6 Reasons Why The Boss KATANA-100 MKII Beats the KATANA-50 MKII

If you’re looking for an all-rounder of a combo amplifier that delivers outstanding sound but you’re not sure if you should go for the smaller 50 Watt edition of the Boss Katana MKII or go bigger with with the 100 Watt edition, the first thing you should know is that the volume doesn’t actually say that much. Both models feature a Power Control attenuator so you can select output power level, meaning that a Boss Katana 100 MKII amp can be just as comfortably set up in your bedroom as it can in a rehearsal space and on stage. The fact is that both versions of the Katana come with exactly the same stack of effects and amplifier emulations, but there are a few extra functions that the Katana-100 MKII offers which give it that proper edge!

What Does the Boss Katana 100 MKII Offer?

  • The larger speaker cabinet results in richer and more full sound, so this amplifier gives the bass that bit more oomph! (You know what we mean).
  • Your favourite sound profiles and patches can be saved to four physical memory slot buttons and called up later. There’s even an A-bank and B-bank!
  • The FX loop send and return ports make it possible to place external effect pedals between the preamp and power amp sections (so, you could do things like connect a Loop Station directly to the power amp to record and loop the coloured-in sound of your amp).
  • Saved patches and built-in effects can be toggled on and off using an external Boss GA-FC foot controller to make life easier. Switch between a clean rhythm sound and a full, high-gain lead sound simply by hitting a switch. While a foot controller doesn’t come included with the amp as standard, it’s definitely worth the extra investment.
  • A physical Presence button on the control panel optimises the EQ/tone in the blink of an eye.
  • Via the Line Out, the Katana-100 MKII can be directly linked to a mixer or audio interface without muting the speaker.

Basically, you get everything that you would with the Boss Katana-50 MKII plus way more. That’s the Katana-100 MKII in a tight little nutshell.

6 Reasons Why The Boss KATANA-100 MKII Beats the KATANA-50 MKII

See also…

» Boss Katana 50 MKII
» Boss Katana 100 MKII
» Boss GA-FC Foot Controller
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2 responses
  1. Danny says:

    yes,this article is misleading. many of those features are available on the EX and with tone studio. The biggest difference is the larger speaker cabinet and the effects loop.

  2. Brian says:

    I think the writer needs to explore the Katana 50 MK2 Ex using the tone studio as some of his comparisons are not correct.

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