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Bad Cat Black Cat Guitar Amplifier Head  From Bad Cat

30 Watt, Class A, EL-84 Channel switching head

Bad Cat Amps

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What We Think

If you are looking at EL-84 heads, this one should be a top contender. The Black Cat's two discrete pre-amp sections offer a plethora of tones. From chickin' pickin' country to raw, in-your-face modern rock tones, this amp covers a lot of ground.

We find the triode side (12AX7) to have a bit more bark in the upper mids. Treble and Bass are interactive on this side and you can really dial in a lot of different sounds. The pentode side (EF86) goes for a more voxish midrange tone. With the 5-way rotary, you can really juice things up with the different positions. This side of the amp has a ton of warmth.

Bottom line: This is an extremely versatile rock amplifier. Doesn't hurt that it's one of the best lookin' amps on the block!

Manufacturer's Description from Bad Cat

Incorporating 2 entirely different preamp sections and a host of well thought out improvements, the practical user controls and backpanel switches render the smooth BLACK CAT the most suitable guitar amp for ANY performance venue.

The Channel ONE 12AX7 "triode" preamp is based on interactive Bass and Treble controls. Minor knob adjustments instantly result in sweeping differences in playing tones. The Channel TWO EF86 "pentode" based preamp uses a 5 position tone knob for instant access to your favorite sounds. The quad EL-84 tube power amp section enjoys more chassis real estate and greater attention to detail regarding tube mountings. Power transformer orientation and tube rectification details have also been revamped. The already legendary BLACK CAT is regarded by many knowledgeable players as the finest, most capable guitar amp available today.

Bad Cat Amps

About Manufacturer

Bad Cat Amplifiers emulate classic vintage tones with craftsmanship, quality and options that surpass most vintage and re-issued amplifiers. Sound Pure carries a variety of amps from the Bad Cat brand and can always obtain the model you want or special order custom creations.

ALL TUBE, pure CLASS A with tube rectification, hand built, hand wired, Teflon coated wiring, post-to-post only with no circuit boards, neatly tucked and tied harnessing, over spec hand wound transformers, highest quality components, shock mounted tubes with protective shields, best available matched tube sets, industrial grade plated and welded steel chassis, chickenhead knobs, heavy duty power cord, backlit Bad Cat logo, Bad Cat proprietary Celestion speakers, heavy vinyl covering, 13-ply birch cabinet, pro handle and corners. Tones Beyond the Limits of the Ordinary.




2 Channel with separate preamps (triode and pentode)

Footswitch included

Half Power Switch

Speaker Phase Switch

Master Volume with Bypass

4 Input (2 per channel)

4 EL-84's

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Bad Cat releases an extraordinary high-end limited-production guitar preamp based on the preamp front ends of their entire line of bad cat boutique amplifiers, famous around the world for their extraordinary tone. This multi-channel and channel-switching preamp can be used as a studio piece, in front of a rig, or anywhere else you want amazing control and tonal versatility. This beautifully constructed, hand-built, point-to-point wired box is available at Sound Pure, legendary in both the Studio and Guitar worlds. If you have any questions about this or any Bad Cat product, do not hesitate to call the experts at Sound Pure, toll free 888-528-9703.

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