These new Boss Katana bass amps feature three preamp variations, a four-band EQ, and two FX sections, making the Katana-110 and Katana-210 Bass versatile platforms for any bassist looking for a compact, yet flexible combo.
Boss Katana-110 and Katana-210 Bass
The Katana-110 Bass and Katana-210 Bass are the latest amplification from Boss, and follow on from its popular guitar amp series. Except this time, we have two dedicated bass amp combos instead. Shared features across both models include custom-designed speakers, a bi-amp design using AB power, and a variable Power Control for you to go from whisper-like to full-on stage volume. Available in two formats, the Katana-110 Bass comes loaded with a 10″ woofer, a tweeter and has 60 watts of power, whereas the Katana-210 Bass has 160 watts of power, two 10″ woofers and a tweeter.
Vintage, Flat and Modern
The three dedicated preamps are labelled Vintage, Flat and Modern, which should give bassists enough to play with to get their core tones. Paired with the Shape switch, you can sculpt your tones to taste, using one of the three preamps, and then tweaking it too taste. Both amps employ a a four-band EQ with Bass, Low Mid, High Mid, and Treble, and have a very handy FX1/FX2 switch, that allows you to easily access the FX sections. Here you will be able to access over 60 effect types which include various chorus, delay and flanger effects, bass-specific octaves and synths, all further tweakable via the Boss Tone Studio editor.
Finally, you have the Blend knob with which to mix the dry and wet signals. You can use the six Tone Setting preset slots for quick access to your favourite tones. This way you can easily switch between presets as and when required.
Both models come equipped with a balanced XLR output that has a switch to determine between direct, pre or post signals, plus a headphones/recording output that provides effects and has mic’d cab emulation. The USB port can be used as an audio interface. The amps also support expression pedals and the Boss GA-FC Foot controller.
You can check out the new Boss Katana Bass amps in the video below. Or, for more information, head over to the main site.
Official RRP – KTN-110B USD 399 and KTN-210B USD 649
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