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BOSS announces KATANA:GO Compact Headphone Amplifier


BOSS has introduced the KATANA:GO, a portable headphone amplifier bringing authentic sounds from the renowned Katana amp series into a compact, go-anywhere format. This battery-powered device is designed for guitarists and bassists seeking a convenient and inspiring practice solution.

KATANA:GO offers a hassle-free experience for everyday playing without the need for amps, pedals, or complex computer interfaces. Simply plug it into your instrument, connect earbuds or headphones, select a preset, and start jamming. Onboard controls provide quick access to volume, memory selection, and other essential functions, with a built-in screen displaying the tuner and current memory.

The KATANA:GO derives its sound directly from BOSS's Katana series stage amplifiers. It includes a range of guitar amp characters (clean, crunch, high-gain, acoustic/electric) as well as dedicated bass amp settings (Vintage, Modern, and Flat). Tone customization is available through the BOSS Tone Studio app (iOS/Android), including access to a library of BOSS effects for further exploration.

Another feature in the KATANA:GO is the Stage Feel function. Using spatial technology from BOSS, it provides an immersive audio experience with presets that allow the user to position the amp sound and backing music in different places for a realistic playing feel. Additionally, users can take advantage of the BOSS Tone Exchange for access to curated sound sets or to share their own creations with the community.

The KATANA:GO pairs with a smartphone, allowing players to jam along to their music library or work with YouTube tutorials through the BOSS Tone Studio app. It's also possible to build song lists, loop sections for focused practice, and set timestamps for automatic sound changes while working with YouTube backing tracks.

Finally, the versatile KATANA:GO doubles as a USB audio interface for recording and online content creation. It even supports external control via the optional EV-1-WL Wireless MIDI Expression Pedal and FS-1-WL Wireless Footswitch.

The BOSS KATANA:GO is available from authorized BOSS retailers, including Thomann and Sweetwater in March 2024 for $119.99.




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