The Roland 909 day even has something in store for us guitarists. No, not a deep 909 kick pedal or clap for you pedalboard. They have instead decided to squeeze some of their WazaCraft technology into a new range of amplifiers for us six stringers to play with instead.
Details are still sparse, yet we do know that they are announcing the following models of three combos and a head. Each amp is supposedly offering the Boss Waza Craft tone sculpting possibilities but hopefully at a much cheaper price point.
1 × 12 50 watts
1 × 12 with 100 watts
2 × 12 with 100 watts
Head with 100 Watts
There are various different amp models to choose from in the Katana range all based on that WazaCraft technology. They have controls for gain, volume, 3-band EQ with Bass, Middle and Treble, three effect sections Booster / Mod, Delay / FX and reverb on / off and control.
Then there is the “Master Section” with power control that can switch the amp between standby, 0.5 watts, 50 watts and 100 watts. There are also 4 channels which we hope are footswitchable.
We just have to wait now for the event to unfold later today in Tokyo to find out all the details.
RRP: Katana-50 GBP £169, Katana-100 GBP £249, Katana-100/212 GBP £409 and the 100W Katana-Head GBP £329
Roland 909 day site
- Amp types: Roland/Boss live stream
- Delay/FX Reverb: Roland/Boss live stream
- Effects: Boss/Roland live Stream
- Boss Katana Amp : Boss/Roland live Stream
- Power attenuation: Boss/ Roland live stream