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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 Waza speaker guitar combo amplifier delivers an unparalleled playing experience for guitarists seeking professional-quality tone in an all-in-one amp. BOSS's advanced Tube Logic technology provides the lively feel and highly responsive sound of tube amps, while the 100 watts of power and custom 12" Waza speaker pump out full, rich sound. Six amp characters—including the newly developed Pushed type—and a dedicated Bloom circuit offer a wide range of tones to suit any style. BOSS continues to lead in sound innovation with the new Katana Artist 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 for Expressive Sound

BOSS's Tube Logic technology recreates the complex interactions of tube amp circuitry for an authentic playing experience. Enhancements to the Katana's Tube Logic platform introduce greater range and versatility, including the new Pushed amp type with touch-responsive overdrive and a Bloom switch to revoice the amp's entire feel. Between the Pushed type, iconic high-gain Brown type and four other amp characters—each with selectable variations—you have 12 distinctive tones to shape your sound.

Premium Components for Premium Tone

As BOSS's flagship Katana amp, the Artist Gen 3 is built with premium components to meet the needs of the most discerning players. The custom Waza speaker was designed by BOSS to provide the character of a classic 25W British stack speaker in a modern format. Combined with the semi-closed cabinet, it delivers smooth, balanced sound with tight low end and singing highs. The reactive power amp and Tube Logic preamp recreate the dynamic feel of tube amps, allowing your playing nuances to shine through.

Shape Your Sound With Amp Characters and Effects

Six amp characters—Clean, Crunch, Lead, Brown, Pushed and Bloom—provide a range of tones for any genre. The Pushed character offers the touch-sensitive overdrive of a cranked combo, while the Bloom circuit introduces a different amp voice altogether. Each character has a variation for 12 distinct tones total. Five independent effects sections—Booster, Mod, FX, Delay and Reverb—give you chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo and more. Connect to BOSS Tone Studio for even deeper editing.

Tone Tools for Crafting Your Signature Sound

The Katana Artist Gen 3 provides an array of performance and tone-shaping controls. Use the three-way Contour to adjust the tonal color, varying from a classic sound to a more modern tone. Choose from three selectable Global EQ settings to balance the overall frequency spectrum. Engage the Power Control to achieve cranked-amp tone and feel at lower volumes. Save your favorite amp and effects settings to eight Tone Setting memories for instant recall. Connect to the BOSS Tone Studio app for editing, organizing tones into Live Sets and customizing the sound with over 60 premium effects.

Advanced Connectivity and Control

The Katana Artist Gen 3 offers connections and features for any playing scenario. Use the Power Amp In to connect modelers and multi-effects, while the effects loop handles external pedals. Record and re-amp via USB, monitor with stereo headphones or use line outputs for direct connection to a PA or interface. Control the Katana from its panel, an optional footswitch or MIDI devices. The optional Bluetooth Audio MIDI Adaptor provides wireless interfacing with the Tone Studio app. Whatever your needs, the Katana Artist Gen 3 stands ready to deliver.

Expand Your Sound with External Gear

The Katana Artist Gen 3 includes ports for integrating external gear. Send the preamp signal to another power amp or connect two Katana amps together. The speaker outputs support one 8-ohm and two 16-ohm cabs for playing through external speakers. You can also record directly to your digital audio workstation via USB. BOSS Tone Studio provides access to over 60 effects, cabinet IRs and deep editing tools for crafting your perfect tone. When you need inspiration, the Katana Gen 3 delivers.

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

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

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  • 100W power, 12" Waza speaker, Tube Logic enhanced
  • Six amp characters, PUSHED type, BLOOM circuit
  • Revamped I/O, expandable to 12 tones with Variation
  • Optional wireless streaming, customizable UI via BTS app

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  • Rated power output: 100W
  • Nominal input level:
  • Input: -10 dBu (1 mohms)
  • AUX in: -10 dBu (20 kohms)
  • Return in: -10 dBu (100 kohms)
  • Power consumption: 77W
  • Power switch: Yes
  • Resonance knob: Yes
  • Presence knob: Yes
  • Master knob: Yes
  • Solo level knob: Yes
  • Solo delay knob: Yes
  • Solo button: Yes
  • Solo tap button: Yes
  • Line out button: Yes
  • Line out switch: Custom, REC, Blend, Live
  • Global EQ button: Yes
  • Power control switch: Standby, 0.5W, Half, Max
  • Cab resonance switch: Vintage, Modern, Deep
  • Variation button: Yes
  • Bloom 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
  • Bank button: Yes
  • CH1 button: Yes
  • CH2 button: Yes
  • CH3 button: Yes
  • CH4 button: Yes
  • Panel button: Yes
  • Stereo expand switch: Yes
  • GND lift switch: Off, On
  • Indicators: Variation, Bloom, Acoustic, Clean, Pushed, Crunch, Lead, Brown, Contour, Booster, Mod, FX, Delay, Reverb, Tap, Solo, Solo Tap, Line Out, Global EQ, Bank, CH1, CH2, CH3, CH4, Panel
  • Input jack: 1/4" phone type
  • Power amp in jack: 1/4" phone type
  • Line out jack: XLR 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
  • Speaker out 16 ohms A jack: 1/4" phone type
  • Speaker out 16 ohms B jack: 1/4" phone type
  • Speaker out 8 ohms jack: 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
  • MIDI in connector
  • Bluetooth adapter slot: Bluetooth Audio MIDI Dual Adapter
  • AC in jack
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 24.813" (630 mm) x 9.813" (248 mm) x 20.313" (515 mm)
  • Speaker: 12" (30 cm) x 1
  • Weight: 41 lb. 15 oz. (19 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.