Boss Introduces Affordable Katana Amp Range

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Boss Introduces Affordable Katana Amp Range


The range consists of three combo amps and a 100W head, all of which have five channels and the 55 built-in effects, though only 15 can be installed into the amp at any one time. The effects are customisable through Boss’ Tone Studio editor software and include boost, modulation, delay and reverb to complement the onboard clean, crunch and lead channels. Tweaking the sound quickly will be easy enough, with gain, EQ and effects control onboard, as well as the ability to switch between two presets on the fly.


The amps follow the release of the Waza Amp at NAMM and take great inspiration from the fellow Boss product, to the extent of borrowing its Brown channel. However, they target users at the other end of the market, with all four priced between $399 and $799. Although they might not satisfy the ultimate purists with their valve amps and vintage guitars, these amps look like they might have some very useful features on board, and at their price could make quite an impact on the lower end of the market.

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