Power: 15w (2 x EL84) Class A - 30w (4 x EL84) Class A - 40w (2 x EL34) Class A
Proprietary Bad Cat Celestion Speaker
Impedance: 8 ohms
Weight: Head Shell 34 lbs. - Combo 54 lbs.
Combo Material: 11 Ply Baltic Birch
Head Material: Italian Poplar
- Cathode biased
- Foot-switchable 12AX7 & EF86 channels
- Dedicated K Master® control for each channel
- Dedicated reverb control for each channel
- 4, 8, 16 ohm impedance selector
- Spring reverb
- Effects loop
The Black Cat 15R and 30R combine our legendary 12AX7 and EF86 top boost preamps with a classic British power section featuring EL84 power tubes running in class A. The 40R employs a pair of EL34 power tubes. 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 audiophile quality tone caps for the purist at heart. Independent K Master and reverb controls for each channel allow them 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 Black Cat has an independent K-Master control for each channel for balanced levels when switching channels.
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 Black Cat has an independent reverb control for each channel for balanced effects when switching channels.
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
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: 33 lbs, 21" W x 10.5" D x 10" H
112 Combo: 53 lbs, 24" W x 10.5" D x 18.5" H
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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.