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Boss Katana Artist MKII

Code: KTN-ART 2
  • £499.00
  • Free UK Delivery
    (Free Delivery Over £99)
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100 watt combo
1x12" Waza G12W speaker
10 amp characters
On-board effects (use up to five at once)
Solo boost
Contour tone shape
Direct link to connect two of these amps together

The Ultimate Katana Experience



The Katana-Artist MkII elevates the premier model in the Katana lineup with next-generation features and flexibility. Newly voiced variations for all five amp characters double your tone choices, while onboard effects categories have been expanded from three to five. Exclusive front-panel controls provide even more sound-shaping options, including a three-way Contour switch, Global EQ with three customizable curves, and a Solo boost with adjustable level. And with powerful new dual amp functionality, it's easy to link and control two Katana-Artist MkIIs for massive, ultra-wide tones.








Main Features



    • Professional 100-watt combo amp with enhanced tone and exclusive features

 

    • Custom Waza 12-inch speaker realizes classic British stack speaker tone and response with increased power handling

 

    • Tube Logic design approach produces class-defying power, authoritative punch, and cutting presence

 

    • Robust analog class-AB power amp section delivers authentic tone and highly musical response

 

    • Ultra-solid cabinet construction and semi-closed back for tight, focused tone with rich low end

 

    • Five amp characters with five variations, plus Booster, Mod, FX, Delay, and Reverb sections with three variations in each

 

    • Three-way Contour for shaping the overall tonal color and Global EQ switch with three settings (customizable in BOSS Tone Studio)

 

    • Switchable Solo function with level control

 

    • Integrated dual amp expansion functions for GA-FC control and true stereo effects

 

    • Updated BOSS Tone Studio editor software for customizing sounds with over 60 BOSS effects; newly added editor features include pre and post EQs, dedicated Pedal FX, and more

 

    • Series/parallel effect loop, external speaker outputs, and power amp input for preamps, modelers, and multi-effects

 

    • Eight Tone Setting memories for storing and recalling all amp and effect settings

 

    • Power Control for achieving cranked-amp tone and response at low volumes

 

    • Mic'd cabinet emulation on the line, USB, and phones/recording outputs, with three Air Feel settings available in BOSS Tone Studio

 

  • External control support via GA-FC foot controller, footswitches, expression pedal, and MIDI





Refined Sound for Professional Performers


Just like its predecessor, the Katana-Artist MkII has been designed with extra detail for discerning pro players. BOSS's custom Waza speaker puts the ultimate vintage rock sound under your fingers, while the cabinet's wide baffle and semi-closed back provide focused, punchy tones with rich low end and big midrange fullness. In addition, every Katana-Artist MkII amp character has been specially voiced for optimum response with the speaker and cab.



Waza Speaker: Legendary Tone, Modern Power


A key element to the Katana-Artist MkII's powerful sound is the 12-inch Waza speaker, developed by BOSS to deliver the wide dynamic response, smooth midrange, and rich harmonic overtones of the benchmark 25-watt British stack speaker from the 1960s. Through detailed analysis of original speakers and careful selection of the magnet, cone material, and other elements, the Waza speaker embodies the full mojo of this legendary speaker while boosting power capacity to 100 watts.



Expanded Amp Characters and Effects


The Katana-Artist MkII features the same core updates introduced with the Katana MkII amps. Variations are now available for the five amp characters, providing 10 different tone options to choose from. And with five simultaneous effects categories, you have the sound-shaping power of a massive pedalboard right inside your amp. Connecting to BOSS Tone Studio lets you dive much deeper if you want—customize the sections with over 60 different effect types, change the order with four different chains, and much more.



Deep Tone-Shaping Tools


On the front panel, you'll find some exclusive features only available with the Katana-Artist MkII. A three-way Contour switch lets you shape the amp's core tone, while three selectable Global EQ settings (adjustable in BOSS Tone Studio) 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 dedicated panel knob for fast adjustment.



Integrated Dual Amp Support


Powerful expansion features make it simple to use two Katana-Artist MkIIs together. With Dual Link, you can configure each amp with independent settings and operate them from a single GA-FC foot controller, allowing you to blend clean and dirty tones, create wet/dry setups, and more. Stereo Expand lets you use one amp as the master and the other as the slave, with onboard stereo-compatible 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, the Katana-Artist 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, our variable Power Control lets you 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.



One-Touch Recall of Custom Setups


With onboard Tone Setting memories, you can store your favorite amp character and effects setups for instant recall. After you've dialed in a sound with the panel controls, simply save it to the desired memory with a quick button hold. Eight Tone Settings (two banks of four) are available, with fast selection right from the panel. And for hands-free operation on the gig, just connect external footswitches or the GA-FC foot controller.



Ready-to-Mix Direct Tones


Line, USB, and phones/recording outputs feature 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 audio is supported, allowing you to track in true stereo with many of the Katana-Artist MkII's mod, EQ, delay, and reverb effects.



Compact Gig Commander


The optional GA-FC foot controller is the perfect partner for the Katana-Artist MkII—it connects with a single cable, requires no external power, and has a slim, rugged profile that takes up minimal space. With six footswitches, you can recall Tone Settings and turn the five effects sections on/off. The GA-FC also supports external footswitches and expression pedals, with default assignments that include tap tempo, bank selection, foot volume, and Pedal FX. Assignments can be customized via BOSS Tone Studio, including pedal control of up to three parameters at once.



BOSS Tone Studio Enhancements


BOSS Tone Studio has also evolved alongside the Katana MkII amplifiers. The interface has been updated with a refreshed look, and many parameters have been consolidated into the main screen for faster workflow. There's also a dedicated Pedal FX category, making it easier to assign wah and pedal bend effects to a connected expression pedal. And if you're a first-gen Katana owner, it's possible to import your custom patches and use them all with the Katana-Artist MkII.





Specification



Rated Power Output

100 W



Nominal Input Level

INPUT: -10 dBu (1 M ohm)

AUX IN: -10 dBu (20 k ohms)

RETURN IN: -10 dBu (100 k ohm)



Speaker

30 cm (12 inches) x 1



Controls

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)


[AMPLIFIER]

AMP TYPE knob (ACOUSTIC, CLEAN, CRUNCH, LEAD, BROWN)

VARIATION button

GAIN knob

VOLUME knob


[EQUALIZER]

BASS knob

MIDDLE knob

TREBLE knob


[MULTI EFFECT]

BOOSTER button

MOD button

FX button

DELAY button

REVERB button

TAP button

BOOSTER knob

MOD knob

FX knob

DELAY knob

REVERB knob


[TONE SETTING]

BANK button

CH1 button

CH2 button

CH3 button

CH4 button

PANEL button


[EXPAND]

EXPAND switch (OFF, STEREO, DUAL LINK)



Indicators

ACOUSTIC

CLEAN

CRUNCH

LEAD

BROWN

VARIATION

BOOSTER

MOD

FX

DELAY

REVERB

TAP

BANK

CH1

CH2

CH3

CH4

PANEL

GLOBAL EQ



Connectors

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 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



Power Consumption

77 W



Accessories

Owner's Manual

Power cord

GA-FC sticker



Options (sold separately)

Footswitch: BOSS FS-5L, BOSS FS-6, BOSS FS-7

Expression pedal: Roland EV-5, BOSS EV-30, BOSS FV-500L, BOSS FV-500H

GA FOOT CONTROLLER (GA-FC)



Size and Weight (Include handle and rubber feets)

Width


630 mm

24-13/16 inches

Depth

248 mm

9-13/16 inches

Height

515 mm

20-5/16 inches

Weight

19 kg

41 lbs 15 oz

Coronavirus Update

Our chosen courier, DPD is currently operating as normal and all orders should be delivered on time. DPD are also now operating a "contact-free" service as a standard process and customers will not be asked to sign handheld units.

Mainland UK Delivery Services

  • Next Working Day - Free for orders over £99, £8.95 otherwise (DPD, Next Working Day)
  • Standard - Free for orders over £99, £4.95 otherwise (DPD, 1-3 Working Days)

Order before 2pm, Monday to Friday, for same-day dispatch of in-stock orders. Very heavy items such as pianos may take longer to deliver. In-stock orders placed over the weekend will be dispatched on Monday. Estimated delivery times for out of stock items are to be used as a guide only, these items may take longer than estimated to arrive. While we try our best to ensure rapid delivery of your order, delays may occur which are outside our control, and delivery of large or bulky items, or to remote or non-mainland addresses may take longer than estimated.

Courier Tracking

Most UK deliveries are shipped by our trusted courier, DPD. You'll receive an email with a delivery day, tracking and a one hour estimated delivery window on the morning of delivery. While we can't specify the time of the delivery, if it's not convenient, you can arrange directly with DPD for an alternative delivery date or request the parcel be left with a neighbour.

For heavier items, we usually ship UK deliveries by TNT. You will receive an email with tracking details when we ship your order. 

Delivery Charges

Delivery to mainland UK addresses is free on all orders over £99. Delivery charges are based on the size and weight of your order and, in some cases, your location. A standard next working day carriage charge for UK mainland addresses is shown on the shopping basket page, but you can change delivery service later in the checkout.

Delivery Couriers

We use a few different delivery couriers, depending on the items being sent, your location, and the delivery service you've chosen:

  • UK inc. Northern Ireland: Most items will be shipped by DPD. Note: all items in your order must be in stock for all of your order to be dispatched on the same day.
  • UK inc. Northern Ireland: Most smaller items will be shipped by Royal Mail Recorded Delivery.
  • UK inc. Northern Ireland: Most very large or heavy items such as pianos are delivered by TNT, or by our in-house delivery service. Orders shipped by TNT are usually on a next working day service, whereas items using our in-house delivery service may take longer. Note: Delivery to non-ground-floor addresses without a suitable lift will cost extra.
  • Europe: Most orders will be shipped by DPD International. Delivery times and charges depend on your location - these charges will be displayed in the order basket.

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Delivery Areas & European Shipping

Delivery charges displayed apply to most UK mainland addresses. Deliveries to Northern Ireland, UK non-mainland, and European addresses will cost more, and carriage charges will be shown at the checkout before you place your order. Free delivery offers may not apply to some remote/Scottish Highlands addresses.

Returns

Coronavirus Update

There are currently delays for all returns processing due to extra safety procedures. Thanks for your patience during this difficult time.

Replacement process for items damaged in transit or faulty

It doesn't happen often, but occasionally an item does get damaged on it's way to you. Don't worry! If your order is received either damaged or faulty, just let us know, preferably using the returns request form within 30 days of receiving the item, and we'll arrange for it its return and for a replacement or refund.

Returning an undamaged item

You can return most items bought online or by phone within 14 days for a refund (provided that it is unused and returned to us in New Condition – including packaging). You will need to return the item at your own expense. When we receive the goods back undamaged and with the correct packaging we will refund the cost of the goods.

Software or products that include software that needs to be registered are not eligible for this 14 day return period if opened and installed, and due to hygiene reasons we can't accept certain used in-ear headphones, microphones or harmonicas.

Faulty items under guarantee

The repair procedure for items which are under guarantee varies from manufacturer to manufacturer - please refer to the documentation which accompanied your purchase or complete the returns request form and we will advise you of the appropriate process.

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