Power: 15w Class A - 30w Class A - 50 Watt Class A/B
Proprietary Bad Cat Celestion Speaker
Impedance: 8 ohms
Weight: Head Shell 34 lbs./ 1x12 Combo 54 lbs
Head Material: Italian Poplar
- Cathode biased
- Foot-switchable clean & hot channels (footswitch included)
- Dedicated K-Master® control for each channel
- Dedicated spring reverb control for each channel
- 4, 8, 16 ohm impedance selector
- Dual Speaker Outputs
- 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 the Hot Cat 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. Upon customer request they later introduced a 15 watt (2xEL84) and 50 watt (2xEL34) model.
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. The Hot Cat has independent K-Master controls for each channel to achieved balanced levels when switching from clean to high gain.
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. The Hot Cat has independent reverb controls for each channel to achieved balanced effects when switching from clean to high gain.
Power Tubes: 15w (2xEL84) - 30w (2xEL34) - 50w (2xEL34)
Pre-Amp Channel 1: 12AX7
Pre-Amp Channel 2: 12AX7
Tone Stack Buffers: 12AX7
Reverb Send: 12AX7
Reverb Return: 12AX7
Phase Inverter: 12AX7
15w/30w: GZ34, 50w: Solid State
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: 34 lbs, 21" W x 10.5" D x 10" H
112 Combo: 54 lbs, 24" W x 10.5" D x 18.5" H
Please note this price does not include shipping cost (actual) or taxes in CA.
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All enclosures come standard in Black Tolex.
Products have a production time of 4-8 weeks. No returns: Every Bad Cat product is made-to-order!
All Bad Cat Amplifiers are backed by a lifetime warranty.