- 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
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.
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.
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.
Power: 30 Watts
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
Proprietary Bad Cat UK Celestion Speaker (8 ohms)
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