Boss Katana-Artist MkII

Modeling combo amplifier for electric guitar

  • Improved sound and exclusive functions
  • Eight tone setting memory locations
  • Analogue Class-AB amplifier section
  • Five types of amplifiers with five variants
  • 3-Way contour and global EQ switch with three settings
  • Switchable solo function including volume control
  • Revised BOSS Tone Studio Editor software for customizing sounds with more than 60 BOSS effects
  • New editor functions, including pre and post EQs, dedicated pedal FX and more power control for overdriven amplifier sounds and dynamic response at low volumes
  • Speaker simulation on the line, USB and phones / recording outputs
  • External control via GA-FC foot controller, foot switch, expression pedal and MIDI
  • Power: 100 watts
  • Equipped with: 1 x 12" WAZA custom loudspeaker
  • Controls: Amp Type, Gain, Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble, Booster / Mod, FX / Delay, Reverb, Presence, Master, Solo
  • Switches: Tone Shape, Power Control, Cab Resonance, Expand
  • Instrument input: 6.3 mm jack
  • Effects Loop Send & Return: 2 x 6.3 mm jack
  • Line output: 6.3 mm jack
  • Power amp input: 6.3 mm jack
  • Aux input: 3.5 mm stereo jack
  • Solo Footswitch connector: 6.3 mm jack
  • Channel / Bank Footswitch connector: 6.3 mm stereo jack
  • Phones / Rec Out: 6.3 mm stereo jack
  • USB
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  • Resonator
  • Resonator - Line
  • Prog
  • Prog - Line
  • Hazey
  • Hazey - Line
  • Sololead
  • Sololead
  • Fuzzline
  • Fuzzline - Line
  • Bluesrock
  • Bluesrock - Line
  • Bluespicking
  • Bluespicking - Line
  • Crossover
  • Crossover - Line
  • Funk
  • Funk - Line
  • Indie
  • Indie - Line
  • Jazz
  • Jazz - Line
  • Metal
  • Metal - Line
  • Mosh
  • Mosh - Line
  • Thrash
  • Thrash - Line
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Further Information

Power 100 W
Speaker 1x 12"
Memory slots 8
Reverb Yes
Effects Processor Yes
External FX Loop Yes
Line input Yes
Recording Output Yes
MIDI Interface No
Connection for External Speaker No
Headphone Output Yes
Footswitch connection Yes
incl. footswitch No
Weight in kg 19,0 kg

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Excellent amp with infinite effects and tonal tweaks
Marc78, 14.05.2020
I use this amp at home, so sometimes at high volume and sometimes low volume. I initially wanted to stick with a tube amp, but I was concerned with the necessary high playing volume to get the best out of a tube amp.

I chose the Artist version essentially for its front panel access. The top panel would have been difficult to access when practising.

Pros:
+ Front panel
+ Possibility to play at any volumes without sacrificing tone
+ Endless possibilities
+ Ability to nail your tones and effects and store it in 8 memory channels so you can be consistent with your playing tones
+ If 8 channels isn't enough, you can store them in your computer in limitless patches
+ So glad Boss didn't try to emulate famous amps in the dials
+ Price! With that amount of possibilities.

Cons:
- Not the prettiest amp around, but simple enough
- Too many adjustments to choose from. This is a pro and a con. On the negative side, you will either ever use only 10% of the amp's capabilities or you will spend your life fiddling with the adjustments as opposed to making the best out of a particular amp tone.
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Ein richtig guter Verstärker...
Rikab, 08.04.2020
Ich spiele zwar nur zuhause E-Gitarre und benötige eigentlich nicht einen 100 Watt Verstärker. Da die Leistung einstellbar ist (100 / 50 / 0.5) Watt, eignet sich dieser Verstärker auch als Üungsverstärker sehr gut....mit dem positiven Nebeneffekts eine extrem guten Sounds. (bereits die Werkseinstellung ist sehr gut).

Der Verstärker bietet sehr viele Einstellmöglichkeiten..Mit angeschlossenem PC lassen sich weitere Feineinstellungen und vieles mehr vornehmen.

Der integrierte Noise Supressor lässt sich für jeden der 8 Speicherkanäle individuell einstellen und funktioniert extrem gut. Ich habe den Vergleich mit einem über 300 Euro teuren Noise Supressor gemacht und erkenne im Sound keinen Unterschied. Schade nur, dass die Aktivierung und Einstellung nur über den PC geht. Da ist das externe Gerät klar im Vorteil. Deswegen gebe ich hier einen (kleinen) Minuspunkt.
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doc.claude, 06.04.2020
Auf meiner Wunschliste stand ein Modeling Amp, den ich als Übungs - Amp nutzen möchte…
… nach dem Beratungsgespräch via Telefon mit einem Thomann-Experten ( besten Dank für die Geduld mit mir ) entschied ich mich für den
Katana Artist MK 2

Die Lieferung ins Rheinland erfolgte innerhalb 24 Stunden
( wie immer )

Über die Regler auf der Frontplatte stehen einem exklusive Steuerungsmöglichkeiten zur Verfügung, darunter ein 3-Wege-Contour-Schalter, ein globaler EQ mit drei anpassbaren Kurven sowie ein Solo-Boost mit einstellbarer Lautstärke.

Mit dem Waza Custom-Lautsprecher erlebt man einen eleganten Vintage-Rocksound, während das breite Baffle und die halb-geschlossene Gehäuserückseite für präzise und kraftvolle Sounds mit einem lebendigen Bass und prägnantem Mittenbereich sorgen.

Über die Tone Studio Editor-Software kann man noch tiefer in die Klanggestaltung eintauchen und auf mehr als 60 unterschiedliche Pedale zugreifen.

Über den 3-Wege-Contour-Schalter kann man den Grundsound des Verstärkers anpassen.
Die drei wählbaren globalen EQ-Einstellungen (anpassbar über das Tone Studio) eignen sich zum Finetuning des Gesamtsounds in Kombination mit unterschiedlichen Gitarren ( hier: Fender Stratocaster u. Gibson Les Paul ) und Stilen.
Der Artist MkII bietet auf seinen Line-, USB- und Kopfhörer / Recording-Ausgängen mikrofonierte Lautsprecher - Emulationen, dank derer man mixfertige Verstärkersounds an eine PA, eine DAW oder einen Kopfhörer senden kann.
Über das Tone Studio stehen zudem drei verschiedene Air Feel-Einstellungen für die Klanganpassung zur Verfügung.

Was man hier für’s Geld bekommt, ist schon klasse!
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Escalope, 11.04.2020
j en avais marre du son criard comme si le son venait d un tupperware de mon katana 50. notamment en son clair que je n ai jamais reussi à regler pour avoir un son qui me covient. je possede aussi un katana air. que j utilise la plupart du temps branché sur home cinema. c est excellent.
avec le artist j ai reuni la possibilité gigantesque de sons avec un tres bon hp, et un caisson a la hauteur.
je suis tres loin d avoir le niveau vu toutes les qualites de l ampli. c est donc un amp que je garderai tres longtemps.
les pedales integrees et les sons en general ont l air beaucoup mieux definies que les autres katana. je suis tres tres satisfait du son y compris pour du blues en son clair.
bref je recommande.
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