Bad Cat Hot Cat 30R 1x12 Combo Amplifier

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  • Regular price $2,649.00


A little over ten years ago Bad Cat created the world's first Class A high gain amplifier, the Hot Cat 30. The same year it was introduced it received the coveted Editor's Pick Award. Within a few years it had worked its way up to second position in Guitar Player Magazine's list of the "Best Combos Ever Made!".  Just for fun we built a 100w Hot Cat to enter into their "100 Watt Showdown"... it won unanimously. There is truly something special about this original circuit. 

We started with the most hi-fidelity clean channel ever designed, gave it an interactive tonestack that can be tailored around anything from jangly single coils to thick humbuckers and paired it with the smoothest high gain channel imaginable. We gave this "hot" channel a sweepable mid control that allows it to produce a wide range of gain voicings. 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  (2 x EL34)
  • Cathode biased
  • Foot-switchable clean & hot channels
  • Dedicated K Master® control for each channel
  • Dedicated reverb control for each channel 
  • 4, 8, 16 ohm impedance selector
  • Spring reverb
  • Effects loop

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 

Rectifier
GZ34

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
112 Combo:   53 lbs, 24" W x 10.5" D x 18.5" H