*Standard colors pictured above
Front Panel (left to right)
1/4" Input – Volume - 12AX7/EF86 Toggle with LEDs – Bass - Fat Boost Toggle – Treble – Cut – Reverb - K Master
Rear Panel (left to right)
Fuse-Protected EIC Power Jack - Power & Standby Switches - Fuse - 1/4" Footswitch Jack - Dual 1/4" Speaker Outputs - 4/8/16 Ohm Selector - Passive FX Loop (series)
Head Shell: 31 lbs
Headshell Material: Italian Poplar
1x12 Combo: 45 lbs
Combo Material: 11 Ply Baltic Birch
- Cathode biased
- K Master® circuit
- Foot-switchable EF86 or 12AX7 pre-amp (FS Included)
- Foot-switchable boost circuit (FS Included)
- Passive series effects loop
- Welded aluminum chassis
- Isolated grounding plane for reduced noise floor
What is the difference between the USA Player Series and the Legacy Series amps?
Both are hand built in our California shop by our experienced crew using the same chassis, components and transformers. Components on our Legacy amps are connected with meticulous point-to-point solder joints. Identical components on the USA Player Series amps are through-hole mounted on a military grade circuit board. Still constructed by hand, the PCB construction offers time savings, build consistency and the ability to isolate grounding planes for reduced noise. This method of construction requires a different style of jacks, potentiometers and tube sockets, but no expense is spared. We use Cliff jacks, premium grade sealed pots and shock mounted ceramic tube sockets to maintain the same level of quality as our Legacy Series. All Bad Cat amps are housed in the same finger-joined cabinetry and equipped with our proprietary Bad Cat UK Celestion speaker.
Single channel top boost British voiced amp with a user selectable 12AX7 or EF86, selectable fat boost, reverb, passive FX loop, and Bad Cat's superior K Master power attenuauiion/boost circuit.
Classic AC tone first introduced during the mid 60's with the added headroom and refined response afforded by custom handwound transformers and premium components. Selectable 12AX7/EF86 and Fat boost provide four unique gain stages ranging from jangly clean chime to full harmonic saturation. The 40w model has even greater headroom, percussive bass response and the glassy harmonics provided by a pair of EL34 power tubes.
Signature Bad Cat aesthetics include black tolex upholstery over 11 ply voidless Baltic birch finger-joined cabinetry on combos/ lightweight Italian poplar on headshells, gloss black metal corners, silver sparkle piping, variegated silver sparkle grill cloth (combo), hand stitched heavy leather handle, black phenolic chicken head knobs, and a backlit Bad Cat logo. Combos come loaded with our proprietary Bad Cat speakers produced by Celestion UK.
About the Company
Formed in 1999 in cooperation with boutique amp industry patriarch Mark Sampson, Bad Cat Tube Amplifiers is considered a pioneer in the boutique guitar amplifier industry. They have been producing premium quality tube amps for nearly two decades. An accomplished guitarist himself, company president John Thompson is fully dedicated to optimizing performance for the musicians he serves. He has employed the highest production standards and assembled a team of the brightest minds in the industry to create state of the art tube amps that serve the real needs of working musicians. Countless professional musicians rely on Bad Cat's amps, because they have been time-tested to withstand the rigors of heavy touring. This bulletproof quality is backed by Bad Cat's lifetime warranty and unmatched customer care.
|Power Output:||Cub 15R: 15 Watts
Cub 40R: 40 Watts
|Output Tubes:||Cub 15R: 2 x EL84
Cub 40R: 2 x EL34
Selectable EF86 & 12AX7 in V1 position, and 4 x 12AX7 in remaining positions
||Hybrid solid state design|
|Controls:||Volume, Bass, Treble, Reverb, Cut, and K-Master
Switchable Boost, and Switchable V1 Preamp Tube
|Configurations:||Head and 1x12 Combo|
|Head Dims & Weight:||
Cub 15R/ 40R: 20.75" Wide x 9.25" High x 10.5" Depth - 31 lbs
|1x12 Dims & Weight:||
Cub 15R/40R: 24" Wide x 18.5" High x 10.5" Depth - Weight 44 lbs.
||8 ohm Custom UK Celestion Bad Cat Speaker (same as in the Legacy and Custom Shop)
||Two-Button Footswitch Included (controls preamp tube selection and boost)
Speaker Cab & Combo: 11 Ply Baltic Birch
Headshell: Lightweight Itallian Poplar
Free U.S. Shipping on all orders over $500!
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.