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BOSS Katana-50 Gen 3 Guitar Amplifier

Manufacturer #:KTN-50 3

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BOSS Katana-50 Gen 3 50W 1x12" Guitar Amplifier

BOSS Katana-50 Gen 3 Guitar Amplifier: The Next Generation of a Modern Classic

With Katana Gen 3, the acclaimed BOSS stage amplifier series evolves to take your guitar ambitions to the next level. New Tube Logic enhancements enrich the core platform with even greater sound, feel, and response, including an expressive Pushed amp character that edge-of-breakup fans will love. The BOSS Tone Studio app has also been updated, making your remote amp and effects editing workflow more intuitive than ever. Loaded with inspiring tone tools and diverse connectivity options, Katana Gen 3 is your indispensable centerpiece for studio recording, live performance, and daily practice.

Compact Power and Versatility

The Katana-50 Gen 3 model strikes the perfect balance of punch and portability, offering 50 watts of Class AB power in a compact 1x12 combo. This third-generation Katana amplifier features evolved Tube Logic sound and expressiveness, ensuring that your performances are always top-notch. Whether you're practicing at home or performing on stage, the Katana-50 Gen 3 is designed to deliver outstanding sound quality.

Advanced Tone Shaping and Control

This amplifier offers six amp characters—including the newly developed Pushed type—plus a selectable variation for each, giving you a wide range of tonal options. The five independent effects sections (Booster, Mod, FX, Delay, and Reverb) allow for extensive sound customization. Four Tone Setting memories let you store all your amp and effect settings, ensuring you can quickly recall your favorite setups. The Power Control feature enables you to achieve cranked-amp tone and response at low volumes, making it perfect for any playing environment.

Versatile Connectivity Options

The Katana-50 Gen 3 is equipped with a variety of connectivity options to suit your needs. The Power Amp In is ideal for preamps, modelers, and multi-effects, while the stereo headphones jack and USB output with IR-based cabinet sound make recording and silent practice easy. You can record and play tracks in music production software on a computer or mobile device via USB-C, making it a versatile tool for modern musicians.

Expansion and Customization

With jacks for up to two footswitches and an expression pedal, the Katana-50 Gen 3 can be expanded to meet your performance needs. The optional Bluetooth® Audio MIDI Dual Adaptor (BT-DUAL) allows for wireless audio playback from a mobile device and remote editing from the BTS app (iOS/Android). The newly updated BOSS Tone Studio interface offers a more intuitive workflow, letting you customize the onboard effects with over 60 premium BOSS types and detailed editing tools.


  • Rated Power Output: 50 W
  • Nominal Input Level:
    • INPUT: -10 dBu (1 M ohms)
    • AUX IN: -10 dBu (20 k ohms)
  • Speaker: 30 cm (12 inches) x 1
  • Controls:
    • POWER switch
    • MASTER knob
    • POWER CONTROL switch (STANDBY, 0.5 W, HALF, MAX)
    • EQUALIZER: BASS knob, MIDDLE knob, TREBLE knob
    • EFFECT: BOOSTER button, MOD button, FX button, DELAY button, REVERB button, TAP button, BOOSTER knob, MOD knob, FX knob, DELAY knob, REVERB knob
    • TONE SETTING: CH1 button, CH2 button, PANEL button
  • Indicators:
  • Connectors:
    • INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
    • POWER AMP IN jack: 1/4-inch phone type
    • STEREO PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
    • CTL CH1/CH2 SOLO jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
    • EXP PEDAL jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
    • AUX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
    • USB port: USB C type
    • BLUETOOTH ADAPTOR SLOT: Bluetooth® Audio MIDI Dual Adaptor
    • AC IN jack
  • Power Consumption: 47 W
  • Accessories: Owner's manual, Power cord
  • Options (sold separately): Footswitch: BOSS FS-5L, BOSS FS-6, BOSS FS-7; Expression pedal: Roland EV-5, BOSS EV-30, BOSS FV-500L, BOSS FV-500H; Bluetooth® Audio MIDI Dual Adaptor (Model BT-DUAL); Amplifier Stand: BAS-1
  • Size and Weight (including handle and rubber feet):
    • Width: 18-9/16 inches
    • Depth: 9-3/8 inches
    • Height: 15-11/16 inches
    • Weight: 25 lbs 10 oz

This amplifier ships fully insured with signature required.