BOSS Katana Head MkII - 100w Guitar Head
The BOSS Katana Head MkII is the latest incarnation of the hugely popular 100 watt guitar head. BOSS have turbo charged its core platform with more sounds, more effects and more features...and thanks to its adjustable power control and discreet internal 5" monitor speaker it's a superb amp for stage, studio or home!
This MkII version of the Katana Head pickups up from where the original version left off, with 5 primary amp characters; Clean, Crunch, Lead, Brown, and Acoustic (for acoustic-electric guitars). Clean brings natural and transparent tones, Crunch gives added grit, Lead will take you from blues solos to searing rock leads, Brown is derived from the Waza amp, great for high-gain tone and finally Acoustic is optimized for electro acoustic guitars. The tonal options have now been extended, with each of the 5 primary amp voices featuring newly voiced variations, fundamentally giving you a total or 10 amp characters (double the amount on the previous generation).
Utilizing BOSS's Tube Logic approach, the Katana Head MkII is able to produce the authentic tone of genuine tube amps, with the tube like feel and sound changing and becoming richer as the volume increases. The handy Power Control allow you to achieve that cranked amp tone and response at super low volumes, great for home use. In addition, BOSS have loaded the head with a clever built in 5" speaker for practice without an external cab...clever!
This MkII version also sees an improved the effects section, now giving you 5 simultaneous effects categories. The 5 independent sections Booster, Mod,, FX, Delay, and Reverb come ready with 3 variations in each, a total of 15 ready to play effects. Connect to the BOSS Tone Studio and you can delve much deeper, customising the sections with over 60 different effect types, with access to changing the order of the chains and more! Once you have you amp character set and selected your effects setup you can store your custom setup one of the 8 Tone Settings for instant recall.
Stereo Expand is a new feature that has been added to this MkII model, allowing two amps to be linked....one Katana Head sounds great, but two at once is even better! You can control everything from the master amp, with stereo effects like chorus, delay and reverb being distributed across both amps for a huge immersive sound.
If you have a favourite preamp or multi-effects unit you can simply connect to the rear panel Power Amp jack, which will bypass the amps own preamp and effects, whilst still letting you tap into the Tube Logic power section.
Other features include the USB and phones/recording outputs which feature mic'd cabinet emulation, allowing you to send amp ready tones straight to your DAW or headphones. There is also rear panel connections for a footswiches, an AUX in and a Line Out.
For added functionality you can add an optional GA-FC foot controller. With the six footswitches you can easily recall Tone Settings or independently turn the five effects sections on or off.
BOSS really hit the ground running with the first generation Katana amps, and now, with these improved and updated MkII models, things get even better!
- 100 watt guitar head
- Integrated 5" speaker
- 5 unique amp character with voiced variation on each; Clean, Crunch, Lead, Brown, and Acoustic
- 5 independent effects sections; Booster, Mod, FX, Delay, and Reverb
- Dedicated Pedal FX for foot controlled wah and pedal bend
- Power Amp in for external preamps or multi-effects
- Stereo Expand for connecting to Katana MkII amps in stereo
- 8 Tone Setting memories for storing amp/effects setups
- Power Control variable output settings - achieve cranked-amp tone and response at low volumes
- Three Cab Resonance options (Vintage, Modern, and Deep), selectable in BOSS Tone Studio
- Mic'd cabinet emulation on the USB phones/recording outputs
- Updated BOSS Tone Studio software for customising your sound
- 470mm x 228mm x 215mm (WxDxH)