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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Really good
JW.waaromzijntweelettersnietgoedvooreennickname?, 08.06.2021
Considering all the built-in effects and diversity of tones, it's just a really great amp. It takes a little reading up before you can use all of the features and I'd really recommend getting the pedal as well. I've mainly used this one with a Harley Benton CST with P90's and I have to say, with all dials at 12 o'clock, this can sound pretty darn incredible.

At this price range, I kind of feel like I do have to compare it to the cheaper tube amps though. I just went to a store that had an H&K Tubemeister Deluxe 20 ready for a test, and in the end, none of the tones on this Katana can compare to the juicy crunch of the Tubemeister. Yes, you'll have to get your own effects, but I decided to get the H&K anyway and sell this one.

All in all, I think Boss has made amazing progress in the field of solid-state amps, but it still can't compare to tube crunch, and I'll still pay a few bucks extra for that.
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Que dire de plus...
SpyStyle, 28.04.2021
Il y a une video Youtube dans un grand store américain, ou un blind test est fait auprès de 3 guitaristes (pros), il faut deviner si tu joues sur un ampli à lampe ou à transistor. Le transistor est le Katana Artist mkII, le lampe un Fender. Les mecs ont vraiment du mal à voire une différence. Au final 2 sur les 3 se plantent, le 3ème était dans le doute. Choquant et révélateur. Bref j'ai acheté l'ampli. Je ne suis pas déçu, venant d'un Mesa Boogie Mark V, c'est un autre monde, plus simple et plus immédiat, avec toujours du bon son. Du très bon son. C'est à peine croyable, le seul ampli à transistor que j'ai eu était un Line 6 Spider IV. Autant dire absolument rien à voir. Pour faire court et être très honnête: oui, c'est largement au niveau d'ampli à tubes, voir au dessus si on déploie ses possibilités. Plus bien sûr le côté pratique, solide et économique, dans le sens ou mes 450 ou 280 euros de factures annuelles d'entretien avec le Mesa, bye bye. Et pas de fuzz, prise de pédale aux petits oignons (gros pedalboard), l'entrées aux pour jouer sur un morceaux, au casque ou pas, et toujours la même qualité de son peu importe le niveau de volume, auquels on ajoute le tone studio de Boss, et via usb accède à encore plus de réglages, et des "patchs" par centaines concoctés par une horde de guitaristes à travers le monde, cet engin, à son prix, est une tuerie. Je ne joue qu'à 0,5 watts dans mon bureau. Mais à 50 ou 100 watts, à volume fort, ça tremble et n'a rien à envier à un Mesa Mark V de 90 watts. Beaucoup, beaucoup trop fort. Je pense que le magnifique HP qu'il embarque est une merveille d'orfèvrerie et de mise au point. C'est simple, ce n'est jamais confu. Jamais. Cet ampli a réussi à trouver un équilibre en tout, en ne jouant que dans le très au niveau de qualité sonore. Tournez 3 potards, jouez, bim un SON. C'est trop simple, on a forcément une banane en moins d'une minute après branchement. J'attends de voir si la technologie est capable de faire encore mieux, j'ai des doutes là-dessus. En tout cas c'est mûr, c'est au point, c'est maintenant. La modélisation a officiellement trouvé son chemin vers le même standing que la lampe, pour la dépasser si on considère les possibilités embarquées, toutes confondues.
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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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