is an industry-changer that has generated extreme hype, but that hype is easily justified by the quality and value offered in this package. Rather than obsessing over features my amp doesn't have, the Katana 100 encourages you to quickly set up the sound you want and start playing. I've owned solid state amps and tube amps, both, and the Katana 100 behaves more like the latter than the former. It isn't just a bland clean tone, but a gradient from pure cleans to just-on-the-edge-of-break-up to fully-driven tones. This amp is the real thing. UPDATE (10/04/17) - I brought the K100 home about a month ago, and I think I'm even considerably happier with it now than I was during the supposed "honeymoon period". It's just such a versatile product, and while BOSS EQ choices for the 5 on-board amp models might not have been exactly what I preferred, you are given endless ways to tame harsh frequencies and bring those down to comfortable volume levels for home playing. Those options have been expanded even further with firmware version 2.0, which was just released a few days prior to this post. The number of savable preset states has doubled from 4 to 8. You can now hold down the PANEL button for one second, and its LED will start flashing, indicating you are using presets 1-4 in BANK "B". BOSS also added a few effects, including the SDE-3000 - a digital delay with modulation that was a popular rack unit in the 80's. Coupled with the new ability to add a second delay to your chain (this is integrated with the reverb effect), you can create lush "dotted eighth plus quarter note" effects (think "The Edge"), or just about anything else you can come up with. The Katana is meant to be more "plug and play" than a traditional modeling amplifier, but having 8 preset settings tied to different "Sneaky Amp" models makes this one hugely versatile combo amp.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Anecia P. - Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2019
Quality, Feature-Packed Amp
We’re living our new Katana 100w amp! We haven’t even gotten to use half of the features, but the sound and ease of use is great! We especially like that you can use a foot pedal (you can’t on the 50amp) and that we can turn it down yet still keep the same tone as when it’s loud. We have even started looping now... It’s great! It’s loud enough and light enough that you could gig with it too. Plus, it has 50 customizable Boss effects as well. The possibilities are endless... I’m so glad we didn’t spend any more on buying the same pedals as we have in this one amp now!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By stephen - Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2019
If you’re looking for the biggest bang for your buck look no further!
Amazing amp! As loud and as quiet as you want I while maintaining that crystal clear tone. And I use a pedal board with a good bit of pedals and the effects loop works flawlessly as well as my dirt and overdrive and wah and etc going straight to the front of the amp! Previously bought a Marshall code and I did not like it and felt limited with only being able To use the onboard effects, with katana you can use the existing effects along with pedals and it sounds crystal clear! Amazing amp and an amazing price!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Jason - Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2018
Light. Sounds good. Perfect little amp.
Great little amp. Light, packed full of great tones that are easy to get to. I use this as a practice amp and when I go to a friends for a quick jam. At home I rarely take it off of the 0.5 watt setting, it's plenty loud enough for the girlfriend at that volume. I rarely even use the 100 watt setting when jamming 50 watts on this thing are like 100 watts on my old solid state fender 2x12. Despite being light it is very well made. Definitely deserves the Boss name. I have used the tone studio software and I set the amp up with what I like and I haven't plugged it back into the computer. I bought the GA-FC Roland GA-FC Foot Controller for GA-112 and GA-212 and I basically have 9 channels to choose from at my feet. 8 are programmed into the amp and I use the panel setting as my acoustic setting, and boy does this thing let my PRS P24 sing. It sounds nearly as good as my Helix for the acoustic patch. This amp has some really good core sounds that I have come to enjoy and even emulate in my Helix. (The amp comes with 2 really nice textured stickers to place over the GA-FC to cover the difference in the Boss vs Rolnad amps.

2.0 out of 5 stars
By D. Mazzone - Reviewed in the United States on October 7, 2018
ok for a beginner...but
ok for a beginner... but not for a working musician. sounds very thin and likes to feedback with external pedals.

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4.0 out of 5 stars
By wetever - Reviewed in the United States on September 3, 2018
Upgrade over the Katana 50
I considered both but if you want an effects loop and to use the GA-FC (foot controller) you need this vs the 50. At the .5 watt setting it works great as a home practice amp. At the 50 or 100 watt setting you can play to a crowd or with a band. The amp is simple to use and many will say it behaves similar to a tube amp but lighter and with more features. The good news is the features are easy to use, though are enhanced if you connect to a lap top. I found most of the internal Boss Pedal effects are pretty awesome and save you money since you don’t have to buy them. However, not every pedal is available and some of the options are only ok. I ended up buying a looper and a reverb pedal to complement the amp. Overall, I really like the amp. The best part is just how easy the control panel is to use. You get a few amp types including Accoustic, Clean (my favorite), Crunch, Lead and Brown. You can modify the sounds on the panel with the internal pedal options or use a preset (up to 8 which you can change). A few pedal upgrades and this would be a 5 Star. Way better than my Fender Mustang amp it replaced. There are online forums to get sound patches and there is a “sneaky amp”patch which lets you mod most of the coveted amps out there.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By StormJH1 - Reviewed in the United States on August 31, 2017
Unparalleled feature set, tube-like sound quality, and power in value-laden amplifier
Guitar amplifiers under the "BOSS" name are a relatively new development, but Roland/BOSS was actually one of the early pioneers of reliable, value-laden solid-state amplifiers. The Roland JC-120 is an industry classic for crisp, clean tones, and the popular CUBE series has been a favorite of beginners, buskers, and working musicians for several decades. So, it really should come as no surprise that the company could put out an excellent BOSS-branded amplifier at ultra-competitive pricing. Still, I remain surprised - blown away, actually - at just how good the new BOSS Katana 100. At first glance, the Katana series looks like another entry priced modelling amplifier, akin to the Fender Mustang, Marshall Code, Vox Valvetronix, Blackstar ID:Core, and so on. BOSS insists, however, that the Katana is not really a "modeling" amplifier, though it does use some combination of analog gain staging and DSP (digital) processing. The result is a product that is can be as simple to use as a vintage tube amp, or as deep and complex as you want to make it with desktop software. TONE QUALITY & FEATURES: I opted for the Katana 100 at about $329 because it just seemed to solve all the things I'd been missing in past amplifiers I owned. Just in the factory settings alone, it has 3 on-board reverbs (plus countless other effects...see below), a powerful Katana-branded 12" speaker, endless power for clean headroom, a type of volume throttling/attenuation, a line out, and an effects loop. Good luck finding all those features in a sub-$500 amplifier, let alone one that sounds this good. The Katana 100 is a fully open-back cabinet, which was new to me. I was a bit concerned about this causing a lack of low end at moderate volumes, but the EQ controls (including presence) and power amp options allow you to dial in "large sounding" tones at all volumes. The power settings are 0.5w, 50w, and 100w, but these are a bit misleading as descriptions. For example, a 1-watt tube amp would be both low in output and overdrive very quickly, but the Katana doesn't do that. These power settings simply scale down the decibel level of the amp so you can play at different volumes, but the tonal character is mostly preserved. I was actually surprised just how loud the amp was even on the "0.5w" setting. For playing in my basement, I use it at 50w quite a bit, but can't imagine a scenario where I'd ever use the 100w setting. If you're familiar with the Yamaha THR10 (lunchbox portable amp), then you could imagine the Katana as sort of a full-size version of that amp. You get just a handful of different amp models (ACOUSTIC, CLEAN, CRUNCH, LEAD, BROWN), and then robust EQ and gain controls on those amps. Best of all, the CLEAN channel is a surprisingly excellent pedal platform. I actually do like the driven sounds on the Katana and plug "straight in" a fair amount, but my gain pedals have new life with power and punch of the Katana's 12" speaker. EFFECTS: Younger players have grown accustomed to having a piles of effects thrown at them on entry-level modeling amplifiers, but BOSS was particularly clever in how the effects are implemented in the Katana. Rather than lock users into soulless presets or force them to spend time menu-diving on an LCD screen, The whole effects section is delegated to three knobs with corresponding color LED buttons. Two of the knobs control one of two different effects categories (boost/modulation; delay/FX), while the third is a stand-alone reverb control. There are three types of each effect, which can be cycled through using the LED button. For example, on the "boost" effect, the default settings are Blues Drive (GREEN), Overdrive (RED), and Distortion (ORANGE). But these can be further customized using the software, and you get digital models of basically the entire 40-year archive of BOSS effects, which is amazing. SNEAKY AMPS & HIDDEN GEMS: On the Katana 100, you get 4 preset buttons, which can be long-pressed for instant saving and recall of the current state of the amp (and all its settings). Traditionally, this has been a feature modeling amps offer to live players - you could save a clean tone, a crunchy rhythm tone, and a boosted lead tone, and then switch back and forth. The Katana 100 also supports BOSS' GA-FC footswitch, sold separately for $100, and it has all sorts of cool functionality for switching presets and turning on/off individual effects. But it turns out the Katana is even more powerful than advertised. A series of online power users discovered that the firmware for the Katana was very similar to the BOSS GT-100 multi-effects processor, and responded to MIDI/sysex commands. Through third party live sets and software, users have unlocked 28(!) additional amp models (Google: "Katana Sneaky Amps") that parallel the modeling found on BOSS and Roland COSM units. You can save one of these amp models to each of the 4 preset slots on the amp, AND also assign customized effects to each of those slots. This expands the capabilities of the Katana quite a bit, though I want to emphasize that the stock sounds are extremely good, and I will spend most of my time just using the amp as it is "out of the box". CONS/DRAWBACKS? I have little negative to say about the Katana 100, but there are few things worth pointing out so that this review does not "over-promise" the features of the amplifier. First among these would be the voicing of the amp. Roland's amplifiers are famous (infamous) for a crisp but somewhat bland clean tone, and I had some concern that the amp was lacking low end relative to its size. Now that I own it and have had a chance to experiment, I can confirm that it has PLENTY of low end, and is capable of huge distorted sounds alongside the glassy cleans. But it is generally a brighter amplifier that needs to be tamed with EQ settings to avoid harsh sounds. Fortunately, I found the treble roll-off very effective at taming any excessive brightness. The effects suite is very powerful, but the dashboard controls of the Katana will only give you very limited control of each effect. For example, if you are using a delay, you get a tap tempo button for rate, but only a single modifier knob that has to control some combination of effect level and feedback. I also notice this problem on the drive pedals - you can control the amount of gain, but not really the level and tone of the effect, at least without diving into the software. SUMMARY: The Katana 100 is an industry-changer that has generated extreme hype, but that hype is easily justified by the quality and value offered in this package. Rather than obsessing over features my amp doesn't have, the Katana 100 encourages you to quickly set up the sound you want and start playing. I've owned solid state amps and tube amps, both, and the Katana 100 behaves more like the latter than the former. It isn't just a bland clean tone, but a gradient from pure cleans to just-on-the-edge-of-break-up to fully-driven tones. This amp is the real thing. UPDATE (10/04/17) - I brought the K100 home about a month ago, and I think I'm even considerably happier with it now than I was during the supposed "honeymoon period". It's just such a versatile product, and while BOSS EQ choices for the 5 on-board amp models might not have been exactly what I preferred, you are given endless ways to tame harsh frequencies and bring those down to comfortable volume levels for home playing. Those options have been expanded even further with firmware version 2.0, which was just released a few days prior to this post. The number of savable preset states has doubled from 4 to 8. You can now hold down the PANEL button for one second, and its LED will start flashing, indicating you are using presets 1-4 in BANK "B". BOSS also added a few effects, including the SDE-3000 - a digital delay with modulation that was a popular rack unit in the 80's. Coupled with the new ability to add a second delay to your chain (this is integrated with the reverb effect), you can create lush "dotted eighth plus quarter note" effects (think "The Edge"), or just about anything else you can come up with. The Katana is meant to be more "plug and play" than a traditional modeling amplifier, but having 8 preset settings tied to different "Sneaky Amp" models makes this one hugely versatile combo amp.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Anecia P. - Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2019
Quality, Feature-Packed Amp
We’re living our new Katana 100w amp! We haven’t even gotten to use half of the features, but the sound and ease of use is great! We especially like that you can use a foot pedal (you can’t on the 50amp) and that we can turn it down yet still keep the same tone as when it’s loud. We have even started looping now... It’s great! It’s loud enough and light enough that you could gig with it too. Plus, it has 50 customizable Boss effects as well. The possibilities are endless... I’m so glad we didn’t spend any more on buying the same pedals as we have in this one amp now!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By stephen - Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2019
If you’re looking for the biggest bang for your buck look no further!
Amazing amp! As loud and as quiet as you want I while maintaining that crystal clear tone. And I use a pedal board with a good bit of pedals and the effects loop works flawlessly as well as my dirt and overdrive and wah and etc going straight to the front of the amp! Previously bought a Marshall code and I did not like it and felt limited with only being able To use the onboard effects, with katana you can use the existing effects along with pedals and it sounds crystal clear! Amazing amp and an amazing price!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Jason - Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2018
Light. Sounds good. Perfect little amp.
Great little amp. Light, packed full of great tones that are easy to get to. I use this as a practice amp and when I go to a friends for a quick jam. At home I rarely take it off of the 0.5 watt setting, it's plenty loud enough for the girlfriend at that volume. I rarely even use the 100 watt setting when jamming 50 watts on this thing are like 100 watts on my old solid state fender 2x12. Despite being light it is very well made. Definitely deserves the Boss name. I have used the tone studio software and I set the amp up with what I like and I haven't plugged it back into the computer. I bought the GA-FC Roland GA-FC Foot Controller for GA-112 and GA-212 and I basically have 9 channels to choose from at my feet. 8 are programmed into the amp and I use the panel setting as my acoustic setting, and boy does this thing let my PRS P24 sing. It sounds nearly as good as my Helix for the acoustic patch. This amp has some really good core sounds that I have come to enjoy and even emulate in my Helix. (The amp comes with 2 really nice textured stickers to place over the GA-FC to cover the difference in the Boss vs Rolnad amps.

2.0 out of 5 stars
By D. Mazzone - Reviewed in the United States on October 7, 2018
ok for a beginner...but
ok for a beginner... but not for a working musician. sounds very thin and likes to feedback with external pedals.