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Boss KTN-MINI Katana Mini Guitar Amplifier Black

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BOSS Katana amps have received accolades from guitarists everywhere for their fantastic sound and feel, onboard effects and great value. Now, the Kat...Click To Read More About This Product

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Awesome Katana sound and features in a 7W 1x4 combo you can take anywhere.

BOSS Katana amps have received accolades from guitarists everywhere for their fantastic sound and feel, onboard effects and great value. Now, the Katana-Mini makes serious Katana tone accessible in a small, go-anywhere amp that runs on batteries. Offering sound quality that far exceeds other amps in its class, this miniature powerhouse features an authentic multi-stage analog gain circuit for big, expressive sound, plus a traditional analog EQ and an onboard tape-style delay. Ultra-compact and travel-ready, the Katana-Mini delivers inspiring Katana tone anywhere you want to play.

Specially Designed for Top-Quality Sound
Unlike typical small, battery-powered guitar amps that offer so-so sound quality, the Katana-Mini produces big, full tone that inspires you to plug in and play for hours at a time. BOSS’s comprehensive design approach includes a custom speaker, advanced hardware, refined circuitry, and special component selection, which all work together to produce maximum sound quality in a minimum footprint. The amp also incorporates BOSS’s decades of research in energy efficient design, providing class-defying power and punch from only six AA-size batteries.

Inspiring Tones, Ready to Rock
The Katana-Mini’s all-analog input circuitry includes multiple gain stages that drive three classic sound settings, offering the same cascaded gain approach found in high-end amp designs. This is what gives the Katana-Mini its satisfying tone and quick, interactive feel, with distortion that’s easily controlled with input volume and picking strength. Inspired by BOSS’s flagship Waza amp, the Katana-Mini’s Brown setting delivers expressive, high-gain tones rich with harmonics, perfect for heavy riffs and soaring solos. Crunch provides overdrive that’s ideal for rock rhythms and bluesy leads, while Clean offers up crisp, sparkling tones with punchy dynamic response.

Analog Tone Stack and Onboard Delay
In contrast to the limited EQs found in other small amps, the Katana-Mini comes equipped with a genuine three-band analog tone stack. This provides natural sound shaping via familiar bass, mid, and treble controls, just like the tone stack in a full-size stage amp. In addition, you can enhance your sound further with the Katana-Mini’s cool tape-style delay. Using the dedicated time and level knobs, it’s simple to dial in everything from subtle reverb-like ambience to long, warm delay repeats.

Jam at Home or Grab and Go
Thanks to the Katana-Mini’s advanced-yet-compact design, you can plug into serious guitar tone any time and any place. Weighing just under three pounds, it sits easily on a tabletop or shelf at home. And with the integrated handle and battery operation, it’s easy and convenient to grab the amp and play anywhere you want, indoors or out. With the aux input, you can even plug in your smartphone and jam along with your personal music library or tracks streamed from the web. And for private practice and recording situations, you’ll want to take advantage of the phones/recording output, which features special cabinet voicing for real mic’d amp tone.

FEATURES
  • Great Katana tone in a highly portable amp
  • Rich, full sound that far exceeds other amps in its class
  • Authentic multi-stage analog gain circuit and three-band analog tone stack
  • Three versatile amp types: Brown, Crunch, and Clean
  • Built-in tape-style delay for warm ambience
  • Aux input for jamming with music from a smartphone
  • Phones/recording output with cabinet voicing
  • Runs on six AA-size batteries or optional AC adapter

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SPECIFICATIONS
  • Power: 7W
  • Single input
  • Nominal Input Level:
  • Input -10 dBu (1 M ohm)
  • Speaker: 1x4
  • Controls: 3-band EQ, Type switch, gain, volume, delay time, delay level
  • -Connectors
  • Aux. input: -10 dBu (20 k ohm)
  • Headphone/recording output
  • Power Supply:
  • Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 6
  • Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 6
  • AC adaptor (sold separately)
  • Current Draw: 350 mA
  • Expected battery life under continuous use: Approximately 7 hours
  • Rechargeable Ni-MH battery: Approximately 9 hours (When using batteries having a capacity of 2500 mAh.)
  • Dimensions: 9-1/16 x 4-5/8 x 7-1/8 in. (230 x 116 x 181 mm)
  • Weight (including batteries): 2 lb. 11 oz. (1.2 kg)
  • Includes: Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 6
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BossKTN-MINI Katana Mini Guitar Amplifier
 
4.1

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Portable (12)
  • Excellent sound (10)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Warm / comfy (4)

Cons

  • Weak (3)

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Home studio (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice little practice amp.

Near perfect little practice amp. It's about the size of a school lunchbox. Sounds as good as can be expected for the price paid, especially on the clean and brown sounds. Not so...Read complete review

Near perfect little practice amp. It's about the size of a school lunchbox. Sounds as good as can be expected for the price paid, especially on the clean and brown sounds. Not so much at the crunch setting. Most would already know not to expect any bass from a speaker so small. Speaking of bass, I had to turn the bass control knob way down to not get any buzz from the amp.

The only problem I've encountered so far in my first few days of having the amp besides it buzzing would be that the speaker grill isn't glued on very well on the sides. Both sides are coming up. Something I'll have to fix myself down the road.

If I were to choose I think I'd go with the Roland Micro Cube GX as a better alternative. It's a little bigger than the Katana Mini but it offers more options in sound choices. Being sisters so to speak, they're both built equally as well. You really can't lose with either choice.

Buy some quality rechargeable batteries and you're all set.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ok

Not very impressed. Now I'm a big Roland fan, I own over 10 of their products! But I own the Blackstar Fly and I don'hear a penny's worth of difference. This amp is...Read complete review

Not very impressed. Now I'm a big Roland fan, I own over 10 of their products! But I own the Blackstar Fly and I don'hear a penny's worth of difference. This amp is awesome if you like overdrive. Anything else forget it.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice little practice amp.

By Jack White

from Southern Alabama

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Boss KTN-MINI Katana Mini Guitar Amplifier:

      Near perfect little practice amp. It's about the size of a school lunchbox. Sounds as good as can be expected for the price paid, especially on the clean and brown sounds. Not so much at the crunch setting. Most would already know not to expect any bass from a speaker so small. Speaking of bass, I had to turn the bass control knob way down to not get any buzz from the amp.

      The only problem I've encountered so far in my first few days of having the amp besides it buzzing would be that the speaker grill isn't glued on very well on the sides. Both sides are coming up. Something I'll have to fix myself down the road.

      If I were to choose I think I'd go with the Roland Micro Cube GX as a better alternative. It's a little bigger than the Katana Mini but it offers more options in sound choices. Being sisters so to speak, they're both built equally as well. You really can't lose with either choice.

      Buy some quality rechargeable batteries and you're all set.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works as advertised

      By none

      from Palm Beach FL

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Boss KTN-MINI Katana Mini Guitar Amplifier:

          You don't need the dedicated AC adapter. Any one will do, as for a wah wah pedal or other product

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Excellent practice amp

          By Guitar Guy in NE

          from NE

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practice

            Comments about Boss KTN-MINI Katana Mini Guitar Amplifier:

            This was a Christmas gift and I'm glad I got it. This little amp sounds surprisingly great. I primarily use clean to slightly dirty sounds - the higher gain tones sound really good, just not my thing.

            If you have realistic expectations I think this amp sounds amazing - for what it is. Many of us grew up with tiny, terrible-sounding "practice amps" which sounded like AM radios. This thing is not in that category. But you can't compare this to a full sized amp. It won't replace anything, but it's so easy to carry around and gives you fun, usable tones at volumes that won't make anyone angry.

            And this is an amp that will make you a better player - you don't get a ton of effects to hide behind - it's a truth-teller. It will reveal your sloppy technique. I like that the gain overlaps, and you can get mild crunch on the clean channel, and a clean sound on the crunch channel. The tone controls work, but are fairly limited. You're not going to get a huge amount of bass out of this thing, and hopefully you understand why that is so.

            What you get are good, usable, satisfying tones that make it possible to practice anywhere. The headphone jack sounds great, too - even with cheap earbuds it sounds pretty much exactly like the speaker. The on board delay will give you a short room reverb to a slap back echo to a slightly longer delay with a few repeats - it gives you some ambiance, but I'd prefer reverb.

            I've played through this amp for 12+ hours in my first week of ownership and the original batteries are still going strong.

            If you want a surprisingly good sounding battery amp that you can take anywhere, this is a good choice. I don't have any way to compare it to the Black Star, so I don't know if this is worth the extra $forty. However, I'm satisfied with it, and it's allowed me to plug in and play in places where I'd just be practicing on an unplugged electric in the past. Plugging in is much more fun.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice little amp

            By Gearhoarder

            from Troutdale Oregon

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Boss KTN-MINI Katana Mini Guitar Amplifier:

              Great amp

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A power house mini personal amp!

              By Jammin John

              from Mission Viejo, California

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio

                Comments about Boss KTN-MINI Katana Mini Guitar Amplifier:

                This mini Katana is simply an excellent personal amp with plenty of clean and dirty to practice and record. I usually connect a Aux cable in the back to play backtracks so that I can practice on the go. For its size and price point, I was more than pleasantly surprised.

                (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                You should stay away from this amp

                By jman

                from florida

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Limited Functions
                • Poor Sound Quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Boss KTN-MINI Katana Mini Guitar Amplifier:

                  I found this amp to be a joke, it does not have a good clean tone, the delay ,is not very good It is over priced. It should sell for a lot less. There is a lot of hipe over this amp but the boss mini cube or vox mini are days ahead of this amp.

                   
                  5.0

                  A POWERHOUSE

                  By DOCTOR MYSTERIOSO

                  from Kansas

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  See all my reviews

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Good Warmth
                  • Portable
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                  • NO CONS

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Freedom To Choose Your Location
                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Boss KTN-MINI Katana Mini Guitar Amplifier:

                  I am handicapped now and wheelchair bound, but this has not completely stopped me from playing and recording in my home. When I am alone, the BOSS Katana makes it possible for me to get a quality sound without having to lug around heavy equipment. Mic it. Record. It sounds fantastic. The Effects are very classy and sound phenomenal. It is an amazing little monster. Don't think twice...buy it.

                   
                  5.0

                  It's a BEAST!

                  By Boris

                  from North Carolina

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Good Warmth
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                  • Sound is not as powerful as it appears in demos
                  • Weak

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Practice amp

                  Comments about Boss KTN-MINI Katana Mini Guitar Amplifier:

                  The Katana Mini is essentially all it's cracked up to be. Most of the bad reviews I see are due to people expecting a STADIUM amp from the little thing. It's a PRACTICE AMP. For being a practice amp, it puts the 10w ones from my childhood to absolute shame! The size is perfect for being portable. The amp can create several distortion sounds, if you take the time to adjust settings. The down fall is that the volume knob is essentially pointless. There is not much difference between half open and completely open on the volume knob (5 to 10 if you prefer numbers).

                   
                  4.0

                  PERFECT PRATICE AMP

                  By Boris

                  from North Carolina

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Portable
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Boss KTN-MINI Katana Mini Guitar Amplifier:

                    The Katana mini is an absolute beast for being a 7 watt practice amp. I am using it for home use with a Vox StompLab IIG and this is perfect. Tweak the settings on the amp however you desire. I just put everything at 12' O'Clock and rock. You can actually get a nice reverb from this little beast too. Set the Delay to level to MAX and the time to minimum.

                     
                    2.0

                    Ok

                    By Nealfee

                    from Virginia

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Portable

                    Cons

                    • Weak

                    Best Uses

                    • Bedroom use only

                    Comments about Boss KTN-MINI Katana Mini Guitar Amplifier:

                    Not very impressed. Now I'm a big Roland fan, I own over 10 of their products! But I own the Blackstar Fly and I don'hear a penny's worth of difference. This amp is awesome if you like overdrive. Anything else forget it.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great little portable amp

                    By Otis

                    from Saint Cloud , MN

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Excellent Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Boss KTN-MINI Katana Mini Guitar Amplifier:

                        The sound from this little amp is amazing

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Is Yours Killer?

                        By Builder

                        from Southern Pines, NC

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        See all my reviews

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                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • No Guts.
                        • Portable

                        Cons

                        • Mine does not get to where the demo I saw went.
                        • No punch, I wanted to be 'hurt'...no.
                        • Wanted my neighbors to complain~ no.
                        • Weak

                        Best Uses

                        • Either I'm wrong or I got a dud.

                        Comments about Boss KTN-MINI Katana Mini Guitar Amplifier:

                        Playing over 55 years- have amps of every name and color. Want to get 'small'. This does not cut it. My Blackstar 3.5, kills it. Blackstar 10-Stereo is a nice piece.

                         
                        5.0

                        Meet the new Boss of mini-amps.

                        By Mark Mc

                        from Murfreesboro, TN

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Excellent Sound
                        • Portable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Apartment / Bedroom
                          • Backstage / Dressing room
                          • Bus / RV
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Boss KTN-MINI Katana Mini Guitar Amplifier:

                          This is a great sounding and highly portable amp, definitely not a novelty/toy like a lot of the battery powered mini amps. I bought it for a travel amp, but I've found myself playing through it at home a lot just because it sounds so good. It has all the features you need to get a great tone and no extra frills you don't need: Three channels - clean, crunch and brown, the clean channel is very clean, you have to run the gain very high to start getting a little breakup, the crunch channel goes anywhere from clean to classic rock crunch, and the brown channel can take you into the hard rock / metal realm. It gets a nice fat tone, it has a great sounding delay, three band eq, headphone jack, aux in. Runs on 6 AA batteries or an optional power supply (Roland PSB-1U or Roland PSB-120). Has very good battery life. This thing is awesome for anyone that wants a simple to use, portable practice amp with great usable tone. It is not loud enough for band practice with a drummer or a gig unless you mic it up and run it through a PA.

                           
                          5.0

                          For me, Boss killed it with this!

                          By Todd in Chicago

                          from Chicago, IL

                          About Me Novice

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Excellent Sound
                          • Portable
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                          • Need the Boss/Roland AC Adapter

                          Best Uses

                          • Practice, taking to guitar lessons

                          Comments about Boss KTN-MINI Katana Mini Guitar Amplifier:

                          I received my amp today, and so far the only "downside" to it is that you should probably purchase the expensive Roland/Boss AC Adapter. The good news is, it comes with 6 batteries in the box and is ready to rock. Since I just got it, I cannot comment on battery life, but I've heard with regular batteries up to 6 hours and longer if you have higher power rechargeable ones.

                          I own the Katana 100w head, which just kills. The only problem is, having to carry that around when I go to guitar class is not so great. So when I saw that MF had these in stock, and I had funds in my loyalty account and I jumped on it. I was looking for a small portable amp with great sound for hard rock/metal, and this amp, for me, fills that very nicely.

                          One thing I was surprised at, was how loud it seems to be on the "brown" setting. I mean, this thing runs on 6 AA batteries, how loud could it be? Well on the the brown setting with the gain at 75%, and the volume at 50% and my guitar volume maxed, it's almost too loud to play in my condo! Wow..what a surprise! I get great rich harmonics with no need for a pedal. OUTSTANDING!

                          For me, this was the perfect solution I was looking for, your mileage may vary.

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