Black Cat 15R

This is the one that started it all! The Black Cat's pedigree is well known. The amp of choice for countless arena acts. Huge chimey 3-D cleans. A sound so delicate yet ferocious when pushed. You have never heard lows like this come from an EL84 amp. The 12AX7 side gives lush sweet and complex mid-range that works from warm punchy cleans through tight crunchy growl. Engage the master volume and get the dirt at any level. Switch over to the EF86 and get a lesson in why the Black Cat is revered by so many diverse artists. Shimmering cleans that can be pushed lightly to fill the room with ghostly octaves and harmonics. Rev up channel two a little harder and push your sound into Class A nirvana. Note definition, highs that spray around the hall and a bottom end that never gets loose.

Dual reverb controls and dual masters that can be switched in or out of the circuit, half power switch which allows all of the magic to occur at manageable volumes, round out the refinements. Available in 30 or 15 watts. Experience why The Black Cat is played by some of the biggest artists on some of the largest stages in the world.

 

GEAR INFO

Bad Cat takes a 'no compromise' approach when designing and producing amplifiers. Our goal in each classic style, hand built amplifier is to achieve great tone and sturdy construction. Bad Cat Amplifiers are designed and built entirely in Southern California. Each step of this process is where the quest for perfection really begins. Our team gets really excited about what sets Bad Cat apart. We call it the ‘Bad Cat Difference’. Meticulously paying attention to each component affecting the sound and performance of our amplifiers is a journey we love to undertake every day.
Our users benefit from our passion every time they plug in and crank up their favorite Bad Cat amp. Since we also play what we build, it is truly gratifying for the Bad Cat Team to be a part of bringing each product to light.

 

Cub III 30R

 

Bad Cat raises the bar and offers an update on the classic Cub circuit. The all new Cub III features a switchable A or B valve in the first position pre-amp. You can select between 12AX7 or EF86 pre-amp tube by a toggle or foot switch. This new feature is drastically different sonically in gain structure, and character from any previous Cub models.

We have added a selectable gain on the bass and treble tone stack to run hotter, or choose to stay in standard Cub mode. This feature can be used as a classic gain boost. Combine this with the EF86 pre-amp and now you’re in territory previously unavailable from older Bad Cat Cub models.

We have refined the reverb circuit to get a deeper, fuller and more plate-like reverb. A two button foot switch is included. Button one controls the selection of the EF86 or 12AX7 pre-amp. The second button offers the ability to punch in the added gain on the tone stack. With the foot switch you can go from chiming clean to crunch, and all the way to the wide open.

Patent Pending K Master®

Gain up the power amp section while leaving the pre-amp sparkling clean? Yes. Imagine getting a full 15 watts of clean headroom out of a 15 watt amp, or a full 30 out of a 30. Turn down the master volume to bedroom low all while maintaining your tone intact. Not only is this possible it’s also useful for guitar players.

Power amp gain is different than pre-amp gain. It feels, sounds and even looks different. Master volume has always been misnamed. It should have been called master attenuation. Until now master volumes were unable to do anything, but attenuate. The drive to the power section was always dependent on the drive coming from the pre-amp.

Now Bad Cat has figured out a way to separate the pre-amp from the power amp gain, and calling it the K Master®. Before this you couldn't drive the power amp hard without pushing the pre-amp into saturation. The K Master® patent pending technology has allowed us to re-invent the concept of the master volume. Bad Cat is now offering the K Master® in the Cub III Series.

 

Hot Cat 30R

 

2014 Changes

• LED Channel Indicator

• Bass and Treble controls on the new Hot Cat Series give you flexible clean channel

• Simplified Gain channel: Bass, Mid, Treble Tone stacks

• Separate Reverb controls for each channel

• Effects loop

A little over ten years ago Bad Cat created the worlds first Class A high gain amplifier. Less than a year later the amp received the Editor's Pick Award. And in 2004, Guitar Player Magazine recognized the amp with a 2nd place, Best Combo ever made! The honor was presented at the Summer NAMM Nashville show.

Bad Cat has once again defined and refined the best. New for this year is the Hot Cat 30 and 30R. Both are built into the same 17", 16-gauge steel chassis. If Bad Cat has a flagship, this is it.

We started with one of the nicest most touch responsive clean channel ever designed and added our 5-way tone selector, enabling the ability to tailor the amp to bright single coils or thick warm double coils. We've added a master volume that can be engaged and utilized to drive channel one into all shades from clean to soft pushed overdrive and beyond. The little secret that loyal users of the Hot Cat have known for years is that the clean channel crunches like the sounds found on vintage 70's vinyl. Channel two is a pure Class A EL34 high gain. The same sweet harmonically rich gain only now with an added mid-range knob to help you dial into a rich scooped thump.

This amp covers everything from clean sparkle to harmonically rich saturation. Available with reverb.

 

Classic Deluxe Limited Edition

 

Bad Cat is proud to introduce the 2014 Limited Edition Classic Deluxe. Hand-built entirely in Southern California. Of all of the inquiries we get for amps from our custom shop, by far the most requested is the Classic Deluxe.

The Classic Deluxe is our take on the dual 6V6, 20-watt Blackface circuit. Full, round and punchy, with just enough power to get you over the drummer. It's an exceptional pedal platform. Simplicity of controls makes it the perfect club combo.

The Classic Deluxe Limited Edition for 2014 comes with a lush tube driven reverb, limited edition signature vinyl, and of course the lifetime transferable warranty.

 

2014 Limited Edition Classic Deluxe Re-Issue Features

• Two-Tone Signature Vinyl (Stone Graph and Black Steel)

• Signed and Numbered For Authenticity

• Lifetime Transferable Warranty

 

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