The Black Cat 30R combines our legendary 12AX7 and EF86 top boost preamps with a classic British power section featuring four EL84 power tubes running in class A. The 12AX7 channel goes from chimey 3D cleans to the perfect edge of breakup. The EF86 channel picks up where the 12AX7 leaves off with its complex low mids and increased harmonics capable of producing moderate to thick gain without any sacrifice in clarity. The EF86 channel can also be switched between the traditional bass and treble tone stack and the five-way tone selector which bypasses the tone stack with a selection of five tone caps for the purist at heart. Independent K Master and reverb controls allow each channel to be set at any desirable gain and output level and the global cut control adjusts upper treble frequencies to accommodate for dark instruments or rooms.
30 Watt Class A (4 x EL84)
Foot-switchable 12AX7 & EF86 channels
Dedicated K Master® control for each channel
Dedicated reverb control for each channel
4, 8, 16 ohm impedance selector
K Master® Patent Pending The K Master® circuit is a completely original approach to power amp management which simultaneously controls current, voltage, gain, harmonic clipping and signal amplitude at intricate variables at the turn of one knob. This groundbreaking analog circuitry can achieve any amount of gain at any desirable volume while keeping tone and touch response 100% intact. The K Master also allows the power tube section to achieve something never before possible. When turned beyond 2 o'clock on the dial it begins to push the power section into harmonic saturation independent of the where the preamp gain is set. Combine this function with the pre-amp set sparkling clean to achieve big clean tones that ooze with rich power tube harmonics.
Reverb We discovered a unique way to make our spring reverb sit perfectly in the mix without ever overpowering the instrument or stealing tone from the preamp. This approach produces studio grade reverb right through your loudspeaker.
Electronics Power: 30 Watts Channels: 2
Tubes Power Tubes: 2 x EL34 Pre-Amp Channel 1: 12AX7 Pre-Amp Channel 2: 12AX7 Tone Stack Buffers: 12AX7 Reverb Send: 12AX7 Reverb Return: 12AX7 Phase Inverter: 12AX7
Speaker Proprietary Bad Cat UK Celestion Speaker (8 ohms)
External Construction Chassis: Welded Aircraft Aluminum Head Shell: Finger-Joined Italian Poplar Combo: Finger-Joined 11 Ply Baltic Birch Heavy Duty Leather Handle Powder Coated Steel Corners
Weights and Dimensions Head: 33 lbs, 21" W x 10.5" D x 10" H
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Death by Audio was conceived in 2002 with the most insane pedal of all time: the Total Sonic Annihilation. Here was a pedal that literally transformed all of your pedals into different effects by force feeding them back into themselves. Fast forward to present day - through painstaking redesign and improvements, the original circuit has been reborn as the Total Sonic Annihilation 2. Totally new functionality and additional controls create even more wildly warped alien space sounds than the original. Go get some!
The TSA2, like its predecessor, works on a simple premise: what if effect pedals were patched back into themselves? What does it sound like for a filter to be multiplied by infinity? Or if your modulator was modulating its own modulations? The TSA2 creates a controllable feedback loop, causing your pedals to cycle back on themselves, feeding the output back into the input as much or as little as you want. Experience true sonic exploration: every unique pedal array will produce a vast world of textures and possibilities.
FEEDBACK: The big knob. This controls the amount the SEND (external effect input) is forced back into the RECEIVE (external effect output). This creates feedback within the circuit to create new unbridled and experimental effects and results. The more this knob is turned up the more intense and explosive the effects are. The ACTIVE BOOST is also in this loop and (if engaged) will be forced back into itself to create its own wild and interesting sounds if nothing is plugged into the loop.
ON: This toggle switch when in the ON position turns on the ACTIVE BOOST circuit.
PHASE: Flips the phase of the effects loop, only when the ACTIVE BOOST is on.
GAIN:Controls the amount of gain of the ACTIVE BOOST circuit.
LIMIT:Limits the output volume of the entire pedal only when the ACTIVE BOOST is engaged.
STOMP SWITCH: Bypasses the effect.
NOTE: When the TSA2 is turned off the TSA2 is bypassed but every pedal in the loop is still part of your signal chain. Any effect(s) in the loop works as usual.
THE NEW FEATURES OF VERSION 2
If you've used a feedback loop pedal before like the 1st edition of the Total Sonic Annihilation then you know the vast world of insane and wild sounds that you can get. With this new updated version of the original the ACTIVE BOOST really makes this usable for so many more applications where the original fell short. For example if the effect in the feedback loop is out of phase with itself, the loop would turn the pedal just into a volume or blend pedal and not be that interesting. With the TSA2, just flip the PHASE switch and all of a sudden those once dormant possibilities are awakened! The BOOST also has a boatload of gain to awaken even the faintest effect into an unearthly behemoth and a LIMITER to tame the most unruly beast into a purring kitten. Experiment with as many different pedals in the FEEDBACK loop for unique and incredible results!
Dimensions: 4.7" x 2.7" x 2.5" (includes knobs and jacks)
Weight: 11.1 oz.
Power: 9V (runs on standard 2.1mm negative center 9V adapter or included 9V battery).
This handy reference for beginning students clearly shows the note names and the note positions on the treble and bass clefs. The front of the guide fits behind all 88 keys of any piano, and the back of the guide is a practice keyboard.