Packed with a whole host of new utility features under the hood, the Katana-50 MkII EX takes the stage and studio functionality of BOSS’ sharpest series of amplifiers to a whole new level. All of the now-classic Katana-50 MkII features are here: five versatile amp characters, 60 tweakable effects, variable power, and BOSS Tone Studio functionality offer the nearly endless level of sonic adjustment that’s served as the Katana series’ calling card since 2019. However, the addition of a cab sim-enabled line out, 1-cord Stereo Expand, and full GA-FC and GA-FC EX footswitch compatibility dramatically increase your setup options and rig tweakability. If you’re a fan of the beloved Katana formula, but require just a touch more freedom in your stage or studio rig, then look no further than the BOSS Katana-50 MkII EX.
While it may appear visually identical to the Katana-50 MkII at first glance, the Katana-50 MkII EX sports a variety of new features under the hood that drastically improve stage and studio performance.
The Katana-50 MkII EX adds a plethora of new features to the Katana formula, but fans of the amplifier’s previous generation will be thrilled to hear that all of the MkII version’s improvements have been fully ported over.
The BOSS Katana-50 MkII EX packs five distinct amp voicings. Clean, Crunch, and Lead cover the range from chiming clean tones and gritty rhythm tones to solo-worthy high-gain leads. As an added bonus, the Brown setting is derived from the BOSS Waza amplifier. And finally, the Acoustic mode allows you to plug in your acoustic-electric guitar, too. No matter what style of music you play or even what kind of guitar you play, there’s a world of tone to explore in the BOSS Katana-50 MkII EX combo amplifier.
While the Katana-50 MkII EX offers a Power Control for getting cranked-amp tone at a low volume level, you can achieve truly silent operation onstage or in the studio. Cab emulation is available on the USB, line out, and headphone/recording output, so however you choose to monitor your Katana-50 MkII EX, it’ll feel like you’re standing in front of an amp. Selectable cab resonance (Vintage/Modern/Deep) and Air Feel miking emulation (direct, distant, or blended) allow you to tailor emulated tones to taste.
The Katana-50 MkII EX supports 60 timeless BOSS effects, and you can load an entire series of them for instant access. The amp’s Booster/Mod, FX/Delay, and Reverb controls give you easy one-knob access to each effects type, with a color-coded button to switch between preset effects. To completely customize your effects and amp settings, connect the Katana-50 MkII EX to your computer via USB and load up the Tone Studio software. Create your own setup, or download setups created by pro guitarists at the BOSS Tone Studio website. Best of all, the Katana-50 MkII EX can store multiple custom amp and effects profiles for instant recall, making this combo a versatile multichannel amplifier.
Type: Solid State
Number of Channels: 5 x Amp Types
Total Power: 50W (25W, 0.5W settings)
Speaker Size: 1 x 12″
Effects: Modulation, Delay, 60 BOSS Effects (Tone Studio software)
EQ: 3-band EQ, Tone control
Inputs: 1 x 1/4″ (instrument), 1 x 1/4″ (power amp), 1 x 1/8″ (aux in)
Outputs: 1 x 1/4″ (rec/headphones)
USB: 1 x Type B
Headphones: 1 x 1/4″
Footswitch I/O: 1 x 1/4″ (channel/bank)
Footswitch Included: No, FS-6 sold separately
Computer Connectivity: USB
Software: BOSS Tone Studio
Construction Material: Black Tolex
Power Source: Standard IEC AC cable
Weight: 25.8 lbs.