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BOSS Katana Gen3 Guitar Amplifiers | Demo and Overview with Kirk Fletcherplay button

BOSS Katana Gen3 Guitar Amplifiers | Demo and Overview with Kirk Fletcher

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BOSS Katana Gen 3 Amplifiers | Take It to the Next Stage


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The BOSS Katana Gen 3 100W 1x12 guitar combo amplifier lets you shape a wide range of tube-inspired tones with its evolved Tube Logic and onboard effects. Equipped with 100 watts of power and a custom 12" speaker, this third-generation Katana amp delivers stage-ready sound perfect for live performance and recording. BOSS continues to lead in sound innovation with the new Katana Gen 3 amplifiers, featuring revamped I/O and six unique amp characters—expandable to 12 with the Variation button. The latest models include the PUSHED edge of breakup amp tones and the BLOOM voicing switch on the HEAD and ARTIST models, enhancing every detail of your tone with superior sound quality, a customizable UI, and optional wireless streaming via the BTS app.

Refined Tube Logic Provides Expressive Tone

Katana Gen 3 enhances the acclaimed Tube Logic tone platform with greater depth, feel and responsiveness. The six amp characters now include a Pushed mode, spotlighting the touch-sensitive saturation of an edge-of-breakup combo. Selectable variations within each character provide 12 distinctive tones from clean to high-gain. Shape your core tone further with integrated Power Control, letting you dial in cranked-amp inspiration at lower volumes.

Five Essential Effects Sections Onboard

With dedicated sections for booster, mod, FX, delay and reverb, Katana Gen 3 provides a complete palette of premium effects derived from BOSS's pedal lineup. Easily tweak parameters and change effect types using the front-panel controls. Save your favorite combinations to the eight Tone Setting memories for instant recall. The updated BOSS Tone Studio editor offers an intuitive interface to build and organize Live Sets with different sounds for all your musical needs.

Advanced Connectivity for Any Application

Katana Gen 3 features an array of pro connectivity options for recording, performing and integrating with your existing gear. The Power Amp In allows driving the Katana with a preamp or modeler. Stereo Expand lets you link two Katana amps together. An effects loop send/return is ideal for patching in external pedals. The line out, headphones out and USB provide audio interfacing with recording software and more. Supporting two footswitches, an expression pedal and the GA-FC foot controller, Katana Gen 3 gives you hands-free control of various functions during performance.

Infinitely Customizable with BOSS Tone Studio

The BOSS Tone Studio editor unlocks deep tone crafting capabilities via USB. Choose from over 60 premium BOSS effects types and customize their parameters. Shape the contour of your sound with adjustable midrange EQs for all amp characters. Select cabinet simulation for the line out, USB and phones outputs. Save and organize tones as Live Sets for different musical needs. With Tone Studio, Katana Gen 3 becomes an incredibly flexible tone platform for any style or genre.

*Note: Compatibility with all third-party devices and software is not guaranteed. An upcoming firmware update will provide generic driver support

BOSS Katana Gen 3 100W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amplifier Black
BOSS Katana Gen 3 100W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amplifier Black
BOSS Katana Gen 3 100W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amplifier Black

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  • 100W Class AB power with 12" custom speaker
  • 100W power, custom 12" speaker, evolved Tube Logic
  • Six amp characters, PUSHED mode, BLOOM switch, 12 tones
  • Five effects sections: booster, mod, FX, delay, reverb
  • Advanced connectivity, customizable with BOSS Tone Studio

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  • Rated power output: 100 W
  • Nominal input level:
  • Input: -10 dBu (1 M ohms)
  • AUX in: -10 dBu (20 k ohms)
  • Return in: -10 dBu (100 k ohms)
  • Power consumption: 77 W
  • Power switch: Yes
  • Presence knob: Yes
  • Master knob: Yes
  • Solo button: Yes
  • Power control switch: Standby, 0.5 W, Half, Max
  • Cab resonance switch: Vintage, Modern, Deep
  • Variation button: Yes
  • Amp type knob: Acoustic, Clean, Pushed, Crunch, Lead, Brown
  • Gain knob: Yes
  • Volume knob: Yes
  • Contour button: Yes
  • Bass knob: Yes
  • Middle knob: Yes
  • Treble knob: Yes
  • Booster button: Yes
  • Mod button: Yes
  • FX button: Yes
  • Delay button: Yes
  • Reverb button: Yes
  • Tap button: Yes
  • Booster knob: Yes
  • Mod knob: Yes
  • FX knob: Yes
  • Delay knob: Yes
  • Reverb knob: Yes
  • CH1 button: Yes
  • CH2 button: Yes
  • CH3 button: Yes
  • CH4 button: Yes
  • Panel button: Yes
  • Stereo expand switch: Yes
  • Indicators: Variation, Acoustic, Clean, Pushed, Crunch, Lead, Brown, Contour, Booster, Mod, FX, Delay, Reverb, Tap, Solo, CH1, CH2, CH3, CH4, Panel
  • Input jack: 1/4" phone type
  • Power amp in jack: 1/4" phone type
  • Line out jack: 1/4" phone type
  • Send jack: 1/4" phone type
  • Return jack: 1/4" phone type
  • Stereo phones jack: Stereo 1/4" phone type
  • Exp pedal jack: 1/4" TRS phone type
  • GA-FC/CTL CH1/CH2 Solo jack: 1/4" TRS phone type
  • AUX in jack: Stereo miniature phone type
  • USB port: USB C type
  • Bluetooth adaptor slot: Bluetooth Audio MIDI Dual Adaptor
  • AC in jack
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 20.875" (530 mm) x 9.813" (248 mm) x 19.0625" (484 mm)
  • Speaker: 12" (30 cm) x 1
  • Weight: 32 lb. 11 oz. (14.8 kg)

collapse expand iconWarranty

Boss pedals - 5 year parts warranty
90 day labor warranty.
1 year warranty - Multitracks, Jamstations, etc.
Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.

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